Spicy Harvest Simmering Potpourri Formula

Breathe some sweet-smelling harvest warmth and delight into your home with this easy-to-make stovetop potpourri: it’s a great natural alternative to expensive store-bought ones made with synthetic scents, and has the added advantage of creating some aromatherapy steam for rooms (and nasal passages!) that are drying out now that we’re turning on our heaters once again.

This delightfully spicy pumpkin-pie scent will make your house smell like Home.

INGREDIENTS

  • Enough cider to fill the pot
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 handful whole cloves
  • 1 apple, cut crosswise into round slices
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • grated fresh nutmeg, as much as you like

Place ingredients in a large pot on the stove or in a crock pot. Bring to a simmer and allow to continue simmering over very low heat, replacing cider or adding water as needed. Be careful not to allow mixture to scorch.

By Annie B. Bond

12 comments

Jeanne R
Jeanne R1 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Jeanne R
Jeanne R1 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Jeanne R
Jeanne R1 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Jeanne R
Jeanne R1 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Jeanne R
Jeanne R1 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Wendy Miller
Past Member 4 years ago

Seems like an expensive waste of food. There are other ways to scent the house that are reusable.

SEND
Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago

way cool idea

SEND
Charlotte A.
Charlotte A4 years ago

Thank-you. A great one for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

SEND
Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ
Sonia M4 years ago

Pure autumnal formula.Sounds great,Thanks for sharing

SEND
Don Swanz
Don Swanz4 years ago

Going shopping for the ingredients later in the day. Don :-))

SEND