Time to make your house smell amazing! Using a simmer pot to boil spices, orange peels, sliced apples, and more is an easy and natural way to fill your home with festive fall and holiday fragrances.
Confession time: I have this fear that a guest will walk into our home and say, “What is that horrible smell?”.
Many of those amazing-smelling fall-scented candles you can find on almost every store aisle this time of year have petroleum-based ingredients. As good as those candles may make my house smell, I try to steer clear of petroleum-based products in my house as much as possible.
So that means that when I want my house to smell like fall, I turn to simmer pot recipes and essential oils to get the job done!
Read this amazing post on DIY Fall Scents, to make your home smell like a fall.
It turns out that nature has some pretty fabulous-smelling spices, herbs, and foods that will make your home (and mine!) smell just the way you want it to for fall and the holidays.
What Are Simmer Pot Recipes?
If you are wondering “what is a simmer pot?”, I completely understand!
Basically, it’s a bubbling stovetop potpourri.
Toss orange peels, spices, and more into a pot of water on the stove and then turn the pot on and let it simmer. Before you know it, you’ll witness your pot of simmering fruits, spices, etc add fragrance to every single room in your home.
You can let it simmer through the night to keep your home smelling amazing. It is a natural and fun way to dress up the scent of your home. They are addictive, trust me!
Also, check out these orange peel hacks, they will blow your mind!
I am always up for trying new simmering pot recipes that will make our home smell amazing. With so many possible simmer pot combinations, the fragrance options are nearly endless.
Simply toss the ingredients on your stove in a pot with water, and watch vibrant, rich, spice-filled scents make your home more than ready to greet your company.
Simmer Pot Recipes You Need To Try
These simmer potpourri recipes will fill your home with delicious smells and a few other benefits as well. Find your new favorite sweet smelling recipe down below.
This huge variety of simmering pot recipes below will truly transform your home, and there’s something for everyone on this list so you can find a mix the whole family will love.
Cold and Flu Fighting Stovetop Potpourri | Fireflies and Mud Pies
This simmer pot recipe is great to run when someone in your home is sick. It’s comforting, soothing, and healing to the body as you all breathe it in.
Citrus, rosemary, clove, cinnamon, and eucalyptus are an unbeatable germ-fighting combination and are often found together in essential oil blends.
Fall Stovetop Potpourri | The Happier Homemaker
Check out this autumn slow cooker simmer pot. Instead of the stove, they created their simmer pot in the slow cooker.
I love this idea and the ingredients sound like they will surely dress up the scent of your home.
Citrus Simmer Pot | The Happier Homemaker
Get a burst of energy with this citrus simmering pot recipe. The orange and ginger together really add a vibrant fragrance that is so amazing.
This recipe is not only perfect for the fall, it’s great for any time of the year.
Stove Top Potpourri | Julie Blanner
This pear apple simmer pot recipe is really good as well. You get that sweet, fruity aroma paired with the warm and comforting scent of clove and cinnamon.
This is one of my favorite fall simmering potpourri recipes.
Fragrant Homemade Potpourri | Julie Blanner
Give the gift of dried fruit and spices so that loved ones can put it in a pan with water and create their own simmer pots for their home.
Homemade potpourri makes a great gift that is both affordable and unique.
Holiday Simmering Potpourri | Walking on Sunshine
A great one to do for the holidays is this holiday simmer pot recipe. Cloves, anise, dried oranges, and more give this a citrus and spiced scent.
DIY Christmas Potpourri | Thrifty Jinxy
This homemade potpourri includes a free printable label to use to create your own gift of simmering potpourri. The cranberries add both a beautiful and a lovely fragrant touch.
This potpourri simmer pot recipe is perfect for holiday get togethers!
Winter Simmering Pot | The Happier Homemaker
Oh, I love this winter simmering pot recipe. Really feels like you bring the outdoors in with the pine scent paired with spices and citrus.
If you have an artificial tree, you will definitely want to use this homemade potpourri recipe to give the feeling of a real tree.
Stove Top Potpourri Idea | See Vanessa Craft
This stovetop potpourri is not only so pretty but it will make your home smell like Christmas in minutes. She even shares tips on how to give this as a gift to loved ones for a holiday gift.
Homemade Orange Spice Potpourri | Thrifty Jinxy
Orange spice potpourri is a very popular scent, as oranges work really well in a simmering pot, and help bring out the fragrance of the spices you use to go with it.
Fall Simmer Pot Recipe | Lydi Out Loud
Fall simmer pot recipe gives you a hint of apple, cinnamon, clove, and more. Ahhhh, I can smell it right now.
This amazing combination helps to give your home that holiday season vibe in just minutes.
Simmering Christmas Potpourri | About A Mom
Can’t wait till Christmas? I get it! This simmering Christmas recipe uses a handful of citrus fruits, cranberries, and more to really capture the scents of the season.
If you put up an artificial tree but miss the smell of a real live tree, this recipe will more than make up for it!
Don’t these simmer pot recipes look amazing? Not only do they look amazing, but they will make your house smell unbelievably fragrant and festive.
What is one of your favorite blends to toss in a simmering pot for your home?