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Christmas Potpourri in a Jar Stove Top, Slow Cooker, Instant Pot + Free Printable Gift Tag

21 November

Learn how to make Christmas potpourri. You can make this with fresh ingredients for smell of Christmas potpourri or use dried ingredients to make Christmas potpourri in a jar. You can simmer this on the stove, in a Crock Pot slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot.





How to Make Christmas Potpourri


I like to make my house smell good all the time. I usually burn my homemade essential oil wax melts, but during the holidays I like to make a Christmas simmer pot.


This Christmas scented potpourri is easy to use fresh or dry ingredients. You then add water and let it simmer to release the wonderful aroma of Christmas.


You can then store leftovers in a jar in the fridge for several days to use it again.


This Christmas stovetop potpourri is a natural way to scent your home without using artificial ingredients or synthetic scents.


The scent comes from the fruits and spices, and you can also add essential oils for aromatherapy.





How Can I Make My House Smell Good at Christmas?


Making Christmas scented potpourri is great for when you have company or you’re spending time as a family.


Scents can invoke emotions, and you can use your favorite scents to set the mood of your home for the holidays.


Here are several ways to make your home smell like Christmas naturally:



What is a Christmas Simmer Pot?


A Christmas stovetop potpourri is a mix of dried or fresh fruits, herbs, and spices. You can also add essential oils if desired.


You then add water and let the smell of Christmas potpourri simmer to release the natural scents. I like to use my Crock Pot slow cooker or Instant Pot, but you can also use the stove top.


What is the Purpose of a Simmer Pot?


A smell of Christmas potpourri simmer pot is meant to scent your home naturally with fruit and spices. Since it’s natural, it won’t introduce artificial scents or other ingredients from air fresheners into your home.





What Do You Do With Stove Top Potpourri?


You simply place the fresh or dried Christmas potpourri in a pan and add water. Then let it simmer to release the scent.


You can also place the dried ingredients in a jar to make your own Christmas stove top potpourri gift.


What Can I Simmer for Christmas Smell?


You can definitely create your own Christmas scented potpourri and adapt this recipe. Here are some good things to add:



  



What Do You Put in a Potpourri Jar?


If you want to make homemade potpourri gifts, then you will have to use dried fruit, herbs, and spices. Simply place the dried herbs in a quart sized mason jar.


Then the recipient can add water to fill and place in a pan, Crock Pot, or Instant Pot to make Christmas potpourri in a jar.


Can You Use Essential Oils in Simmer Pots?


Yes, you can use essential oils to make a Christmas simmer pot. Since you won’t be apply the oils to your skin, there’s no need to dilute with a carrier oil.


You can simply add a drop or two to the simmer pot for the smell of Christmas potpourri.


Which Essential Oils Smell Like Christmas?


You can use any of the following essential oils or blends to make your own Christmas potpourri:



Revive also has a Christmas Trio with Holiday Heaven, Christmas Tree, and Christmas Morning or their Limited Edition Holiday Blend Kit with Cinnamon Roll, Winter Cocoa, Christmas Wreath, and Candy Cane Latte.





How Long Does Stovetop Potpourri Last?


This Christmas stovetop potpourri will last about 4 days. Let it simmer for a few hours and then turn it off. It will release a scent as it cools.


Once it’s cool, place it in a quart sized mason jar and store in the fridge. Then add it to your simmer pot to make potpourri.


You can reuse it several times until it loses its scent.


Can You Reuse Christmas Potpourri?


Yes, you can reuse Christmas potpourri in a jar several times until it loses its scent. How long you can reuse it depends on how high the heat is when you simmer and how long you let it simmer each time.


How Long Does Stovetop Potpourri Last in the Jar?


This Christmas potpourri in a jar will last about 4 days once you add water to it. After that, the water can grow nasties, even when stored in the fridge.


However, if you use dried fruit, herbs, and spices, then your homemade potpourri gifts will last for several weeks in a jar as long as you don’t add water.


For dried herbs and spices, I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs, Grass Roots Herb Supply, or Mountain Maus Remedies.




Christmas Potpourri in a Jar Printable Gift Tags


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Christmas Scented Potpourri Ingredients


You will need the following to make a Christmas simmer pot:



 


How to Make Christmas Potpourri In a Jar


Slice the lemon and orange into ¼ inch slices. Add all of the ingredients evenly between two quart mason jars except the vanilla extract and the water. If you don’t make your Christmas simmer pot right away, then store this in the fridge until needed if you use fresh fruit or spices.


Instant Pot Directions


To make the smell of Christmas potpourri in the Instant Pot, add the contents of the jar and set to saute. Add 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract. Set the Instant Pot to warm and enjoy the scent. Leave the lid off and add water as needed.





Stovetop Directions


To make a Christmas stovetop potpourri, add the contents of the jar, 2 cups water water, and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract to a large saucepan. Bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Do not add a lid to the pan. Add more water as needed.


Slow Cooker Directions


To make your own Christmas potpourri in a Crock Pot slow cooker, add the jar contents, 2 cups water water, and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract to the slow cooker. Leave the lid off and turn the slow cooker to high. You can reduce the heat to medium if desired.


If you want to give these as a Christmas stovetop potpourri gift, use dried fruit, herbs, and spices. If you use fresh fruit or herbs, then you will need to store the Christmas scented potpourri jars in the fridge.


This Christmas Simmer Pot Recipe was originally published at Everything Pretty.


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Christmas, simmer pot, potpourri, slow cooker, instant pot
Yield: 2 jars
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $10

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Recipe

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 20 M
How to make a Christmas stovetop potpourri recipe with fresh or dried fruit, herbs, and spices.

materials:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract (make your own vanilla extract from vanilla beans)
  • 1-2 drops essential oils (optional)
  • 2 Quart mason jars

tools:

  • Pan
  • Slow Cooker
  • Instant Pot

steps:

Instant Pot Directions
  1. To make the smell of Christmas potpourri in the Instant Pot, add the contents of the jar and set to saute. Add 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract. Set the Instant Pot to warm and enjoy the scent. Leave the lid off and add water as needed.
Stovetop Directions
  1. To make a Christmas stovetop potpourri, add the contents of the jar, 2 cups water water, and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract to a large saucepan. Bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Do not add a lid to the pan. Add more water as needed.
Slow Cooker Directions
  1. To make your own Christmas potpourri in a Crock Pot slow cooker, add the jar contents, 2 cups water water, and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract to the slow cooker. Leave the lid off and turn the slow cooker to high. You can reduce the heat to medium if desired.

NOTES:

Your Christmas potpourri jar will last about 5 days in the fridge with water or fresh fruit.  For a longer shelf life or to give as a gift, use dried fruit, herbs, and spices.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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