Summer Simmering Potpourri

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{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}
 {pure vanilla extract}

16 Comments on “Summer Simmering Potpourri

  1. 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?


  2. aaahhh, i can just tell that this smells amazing! :)<3, Mimi


  3. 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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