The Best Smelling Spring Simmer Pot Recipes to Freshen Up Your Home

Today on the blog I am sharing 3 of the best smelling spring simmer pot recipes! Simmer pots are a great way to freshen up your home, and use up some leftover herbs or produce that’s on the way out. I have been getting really into creating my own simmer pots lately! And these are some of my favorite, tried and true spring scent combos that will have your home smelling fresh and clean for spring!

Also, I wanted to let you know that this blog post is one of eight posts in a Spring Blog Hop I’m participating in with a few blogging friends. I will be sharing all of the links at the end of this post. So be sure to check those out for tons of spring inspo and ideas you won’t want to miss!!

fresh smelling spring simmer pot recipe with sliced limes, sprigs of mint, and coconut extract

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot, or a stovetop potpourri is basically a way to add a nice scent or fragrance to your home. You add a few ingredients and some water to a pot. Then you bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, you turn down the temperature and let it simmer while it fills your home with the scent of the ingredients! Y’all know I love a good candle! But there’s something extra cozy and inviting about simmer pots!!

How long do you let it simmer?

I tend to let my simmer pots go all day! When I notice the water getting low in the pot, I top it off with more water and let it keep on simmering. It will stay fragrant for the entire day!

fresh smelling spring simmer pot recipe with sliced limes, lemons, and oranges, and coconut extract

Spring Simmer Pot Recipes

The nice thing about simmer pot recipes is that you can mix and match and make it your own combo depending on what you already have on hand or what scents you prefer! There’s no right or wrong combination. But these are a few of my go to spring simmer pot recipes. They all include citrus fruit, which is a scent I never tire of, and one that is especially perfect for spring if you ask me!!

The Spring Cleaning Simmer Pot

A couple lemons, a few sprigs of rosemary, a few cinnamon sticks and a spoonful of vanilla extract are all you need for this simmer pot! It will have your entire home smelling like you just finished your spring cleaning!!

fresh smelling spring simmer pot recipe with sliced lemons, sprigs of rosemary, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract

The Island Breeze Simmer Pot

A couple limes, a few sprigs of mint leaves, and a spoonful of coconut extract are the perfect combination for this simmer pot. There’s nothing like the scent of lime and coconut to have me dreaming of warmer weather and all the beach days ahead! Summer is still a few months away, but a girl can dream!!

fresh smelling spring simmer pot recipe with sliced limes, sprigs of mint, and coconut extract

Citrus Sunrise Simmer Pot

A little lemon, lime, orange and a spoonful of coconut (or even vanilla) are the perfect ingredients to wake up your home and have it smelling fresh for spring. With daylight savings time in full swing, this spring simmer pot recipe is a nice nod to the longer, sunshine filled days we have all been looking forward to!

fresh smelling spring simmer pot recipe with sliced limes, lemons, and oranges, and coconut extract

What to do with simmer pot when done?

Here at the farmhouse, we compost pretty regularly. You can read more about that in [this post]. So when I’m done with a simmer pot, I just add all of the boiled ingredients into our compost bin! You can also just drain the water and toss the ingredients into your regular garbage.

fresh smelling spring simmer pot recipe with sliced lemons, sprigs of rosemary, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla extract

Spring Blog Hop

Today’s blog post is one of several in a Spring Blog Hop that I’m participating in today! A group of blogging friends and I are all sharing some spring inspo on our blogs, and there are some really great posts in the blog hop that I know you’ll just love! Let’s get inspired for spring together… Click the links or photos below to visit each of the blogs participating in today’s blog hop!

Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest shared a DIY for a Unique Table Runner

DIY Table Runner by Robyn of Robyn's French Nest

Stacey of Green Valley Gable shared 10 Easter Decor Ideas for Your Country Cottage

Cottage Easter Ideas by Stacey of Green Valley Gable

Diana of Diana Marie Home shared a DIY Spring Decor Cloche

DIY Garden Cloche by Diana of Diana Marie Home

Cynthia of Vintage & Grace Living shared 5 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Entryway for Spring

Spring Entryway Decor by Cynthia of Vintage and Grace Living

Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home shared her Tale of an Easter Bunny Pillow

Easter Bunny Pillow by Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home

Shannon of My Little White Barn shared 4 Fun Ways to Use and Easter Basket

Ways to Use and Easter Basket by Shannon of My Little White Barn

Ali of Country Chic Homes shared A Touch of Spring

I hope today’s post was helpful and brought a little springtime joy to your scroll today! If you decide to try out one of the spring simmer pot recipes I shared today, you’ll have to let me know how you like it!! And if you have a favorite one, I’d love to hear which one it is! Thank you for stopping by the blog today, and as always, thank you so much for following along…

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4 Comments

  1. Wow! I want to try them all! Beautiful photography, Britt!

    1. Aw thank you so much Stacey!! The spring cleaning one has become a favorite around here! 🙂

  2. Love these recipes Brittany! I will be trying all of these, they all look so good!

    1. Thank you so much Heidi! They are so good!! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!!

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