Fall Simmer Potpourri

4 Materials
5 Minutes

Welcome fall! If you are ready to fill your home with the scents of autumn, you will love this fall simmer potpourri DIY. You can make it on the stovetop or even in a Crock-Pot. It’s easy to make with oranges, apples, and cinnamon and will fill your kitchen with the warmth of the season.

One of my favorite things about this DIY is the ability to use whole cloves. If you’re like me, you use them during the holidays, and then there’s like half a container left and it sits in your pantry for the entire next year. You have my permission to use these old cloves!

Speaking of… if your fruit is in that stage where it’s ok to eat but starting to go, that’s the perfect time to use it for your fall simmer potpourri. No waste here!

Fall Simmer Potpourri Ingredients

2 oranges quartered

1 apple sliced

4-5 cinnamon sticks

1-2 TBSP whole cloves

2 cups water + more


  • Cut up the apple and oranges.
  • Place the fruit in the saucepot. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Top with 2 cups of water, enough to gently cover everything.
  • Bring to a gentle boil.
  • Turn down and simmer on the lowest heat.
  • You will need to add more liquid every several hours.
  • Turn off the stove at night or when you leave the house or when you are finished with it. Don’t leave the burner on without a reminder to turn it off!
  • The scent will last 2-3 days.

That's it!

There is something about simmering your favorite fall flavors on the stovetop. It sets the mood for the entire home that it’s time to eat apples and go pumpkin picking and wear your favorite sweater.

This DIY is sooooo easy and it uses everything you already have in your kitchen.


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  • Dana Landon Dana Landon on Oct 15, 2019

    It sounds like a very do-able project to me! I can almost smell the goodness now! Thanks I don't care for most of the store bought scents and, that goes double formy hubby.