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How to Make Your Own DIY Spring Simmer Pot-Stovetop Potpourri

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Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than by filling your home with the refreshing scents of this easy DIY Spring Simmer Pot!

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Spring holds a special place in my heart, especially here in the South. The transition from the chilly winter months to the warmth and vibrancy of spring is simply magical! As an avid lover of DIY projects, I find so much joy in creating spring-inspired crafts like simmer pots. 

Making a spring simmer pot that smells like William Sonoma, with grapefruit, lemons, and thyme

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There’s something truly satisfying about crafting a homemade simmer pot using seasonal ingredients like citrus fruits, herbs, and spices, and watching as it transforms my space into a springtime sanctuary. And did I mention that it was super easy to make?!

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How to Make a Spring Simmer Pot Recipe

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Whole peppercorns
  • Vanilla
  • Fresh thyme
  • Water
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Start by prepping all your ingredients. Fill a large pot with water, leaving some room at the top to prevent spills while simmering.

Add the sliced grapefruit and lemon to the water, followed by the whole peppercorns, vanilla extract, and fresh thyme.

Place the pot on your stove over low-medium heat and allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer. As the ingredients simmer, it’ll create a fragrant steam that will fill your home with the delightful scents of spring.

Be sure to keep an eye on the pot and add more water as needed to prevent it from drying out. You can let the simmer pot work its magic for as long as you like, topping up the water and ingredients as desired.

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Why a Spring Simmer Pot is Perfect for the Season

Invigorating Fragrance: The combination of grapefruit, lemons, and herbs like thyme creates a refreshing and energizing scent that’s perfect for welcoming in the new season.

Easy and Quick: Making a simmer pot is a breeze and requires minimal effort. With just a few ingredients and a pot of water, you can transform your home into a springtime oasis.

Mood-Boosting DIY: Engaging in small DIY projects like creating a simmer pot can have a positive impact on your mood and well-being. The act of crafting something with your own hands and enjoying the results is incredibly satisfying.

With a few simple ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can create a Spring Simmer Pot that not only makes your house smell amazing but also brings a sense of joy and freshness to your space. Happy simmering, and happy spring!

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Simmer Pot for Spring

Author Beautiful Eats & Things

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 grapefruit sliced
  • 3 lemons sliced
  • Whole peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large pot or saucepan and simmer on low throughout the day, as desired. Add in more water if needed.

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