Homemade Fall Potpourri

This post may contain affiliate or referral links that help keep this site running. For more information about this, please see our disclosure policy.

I absolutely love certain scents. There’s nothing quite like the scents of fall either. Cinnamon, clove and more all mesh together to create a scent mix that we’re all familiar with and that screams changing leaf colors and bonfires to most of us. What I don’t love though are expensive air fresheners that only serve to put fragrance in the air for a few seconds then dissipate. Worse than that, they are filled with so many chemicals and when you spray them into your home? Guess what? Your home fills with those same chemicals. They’re super expensive too and that really is the deal breaker for me.


Because there is no need to pay for expensive air fresheners or be around all of the chemicals when you can make one at home that smells better and is so much more budget (and health) friendly! This homemade fall potpourri is perfect for anyone who wants to bring a little bit of fall into their home and not spend a ton doing it!

Skip the canned stuff this fall and go with this all natural, budget friendly homemade fall potpourri instead! It's the only homemade air freshener recipe you'll ever need for fall!



For me, the best part of this homemade air freshener recipe is how simple it is to make. It really is as simple as cutting a few things up and that is about it. Know what that means right? Since it’s so simple, there’s no reason not to use it! You can reuse the ingredients in each jar too.  I reuse one jar a few times. They also make really nice gifts too if you know that the receiver will be able to use them quickly.

Related: Homemade Liquid Dishwasher Detergent




Homemade Fall Potourri

You will need:

  • 5 large Mason Jars
  • 1 Large Orange
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 large apple
  • 2-3 lemons
  • 2-3 limes




Slice all of the fruits into medium sized slices then divide evenly into each mason jar. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and 2 cloves to each jar as well.

Related: DIY Reusable Dryer Sheets

Skip the canned stuff this fall and go with this all natural, budget friendly homemade fall potpourri instead! It's the only homemade air freshener recipe you'll ever need for fall!


Fill each jar with water and replace the lid with ring. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days. When you are ready to use pour a jar into a small sauce pan and place on low heat. Refill the water when it runs out to reuse the fruit, cinnamon and cloves. If you’re looking for a nice table centerpiece, prepare them ahead of time then add a floating candle on top. They look fantastic on a fall themed table!

Join over 2500 other people in our exclusive Facebook community! Ask questions, get answers and more!
Six Dollar Family - Frugal Living, Budget Recipes, DIY, Homesteading
Facebook Group · 2,503 members
Join Group
Are you working toward being a Six Dollar Family? If so, these personal finance tips, frugal living tips, awesome recipes, and more will help you get ...
Follow Me

Stacy Ott

Stacy Ott is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family as well as The Genealogy Queen and a few others.By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome an alcohol addiction, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence, and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Stacy is passionate about homeless advocacy and addiction education.  Her first book, also called Six Dollar Family is available on Amazon.

I earned over $100,000 blogging last year! Click here to learn how to start a blog and make money blogging!
Follow Me

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.