It’s that time of the year again. Spring is upon us. Many of us have been busy getting our houses to feel more like a sunny day in May, be it with things like seasonal home decor, fresh flowers or just by opening up our windows. We thought we’d suggest another way to bring this wonderful season inside. Why not create a sensory experience with your own DIY Lemon Rosemary Vanilla simmer pot?



This is a delightful way to get into the Springtime Spirit by filling your entire home with a warm, inviting scent. Plus, this is a great alternative to chemical air fresheners for those who may have a sensitivity to fragrance.vanillapot2

What You’ll Need

  • 1½ fresh lemons, sliced
  • Sprigs of fresh rosemary (adjust this amount to suit your personal preference)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of water




Combine all of your ingredients in a stock pot. Place pot onto your stove top and set the burner to “low”. Allow your pot to simmer throughout the day, replacing evaporated water as needed. Be sure not to leave your simmer pot unattended.

This mixture can be drained and stored in the fridge for use on another day. Just be sure to replace the liquid vanilla extract in the next batch.LemonRosemary

Also Try…

We saw so many neat variations of this simmer pot on Pinterest. Some folks took the above ingredients, but, used their small, electric potpourri pots instead of a stove top.. Others used a traditional slow cooker (a.k.a. crock pot). We even read about those who placed their simmer pot inside of the oven with the temperature set at 350°. Whatever you choose to do, get creative. Tweaking recipes like these are always fun!

Have a tried and true simmer pot recipe? Let us hear all about it in the comment section below.