Spring-Time Pot-pourri to Make in Your Kitchen

Spring is starting to show all over Massachusetts and….we’re stuck safe inside our homes. But just because Covid_19 has us in our homes doesn’t mean we can’t make our homes smell just like a beautiful spring day. So today I’ll be sharing that delicious recipe with you.

This smells like fresh-cut grass mixed with the energizing smell of lime. It will instantly brighten your home. Just because you might be isolated in your home doesn’t mean you can’t take this time to work on yourself, or on your connection to your home!

A pot-pourri is when you take herbs and fruits and put them in a pot to simmer which is different than traditional potpourri which uses dried herbs and usually essential oils and you simply place them in a bowl and let them sit. I tend to not enjoy traditional potpourri because it is either too strong of a smell, or it’s covered in dust. You usually boil this for a day and then throw the items out, but I promise you it will make your home smell so fantastic!

This only needs four items, but if your supermarkets are as crazy as mine you might have to grab things when they become available.

The ingredients are as follows:

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 handful of mint: a healing herb, thought to promote personal strength and determination (which is great during this time of quarantine). It also promotes protection and attracts love.

3-4  sprigs of thyme:  another healing herb, believed to dispel melancholy, hopelessness, protection from negativity and is best used after tragic times or long sicknesses.

2 limes sliced

That’s all! You place all those items into a pot and bring it to boil and then lower the temperature so that it simmers. Every hour or so check on it and add more water if necessary. My home smelled so fresh and beautiful. It’s the perfect thing if you’re looking to use this time in isolation to do some spring cleaning.

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Spring-Time Pot-pourri to Make in Your Kitchen! by autumnbecomes.me