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Aside from using air fresheners to enhance the fragrance of your house, it is possible for you to make your own Potpourri according to your preferences when it comes to smell. You may think and ask the question, “What are the ingredients and things you need in making Potpourri? How to make it? What are the steps?”

In this article, you will be able to learn about how to make your own Potpourri with the help of some DIY Recipes and Ideas. You can also come up with something on your own.

Potpourri: Recipes and Ideas

Here are ten Potpourri recipes and ideas that would also make you think and create something new on your own.

· First Recipe

You can use the fall stovetop potpourri recipe for a cozier and warmer home. By doing this, you will need an orange, rosemary, apples, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and apples that are red. You have to slice the orange and the apple. A dehydrator will be needed in this recipe. Put all the ingredients in the pan together with water and boil it.

·  Second Recipe

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If you want to have an autumn scented potpourri, you can add something about the ingredients. Aside from putting some sliced fruits, cinnamon sticks, and water, you can also add a bag of pinecones; essential oils will be needed, too. You can close the bag and make sure to shake it well so you will be able to smell an autumn aroma. Orange peels with sticks of cinnamon can be added to your pot as well as a bay leaf and water. Boil all the ingredients.

· Third Recipe

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It is simple to make a potpourri stovetop. It is okay to combine all the ingredients in a pot. The things that you need to prepare in order for you to make this recipe are water, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, star anise, nutmeg, and allspice or Jamaican pepper.

You have to put all the ingredients together. Prepare two cups of water, whole cloves, and it should be one tablespoon of it. You have to combine them with 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks, 3 to 4-star anise, three teaspoons of nutmeg, and you can add up three of allspice.

·  Fourth Recipe

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If you are aiming to make a potpourri that is perfect for winter, you can use this recipe. The things you need for this are cranberries, pear, whole cloves, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, and water. You have to prepare a pot, too.

Make sure to prepare cranberries, and the measurement of it should be 1 cup. Next, you have to slice the pear. Then, add whole cloves and make sure to add one tablespoon. After that, you have to combine them with three sprigs of rosemary as well as three cinnamon sticks. Lastly, there should be four cups of water.

· Fifth Recipe

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Another recipe you can follow in making potpourri is by adding different ingredients. You can add cardamom pods, vanilla beans, lemon peel to your apples, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and allspice berries ingredients. It is okay for you to put other ingredients, or you can also omit ingredients. It will depend on your preferred fragrance.

· Sixth Recipe

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If you are fond of vanilla, you can try the vanilla chair potpourri recipe. To do it, you need to prepare the things needed. You need to have five slices of dried lemon and orange, five cinnamon sticks, a tablespoon of pieces of dried ginger, half tablespoon of cardamon, a tablespoon of peppercorns, a tablespoon of cloves, star anise, five small quantity of cinnamon oil, three types of black tea bags, and you can add a tablespoon of apple pie or pumpkin. You need to mix all the ingredients together.

· Seventh Recipe

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You need slices of orange to be combined with lime and lemons. You need to combine the stated ingredients with cinnamon sticks. You can also put pinecones in your ingredients.

· Eighth Recipe

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In this recipe, you have to prepare the jars where you can put all the ingredients. You can make small potpourri which is perfect for presents. To have an awesome winter smell, you can put spices in it. The things that you should have for this recipe are star anise, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, small Clementine, sprigs of rosemary.

· Ninth Recipe

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You can make your own potpourri, which is perfect for fall. This is also for Slow Cooker Potpourri. The things you need to prepare are oranges (two square cuts), cinnamon sticks (six of them), whole cloves (two tablespoons), water (two cups). You can use a thick pot and make sure to set it with the high heat. You need to water, and the amount should be enough as what it requires.

· Tenth Recipe

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You may have observed that there are the same ingredients of making potpourris such as cinnamon sticks, rosemary, and even oranges. However, you can make your own recipe by replacing the orange with the other fruits that belong in a citrus family. You can add some spices you like and herbs you prefer to use.


The scent of your potpourri will depend on the ingredients you put in the mixture. You can adjust the fragrance of your potpourri according to the removal or adding of ingredients. Therefore, make sure to put some ingredients that you would like to smell and put ingredients that would come up with your preferred aroma.