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Crock Pot Potpourri

Crock Pot Potpourri is the perfect way to have your home smell like the holidays throughout the entire season as it combines cinnamon sticks, orange slices, rosemary, cloves, allspice, and cranberries to create an aroma that will make you want to sing Christmas Songs all day long!

Crock Pot Potpourri

I love the smell of holiday scent potpourri bursting through the house this time of year! It is seriously one of my favorite scents of all time! Combine the smell with a warm cup of Peppermint White Hot Chocolate and a Christmas movie and I am in heaven! 

crock pot potpourri

The other day I showed you how to make Instant Pot Potpourri so I thought it would be a great idea to show you how to make the same recipe, but in the crockpot to give you lots of options this holiday season. 

crock pot potpourri

Making crockpot potpourri is simple. It really comes down to throwing some delicious scents into the crockpot and turning it on warm and letting the scent create an aroma that you will absolutely love. Not only that, but this potpourri makes a great gift idea. 

crock pot potpourri

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Water
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 3 Sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 TBSP Whole Cloves
  • 1 TBSP Whole Allspice
  • 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries

How to make crockpot potpourri

  • Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker. 
crock pot potpourri
  • Heat on LOW. (keep an eye on the water level and add water as needed)

How To Use Potpourri Crock Pot

Using a potpourri crock pot, often referred to as a simmer pot or simmering potpourri pot, is a great way to fill your home with delightful scents. Here’s a simple guide on how to use it:

Ingredients:

  1. Liquid Base:
    • Water, apple juice, or cranberry juice are common choices.
  2. Fruits:
    • Sliced citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, or limes.
    • Apple slices or cranberries.
    • Berries like blueberries or raspberries.
  3. Spices:
    • Cinnamon sticks.
    • Whole cloves.
    • Nutmeg.
  4. Herbs:
    • Fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or mint can add a pleasant herbal scent.
crock pot potpourri

Steps:

  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Wash and slice the fruits.
    • Measure out the liquid base.
    • Gather spices and herbs.
  2. Combine Ingredients in the Crock Pot:
    • Place the prepared fruits, spices, and herbs into the potpourri crock pot.
  3. Add Liquid:
    • Pour the liquid base (water, juice, etc.) over the ingredients. Ensure that it covers them but doesn’t overflow.
  4. Turn On the Crock Pot:
    • Set the crock pot to a low or simmer setting. This allows the ingredients to release their scents slowly without boiling.
  5. Monitor Water Levels:
    • Check the water level periodically. If it gets low, add more liquid to prevent burning and to keep the potpourri going.
  6. Enjoy the Aroma:
    • As the ingredients heat up, they will release their aromatic compounds, filling your home with a pleasant scent.
  7. Experiment with Variations:
    • Feel free to experiment with different combinations of fruits, spices, and herbs to create your favorite scents. You can also adjust the quantities based on your preferences.
  8. Turn Off When Done:
    • Once you’ve enjoyed the fragrance and want to stop the potpourri, turn off the crock pot and let it cool before cleaning.
crock pot potpourri

Tips:

  • Safety First:
    • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific potpourri crock pot.
    • Don’t leave the crock pot unattended, especially if it’s your first time using it.
  • Customize Scents:
    • Customize the potpourri based on the season or your mood. For example, add pine needles and cranberries for a festive winter scent.
  • Gift Idea:
    • Consider making potpourri as a thoughtful homemade gift. Package the dried ingredients in a jar with instructions for use.

Using a potpourri crock pot is an easy and enjoyable way to enhance the ambiance of your home with natural scents.

crock pot potpourri

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • This aroma is totally customizable. You can easily omit some of the ingredients or add to them to create a smell that you love that shouts “come in and stay awhile” to all who visit. 
  • You want to be sure to keep your crockpot on low. This allows the smells to still percolate through the house. 
  • Be sure to check the water level every 5 hours or so. If it is getting low, just add more water. 
crock pot potpourri

How To Use Potpourri Crock Pot

Using a potpourri crock pot is a straightforward and delightful way to fill your living space with inviting scents. Begin by selecting a combination of dried flowers, fruits, and spices, such as cinnamon sticks, cloves, or citrus peels, You can get creative with your scents. Cover the potpourri crock pot with its lid, allowing the mixture to simmer and fill the air with a pleasant aroma. Monitor water levels and ingredient potency, making adjustments as needed. Experiment with different ingredient combinations to customize scents, and always follow safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Once you’re finished, turn off the crock pot, let it cool, and clean it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

crock pot potpourri

Can I Make This on the Stovetop

Yes, this recipe is extremely versatile. Not only can you make it in the crock pot or the instant pot. You can also make this on your stovetop. Using a medium to large saucepan, fill with 4 cups of water. Add in all of your ingredients. Turn the flame to simmer. Allow it to simmer on the back burner for as long as you like, just keep checking on the water level and add more if needed.

crock pot potpourri

Storage

This recipe easily stores in the crockpot for up to 3 days. When you want a break from the fragrance, just turn the crockpot to off and place the lid on your pot. When you are ready to start the fragrance again, remove the lid and turn to low. 

crock pot potpourri

Love the crockpot? Try these other crockpot recipes!

Crockpot chicken and stuffing

Slow cooker chicken pot pie

Crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

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crock pot potpourri
crock pot potpourri

Crock Pot Potpourri

Crock Pot Potpourri is the perfect way to have your home smell like the holidays throughout the entire season as it combines cinnamon sticks, orange slices, rosemary, cloves, allspice, and cranberries to create an aroma that will make you want to sing Christmas Songs all day long!

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Water
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 3 Sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 TBSP Whole Cloves
  • 1 TBSP Whole Allspice
  • 1 Cup Fresh Cranberries

Instructions

    1. Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker. 
    2. Heat on LOW.

Notes

**Check every few hours and add water if needed

***You can use this over a couple of day period, just place your lid on when not in use.

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2 Comments

    1. Place the whole orange, cinnamon sticks, the fresh cranberries, the rosemary. Allspice, and cloves all into a mason jar. Write on a little note the cooking directions and tie with a cute string around it. You can also opt to dehydrate the slices of oranges to give it a longer shelf life. The fresh cranberries will last up to two months if kept refrigerated.

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