DIY Stovetop Potpourri That Will Fill Your Home with Fragrance

There’s nothing quite like walking into a home that is infused with the warm and inviting scents of the season. A home full of pets and kids doesn’t always smell the sweetest. Oftentimes, I’m spraying air fresheners pending guest arrivals. Instead of relying on store-bought air fresheners, I wanted to try my hand at creating a natural and delicious stovetop potpourri!  This is a recipe I love and makes my home smell so tasty! Let’s dive into the art of crafting stovetop potpourri that will transform your living space into a fragrant haven.


– 1 orange, sliced

– 1 apple, sliced

– 1 cinnamon stick

– 1 tablespoon whole cloves

– 2 bay leaves

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 sprig of fresh rosemary or a few dried rosemary leaves

– Water

I used to think creating these aromatic delicacies took impressive skill that only the best homemakers could produce. Thankfully, anyone can do it if you follow these simple instructions:

1. Gather Your Ingredients

   Collect all the ingredients listed above. Feel free to get creative and add or adjust based on your personal preferences. The beauty of stovetop potpourri is its versatility.

2. Prepare the Ingredients

   – Slice the orange and apple into thin rounds. The citrusy aroma from the orange will add a refreshing note, while the apple brings a hint of sweetness.

   – Break the cinnamon stick in half to release its warm, spicy scent.

   – If using fresh rosemary, bruise the leaves slightly to enhance its fragrance.

3. Combine in a Pot

   – Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan or pot.

   – Fill the pot with water, leaving about an inch from the top to prevent overflow.

4. Simmer on the Stovetop

   – Set the pot on the stovetop over low heat.

   – As the mixture warms up, the fragrance will begin to fill your home. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer.

5. Enjoy the Aromatherapy

   – Let the potpourri simmer for as long as you like, adding more water as needed.

   – Revel in the delightful aroma that wafts through your home, creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

6. Store and Reuse

   – Once you’re finished, let the potpourri cool completely.

   – You can refrigerate it in an airtight container and reuse it for up to a week. Just reheat it on the stovetop whenever you want to enjoy the fragrance again.

Creating your own stovetop potpourri is a simple and rewarding way to bring natural, delightful scents into your home. Experiment with different combinations of fruits, spices, and herbs to customize the fragrance to your liking. Whether you’re looking to evoke the warmth of autumn, the freshness of spring, or the cozy vibes of winter, stovetop potpourri offers a versatile and eco-friendly solution for a beautifully scented living space. Embrace the art of aromatherapy with this easy and enjoyable recipe, and let the enchanting scents fill your home with joy and relaxation.

Send me some of your favorite stovetop potpourri recipes! 



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