My last simmer pot recipe “How to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall” went viral on Pinterest, and I am sure this one will too. I’m speaking to you pumpkin spice latte coffee lovers!
This one requires less simmer pot ingredients but with the pumpkin pie spice!
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What Can You Do With Simmer Pots?
Simmer pots are a great natural alternative to you typical air fresheners. It makes your house smell a-m-a-z-i-n-g, without those toxic ingredients. You can honestly create your own homemade simmer pot with any natural ingredients you have around the house. You can even use scraps such as apple peels, orange peels, and herbs/spices that are maybe getting a little to old such as bay leaves, ground spices, etc.
How Long Does a Simmer Pot Last?
Some may say that a stovetop potpourri is one use. However, I do not believe this to be true at all! I use my simmer pot for up to 4 days. I let the simmering pot go for an hour or two, then let it cool. Once cooled, I leave it on the stove top and put a lid on the dutch oven. Then the next morning I heat it back up again!
What to Make a Simmer Pot In
I personally love to make my simmer pot recipes in my dutch oven, but you can use anything that is heat-safe such as a slow cooker, crock pot, or any small pot. Basically anything that can handle a low simmer.
Pumpkin Spice Simmer Pot Ingredients:
Fresh orange slices or dried orange slices
Pumpkin spice blend
1. Prepare the Ingredients:
Slice the oranges into thin rounds if using fresh oranges.
Gather the cinnamon sticks, rosemary sprigs, pumpkin spice blend, and vanilla extract.
2. Choose a Pot:
Select a small to large pot or even a slow cooker. Ensure it’s clean and in good condition.
3. Combine Ingredients in the Pot:
Place the cinnamon sticks, orange slices, and rosemary sprigs into the pot.
Sprinkle the pumpkin spice blend evenly over the ingredients.
Add the vanilla extract.
4. Add Water:
Pour enough water into the pot to cover the ingredients. Usually, about 2-3 cups of water should suffice, but you can adjust based on the size of your pot.
5. Simmer on Low Heat:
Place the pot of water on the stovetop and set it to the lowest heat setting.
Allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer. This will release the fragrant aromas into your home.
6. Monitor and Refill:
Keep an eye on the water level. You can add more water as needed to keep the simmer pot going.
7. Enjoy the Aroma:
Let the simmer pot work its magic, enjoy these simple ingredients to fill your home with the cozy scents of fall.
The Perfect Way to Give
A simmer pot is great gift for the fall season. Package all of the ingredients in an airtight glass container to give the gift of a beautiful blend of the season.