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Crock Pot Christmas Potpourri

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Fill your home with the scent of the season with crock pot Christmas potpourri.

I like for my home fragrance to change with each season. During the Christmas holidays, I want my home to convey a sense of warmth and coziness. Whether it is a fall candle, diffuser blend or simmer pot I love citrus mixed with spice. Last year I discovered an easy way to keep the fragrance plentiful for days – crock pot fall potpourri. This is how I make crock pot Christmas potpourri.

First of all, do you call it a crock pot or a slow cooker? I realize that crock pot is the brand name of a slow cooker, but I never refer to it as a slow cooker. LOL Does that make sense? I’m really interested in what you call it.

Why use the Crock Pot?

Using a Crock Pot makes this potpourri so easy. If frees up space on your stovetop – not to mention it also frees up the heat in the house from keeping your stove on all day. Another feature that I love is that I can set a timer on the crockpot for however long I want it to simmer. Also, the water level doesn’t dwindle as quickly.

How to make Crock Pot potpourri

Crock Pot Christmas Potpourri

Fragrant Crock Pot Christmas Potpourri


  • 3 to 4 evergreen pine pieces
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 blood orange or citrus of your choice - sliced
  • 8 star anise
  • half gallon water


  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of the crock pot
  2. Add water
  3. Turn crock pot onto high setting, until heated
  4. Turn the temperature to the low setting.
  5. Add more water as it evaporates.
  6. Each night, turn off the crockpot and add the lid.
  7. This will keep for 3 to 4 days.

What can I use for crock pot Christmas potpourri

  • oranges
  • lemons
  • limes
  • cranberries
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh pine cuttings
  • cinnamon sticks
  • star anise
  • peppercorns
  • whole clove
  • nutmeg
  • ginger

The entire house smells amazing! The best part is that you can let it simmer in your crock pot for hours. For safety, periodically check the water level and add more when needed.

Do you like your home to smell like Christmas?

I hope that you have been inspired in some small way today! Here are some simmer pot recipes as an alternative to the crock pot.

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