I don’t know about you but there is just something about the month of September that makes crave PUMPKIN! Pumpkin spice lattes (from Starbucks, that I never like, but insist upon trying each year), pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin candles, wall plug ins you name it! There’s just something homey and delicious about this smell that really gets you in the swing of autumn. Pumpkin pie wall plugs from Bath and Body Works are a staple in my home right and normally the candles would be to, but this year with a toddler roaming the halls I find myself leery of lighting candles. Especially since I’m never in one room for long. Now don’t get my wrong the wall plugs do a great job of filling the home, but for me personally I wanted a little bit of a stronger baked smell through out my home. The kind were you walk in and smell pumpkin pie being pulled out of the oven. This got me thinking what if I forgo the stress and expense of my beloved pumpkin candles, but instead make my own stove top potpourri! And after a few trial and errors I’m here to present to you my new favorite Pumpkin Pie Potpourri.
All your going to need is:
- 1 sauce pan
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Bring the water to a boil before adding in all your ingredients and turn the temperature down to low. And let the sweet delicious smells waft through your home. Just be sure to check in on your pot from time to time to make sure the water hasn’t evaporated. You don’t want the smell of a burnt pot in your home!