stovetop potpourri recipes

Easy Stovetop Potpourri Recipes

Following on from my post on How To Make Your Home Smell Amazing. I thought that I would share some super easy stovetop potpourri recipes. I love making my home smell good using stovetop potpourri for many of the following reasons.

  • It’s easy! It takes hardly any effort at all to throw some simple ingredients into a pot to simmer and make your home smell so good!
  • It’s very economical. You will find that you probably already have most of the ingredients that you need in your pantry. I love candles, diffusers, and essential oils. But they don’t come cheap so I think you’ll definitely find that making your home smell great using stovetop potpourri is a much cheaper alternative.
  • Your home will smell lovely all day! Even after you have finished simmering your ingredients on the stove. You will find that the gorgeous aroma will be long-lasting.
  • Having a nicely scented home can lift your mood and make you feel relaxed.

Here Are A Few Easy Stovetop Potpourri Recipes That You Might Like To Tryeasy stovetop potpourri recipe

Ingredients
  • 3 slices of lemon
  • slice 1/2 an apple
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cloves
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a pot full of water.
  2. Simmer on very low heat.

easy stovetop potpourri

Ingredients
  • A handful of fresh or dried cranberries
  • 4 slices of oranges
  • 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3-star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a pot full of water.
  2. Simmer on low heat.

easy stovetop potpourri recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • A small bunch of rosemary
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a pot of water
  2. simmer on low heat

Easy stovetop potpurri recipe

Ingredients
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp of coconut extract
  • 4 strawberries sliced
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a pot full of water
  2. simmer on low heat

A Few Things To Consider

It’s important to remember to top up the pot with water every now and again. I usually like to set a timer so that I don’t forget. You could also make simmering potpourri in a slow cooker and have it on low heat for many hours.

You can get creative and combine any number of ingredients to come up with your own signature home scent!

 

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