Our Favorite Simmering Stovetop Potpourri Fall Recipes

Written by: High Peaks Studios

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There's truly nothing quite like the welcoming aroma of a beautifully scented home when you step inside! Among our cherished methods to achieve this, beyond lighting a scented candle or spritzing some air freshener, is the use of stovetop potpourri or simmer pots. There's a certain magic in the act of filling a pot with water, fresh fruits, and aromatic spices; it evokes the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season.

 

Crafting your own potpourris at home is remarkably simple, taking just a few minutes, and the best part is that you likely already possess all the necessary ingredients right in your kitchen. In fact, if you have cinnamon and vanilla readily available, you're already well on your way to creating a delightful fall experience for your home :)

Here are two fall stovetop potpourri recipes we love:

Our favorite simmering potpourri fall recipes to make your home smell like fall

STOVETOP POTPOURRI Cinnamon Apple INGREDIENTS 10

  • 1 apple

  • 1 orange

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1/2 tbsp ground cloves

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

STEP 1:

Slice fruit and add all ingredients to a small pot or mini slow cooker.


STEP 2:

Add 2-3 cups of water and simmer on low.

Add additional water as needed.

 

STEP 3:

Simple as that! Enjoy ❤️

Our Favorite Simmering Potpourri Fall Recipes to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Stovetop Potpourri Pumpkin Spice Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

STEP 1:

Slice fruit and add all ingredients to a small pot or mini slow cooker.


STEP 2:

Add 2-3 cups of water and simmer on low.

Add additional water as needed.

 

STEP 3:

Simple as that! Enjoy ❤️

Stovetop Potpourri Recipe Tips:

  • You want your pot to simmer not boil. Simmering is heat just below boiling, so keep an eye on it and make sure it is only lightly bubbling. It's best to let the pot simmer on the back burner of your stove on the lowest setting, for a couple of hours. Make sure you keep your lid off so that the scent can permeate through your home.
  • You can use any medium sized saucepan that you have at home for this, but we have seen some people use super aesthetic clear pots like this one which is super cute and might be worth the investment if you make them often enough.
  • You can also use your slow cooker and let it simmer in there on low instead of keeping it on your stovetop.
  • When the water level in your pot gets low, just top it off with fresh water and bring it back to a simmer to continue to aroma. You can use the same simmer pot for 1-2 days by doing this!
  • If you want to eliminate food waste, you can make this potpourri with only the peels of the apples, lemons and oranges. Serve the fruit to your kiddos (or yourself!) and use the peels in the water and it's a win, win for everyone!
  • You can also use apples or oranges that are starting to go bad too, it's a great way to make use of them!

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