Welcome fall! If you are ready to fill your home with the scents of autumn, you will love this fall simmer potpourri DIY. You can make it on the stovetop or even in a Crock-Pot. It’s easy to make with oranges, apples, and cinnamon and will fill your kitchen with the warmth of the season.
I love diffusing autumn scents. But there is something about simmering your favorite fall flavors on the stovetop. It sets the mood for the entire home that it’s time to eat apples and go pumpkin picking and wear your favorite sweater.
This DIY is sooooo easy and it uses everything you already have in your kitchen.
One of my favorite things about this DIY is the ability to use whole cloves. If you’re like me, you use them during the holidays, and then there’s like half a container left and it sits in your pantry for the entire next year. You have my permission to use these old cloves!
Speaking of… if your fruit is in that stage where it’s ok to eat but starting to go, that’s the perfect time to use it for your fall simmer potpourri. No waste here!
Notes and Hacks
This isn’t an exact science. If you are a little off with any of your ingredients, no worries at all.
If you think the cloves are a bit much, you may want to begin with 1 TBSP and then add a second TBSP if you wish.
If you use a Crock-Pot – either a regular size one or a Little Dipper, you can adjust the ingredients up or down accordingly.
SAFETY #1 – Be sure to turn OFF the stovetop!
SAFETY #2 – This is for decorative and scent purposes only. DO NOT eat or drink the potpourri!
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Fall Simmer Potpourri Ingredients
2 oranges quartered
1 apple sliced
4-5 cinnamon sticks
1-2 TBSP whole cloves
2 cups water + more
Cut up the apple and oranges.
Place the fruit in the saucepot. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Top with 2 cups of water, enough to gently cover everything.
Bring to a gentle boil.
Turn down and simmer on the lowest heat.
You will need to add more liquid every several hours.
Turn off the stove at night or when you leave the house or when you are finished with it. Don’t leave the burner on without a reminder to turn it off!
The scent will last 2-3 days.
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Love, hugs, and enjoying the scents of the season.
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