How to Make Potpourri (Stove Top Potpourri)

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  • How to make potpourri in just 3 minutes – Stove Top Potpourri is so easy and makes a beautiful gift, too! Learn how to make your house smell good, naturally!

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    How to Make Potpourri on the Stove Top

    Once the weather becomes chilly, I tend to enjoy spending more time at home, indoors. When the sun goes down and temperatures drop, I like to bring the outdoors in, by making Stove Top Potpourri.

    Making potpourri is so simple and makes your home smell amazing for days. Enjoy all that fall has to offer as it’s incredible scent permeates through your home.

    A great playlist, a little potpourri, and a cozy throw are all you really need to get through a gloomy day. The first chill of fall sometimes even inspires me to organize, cook and clean! Adding Stove Top Potpourri somehow makes it all feel enjoyable.

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    Any time someone walks through the door and I have potpourri simmering in the kitchen, they always comment on how amazing our home smells. It sets the mood for the season. It’s a great alternative to a candle – we often have some simmering for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

    How Long Does Stove Top Potpourri Last?

    I warm potpourri on the stove for an hour here or there throughout the week and then put a lid on it (storing on the stove top covered) until I’m ready to warm again.

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    Stove Top Potpourri Makes a Beautiful Gift, Too

    Homemade Potpourri make a beautiful last minute gift – just place all of the ingredients into a peck basket and add a satin bow. It’s an easy, inexpensive and seasonal gift for any fall or winter occasion! (PS both of those items are staples in my gift station).

    how to make potpourri on the stove top

    How to make your house smell good (actually, really amazing)…

    You could, of course, bake your favorite chocolate chip cookies, or even better, cookie brownies, I will never fault you for that, but baking every day isn’t easy on the hips.

    So, I throw together a quick stovetop potpourri and warm it off and on for days. Yes, it lasts for days! Sometimes I’ll even add a little more water to it to keep it going.

    I hope you love it as much as I do! What are some of your favorite ways to make the house smell great?

    How to Make Potpourri:

    easy way to make your home smell good - stove top potpourri
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    Stove Top Potpourri

    Learn how to make potpourri is just 3 minutes or less! This easy stovetop potpourri will leave your house smelling warm and cozy for days!
    Keyword diy, home, potpourri
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Total Time 3 minutes
    Servings 1


    • cinnamon sticks
    • cloves
    • 1 apple
    • 1 pear
    • 4 c water


    1. Fill pot with water.
    2. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, apple and pear slices.
    3. Simmer over low heat.

    Recipe Notes

    Feel free to experiment with different scents by using alternative fruits and spices.


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    Originally posted October 2017

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