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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  • Lyann Lyann on Sep 28, 2020

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

  • Win51224707 Win51224707 on Sep 30, 2021

    I have everything here but not cinnamon sticks can you use ground?

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  • Tawny Leste-Carlson Tawny Leste-Carlson on Sep 28, 2021

    Febreeze is stinky and the scent is gone within 10 minutes and I've used many, many candles ~ a decent candle that actually fills the air with a wonderful fragrance will cost $20.00 at the very minimum. I'm with everyone else here ~ all natural, REAL scent that fills your whole home can't be duplicated at ANY price. I have the ingredients on hand so I made this potpourri immediately. I have many large German Shepherds that are "indoor" dogs and live on a lake they love to swim in = "wet doggy" scent constantly lol. My husband came home from work today and said "Why does it smell so good in here?" HAHA!

    I have YOU to thank! Bless you!

  • Martha Erwin Saliger Martha Erwin Saliger on Sep 29, 2021

    Me, too! I love a simmering potpourri of naturals. Also try a drop or two of vanilla in your pot! Mmmmmm! ;-)