September is here, and many of us are ready to embrace fall with its colors and fragrance. Many folks like to use candles or a dry potpourri to add a pleasant aroma to their homes. I personally prefer an easy pot of water with some of my favorite ingredients. You can use an electric simmer pot, a small crock pot, or a medium sauce pan on a back burner of your stove on low. I find this mixture lasts for about 1 to 2 days of comforting aromas. It makes your home feel cozy and filled with love without any chemicals. Please note: This recipe is not for consumption although all ingredients are edible.
Today let’s make a simple stovetop potpourri for the autumn season. Stovetop potpourri seems to spread its fragrance better than any candle or air freshener can. It is inexpensive and is easy to make. What I love about homemade potpourri is the fact you know exactly what it contains, and there are no hidden chemicals. Last holiday season I shared an easy holiday stovetop potpourri. The mix of ingredients has been slightly adjusted for the fall season.
Fall means fresh apples to me, and that is the basis of the fall potpourri. I add a little fresh lemon, cinnamon sticks, and rosemary with a drop of real vanilla extract. You can use the cinnamon sticks whole but breaking them in half helps release the magical smell. Place in water in a pot on the stove set to simmer or in an electric simmer pot. I personally love adding a little citrus year round to a stovetop potpourri. They have such a clean smell. Today it’s a little lemon while last Christmas it was oranges. Just think of a January potpourri with grapefruit!
How to Make a Fall Stovetop Potpourri
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 3 cinnamon sticks broken in half
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 pot of water
- Fill pot with water to about 1 inch below rim
- Add ingredients to pan
- Place on low heat to simmer
- Add more water when water lowers
- A simmering pot can also be used
- Simmer for as long as desired
- Potpourri should last about 2 days
- Discard used ingredients when through
Wishing you a fragrant and happy autumn!
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