This easy homemade Stove Top Potpourri will fill your home with the warm scents of cinnamon and clove. It can also be reused up to 4 times to create a lasting fall fragrance.
Fall brings with it some very familiar scents. For most people, that is the warm smell of baking spices in the air. There’s just something comforting that brings us back to warm memories when we smell these scents. While it would be nice to somehow live with an on-staff baker that filled the air in your home with these smells all autumn long, that isn’t plausible for most people. This easy Stove Top Potpourri is a good alternative. You can make it for your own home and get it going before you expect company or you can also give this as a lovely gift as well.
Stove Top Potpourri Tutorial
- 2-3 whole cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon of dried cloves, whole
- 2 cups of water
- 1 glass mason jar with lid
1. Begin by filling the mason jar with water.
2. Add in the whole cinnamon sticks.
3. Stir in the powdered nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Some settling at the bottom of the jar might occur. This is normal and shouldn’t be a concern.
4. Add in the dried cloves. They may float to the top. Again, not a concern.
5. Replace the lid on the jar and tighten it well. Give the jar a good shake and let it sit for 24 hours in a cool place.
To Use Your Stovetop Potpourri: Pour the contents of your jar into a pot and place on a low heat. The mixture will start to simmer. Within 5-10 minutes your home will smell amazing.
Important: Don’t allow the mixture to boil. It should be kept on a low or “keep warm” heat. When done you can return the mixture to the jar and re-use it 3-4 times as needed. You may wish to add more water to the mixture, because as it warms some of the water will evaporate. You may notice that the cinnamon sticks expand over time, this is normal. Simmering potpourri should not be left unattended.