Many of the same items that are used in simmer pots can be used in potpourri. While you can use fresh items in simmer pots, it’s better if items like orange or apples are dried when using them in your potpourri. Place items in a decorative bowl and place on a table somewhere. Not only can you use items that are naturally aromatic, but you can dab a bit of yummy smelling oil to wood shavings or cones from trees like Douglas fir or Hemlock. Of course, one shortcut to making your own potpourri is to buy a premade mix, but where’s the fun in that?