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This TikTok Simmer Pot Will Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

A person places cirtrus, rosemary, thyme, and cinnamon in a pot.

If you haven’t heard of simmer pots, they’re a simple way to make your home smell incredible. A viral TikTok recipe is promising a festive, must-try recipe.

Just in case you’re not familiar, a simmer pot is simply when you bring water to a slow shimmer and fill it with highly fragranced ingredients, like foods and spices, in order to fill a home with fragrance. Think of it like cooking smells but on purpose.

TikTok content creator Carolina McCauley took to her account to showcase how you can make a simmer pot with common holiday ingredients and make your home smell extra festive during the holiday season.

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To start, you’ll add water to a pot and toss in slices of citrus like oranges or grapefruit, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and rosemary. Place the pot on the stove and bring it to a slow boil. The scents will meld together and fill your home as long as the pot is left simmering.


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McCauley’s recipe is just one of the many variations you can do, and you can make them as simple or complex as you’d like. For example, you can use a tea infuser and fill it with loose spices like cloves and add it to the pot. You could also use a slow cooker instead of a pot.

Curious how else you can create a simmer pot? We have an entire guide for you.

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