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How to Make Holiday Citrus Surprise Pot Pourri on the Stove

How to Make Citrus Pot Pourri - CookingWithKimberly.com

Don’t you just love the way homes smell during the Holidays with spicy fragrances, and home cooking scents that inundate your smell receptors every time you walk into a guest’s house?

Beautiful, right? Well, of course, you want the same thing, don’t you?

Don’t you want people to walk in your home when you’re entertaining and say, “Wow, it smells divine in here!”?

I do! However, I don’t want to use chemical sprays, candles, or air fresheners, and I don’t want to spend all that money on them either…

…No worries! Use your food to make a fabulously scented pot pourri on your stove that will make your home smell scrumptious!

Using your citrus peelings and some spices in water on the stove can make you a fabulous pot pourri that not only freshens your home, makes you feel warm & cozy, uses up food peelings, is non-toxic and you can do it yourself!

Try this one out and experiment with other ingredients as well! Be sure to try out my Christmas Pot Pourri Recipe too!

Type: Recipes You Do Not Eat
Prep Time: 3 minutes


  • Peel from 1 large orange
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 dozen whole cloves
  • water – to cover ingredients in pot


  1. In a small or medium sauce pot on medium-low heat, combine water and spices and allow to come to a nice simmer.
  2. As water evaporates or boils out, add more to cover fragrant ingredients. Enjoy the fresh scents from your very own pot pourri.

* Tip: You can just keep on adding to this mixture as you go over a few days.


I hope you enjoy this Citrus Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com.

Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos.

Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications.

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