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DIY Aromatic Simmer Pots

Hey Lovelies! 

Have you ever walked into a home where cookies were being made and you instantly died of happiness?  Just me? Okay judgy…

Food smells permeating through your home can lift your spirits and make the atmosphere so warm and inviting.  During this holiday season spice up your home with the things that are already in your pantry. Instead of running to the nearest candle shop filled with sickeningly sweet and artificial waxes, try grabbing a few of your favorite spices and making some magic.   Simmer pots are a great way to add a sense of inviting warmth to your home. This is also a great option for my zero waste lovelies since you can transform the remains into tea or skincare. 

Directions

Ready to get started? Let’s go! Just fill a small saucepan with water and allow the water to boil. After your water is boiling, add the aromatics.  Once the aromatics have been boiling for a few minutes, bring the fire down to a simmer. Enjoy the custom, all natural fragrance you’ve created! 

Recipes

The possibilities are endless!  Below I’ve listed my favorite scent combos. Add as much or as little of each ingredient as you like. In the comments let us know your scent-sational creations. Find what fragrance profile tickles your fancy. Happy sniffing!

The Mistletoe

Cloves

Star Anise 

Chai tea bags

Cranberry

Orange Peel

Holiday Spritz

Ginger 

Cinnamon

Orange

Cranberry 

Apple Cider 

Apple Pie

Apple

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Clove

7 Ways to Incorporate Aromatherapy in Your Daily Life

Hey Lovelies!  Is there anything better than walking into a freshly cleaned home?  The smell of crisp lemon instantly calms your body and clears your mind.  The smell of fresh rain on an early spring morning makes you feel as though new opportunities are on the horizon.   Our favorite scents have amazing staying power. These scents are tied to our most treasured memories and deepest emotions.  Aromatherapy is the practice of using plant extracts and essential oils to produce a particular physiological or psychological response.  By using aromatherapy, we can use the power of scents to enhance our mood, productivity levels, immune system and so much more. Here are 7 ways to incorporate the power of aromatherapy into your home. 

  1. Diffuser

The most common way to incorporate aromatherapy is by using a diffuser. A diffuser heats up essential oils and releases their inviting fragrance into the air. Diffusers are inexpensive and take up minimal space. Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to operate your model, sit back and breathe deep. To see what fragrance combinations we’ve curated for you, click here.   

2. Simmer Pots

Mmmmm what’s cooking good looking?  Harvest time is festive and warm from the sweaters to the fragrances. Instead of lighting a scented candle with synthetic fragrances, open up your pantry!  Make your home smell warm and inviting by adding a few aromatics to a slow boil.  Thank me later. Your house will smell like home.

3. Dryer Sheets

I have a secret…the smell of dryer sheets is one of my guilty pleasures. I know they’re full of chemicals but I just can’t help it. Cleansing your clothes rids them of odor but dryer sheets add that subtle touch of something special.  They are easily located at your local grocery store but here I’ve linked an easy, no-waste tutorial so that you can snuggle up faster. 

4. Linen Spray

No one wants to crawl into bed after a long day and have dried up drool and morning breath remnants hit their nose. Have no fear! We’ve come up with five customizable scents you can’t wait to come home to. Check out our DIY Luxury Linen Spray recipe. If you’re smitten make sure you share it with your friends!

5. Toilet Paper Roll

For most of us, the only time we have a second to exhale is on the porcelain throne. Why not make it a spa like experience?  Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the inside of your toilet paper roll and laissez les bons temps rouler!  A sprinkle of jasmine, eucalyptus, or sandlewood…the possibilities are endless! Make your five minutes of privacy a VIP experience. 

6. Bath Oil/ Salt

90% of Americans shower daily but when’s the last time you’ve taken a bath?  Yes, they take more time and effort but they are also 1000 times more relaxing.  Showering is a convenient part of your routine but once a week I dare you to take a break from your routine to stop and smell the roses.  Adding a bath salt to the warm water will melt the day away. The healing power of salt is making a resurgence in the beauty community for good reason.  Salt balances electrolytes and fluids in the body as well as soothes muscles after a physically taxing day. Adding essential oils to this mineral only heightens its power. 

7. Roll on Perfume

Perfume has been adding to the allure of women for centuries but as of late, they have been laced with disgusting chemicals that our poor skin absorbs. Try these DIY roll on perfume combos that we’ve expertly crafted for you. Whether you’re into sweet or sultry we have something to catch your attention.