Homemade Christmas Incense

Transform your home into a cosy, festive grotto with your very own homemade Christmas incense.

A simmering Christmas pot is the perfect way to fill your kitchen with the tantalising smell of Christmas. Simply leave the pan simmering away at the back of your stove and enjoy the festive potpourri scent envelope your home.

The best thing about this recipe is you can tailor it to your favourite Christmas smell, or whatever you have available in the cupboards. But for some ultimate inspiration, here’s our go-to homemade Christmas incense recipe.


Take a medium-sized pot and fill mid-halfway with boiling water.


  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 handful of cranberries
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary 
  • 4 sticks of cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon of clove


You can also add:

  • Vanilla
  • Ginger
  • Apples

.... or whatever reminds you of Christmas

Keep the water at a boil to permeate the sugary spice smell through your home.

Then, you can bottle up the mixture to keep for later, or pour into your favourite mug for a festive Christmas tea.