Hello Decor Friend,
Today as I look at the calendar, I know I am in disbelief. December is flying by. Friends, I wanted to send you this quick and easy way you can infuse some holiday delight into your home, using your sense of smell.
Have you ever made a simmering pot? Super easy, can be used for up to 3 days. It is a wonderful way to engage all your senses this holiday season.
Easy Christmas Simmer Pot Ingredients:
2 oranges thinly sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole cloves
Small fresh Christmas tree branch (see tip on this below! It’s a good one!) or a couple of sprigs of rosemary
Cranberries-just added for color.
Simmer Pot Instructions
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan on the stove top.
Pour water into the saucepan – just enough to cover the ingredients.
Set to simmer over low heat. You’ll start noticing a scent within about 15 minutes.
Check your pot every 2-3 hours to see if you need to add more water (it’ll evaporate, but just keep adding more – there’s still plenty of scent there!)
Use your simmer pot for up to 2-3 days just by continuing to add water.
Simmer Pot Tips
Get Christmas tree clippings from a tree lot for free! Even though you’re using fresh ingredients, you really can use the same exact simmer pot for 2-3 days straight. I typically don’t replace the ingredients in mine until day 3 of using the simmer pot. The scent sticks around for quite a while, you just need to keep adding water as it evaporates.
The cranberries add nothing but festiveness and color, so if you can’t add them, don’t worry about it.
Looks festive and smells even better!
Bye For Now