Make your home smell like fall with this easy stove top potpourri recipe. This is a natural way to use fresh fruits and dried spices to naturally scent your home. You can use the same mixture up to 4 days, but you'll need to refrigerate it between uses.
Fall Stove Top Potpourri Recipe
Simmer pots work by heating dried spices and fresh fruits on the stove top. You'll want to add water to the fruits and spices and put them in a large pan on the stove. Them heat to just under a simmer and let it cook for several hours. You should never leave these unattended and don't use it when you won't be home. Add more water as needed.
I used cranberries, cloves, cinnamon sticks, apples, grapefruit, and lemons. You can also add figs, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme, vanilla extract, or orange peels.
Start by cutting your fruit into slices.
I added 1 cup cranberries, 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 apple, 1 grapefruit, and 1 lemon. You can also add 1-2 drops of essential oils if you want. Make sure any oils you use are safe for kids, pets, or pregnant women if they will be in the area. I like using Citrus Burst for more citrus scent.
Add water to cover the fruit and spices. Then place on the stove and heat until it is simmering. Reduce the heat until it's just below a simmer. Let simmer for several hours. Add more water as needed.
When you're done, remove from heat and let cool. You can then place it in the fridge up to 4 days and reuse it.