Cinnamon Spice Simmering Potpourri Recipe

Cinnamon Spice Simmering Potpourri is the perfect stocking stuffer or “thought” gift to hand out during the holidays. Who doesn’t love receiving little gifts and who doesn’t love that cinnamon spice aroma wafting through the home at the holidays!?!

This is such an easy gift to put together you can have dozens of  these Cinnamon Spice Simmering Potpourri gifts in no time. You use the same ingredients for making Mulling Spices for Hot Spiced Apple Cider!

Cinnamon Spice Simmering Potpourri

Yield: 1 pack


1 tsp. whole cloves

1 tsp. allspice berries

1-2 bay leaves

1 tsp. orange zest or 4-5 dried orange slices

2-3 drops cinnamon essential oil (see Amazon link at bottom of page)


1 small cellophane bag

1 dried orange slice and/or greenery

Ribbon of choice

Tag (see below)

Place ingredients in a small cellophane bag.

Cinnamon Spice Simmering Potpourri - The perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer!

Tie bag with ribbon and decorate with orange slice and/or greenery

and attach a tag that may read:

Cinnamon Spice Simmering Potpourri:

Pour contents into pot of boiling water; turn down to a simmer. Add water as needed.


Cinnamon Spice Mulling Spices

Yield: 1 gallon Hot Spiced Apple Cider


1 tsp.whole cloves

1 tsp. allspice berries

2 cinnamon sticks, pounded/broken

1 tsp. dried orange zest OR 4-5 dried or fresh orange slices

1 8-inch square cheese cloth

1 8-inch piece of twine

1/2 gallon apple cider

Cinnamon Spice Mulling Spices Recipe - Ingredients

Place cloves, allspice berries, broken cinnamon sticks and orange zest into center of cheese cloth. Pull up corners and tie with twine.

For Hot Spice Apple Cider, steep spices and orange slices (if using) in one gallon of apple cider for 1/2 – 1 hour. Serve hot.