In recent years, I have enjoyed making most of my Christmas decorations from natural elements. This year, I was inspired to make orange pomanders by Mrs. Meyer’s Orange & Clove holiday scent.
I’ve been wanting to make them for a while, but this promotion gave me a good excuse.
If you haven’t heard of Grove Collaborative, let me share. They are a company committed to carrying products that are uncompromisingly healthy, beautifully effective, sustainably minded, and amazingly affordable. I started working with Grove as a blog sponsor, but I have since become a regular customer. They carry products I use and love (like Tom’s toothpaste and Mrs. Meyer’s laundry detergent) and I can have them delivered to my door for less (or the same) as I would pay at a local store.
They also continually add great Grove exclusive products, like reusable canvas shopping bags, dish brushes, reusable food storage bags, essential oils, concentrated cleaners, glass spray bottles, and more.
It is a site that works on a subscription, but you can manage how often you receive shipments as well as what you receive in them from your dashboard. For example, we need Jäson body wash refills more often than we need glass cleaner. I’ve never been sent something I didn’t order.
If you sign up to be a new Grove Collaborative customer between Nov 9-14, 2017, you will receive…
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday hand soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday dish soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s holiday multi surface spray
- Grove Collaborative apron
…for FREE with your first order of $20 or more. And you can choose your favorite Mrs. Meyer’s holiday scent bundle.
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If you’re interested in making orange pomanders, they are super easy and they smell amazing. Simply press whole cloves into fresh oranges. You can use a knitting needle, large nail, sharpened pencil, or something similarly-shaped to poke the holes first to save your fingers.
They can be hung (just attach a ribbon with some straight pins) made into a fruit topiary, or simply put in a bowl or compote.
I’ll let you know how long mine last, but they are supposed to last several weeks. The more cloves you use, the longer they are supposed to last. You can also cure the oranges in a mix of spice, so they will last months and even years.
Bringing in some smells of the season is a great way to ease into the holidays before you’re ready to break out the tree!
Disclosure: The links contained in this post are affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and I am, as I said, a paying customer and fan of Grove Collaborative.