Find out how to make your house smell good naturally with a boiling potpourri. In this easy DIY, you’ll learn how to make a stovetop air freshener with eucalyptus and lemon and how to deodorize your entire house. This stove simmer is a DIY air freshener without essential oils. The simmering potpourri is beneficial for the respiratory system, freshens the air and is safe for pets and sensitivity to essential oils.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Learn more
Stovetop air freshener – DIY air freshener without essential oils
Do you ever feel like my house never smells fresh? Then you’ll love my stovetop air freshener recipe! It’s a wonderful and inexpensive method for how to make your house smell good naturally. I love a homemade potpourri with essential oils, but some people react sensitive to essential oils or are worried about the safety of their pets.
So I wanted to create a DIY air freshener without essential oils and came up with this stove simmer that only uses leaves, fruits and flowers to deodorize your home naturally and gently. This is one of the easiest house fresheners as you won’t have to deal with hot wax like you would for candles or wax melts. Definitely put this on your list of house smell good hacks!
Often times people think of simmering potpourri recipes as winter fare, but there are plenty of ways you can create a fresh smelling home naturally using simmer scents year-round. This DIY air freshener with eucalyptus, lemon and chamomile is the perfect example!
How to make your house smell good DIY
A stove simmer is perfect to deodorize the entire house and a great homemade natural air freshener when you want to know:
- how to make room smell good naturally
- how to make your house smell good without candles
- how to keep house smelling good with pets
- the best products to make house smell good
- the cheapest way to make house smell good
What can I boil to make my house smell good? – Stove top scent ideas
How can I make my house smell good naturally? For this easy homemade stove top potpourri, I chose ingredients that are available at every month of the year, blend well together and will remove stale odors from your home. I would describe the scent as fresh with citrus and herbaceous notes.
Here are the stovetop air freshener ingredients we need for our stove simmer:
- fresh eucalyptus – Eucalyptus clears the air and is also beneficial for the respiratory system. If you suffer from sinus congestion, have a headache or stuffy nose, definitely add some to your DIY simmer pot. You can buy eucalyptus at a flower shop or may even find it at the supermarket. I also threw in a few eucalyptus pods, but this is optional.
- lemon slices – Fresh citrus slices give the air a fresh and clean smell. If you can, use organic lemons. Otherwise, rinse thoroughly before adding to your simmering potpourri recipe.
- dried chamomile – The soft aroma of chamomile with sooth the airways and create a calm and comforting atmosphere. If you make this stove simmer during the summer months, fresh chamomile can be used, too.
- rose petals – Rose petals round out the other scents and add a pleasant floral note. Before buying roses, take a sniff to check the smell. If the fragrance is faint, it won’t be strong in the homemade stovetop air freshener. Dried rose petals are also an option.
Of course, you can mix things up a little and sub lemons for oranges or lime, or use rosemary and sage in place of eucalyptus. The possibilities for stove top scents are endless, and I’d love to hear about your favourite simmering potpourri recipes in the comment section below!
DIY Stovetop Air Freshener – How do you make air freshener on the stove?
Making quick, easy and inexpensive DIY air fresheners is pretty simple. All you need is a pot or saucepan, a few simmer scent ingredients and water to set up a boiling potpourri and you can enjoy the benefits of stovetop aromatherapy.
Let me walk you through the steps of making this all-natural stovetop air freshener recipe with eucalyptus and lemon:
- Fill a large pot or saucepan with fresh water until half full.
- Add the eucalyptus leaves and pods, lemon slices, dried chamomile, and rose petals.
- Bring to a mild simmer.
- Cook the stovetop air freshener without a lid over low flame.
- Check the stove simmer occasionally and replenish the water as needed.
- You can simmer the stove top potpourri for several hours.
- After cooking, take the potpourri off the heat and let it cool on the counter to continue to deodorize you home.
As you can see, preparing stovetop simmering potpourri recipes at home really isn’t difficult at all. This may not be the strongest room deodorizer. Still, the recipe is completely natural and free of synthetic materials and toxins, which makes this lemon stove top potpourri one of the best home fragrance products in my book.
Crockpot room freshener
Need a little crockpot aromatherapy? You can use this homemade stovetop air freshener recipe in a slow cooker, too, and create a crockpot air freshener. Here are the easy steps for how to make a crockpot room freshener:
- Add the potpourri ingredients into a crockpot or slow cooker.
- Cover with 3 to 4 cups water.
- Let simmer uncovered on low throughout the day.
- Check occasionally and top up with fresh water when necessary.
How long does a stovetop air freshener last?
The stovetop air freshener shelf life depends on how long you DIY stove simmer boils. If you used the stove simmer recipe just for one hour or less, it can be reused again. Once it’s cooled, store the natural deodorizer in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
But if you had your homemade air freshener on the stove for a couple of hours, chances are that the ingredients have released most of the fragrances and the lemons are cooked mushy. In this case, it’s best to discard the batch and make a new potpourri to simmer.
More simmering potpourri recipes
If you love this stovetop air freshener, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that you are a fan of stovetop aromatherapy! So you may also like some of my other stove simmer recipes:
Over to you!
Thanks so much for visiting Country Hill Cottage – we’re so happy you’re here! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!
If you enjoyed this post, please share it using the social media buttons you see next to the post.