How to Make a 100% Natural Potpourri or Home Deodorizer
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Make your home smell delicious with this homemade deodorizer recipe -- it also makes a perfect gift!
Recipe type: DIY
Cuisine: n/a
Serves: 1 small batch
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 or 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 allspice
  • 3 whole cardamom pods
  • 1 small piece of nutmeg
  • dried orange/lemon peel or homemade dried orange/lemon zest
  • optional – dried rose petals
  • mortar and pestle
  • potpourri bowl or small decorative bowl or aromatherapy pot
  1. Place all of your spices inside the mortar and pestle and lightly pound the spices. You only want to crush and break them up into smaller pieces not powder.
  2. Next combine with the rose petals and place inside a potpourri bowl or decorative bowl to display.
  3. Alternatively you can place the potpourri mix inside a potpourri or aromatherapy pot to burn. Done! just sit back and enjoy the lovely all natural fragrance as it fills your home. Ah now isn’t that relaxing.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at