Make your own DIY Christmas Instant Pot Potpourri! Enjoy the rich scents of the holiday with three recipes for Instant Pot, stovetop potpourri, and slow cooker potpourri methods. For more holiday ideas see my Christmas page.

Instant Pot Potpourri Orange Cranberry Recipe

Don’t you just love walking into a store that smells like the holidays? Well, now you can have that scent at home with this simple fresh orange and cranberry Christmas potpourri made on your stove, slow cooker, or Instant pot!

Skip the essential oils and candles this year and go with the fresh smells of winter!

Instant Pot Potpourri Orange Cranberry Recipe

In this post, I will provide three ways to make your home smell like the holidays and have your guests either wondering how you did it or begging for the recipe! The main recipe is for the Instant pot but if you do not have one it can be made on the stove or in a slow cooker.

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How to make Christmas Potpourri on the Stovetop

  • Add all ingredients to a large pot over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low to simmer.
  • Water level will last for up to 5 hours. Add more water as needed so it does not dry out.
  • Do not cover with a lid.
  • Enjoy the holiday aroma!

How to make Christmas Potpourri in a Slow Cooker

  • Add all ingredients into slow cooker and set to high heat. Then when it starts to boil set it on low.
  • Water level will last for up to 5 hours. Add more water as needed so it does not dry out.
  • Do not cover with a lid.
  • Enjoy the holiday scent!
Christmas Instant Pot Potpourri

Did you know this recipe would make great gifts for friends and neighbors? Just fill a mason jar with the ingredients, print the recipe out below, and share! Super easy and they are going to love it!

Giving this Instant Pot Potpourri Recipe as a Gift!

  • Slice the lemons and the oranges in 1/4-inch slices.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to a 32 oz jar. Repeat with remaining ingredients to the second jar or other sealed packaging.
  • Keep refrigerated until used (up to two weeks).
  • Add a bow and add a print out the recipe card. Super simple and what a great gift!

Tips for the perfect pot of Christmas!

  • Make sure the pot does not run too low on water. It will burn.
  • This recipe can last up to two weeks in the refrigerater in a sealed jar before use.
Christmas Potpourri in an Instant Pot

Christmas Potpourri in an Instant Pot

Yield: (1) 32 oz jar or 1 pot
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bring the smell of the holidays to your home with this simple recipe for Instant Pot Orange and Cranberry Potpourri.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoons of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 1/2 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla

Instructions

    • Add the ingredients to an Instant Pot.

    • Add contents of jar and water into the instant pot and set it to slow cook (high) for 5 hours.

    • Do not cover with the lid. Leave it off.

    • Replace the water when it gets low as needed.

Alt Instant Pot Directions:

•  Add the ingredients to Instant Pot and set it to sauté.

• Add 8 cups of water and bring it to a boil.

• Once boiling, set the instant pot to warm.

• Do not cover with the lid. Leave it off.

• Replace the water when it gets low as needed.

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Grab your free planner now to keep organized this season! Great for keeping track of baked goods gifts!

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