It Smells a Lot like Christmas! DIY Stovetop Simmers

It’s almost Christmas, but there is no reason your home can’t smell like Christmas today!

Christmas recipe ingredients on tabletop

There are many creative ways to make Christmas potpourri: stove top, slow cooker, candle warmer, tea pots and fondue pots. Whichever method you choose, you can begin to fill your home with the smell of Christmas in under 30 minutes.

First, pour in 2-3 cups of water, add your ingredients, turn down the heat and let simmer. You will most likely need to add water to the pan about every 30 minutes.

Check out some of our favorite recipes for making your own Christmas stovetop potpourri!

Orange and Cinnamon –

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Sliced Orange
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks (broken in half)
  • 1 TB Cloves
  • 1/8 TSP Nutmeg
  • 2-3 Cups of Water

Fruit Medley –

  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Apple Cider
  • Sliced Oranges
  • Sliced Lemons
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Whole Cloves
  • Cinnamon Sticks

Christmas Fragrance –

  • 5 to 6 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1 tbsp. lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp. orange peel
  • 1/2 c. whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. whole allspice
  • 1 tbsp. bay leaf pieces
  • 2 slices dried apples, optional
  • Combine ingredients. Add water to
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Christmas Tree or Wreath Stems

Pine –

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Whole nutmeg
  • Berries
  • Cloves
  • Rosemary
  • Ppine needles

Williams Sonoma Scent Potpourri -

  • 1 – 2 sliced up lemons
  • 2 – 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons vanilla

Cinnamon Buns -

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Nutmeg (optional)

Fancy Mint Potpourri -

  • Lemon verbena or rosemary
  • A few drops of peppermint extract

These easy DIY Christmas stovetop simmers is sure to put your entire family in the holiday mood!

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