How to Make Potpourri

Published on November 7, 2014 By Lauren

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  • How to Make Potpourri


    One thing that I love to make and set on the stove is fresh potpourri.  The scent of the citrus and cinnamon makes my entire house smell amazing! I am sharing my favorite recipe for how to make potpourri.

    This also makes a fantastic Christmas gift, I give mine away in a mason jar! Just make sure you make it and give it to the person that same day, then tell them to use it up by the end of the week.  Perfect for teachers and bosses, because it’s a useful gift that they will enjoy!

    How to Make Potpourri


    Here is how you make homemade potpourri:

    How to Make Potpourri

    You will need;

    • 1 Orange
    • 1 Lemon
    • 4 TBSP of Cinnamon
    • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
    • Whole Cloves
    • Ground Nutmeg
    • Ground Allspice

    How to Make Potpourri

    First start by cutting up the orange and lemon into slices with a sharp knife.

    How to Make Potpourri


    Place the oranges and lemons into a small pan.  Then add four cups of water to the pan and turn the heat on high.


    How to Make Potpourri

    You will then add these spices to your water and fruit mix:

    • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
    • 4 TBSP of Cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup of whole cloves
    • 1 TSBP of AllSpice
    • 1 TBSP of Ground Ginger

    Boil the water for about five minutes and then let cool until it is cool enough to put into the mason jar. (I use Ball Quart Jars for this gift)  You will have to use tongs or a knife to arrange the oranges and lemons in the mason jar. Then pour the hot liquid in, put the top on, and your gift is ready in 10 minutes or less!

    How to Make Potpourri


    It smells SOOOO good!  It will last about a week on your stovetop if you add more water throughout the week, and after that I recommend making a new batch!

    If you plan on giving these away as gifts, I would make them that morning or the evening before so you can allow them to cool. Then give them out that day and remind them to use it soon because it is a fresh batch!




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