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Homemade Holiday Potpourri Recipes

Homemade Holiday Potpourri
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Every year when the holidays roll around, I try to find something fun and cheap that I can make for the holiday hostess, family, and friends. This year I’m making Homemade Holiday Potpourri.

When making these gifts all you have to do is buy the ingredients and place them in a bag a wah-la, you have a gift ready to give!

To make homemade holiday potpourri you just need a couple of fragrant ingredients!

Like in the image below. I sliced up some oranges, threw in some cranberries, and some fresh rosemary.

That’s not all, you can add other seasonal scents also, like cinnamon, cardamon, etc…

Once you have everything you want in the pan, you simmer it slowly. It will release a pleasant scent into the air, filling up your home with that holiday smell! Mm, smells good!

Orange slices, cranberries, and fresh herbs combined in a pan to make homemade holiday potpourri

Homemade Holiday Potpourri

Recipe 1: Holiday Delight

  • 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup cranberry
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Recipe 2 – Holiday Spice

  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves

Recipe 3 – Peppermint Citrus

  • 5-6  peppermint leaves
  • 2 oranges

Recipe 4 – Cozy by the Fire

  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 orange


  1. Slice oranges/apples.
  2. Add contents to slow cooker or medium saucepan.
  3. Cover with water.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Turn heat to low, and keep uncovered.
  6. Add water as needed.
  7. Enjoy the refreshing aroma of your very own homemade potpourri.

Homemade Holiday Potpourri For Gift Giving

Place ingredients into a plastic zipper bag or glass jar.

  • Use a plastic bag that features special holiday designs for gifting and holiday fun.
  • You could also use washi tape to decorate the bags and make them festive!
  • Add a cute gift tag, with the directions.
Oranges, cranberries, and fresh herbs in a plastic bag

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