It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday cheer is in the air and everything is bright and shining. There are bright lights outside and everyone is smiling with cheer. Whether you’re in the snow or just enjoying the season’s greetings, the holiday season is a time to relax and appreciate what we have. To add even more cheer during the season, try making some holiday stovetop simmer pots!
These do-it-yourself projects are a fabulous way to customize your home with the perfect holiday scent you’ve been trying to create with premade candles or wax Simmer pots like this are longlasting and permeate through an entire house — making them cozy and cheerful for many hours at a time. They’re also safer than most candles, which is a great plus. A classy option for house parties, too!
All the recipes below curated by FragranceX can be made with a simple, general recipe.
First, measure out 5 cups of water. After, pour this water into a pan or crockpot. Some materials can stick on the pot you chose, so try to have a potpourri-specific one.
After these materials have been gathered, add your ingredients of choice. I’ve attached an infographic below for holiday recipes that are especially festive for this time of year. Lastly, turn on your oven or pot and let it simmer! You’ll start smelling the magic within minutes.
As for ingredients, get creative! Think of baking Christmas cookies, holiday stocking stuffers or family holiday meals for some inspiration. One of my favorites is the “Red Nose Delight” blend. No, it doesn’t smell like reindeer, but rather a homestead warm hearth. The blend uses cardamom and ginger to create a scent that is both sweet and woody. Dried cranberries are added for a slightly fruity accent.
Another great option is “Nordic Fairytale.” This blend has ingredients straight out of a Norwegian lullaby and is relaxing beyond your wildest dreams. The key material in this blend are elderberries. These berries give off an aromatically sweet yet thick scent. Once your simmer pot gets cooking, it’ll be hard to imagine you’re not in a Narnian land.