How to Make Stovetop Potpourri

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I love making these simple stovetop potpourris. There are so many scent combinations that are possible. I think this one in particular is perfect for summer. It’s a fresh scent, not too overpowering. And when you put this potpourri on the stove, it will make your whole house smell amazing, unlike a candle that mostly works in one room. This is how to make stovetop potpourri that you can enjoy all day long.


  1. 2 Limes sliced
  2. 3 Sprigs of rosemary
  3. 2 Tablespoons of vanilla extract
  4. Water
  5. 1 Quart sized mason jar


  1. Place limes, rosemary and vanilla into mason jar.
  2. Add water until filled. Store the potpourri in the fridge.
  3. When you are ready to use, dump entire contents into a saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low.
  5. Simmer all day, add more water as needed.
  6. Enjoy!
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Tips for Stovetop Potpourri:

  • I make several jars at one time and keep them in the fridge until I want to use one.
  • These make great gifts! Just use a cute jar or tie a pretty ribbon on a plain jar.
  • Make sure you bring the potpourri to a boil before you simmer, otherwise the scent won’t fill your home as well.
  • Most stovetop potpourri mixtures can be used multiple times, just add more water and reheat.

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