How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas!

Have a favorite recipe to infuse your home with delicious Christmas smells? I have several concoctions I love to simmer on the stovetop, and this is one of my favorites. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas will share the specifics!

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.

How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas!

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
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Ingredients List

1/4 Grapefruit, sliced into wedges

1/2 Apple, sliced

3 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Rosemary Sprig

1 Sprig of Pine or Fir

Handful of fresh cranberries

2 1/2 tsp. Cloves

1 Tbsp. Ground Allspice (a mixture of cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg)

Water to cover

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe

Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.

No need to be rigid about this mix – if you love the smell of grapefruit like I do, use more! Add ingredients to a heavy saucepan including water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add water as needed . Keep an eye on the water level so it doesn’t reduce and begin to burn.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.

It has been a couple of years since I planted rosemary in my little vintage English marmalade jars, and I think they make sweet little holiday trees and smell so fragrant.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
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A bonus to this recipe with cranberries is the little popping they do as they begin to cook – you need not be a child to enjoy this sweet result.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe

Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.

I think I have probably mentioned it a thousand times, but my favorite smell in the world is oranges blossoming on a tree – and you can substitute oranges or clementines for the grapefruit if you wish. I love the sight of the pink grapefruit flesh with the greens, orange, and red.

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
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The pan I used today for this is a 5 qt round cast iron Cusinart casserole pan. Find options HERE and Here.

Here’s my potpourri simmering away…

Here’s a sweet little set of casseroles that could come in handy for all of your holiday cooking:

For safe simmering you won’t have to babysit all day – how about using this…?

3-Qt. Slow Cooker
3 Qt. Crockpot
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.

For a hefty quantity of ground Allspice at a low price, here’s a possibility:

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
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Is there anything more warm and welcoming than the smell of cloves? Find a great value HERE:

How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe

Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio.
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio.
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe

Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio.
How to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. A recipe for a yummy and fragrant citrus and spice potpourri by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #potpourri #recipe
Hello Lovely Studio. How To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas. Create a welcoming and warm holiday scent on your stovetop to enhance cozy and comforting winter days. Citrus, herbs, and spices combine for a complex delicious fragrance to lift the mood.
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Need a Large Wood Slice Platter for your rustic vignettes or a centerpiece? Find one HERE.

I used mine as a cake pedestal for this mini layer cake – find the recipe here.

How I love the sights, sounds, and smells of this Christmas potpourri poppin’ on the stove when it’s cold outside! I’ll be poppin’ into a few of my favorite small businesses tomorrow, including Trove, where these cuties run the place:

Speaking of cuties, are you acquainted with Pip?

And for those of us who grew up watching ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ check this out if you have a few minutes…

Have a favorite Christmas potpourri recipe to share?

Be sure to visit this tour of a beautiful holiday showhouse!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 Comments

  1. Karen
    December 20, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Lovely, Michele. Iā€™m looking forward to trying this recipe today! Thank you, and have a blessed Christmas.

    • michele
      Author
      December 20, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Yay! Hope you love it! Happy Christmas to you. šŸ™‚

  2. Debra Derrickson
    December 20, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Michele,
    I just want you to know what a blessing you and your posts are each morning. I am so grateful you are part of my daily life. May the a Lord send abundant blessings to you and your family this Christmas season.

    With Love,
    Deb

    • michele
      Author
      December 20, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Awww, thank you, Deb, for the wonderful blessing and kindness. Peace to you and yours.

  3. Jen B
    December 24, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Love your blog, but I followed the recipe to a T and used my dutch oven, but it did not fill the house ! In fact, we could only smell it if we were directly over it. Sorry- but will still follow you.

    • michele
      Author
      December 24, 2018 / 11:38 pm

      So sorry it didn’t do the trick! Peace to you.

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