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Housewarming Potpourri

Housewarming Potpourri for Cool Autumn Days

Housewarming Potpourri Recipe Blend — Ingredients Mixed Made by My Mother
~By Witch Daughter of Aradia (c)2008

It is the season where it’s sunny, yet cold and rainy sometimes, and a nip of sharpness is in the air as were are heading towards the last of the harvest seasons and into the beginning of (I won’t say it, because I don’t want to think about thathouse white stuff quite yet!) For me, I’m always in the kitchen, I love the custom wood furniture I have in it, I enjoy whipping up hot dinners at night–and boy does it feel good to warm up the apartment from the cold, with the aroma of food and spices in the air.

But even throughout the day when you want to bring a little Autumn in the house, make a little pot of potpouri to heat on the stove. Have a small pot especially for this–do not use this pot again for edible foods! We’ll call it…

The Witches Magickal Cauldron (Not very original, but what can I say? Call it what you will.)

~Dry thin slices of oranges, apples, pomegranates-put them in your magickal cauldron. Oranges give it a citrusy scent, apples are a goddess symbol, and pomegranate for the descent of the goddess to the underworld…

~Add to the dried slices some freshly broken up cinnamon sticks; cinnamon will bring love into the house…

~Add a dash of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, some clove. These are some of the scents for the season…

~With a wooden spoon, stir your concoction slowly deosil (clockwise) while blending all the ingredients together. Think about all the magickal items you’ve added to your cauldron and what you want it to draw in your home for the upcoming cold season…

~To top it off, shave some orange peals, grate some cinnamon stick, and add about three drops of patchouli essential oil to the batch…

~Slowly fill the cauldron with distilled water until it reaches 3/4 above the ingredients, and put it on the back burner. Turn the burner on MEDIUM, and carefully stir until the water almost comes to a boil…

~Keep careful watch on it until you begin to smell the Magickal essence of the season. Turn the heat on WARM/SIMMER, and leave the cauldron burning throughout the day so it imbues your house. It’s a lovely autumn aroma to smell when your family or guests come in from the chilliness outside…

~Be sure to turn off the stove if you have to leave it unattended, and cover it with a lid after it cools. Don’t forget to add more ingredients of what it may need for more aroma, and make sure to keep the water in there so it doesn’t burn! If it starts getting yucky and begins to mold or smell, make a new batch…

*My mom used to do this (she was a stay-at-home mom while I grew up), and I loved the smell of oranges and cinnamon mixed together. Enjoy yourselves!

NOTE: This “Kitchen Witchery Recipe” is obviously NOT EDIBLE!!!

Blessings of the Mabon/Samhain Season!
~WDoA

Written and Composed by: Witch Daughter of Aradia
Inspired by: My mom who loved being in our home and hearth during the cold seasons sharing through her love of aroma in our family when she was alive.