I am the type of person who always has to have some sort of fragrance action going on in my home, but it is unlikely you will see me burning any candles. I prefer to keep it natural and just as importantly, keep it cheap. Candles can cost a TON of money and they aren’t very good for indoor air quality. Good thing for us there is a way to make your home smell absolutely divine without grabbing a $20 candle from the store; even better, it is made up of items you can probably find in your fridge!
For those of you who haven’t heard of stove top potpourri yet, your life is about to get so much better. Stove top potpourri is when you gather lovely smelling items you have in your fridge and just throw them in a boiling pot of water on the stove. Simple, right? If you don’t want to specifically buy items just for throwing in the pot, just take your leftover peels and scraps after you make your meal and throw those in the pot instead! So without further ado, here are some ways to make your home the envy of all your friends with scents full of depth without the irritation of polluted air or empty wallets!
HEADS UP: Your home is about to smell delicious!
1. Cranberry Citrus
Okay, so this one is pretty fancy! I love how the creator incorporated fresh ingredients like whole cranberries and cut up citrus fruit. To make things even more awesome, they put cinnamon in for a comforting aroma that is perfect for cold weather. I’ve used this blogger’s recipe many times and I have yet to get tired of it! The best part is, even the delivery guy loves it! He would always tell me how he talks to all his coworkers about how nice my place smells when I open the door. Now THAT is a compliment I would like to hear everyday about my place, but then I would be fat from all the deliveries! ☺
2. Orange Peels, Cinnamon & Cloves
This one is a familiar scent combination that will appeal to a tremendous variety of people. It is the smell of good old fashioned fruit and spices. Since this one is a little more involved when it comes to ingredients, you might have to hit up your local grocery to make it. It totally looks worth it though and I will be trying it out very soon.
3. Lemon & Rosemary
I love how simple yet thoughtful this recipe is! With only 3 ingredients, you really don’t have to go too much out of your way to make it. I love how clean this one smells but the vanilla helps to tone it down a little so the scent isn’t too bright. You gotta admit, this is a stove top potpourri you wouldn’t mind showing off to friends as it’s just so visually appealing.
4. The Perfect Fall Potpourri
While it can’t be Fall year round, you can at least make it smell like it (and that is something I could really live with). I love the depth and richness to this scent; it is perfect for cuddling up under some blankets next to a toasty fireplace! For those of you who live in an area that is cold a fair amount of the year, you’re welcome!
5. More Fall Stove Top Potpourri
This one might be a more convenient option for you if you need to throw something lovely on the stove real quick before your guests arrive. It’s less involved as you only need to slice your apples and then the spices don’t need to be fresh, just straight from the shaker! I’ll admit, a lot of the time I will end up substituting thing for the most convenient option. 😉
6. Tropical Summer ☼
In case you aren’t a Fall nut like me, don’t worry, there are options for you too (and here is an wonderful one at that)! This one looks super easy to make and I will definitely have to get my hands on some of that coconut extract to make it work. I am totally ready for warm weather now!
7 & 8. Christmas Scent + Williams Sonoma
Feeling festive? Try this recipe.
This is perfect for those who want a light and clean scent.
9. Better Than a Candle
If you are feeling some winter scents, this is a recipe you gotta try out!
This stove top potpourri is so stunning to look at!
All of these recipes are fantastic for any season, because whichever one you decide to make, people will be talking about how great your place smells! Let me know in the comments your favorite potpourri scents and if you have any questions, throw them at me! ♥
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