DIY Apple Peel Potpourri

You guys!  I finally used up that whole bowl of apples that my stepmom picked when my hubby and I were in Europe!!! They sat in a bowl on our kitchen island for so long!  Hopefully all the little pesky fruit flies that have been plaguing us will go away now.

I made a homemade apple crisp yesterday and decided that I would use the peels that I had to remove from the apples to create a homemade potpourri.  Why waste them, right?

WARNING:  If you have this sitting on your kitchen counter, everyone and their brother and sister will try to eat it.  You might need to put a warning label on it.  Ha!  I'm not kidding, though.  At least three people tried to eat my potpourri.

I'm not one of those people who enjoy seeing Summer go bye-bye or welcome Fall with a big, hearty "Welcome!"  I cling onto Summer for as long as I can!  But I have to say, I am enjoying the warming scents of cinnamon and clove.  I used my clove essential oil in this DIY Orange Blossom and Clove Reed Diffuser this week. Now, I used it in this potpourri.  

The potpourri is simple to do once you get your apples peeled.  Place apple peels on a baking stone.  Put drops of Clove essential oil and Cinnamon Leaf essential oil on skins.  It doesn't take much, and the drops don't have to be on every apple peel.

Place in 200 degree oven for 2 hours.  The peels will start to curl up when they get dry.  Your home and kitchen will smell amazing while this potpourri is drying out in the oven.

Turn oven off and leave baking stone with apple peels in oven for 1 hour longer.

Place apple skin potpourri in a shallow, decorative bowl.  Enjoy!

I used a bowl from one of my favorite dish collections that was broken and re-glued. (Usually it stays hidden in my kitchen island cabinets!!!)  I figured maybe people would notice that I used a re-glued bowl and realize that the potpourri was in fact NOT food.  Oh well.  They all know now.

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  1. What a creative way to use apples. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It was easy and makes the kitchen smell nice! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

  2. What a fun DIY! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I'm making applesauce this week, now I know what to do with my peels! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I had no idea you could make potpourri on your own. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party.


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