Nothing invites seasonal allure into your home quite like the aroma of simmering stovetop potpourri. It is always delightful to press your nose against the glass of a winter-iced window and inhale the scent of cinnamoned cranberries or to find the sultry scent of lavender wafting and twining its way through your summer abode. We have compiled six easy stovetop potpourri recipes for each season to create an inviting atmosphere in your home.
1. Winter – Warm Winter Citrus Potpourri
Winter allows us to indulge in the warm scents of spiced citrus. For this delightful recipe, you will need one orange, 1 tablespoon of whole cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, and a handful of fresh cranberries.
Slice the orange and place it in a pot. Add the other ingredients and fill the pot with water until the ingredients are just submerged. Let it simmer on low heat and watch as the scent of spiced citrus fills your home.
2. Spring – Floral Euphoria Potpourri
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal and what better way to invite the season into your home than with a floral-scented potpourri. For this recipe, you need rose petals, lavender buds, 4-6 drops of lavender essential oil, and lemon peel.
Combine the ingredients in a small pot. Fill with enough water to cover the ingredients and let it simmer. This potpourri recipe will fill your home with a lovely floral scent that adds a breath of fresh air to any room.
3. Summer – Tropical Escape Potpourri
For a fresh, tropical aroma, mix slices of two limes, one lemon, a tablespoon of vanilla extract, two cups of pineapple chunks, and one cup of coconut flakes in a pot. Simmer together, and this harmonious blend of tropical scents will transport you to an island paradise each time you step through your front door.
4. Autumn – Apple Cider Potpourri
Autumn calls for warm, spiced aromas to match the crisp fall air. This apple cider potpourri is sure to do the trick. In a pot, combine 2 sliced apples, 3-5 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of whole cloves, and 1 tablespoon of nutmeg. Fill with water until all the ingredients are immersed. Let it simmer, and your house will embody the packaging essence of autumn.
5. All-Season – Invigorating Eucalyptus Potpourri
This potpourri recipe can be used all year round and provides a wonderful, refreshing scent. Add a few eucalyptus leaves, a tablespoon of peppermint, 2 sliced limes, and a few sprigs of rosemary in a pot of simmering water. This concoction will fill your home with a revitalizing, clean aroma.
6. Holiday Special – Christmas Potpourri
Perfect for the festive season, this recipe combines the scents we all associate with Christmas time. In a pot, add 2-3 cinnamon sticks, a handful of whole cloves, cranberries, orange peels, and a few sprigs of a Christmas tree or rosemary. This potpourri will make your home smell like you have a real Christmas tree and will bring the holiday spirit into every corner of your house.
Stovetop potpourri is an effortless and natural way to fill your home with fragrant aromas. Not only do they infuse your environment with delightful scents, but they also serve as beautiful house decorations. Experiment with these recipes to curate your own comforting mood in your haven that is your home. Happy simmering!
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