Autumn Simmer Pot

Throughout September, I’m still clinging onto the light and airiness of an ending summer.  But come October, I’m craving cozy and all things Autumn.  We love welcoming Fall into our home with a collection of gourds, hand-picked pumpkins, fun kiddie projects and home brewed scents.  And after a major tossing and donating spree – it feels good to see a visible change in our space.  Today was a perfect day to infuse the delicious seasonal scents into our home with a natural Fall stove-top simmer pot.

autumn simmer pot

I recommend experimenting with various ingredients for different seasonal pots.  Here is one of my favorite recipes for Fall:

Whole Cloves: 1.5 to 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks: 3
Apple Peels: 1 apple
Orange Rinds: 1 orange
Bay Leaves: 4 (optional)

Bring a small amount of water to boil in a small pot.  Add ingredients and continue boiling for a few minutes.  Lower heat to a simmer and add water as needed.

Cheers to Fall!



  1. What a great idea. I love the scents of Fall. I’m definitely doing this.

  2. I remember seeing this on your blog last Autumn and wanted very much to try it myself. I passed it on to my aunt and she managed to do it. She loved the scent that wafted through her home so much that she has been doing it quite often.

  3. i am making this tomorrow, it looks like a great scent, all natural is the best

  4. I love this idea!! NO more expensive candles! The combination of scents sounds amazing!

    • After having kiddos I developed a major aversion to artificial scents. Scented candles give me migraines and I can’t tolerate being around perfume! These natural recipes work well in my home.


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