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Make Your House Smell Like Fall Without Candles! 3 Easy Stovetop Simmers

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Autumn leaves, pumpkin spice, and apple cider. These are some of my favorite Fall things. I also love a house that smells like Fall too!

Stovetop simmers are cheap and easy to make, and they’re a great way to cozy up your house without using plugins or burning a thousand candles. 

After spending several hours in my kitchen, today, I’m sharing my favorite stovetop simmers that’ll make your house smell like Fall!

How to Make A Stovetop Simmer

A stovetop simmer is so easy to make you’ll wish you’ve been doing this all year long. Add some simple ingredients to a pot of water or juice and simmer away! 

Bring your ingredients to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. It won’t be long before the aroma fills up your entire home!

3 Stovetop Simmers for Fall 

Cozy up your home with these Fall combinations! Grab your favorite pot or Dutch Oven (this is the one I have) and start simmering.

Apple Cinnamon Spice

This is my go-to every Sunday! It smells like there’s an apple pie in the oven.

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups water, apple juice, or apple cider 
  • 1 apple, sliced thin
  • 3 cinnamon sticks 
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp whole cloves 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

First Day Of Fall

This stovetop simmer is warm, cozy, inviting, and has all the Fall feels. It’s perfect for every day while you’re cleaning, cooking, or expecting company — they will all think you’re burning a Bath & Body Works candle!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water 
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp nutmeg

Vanilla Pumpkin

I wanted to create a stovetop simmer that’s a little more traditional for Fall. This Vanilla Pumpkin combination is just that! Although, it’s not as visually appealing as the other two simmers, it smells like fresh pumpkin donuts — just please don’t eat it!

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ tbsp pumpkin spice 
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • 2 tbsp whole cloves 

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I have to say, First Day Of Fall is my favorite simmer!!! The best part about these stovetop simmers is that you can use them over several days! Just refill your pot with water in the morning and throughout the day as needed. 

Are you going to try any of these potpourri recipes this Fall? Share yours with me on Instagram!

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