Fall is here, and with it comes the opportunity to fill your home with vibrant and rich spice filled scents. Your guests will be asking how your home smells so great! So here are some ideas to get you started on finding the perfect fall simmer pot recipe for your home.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with simmer pots, a simmer pot is essentially just a pot of simmering water on your stove which you throw some fragrance full ingredients, such as the ones below, into in order to mask any unpleasant smells lingering in your home and leave it smelling great! Make sure to check on the pot regularly and keep it topped up so that it never runs dry and causes the ingredients to catch.

Did you know that simmer pots can also be made into amazing homemade gifts? Just package one of the below recipes into a mason jar with a piece of ribbon around it and it’s gift-ready. You could even try making your own mini pallet coasters to package your jar with cellophane wrap on.

Apple & Pear Pot

Perhaps the most “fall-like” recipe in this list, this spicy apple, pear and cinnamon pot will leave your home smelling warm and cozy, like something sweet and delicious has just come out of the oven.

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1 Apple, Thinly Sliced (About 6-8 Slices)
  • 1 Pear, Thinly Sliced (About 6-8 Slices)
  • 5 – 8 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Sticks of Cinnamon

Orange & Ginger Citrus Simmer Pot

This simmer pot is a great light and fresh scent which will leave your home smelling like it’s just been spring cleaned.

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 4 Oranges, Cut Into Chunks or Slices
  • 1 Small Ginger Root, Thinly Sliced

This simmer pot also keeps really well for two to three days, so it’s one of the best to use as a gift and it can be used over and over for around three days before you need to remake it.

The Outdoors Simmer Pot

The perfect pot to lead up to Christmas, with rich smells of the outdoors. This pot is best for late fall and a great addition to your home if you’re hosting Christmas.

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1 Orange, Cut Into Chunks or Slices
  • 12 Whole Cloves
  • 2-3 Sprigs of Christmas Tree Cuttings (Fir Tree Branches)

Cranberry Simmer Pot

A rich spice and fruity smell which is sure to get you loads of compliments when your guests come over.

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1 Cup of Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Orange, Thinly Sliced (About 6-8 Slices)
  • 5 – 8 Whole Cloves
  • 3 Sticks of Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary

This simmer pot makes the best looking mason jar gift as the red in the cranberries compliment the sliced orange, just make sure you (they) don’t keep it too long as the cranberries have a fairly short lifespan in a jar.

Cold & Flu Pot

If someone in your home is suffering from a cold or flu, this pot will ease congestion and relieve coughing with the added moisture in the air.

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1 Orange, Thinly Sliced (About 6-8 Slices)
  • 3 Drops of Eucalyptus Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 5 – 8 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Sticks of Cinnamon

Have you tried out any amazing simmer pot recipes? What are some of your favourite ingredients? Let us know in the comments section below, we would love to hear your tips and ideas.

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