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Fill your home with seasonal fragrance. Crock pot fall potpourri will make your home feel cozy in no time.
I like for my home fragrance to change with each season. During the fall months 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.
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 fall 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.
You can let the crock pot run for hours, while a candle would burn down quickly.
What you need for Crock Pot fall potpourri
- Crock Pot or slow cooker
- Fresh orange slices
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- Whole cloves
- Cinnamon sticks
How do you make potpourri in a Crock Pot?
- Slice 2 small oranges.
- Fill Crock Pot bowl 3/4 full
- Place oranges slices in the water
- Next, add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves.
- Lay rosemary sprigs on top.
- Turn the cock pot onto high.
- Set the timer for however long you would like it to simmer.
- Check water level every couple of hours.
- 1 to 2 oranges, sliced
- 4 to 5 cinnamon sticks
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- water for the crock pot
- Fill crock pot bowl 3/4 full with water
- To the water add orange slices. cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and rosemary sprigs.
- Turn crock pot onto high.
- Set timer for how long you would like it to simmer.
We typically turn our potpourri on in the morning and set our timer for 8 hours.
This mixture will last 4 to 5 days. At the end of each day, put lid on crock pot. Uncover and let simmer each day.
Your home will be smelling like fall in no time at all!
You can adjust the ingredients to your own preferences. Maybe you want it to be more orangey, woodsy with extra rosemary, or you might want it to be more spicy. Just be careful as cinnamon and cloves can become overpowering if you use too much!
Added benefit of Crock Pot fall potpourri
I love filling my house with fall fragrance. Citrus scent is an instant mood lifter while offering a relaxing and calming effect. Rosemary is known for clearing the mind and lower anxiety.
Did you know that cinnamon can reduce drowsiness and irritability? Clove helps you feel more energetic and attentive. These are great added benefits
If you don’t want to use a cock pot, you can definitely use this same recipe to create a simmer pot on top of your stove! Also use the oils of the same ingredients for your diffuser.
I hope that you have been inspired in some small way today! What is your favorite way to add fall fragrance to your home?