DIY Stove Simmer Ideas to make your home smell like Autumn

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Stove top potpourri is a great way to make your home feel warm and inviting, and make it smell wonderful! Plus they help keep a bit of moisture in the air, which is great during the cooler months. If you want to make your house smell divine, here are our favorite Autumn simmer pot recipes you should try!


All you have to do is put all of the ingredients in a pot on your stove, fill the pot with water, and turn the burner on low. The pot will gently simmer away, releasing the scent into your home. Just make sure you refill the water every once in a while so it doesn’t boil dry! We love the combinations of cinnamon sticks, apple peels, orange rinds, cloves, apple juice, vanilla, anise, and nutmeg.


Potpourri makes an easy and inexpensive housewarming present! Combine the ingredients in an airtight jar with water and refrigerate until you’re ready to gift.


Cinnamon Apple Simmer Pot

  • cinnamon sticks
  • apple peels
  • orange rinds
  • whole cloves


Lemon & Orange Simmer Pot

  • Zest from 1 lemon (or lemon slices)
  • Zest from 1 orange (or orange slices)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons whole cloves

Lavender Simmer Pot

  • 1 cup dried lavender (or lavender essential oil)
  • 1 teaspoon anise
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick