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How To Make a Pomander

Fragrance is a wonderful part of beauty and what could be nicer at the holiday season than a pomander to scent the room. Here are some very easy steps so that you can make one or two this year for your home.

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Here's How:

1.   Poke holes in an orange with a skewer or a fork. This can be done randomly, or pierce to cover the entire piece of fruit. How you pierce is very important... see tip section below.

2.   Push whole cloves into the holes that you have just created.

3.   If orange is completely covered with cloves, you can then roll in a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. If your pomander is randomly covered, ignore this step. (See step 5)

4.   A simple method to cure your pomander involves placing orange in a very low oven and baking for an hour.

5.   If you are using spices, roll the clove studded fruit once a day for a week. Let rest in a dark cool place as it dries.

6.   Studded fruit can now be displayed in a basket in the room of your choice.

7.   To hang the pomander, crisscross ribbons to form a sling around the fruit, and then suspend.


  1. Apples and other citrus fruits can also be used to make pomanders.
  2. If you would like your pomander to last indefinitely, the entire piece of fruit must be with cloves.
  3. So that the skin of the fruit can hold the cloves in place, the piercings must not touch each other. There MUST be a space between each or the clove will not stay in place.

What You Need:

  • fruit as the base
  • cloves
  • spices (optional)

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