SIMMERING STOVETOP CHRISTMAS SCENT POTPOURRI
Half An Orange
Half An Apple
Nutmeg & Cloves
Orange / Cinnamon Oil
All of our friends and family always talk about how our house always smells super festive – no matter the time of year. It’s a ‘thing’ I have – I love for our house to smell really good – it honestly makes me feel good. So weird, lol. I almost always have 2-3 candles going in our home and around Christmas time I opt for this stovetop potpourri. Not only does it make you house smell like Christmas – but it is really pretty [visually] and sets the Christmas mood! There’s truly no ‘recipe’ – I remember researching online and trying different ‘recipes’ and some didn’t even work. What works for me is just adding in the ingredients listed above based on how strong you want the smell. I start off slowly and just add in as it gets to simmering. I like for it to reach upstairs & downstairs so I add extra of everything.
If you use oils – you really don’t have to add in the oranges/apples but I do find that those make it prettier. 🙂 But the secret to the scent is truly the oils. Those really amp up the fragrance.
Oh! And don’t mind our super cheesy photos above.. 😛 Luke fell asleep while we were doing this (woke up at the end!) and we were just having so much fun. John is a way better cook than me and knows his way around the kitchen much better than me. He kept cracking jokes the entire time about this being my ‘first time to use the stove’.. I mean.. that is not true at ALL. But, no I do not love cooking. Aside from my love for cleaning, our roles are so reversed because I tend to work more and John enjoys cooking. I do get on kicks though where I like cooking – anyone else like this?! I love trying healthy, creative recipes so when I get on that kick it is a different story. Any who, okay – gonna wrap this up before I talk your heads off! I typically don’t blog on Sundays but I thought since we are doing this Blogmas ‘thing’, I’d pop in and post this! Let me know if you try this and love it!
‘All The Jingle Ladies’ Sweatshirt | Ripped Denim | UGG Boots | Gold Hoop Earrings | My hair tie is HERE (they don’t leave creases!) | John’s Pullover | UGG House Slippers
Photos by Dale Benfield.
35 thoughts on “How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas”
So once done, you just leave it simmering on stove or do you remove it into a bowl? ?
Such a great idea! Cant wait to try this! Thanks!
Hey girl! Love your blog! Hope you have a sec to check out mine, been working Really hard on it! But i wanted to ask (because alSo like you, i don’t love cooking lol), where do you get the oils? Just at the regular grocery store like publix? Lol ? we are hosting Christmas for the first time in our new home and im thinking of trying this! Thanks love! ??
I’m wondering where you get the oils as well! Thanks.
WE get them at the grocery store!
WE get them at the grocery store!
Your lil fam is just the cutest!!
Such a cute post, and fun idea for the holidays! I am definitely tempted to try this out! Also saw that sweater at Nordstrom and almost bought, now you have me wishing I did!! Happy Sunday, lady!
What are tour favOrite candles? I have a thing too for good scents in our home. Its not weird at all. ☺️
I love Winter by B&BW!
Merry chriStmas! Thanks for potpouri recipe! What size sweatshirt are you wearing?/ also, love the gold meaSuring cups and kitchen utensils! Do you mind sharing where you purchased those?! Thanks!
I am wearing a medium I believe. And I purchased them over the past few years at random places – mostly Target though!
I need you to add a luke/baby boy section to your website. lol i have a new nephew to shop!! love your stuff – happy holidays! xo – a fellow tulsa girl
HI there! I actually have it set up to where you can search “lukes clothing” and all baby boy outfits are linked!
Great idea! i definitely am going to do this in my apartment!
Adorable Emily. Where is your apron from? Merry Christmas from NYC!!??
I found it at our local Home Goods!
Do you put it into anything once it is done cooking or just leave it in the pot on the stove until the smell is gone? Thanks!
We just turn it down low and let it simmer – once the smell has filled the house and we are done we just throw it away!
I just discovered stove top Potpourri and love it! Ill have to try this one!
My dog has the same little jamies! 🙂
This is wonderful, I’m sure it smells fabulous ! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m sure this smells amazing but it’s also so gorgeous with all the colors! thanks for sharing!!
Love the pictutes! Thank you for the recipe!
I want to make this asap!! Do you mean orange or cinnamon extract (like in baking) or orange essential oil?
We just purchase the oils from the grocery store – they aren’t a specific brand name or anything!
The oils, are essential oils or oils like olive/avocado?
Fitz’s little jammies! I die!
That looks delicious!
What a perfect little family <3
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Where arw luke’s Pjs from?
I believe Amazon! 🙂
I made this from your post and had to come back to let you know how happy and christmaSy it made our apartment!!! Thank you dear!
hello, where does your plaid apron come from ? thanks for this cheerful blog ! happy holidays, alice
I love this post so much because i can absolutely relate to all of the above. that said, which oils do you find work best? i started “scenting my house” (sounds so weird) using the stove last holiday season and never landed on an oil i really loved. is there a brand you find works well/that you prefer? dying to try this as soon as halloween passes and it’s a little more socially acceptable. 🙂 thanks so much!
I can’t remember what brand I used last year but I use Young Living orange and cinnamon oils now!