It’s that time of year! Snow is falling, Christmas music is playing and the hot cocoa is warm. As frustrating as the cold can be – and trust me I would know, I live in Wisconsin – the holiday season is truly magical. This time is so special and trust me, you’ll love the chilly season even more if you fully embrace the holidays!
I’m a huge fan of any fall or winter scented candles. Anything oak, pine, balsam, or warm apples and leaves are my go to scents. I had seen Christmas scented simmer pot recipes and videos floating around Instagram and Tik Tok and not only did they look beautiful but I loved that it was an easy and natural way to fill your home with the holiday season. I had to give it a try!
Wash all produce
Slice oranges and apples
Add in ingredients to pot
Bring water to a simmer in a pot
Let sit on low and enjoy the scent!
4-6 cups of water depending on the size of your pot
4 Cinnamon sticks
1 cups of fresh cranberries
Simmer pots are completely customizable. Use my ingredients as a guide but get creative with it! You can add in clove, balsam pine branches, vanilla, opt out of the apples, or less cinnamon if you’d like. The options are endless! I would say start with less and add more of certain ingredients if you want a stronger scent of something. I wanted a strong cinnamon scent to mine so I ended up adding more cinnamon after.
This simmer pot idea is incredible. This was my first time trying a simmer pot so I was skeptical as to how strong the scent would actually be and it really surprised me. The pot truly filled my entire apartment with the smell of the holiday season – cinnamon & apples with a hint of citrus from the oranges. It was amazing. I made my simmer pot in the early afternoon and it lasted all day on low heat and all through our Christmas movie marathon that night.
Checkout my YouTube video showing how to make this Christmas simmer pot!
Share in the comments photos of your simmer pot you made or different simmer pot ingredients you like to add in!