6 DIY Simmering Scents to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

With fall’s cooler temperatures upon us, less time is spent outdoors soaking up the sun, and more time is spent cozied up at home. If you love having a fresh, clean smell throughout your house then you are going to love these 6 DIY Simmering Scents. An all-natural way to make your home smell great without spraying air fresheners or having to lighting candles.

Here are some of our favourite simmering scent recipes.

Year-round Simmering Scent Recipes

Vanilla Clementine Cake

The perfect way to fill your home with the amazing scent of a freshly baked cake, minus all the calories.

In a saucepan bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 sliced orange, 1 inch of fresh ginger, and 1/2 tsp of almond extract. Lower the heat and simmer. Keep an eye in the water level and add more as needed.

Grandma’s Apple Pie

There is something very comforting about the smell of a fresh baked apple pie. This simmering scent smells just like the apple pie Grandma use to bake.

Add 1 sliced apple and 4 cinnamon sticks to 4 cups of boiling water. Lower to a simmer and let the aroma fill your home. Top up the water as needed.

Freshly Cleaned Home

The combination of these ingredients is absolutely amazing, there is nothing better that the scent of a freshly cleaned home. Simmer this scent all day long and put your feet up and relax.

Add 2 sliced lemons, 1 tbsp. of vanilla and 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary to 4 cups of boiling water. Simmer over low heat and top up water as needed.

Fall Simmering Scent Recipes

Autumn Aromatics

This combination of fresh lime and mint is very invigorating, spreading a bright crisp scent through out your home.

Add 1 sliced lime, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, 1/2 tsp of mint extract and a 1/4 tsp of vanilla to 4 cups of boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat. Don’t forget to add more water as needed.

Posh Pumpkin Spice (wax warmer recipe)

If you love pumpkin spice then you are going to love this scent. It’s very reminiscent of everyone’s favourite fall latte.

Melt 3 tbsps. of coconut oil, 3 tsps. of pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Place in a wax warmer and enjoy.

Cozy Citrus Spice

This classic Christmas scent will have you feeling warm and cozy all season long.

Bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil, reduce to a simmer and add 1 sliced orange, 2 tbsps. of whole cloves and 4 cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!

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