The smell of fall! What are some of things that come to find when conjuring up the scent of fall? For me it is things like apple pie, falling leaves, outdoor fires, warm apple cider, pumpkin spice bread and tobacco fragrant candles! And I want nothing more then to bottle up everything fall and have all of its glorious scents permeate throughout my home.
Of course fall candles are great options for keeping your home smelling like fall. But I am also a big fan of stovetop potpourri recipes capturing the scents of the season. There is nothing like a simmering pot of potpourri to keep your house smelling wonderful!
I shared this aromatic fall stovetop potpourri recipe on the blog two years ago and it continues to be one of my family’s favorites! I thought it would be fun to share again because even though fall is winding down, I make this all the way through the holidays. It requires the simplest ingredients but delivers the perfect fall aroma to your home. It’s perfect for throwing together on a Sunday afternoon! I promise you that your entire home will smell amazing!
Fall Stovetop Potpourri Recipe
Ingredients: (so simple!)
A single apple
1 Tbsp. cinnamon cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. powdered nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
Slice the apple and orange in thin slices, then place in the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan. Add the other ingredients to the bottom and then add enough water to cover them. Tip: The home decorator in me loves using my enamel cast iron dutch oven for this. It just adds an added touch of style (lol!) to your stovetop! A slow cooker absolutely works well here too!
Place the pan on the stovetop and set to simmer. Use a wooden spoon to gently push on the ingredients in order to break them down a little and release their oils.
Within minutes your home will smell delicious as fall! Allow to simmer uncovered for as long as you like, adding water as needed so the pot doesn’t run dry. As we approach the holidays, I add fresh cranberries into this simmering potpourri mix! The added pop of red is so festive!
If you are looking for more fall inspiration make sure to check out this post here and here!
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