Get ready — the official first day of Fall is this Wednesday — September 23rd! Ya’ll know I am beyond ready. I think I have been ready since July. I have needed the house to start smelling like Fall too, so I whipped up some of this Fall (Cinnamon Orange) Slow Cooker Potpourri. I am over the moon that my favorite season is finally here! Bring on pumpkin everything!
Also, all the shows are coming back this week and I am probably a lot more excited than I should be. But seriously, the girls are in bed by about 7:30 and we are locked in for the night and I need something to break up our nights. I have spent the summer working, reading and Jorge and I have even played cards…but I am ready for some good old fashioned television.
I have been making this crock pot potpourri non stop the past few weeks. It’s crazy easy and smells so much more fresh than a candle. Don’t get me wrong, I love candles…however a lot of time they smell too sweet to me. Personally, I prefer a crisper cleaner smell. Which is where this awesome potpourri comes in! It’s just three simple scents: orange, cinnamon and clove!
Usually, I like to save the rinds from oranges we eat (in a ziplock bag in the freezer) and just pop them in the crock pot when I am ready. You can do this with any citrus, but for the fall smell I like oranges the best. For a different smell – rosemary and lemon is also a favorite of mine!
I hope you enjoy this as much as we have! It gives such a warm fall citrusy scent to the whole house and it’s incredibly easy to do!
UPDATE: I buy my cinnamon sticks cheaply at Walmart (in the Spanish section – I buy the brand Badia cinnamon sticks – about 6 sticks for $2) or on Amazon* (about 24 sticks for $6).
- 2 oranges, quartered
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tablespoons whole cloves
- 2 cups water (more as needed)
- In a crockpot, combine oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves and water. Turn heat to high and leave the lid off.
- Check in on it every couple of hours and add water as needed!
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