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Nothing is better than walking into a home with the warm scent of cinnamon and citrus. It brings all the holiday feels and makes your home smell like Christmas.

Simmer pots are a wonderful way to freshen up the air in your home without the use of toxic or expensive candles. It just takes a few simple ingredients to make your home smell fantastic this holiday season.

Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

What you need to make your home smell like Christmas

All you need are a few ingredients that you probably already have in your home.

  1. Cinnamon sticks
  2. Apple slices
  3. Lemon slices
  4. Orange slices
  5. Fresh pine
  6. Fresh cranberries
  7. Star annis
  8. Cloves

How To Make A Winter Simmer Pot

You can be creative with how much of each ingredient you put into your simmer pot. It all depends on what scent you would like to be most dominant. I chose to keep all of my ingredients similar in quantity so they could complement one another. Below are the exact measurements I used.

  1. Half of an orange
  2. Half of a lemon
  3. A full apple
  4. 3 cinnamon sticks
  5. A handful on cranberries
  6. 4 star annis
  7. 9 cloves
  8. 1 pine shoot

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Winter Simmer Pot

Winter Simmer Pot

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

A winter simmer pot to make your home smell like the holidays

Ingredients

  • Half of an orange
  • Half of a lemon
  • A full apple
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • A handful on cranberries
  • 4 star annis
  • 9 cloves
  • 1 pine shoot

Instructions

  1. Add your ingredients to a crock or cooking pot with 4-5 cups of water.
  1. Set your burner to medium to low heat and cover.
  2. After 10 minutes remove the lid and set it on low.
  3. Continue to simmer throughout the day to make your home smell like Christmas.
  4. Be aware of your water levels and add more water when necessary to avoid burning.
  5. You can use the same simmer pot 2 days in a row, be sure to turn off the heat and cover over the evening.

Notes

  • Be aware of your water levels and add more water when necessary to avoid burning.
  • You can use the same simmer pot 2 days in a row, be sure to turn off the heat and cover over the evening.

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How to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

11/22/22

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