How to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall – Homemade Potpourri Recipes

Hey Y’all! I hope everyone has had a great week so far, and is looking forward to a fun filled weekend to come. I don’t know about you guys, but once the weather cools down we tend to stay in a lot more and  find creative things to keep us busy. Sometimes, we do love to just lounge around in front of the TV and relax for a while. Since we are staying in doors a lot more now, I really can’t resist having something that smells of Fall wafting through the house. I am a huge fan of Yankee candles and the soft light burning. But sometimes I prefer the natural smells you can get from making your own Potpourri. Something about a pot of Homemade Potpourri simmering on the stove is so comforting and inviting. As we all know we can’t always have a perfect Pumpkin Bread baking in the oven, so this will be the next best thing. I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite recipes for homemade potpourri.  And here is how to make your home smell like Fall!

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Orange Spice Simmer Potpourri

In a small sauce pan combine:

2 Cups water

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Tablespoon Whole Cloves

1 Tablespoon Vanilla

1 Orange Rind (you don’t need the actual orange, so have a healthy snack 🙂 )

Bring to a low boil on medium heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a very low simmer and let it go as long as you like. The water will evaporate so be sure to check it every 30 – 60 minutes. Add more water as need.

Apple Cinnamon Simmer Potpourri

2 Cups of water

1 Apple – sliced

2 Tablespoons ground nutmeg

2 Cinnamon sticks

2 Tablespoons whole cloves

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 Tablespoon orange zest

Bring to a low boil on medium heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a very low simmer and let it go as long as you like. The water will evaporate so be sure to check it every 30 – 60 minutes. Add more water as need.

Lavender Spice Simmer Potpourri

2 Cups Water

Dried lavender

1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 Tablespoon whole cloves

1 Cinnamon stick

Bring to a low boil on medium heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a very low simmer and let it go as long as you like. The water will evaporate so be sure to check it every 30 – 60 minutes. Add more water as need.

Holiday Spice Simmer Potpourri

2 Cups water

3 Cinnamon Sticks

2 Tablespoons citrus zest (Try mixing orange and lemon)

2 Tablespoons whole cloves

1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg

3 – 4 bay leaves

1 Apple – sliced

Bring to a low boil on medium heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a very low simmer and let it go as long as you like. The water will evaporate so be sure to check it every 30 – 60 minutes. Add more water as need.

Orange Cranberry Simmer Potpourri

2 Cups water

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Tablespoon Whole Cloves

1 Tablespoon Vanilla

1 Cup fresh cranberries

1 Orange Rind (you don’t need the actual orange, so have a healthy snack 🙂 )

Bring to a low boil on medium heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a very low simmer and let it go as long as you like. The water will evaporate so be sure to check it every 30 – 60 minutes. Add more water as need.


All of these ingredients are available at your local grocery store. If you do not have whole spices, by all means feel free to substitute ground. It will work just as well. Mixing flavors (scents) is highly encouraged! You can create a wonderful mix of scents just by changing 1 or 2 ingredients around. I do hope you enjoy these great homemade potpourri recipes as much as I do. Welcome Fall!

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