Essential Potpourri

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Potpourri using essential oils

​Potpourri is an easy way to create a beautiful atmosphere in your home. Simply gather some favourite spices and herbs, place them in a bowl, and add a few drops of essential oil for an amazing aroma.

Potpourri using essential oils

Essential Potpourri

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Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Bowl or container


Recommended Ingredients

  • orange peels
  • star anise
  • bay leaves
  • cinnamon sticks
  • vanilla beans, cut into small pieces
  • cardamom seeds
  • dried apple slices
  • candied ginger
  • whole cloves
  • all spice
  • whole nutmeg

Essential oils

  • 3-5 drops preferred essential oil see notes for suggestions


  • Place desired herbs and spices into a container or bowl. Mix and assemble as desired
  • Add 3–5 drops of essential oil on top of potpourri
  • Add a few more drops to revive it's scent every couple of weeks


You don't need to use all of the ingredients listed above, just pick a few of the recommended ingredients above for a simple potpourri.
Gift Giving Idea: This easy DIY makes a great present to neighbours, friends, and co-workers during the holidays. Just place in a decorative box with a bottle of essential oil.
Essential oil suggestions:
 Pick one oil or create your own blend to enhance the smell of your potpourri.
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Cassia
  • doTERRA On Guard
  • Vetiver
  • Wild Orange
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom

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