April 11, 2024

Spring Simmer Pots

I will never stop feeling inspired by spring–that feeling when you go outside and take a big breath, and you smell flowers, trees, or even freshly cut grass. Especially in Texas when I know the hot summer is just around the corner, the sweet 60-degree days are what I live for. All I want is to make my home feel the same way, so that’s why I’m all in on spring simmer pots.

If you’re unfamiliar, no worries, I’m new to them as well, but I will say, they’re wonderful! Essentially, it’s water mixed with ingredients that you put on the stove and simmer for hours. In no time, your home will smell amazing and there are so many benefits! 

Using a cute pot makes this experience even better, but any pot will do. I think a glass pot would be fun to see all of the ingredients brewing but since I have an induction cooktop, something like this will be just as cute! Add 3-4 cups of water (or whatever fits nicely in the pot you’re using) then add whatever ingredients you’d like. You do need to keep an eye on the pot, because you can always add more water to it if it starts running low and this keeps the good vibes going strong. Then, when you’re done for the day, you can strain the water and put it in the spray bottle. You now have the most amazing, natural room spray ever!

Spring Summer Pot Recipes

Lavender Haze

4 tbsp of dried lavender 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lemon – sliced
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Flower petals
3-4 cups of water (add more as needed)

It’s That Thyme

4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ of a grapefruit – sliced
1 lemon – sliced
1 tsp of full black peppercorns
3-4 cups of water (add more as needed)

Minty Spice

3 limes – sliced
1 bunch fresh mint
1 bunch fresh thyme
½ inch fresh ginger – thinly sliced
3-4 cups of water (add more as needed)

Clean Green

3 eucalyptus stems (leaves removed from the stems, discard stems)
4 sprigs of rosemary
2 lemons – sliced
3-4 cups of water (add more as needed)

These are all wonderful ways to get your home smelling great without harsh chemicals and they’re fun to make for the whole family! Most ingredients you will have from time to time, and I typically use herbs or citrus that are getting too old to cook with. Let me know how these turn out for you, but don’t forget to keep the infused water in a spray bottle! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

A few cute pot options:

Green cast iron pot

Cream dutch oven pot

Glass Pot

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