Potpourri Simmer Pot

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #1960

November 03, 2011

"Love homemade Potpourri pots made with natural ingredients from the kitchen not only for Christmas and holidays but all year around. The fragrance fills your home with the fresh aroma that entices and makes your home feel warm and inviting. I prefer using large crock pots having one on both levels. The lower level pot has the aromatic scent gently wafting up, greeting family and friends as they step in the door. I keep a close watch adding water so it never boils dry. As an extra precaution the one on the lower level is on a timer. Get simmering, adding your favourite ingredients in the amount that best suits you, you will soon have your very own personal fragrant spicy blends that you love as much as I do mine!"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (143.5 g)
  • Calories 112.3
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 6986.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.8 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 133.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 56.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add water to cooking pot, potpouri pot or as I do in a large crock pot filling 2/3 full

Step 2

Add ingredients as listed as much or as little as you wish (you may sub with your favourite spices and ingredients, there are many to choose from - nutmeg, allspice, sliced oranges, sliced ginger, almond extract, all of which I use to vary my simmer pots.)

Step 3

Simmer on low to release the fragrance adding water when needed, adding more spices to the pot when the fragrance of the potpourri begins to fade. I add the salt to keep it fresh and change it weekly.

Step 4

Choose a spot that is safely out of reach of children and animals - never leave a pot on the stove unattended - always unplug your pot when going to sleep or leaving the house.


No special items needed.

7 Reviews


I LOVE IT! Finally got around to making this lovely potpouri and so glad I did. It's so relaxing and makes the house smell great. Aromatherapy really does work!! Thank you Gerry for sharing! Made it for Pick Me tag game.


review by:
(9 Mar 2019)

Shar Pei

I am smelling this now as it floats all through the house and smells so good. I added in slices of orange too. Couldn't find the fenuqreek seeds but it didn't ruin it not having them. Still smells ah ma zzzinggg!


review by:
(24 Dec 2015)


I love this! Here we are approaching the holidays, and how I miss being home! Even though I know it will never fall below 85 degrees, this made the house smell like HOLIDAYS!!! If I close my eyes, I can pretend it's a brisk fall afternoon with leaves swirling in the grass. Until I open them, of course, and realize I'm still here in the rainforest. LOL!


review by:
(10 Nov 2014)


I have been doing variations of this for years, but had never added fenugreek. Nice touch. This smelled great. A suggestion for Christmas time: Go to a natural foods store and find a small bottle of balsam oil or cedar oil. Add a few drops to your simmering pot for a nice evergreen scent.


review by:
(10 Nov 2013)


I made this without the fenugreek seeds and placed all the ingredient in a crock-pot on the high setting without the lid. Gerry, this smells so good.....


review by:
(26 Oct 2013)


My house smells wonderful. I love this. I used the ingredients listed but didn't really measure. I had some preserved lemons and added them to the mix.


(20 Feb 2013)

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