How to make your own simmering potpourri

Materials: cloves, cinnamon sticks , orange slices , ground lemon peel and star anise

1. To make the potpourri you need to mix equal amounts of cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Variations include adding bay leaves, dried orange and lemon peel.

2. Fill a glass jar container with the potpourri with a cork top so it stays fresh.  Or place into muslin bags as gifts. Use raffia.to decorate the bottle and the muslin bags.

Simmering instructions:
-Place in a shallow pan and cover with water.
-Simmer on low and refill water as necessary.