10 Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot Recipes

We’re sharing Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot Recipes today!

At the end of every quarter, we celebrate entering a new season with a house blessing which includes deep cleaning our island cottage from top to bottom.

It’s a little extra work outside our modern-day cleaning schedule but it always feels so good and smells so clean when we’re finished.

In addition to lavender-based cleaning products, I alternate using simmer pots and candles throughout the year to keep our home smelling fresh.

An Alternative to Candles…

Simmer pots are a great option if you want your house to smell nice without the expense of continually buying candles or if you have allergies and need an alternative to candles altogether.

The great thing about simmer pots is they’re budget-friendly and easy to make no matter what the season.

Our favorite simmer pots are citrus-inspired simmer pots because citrus is readily available at almost any grocery store throughout the year.

Plus, citrus can be easily paired with a variety of herbs and spices which means the possibilities are endless!

Tips for Creating a Simmer Pot…

Fill any size pot with your desired ingredients from fruits to herbs to spices. Obviously, the bigger the pot the more ingredients you’ll need. Next, add enough water so that the ingredients almost reach the top of the pot without spilling over. Bring the contents of your pot to a boil. Then turn the heat down to low. Allow the contents to simmer for a few hours, add water as needed (about every 30 minutes) and fill your home with relaxing goodness.

As always, use caution and care as water and simmer pot contents will be hot. Do not allow the simmer pot to burn dry.

Here’s a look at our favorite Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot Recipes…

Lemon and Rosemary Simmer Pot:

  • Sliced Lemon
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • A Few Drops of Vanilla

Lemon and Basil Simmer Pot:

  • Sliced Lemon
  • Sprigs of Basil

Late Summer Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot:

  • Lemon Slices
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Cloves and Vanilla, optional

Lemon and Sage Simmer Pot:

  • Lemon Slices
  • Sage Sprigs
  • Cloves

Fall to Winter Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot:

  • Lemon Slices
  • Basil Sprigs
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Cedar Sprigs

Orange and Lemon Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Lemon Slices
  • Vanilla or Almond Extract

Early Fall Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Lemon Slices
  • Apple Slices
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves

Orange Spice Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves

Orange Spice with Star Anise Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Star Anise

Orange Spice with Rosemary Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Rosemary Sprig

Rosemary and Thyme Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Thyme Sprigs
  • Sage Sprigs
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves

Chocolate Covered Orange Slice Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Vanilla Extract

Thanksgiving Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Apple Slices
  • Sage Sprigs
  • Or with Cinnamon Sticks

Holiday Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot:

  • Orange Slices
  • Apple Slices
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Star Anise

Other Citrus-Inspired Simmer Pot Recipes to Try:

  • Grapefruit Slices + Pomegranate Seeds (without the flesh) + Whole Cloves + Cinnamon Sticks + Fresh Lemongrass Bundle
  • Lemon Slices or Orange Slices + Lavender Sprigs + Vanilla
  • Cranberries + Orange Slices + Rosemary Sprigs
  • Orange Slices + Vanilla Extract
  • Orange Slices + Cloves + Cinnamon Sticks + Dried Nutmeg

Simmer Pot Gift Ideas…

You can use these ingredients immediately in a simmer pot for your own home or if you prefer you can make a simmer pot in a mason jar and give it as a gift to your family and friends.

How to Create a Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot Recipes-The Crowned Goat

Place fruit, slices, herbs, and spices in a clean mason jar. Next, add water until you reach the designated fill line of the mason jar. Screw down the lid. Place in the refrigerator and allow ingredients to infuse.

It will keep approximately one week.

Quick and Easy Citrus Inspired Simmer Pot Recipes and Gift Ideas-The Crowned Goat

Once you’re ready for the citrus-inspired simmer pot, empty the contents of your mason jar into the pot, and bring it to a boil. After the water and ingredients are boiling, turn the heat down to low.

Allow the contents to simmer for a few hours. Be sure to check on the simmer pot and add water as needed (about every 30 minutes).

Orange-Pomegranate-Cider-Simmer-Pot-The-Crowned-Goat

As always, use caution and care as water and simmer pot contents will be hot.

Do not allow the simmer pot to burn dry.

You can find the recipe for our Orange Pomegranate Cider Simmer Pot here.

Orange-Pomegranate-Cider-Simmer-Pot-Gift-Idea-The-Crowned-Goat

If you haven’t started thinking about it yet, now is a great time to decide how to help make the transition from one season to the next a seamless one for you and your family.

After all, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will be here before we know it!

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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11 Comments

    1. The citrus and vanilla scents make the whole house smell so good. It makes me want to plant some orange trees in my yard 🙂 Can’t wait to hear which recipe is your favorite. Hugs, CoCo

  1. Oh my gosh! I love all of these ideas. Tomorrow, I am working from home and I am going to put one of these scents on the stove. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs to you my friend.

  2. Hey CoCo! I am so excited about this post! I do not purchase candles any more because the fragrance bothers my allergies! I have never made a simmer pot before! That’s about to change though! Pinning this and can’t wait to try it! Thanks, Donna

  3. Love simmer pots! I put mine in a small crock pot – makes house smell soooo good! Thanks for the new mix ideas

    1. Putting it in a crock pot is such a genius idea, AJ, especially if you have lots of company coming over! Hope your summer season has been filled with all good things, CoCo

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