Holiday Spice Simmering Stove Top Potpourri

by - 12/20/2016 09:00:00 AM


Growing up potpourri was a staple in our home. My mom would always purchase the pre-made kinds at our local stores. Ames, Bradly's etc. I vividly remember her also purchasing one that had to simmer on the stove top. The house smelled amazing until she burned it, LOL. Now, I believe that failed because the stove was on too high or the pot ran out of water...

Now as an adult. I too love potpourri the pre-made version and the stove top simmer kind. During the holiday times, I would always see the stove top version of potpourri floating around on Pinterest. However, I would always be out one or two ingredients. I finally said that I was going to use what I had on hand and bring the holiday scent to our home. The potpourri did take a while to bring the scent around my home. If you're thinking about making this recipe for your next holiday party. I would suggest putting it on the stove top an hour prior to having your guest arrive. 


Anywho, this recipe is super simple to make. 

I've you tried stove top potpourri? 


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Ingredients

  • 1 Orange
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 3 cups water


Directions

Mix
all of the ingredients together in a medium size simmer pot on low heat. Add water as needed.


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16 comments

  1. Ooo I bet this does smell amazing! I need to try this out one day. Maybe on Christmas!

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  2. I love homemade scents. This one is definitely a must try!

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  3. Oooo. I'd like to try this! We haven't tried any homemade scents yet.

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  4. I make stove top potpourri all through the holiday season. Love your recipe.

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  5. I love DIY stuff and this looks like such a great choice for the holidays. Love the spices and its aroma.
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  6. Wow! I've never made my own before. I always went with store-bought. Right now, the scent that has been taking over my house is the Holiday Joy essential oil blend. My house smells amazing!

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  7. omg this is the best, My grandmother makes this

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  8. This is amazing when you have run out of some. I am right now out of stock and am so going to try this one out.

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  9. My mom is so good in making homemade scents, though I am lazy enough to try such. This definitely looks amazing and I am sure it is going to smell so great having orange as the flavor!

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  10. I would love to try-out your recipe! I love homemade scents.

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  11. Don't think I even knew what potpourri was until reading this post but I am all for making foods that bring lots of lovely family memories

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  12. Love the DIY and I bet it would smell amazing! Thanks for sharing the DIY!

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  13. I used to do this all the time. I love it. It works with apples and oranges too.

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