Winter has truly began in Australia. As weather gets colder and sometimes dreary, don’t we all long for summer days? While we can’t make summer happen overnight, we can perhaps make our own sunshine by re-creating the scent of summer at home, naturally of course.
This Lemon & Lavender simmering potpourri recipe will transport you instantly to the balmy summer days of lemonade and sunshine.
So crank up the heater, get brewing and into the happy summer mood, right in the comforts of your home.
Lemon & Lavender Simmering Potpourri Recipe
- One whole lemon, sliced
- One cup of dried lavender (I used both the leaves and flowers saved from last year’s French lavender.) Place the lavender in cheesecloth if you wish.
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- One quart of water
- (Optional: You may add two or three drops of lavender essential oil if you prefer a stronger fragrance.)
Bring the water to a boil.
Add the above ingredients, squeezing the lemons and adding both the rinds and the juice.
Allow to boil for a few minutes to release the scent, then reduce to a simmer.
In about 30 minutes, your whole house will smell wonderful! You can put it in the fridge and reuse it for several days. Be sure to keep an eye on the water level when the potpourri is simmering.
Please note that this is a recipe for potpourri and is not intended as a beverage.