Learn how to make a DIY Stove Top Home Fragrance with just a few ingredients. A quick and easy potpourri recipe to make your home smell fresh and cozy!
There are lots of ways to cozy up your home - surrounding yourself with family mementos and antiques, putting snuggly soft pillows on the sofa, a comforting plush throw thrown across the arm of a chair.
Even a soft fluffy dog lying at your feet would cozy up your home (my Labradoodle is lying on my feet as we speak).
But scent is also a great way to give your home that cozy farmhouse feel.
How do I make my home smell good?
Sure I could burn a candle or spray some store-bought scent into the air, but with my son's asthma-like issues and my sensitive nose, I prefer a lighter scent like this lemon, rosemary and vanilla scent I'm going to show you how to make.
And it is all-natural.
Lemon And Rosemary DIY Stove Top Home Fragrance
- Pint sized mason jar
- 2 small lemons
- 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cut lemons into thin slices
- Put sliced lemons, rosemary and vanilla into pint sized mason jar
- Fill jar with water and cover with lid
- Jar can be refrigerated for 1-2 weeks
- When ready to use, pour contents of jar into a sauce pan along with an extra cup of water
- Bring water to a boil on the stove and then reduce to a low simmer
- Add more water during the day as the water evaporates.
- Do not leave it unattended.
- Turn handle of the pot away from the edge of the stove so no one dumps the hot water on themselves.
- Do not leave the house with it on the stove, because that goes hand in hand with Do not leave it unattended.
Did I leave out anything?
Oh yeah, DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED!
This is my pot on the wood stove. I normally use a cast iron one, but the black cast iron pot didn't show up as well on the black stove, so it was the cute farmhouse white enamelware pot for the win.
And BTW, I don't leave it unattended.
And to keep up with my crafting faux pas, like leaving the sewing needle in my Valentine's Day banner, the cute vintage mason jar that I used for the photos has a big old chip out of the rim! Glad I'm not drinking out of it!
I may need to start wearing my glasses when I'm taking photos.
So pin to your heart's content.
And before you run out to the kitchen and start slicing up all your lemons here are some more posts that you might enjoy:
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I'll try this when I know I'll be home the whole day. I hope the vapors will reach the second floor of my place. When done, the mixture would go into my disposal or compost pile and give it a nice scent as well.
This may sound weird, but do you think this could be "canned" in a hot water bath and given as gifts several months down the road? That way, it wouldn't take up precious space in my fridge until I give them as gifts.....what do you think?
I don't know enough about canning, but I would think so. It's sort of the same concept, so it would probably work.
Is there any way to do this without leaving the stove top on? Maybe use a wax warmer for example.
Try putting it on a wood stove, Still keep an eye on it That;s what I do. I Out it in an old cast iron pot and let it go. That `way if it dies dry out, you wont hurt the pot.Just scrape it clean and start it over
Now that is a great idea. If I did it on the stove I would be the one coming back here saying I burned the house down. Lol.
Thank you for the new recipe to use, I will also be putting it on my wood stove. I like that your jar had a chip out of it, it shows that even flawed items can have there use, I have used many glass items that have a chip in them for a different project. I try to never throw away anything that I might be able to put to use for something else somewhere down the road and no I am not a hoarder, lol.
Something that could be left unattended is a slow cooker!
Just tested folowing all the instructions. Smells very well! Thanks for your sharing!
Could this be used in my popari burner i think it would be swfer than the stove top great ideas thanx for the tips
I would think so as long as you keep an eye on it.
I use cinnamon sticks, cloves and citrus peels. Smells amazing. Of course water. Simmer on stove. Do not leave unattended for sure.
Love this "new to me" scent. My question is this: is there a reason to prepare in the jar first? Or, can i just mix and use right away?
Another great combination is lemon and lavender. My most favorite earthy scents are rosemary, lavender, lemon and cinnamon (with or without) additional spices.
Oh, that sounds wonderful! I'll have to try that one!
I have a cup warmer that I set candles on because I do not like to light them anymore - fire hazard 🙂 I'm thinking you could put this in a large mug and set on the warmer. What do you think? I have a large rosemary bush so this combination is wonderful. May try the lavender too, I have many of those bushes too. Thank You!!
I am going to try this in an older slow cooker. I use one every night as a humidifier- I put eucalyptus in it for the winter- it's perfect!