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Simmering Stovetop Potpourri For Fall

If you love fall-inspired scents like cinnamon and spice - but not the benzene and other chemicals commonly found in candles and air fresheners - check out this easy stovetop potpourri recipe.
It creates a lovely, cozy scent that you can customize with whatever you have on hand. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Author Heather Dessinger


Recipe Using Fresh Ingredients

Recipe Using Mostly Dried Ingredients


Stovetop Directions for Fresh Simmering Potpourri

  • Add ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  • Allow to simmer uncovered for as long as you like, but check the water level occasionally to make sure the pot doesn't run dry. Add water as needed.

Slow Cooker Directions for Fresh Simmering Potpourri

  • Add dry ingredients to your crock pot.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and then add it to the crock pot.
  • Set the crock pot to low and add water as needed.

Instructions for Making Dried Simmering Potpourri As A Gift

  • Combine all ingredients in a 16 ounce wide-mouth mason jar.
  • If desired, tie some baking twine around the top and dress it with a gift tag burlap, brown paper, etc. 
  • Include the following instructions for your recipient (or just tell them what to do when you hand it to them).
    * Pour the ingredients in a pot.
    * Add enough water to cover them (about 2 cups).
    * Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. 
    * Allow to simmer uncovered for as long as you like, adding water as needed so the pot doesn’t run dry.