Simmer Pot for Spring

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Spring is a season of new beginnings so what better way to freshen up your home than with the delightful scents of a spring simmer pot filled with fruit, herbs, and flowers.

Spring simmer pot recipe with lemon, rosemary, and chamomile.

Have you started spring cleaning? I’ve started picking away at a few small things like washing the sofa slipcovers, cleaning out drawers, and packing away winter gear but there is a still a lot left on the spring cleaning to-do list.

If you’re like me and love the scent & coziness of a clean home but haven’t had time to get all the spring cleaning chores done, you may be looking for a fresh fragrance to fill your home with scents of spring.

A simmer pot is an easy & affordable way to freshen the air in your home and create a cozy atmosphere. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delightful fragrance that will not only lift your spirits but fill your home with the scents of the season.

Spring simmer pots are a wonderful, natural alternative to candles or synthetic air fresheners. They can be created in minutes with items already in your home and will permeate the air in your home with lemony, earthy, and fresh fragrances all day long.

Lemon, rosemary, & chamomile in a stovetop potpourri.

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is essentially a pot of water filled with various ingredients (typically a mix of herbs, spices, fruits, or flowers) simmering on the stove, creating a fragrant aroma that will fill your home. Simmer pots are actually a great way to use up old fruit & herbs that may be past their prime.

A simmer pot can also be called stovetop potpourri or crockpot potpourri (potpourri simmered in a crockpot instead of on the stovetop). All result in a delightfully aromatic home.

Depending on the season, you can have fun with the ingredients you add to your stovetop potpourri to bring seasonal scents into your home. Check out these summer, fall, and winter simmer pot recipes.

A spring simmer pot is a great way to add freshness to your home.

What can you add to a spring simmer pot?

A spring stovetop potpourri is a combination of ingredients that bring the fresh, clean scents of spring into your home. It includes fresh citrus fruits, herbs such as rosemary or thyme, and flowers like chamomile, daisies, or roses.

The possibilities of what you can add to a stovetop potpourri are truly endless! Keep reading to discover more ingredient ideas…really all you need is a little imagination and you can create a spring scent that you love to permeate your home.

Ingredients for a stovetop potpourri include lemon, chamomile, and rosemary.

Supplies for Spring Simmer Pot Recipe

Ingredients needed for a spring stovetop potpourri recipe.
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How to Make a Simmer Pot

Start by thinly slicing lemons. Then remove the chamomile buds from their stems by pinching the place where the bottom of the bud meets the stem.

Fill dutch oven with 4 cups of water, and turn stove to medium heat.

Place sliced lemons, sprigs of rosemary, and chamomile buds in the pot.

When the pot begins to simmer, turn the stove down to low heat.

Continue to simmer, uncovered for up to 2 hours. Replenish water as needed to avoid the stovetop potpourri from drying out.

A spring simmer pot recipe includes ingredients that smell fresh & clean.

Why add chamomile to a simmer pot?

Chamomile is one of my favorite flowers. Its small daisy like flowers makes me smile and reminds me of warm sunny days. But, chamomile isn’t just pretty to look at, it has a wonderful earthy scent and actually has health benefits too.

Chamomile has a sweet, warm, herbaceous aroma that has been shown to relax the body & mind. Studies have shown that chamomile relaxes emotions, muscles, and even brain waves making it the perfect addition to a spring simmer pot recipe.

Add the fresh scent of spring to your home with a spring simmer pot.

How long will the simmer pot last?

A simmer pot will last for multiple days. Allow the pot to fully cool, place lid on pot, and store in the refrigerator until ready to simmer another time. Make sure the pot has plenty of water before placing on the stove and simmering again.

Simmer pot for spring will make your home smell like the season.

Other Spring Simmer Pot Ingredient Ideas

The ingredient combinations are endless when it comes to spring stovetop potpourri recipes!

All you need is a few supplies from your pantry and a little imagination! Here are a few ingredient ideas that would work well in a spring simmer pot.

  • Mint
  • Oranges
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Basil
  • Rose Petals
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Lavender
  • Essential Oils
  • Limes
  • Thyme
  • Daisy Buds
Lemon & herb simmer pot for spring cleaning.

The Perfect Gift Idea

This spring simmer pot could also be a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, as a hostess gift, for a neighbor, or for a teacher.

Add lemons, rosemary, and chamomile to a mason jar for simmer pot gift idea.

To transform the simmer pot into a gift all you need is a mason jar along with some ribbon. Add everything to the jar, and your gift is ready for giving!

Stovetop Potpourri is a great gift idea for Mother's Day.

Fresh ingredients should be given within the same day, or you can dehydrate the lemon, rosemary, and chamomile to extend the life of the simmer pot ingredients. For instructions on how to dehydrate citrus, check out this blog post.

More Stovetop Potpourri Recipes

Spring simmer pot recipe with lemon, rosemary, and chamomile.

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Spring simmer pot recipe with lemon, rosemary, and chamomile.
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Spring Simmer Pot With Lemons & Chamomile

Spring is a season of new beginnings so what better way to freshen up your home than with the delightful scents of a spring simmer pot with lemons, rosemary, and chamomile.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 large Lemons sliced
  • 1 handful Chamomile Buds

Equipment

  • 1 Dutch Oven

Instructions

  • Start by thinly slicing lemons. Then remove the chamomile buds from their stems by pinching the place where the bottom of the bud meets the stem.
  • Fill dutch oven with 4 cups of water, and turn stove to medium heat.
  • Place sliced lemons, sprigs of rosemary, and chamomile buds in the pot.
  • When the pot begins to simmer, turn the stove down to low heat.
  • Continue to simmer, uncovered for up to 2 hours. Replenish water as needed to avoid the stovetop potpourri from drying out.
Keyword: Chamomile, Lemons, Rosemary, Simmer Pot, Spring, Spring Simmer Pot, Stovetop Potpourri
Servings: 1 pot

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Spring stovetop potpourri recipe that includes lemons, rosemary, and chamomile.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Heidi,
    I love this idea of having a summer simmer pot and not just a winter simmer pot. I’ll be passing this idea on to my friends and family.

    Thank you!
    Lisa

  2. Hi Vanessa! This simmer pot should last for a few days, how you should store it to reuse it, is included in the blog post!

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