DIY Essential Potpourri

Fall is my favorite time of year!  I love all the delicious smells and just the chill you can feel in the air :) In San Diego it doesn't really feel like fall so I have to add the scents myself.  Potpourri is an easy way to bring the essence of fall into your home. Simply gather some favorite spices and herbs, place them in a bowl, and add a few drops of essential oil for an amazing aroma.  There is no better time then now!  Fall officially starts on the 22nd. Recommended Ingredients Orange Peels Star Anise Bay Leaves Cinnamon Sticks Vanilla Beans, cut into small pieces Cardamom Seeds Dried Apple Slices Candied Ginger Whole Cloves All Spice Whole Nutmeg

Tip: Pick a few of the recommended ingredients above for a simple potpourri. I was actually surprised how many of these ingredients I had in my home!

Recommended Oils:

  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Cassia
  • OnGuard
  • Vetiver
  • Wild Orange
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom

Tip: Pick one oil or create your own blend to enhance the smell of your potpourri.  


  1. Place desired herbs and spices into a container or bowl. Mix and assemble as desired.
  2. Add 3–5 drops of essential oil on top of potpourri.

Tip: After a couple weeks, the aroma will start to fade. Add a few more drops to revive it's scent.

Gift Giving Idea: Potpourri makes a great present to neighbors, friends, and co-workers during the holidays. Just place in a decorative box with a bottle of essential oil.