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Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri

Make your house smell like Christmas with this Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri recipe that has a blend of sweet and spicy aromas to fill your home!

Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri

I love this time of year when get ready for the holidays starting with cleaning the house, baking, wrapping, and decorating while listening to Christmas music. Having holiday potpourri slow cooking in the background just adds to the holiday spirit.

Please note that this recipe is not to drink and for potpourri purposes only!

Christmas Potpourri

This DIY Potpourri is easy to make either in a slow cooker or on the stovetop. I honestly think it smells and is better than most candles cause it’s not overpowering and has no harmful chemicals. Making stovetop potpourri is another way you can do it if you don’t want to use the slow cooker. I personally love using the crock pot so I don’t have to leave my stove on the whole time. It’s just the best scent that makes your house so warm, cozy and inviting.

how to make Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri

What you Need to Make Simmering Potpourri

  • Fresh Cranberries – fresh cranberries work best for this recipe.
  • Dehydrated Orange Slices – you can make your own using this dehydrated orange slices recipe.
  • Sprigs Rosemary – adds more scent and color to the potpourri mix.
  • Cinnamon Sticks – any kind of cinnamon sticks will work and you can find these in the spice aisle at the grocery store.
  • Whole Cloves – adds more aroma of sweet and spicy to the combination.
  • Star Anise – adds an aroma the smell of licorice.

Tips and Variations

  • Substitute dehydrated grapefruit, clementine, tangerine or lemon slices or combination for dehydrated orange slices.
  • Substitute one fresh clementine for dehydrated orange slices.
  • If your jar or container is larger or smaller than the amount of potpourri the recipe makes, you can simply add more or less ingredients until your container is the desired level of filled.
  • This potpourri can also be heated on the stovetop if preferred, just follow slow cooker instructions and heat on low.

stovetop potpourri gift in a jar

Homemade Potpourri Gift in a Jar

This Potpourri is SUPER easy to put together and also makes a very pretty DIY Christmas gift. It is excellent for gifting to teachers, coworkers, or neighbors; and also makes an awesome hostess gift or just make it for yourself for a fantastic smelling home! To make it a gift just add a gift tag with tips for using potpourri and decorate jar or container however you want.

simmering potpourri

Ingredients for Each Gift Package or Single Use

Prep Time: 5-15 minutes (For Gifting)
Cooking Time: As long as desired, keep water in pan.
Total Time: 5 – 15 minutes for gifting. As long as desired for cooking.

1 cup Fresh Cranberries
3-4 Dehydrated Orange Slices
2-3 Sprigs Rosemary
2-3 Cinnamon Sticks
2-3 teaspoons Whole Cloves
2-3 Star Anise

How to Make Holiday Potpourri Gifts

Put all above ingredients in a jar or other container for gifting.

Print out gift tag and tie onto jar, decorate jar however desired. Jar is ready to gift.

If not gifting, put all above ingredients into a slow cooker or pan for the stovetop with 4-6 cups of water. Simmer on low if using stovetop. If using slow cooker, set on high and cook as desired. Add additional water as needed. Add a splash of vanilla or almond extract for an added twist.

Once activated store in refrigerator when not in use for 5-7 days. Reheat as desired to fill your home with a holiday scent.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Once activated store in refrigerator when not in use for 5-7 days. Reheat as desired to fill your home with a holiday scent.

Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri

Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Make your house smell like Christmas with this Holiday Slow Cooker Potpourri recipe that has a blend of sweet and spicy aromas to fill your home!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 3-4 Dehydrated Orange Slices
  • 2-3 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 2-3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2-3 teaspoons Whole Cloves
  • 2-3 Star Anise

Instructions

    1. Put all above ingredients in a jar or other container for gifting.
    2. Print out gift tag and tie onto jar, decorate jar however desired. Jar is ready to gift.
    3. If not gifting, put all above ingredients into a slow cooker or pan for the stovetop with 4-6 cups of water. Simmer on low if using stovetop. If using slow cooker, set on high and cook as desired. Add additional water as needed. Add a splash of vanilla or almond extract for an added twist.
    4. Once activated store in refrigerator when not in use for 5-7 days. Reheat as desired to fill your home with a holiday scent.

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