Simmering Potpourri Recipes

by Melissa

These simmering potpourri recipes will have your house smelling heavenly with the delicious scents of whatever season you are craving.

This photo features an assortment of fall potpourri and winter potpourri. In the middle is a banner reading Simmering potpourri recipes
Make your own homemade simmering spices for the fall and winter holidays.



For all of these simmering pot recipes, you will add all of the listed ingredients into a small saucepan and stir.


Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. As the liquid evaporates continue to add more liquid, whether that be cider or water.

How long does simmering potpourri last?



You can reuse the recipe mix for approximately a week or so. Store in the fridge after each use.

What can I simmer to make my house smell good?



I love these simmering potpourri recipes because I can make my house smell amazing without blowing through an expensive candle every week.


Don’t get me wrong, I still love my candles but I could burn through a whole one in a single day.

The crisp scent of fall is in the air but you can also have it in your home with these simmering recipes listed below.

FALL SIMMERING POTPOURRI RECIPES

These simmering potpourri recipes will have your house smelling heavenly with the delicious scents of whatever season you are craving.
These fall recipes are so wonderfully scented!



Of course, the first one is pumpkin spice. You can’t do fall without that iconic scent, right?

PUMPKIN SPICE POTPOURRI

  • 2 cups apple cider (apple juice will work too)
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 or 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 an apple (enjoy the second half for a snack.. ha)

Speaking of apples… The next scent is apple pie. Yum! You don’t have to go through the long process of baking an apple pie to enjoy that aroma of the fresh-baked goodness.

APPLE PIE POTPOURRI

  • 1 sliced small apple
  • 2 cups apple cider (apple juice or water will also work)
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 3 or 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg

WINTER SIMMERING POTPOURRI RECIPES

These simmering potpourri recipes will have your house smelling heavenly with the delicious scents of whatever season you are craving.
I love these easy and inexpensive simmering holiday potpourri stove top recipes.



These next two recipes make a yummy and cheerful smelling pot that’s sure to get you in the mood for the Christmas holiday!

CHRISTMAS SIMMERING POTPOURRI #1

  • 1/2 of an orange sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI #2

  • 3 sprigs of evergreen
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pieces orange rind
  • 2 pieces lemon rind

I hope you enjoy my favorite recipes, but feel free to experiment!


The beauty of these simmering potpourri pots is that there are no rules.


Add in what you love and see how it smells. If it needs something extra then go ahead and add that in too.


Let me know if you add anything extra to your recipes. I would love to try it sometime as well.

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Alexis November 2, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The apple pie sounds wonderful!!!

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