How to Achieve an Autumn Aroma for Your Home

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by Uncategorized

cinnamon sticks, cloves, anise stars and slices of dried citrus

 

I have so many scented candles scattered through the house that I just can’t keep track of them. In fact, today I just found that one of the candles in the kitchen is a Christmas Evergreen one. Woops.

Candles are great; they put off such a great aroma, the fire sets the perfect cozy mood, and they’re easy. Just light them and you’re done. As great as they are though, sometimes you just want to try something different and a bit more natural. And frankly in my opinion there aren’t many candles that can live up to the smell of homemade Stovetop Potpourri.

Even though candles only require a light of a match to get the lovely aroma spreading, potpourri isn’t that far behind in the easy-factor. All you need to do is boil a few cups of water in a saucepan and add these ingredients:

An apple, cut into quarters

An orange rind

A few cinnamon sticks

A handful of whole cloves

and a teaspoon of vanilla extract

Once the water has come to a boil and you’ve added the ingredients turn the heat down so that it can simmer. Be very mindful that the water will evaporate quickly so more water will need to be added every half-hour or so or you’ll risk burning everything in the saucepan. (And no, I am definitely not speaking from experience…) If you plan to keep the potpourri simmering for longer than an hour or so make sure to add a little more spice each time you replenish the water.

That’s it! In only a matter of minutes your house is going to smell heavenly.

Let us know what you think! Happy Fall, Y’all!


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