Rose Eucalyptus Simmer Pot Potpourri

2 Materials
2 Hours

This rose eucalyptus simmering potpourri is the perfect idea for a homemade, natural air freshener! And, it's so easy to make (and cheaper, too) when you have a bouquet of roses that are starting to fade.

If you want to make your house smell good, there's nothing more natural and easy that a simmering potpourri pot on the stove. You can use a variety of ingredients. I like this mix of flowers and eucalyptus.

Here are the Ingredients:

  • 3 - 4 cups rose petals (about 6-12 roses)
  • 5 pieces fresh eucalyptus (about 5 inches long)
  • Water (about 8 cups, but depends on pot)
  • Add rose petals and eucalyptus to a stock pot or simmering pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer on low for up to 2 hours. Keep checking the pot to make sure there is enough water covering the rose petals and eucalyptus. Add more water if necessary.

Get a free printable how-to card for this simmering potpourri in my original blog post.

Do you like natural, zero-waste air fresheners? You'll want to try my coffee smell air freshener.

And these DIY car air fresheners use real pine scent (not the fake stuff)!

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  • Joanie

    Thanx for sharin'.......

  • Bryan
    Just now

    Curious as to why the Eucalyptus is in ice water. Didn't see that in the description anywhere.

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