Want your home to smell like fall without toxic air fresheners? Here is an all-natural, inexpensive and simple way to fill your home with the aroma of fall and Thanksgiving!
- 3–4 apple slices
- 1–2 lemon slices
- 1–2 orange slices (optional, but try and use one citrus)
- 1–2 cinnamon sticks
- 1–2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon whole allspice (optional)
- 1/2– 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 vanilla bean, optional (can sub. 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract if desired)
- 1–2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1–2 sprigs, fresh thyme
- 1–2 bay leaves (fresh or dried)
- water to fill the pot
For Simmering Spices
- Simply slice, snip, fill and toss in your desired ingredients into a small pot.
- Fill pot with water (or expired apple juice or orange juice) and bring to a simmer on the stovetop (or in a mini-crockpot).
- Replenish water as it evaporates.
To assemble for gifting
- In a cellophane bag, place the larger fruit items first (whole, not sliced) followed by the spices.
- Wrap with pretty ribbon or twine and tag giving instructions on how to simmer.
That’s it! Change it up as you like, let me know what you put into your fall simmering spices! Love these, try my Christmas Simmering Spices as well!
TIP | Be creative, I didn’t have oranges this time, so they aren’t in there, I did however; have some expired apple cider and I that as part of my liquid.
TIP | There is no way right now I am going to toss a super expensive vanilla bean pod into a simmering pot, but if you want, please do! But if they were cheap or I had an old dried out one, I would have tossed it in.
© 2018 | This recipe for Fall Simmering Spices was featured first on The Fresh Cooky.
Keywords: fall, simmering spices, non-toxic, all-natural