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Don’t Throw Away Those Orange Peels!

The Gift of Orange Peels

From potpourri pot to stove top, one of the magical fragrances of fall is FREE if you have some standard spices in your pantry and you save your orange peels!

Whether planning for an open house, a festive family get-together, or if you just wanted to change the atmosphere and lighten the mood around your home, this recipe works wonders. And, it’s SO EASY!


Diced orange peel from 1-2 oranges
1 cinamon stick or (1 tsp gound)
12 whole cloves (or 1 tsp ground)


1 or 2 star anise
1 tsp all spice
3 whole cardamom pods


Place ingredients in a potpourri pot (or in a sauce pot on your cooktop / low setting) and cover completely with water.  Simmer. Do not allow potpourri to boil dry. Check water level periodically.



BONUS GIFTABLES: If you are looking for a seasonal flower-pot or pop-by marketing gift, consider dressing a few teaspoons of your dry mixed ingredients in a 4″x4″ gossamer swatch, bundled and cinch with raffia, ribbon, or curling string. Add your business card and/or a CMA, and it’s winner-winner chicken dinner! Make sure to give your recipient a copy of the instructions above.

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