Sep 20

DIY Stovetop Potpurri!

DIY Stovetop Potpurri!

Do you hate people? Especially when they come over a lot because they think your house smells like paradise? Then this post is NOT for you.

If you like compliments and having people associate your home with a fragrant gingerbread house, then read on! Using just a few natural ingredients, you can make your house smell



  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Whole cloves
  • Vanilla
  • Ginger

Choose from

  • Oranges (you can eat the fruit first and just use the peel)
  • Lemons
  • Apples
  • Cranberries


  1. Cut fruit into pieces
  2. Combine in a pot with water
  3. Simmer until your home smells great

You can keep these in a pot on the stove and reuse for a few days. Just add more water when necessary (don’t leave the stove on if you leave the house—we worry about you).

Experiment with your own ingredients. Tell us in the comments if you came up with your own special recipe—we want to try it!