There is nothing like entering a naturally delicious smelling space. Since birthing babies, I’ve been quite sensitive to artificial fragrances of any kind. I definitely don’t miss my days of burning harmful artificially scented candles, or wearing mildly offensive perfume! I do love a great combination of fruit peels and spices on my stove top and I’ve been experimenting with homemade stove top simmer pots for the past few years. During the winter time, a concoction of orange rinds, apple peels, cinnamon and sometimes a drop of vanilla or nutmeg makes my home smell like Christmas. Spring has been recently welcomed in our home with various combinations based in lemon and rosemary. I’ve recently switched from simmering on the stove top to the crock pot and it truly make my home smell divine.
Springtime Simmer Pot Recipe
A few sliced lemons
Fresh rosemary or jarred rosemary
A few drops of Vanilla
Two cinnamon sticks (optional)
Add the ingredients into a crock pot and fill about 2/3 with water. Simmer on low and continue to add water as needed. If using a saucepan, first bring water to a boil and then add ingredients. Simmer on a low flame and add water as needed. And don’t forget to experiment with other ingredients!
Cheers to Spring!