One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is how amazing the house always smells – the fresh Christmas tree, the baking holiday cookies and treats, cinnamon scented pine cones, and more. Another favorite scent in our house comes from stovetop holiday potpourri made with fresh ingredients. Made with fresh cranberries, oranges, and cinnamon sticks, this stovetop holiday potpourri recipe creates the perfect aroma for this time of year- sweet, cinnamon, and just exuding Christmas.
Often the word potpourri referrs to a mixture of dried plant material that imparts a subtle scent to a room. This stovetop potpourri differs because it is much more fragrant and will impart it lovely Christmas smells throughtout the house. It is so quick and easy to make and then you just let it simmer on low while you host guests or curl up with a book.
Stovetop Holiday Potpourri Recipe
- Fresh Cranberries
- Fresh Orange Slices
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Lemon Essential Oil
How To Make Stovetop Holiday Potpourri:
Place the fresh cranberries, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks into a sauce pan and cover with water.
Add a drop or two of lemon essential oil to the mixture. Place the pan on a burner on low heat and simmer throughout the day. You can add more water to the pot if it begins to get low.
The lovely Stovetop Holiday Potpourri scent fills the whole house rather than just a small area like dried potpourri. It’s perfect for simmering all day or when you’re expecting company. This holiday potpourri is also pretty in the pan as it simmers!
You can add other fresh ingredients such as cloves or essential oils as well. Have you ever made a stovetop potpourri? Do you think you try making this stovetop holiday potpourri reicpe? What are your favorite holiday scents?