Friday, July 27, 2012

Summertime Stove-Top Potpourri


Aloha friends! How are you all doing!? Swell, I hope! Here in Germany it rains almost every, day even though it's summer. Being a California girl, I need a little bit of summer in my life, and this recipe sure helps! 
There aren't a ton of yummy natural candle options in the local area and the Yankee candles available run about $25! Yikes!! I wanted my home to smell delicious without breaking the bank and using up our precious traveling money. The whole point of this blog is to enjoy the beautiful things without dropping a lot of dough, so, I came up with this awesome summery scent!
I grabbed random items in my kitchen and was determined to create a yummy-licious tropical scent that would penetrate my nostrils and make me wanna do the hula! 
We are all familiar with the Christmas Stovetop Potpourri (click here to get that recipe), here is my summertime version!
It smells like a pineapple upside down cake is baking in the oven....yum!
In a saucepan:
-Throw in a few sliced lemons, limes, and oranges
-Add a can or two of pineapple juice
-Drizzle an ounce of coconut extract
-Top it off with a few cups of water and.....
Let it simmer all day long! 
If you aren't a coconut kind of person you could simply do citrus and pineapple! You can add more or less of these ingredients.
Remember to turn the stove off when you leave your home. You can add more liquids as it simmers away. This concoction should last you a few days.
Enjoy!

I hope you all have a blessed day and get your home smelling tropical!



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  2. This sounds divine! I can't wait to try it! We live out in Dairy country and I am constantly battling the smells of cow manure. Because of this I do not get to open up and air out my house as much as I would like! I am hoping this will help combat that and leave the house smelling fresh! Thanks for the great tip!

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    1. Please let me know if it works for you! The fields around our home smell that way at the moment too... yuck.. I hope you have the most blessed day and that your home will smell fruity and fresh!!! xo

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    2. I Pinned your great recipe for the Stove Pot Potpourri, very nice!

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  3. Can you use a cockpot.

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    1. I bet a crock pot would work perfectly!! and safer too! I hope you have a lovely day! xo

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  4. What if tou used a crock pot instead?

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    1. I bet a crock pot would work perfectly!! and safer too! I hope you have a lovely day! xo

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  5. What if tou used a crock pot instead?

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    1. I do mine in the crock pot all the time. Only problem....kids are disappointed when they realize that what is smelling so good isn't for them to eat :)

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    2. Hahaha that is so funny Sara! Thank you so much for stopping by! I will have to try it in a crockpot next!

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    3. I bet a crock pot would work perfectly!! and safer too! I hope you have a lovely day! xo

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  6. I was thinking you could probably do this in a tiny batch in an electric warmer, like Scentsy or PartyLite too. That way you could have a little bit of delicious in each room.

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    1. What a brilliant idea! I shall have to try that!

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  7. Love this idea!! I've used the lemon, vanilla and rosemary mix to simmer and love it but it just isn't very summery! I can't wait to try this one, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Ooooo I have tried that one as well! Smells so good! Let me kjnow what you think after you have tried it! xo

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great day! xo

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  9. I'm wondering if cucumber melon would work if u done it the same way???

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    1. ooooo that sounds sooooo yummy! I wonder if you could do cucumber and melon extract...hmmmm I will have to try this! Have a gorgeous day!

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  10. I found your blog from Pinterest. This is awesome! I've done oranges and cinnamon sticks before, but I'll definitely have to try this one. Thanks!

    Amanda @ Running In Heels
    amandarollo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda! I am so glad you stopped by! I hope you have the most lovely day and I can't wait to check out your blog!! xo

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  11. Once your done letting it simmer what do you do with it? Just let it sit on ur stove for a couple days??

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    1. Hey there Brooke! I leave it on my stove and anytime the house needs a re-boost of the sent I add a little more of the juice and simmer again! I hope this helps and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! xo

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  12. I love the idea of this. One of my go-to stove-pourri is taking the used coffe grinds from my last pot, some water, cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla and let that simmer all day.

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    1. Oh my goodness I am drooling!!! I will have to try that! Thank you!!

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  13. What if you used vanilla instead of coconut? Think that would change it?

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    1. It would change it, but I bet it would be delightful! A citrus vanilla scent would be lovely!

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  14. Ok so i was wondering how would u go about making a apple&cinnamon,cumcumber melone,an a pumpkin spice,i love the fall scents i want an love popurries

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    1. Hmmm... I will have to think about that one! I do have a winter potpourri in the seasonal section!

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  15. I am thinking..,..why not just bake a pineapple upside down cake....the house will smell the same, and your family will have a treat?

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    1. Unfortunately, we are almost always on a diet and this scent lasts days! I hope you have a blessed day!

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  16. First day making it...love it house already smells awesome...how many days can this keep on stove top?

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