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Simmer Pot Recipes That Will Make Your House Smell Amazing

Candles are great, but they’re expensive. Furthermore, mass produced candles are bound to have some wacky artificial ingredients. What did people do before scented candles to make their home smell nice?

Simmer Pots

Just fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil, and add your favorite aromatic things. Let it bowl for a few minutes, and then turn it down to a simmer. You’ll also need to add more water every 30 minutes or so, until the house smells the way you want.

Here are some winning combinations to try for a cozy winter aroma:

Recipe #1
– 1 Tablespoon whole cloves
– 2 Cinnamon sticks
– 5 Bay leaves

Recipe #2
– 3 Sprigs evergreen or a handful of pine needles
– 2 Pieces of lemon rind
– 2 Pieces of orange rind
– 2 Bay leaves

Recipe #3
– 3-5 drops of vanilla
– Orange peels

Recipe #4
– Lemon peels
– Orange peels
– 2 Bay leaves
– 2 Cinnamon sticks
– 1 Tablespoon whole cloves

Recipe #5
– Apple juice
– 2 Cinnamon sticks
– 1 Tablespoon whole cloves

Other ingredients to try:
– Lavender leaves
– Rose petals
– Anise seed
– Nutmeg
– Dried rosemary
– Dried rosemary
– Dried eucalyptus

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