How To Make Stovetop Potpourri

Home fragrances are a great way to make your home more inviting, and can also be used to eliminate odors. Candles, air fresheners, and oils can become costly, and stovetop potpourri is a terrific alternative. Using many ingredients that you may have on hand, you can create your own welcoming fragrance. Here are some stovetop potpourri recipes that will add fragrance to your home.

Many people prefer scents which remind them of food. These stovetop recipes will make people think you have been baking all day.

Mom’s Apple Pie

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 5 allspice berries, crushed
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 nutmegs
  • 1 tablespoon crushed cloves
  • 1 tablespoon dried apples
  • 3 drops cinnamon oil

Pour water, apple cider, and oil into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add dry ingredients and simmer, adding liquid as needed.

Cinnamon Apple

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 apple, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange peel

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for up to two hours at a time, adding liquid as needed.

Scents that are cinnamon based often have a warm and welcoming aroma. These stovetop potpourri recipes will make you feel cozy as the fragrance fills your home.

Welcome Home

  • 1 quart water
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and add dry ingredients. Simmer, and add more water as needed.

Mandarin Orange

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 orange, cut into slices
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Place ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer, and add liquid as needed.

Fresh, floral scents are a great way to fragrance your home with a light aroma. Follow these stovetop potpourri recipes for a scent that will remind you of a summer garden.

Lovely Lavender

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup lavender buds
  • ½ cup fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup bayberries
  • 2 tablespoons lavender oil

In a medium saucepan, bring water and oil to a boil. Reduce heat, add dry ingredients, and simmer.

Rose Garden

  • 1 quart water
  • 2 cups rose buds
  • 1 ounce lemon verbena
  • 1 ounce lavender
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoon rose oil
  • ½ tablespoon lavender oil

In a large saucepan, bring water and oil to a boil. Reduce heat, and add dry ingredients. Simmer uncovered for up to 2 hours.

These recipes are for a stovetop, they can also be used in a simmering pot specially made for liquid potpourri. Stovetop potpourri can also be preserved in a jar until you are ready to add it to liquid.


Share this article!

Follow us!

Find more helpful articles: