Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Potpourri

5 Materials
10 Minutes

Using all natural ingredients, this homemade potpourri recipe allows you to simmer the smells of Fall all day long in a crock pot. This apple cinnamon potpourri recipe works just as well as a stovetop potpourri, too!

Allowing fruits, herbs and plants to simmer in water at a high heat releases their natural fragrances. And those fragrances will waft through your home. 

During the Fall, it's so comforting to smell this delicious fragrance while you're curled up on the couch watching TV or working on chores.

The key to making a great Crock Pot potpourri is to cut some of the ingredients into small chunks. This allows for more surface area to release the fragrance.

Do not peel the fruits, though. A lot of the natural fragrance can be found in the peels, skins and rinds of fruit.

The rosemary and cinnamon sticks can be broken up into smaller pieces, if you'd like. However, it's not as necessary, since the natural fragrance of these herbs and spices are so potent that they are strong while simmering.


  • 1 orange, cut into chunks
  • 1 apple, cut into chunks
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Water

  1. Place apple, orange, rosemary and cinnamon sticks into the bowl of a slow cooker (Crock Pot). Fill with water to cover all of the ingredients.
  2. Turn the slow cooker on high and allow to cook with the lid off.
  3. Add more water to slow cooker as needed.

In addition to this Crock Pot potpourri in your home, consider adding even more natural fall fragrances. You might like this  pumpkin spice potpourri simmer pot recipe, too! Plus, you can reuse the ingredients to make layered pumpkin cheesecake bars (recipe in the blog post).

Our  natural cinnamon pine cones are not only beautiful to look at, but there is a gentle cinnamon scent that lingers in the air.

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1 question
  • Lyann
    on Sep 28, 2020

    is this “recipe” good for 1 day? Meaning, should I start w fresh ingredients the next day? Thank you.

    • Lyann
      on Sep 28, 2020

      Good idea to keep it in the fridge. It will give it a fighting chance to last a few days. Thank you.

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  • Judith
    on Sep 29, 2020

    I am sure this will yield great fragrance and it is all natural which is good. Fabreeze is not all natural, and neither are most candles. Recommend use of soy only. They burn clean and if the maker uses essential oils the fragrance is beautiful. There are numerous makers on line. One I really like is Ritual Tree. Have a great Fall.

  • Kippi | Kippi At Home
    on Oct 11, 2020

    Hello I just followed you! Do you have anymore potpourri recipes?

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