Winter stovetop potpourri is another great natural way to scent your home this winter without having to worry about chemicals and other toxic things. It’s simple, cheap, and effective! You may even have everything you need already on hand.
Does stovetop potpourri really work?
Yes, stovetop potpourri does work. I will say, though that you shouldn’t expect it to have a heavy scent as wood scented candles that you buy at the store. It is a subtle clean scent.
What do you put in stovetop potpourri?
There are so many things you can put in a stovetop potpourri. In winter for example, some great things to add to your potpourri are…
- Citrus – whole citrus fruits, like oranges, or even just the peel
- Cinnamon Sticks – If you are trying to avoid unnecessary chemicals, make sure you buy cinnamon sticks from the spice section instead of in the decor section. Decorative cinnamon sticks are usually coated.
Powdered spices work well, so you don’t have to have whole spices to make this work. That would be fun though!
My favorite combination is orange peels, ginger, and cinnamon sticks. It’s so simple and easy and almost always have these ingredients on hand during winter. Using the peels instead of the whole orange is an economical way to make use of something you would normally just throw away.
How to make stovetop potpourri?
The only tool you’ll need is a small pot with a lid.
- Peel of 1 Orange
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 teaspoon of Ginger Powder
- Fill your pot halfway up with water.
- Add the ingredients and put on the lid.
- Turn on the burner to medium until the water begins to boil.
- Once the water begins to boil, turn the burner down to low heat so that the potpurri can slowly simmer.
- Enjoy the delicious simple and subtle scent, but don’t forget to check on your pot periodically to make sure it hasn’t run out of water or it might burn. It should last for at least 2 hours.
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