Natural Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

3 Materials
10 Minutes

Warm and comforting smells wafting through the air make it feel like Christmas, no matter what the weather's like outside.

So whether you live in the South where it's 80 degrees in December, or you are hunkered down inside against the cold, this fragrant Christmas Stovetop Potpourri recipe will wrap you in the Christmas spirit!

The wonderful thing about DIY potpourri recipes are that they use foods, spices and plants to naturally fragrance your home. Plus, they look absolutely gorgeous on your stovetop! Especially if friends or family gather together with you in the kitchen.

  • 1 small to medium pomegranate (frozen could also work well if pomegranates are not in season or unavailable)
  • 1 small to medium lime
  • Fresh evergreens
  • 6 cups of filtered water
Add the Ingredients to a Pot
  • Rinse the evergreens to remove any dirt or debris. Place them in the bottom of the pot.
  • Break open the pomegranate and sprinkle on top of the greens.
  • Slice the lime or citrus into rounds and set into the water.
Simmer for Fragrance
  • Bring the entire pot to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer for about one to two hours.
  • Keep an eye on the pot to ensure it has enough water at all times.
  • When you are done, the ingredients can be left in the pot to use again with in a day, or transferred to your compost.
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  • Karen
    on Nov 15, 2020

    I use a mini crock pot and add water, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract. Add water often, other ingredients as needed.

    My house smells amazing!

  • Cathleen evan
    Cathleen evan
    on Nov 15, 2020

    That sounds wonderful

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