Simple herbal gifts: citrus spice simmering potpourri

Yield: 2 quarts

Measure Ingredient
1 cup 1-inch cinnamon sticks
1 cup Whole allspice
2 cups Star anise
1 cup Coriander seed
2 cups Dried orange peel
½ cup Cloves
½ cup Crushed nutmeg
10 drops Cinnamon oil
10 drops Allspice oil
20 drops Sweet orange oil

You'll find everything you need for this appealing blend at the grocery store or on your spice shelf, except for the essential oils.

Even if you omit them, you'll have a fragrant mixture whose scent holds up well after several refills of water.

DIRECTIONS: =========== Layer ingredients in a gallon jar. Add the oils to their corresponding ingredients as you go. Shake well and let age at least one day before using.

* From: Making Potpourri - by Madeleine H. Siegler * Published in: The Herb Companion - October/November 1993 * Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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