Grandma’s Stove Top Potpourri Recipe

Author:  Spring (Jordan)

I have been enjoying the fragrance of my paternal grandmother’s stove-top potpourri every fall and winter for as long as I can remember.  Every year she sends a big bag of it to me.  Finally, I decided to get the recipe, and I would be a bad blogger if I didn’t pass it along to you.  Unfortunately, you’ll have to take my word for it – It smells GREAT!  Remember, this is not to be consumed.  It is for simmering and smelling, only.

CinnamonPotpourri - Grandma's Stove Top Potpourri Recipe


Use equal amounts of the following.

All spice

Dried orange peels, cut into small pieces

Whole cloves

Cinnamon sticks, cut into small pieces

Juniper berries, optional

Rose hips, optional

A few drops of cinnamon oil

Mix all ingredients well to distribute the oil.  Store in an airtight container.  It can be put in plastic or cellophane bags for gift giving.  To use, sprinkle a few spoons full in a pan of water, and simmer gently without a lid.  Do not let it boil dry.

Note:  Grandma, who is 87, has always purchased all of her ingredients from The San Francisco Herb Company(She writes out an order to them).  Their prices are great because you buy in bulk.  She adds the rose hips and juniper berries for color only.

Have a great week-end!


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  1. says

    I have been doing this for years also. I love the way it makes the house smell. What a blessing that your grandmother makes this each year! She sounds like an amazing person and I think that is awesome that she writes out her order to them.

  2. Beth says

    I love this recipe for potpourri~and will try it. I generally don’t like commercial “home Fragrances”, but this reminds me of Swedish Glogg, which I tried on my trip to Stockholm. I have been busy, busy but I am making plans to try some of the Scandinavian food treat that I sampled on my recent trip.