This all-natural Cranberry Citrus Stovetop Potpourri is a great way to make a home smell wonderful for Christmas! All ingredients can be kept on hand throughout the holiday season to whip up the potpourri whenever needed.
Everyone wants a home that smells good when visitors come by. This Cranberry Citrus Stovetop Potpourri will do just that! Making homemade Potpourri is so easy to do and tends to make your home smell better than any store bought version or seasonal candle. Plus, they are less expensive! More than likely you already have most items needed to make a Stovetop Potpourri right in your pantry.
What is Stovetop Potpourri?
Potpourri is a mixture of fruit and spices that are used for scent. Typically it is found in a dry form, which could also include dried flowers or herbs. Stovetop or Simmering Potpourri is taking those same spices, fruits, and herbs and placing them on the stove to simmer to release their scents.
How Long Will It Last?
Stovetop Potpourri can typically last about 4 days. You will simply need to adjust the water levels as it simmers. You want the water to be about 1” higher than your potpourri.
Can I Use My Crockpot Instead?
Absolutely! If you decide to use your slow cooker, heat the items with the lid on until warm and steamy, then remove the lid and heat on low. If you leave the house, place the lid back on while you are gone.
please scroll down to the full recipe for exact measurements
Quantities don't typically matter in making a stovetop potpourri. As long as you have enough water in the pot so that nothing burns, you are good.
- Fresh Cranberries
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Whole Cloves
How To Make Cranberry Citrus Stovetop Potpourri
First you will need to slice the orange and apple into rounds.
Place the sliced fruit into a large stockpot. Add in the cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and cloves to the pot.
Top the ingredients with water. You want to keep an eye on the water level and add additional water as needed so things don't burn.
Heat the potpourri over low heat on a back burner of your stove. Simmer on low heat, adding more water as needed.