Stovetop Potpourri

As the weather starts to get colder, it is time to transition our apartment decor from summer to cozy fall! You may have your favorite thick blankets and textured pillows already on your couches! Another great way to add to the fall ambiance of your home without using a candle is simmering some delicious ingredients on your stovetop. Keep reading to find out some stovetop potpourri recipes!

A close up of a wooden box with fall scents such as oranges, apples, cinnamon sticks
Christmas spices for baking, cocktails, mulled wine, with gingerbread cookies (stars) – dried apple, orange, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, anise. old wooden box, black stone table. copy space

Fresh, Warm Ambiance

If you are looking for a crisp fall scent to welcome you into your apartment, check out this recipe from A Pretty Life:

-1/2 a lemon sliced into thin slices

-1/2 an apple (sliced)

-4 tsp cinnamon sticks (or 1/2 ground cinnamon)

-2 tbsp whole cloves

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-water- fill your pot half way

Put these ingredients on simmer and relax as the delicious scents fill your space!

Citrus Cider

Slices of apples, oranges, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves close up
Image courtesy of Lydi Out Loud

If you love the smell of apple cider, but are looking for a new twist on the scent check out this recipe by Lydi Out Loud:

-1 organs thinly sliced

-1 apple sliced

-2-3 cinnamon sticks

-3-4 bay leaves

-1 tbsp whole cloves

-4 cups apple cider or water

Warm Fall Welcome

Fall scents such as sliced oranges, cranberries, cinnamon sticks and red feathers and ribbon
Christmas potpourri dried red flowers, gold leaves berries with dried orange, cinnamon and star anise

If you are looking for a blend of all those familiar fall scents, check out this recipe from Taste Made:

1 small orange sliced

-1/3 cup fresh cranberries

-1 teaspoon cloves

-3 cinnamon sticks

-1 apple, sliced into wedges

-3 whole star anise

-1 cinnamon stick

-3 slices ginger

-1/2 lemon, sliced

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

-2 sprigs fresh rosemary

-1 teaspoon cardamom pod

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