Use this easy recipe for homemade stove top potpourri to make your whole house smell like Christmas all year long!
I completely forgot just how good this homemade stove top potpourri smells. Which I say every year.
Last year, I constantly simmered it on the stove, week after week, and whenever I found myself in the kitchen I would silently ask, "what's that smell?" Then I would remember the joy of the stove top potpourri.
Stove top potpourri's are one of my favorite ways to scent the house because I don't care for the toxins of artificial candles (not to say that I don't burn them, but I do prefer a potpourri or essential oil candle). The combination of cinnamon, rosemary, cranberries, and pomegranates fills the whole house with a smell that really cannot be recreated
I start simmering in the morning, and add water as needed. One pot of this generally lasts 3-4 days. The ingredients are very affordable (in fact, I think cheaper than a candle), and you can breathe easy knowing that you're not burning any artificial perfumes.
My grocery store starts selling whole cranberries around Thanksgiving time, so I buy multiple bags of them, and throw them in the freezer to use throughout the year, in fact, the bag I used for this batch was still good from last year! Also, if you don't have pomegranates available, sliced orange is just as good.
homemade stove top potpourri with Pomegranates and Cranberries
- 1 pomegranate quartered
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 3 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients into a pot, add four cups water, and barely simmer. Add more water as needed.
I allow mine to sit on the stove for up to four days. It turns to a mushy stew, but still smells amazing!