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Homemade Holidays- Let's Make the House Smell Like Christmas | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Homemade Holidays: Let’s Make the House Smell Like Christmas.

This homemade fragrance will make your christmas complete
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: fragrance
Cuisine: christmas
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3 tangerines halved
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise gives a strong black licorice smell. optional
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean + 1 vanilla extract
  • 1 small branch fresh pine
  • 1 cup apple cider pomegranate or cranberry juice
  • water


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium size sauce pot. Fill the pot with water until it reaches 3/4 the way full. Place the pot on the stove and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, adding more water as needed. I let mine simmer for close to 4 hours and then let it cool over night and simmer again the next day. Just be sure to keep adding more water.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg