Nobody wants their guests to walk into their home while it is filled with a musty smell. Finish off your cleaning schedule by making one of these simmer pots to bring the air to life and make your home smell amazing. Simply add the ingredients and 4 cups of water to a medium sized pot on the stove and boil it over a low heat to keep your home smelling great. Be sure to top it up occasionally with warm water as it evaporates.
The best thing about simmer pots is that they cost next to nothing to make and you’re using all natural ingredients so there are no harsh chemicals being distributed around your home so they are safe for pets and for children as well.
Orange & Cinnamon Simmer Pot
Boil your old orange peels in water with a half teaspoon of cinnamon or three cinnamon sticks.
Rosemary and Vanilla Simmer Pot
Simmer two sprigs of rosemary, five slices of lemon and a tablespoon of vanilla extract.
Fall/Autumn Simmer Pot
Simmer two cinamon sticks, a half tablespoon of nutmeg, one orange sliced into quarters and a tablespoon of vanilla extract.
Holiday Season Simmer Pot
Three cups of apple juice, two tablespoons of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of nutmeg, two teaspoons of cloves and three tablespoons of cinnamon. You can leave the water out of this one as the apple juice takes it’s place.
Christmas Simmer Pot
One apple sliced, one orange sliced, three sticks of cinnamon and a tablespoon of cloves.
Remember that you can add and remove your own ingredients as you like. Some people like the smells of certain spices and oils and some don’t, feel free to mix and match.
Have you tried your own simmer pots? We would love to hear your ideas and recipes in the comments section below.
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My name is Michael Klements and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love fixing, renovating and building – I’m always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I’m happy to have you here.