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15 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 DIY potpourri combos will get your home smelling zesty and oh-so-good.


1. Stovetop Simple: This Hygge-inspired and V. simple DIY potpourri recipe will make your home smell so good, you won’t want to leave your house. (via Brit + Co)

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2. 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)

3. Slow Cooker Scents: Welcome fall with this cinnamon and orange recipe that’s sure to bring the Autumnal vibes (and scents) home. (via The Novice Chef)

4. Rosemary Citrus Smells: Freshen up any space with ALL the citrus, lavender, rosemary, and herbal eucalyptus. (via Hello Glow)

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5. 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)

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6. 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)

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7. 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)

8. Lavender Vanilla Sachet: Meet the updated version of the above-mentioned sachet. Sweet vanilla and floral lavender make a perfect scented combo and the ideal underwear drawer potpourri. (via The 36th Avenue)

9. Thanksgiving Stove Simmer: Your holiday guests are sure to be asking for this recipe once they smell how incredible it is! (via A Beautiful Mess)

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10. 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)

11. 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)

12. 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)

13. 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)

14. 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)

15. 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? Tweet us and tell us @BritandCo!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)