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Dec 22

Orange Pomanders

I’ve always known about orange pomanders. They were once used as air fresheners during the winter, a time when bathing was limited. I’m certain I even heard about my mother making them as a little girl. However, until recently I had never made an orange pomander.

I bought a bunch of oranges and bulk cloves for our recent Solstice Party. I had no idea how fun they would be to make. My children and I made more after our guests left. Poking an orange with a toothpick and then inserting cloves into a design is surprisingly peaceful and something that all ages can do. I believe we may have found a new tradition.

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  1. Laura

    Looks great! I will do this with the girls someday as I think they would enjoy it.

  1. Handmade Holidays: Gifts for Adults | Natural Parents Network

    [...] Orange Pomanders are a timeless tradition. Originally started as air fresheners at a time of year when bathing was at a minimum, the color and shape of the orange represents the return of the Sun. Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children shares how to make these simple decorations. [...]

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