Smells are really important to me. Just like I try to keep myself smelling fresh with perfume, I like for my home to smell fresh, too. There is nothing worse than a stale house smell greeting you at the front door. As I’ve grown older, I’ve also become a bit more particular about how I want my house to smell. While I still LOVE a good, strong candle, the fragrances I’m drawn to are more likely to be found naturally: lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, etc. Today I’m sharing an all-natural secret: how to make your home smell cozy with the Williams-Sonoma simmer pot recipe.
How to Make Your Home Smell Cozy
The secret for how to make your home smell like a Williams-Sonoma is a simple simmer pot recipe! The best part is that you don’t have to spend a Williams-Sonoma amount for this easy recipe. Everything is very reasonable and affordable. It’s especially great around the holidays for extra coziness; it’ll smell like you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day. There is also plenty of room for customization with your personal favorite scent profiles. Experiment and see what you like!
What You’ll Need:
The recipe I am sharing is supposedly what Williams-Sonoma actually uses in their stores, but I have no way of verifying that. (If you’re reading this and know for sure, let me know in the comments!)
- 1 Lemon, sliced
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
- Vanilla Extract – around 1 tsp
Williams-Sonoma Simmer Pot How-To
Fill a pot with approximately three (3) cups of water. Place all of your ingredients in the water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Allow the pot to slowly simmer all day, replacing the water as the level decrease. When you are done enjoying your simmer pot, throw out the contents.
An Easy Short Cut to Make Your Home Smell Cozy
So, let’s say you don’t want to leave a simmer pot going all day on your stove. Or maybe you have to leave your house, but you really want it to smell good by the time you get back. You can achieve similar results by using a cool-mist diffuser and rosemary, lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla essential oils. It’s not quite as good as the real thing but definitely works in a pinch.
Ways to Customize Your Simmer Pot
As I mentioned, the simmer pot can be customized to your own personal likes and preferences. Experiment with the herbs used, or try adding other citrus fruits. (A grapefruit-and-mint fragrance sounds super refreshing!) Cranberry and orange with cloves would be great for the holidays. There is no limit!