Crock pot potpourri is a simple way to add the warm, inviting scents of fall to your home.
Fill your home with the delicious scents of fall with potpourri made right in the crock pot. Fall potpourri with fresh fruit and warm spices is an inexpensive way to make your home feel cozy on even the coolest of autumn days.
As I’ve been bringing out totes of fall décor, and styling our home for the upcoming season, I’ve had our crockpot simmering away with fall potpourri to infuse our home with the scents of fall while I decorate.
The smell of fall is one of my favorites. I love this potpourri because it brings that warm, cozy fall feeling to our home with fruity apples, oranges, and cranberries mixed with warm cinnamon & spicy cloves.
Creating your own seasonal potpourri in the crock pot (or on the stovetop) is a great way to permeate your home with aromas you love and make you feel cozy. It’s a fantastic, less expensive alternative to candles with scents that are natural, organic, and not overpowering to the nose.
This crock pot potpourri is warm and comforting. Exactly how fall should feel!
Ingredients for Fall Crock Pot Potpourri
- Handful of Cloves
- 4-5 Cinnamon sticks
- 1 Apple, sliced
- 1 Orange, cut into wedges
- Handful of Cranberries (fresh, frozen, or dried)
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Water (enough to fill the crockpot 3/4 of the way full)
- 3 quart crock pot or slow cooker
How to Make Crock Pot Potpourri
Cut apple into slices and orange into wedges.
Fill crock pot or slow cooker about 3/4 of the way full with water.
Pour vanilla extract into water. Add apple slices and orange wedges. Then place cloves, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries on top.
Turn the temperature to high leaving the lid off.
Check crock pot every hour or so to adjust the water level.
When done with potpourri for the day, place lid on pot and leave on counter. Potpourri will last about 3-4 days before it’s time to refresh with new ingredients.
Fall Crock Pot Potpourri Variations
Create your own fall crock pot potpourri by adding or substituting some or all of the ingredients. Other natural ingredients that will add the aroma of fall to your home:
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Star anise
- Bay leaves
- Almond extract
- Juniper berries
- Apple cider
Shop Small Crock Pots
I love having both a large crock pot as well as a small crock pot in our kitchen. I use each crock pot many times throughout the year depending on what I am slow cooking. If you don’t have a small crock pot, here are a few favorites that you can shop online.
- Crock Pot 3 Quart Manual Slow Cooker – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia (This is the crock pot I have in my kitchen along with this larger version crock pot.)
- Crock Pot 3 Quart Manual Slow Cooker – Moonshine
- Crock Pot 2.5 Quart Round White/Yellow Daisy Slow Cooker
- The Pioneer Woman 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker Twin Pack, Breezy Blossom and Teal Gingham
Can I make potpourri on the stovetop?
You sure can!
I shared three potpourri ideas that I simmered on our stovetop over the summer. To make this fall potpourri on the stove, simply add about 8 cups of water to deep pan or Dutch oven. Place your potpourri ingredients in the water and bring to a slow boil. Turn down the heat and simmer on low, replacing water as needed. For more details on how to make stovetop potpourri along with a few recipes, check out this blog post.
Gifting Seasonal Potpourri
Hmmm…maybe I’ll make it for Christmas gifts again this year…
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