Simmer pot recipes are a great way to freshen up your home.

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. 

What can I boil to freshen the air?

Simmer pot recipe #1: 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.  

lemon and rosemary simmer pot recipes for spring

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • a few sprigs of rosemary 

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Simmer pot recipe #2: 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.  

lime thyme mint and vanilla simmer pot recipes for spring

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 lime, thyme
  • mint
  • vanilla extract 

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Simmer pot recipe #3: 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.  

lavender and vanialla simmer pot recipes for spring

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What you’ll need:

  • 1-2 lemons (sliced)
  • fresh lavender
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla  

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Simmer pot recipe #4: 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.  

simmer pot recipes for spring

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 grapefruit (sliced)
  • 2 clementine’s (sliced)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • mint leaves
  • rose petals 

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Simmer Pot Recipes Questions Answered…

How long does a simmer pot last?


A simmer pot will usually last between 30 to 60 minutes. To increase the time, simply add water as it evaporates to keep the contents of the pot from burning.

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What is stovetop potpourri?


A stovetop potpourri is accomplished by placing a pot filled with water and edible items (fruits, spices etc.) on your stovetop and letting it simmer for hours. As the water evaporates, it will fill your home with a lovely natural scent. Simply add water as needed.

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How do you deodorize a room naturally?


Deodorize a room naturally by adding 10 drops of essential oil (of your choice) to a 100 ml of water in a spray bottle. You can then spray the diluted essential oil room deodorizer to help eliminate unwanted scents.

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