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Autumn….the year’s last, loveliest smile.William Cullen Bryant
Fall is my favorite time of year. The cool, crisp air, warm fires, festivals, and the amazing scents. One of my favorite things about fall is to have my home smell wonderful! The scents of fall, like apple pie, cobblers, warmness, and pine, all smell so amazing to me!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The cool, crisp air, warm fires, festivals, and the amazing scents. One of my favorite things about fall is to have my home smell wonderful!
The scents of Apple pie, cobblers, warmness, and pine. They all smell so amazing to me!
This fall simmer pot recipe is a true reminder that fall is upon us every time I smell it! The warm aroma from this simmer pot fills my house for most of the fall season and into the Christmas season because I love it so much.
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What is a Simmer Pot?
A simmer pot is a great way to create a wonderful aroma that spreads through your home naturally.
A simmer pot can be a mixture of many different ingredients, such as fresh herbs, cinnamon sticks, fruit peels, and fruit slices. The ingredients can be adjusted or changed based on your preferences.
All the ingredients will go into a pot of water. It is filled with enough water to cover the ingredients. Then, set it on low heat and allow the water to heat up. Once the water heats up, the aroma will start to fill your home.
Why Should I Use A Simmer Pot?
Using a simmer pot is better for your home and for you! Simmer pot ingredients are natural and fresh, unlike candles, air fresheners, room sprays, and wax melts.
When candles are burned or sprays used, they can emit harmful chemicals.
When making simmer pots, you can ensure that only natural and fresh ingredients are being used! Keep your home non-toxic and safe for your entire family.
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Fall Simmer Pot Recipe
- 1-2 Lemon Peels (could also use orange peels)
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 TBSP Whole Cloves
- A couple of sprigs of fresh Rosemary
- Whole Cranberries (optional)- If you want the simmer pot to look pretty for guests or whomever, you can add whole cranberries. These add no scent, they just make it look pretty. Perfect for a Christmas look.
- Fresh Water
- Add all the ingredients to a large pot on the stove.
- Cover the ingredients with water (just enough to cover everything in the pot).
- Set the heat to a low simmer. You will start noticing the aroma of fall filling your home within a few minutes after it gets hot.
- Add a few cups of water every few hours to keep the water level above the ingredients.
- Keep adding water to keep your simmer pot going. Discard the ingredients after a few days and start over!
You can use your simmer pot for a few days with the ingredients you start with. I use mine for about three days. After that, the ingredients are no longer good and they need to be discarded.
This recipe can also be done in a crock pot. Put the ingredients in the crock pot, turn to low, and keep enough water in it to cover the ingredients.
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Simmer pot recipes are so much fun! You can create your own recipe by experimenting with different herbs, fruits, and even essential oils!
They are an easy way to keep your house smelling wonderful all throughout the holiday season.
If you have guests coming over, a simmer pot is a simple way to keep your whole house smelling wonderful the whole time they are there.
This recipe will make your home smell cozy, like an autumn harvest!
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What are your favorite fall scents? I’m very much an apple scent lover. I can’t get enough! I usually use this simmer pot recipe all throughout the year, but I also love to experiment with other seasonal scents.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!
Do you make your own simmer pots? If you have a favorite simmer pot recipe, I would love to try it out. Let me know your favorite combinations in the comments below!
Until next time,