Two Simmering Fall Potpourri Recipes Smell Like Grandma’s Baking

Fall is not complete without the scents of pumpkin and apple filling the air.  Make simmering fall potpourri and enjoy baked-fresh aroma all season!

We love the rich scents of pies baking in the oven.  Of course, we don’t have time or room in our clothes to bake all day long.  We could buy scented candles, but they can get so expensive and the scents can be so overwhelming that they can cause headaches.

How about creating a lovely natural scent of two favorite autumn pies without having to whip out the rolling pin?



Clean and Scentsible has two great potpourri recipes for us that will fill the whole house with the warm scents of pumpkin and apple pie.  She suggests playing with the recipes, adding whatever strikes your fancy and also reminds us that we can keep the mixtures in the fridge to reuse later.


Here’s what you need to make simmering Fall Potpourri at home:

Pumpkin Pie Spice Potpourri

  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice {you could always use water too}
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 an apple or dried apple slices

Apple Pie Potpourri

  • 1 small apple thinly sliced
  • 2 cups liquid {apple cider, apple juice, or water}
  • 1 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp. nutmeg

Visit Clean and Scentsible for the complete instructions for both recipes.


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