Fall is finally here and I’m so excited ! 🙂
What’s not to love about Fall? The clean, crisp air, comfy sweaters, colorful leaves, warm snuggles with your loved ones under the covers, fresh baking in the kitchen, the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon everywhere you go. I just love it! I love picking apples and going to the pumpkin patch with my husband and kids and enjoy hayrides in the Fall.
And I don’t know about you guys, but I also love getting my house ready for whenever the season changes. Especially after the summer. You know, summers are always crazy around our household. We have a full family swimming pool and people are in and out of our house almost everyday all summer. So the house really needs a good scrubbing by the time summer ends. Also, I have always been very sensitive with smells. So I make sure my house smells clean whenever people enter the door. We also have a pet cat that stays indoor. But if you come to our house, you’ll never know we have a cat because you will never smell it. 🙂 I’m a very hands-on type of person so when I clean and scrub my house, it is really clean when it’s all done.
Right now, I’m happy that the house is smelling nice and clean again and it’s starting to smell like Fall too! I love burning candles and essential oils on a daily basis and I’m a huge fan of Yankee scented candles. But sometimes I try and find the time to make my own potpourri and use natural ingredients to make my house smell amazing!
So today, and as my way of welcoming this beautiful Fall season, I am sharing with you my own recipe for DIY Fall Simmering Potpourri! I’ll tell you, your house will smell heavenly with this potpourri. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! 🙂
DIY Fall Simmering Potpourri
1 orange, sliced
1 apple, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4-5 cinnamon sticks
4-5 bay leaves
a sprinkle of cloves
2 1/2 cups water
- In a pot or sauce pan, mix all ingredients together then add 2 1/2 cups of water.
- Put the stove on low heat and let the potpourri mix simmer all day, adding more water as needed every 20-25 minutes to prevent the ingredients from drying.
- You can refrigerate the potpourri mix for up to a week. To use the potpourri mix and follow steps 1 and 2.
If you’re concerned about leaving your homemade potpourri simmering on the stovetop, you can use your slow cooker instead. Just double the spices, 1.5 cups water, and put your slow cooker on low setting and remove the lid on top.