How to Make Homemade Potpourri Using Your Instant Pot

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Just 5 minutes of time is all you need to make this Homemade Potpourri recipe! Best of all, you get to use your Instant Pot to create it! This simple potpourri recipe is one that will have your house smelling amazing!

Be sure to check out my How To Make Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri: In 5 Simple Steps for a fun holiday scent.

Homemade Potpourri

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Are you looking for an awesome spring scent that will fill your house full of wonderful smells? Instead of spending a ton of money at the store buying potpourri, you can easily make your own!

Why you’ll love this simple potpourri recipe

I could literally list a dozen reasons why this simple DIY potpourri recipe is my favorite but here are the top ones for you to enjoy.

  • Simple and easy to make
  • SMELLS AMAZING
  • Is a great homemade gift idea to share with family and friends

Homemade potpourri – ingredients

Who knew that 5 simple ingredients would be all that you need to make one of the easiest potpourri recipes, ever!

  • Limes
  • Sprigs of thyme
  • Mint leaves
  • Vanilla extract
  • Water
supplies needed to make homemade potpourri

How to make homemade potpourri in the instant pot

Remember earlier when I told you that this simple recipe takes just 5 minutes of time? The simple steps below show how easy it is to make!

  • Add everything to your Instant Pot. Choose the “keep warm” function and allow it to simmer until all of the liquid has evaporated. You can choose to add more water until that evaporates, but it won’t be as fresh smelling.
making potpourri in the instant pot

how to make homemade potpourri on the stovetop

  • Add everything to a large pot. Turn your stove on to low heat and allow it to simmer until all of the liquid has evaporated. You can choose to add more water until that evaporates, but it won’t be as fresh smelling.
homemade potpourri in a jar

How long does homemade potpourri last?

This can vary depending on how storing the ingredients are but it’s safe to say that this homemade potpourri recipe should last around 2-3 months of time.

How often should you change your potpourri?

This can vary as well but my rule of thumb is that once you no longer can smell that lovely scent, it’s time to change it out and replace it.

How do you display potpourri?

This potpourri recipe is in a jar or container because it’s liquid. I like to use a cute mason jar or something that goes well with my decor.

How do you keep potpourri in the bathroom?

This would actually be a great choice for a small room like the bathroom. The smaller the space, the more that this spring scent is going to easily fill it. You can set it on the back of the toilet or up on a bathroom shelf.

homemade potpourri in a jar

Homemade Potpourri

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This simple potpourri recipe is a great recipe to make to have the house smelling spring fresh!

Materials

  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1/2 oz mint leaves
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 8 cups water

Instructions

Instructions for Instant Pot:

  • Add everything to your Instant Pot. Choose the “keep warm” function and allow it to simmer until all of the liquid has evaporated. You can choose to add more water until that evaporates, but it won’t be as fresh smelling.

Instructions for stove top:

  • Add everything to a large pot. Turn your stove on to low heat and allow it to simmer until all of the liquid has evaporated. You can choose to add more water until that evaporates, but it won’t be as fresh smelling.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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