Pomanders have been used for hundreds of years from Queen Elizabeth I, as Yule decorations and used to even ward off diseases. Due to its aromatic mixtures, citrus pomanders are lovely to decorate and hang throughout the home. I love to relax on a lazy Sunday to make these as it can be a very calming and soothing activity. I hang these right before Christmas to give each room in my house a sweet scent while also encouraging positive energy. They’re also great conversational pieces.
This is my second year making pomanders and love making them so this will definitely be a tradition for me every Christmas. You don’t necessarily need to use oranges, I like to also use lemons during the spring months as well. The ingredients and creations are endless and they’re very easy to make.
Ribbon|You can use any color you like, here I chose gold
Gold and Silver Candles|Burn to infuse with balancing energy
Navel Oranges|Represents the (Navel Chakra) also for cinnamon stick
Cloves|Protection, Love. Money
Pins|To hold ribbons in place
Poke a whole in each section to allow the cloves to go in without breaking.
I cut the “navel” part of the orange and inserted the cinnamon stick.