How To Make Your Home Smell Divine

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.

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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!




  1. What an awesome idea!!! Too bad I don’t have a crock pot 😉

  2. GREAT idea! I am always looking for something more natural to make my house smell yummy.

  3. great ideas, this makes me happy as it is a scent my husband can be around

  4. I don’t have a crockpot but using a pot on my stovetop sounds like a great idea. I have a relatively small apartment so it should scent up the place easily!

  5. I never would have thought to do that, but now I want to try it. I have all boys and my house could stand to smell nice once in a while.

  6. I love this idea of a simmering natural fragrance too! For those that don’t have a crock pot, I know they make small ones that would be perfect for this just to have going on your counter top, or yes, you could use the stove top – how convenient.

  7. Fantastic idea! I never thought of doing this. Do you just keep it simmering to have the smell? My husband just bought a cheesecake smelling fragance thing and it stinks (hate the smell!)

  8. This is such a great idea for the crockpot. I love the way mine makes my house smell of stew. This would be heavenly!

  9. what a yummy and all natural way to freshen up your house.

  10. I’ve done this before, it really works.

  11. I am doing this today~I am no lover of the Fake smells that enter your rooms from
    artificial plug ins,also they are a fire hazard having them.
    Thank-you for this beautiful fragrant recipe. 🙂

  12. I love this. It’s such a great idea…never thought about it though, nor have I heard of anyone doing it here. I am definitely going to try this myself and share it with folks down here. 🙂


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