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Super Simple Stovetop Potpourri

Super Simple Stovetop Potpourri

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Make a simple stovetop potpourri for your guests this holiday season. The perfect aroma for Fall and Christmas time.

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Living in South Florida for my entire life I have become accustomed to the rainy, humid spring weather and the hurricane-filled summers. Needless to say, Fall is my second favorite season, second only to Winter of course. 

Although we don’t get to experience the changing color of fall leaves, we do get to enjoy some of the other wonders of Fall.

I love the shorter days. They include taking twilight lit swings in the hammock under our huge pine trees and roasting marshmallows on the firepit.

I cherish the cooler days and lower levels of humidity. In fact, I love the Fall season so much that I named my daughter, Autumn.

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How to Make Stovetop Potpourri

If I had to choose the thing I like most about fall it would have to be that it signals the start of the holiday season.

As part of preparing my home for the holidays, I set out decorations and fill the house with delightful holiday music and aromas.

If you love the aroma of the holiday season as much as I do you will definitely love this super simple stovetop potpourri recipe

This recipe is totally simple and even nostalgic. The scent reminds me of holidays as a kid. This simple stovetop potpourri contains only a few ingredients:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Sliced lemons
  • Whole cranberries
  • Cloves
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Star Anise

All of the ingredients are readily available in your pantry or can be found without a problem at your local grocery store. Continue below for the printable list of ingredients and instructions. 

The best part about this recipe is it works great for both fall and winter. Nothing is more inviting than walking into a beautiful smelling home. Your holiday guests will be super impressed. 


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Simple Stovetop Potpourri

Simple stovetop holiday potpourri for the holidays.


  • 1 sliced lemon or orange
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon star anise


    1. Place all ingredients in a large pot.
    2. Add water. The water should fill about ¾ of the pot. 
    3. Turn heat to medium-low. Once the potpourri comes to a simmer reduce heat to low.
    4. Enjoy the beautiful aroma!


Keep a careful eye on the water level. Do not allow all the water to evaporate from the pot. Add water as needed.

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