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10+ DIY Christmas Potpourri Recipes That Smell Amazing

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Searching for homemade Christmas potpourri recipes to make your home smell Christmassy?

Well look no further, I have the ultimate list of the best smelling Christmas Potpourri Recipes!


Christmas Potpourri Recipe


Homemade potpourri is the perfect recipe to have your home smell like the holidays!

It is a much healthier alternative than candles or air fresheners. 

Simply put the potpourri into a pot filled with water and simmer on the stove.

Simmer pot recipes are an inexpensive way to fragrance your home naturally while humidifying the dry winter air. 

DIY Christmas In a Jar Gift

Not only do I love to have a holiday scented simmer pot on the stove, but I love to give out potpourri as gifts.

Simply fill a small mason jar with all the dry ingredients and attach a pretty ribbon. Then add a small label with the directions to pour into a pot, add water, and simmer on the stove-top.

It is a simple inexpensive homemade gift, that gives the delicious smell of Christmas. 

I scoured the internet to find the perfect DIY Christmas Potpourri Recipes that would bring the spirit of Christmas right into your home.

As an added bonus, some of these have already made labels that you can print out for homemade gifts. 

Homemade Christmas Potpourri Recipes


Fall Simmer Pot Recipe


This is my favorite stovetop potpourri recipe!

It combines apples, oranges, and the perfect blend of holiday spices.

Within minutes of bringing it to a boil, your home will smell amazing!


Courtesy of To Simply Inspire


This homemade potpourri for the holidays by To Simply Inspire includes all my favorite scents of the holidays.

The spices and fruit combined make the most comforting smell of Christmas. 


Crock-pot Simmer Pot Potpourri

Christmas Crockpot Potpourri

Courtesy of Saving Dollars And Sense


This crock-pot potpourri by Saving Dollars and Sense only takes 5 minutes to put together.

It is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy to fill your home with fragrance for hours. 


Winter Simmer Pot Stove Top Potpourri

Winter Simmerpot Potpourri

Courtesy of The Happier Homemaker


This holiday simmer pot recipe by The Happier Homemaker will have your whole house smelling like Christmas.

You only need 3 ingredients, that you probably already have on hand this holiday season. 


Stove Top Potpourri

Stove Top Potpourri

Courtesy of Country Hill Cottage


Enjoy the sweet smell of apples and warming spices in this holiday scented stove-top potpourri by Country Hill Cottage.

This recipe gives some alternatives including using a crock-pot and essential oils. 


Easy DIY Christmas Simmer-Pot Recipe

DIY Christmas Simmerpot Recipe

Courtesy of The American Patriette



With less than a minute of prep, you can have your house smelling like Christmas in no time with this easy DIY Christmas simmer pot recipe by The American Patriette.

This is a very simple recipe with all the favorite Christmas scents. This post even includes already made printable labels for Mason jar lids to give a personal touch. 


Stove-Top Holiday Potpourri 

Stovetop Christmas Potpourri

Courtesy of Hearth and Vine


This dried stove-top holiday potpourri by Hearth and Vine makes the perfect handmade gift. It is budget-friendly and simple to make. The perfect gift for teachers, co-workers, and even your mailman. 


DIY Christmas Potpourri – With Gift Labels

Courtesy of Thrifty Jinxy

Christmas Potpourri


This Christmassy potpourri by Thrifty Jinxy is such a simple DIY gift. Just toss all the natural ingredients into a cellophane bag, tie with a red ribbon, and attach one of the already made labels.

The label lets the receiver know exactly what they need to do to use their potpourri to make their home smell like Christmas!


Christmas Potpourri In A Jar

Christmas Potpourri In A Jar


Christmas Potpourri in a Jar by But First, Joy is a great budget-friendly DIY jar gift. I love the aesthetic look of the beautiful blue jars with fresh fruits and spices. 

If you are looking to give a homemade gift this year, then give the smell of Christmas. This beautiful set will be a hit!


Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars

Christmas Potpourri Gift Jars

Courtesy of Honey & Lime


These DIY Cranberry Orange Stove Top Potpourri Gift Jars by Honey and Lime, are the perfect DIY holiday gift. They are beautiful, rustic, and natural, with the most amazing fragrance.

Stove Top Simmer Scents In A Jar 

Stove Top simmer scents

Courtesy of Dream A Little Bigger


If you are not a fan of cinnamon then you will love this stovetop simmer scent by Dream A Little Bigger.

Instead of the traditional holiday fragrance, this potpourri recipe uses real vanilla beans to give that comforting sweet smell. 


Stovetop Potpourri ingredients to make your home smell like Christmas

Best DIY Potpourri Recipes To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

There you have it! I hope you found the perfect recipe to bring the comforting smell of Christmas into your home. If you plan on giving these as gifts, then check out this tutorial on how to dry orange slices

From my family to yours: Wishing you joy, love, and peace this holiday season!

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Rachel Roy

Monday 23rd of December 2019

I imagine your house smells amazing!


Tuesday 26th of November 2019

What a great idea for neighbor gifts! Usually sweet treats are the norm, but this would make a unique gift!

Hannah Kimmel

Thursday 31st of October 2019

Love these ideas!


Saturday 19th of October 2019

These are great diy giveaway gifts that a truly budget friendly and will make everyone's home smell lovely and christmassy.

Nadia Malik

Friday 18th of October 2019

I never knew you could make them at home. It is a lovely gift and I am definitely going to try making a few of these.