Make Your Own Autumn Potpourri


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Make Your Own Autumn Potpourri

A Cozy Lifestyle with Clearissa Coward


One of the most awesome parts of fall is the fragrance. Cinnamon, cloves, apples, pumpkin, oranges, lavender, vanilla – they all bring to mind the wonderful fall season along with the cool rush of air that signals the coming of the fall holidays. Today I will give you a few recipes to Make Your Own Autumn Potpourri. WhooHoo!

Depending on the smells you like, you can make different potpourri recipes to bring out the smell and feeling you prefer and that makes your home smell good and you feel cozy.

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You only need a few household items to make your personal potpourri fragrance. All you need is dried flowers, zest, cloves, cinnamon sticks, apples, pumpkins, other fall-scented plants, essential oil is optional, and water. Try different combinations to see what makes your house smell best. You can also try these same ingredients and leave in dishes around your house to bring up those smells throughout your home


You can dry flowers, fruit, and more at home yourself just using your oven or by hanging the arrangements upside down in a dry place? Well, you can. If you have a dehydrator, you can also use that. Or you can use an oven, parchment paper, and a low temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours until the fruit or flowers are completely dried. Alternatively, you can buy already dried ingredients and spices, as well as oils to make everything smell even stronger.

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Do not be afraid to bring in things from the outside, or use things that you know normally smell good when you are cooking, like coffee. Ground coffee in the right potpourri mix can smell divine and bring just the right spirit to your fall décor ideas.

Following are several different potpourri recipes for you to try and remember once you get the hang of it, you can mix and match the ingredients to your personal taste. For instance, personally, I love adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to any potpourri mix I make. It is all about what you like.

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Lavender and Spice and Everything Nice

1 bunch dried lavender
1 TBS ground nutmeg
1 TBS whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
2 cups water

Add to a small slow cooker on low with the lid on it. Keep going all day by adding water as needed.

Dried Apple Spice Potpourri

1 cup apple slices, dried
2 TBS ground cinnamon
2 TBS whole cloves
1/4 TBS allspice berries
2 TBS Otis root powder
10 cinnamon sticks
10 small pinecones
Cinnamon oil

Combine into a jar big enough for the pinecones to fit, put the lid on tightly and shake. Add as much cinnamon oil as you think you need to make it smell as you wish. After a couple of weeks, you can remove the pinecones with tongs and allow to dry. The smell should stay. Put in a basket and leave on a dresser or bathroom counter to bring fall smells inside.


Orange Spice Potpourri

10 slices freshly dried oranges
1 bunch of pinecones
1/4 cup star anise
10 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup whole cloves

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl using as much as you need to fill the bowl that you’re using to help impart the scent to the house. You can add whole oranges, flowers, rocks, and other elements to the mix to make it look extra special for the fall.


Anything you think smells good in the fall can be used to help make a wonderful potpourri. From dried pumpkin, dried berries, to cloves and coffee, the only thing limiting you is your imagination. Use these ideas to get started. And do not forget a few drops of peppermint.

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11 thoughts on “Make Your Own Autumn Potpourri

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  5. indah nuria says:

    oh my CLearissa… I am sooo tempted to bring the Fall ambience to my home. I sometimes just simply put dried cinnamon on a table to spice thing up. I should try your blend here. Cheers from #OMHGWW

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