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Fall Potpourri In A Jar (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker & Stovetop Instructions)

Fall Potpourri In A Jar (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker & Stovetop Instructions)

Create your own easy Fall Potpourri at home to bring the delicious, rich, and smooth scents of fall, like apples, oranges, glove and cinnamon, into your home. You can easily make this fantastic Fall Potpourri in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop.


Guys, so many people love fall-flavored things. Fall is known for all things Pumpkin and all things apple. So, why not bring those scents into your home to enjoy while you’re eating or sippin’ on all things fall??

With 3 super easy ways to make your own Apple Orange Cinnamon Potpourri for the house, you have no reason to have a stinky house anymore. Bring these inviting fall scents to your house in 20 minutes or less.

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Why You’ll Love This

  • Good for Your Health – You only use natural ingredients and the potpourri you’ll make isn’t hazardous to your health like other store bought versions
  • Inviting – great way to welcome guests, family and friends to your home
  • Simple – only need 6 fall ingredients
  • Gifts – These make the best frugal homemade gifts to friends and family
Ingredients for homemade fall potpourri recipe.

Ingredients To Make The Best Fall Potpourri

Tools To Make Potpourri

How To Make Fall Potpourri

  1. Grab your knife and cutting board and slice the oranges and apples into about 1/4″ thick slices.
  2. Get your (2) 32oz jars and add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 sliced orange, 1 sliced apple, 4 cinnamon sticks and 1 Tablespoon of cloves into each jar.

Note: You can give this in a sealed jar as a gift with instructions on how to prepare if you want a unique Mason Jar Gift.

How To Make Instant Pot Fall Potpourri

  1. Dump everything from one of the jars into the Instant Pot and set to saute. Add 2 cups of water and 2 Tbsp of vanilla into the Instant Pot as well. If you’re going to use both jars then double these amounts.
  2. Bring everything to a boil.
  3. Once it starts to boil, turn the IP to warm setting, leave the lid off and enjoy the fall aromas. Add water as needed.
Everything in Instant Pot for potpourri.

All About Potpourri

Want to know a little more about potpourri, maybe some potpourri trivia?

Potpourri has been around for a long time and when we say long time, we really mean it. Want to know when was potpourri invented? Take a wild guess….

Potpourri was invented in the 12th century to help keep castles smelling good. Can you believe it? That’s a LONG time.

What Is Potpourri

In simple, Potpourri is a mixture of things gathered together in a container to help bring a welcoming, better scent to a room or house.

In our case, we wanted to make a fall scented potpourri in a jar so we used some of our fall scented components to create a fantastic aroma for the area you choose to put it.

Fall Potpourri Bulk Info

Since all you need to do is create the potpourri in the jar and then add 2 ingredients later when ready to use, this is truly an easy recipe to double, triple or even quadruple (or more) to make bulk fall potpourri. You can give these as gifts throughout the year or stock up so your house never smells bad.

This is a great tactic for those with animals, those with smelly teenagers or stinky kids in diapers. All good reasons to make DIY Fall Potpourri.

Top of jar with DIY potpourri.

Tips, Tricks and Variations

  • This is a fantastic way for realtors to really bring a welcoming, fall, “home-y” aroma to a house they’re showing during an open house or scheduled showing. You can easily bring your own Instant Pot or Slow Cooker to a clients house and bring a jar with your vanilla and grab a few cups of water and BOOM instant added “curb appeal” on the inside! We think the Fall Stovetop Potpourri would be the easiest to make, just bring vanilla and your jar, and grab water from the sink.
  • Cranberry Potpourri– Add some cranberries to your potpourri in a jar to help transition this from a fall to winter potpourri scent.
  • Lemon Potpourri– Continuing in this citrus theme, you can easily swap the apples for lemon slices and have a DIY citrus potpourri recipe.
  • Add a dash of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice to your mixture to really add some YUM.

Can You Make This On The Stovetop?

You absolutely can. If you need a stovetop version of these directions, here ya go! This is a great way to really get the whole house smelling yummy.

House Fall Potpourri Stovetop Recipe

  1. Add everything from the jar to a pot on the stovetop.
  2. Add your water and vanilla. Double water and vanilla if using both jars at once.
  3. Bring everything to a boil, reduce to simmer and enjoy the delicious aromas.
  4. Add water as needed, do not cover with a lid.
Homemade citrus cinnamon potpourri.

Can You Use A Slow Cooker?

Using a slow cooker or crockpot is anotehr great way to bring this fall potpurri liquid and goodies to life! Here’s how to make this fantastic Crock pot potpourri in a slow cooker.

Fall Potpourri Slow Cooker Recipe

  1. Pour everything from the jar into the slow cooker.
  2. Set to high and and 2 cups of water and 2 Tablesppons of vanilla per jar.
  3. Bring everything to a boil. Do not put lid on.
  4. Add water as needed and enjoy the scents.

How Long Does Crockpot Poutpourri Last?

While you’ll need to keep refreshing the water, this potpourri spice blend should last 3 – 4 days in the crock pot. Make sure to refresh the water often.

Is Potpourri Safe?

Great question. Everyone always wants to know if things are safe before they go wafting it around their house. Well you’re in luck friends because this homemade Natural Potpourri is very safe.

It’s made with all natural ingredients and doesn’t have any toxins or other things in them like other things may (think regular consumer candle).

Also, this isn’t a flammable thing like conventional candles. But we do want to remind you to keep an eye on the water level so you don’t go burning your creation in the Crockpot, Instant Pot or on the stovetop.

Potpourri gift in a jar.

How Long Does It Take To Prepare?

It’s super simple and super quick. It only takes about 10 minutes, if that, to prepare everything. Then you only need about 5 or so minutes to cook it on your choice of cooking method.

How Can I Make My House Smell Good In The Fall?

Well guys, this is the answer! Make your homemade potpourri and your house will smell amazing all year long. You can change up the ingredients to bring other seasonal flavors and aromas to your home.

Potpourri in a jar is always a great way to bring a nice scent to your home.

Other Recipes In A Jar

Ice Cream in a Jar (coming soon) | Who doesn’t love homemade ice cream? Now you can make your own diy ice cream in a jar.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Frappe | A classic fall Starbs style drinking bringing delicious Pumpkin and Gingersnap flavors to life.

Pumpkin Parfait | This is a family favorite over here. Layers of pumpkin puree, yogurt and a granola mixture, makes this a tasty dessert or breakfast treat.

Fall Potpourri Mason Jar

Fall Potpourri In A Jar

Yield: (2) 32 oz Mason Jars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

All natural fall potpurri has never been so easy to make- Stovetop version, Crockpot or Instant Pot instructions available.

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons of whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
  • 8 sticks of cinnamon
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 tablespoons of vanilla

Instructions

Potpourri Jars

  1. Grab your knife and cutting board and slice the oranges and apples into about 1/4" thick slices.
  2. Get your 2 32oz jars and add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 sliced orange, 1 sliced apple, 4 cinnamon sticks and 1 Tablespoon of cloves into each jar.

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Dump everything from one of the jars into the Instant Pot and set to saute. Add 2 cups of water and 2 Tbsp of vanilla into the Instant Pot as well. If you're going to use both jars then double these amounts.
  2. Bring everything to a boil.
  3. Once it starts to boil, turn the IP to the warm setting, leave the lid off and enjoy the fall aromas. Add water as needed.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Add everything from the jar to a pot on the stovetop.
  2. Add your water and vanilla. Double water and vanilla if using both jars at once.
  3. Bring everything to a boil, reduce to simmer and enjoy the delicious aromas.
  4. Add water as needed, do not cover with a lid.


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