Stovetop Potpourri

We are inching closer and closer to the winter months, which means we all will be spending more time inside. These cozy indoor months have many of us reaching for candles, diffusers, and other forms of fragrance for the home. We know that many of these products contain unwanted toxins. To avoid the toxins while still making your home smell like the season, try stovetop potpourri.

3 Easy Steps to make stovetop potpourri
  1. Decide your desired scent and acquire necessary ingredients. I chose apple pie so my ingredients included: sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and vanilla.
  2. Place all of your ingredients into a pot filled with water. To further reduce toxins consider using a stainless steel or cast iron pot.
  3. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce to simmer for as long as you would like. Your entire home will smell amazing!!

There are so many wonderful recipes for stovetop potpourri to make your home feel warm and inviting all winter long. From citrus to pumpkin pie, try switching up your recipe to keeps things new and refreshing.

Mom tip: Stovetop potpourri is a great way to introduce your baby (or children) to seasonal smells. Even when baby is too young to explore the foods of the season, it is beneficial for them to be exposed to natural smells.

Stovetop potpourri

Have you ever made stovetop potpourri? What are your favorite seasonal scents?

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