It seems the groundhog didn't do us any favors, as we endure more cold winter days. I have a fire in the fireplace which makes the house cozy and warm, but also takes a lot of the moisture out of the air.
I can't touch anything without getting shocked. My hair and skin are dry. I have a humidifier going, but it just doesn't seem to be doing a great job either. And then it hit me:
If you've never tried this, it adds moisture to the air and can make the house smell ever-inviting. Here's what I used:
- One cut up lemon,
- 2-3 tablespoons of vanilla (I have substituted lavender essential oil for the vanilla before, just add a few drops)
- A couple of sprigs of rosemary.
I then bring the potpourri mix to a boil in a pan, before turning it down to simmer. You can mix and match what you use, just make sure you don't let the water down. I have also brought it to a boil then transferred it to a crock pot without the lid. Again, just watch the water so it doesn't run out. You can also save this after use in a jar in the refrigerator. I wouldn't keep it too long, but you can save it short term for later use.
Here's another easy stove-top potpourri recipe in case you don't have a lemon to use:
- A sliced lime
- Coconut oil
Again, you can use essential oil in place of vanilla. Or just use essential oil and water. There are so many options! Enjoy!