Hey everybody! I know these DIY potpourri’s are super popular on pinterest, but I’ve been a fan of these for years. One of my good friends growing up had a home that always smelled amazing. Her mom taught me about these potpourris back then, and i’ve been using them ever since. They make your home smell SUPER YUMMY! I’m gonna share with you my two favorite recipes. One for Summer and one for Fall/Winter.
It couldn’t be easier!! All you need are fresh Lemons, Rosemary, Whole Cloves, Vanilla Extract and a dash of French Lavender.
first add an inch or two of water to your sauce pan.
Take a couple sprigs of rosemary and add it to the mix.
add a little clove
and a dash of french lavender for a great floral scent
I also add a small amount of vanilla extract, and let the mixture simmer on low to give the home a beautiful fragrance. Just make sure you don’t forget that it’s on the stove.. =) if you are worried, you can use a crock pot instead. It’s not necessary to keep it on all day. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes a few times a day for a wonderful smelling home.
For a perfect Fall Scent, we’ll be combining classic harvest ingredients that bring the season to life. All you need are fresh Oranges, Whole Cloves, Vanilla Extract and a couple of Cinnamon Sticks.
Slice or peel an orange, and add it to your sauce pan (pre-filled with about an inch or two of water).
I add two cinnamon sticks to the pan, but you can also use traditional cinnamon.
I also add a good helping of cloves to the mix.
add a small amount of vanilla extract.
Place this simple mixture over a high flame and bring to a boil..
Reduce the heat to Low and add water as needed.
Hope you enjoyed this post! I know your nose sure will 🙂
Until next time.