Fall Simmering Pot
Ditch the candles and make your home smell like Autumn naturally with this Fall Simmering Pot recipe!
Oh my goodness, I wish you could have smelled my home when I had this simmering pot going. The only downside is that it tricks everyone into thinking you’re making them a treat. (Sorry hubby, there’s no pie in the oven). I can’t wait to get this going again when we have everyone over for Thanksgiving. It will add to the amazing smell of turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie… My mouth is watering! It’s also super convenient because you can stick some leftover ingredients in a mason jar to save for later, or to give away as a gift. You can add water if it’s going to be used soon, or just seal the dry ingredients. So, what’s in it?
What To Add To Your Simmering Pot:
- Sliced red apples
- Orange peels or orange slices
- Cinnamon sticks
- Whole Cloves
- Bay Leaves
- Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Tsp Almond Extract
- Tsp Ground Nutmeg
Don’t be afraid to mix and match! You certainly don’t have to add all of the ingredients I used. Sliced apple, cinnamon and orange peels would suffice, but the main ingredient I suggest adding is whole cloves. They’re pretty much the embodiment of Autumn as far as smell goes.
To make your home smell better than it ever has:
- Place the ingredients of your choosing in a pot and fill with water.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Remove the lid and lower to heat til the mixture is simmering and enjoy!
- Add water when necessary.
You can stick it in the fridge and reuse it for a couple of days!
Have you made a similar simmering pot before? Let me know in the comments below!
Haha you might not have been making a pie but my goodness if your house smelled as good as the pictures then I am sold and all in! I love the idea of making a fall simmering pot!
It was amazing! 😍 you should totally try it!
I can literally smell that through my computer lol. It’s perfect for fall. How much does it cost to make?
Hahaha thank you! Hmm… I think altogether it cost me about $25, but that’s because I bought enough to last a long time 😊
What an amazing way to fragrance your home! I am definitely going to try this, I LOVE home fragrancing and it would be brilliant to do this, with no nasty synthetic chemicals!
Exactly!! I hope you try it! 😍
I love the idea of making a fall simmering pot- how cute, sold me on that, cute posts nice pics nice blog keep it up gorgeos xxx
Thank you love! 😊
Wow! I am sure your house must be smelling great with all those aromatic ingredients. This seems so perfect for this season!
Thank you, yeah it smelled wonderful!
I bet this smells divine! Can’t wait to try it out now the holidays are near!
Thank you! 😍 I hope you enjoy!
Sounds like a wonderful idea, I am wondering if I could turn it into a tea or spicy hot fruit drink.
You might be able to! My MIL and I made mulled wine with the same ingredients!
I can almost smell it from your pictures! This is such a cool idea for a more fresh and awesome scented house! Totally trying this out! Thanks for the idea.
Thank you! I hope you enjoyed it 😍
Oh wow what a gorgeous idea! I love the colours, so beautiful and autumnal! These would make gorgeous gifts too!
Definitely! Thank you so much 😊
I’ve never heard of anyone doing this before, but what a great idea to make the home smell amazing over the holidays. Such a brilliant idea.
Thank you, Emma!
This looks amazing! How long does the smell lasts? I love these home smells, especially when it’s cold outside:-)
It lasts a while, even after you turn it off 😊 And me too!
This is such a lovely concept. Anything that smells of cinnamon and vanilla is lovely. They are my favorite fragrances 🙂
Oh same here!
wow, this is an awesome simmering pot for sure, I didn’t have such before with any of these ingredients but adding cinnamon, cloves and oranges would have been the greatest combo I think so! I think to make it and check the house fragrance!
You should definitely try it out! 😊
I always love reading about simmering pots but have never really done it in my kitchen, I wonder why. Your pictures look so good that I think I will have to give it a try ASAP. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
You’re welcome! I hope you gave it a go 😍
Wow I bet this did smell amazing but it also looks so cool with all the bright vibrant colours x
Oh my days I can actually imagine just how good your home smelt! I love that about simmer pots, they fill the whole house!
Yeah they do! 😍
I had never heard of a simmering pot before I read your post. I thought when I saw your delicious photographs that I could eat the contents. However, I can imagine the aroma from these amazing ingredients and can totally believe that your home smelled divine.
Oh I wish you could eat it 😂 Unfortunately I’m sure it doesn’t taste nearly as good as it smells haha!
This reminds me so much of my grandma. During the holidays, not only did her house smell like pies and cookies, but she always had a simmering pot going as well. Truly, there’s nothing more welcoming than walking into a house that smells heavenly. x
Awww I’m glad it made you think of your grandma 😊 You’re right, it’s so welcoming!
This looks great, I’m sure it smells as good!! I needed this idea, with pets my home never smells as good as I clean Lol And with young kids I don’t like using candles.
Yeah pets can make that difficult, but they’re so worth it 😂 I’m sure this would cover it right up 😍
Oh my goodness! That’s also the first words I say when I see the picture. The best combination of Autumn fragrance and flavor. This will be a hit either for Thanksgiving or Christmas
Oh wow, this seems amazing. The mixture is attractive, I bet the scent is more radiant – I always like cinnamon as part of DIY simmering pot – it brings out a different aroma. With apples and orange, that is new for me. I will surely try this.
Oh yeah, cinnamon is the best 😍 The clove was key too
Oh this is a lovely diy simmering pot. Could also be a welcoming gift to friends!
Oh most definitely! 😊
I have been planning to do this sometimes this year. My mom used to have simmer pots when I was small and it always made it smell like the holidays.
Oh yeah! It really makes the whole house feel so festive 😍
Omgosh, what a great idea! I haven’t thought of that, I would always just buy candles and stuff. I think I could try this fun project for my home!
You should! It smells SO good 😍
Oh my gosh, I was just literally telling my hubby this weekend about making some DIY fragrance for the home. I am surely going to follow this recipe.
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Aww yay! What perfect timing! 😊
I have never heard of a simmering pot before, but I bet you that it makes the house smell glorious and I like how you have stored them in jars.
You should totally try it! And thank you 😊
I have never heard about simmering pots before but I am all in if my house is going to smell like fall! This is an amazing idea. I did a similar thing but with essentials oils for my diffuser
Oh yeah, I love essential oils! Just can’t afford all the different kinds 😫
It was an amazing read and it smells yum yum, already!
Thanks for sharing!
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I have never heard about a simmering pot but the idea looks so amazing! I love your ingredients! Probably going to have a look on Pinterest for an hour or so and make my own as well!
That’s what I did 😂 Gotta create your own ❤️
I didn’t make anything like this before but I will do it now. The Christmas are coming.
Yes! This would be great for Christmas too 😊
I love the smell of this time of year and I’ve never thought of making anything like a simmering pot but can’t wait to give it a try!
I hope you enjoy! 🙂
This is such an amazing idea to put the all house smelling nice! I love the idea that you can use stuff you have in the house, also looks beautiful to put anywhere in the house. Will be trying this, it’s so simple!
Thank you! Yeah it’s super simple 😊