Scents for the Holidays

From our dietitian Lauren Northcutt,
“My family loves to fill the house with the scent of Christmas around the holidays. Potpourri is also one of my favors gifts to give friends, neighbors, coworkers and teachers. It can look super festive when combined in a mason jar. BONUS: I love a good food themed gift!!”
1 cup fresh cranberries
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp whole cloves
2-3 star anise
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 small clementine
16 oz wide mouth mason jar
1. To a 16 oz. mason jar, add the cranberries, then stand up the cinnamon sticks, add whole cloves, anise, rosemary, and then the clementine on the top. Close the lid.
2. Use twine or ribbon to attach a gift tag.
3. To use: slice the clementine, and place all the ingredients in a medium-sized pot on the stove with 4-6 cups of water. Let it simmer (not boil) for a few hours and up to a day with the lid off. Enjoy the aroma!