How are you spring-ifying your home? How about adding some season-appropriate scents? Candles and air fresheners are great but we’ve got four, chemical-free simmer pot ideas you can DIY from the comfort of your own home. 


Lemon and Rosemary 

If this is your first try at a simmer pot, this super simple recipe is perfect for you! After all, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with only two ingredients.  

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What you’ll need: 1 lemon (sliced) and a few sprigs of rosemary 

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Lime, Thyme, Mint, and Vanilla 

This simmer pot has a similar olfactory appeal as the lemon and rosemary concoction above, integrating scents that are fresh as well as tangy, this time with a kick of sweet.  

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What you’ll need: 1 lime, thyme, mint, and vanilla extract 

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Lavender, Lemon, and Vanilla 

If you’re looking for something less exuberant and more calming, try this lavender lemon combo. Heat up a pot for those lazy days of spring rain when you just want to curl up with a magazine and relax.  

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What you’ll need: 1-2 lemons (sliced), fresh lavender, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla  

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Citrus, Mint, and Rose 

For something a little more complex, this pot incorporates a myriad of different scents, not to mention colors, making it the perfect recipe to celebrate the welcomed transition from late spring to early summer.  

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What you’ll need: 1 grapefruit (sliced), 2 clementine’s (sliced), 1 lemon (sliced), mint leaves, and rose petals 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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