It’s Beginning To Smell a Lot Like Christmas: 3 Quick Recipes For Homemade Holiday Potpourri

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You know that smell of warm apple pie or fresh pine that just screams it’s the holiday season? Why not use your favorite essential oils to keep that smell lasting all season long? Try these quick and easy homemade potpourri recipes and tell me what you think. You’ll have everyone wishing it was Christmas all year long.

Step 1. Choose Your Fragrance

Merry Christmas Scented Potpourri with Essential Oils



For a fresh pine and wintery fragrance, all you need are about 10 – 12 drops Idaho Christmas Spirit Essential Oil. The sweet yet spicy blend of orange, cinnamon and spruce essential oils will make everyone feel right at home for the holidays.

Mom’s Apple Pie Scented Potpourri with Essential Oils



For a warm spicy fragrant potpourri, add 5-6 drops each of the following oils:

  • Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • Nutmeg Essential Oil
  • Ginger Essential Oil
    The warm fragrance of these oils are great for uplifting the spirits to get everyone in the mood for holiday cheer.
Keep Calm Scented Potpourri with Essential Oils



To help ease the stress of the holidays and keep everyone in “chill” mode, try blending 6-8 drops each of Balsam Fir Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil. Both of Lavender and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils are great for aromatherapy as well as emotional balance. Just what you need for the holidays!

Step 2. Make Your Potpourri

The following items make great potpourri for the holidays. Mix and match these items to create the look you want and place them in a glass bowl or vase to display throughout your home.

  • Make your own potpourri using your favorite dried fruits, plants and festive decor

    Make your own potpourri using your favorite dried fruits, plants and festive decor

    Dried Fruit Slices (slice oranges, lemons and apples as thin as you can and dry them in an oven at 250 degrees)

  • Decorative Wicker Balls
  • Dried Flowers (you can dry them yourself if you have time or purchase them from your favorite craft store)
  • Dried Leaves
  • Pine Cones
  • Whole Cloves
  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Fun holiday accents such as pine garland, holly berries, or any plant that makes you get into the holiday spirit!

Step 3: Add Your Essential Oil Fragrance to Your Potpourri and Enjoy

* Cool Tip From Martha Stewart: Want your essential oil scents to last longer, mix a small amount of Orris Root Powder in with the potpourri before you add the essential oils. This will help the oils last longer. Huh? Who knew?

Want the Essential Oils We Used In This Homemade Potpourri Recipes?

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