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Fall Stovetop Potpourri

With this Fall Stovetop Potpourri you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like the coziness of fall baking!

So what are your thoughts on home smells?  For me, having a home that smells good when you walk in is really important.  That may sound weird, but I wouldn’t be able to stand it if someone came into my home and hated the smell.  I mean, our home is busy…I have 3 busy kids with friends who are here all the time, we have a puppy and a cat, so needless to say I worry that things could get a little stinky.

I like to have the windows and doors open (that’s the country girl in me), but there are times when I just want to get the whole house smelling a little fresher.  But I don’t like to use home sprays and things like that because I’m bothered by their intense smell, so I prefer to use more natural ways to add scent.  This is where homemade stovetop potpourris are really nice.

Fall Potpourri simmering on the stovetop

Stovetop Potpourris are a simple way to make your home smell amazing!

Homemade potpourris are SO easy to make, and most of the time the ingredients you need to make them are right there in your own home already.  Really, if you have some cinnamon and vanilla on hand, you have an instant home deodorizer.

Make a Fall Stovetop Potpourri

For fall, this simple potpourri is great…when it simmers it smells like you have an apple pie in the oven.  The only problem with that is you will suddenly crave a slice of apple pie, but you won’t actually have one.  Sad face.  But at least your home will smell delicious and cozy!  Place your potpourri pot on the back burner and let it simmer on the lowest setting.  Within minutes you will be enjoying the warm and comforting scents of vanilla and cinnamon. Potpourris are also great to make about a half hour before you have guests come over…your home will smell amazing.

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Fall Stovetop Potpourri


With this Fall Stovetop Potpourri you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like the coziness of fall baking!


  • 1/2 lemon (sliced thin)
  • 1/2 an apple (sliced)
  • 4 tsp cinnamon sticks (or 1/2 ground cinnamon)
  • 2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • water


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and top up with water.
  2. Simmer on the lowest setting and enjoy!

.If you like this potpourri recipe, you might also like this recipe for a Christmas Stovetop Potpourri!

Stovetop Christmas Potpourri


Happy Fall Y’all!

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