Summer Simmering Potpourri


{sometimes I add lavender in addition to the rosemary}
100 percent humidity and 80 plus degree-days have made it perfectly clear that summer has arrived in Michigan. The high temperatures have my air conditioner running continuously, which makes the house stagnate. While I am a huge fan of burning candles, during the warmer months the heat they omit just is not necessary.  Instead I simmer rosemary, lemons and vanilla on the stove, this concoction will leave your house smelling so fresh. You can also bring it to a full rolling boil and then shut the burner off, the scent will last for over an hour. Just a note when making simmering potpourri always make sure you have plenty of water in the pot, if the water dries up you will end up with a rather stinky and smoky mess. 
 {sliced lemons}
 {rosemary}
 {water}
 {pure vanilla extract}

16 comments :

  1. Oh I bet that smells really nice and clean!

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  2. What a wonderful idea! If only we could make it without heating to keep our kitchens cool :)

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  3. that's a combination I would have never though to simmer but I'm sure it is wonderful!!

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  4. you are so crafty! That must smell fantastic!

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  5. I'm sure that smells nice! I'd be the one that forgets to add water!

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  6. Great!!!


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    xoxo

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  7. Fabulous! I bet it smells divine:)
    ~Anne

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  8. Not sure how you can screw this up, but I did apparently. Mine didn't smell that great.....maybe I used too much water...too high temp?

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  9. aaahhh, i can just tell that this smells amazing! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  10. always wanted to try this but never have I think I need to sometime soon!!

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  11. I am definitely in agreement with needing some pretty smells around here with the constant air conditioner need around here too! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. How awesome! I'd love to try this. I do that for the holidays, but never thought about it for other scents.

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  13. Oooh I feel like I can smell it now!

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