Homemade Stovetop Christmas Potpourri — Life is full of simple joys – those sweet everyday moments that can transport us, even for a second, to a more peaceful, joyful moment in time. The smell of Christmas is one of those special simple joys.
During the holiday season, I’m consciously making an effort to maximize this simple joy. It’s become a form of self-care for me, a way to boost my mood almost instantly. And although I’ve got my fair share of pine and peppermint-scented candles around the house, there’s nothing quite like the scent that comes from a homemade stovetop potpourri.
The fragrance is richer and bursts throughout the entire home. Just heavenly.
Last weekend, I picked up some fresh cranberries (because Christmas!) and had my mind set on using them in ALL the festive ways. A stovetop scent was the first to come to mind.
Today, I’m sharing my latest DIY holiday scent adventure with you in hopes of inspiring you to do something that brings you joy. Even if it just means throwing a whole bunch of things in a big ol’ pot! ?
I grabbed this lovely potpourri recipe from Boxwood Avenue. Be sure to check it out!
Below, you’ll find a breakdown of how I made mine. Happy Thursday! xx, Amanda
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what’s in it
- 1 pomegranate, cut into quarters
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 splash vanilla extract
- a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
how it’s made
Add all ingredients to a large pot and fill it halfway with water. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for as long as you’d like your scent to continue. Check on it periodically to ensure there’s enough water. Keep adding water as needed.
Let’s chat! Will you be making this Homemade Stovetop Christmas Potpourri?
Photos by Tulip and Sage