You can walk into our home at any given time and find my scented wax warmer on or a scented candle lit. In the winter I have a wonderful recipe I use to make the house smell great and add a little humidity back into the air. My favorite thing about my stove top potpourri is that the aromas you can create are endless.
When I think of Winter, scents that come to mind are cinnamon, apples, clover, nutmeg, oranges and mint. What do you think of?
I am going to share two of my favorite stove top recipes. I will be honest in saying that I very seldom measure anything when making my potpourri. I typically add a bit of this and pinch of that. There is no real science, just whatever smells good to you. I enjoy simmering a pot filled with the ingredients in the afternoon so the house is filled with the wonderful aroma as everyone is coming home.
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs All Spice
1 Tbs Vanilla and/or Almond Extract
1/2 of a bag of fresh Cranberries
1 Tsp Peppermint Extract (optional)
Add all the ingredients into a large pot and cover with water. Simmer over medium heat on stove top and add more water as needed. Enjoy the wonderful aroma!
For a great scent in the summer I like to fill a pot with just oranges and vanilla. The smell is light and refreshing.
On an a side note: After you are done simmering the Summer potpourri, strain the water and use it to add a nice citrus aroma to your homemade cleaner. Check out my post Naturally Cleaning Your Home (Recipes) to learn more.
I want to hear from you. Do you have any stove top potpourri recipes to share? Leave a comment.