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12 Days of Yule - Day Five

Every day for the 12 days leading up to Yule, we will be posting some ideas for crafts, spells and other witchy things to do in this festive season. We would love for you to join in and post your photos in the comments on our Facebook groups.

Yule Simmering Potpourri

Bring the scents of Yule into your home by blending up your own batch of potpourri.

Blend together:

3 Cups dried orange peel

1 Cup dried lemon zest

4 Cinnamon sticks, snapped into thirds

1/4 Cup whole cloves

1/4 Cup pine needles

A pinch of allspice

10 juniper berries

Mix in a bowl and then keep in a tightly sealed jar until you're ready to use it. To use, scoop a half cup of mix into a small pot, and cover with a few inches of water. Allow to simmer on low heat on your stovetop, adding water as the potpourri reduces down.

If you have the time and ingredients, make a big batch, divide into several jars, tie with a decorative ribbon or piece of raffia. Add a card and give as gifts for your friends.

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