Simmering potpourris are always popular in the fall and winter, but here is one perfect for the summer. It is easy to whip up and super affordable. Plus, it can be used a few times over. The best part? It will make you think you are on an island vacation!


2 lemons, sliced ($0.75)
2 limes, sliced ($0.75)
1 orange, sliced ($0.60)
1 can pineapple juice ($1.19)
A couple drops of coconut extract ($0.25)


  1. Slice your fruits.
  2. Add to saucepan and pour extract and juice over the fruit.
  3. Simmer on stove. When the juice is gone, just add another can to enjoy again!

Total Cost: $3.54

DIY: Summer-Scented Potpourri