Fall Stovetop Potpourri (in the Crock Pot!)

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Make your home smell like fall with this easy Crock Pot Potpourri recipe! This easy fall potpourri uses apples, oranges, cinnamon and spices to scent your home safely and without harsh chemicals.

A close up of simmer pot filled with potpourri

I’ma HUGE fan of stovetop potpourri (or simmering pots as I like to call them.) The premise is simple: add some yummy smelling ingredients to water in a saucepan on the stove, bring it just short of a simmer, and let the aromas make your house smell delicious! You can keep it going as long as you want, topping off the water periodically to replace what has evaporated.

How to make stovetop potpourri in the Crock Pot

I’ve shared quite a few simmering pot recipes over the years, like my Autumn Simmer Pot, Citrus Ginger Simmer Pot, and Simmer Pot Mason Jar Gift, but I’m always trying new combinations and this one was worth sharing. I switched up my usual routine by making this batch in the crockpot.

Why make it in the slow cooker?

  • it is safer than leaving it on the stove if you want to scent your home for an extended amount of time and you might forget to add more water
  • it is perfect for scenting your home while entertaining
  • It can hold a lot of water so you don’t have to refill as often
A crockpot filled with simmering potpourri

Fall Potpourri Recipe

  • two apples
  • five clementine oranges
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • two sticks of cinnamon

Fill the Crock Pot about 2/3 full with water and add all the ingredients. Set it to high and leave uncovered. Check occasionally to see if you need to add more water.

These Crock Pot potpourri recipes are very forgiving-you’re not going to mess them up by changing and playing with the amounts so use what you have on hand and don’t be afraid to try new combinations.

Tip: I often use fruit that is past it’s prime and won’t get eaten-better than throwing it away!

How long does it last?

When you are finished using this simmering pot, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reuse for up to 4 days.

Do you have a favorite simmering pot recipe that you love? Leave it for me in the comments so I can try it out!

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One Comment

  1. Your recipe says to fill the crockpot halfway with water, but please tell me what size crockpot this recipe is for ! Thank you.

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