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Pomander

Pomanders make beautiful centrepieces, gifts for friends, tree ornaments and natural air fresheners!

Instructions

  • Take firm oranges and stud them with whole cloves. You can also use a toothpick to make pre-made holes; this is helpful for children because the cloves can hurt their little hands (and ours).

  • Be creative and arrange the cloves in diamonds, circles, or other patterns. As the orange dries, it will release a delicate, spicy fragrance.

  • For a stronger aroma, cover the entire orange with cloves, and then roll it in a mixture of spices such as: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg, 1 tablespoon allspice, ΒΌ cup powdered Orris Root. Leave the orange in the mix for a week, turning once a day.

  • To hang your pomander, run a long wire through the orange; make a knot at the bottom and a loop at the top for hanging. Or, you can tie red ribbon around your pomander for a festive look!

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