Cozy Scents: It’s Time to Fall in Love with your Home

It’s sweater weather! Fill your days with baking, walks around Bay Meadows neighborhood spotting colorful leaves, chilly nights snuggling next to the firepits at Fieldwork Brewing, spending time under the stars with your family fireside while whipping up warm Instant Pot soups and stews in your kitchen. Bring a bit of seasonal nostalgia into your home. Nothing reminds us more of the fall than the delicious smells of autumn. Crisp citrus, warm cinnamon, and fresh pine to name a few. Fill your space with these delicious scents. We can’t think of a better way to get into the spirit. Here is an Autumn Potpourri recipe to try at home.

*Dried Orange Slices
*Dried Apple Slices
*Cinnamon Sticks
*Whole Cloves
*Star Anise
*Bay Leaves
*Essential Oils: Cedar wood, Clove, Orange, Cinnamon, and Pine

Thinly slice apples and oranges pat dry and place on parchment paper. Bake for 3 hours at 200 *F (Be sure to keep an eye on them the last hour so they don’t burn)

Mix all dry ingredients in a jar and add a couple drops of each oil and Voila! Pour in a basket or bowls throughout the house and wait for all the compliments and cozy warm feelings to come rolling in. Homemade Potpourri packaged in mason jars makes for a great gift idea that you can create for friends and neighbors. Get the kids involved and voila, your rainy day indoors doubles as a thoughtful activity!

“Pot simmers are perfect for holiday entertaining. Everyone loves to walk into a home that smells good; it really sets a nice atmosphere”, writes Lindsey Johnson of Hello Glow Blog.  Get the recipe for Spiced Coffee, Cran-Apple and Citrus Juniper pot simmer mixes for a welcoming abode this season. Find 3 Holiday Pot Simmer Recipes right here. 

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