Simmer Pot to Make Your Home Smell Great

Simmer Pots are the answer if you ever wondered how to make your home smell great without harsh chemicals.

Add the ingredients to a pot and simmer on low for a few hours. The smell permeates your whole home.

You know I don’t blab on in my blog posts… so I’m going to share my favorite recipes with you.

You’re welcome.

Fragrant Simmer Pot Recipe

My Go-To Recipe

2 Vanilla Beans (or 1TBSP. vanilla extract)

3 lemons zested and sliced (or lemon oil or lemon juice)

2 Cinnamon Sticks (or powder cinnamon spice)


Put all ingredients in pot of water and simmer. Do not leave pot unattended. I hear this is what Williams Sonoma uses in their stores.

Angie’s Side Note:

I’ve used this one for years and sometimes just put in lemon juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon spice…. it always smells so good, it doesn’t need to be “fancy”…so play around with it!

Winter Spice

3 sticks of cinnamon

Handful of star anise

2 vanilla beans

a handful of cloves, peppercorn and cardamom

Put all items into a pot of water and let simmer. Do not leave pot unattended.

The smell is warm and welcoming – it smells like the holiday season in a pot

Angie’s Side Note:

I find it’s better to buy these specialty spices and whole spices in bulk. Then I’m not stuck with a whole container of star anise that I only use once or twice a year.

Fragrant simmer pots are a great way to feed your senses… one of my favorite ways to savour each season.

You can check out my Christmas post here.

When you’re finished simmering, let the liquid cool down and then store in in a mason jar in the fridge.

You can pull it out anytime to reuse… just don’t let it sit in there for months on end.

If you want more of my tried and tested simmer pots, I’ll make sure to update this post for you!

There you have it friends, short, sweet and to the point… just how you like it!


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