10 DIY Potpourri Recipes to Keep Your Home Smelling Good
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10 DIY Potpourri Recipes to Keep Your Home Smelling Good

Smell that? That’s the scent of lemon, thyme, rosemary, allspice, any spice — you name it — wafting through your home after you give one of these DIY potpourri tutorials a try. So put down the Febreeze and freshen up your rooms the old-fashioned way. Unlike your grandma’s musty sachet of dried rose petals from 1982, we promise these 10 DIY potpourri combos will get your home smelling zesty and oh-so-good.

1. Super Fresh: All it takes are three simple ingredients to make a fresh and energizing scent. This blog also provides printable labels if you want to gift your potpourri. (via Delia Creates)

2. Lookin’ Good: Lavender essential oil amps up the scent in this DIY. Throw in some pretty pebbles so your potpourri looks as good as it smells. (via Free People)

3. Spa Scent: Relax as the soothing smell of lemon, rosemary, cinnamon and vanilla wafts through your home. This is the perfect scent if you’re planning a stay-at-home spa day. (via Mother Thyme)

4. Nuts and Berries: Another classic cold-weather combo, the scent of nuts and dried fruit like citrus, juniper berries and apples in this potpourri recipe will definitely banish your winter blues. (via Hello Natural)

5. Soak It Up: The recipe for these “scented waters” involves simmering all the ingredients together and then storing in the fridge between uses. The perfumed water should keep a strong scent for about three days. (via The Yummy Life)

6. Winter Spice: Spice up the remaining cold winter months by whipping up this batch of cinnamon, cloves, star anise, apples and oranges. Simmer with a bit of water on the stove for a tantalizing, cold-weather scent. (via Julie Blanner)

7. Flower Power: Want to get better sleep or have more vivid dreams? This blog has tips on which flowers and herbs to mix together in potpourri to achieve either sleep option. (via The Mountain Rose Blog)

8. Crazy Good Combos: Yummy food blog The Kitchn has recommendations on which fruits, herbs and spices to simmer together to get your kitchen smelling heavenly. Try lavender, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom for a unique scent. (via The Kitchn)

9. What’s Old Is New: Got a pretty floral bouquet that’s starting to turn brown? Instead of tossing it, turn it into potpourri with this easy DIY. (via PopSugar)

10. Cranberry Splash: Cranberries, oranges, rosemary and a generous sprinkle of spices simmering on the stove will make your nose very happy. (via Rachel Shultz)

Which potpourri combo are you dying to try? Tell us in the comments below!