Lemon Grove Lane

Stove Top Potpourri

stove top potpourri

Making Stove Top Potpourri is so simple and is also a wonderful gift idea!  In just a few minutes you can have a simmering pot of fragrant warming spices, herbs, and fruit simmering away.  Our winters are dark and cold here in the Pacific Northwest and potpourri makes our home feel so cozy!

how to make stove top potpourri

Living so far north we get less daylight which means extra cold, dark winters.  Feeling the need to hibernate is definitely a thing.  So with more time spent indoors, I try to make our home extra cozy (see how we hygge) with lots of candles, and simmering stove top potpourri especially around Christmastime.  Once the holidays are over I start the editing process and  feel inspired to organize and clean!  Having a clean and organized home with plenty of candles, simmering stews on the stove make getting through the long winters a lot easier.

What we love about Stove Top Potpourri

  • It’s quick to put together for last minute entertaining
  • All ingredients are natural with no synthetics or chemicals
  • The recipe is easy to change up seasonally
  • Stove top potpourri is so cozy.


  • Dried oranges
  • Fresh or dried apples
  • Cardamon
  • Cinnamon
  • Star anise
  • Cloves
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary

A jar filled with all the ingredients for stove top potpourri makes such a wonderful gift.  If you’d like to see the blog post sharing how to make this jar of potpourri, here’s the blog post. 

stove top potpourri

Stove top blends


  • Pears
  • Apple
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice


  • Dried oranges
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Rosemary
  • Cinnamon
  • Star anise

How to make potpourri

  • Add water to simmer pan.
  • Add fruit, spices and herbs of choice.
  • Simmer gently, add water as needed.

Helpful tips for making stove top potpourri

Use whatever you have on hand!  We keep our stove top potpourri for several days.  Just keep adding water.  Sometimes I add spiced cider or a splash or red wine.  Get creative!  And while you’re simmering potpourri, try making these chocolate, peppermint shortbread cookies!  Your home will smell good and feel extra cozy!

stove top potpourri

stove top potpourri

If you don’t have dried oranges, try sliced lemon or apple!

stove top potpourri

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stove top potpourri


- Leslie

- Leslie

Welcome to Lemon Grove Lane, where I share seasonal recipes and heartfelt home inspiration, all curated to nurture the art of a well-lived life.

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