Orange and Clove Pomander . . . Let Christmas fill the air!

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Orange and Clove Pomander . . . Let Christmas fill the air!

Pomanders make perfect Christmas decorations, centrepieces and gifts for friends and family. Traditionally known as a ‘perfume ball’, as the orange dries it releases a delicious fragrance that can last up to six months!

What you’ll need for one pomander . . .

• One orange

• Toothpick

• One-to-two packets of dried cloves

• 1 teaspoon each of: cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice

• Red ribbon

How to . . .

Take your orange and pierce it all over with the toothpick – covering it with holes.

Then, take your cloves and gently press one into each of your holes – make sure you push the whole clove stem right down into the hole.

With your orange fully cloved, it’s onto your spice mix. Take all your spices and mix together in a bowl. Then gently roll your orange in the mix – leave it sitting in the bowl for a week, turning it every second day, in a cool, dry place.

After a week of spice curing, remove your orange from the bowl and wrap your red ribbon around the orange. Secure it with a bow and leaving enough length of ribbon to hang it from the Christmas tree or mantle.

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