If you love the spicy, woodsy smells of the holidays, but don’t want to fill your house with chemicals, then give this homemade Christmas Simmer Pot a try that is full of the natural goodness of the holiday season!
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Christmas Simmer Pot
Nothing says Christmas like the fresh smells of cinnamon, orange and rosemary. If you want to make your home a warm, cozy, welcoming place for those that you love this holiday season, then why not create this simple Christmas Simmer Pot that will fill your home with all of the comforting smells of the season.
Sure, you could light a candle or plug in a Glade holiday scent, but did you know that most of those products are filled with chemicals that are just as bad for you as second hand smoking? It’s best to avoid them if possible, using essential oils instead or by making one of these all natural simmer pots.
Feel free to use those lemons or oranges that have been rolling around in your produce drawer for several weeks. They will smell the same as any that you just bought from the store. Also, if you have your own rosemary bush, then this will be a truly frugal way to scent your home for the holidays.
If you don’t have rosemary, but have a couple of evergreen trees like pine, then feel free to use those instead, making this a truly local experience.
What is in this Christmas Simmer Pot?
- oranges slices
- lemon slices
- fresh rosemary
- cinnamon sticks
- whole cloves
- whole allspice
- star anise
What are some other ingredient that I could use instead?
- fresh pine or other evergreen needles
- fresh cranberries
- dried apples
- fresh ginger
- bay leaves
- whole nutmeg
- peppermint essential oil
How to Make a Christmas Simmer Pot:
Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan.
Fill the pan with enough water to cover the ingredients.
Cook over low heat, allowing the water to simmer continuously.
Add more water, as needed, throughout the day.
When finished using, cover the pan to reuse again. The ingredients can be used up to three days.
Christmas Simmer Pot
- 2 oranges sliced
- 2 lemons sliced
- 4 springs fresh rosemary
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice
- 5 to 6 anise stars
- Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan.
- Fill the pan with enough water to cover the ingredients.
- Cook over low heat, allowing the water to simmer continuously. Add more water, as needed, throughout the day.
- When finished using, cover the pan to reuse again. The ingredients can be used up to three days.
Missy Rakes says