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Simmering Homemade Potpourri

Make this easy homemade potpourri for a delightful holiday home!
Course Essential Oil
Keyword Homemade Potpourri
Calories 52 kcal
Author Marty's Musings


  • 1 whole orange or orange peel
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • 1 tbs whole cloves
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon


  1. Quarter the orange and add to a small saucepan (or just use the orange peel).
  2. Add cranberries, cloves and cinnamon sticks.

  3. Fill pan with water and and set on lowest burner setting.
  4. As the potpourri simmers, add water as necessary.

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Recipe Notes

I used frozen cranberries. Money saving tip: buy extra bags around Christmastime to save for later.

Do not allow the water to evaporate. I check the water and refill as necessary every time I use it.

Potpourri will last several weeks, but you can add more ingredients to freshen the scent as necessary.

This mixture will fill your house with the warmth of the holiday season!