Wednesday, August 19, 2015

5 Fall Simmer Pot Scent Recipes For Your Home! ~

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The fall season is upon us and there is no better way to invite it than to have your home smell like you have been baking all day long! The best and most natural way is to do exactly as your great grandmother did... simmer these items on your stove top! We love to let these simmer on top of our wood stove during the cold months. It is so easy to do and you can mix and match so many natural items to achieve the perfect scent you will enjoy! Below are 5 basic recipes I know you are just going to love!
First: Get into the habit of saving (rather than composting) your orange, lemon, and lime peels and apple or pear skins.
Instructions: Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the ingredients from your favorite recipe, continue to boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so.
Recipe #1
Cinnamon sticks
Apple peels
Orange rinds
Whole cloves
Recipe #2
Peel from 1 lemon
Peel from 1 orange
2 bay leaves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 Tablespoons whole cloves
Recipe #3
A few drops vanilla
Orange peels
Recipe #4
1 cup dried lavender
1 tsp anise
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon whole cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
Recipe #5
5 bay leaves
1 Tablespoon whole cloves
2 sticks cinnamon
Thanks to TipNut and Apartment Therapy for tips and specific recipes