After the holidays I always find myself with random bits and pieces of leftover ingredients. Like the one and a half cinnamon sticks sadly sitting by themselves in the pantry after a serious apple cider binge. Or the dismantled pomegranate strewn about the fridge due to a frantic decision to add some flair to the cranberry sauce this year. And since we are currently a week and a half into January, and New Years is the last holiday I can technically claim, some these ingredients are getting to be a little wilted to say the least. But letting produce go to waste is never our style at Epting Events, so I decided to fill my home with a case of the warm fuzzies by throwing some of the sad, little leftover ingredients into a pot and simmering it on the stove. The result was an amazing winter scent that warmed me right up from the inside out!
This is a quick, easy way to scent your home without the unpleasant chemicals found in some spray or plugin home fresheners. And as an added bonus, fresh ingredients that are past their prime can be used up instead of thrown away.
Just throw your ingredients into a pot, bring to a slow simmer, and in about thirty minutes your home will smell like winter in the best way possible. Throw on a pot before guests arrive or before you settle in with a cup of cider and a good book for maximum effect. Let us know how your simmer turns out by hashtagging #eptingevents! -Laura