What is a Christmas simmer pot and why do I need one?

What is a Christmas simmer pot and why do I need one?

A natural and way of making your house smell like Christmas without air fresheners and candles

Written 8th June 2024 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter

What is a Christmas simmer pot?

A Christmas simmer pot is a fragrant and festive way to fill your home with the scents of the holiday season. It involves simmering a mixture of aromatic ingredients in water on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. The steam from the simmering mixture releases delightful scents that can create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Common ingredients for a Christmas simmer pot include:

  1. Citrus Fruits: Oranges, lemons, and sometimes limes, often sliced with the peels included.
  2. Spices: Whole cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice are popular choices.
  3. Herbs: Fresh or dried rosemary, thyme, or bay leaves.
  4. Additional Aromatics: Cranberries, apple slices, vanilla extract, star anise, and pine or cedar sprigs.
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To make a Christmas simmer pot:

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Gather your chosen ingredients and cut the fruits into slices if needed.
  2. Combine in a Pot: Place the ingredients in a pot and cover them with water.
  3. Simmer: Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over low heat, adding more water as needed to keep the ingredients covered and the pot from drying out.
  4. Enjoy the Aroma: Let the simmering pot release its fragrance throughout your home. You can let it simmer for a few hours, adding water as necessary.

This natural and customizable way of scenting your home is a great alternative to artificial air fresheners and candles, and it can be adjusted to your personal preferences by varying the ingredients.

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