A Cleansing Stove Top Simmer Pot For the New Year & Beyond

Love the feeling of the fresh start that a new year brings? While new goals and rituals are setting in, we believe in starting afresh with clarity, intention and inspiration in the home.

Let’s being with clearing the air.

Like all of our simmer pot recipes, the infusion of natural ingredients smells incredible – and our cleansing stove top simmer pot is a great way to invite the new year with intention.

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We suggest beginning by cleaning your home.  Then grab the following ingredients:

  • Sea Salt (a few pinches): for purification and cleansing and to dissolve negative energy from the home.
  • Rosemary (a few springs): to clear the air and promote mental clarity.
  • Lemon (2 sliced): for cleansing and opening.
  • Cinnamon Sticks (2): to promote wellness.

Instructions:

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.

While simmering, be present with your thoughts – I like to focus on how love and peace and joy live here.

New Year Home Cleanse Stove Top Simmer Pot

Give it a go, and do tell us what you think!  Here’s to clarity in the new year, in your hearts and homes.

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Christmas Simmer Pot

After a long weekend of hosting Thanksgiving and enjoy visits from dear friends  – we couldn’t wait to begin preparations for Christmas.  We took a trip to our favorite tree farm and little ones have been busy adorning everything with handmade, sentimental trinkets.  We always enjoy welcoming the seasons in our home with stove top simmer pots – and love infusing the nostalgic scents of Christmas.

Christmas stove top simmer pot recipe

I’ve previously shared my my favorite spring and fall simmer pot recipes  – but there is something about this particular pot that transports me back to my mother’s kitchen.  There is nothing quite like the power of a scent.

Ingredients:

Cranberries: 1 cup
Whole Cloves: 1.5 to 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks: 3 to 4
Orange Rinds: 1 orange
Rosemary: 4 small rosemary sprigs

Optional: a pinch of nutmeg or apple cider

Instructions:
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 the scents of Christmas friends!

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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:

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

Instructions:
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!

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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!

 

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