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Spring and Summer Stovetop Potpourri

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I love the smell of different stovetop fragrances, and when I’m cleaning, it sets the mood for me to get into the cleaning spirit. These aromas are not just for cleaning, but I love how they make the entire house smell amazing within 30 minutes.

The thing about stovetop potpourri is that you can use many fruits, spices, flowers, and oils to create fabulous blends, and it budget-friendly. Think about it, how often do you throw fruits away because they have been set in your fruit tray or refrigerator, never to be eaten? Well… boil them!!

All you have to do is get out a pot; I love a big soup pot and a few fruits, herbs, flowers, oils, and let the magic begin.


Regardless of which stovetop creation you decide to create, make sure that you use a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients and water. Make sure that you check your pot every hour and refill as needed. Please keep it on a nice simmer. You do not want to boil the ingredients, and it will smell like WHAT DID YOU DO! That is all you have to do.

Citrus Delight

This aroma is light and crisp with a citrus appeal. It’s very refreshing to me, like a Bright Spring Morning.

  • 2 lemon sliced
  • 2 lime sliced
  • 4 slices of grapefruit
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 1 handful of mint
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 cups of water
Apple cinnamon
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If you love the smell of warm apples and cinnamon, you will love this. It smells incredible, and it may make you hungry. You have been warned.

Pina colada delight
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This fantastic aroma is so unique it will make you want to sit back and daydream of sunny skies and sandy beaches. Listen to your favorite music and let the smell take you away.

  • 1 cup of pineapple or 2 slices of pineapples
  • 3 strawberries
  • 2 slices of lime

2 slices of lemon

Strawberry heaven
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This smell is nothing but what the name says, Strawberry Heaven. It will have your house smelling so good you will have nothing but strawberry dreams.

  • 5-6 strawberries
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups of water
Lemon and Rosemary
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This is the smell of spring after a grand Spring Cleaning. I have added a cinnamon stick from time to time to give it a spicy, clean aroma. I love this smell when the entire house is clean, and I have aired out the house. It just smells fabulous.

  • 3 lemons
  • 1 bunch of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
Lavender Fields
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I love this aroma so much. This is hands down my favorite smell of all of these. It smells so calming and relaxing. I would recommend doing this before bed; I want to lounge around after simmering this.

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One reply on “Spring and Summer Stovetop Potpourri”

These are fantastic!! I really love them all!!! My favorites are Lavender Fields and Apple Cinnamon!!! It smells so good, I be trying to eat the pot Chile!! Keep them coming!!

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