Winter is here and it makes me want to make our home even more cozy! On the especially cold days when we are all stuck inside I will pull out a pot and some seasonal fruits and spices to make a potpourri. Below I have shared how you can make your own winter stovetop potpourri.
What is Stovetop Potpourri?
First I want to take a quick moment to explain what stovetop potpourri is, just in case you have never heard of it before. Stovetop potpourri is a simple DIY way to make your home smell amazing naturally without needing a candle or diffuser! All you need is a pot, water, a stove, and some seasonal fruits and spices. Then you put everything in the pot and allow it to simmer on your stove. All you need to do is check throughout the day on the water levels to make sure you won’t fill your home with a lovely burnt smell.
When and How to Safely Use?
It is important to only use stovetop potpourri when you are home and never leave the house while the stovetop is on. That is why it is perfect to use on those cold and bitter winter days when no one is leaving the house. Plus it adds a lovely warmth to the whole home on those days. I also like using it when I am having guests over. It’s a nice way to keep the house fresh.
To Make Winter Stovetop Potpourri
You will need:
- A Large Pot
- Water to fill the Pot
- A Handful of Cranberries
- One Orange
- Two Cinnamon Sticks
- A Small Branch from an Evergreen
- At Christmas time we just cut a branch from our Christmas Tree
- Slice the oranges and cut the branch into smaller pieces to fit into the pot.
- Add the cranberries and cinnamon sticks to the pot.
- Fill the pot with water and turn the stove on simmer
This can be used for as long as the ingredients stay fresh. I find the cranberries start to lose freshness around day 3. Please make sure you keep your eye on the pot throughout your day and remember to never leave it on when you leave the house!
I hope you have a lovely and cozy winter,
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