Nothing beats the sensation of coming home to a wonderful smelling house. Candles and incense are great, but they can also be expensive. Simmering potpourri is a fantastic way to try new scents while also cutting down on cost.
The best part of potpourri is that you can get creative with it. Unlike a pre-made candle, your blend of potpourri can be modified to match your individual taste. This way your home will always smell exactly the way you like it.
If you’ve never done DIY potpourri, don’t worry! It’s actually pretty simple. These 12 amazing recipes will have your home smelling marvelous.
1. Rosemary Lavender Potpourri
Lavender is the perfect ingredient for a clean, calming fragrance. This recipe mixes it with rosemary, lemon extract, and star anise pods to make the perfect blend. Learn how to make it yourself by following this tutorial.
2. Cinnamon Cranberry Potpourri
The smell of cinnamon is just pure bliss. When you add in cranberries, you will have an amazing balance of spice and sweetness. This awesome recipe even uses oranges!
3. Pine Potpourri
Just because the holidays are over – that doesn’t mean the season needs to end in your home! Keep the celebration going with this divine smelling potpourri. Gather up some pine or cedar twigs and get ready to really enjoy your home.
4. Apple Cider Potpourri
Apple cider tastes great, and it is just as good in potpourri form. Enjoy the fresh scent without constantly having to sip more cider – or enjoy them both together! Get the recipe here.
5. Bay Leaves and Licorice
While this fantastic recipe may not literally have licorice in it, the combination of bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, anise, ground cloves, and orange peels will fill your home with a licorice scent. Find out how to make it by following this tutorial.
6. Orange and Cinnamon
This potpourri recipe has you put everything into a slow cooker. All you need are some orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. This recipe will make your home smell oh so welcoming.
7. Floral Potpourri
We all love getting flowers. Well, now you can enjoy the gift twice. Whenever you get flowers, dry them out and turn them into a beautiful smelling potpourri.
8. Coffee Potpourri
I love the smell of coffee in the morning, but I am always trying to be less dependent on caffeine. With this awesome recipe, I can have both – and so can you! And if you decide to make coffee too, nothing’s stopping you from getting double the enjoyment.
9. Pinecone Plus Orange
This recipe is going to smell absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to try it! You really can’t go wrong with pinecones, they always smell so good.
10. Pumpkin Spice Potpourri
What could be better than a pumpkin spice latte? The same scent in potpourri form! This recipe will transform your home into your own little slice of heaven.
11. Herbal Tea Potpourri
Herbal tea is amazing, and it makes for a super simple but fantastic smelling potpourri. Add an herbal tea bag to a pot of water, apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and pine. Whatever tea you choose, your home will smell delightful.
12. Apple and Ginger
This potpourri blend will be sure to spark your senses. Apples and ginger make such a great combo! To bring this superb scent to your home, follow this tutorial.
Potpourri is a great way to give your home an amazing scent. These simple recipes will have your home smelling fabulous in no time.
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