Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

Festive stove top potpourri is a great way to fill your home with the authentic scents of the holidays. // Lily & Val Living

Nostalgia fills the air during the holiday season.  There’s no better place to be than the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning- with turkey roasting and cranberries cooking!  Cinnamon, pine and citrus are some of the quintessential scents that also make Christmastime so memorable!

While we love cooking seasonal dishes and lighting those beloved holiday candles, we love this popular alternative: stove top potpourri!

Orange, cinnamon and pine are some of our favorite scents of the season- try them in a stove top potpourri! // Lily & Val Living

How to Make Stove Top Potpourri

Gather some of your favorite scents of the season and create your own stove top potpourri!  For our recipe, we used:

1 – naval orange
3/4 cup – whole cranberries
3 – pine sprigs
1 tbsp – whole cloves
3 – cinnamon sticks

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Fill your stove pot with these ingredients and two cups of water.  Turn the heat to simmer/low and let the aromas fill your home!

Festive stove top potpourri is a great way to fill your home with the authentic scents of the holidays. // Lily & Val Living

I let my potpourri simmer for about two hours, but it took less then 15 minutes for the seasonal scents to fill the space!  Candles are great, but there is nothing quite like the genuine smells of this potpourri!

Fill your home with the scents of the season - Stove Top DIY

You can even share this stove top potpourri with a friend or as a hostess gift!  Just fill a mason jar with the measured out ingredients and keep the naval orange whole for them to use at a later time. Include a little card or note with the instructions.

DIY Stove Top Potpourri is a great hostess gift during the holiday season! Lily & Val Living

Give this stove top potpourri a try when you’re ready to kick off the holidays!  Experiment with other scents to fill your home- bay leaves, rosemary, pear and apple are other great ingredients.  Enjoy!

Photos courtesy of Jenny Poe

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