In this post, you’ll find a Fall simmer pot recipe with rosemary, vanilla, bay leaves, lime, allspice, and nutmeg.

Make your house smell like fall by simmering all-natural ingredients!

Simmering pots are all-natural ways to freshen the air of your house and give it a lovely scent too. A simmering potpourri pot is perfect for houses where you cook a lot or have animals.

But there’s more… simmer pots have the mighty charm of making your house smell good, with none of those chemicals and hurtful artificial fragrances.

Fall simmer pot recipe
fall simmer pot ingredients

You can choose between seasonal simmering potpourri recipes, or let your creativity choose between your favorite herbs and spices: try new combos and have fun with what you already have in the pantry.

Fall, for me, smells like vanilla. Winter is the cinnamon season. Spring is flowery, and summer is citrusy!

Fall simmer pot recipe with rosemary

fall simmer pot

This is my fall simmering pot recipe:

  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 bay leaves
  • the zest of one lime
  • 3-4 allspice corns
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated nutmeg.

Fill a small pot with water, add the spices, and bring to a boil on medium/high heat. 

Decrease the heat to the minimum and let simmer for as long as you want (a few hours at least), refilling with water as it evaporates.

I keep all the windows closed because I want the house to be soaked in the smell, and at the end of the simmering, I open them and let fresh air in.

It’s a ritual for lazy reading afternoons or music nights: a lovely way to take care of my house and myself.


Enjoy your fall smells.



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