I brought the pot at first to a boil just because I was in the kitchen trying to get a few things accomplished and I wanted to see if I liked the fragrance. I did.
I chose more of what I consider a holiday fragrance. It reminds me of Thanksgiving and it reminds me of Christmas too. I used cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peels. I would actually like to try mixing in also cranberries but I don’t have any of those readily available. Can also try apple peels if you have those available, maybe. Maybe even add in some nutmeg or even ginger. I think it all depends on creating a fragrance that you like.
2-3 cinnamon sticks (but you could also use 2-3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon)
1 teaspoon cloves
1 or 2 orange peels (but you could also use whatever you have available . . . lemon peels, apple peels)
Leave the pot on simmer (the lowest setting you have) and just remember to refill the water throughout the day so it does not empty. Before you realize it, your house will smell like a home with wonderful fragrances of holidays and family.
If anyone has any other variations they have tried with this method, please let me know.