Welcome and hello! I’m so glad you’re here! Autumn is creeping in on us here in the desert. Our days are still in the 70º’s, but there’s a definite chill that comes with the night and lingers just long enough for sweaters in the morning. There’s so many amazing things about Fall, but the smells are arguably some of the best. If you want to bring those amazing scents into your home, you need these Fall Simmer Pot Recipes! And they are made with all natural ingredients – nothing hard to find and definitely no chemical smells!
MAKE YOUR HOME COZY AND INVITING WITH FALL SIMMER POT RECIPES
I am the first to admit that, with three young boys in my home, it doesn’t always smell like roses. Let’s be honest, if I didn’t make my boys wipe down the toilet on an almost-daily basis (and sometimes two or three OR FIFTY times a day), my house would smell like pee.
Thankfully, simmer pot recipes have helped me control what my house smells like. Because that kind of stuff makes an impression and “lady with the pee house” isn’t exactly how I want people to remember me.
One of my criteria for simmer pot recipes is real ingredients that are easy and inexpensive to get my hands on. And that is exactly what you’ll find in these recipes.
These fall simmer pot recipes use 12 real ingredients – no weird things you can’t find at your local grocery or out in nature and definitely none of those chemically smelling wax melts! There are 12 different combinations to bring the best things of Fall into your cozy home, so you’re sure to find one that will suit you.
Because Fall smells like cinnamon, not cinnamon scented chemicals.
A SIMMER POT MIGHT WORK BEST FOR YOU IF:
Sure, there are lots of ways to make your home smell better. Deodorizers, cleansers, candles and other aroma diffusers are widely available. Because, who wants the gym stank to hang around or the funky game day laundry you haven’t had a chance to do yet?
I’ve tried a million ways – I swear it feels that way – to try to keep the stink and funk under control. Living with a bunch of boys can be a real stinker, especially in the winter when we keep the house closed up and heated. A simmer pot works best if you’re looking for:
- a set and forget method to make your home smell amazing that is easy to turn off and on.
- no open flames or melted wax to worry about – a huge perk with little ones wandering around!
- inexpensive options that don’t bring a lot of chemicals into your home.
- options that don’t clutter your electrical outlets.
HOW DO YOU SIMMER? WHICH METHOD IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
There is more than one way to simmer a pot. I’m going to present you with three ways and leave it to you to choose which method fits your life best.
Let’s discuss the pros and cons of a small simmer pot or candle/wax melt warmer, a small slow cooker, or a pot on the stove.
A simmer pot is electric and you plug it into a wall outlet. It uses a light bulb to heat whatever you put in the small bowl.
If you want a simmer pot, I suggest this ceramic one that you can find on Amazon. The ceramic will make it easier to clean up and this one has pretty good reviews. It has a decent size bowl for a simmer pot, but you’ll need to keep an eye on the water and refill it more often since the bowl is small. (You can also search wax melt warmer or candle warmer and see some other options.)
SMALL SLOW COOKER
Personally, I like to simmer in a small slow cooker like this one. I have this pot and it works great! Why do I recommend a small slow cooker over an actual simmer pot? Here’s why:
- It can hold more water and ingredients, which means you can scent more square footage with just a single simmer pot. And there are fewer water refills to keep your pot simmering.
- The adjustable temperature control. Almost every single simmer pot I’ve researched – and definitely every budget simmer pot – one of the biggest complaints is how hot or not hot they get. Adjustable temperature takes care of that.
- It’s super easy to clean. Clean it out, rinse and put it in the dishwasher. If you forget to clean it out or don’t have time when you turn it off, just clean out the loose stuff, soak the removable crock and wash. Easy peasy.
- Budget-friendly and multi-functional. Off brand small slow cookers usually cost less than a decorative simmer pot; sometimes, you can find them for less than half as much. I simmer in my kitchen, so a small slow cooker on the counter is no big deal. And, because I only simmer with natural ingredients, I don’t worry about putting food in my slow cooker after it’s been cleaned.
STOVE TOP IN A POT
This is great if you need a large batch that you can set up in the morning and then just leave it alone all day. If you have company coming that evening, but still have cleaning to do, a large batch on the stove top is a great option. Again, just make sure you don’t run out of water.
My biggest hang up with this method is that it heats the house (which is fine in November, but less desirable in September here in the hot desert) and it takes up a burner on my stove. But my biggest issue is that I have to leave the stove on and, with all my little kids around, I just cringe at all the things that could go wrong with that scenario.
SIMMERING IS SUPER EASY WITH THESE NATURAL INGREDIENT FALL SIMMER POT RECIPES
If you’ve never simmered anything before, let me tell you how easy it is. Pretty much if you can boil water, you can simmer. Actually, I think boiling water is harder. In just 3 simple steps, you’ll be ready to simmer your way into Fall aroma heaven.
- Gather natural ingredients in your pot
- Fill pot with water
- Place pot on warmer and turn the warmer on
Yep, for real, it is THAT easy.
The only thing you have to remember is to keep the water topped off. You can even reuse your pot for 7 consecutive days if you put it in the fridge overnight, which can help your pennies stretch even further without giving up those Fall scents we all love.
ALL NATURAL FALL SIMMER POT RECIPES PRINTABLE
Keep your home smelling amazing all season long with these 12 Fall simmer pot recipes. All 12 recipes use 3-5 all natural ingredients. Your home will be cozy and inviting with the best scents of Fall greeting guests and visitors. Kick the funk to the curb and instead fill your home with the cozy smells of Fall.
Click the image or link below to get your printable copy of my favorite 12 Fall Simmer Pot Recipes. The download page will open in a new tab. Just click the download button and then save the image to your computer. Print a copy to keep near your simmer pot. Be sure to follow those steps so you get the full resolution image and not a grainy web version.
BANISH THE FUNK AND ENJOY THE BEST FALL AROMAS ALL SEASON LONG
Whether it’s boy bathroom stink, Halloween costume sweat or ski trip laundry funk, banish the nose-scrunching smells and fill your home with the sweet and savory smells that we all love about Fall. Invite visitors in with warmth from the moment you open the door this Fall season. These Fall Simmer Pot recipes will make your home a place everyone wants to escape from the chilly air.