Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

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  • Christmas Stove Top Potpourri – Fresh oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks simmer on the stove to create an amazing aroma that’s perfect for the holidays. The best Christmas scent that will have your house smelling warm and inviting in no time!

    This homemade potpourri is so easy to throw together and requires only 5 simple ingredients! It’s perfect to make during the holidays and is one of my favorite homemade Christmas gifts.

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    This stove top potpourri is one of my favorite smells during the holidays! I love the combination of oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks. The simmering smells during the holidays just cant be beat and make your home feel so cozy and inviting.

    The best part about this potpourri recipe is that it’s super easy to make. Just put the potpourri ingredients in a pot and simmer on low for a couple hours. Trust me… your house will smell amazing! I’ll definitely have a pot on my stove for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bring on the holidays!

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    What is potpourri?

    Potpourri is a mixture of spices and fruit that is used for scent. It can be in dry form, which typically includes dried flowers, herbs and spices. It can also be made by simmering the mixture on the stove. It’s often made around the holidays or to match the season.

    Ingredients for stove top potpourri

    Below are my favorite ingredients to use when Christmas potpourri. You can add ingredients based on the season, such as apples, lemons, vanilla extract, etc.

    • Fresh cranberries
    • Orange slices
    • Cinnamon sticks
    • Cloves
    • Nutmeg
    • Water


    How to make potpourri

    This homemade potpourri is SO easy…you can’t mess it up! Just follow the instructions below to get started. Scroll down for the printable potpourri recipe.

    1. Combine the oranges, cranberries, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in a small pot.
    2. Simmer over low heat for as long as desired. Add more water if the mixture gets low. You can also play in your crockpot on low.
    3. Enjoy the holiday scent!

    Optional: Add a sprig of fresh rosemary or a few trimmings from your tree!

    stove top potpourri

    Christmas Stove Top Potpourri

    Keyword: potpourri
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 2 hours
    Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
    Author: Jamielyn
    Christmas Stove Top Potpourri - Fresh oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks simmer on the stove to create an amazing aroma that's perfect for the holidays. The best Christmas scent that will have your house smelling warm and inviting in no time!


    • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (more if desired)
    • 1 orange (sliced)
    • 4 cinnamon sticks (broken in half)
    • 1 Tablespoon cloves
    • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 2-3 cups water

    Optional: Sprig of fresh rosemary


      • Combine ingredients in a small pot and simmer over low heat for as long as desired. You can also place the ingredients in your crockpot on low. Add more water if it gets low.
      • Enjoy the holiday scent. 


      You may also add a sprig of rosemary or a few trimmings from your tree or fresh evergreens from your yard.

      stovetop potpourri

      Potpourri holiday gift

      This potpourri makes the perfect gift for friends and neighbors! Just put all the ingredients in a baggie (minus the water), along with this free printable tag that explains the cooking instructions. Then they can keep it in the fridge for a day or two until they are ready to use it! Perfect easy homemade gift idea for the holidays!


      Enter your info below to snag your free potpourri holiday gift printable:


      christmas potpourri printable

      To make these gifts,  place the ingredients in a bag. Then cut out your tags and add a hole punch and tie on with ribbon. Alternatively you could slice up the orange and place in a jar like below. I’ve included the wording for both tags in the PDF, so feel free to print whichever you prefer :)

      christmas potpourri printable

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