DIY holiday potpourri |Keeping it Real

Friday, December 20, 2019

DIY holiday potpourri

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday cheer is in the air and everything is bright and shining. The lights are bright and spirits are soaring. Whether you’re in the snow or just enjoying the season’s greetings, holiday season is a time to relax and appreciate what we have. To add even more cheer during the season, try making some holiday stovetop simmer pots!

DIY holiday potpourri

These DIY projects are a great way to customize your home with the perfect holiday scent you’ve been searching for. Simmer pots like this are longlasting and permeate through an entire house — making them cozy and cheerful for many hours at a time. A classy option for house parties and decor, stovetop potpourri is becoming a popular alternative to candles and wax burning

All the recipes below curated by FragranceX can be made with a simple, general recipe.

Here's the how-to:

First, measure out 5 cups of water. After, pour this water into a pan or crockpot. Some materials can stick on the pot you chose, so try to have a potpourri-specific one. 

After this has been sorted out, add your ingredients of choice. Refer to the infographic below for holiday recipes that are especially festive for this time of year. Lastly, turn on your oven or pot and let it simmer! You’ll start smelling the magic within minutes.

As for ingredients, get creative! Think of baking Christmas cookies, holiday stocking stuffers or family holiday meals for some inspiration. One of my favorites is the “Mrs. Claus’” blend. With cinnamon and vanilla extract, this stovetop mix helps create a holistic scent of holiday treats throughout the entire house. The key to this one is nutmeg. The addition of nutmeg helps bring the sweetness down slightly and add a warm, nutty smell.

Another great option is “Nordic Fairytale.” This blend has ingredients straight out of a Norwegian lullaby and is relaxing beyond your wildest dreams. The key material in this blend are elderberries. These berries give off an aromatically sweet yet thick scent. Once your simmer pot gets cooking, it’ll be hard to imagine you’re not in a Narnian land.

Regardless of your aromatic wish, you can find all 10 recipes here. Again, all follow the same instructions to make them! 

Happy holidays!

Keeping it Real, craft blog

This post was written in partnership with FragranceX. Images and recipes were supplied them and as such are not owned by me, nor am I responsible for their content. 


  1. I used to leave potpourri burning on the stove (or in a crock pot) when we were trying to sell our house too. A lovely scented home just makes it all feel so nice and well.. homey! Pinned.

  2. I love the smell of slow cooked potpourri especially during the holidays.

    Great share of the #trafficjamweekend party!

  3. Teresa, Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend! It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week's party going live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.