This stovetop potpourri is a super easy and fun DIY recipe. It’s a great kitchen activity that anyone can do and makes for a great weekend project that leaves your entire house smelling heavenly. Using ingredients like cinnamon, fresh oranges, and rosemary allows this stovetop potpourri to create an irresistible scent of cozy winter vibes.
While there are many ways to make a stovetop potpourri, they always include some basic ingredients. This time of year certain berries and spices are what sets this particular winter scent apart. Cranberries, cinnamon, star anise, and rosemary, are just some of the spices commonly used to bring the potpourri to a whole ‘nother level. It’s a delicious aroma that no candle can ever duplicate.
I don’t measure the ingredients since I feel you can ‘eyeball’ everything to your liking. The potpourri will eventually simmer and give off a wonderful scent based on how much you add. The more you put into it, the longer the concoction will last.
∙ Slice the orange and lemon into thick slices.
∙ Put all of your ingredients in a medium pot over low heat. Stir to combine.
∙ Let simmer on low for as long as you’d like. Add more water as the water level drops.
I found this super cute Clear Glass Pot on Amazon and thought it was perfect for this recipe since you get to see all the ingredients dance while they simmer. Obviously any pot will do for this DIY. The potpourri would also be a great gift idea. Just gather all the ingredients and package them in a mason jar tied with a pretty ribbon, just make sure to include a note with the instructions.
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STORAGE In the fridge. When finished simmering, allow the homemade potpourri to cool. Put in a container with a lid and place in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you want to enjoy it again, pour back into pot and reheat to a simmer.
SLOW COOKER The potpourri can be simmered on low in your slow cooker rather than on the stovetop. Just add more water as the level drops.
DRY This is a great way to use leftover citrus for drying. If you wish to dry some of your potpourri ingredients, such as orange slices, lemon or apples (if included), remove them from the mixture and place them on a baking sheet. Bake at 150°F for about 30 minutes.