Lemon Rosemary Potpourri


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Lemon Rosemary Potpourri leaves your home smelling fresh, clean and beautiful. Learn how to make your own potpourri in this easy how to post!

This Lemon Rosemary Potpourri is what I’m loving in my house right now! I love the smell of citrus and fresh herbs. It is so fresh and clean smelling and makes my house smell amazing. They are so perfect together!

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A little while back, I shared my Stovetop Potpourri recipe that I love to have going on my stove throughout the holiday season. But once the tree comes down and the decorations are packed away, I like to change things up a bit and begin using this lemon and rosemary potpourri instead.

It really provides such a beautiful fragrance that lingers and greets me whenever I come back in from an afternoon out of the house. But, adding humidity into the air is great this time of year. The additional moisture in the air helps keep your hair and skin hydrated as well.

The ingredients are simple, fresh lemons, fresh rosemary sprigs and water. Of course, I also love to add a vanilla bean from time to time for a bit of a different fragrance on special occasions.

With both of my potpourri recipes, you’ll want to keep the water topped off on your saucepan if you heat it on the stovetop. Otherwise, I recommend using a small slow cooker that will allow you to toss everything in without worrying about forgetting to add water throughout the day.

Lemon Rosemary Potpourri | ©addapinch.com

 Here is my Lemon Rosemary Potpourri recipe. Make it soon. You’ll feel like you are in a spa!

Lemon Rosemary Potpourri

Lemon Rosemary Potpourri leaves your home smelling fresh, clean and beautiful. Learn how to make your own potpourri in this easy how to post!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 2 lemons quartered or sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 vanilla bean optional
  • water


  • Toss lemon slices and rosemary sprigs into a small saucepan. Cover with water, plus about 3 inches.
  • Heat over low heat and allow to simmer, refilling water throughout the day as needed. Each day, replace spent ingredients with fresh.


Alternately, use a small slow cooker

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  1. Anna says:

    Can you put this in a slow cooker?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Anna, you can put this in a small slow cooker.

  2. Kristi Rimkus says:

    Great idea to use a slow cooker! I do this often with oranges and cinnamon.

  3. Rosebud says:

    5 stars
    I love potpourri except I can’t stand the ones that overpower you and make it hard to breathe. Someone once gave me a hearth broom with cinnamon scenting and I ended up throwing it out. It was too, too strong. I’m like you and love fresh scents. I’m definitely going to do this one and know that I’m sure to love it. Oh, there are two perfumes I love for the same reason. One is simply called “Clean”. I get the original one. Haven’t tried any of the others. The only problem is the scent doesn’t last very long but it is wonderful as long as it does last. I’ve found it on Amazon and there are lots of things to go with it like powders, lotions, etc. My other favorite and the one I wear the most is “Pleasures” by Estee Lauder. They’ve come out with all different versions of “Pleasures” but just “Pleasures” is my go-to for everything. Just smells so clean and nice, refreshing, especially after smelling some of the heavier scents. I know I’m going to love your potpourri and hope you try my suggested perfumes sometime.

  4. Diana says:

    Can’t wait to try it! If you use a slow cooker do you keep the lid on?