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Embracing Rainy Days

Rainy days often get a bad rap, but they offer a unique opportunity to slow down and appreciate the simple joys of life. They also allow you time to finish some of your work inside without feeling bad for missing a beautiful day outside. Instead of letting gloomy weather dampen your spirits, why not take advantage of the cozy atmosphere indoors and cross off a few of those spring tasks on your to-do list? One delightful way to brighten the day is by indulging in the aromatic experience of a citrus simmer pot. Let's delve into the benefits of this soothing ritual and how to create your own citrus simmer blend.

The Citrus Simmer Experience: Aromatic Bliss

Imagine walking into your home and being greeted by the refreshing scent of citrus fruits gently wafting through the air. The light, not overpowering scent is bright, cheerful and uplifting. That's the magic of a citrus simmer on the stove. Not only does it fill your space with a delightful fragrance, but it also has numerous benefits to your overall well-being.

  1. Mood Enhancement: Citrus scents are known for their uplifting properties. They can help boost your mood and alleviate feelings of stress or anxiety, making rainy days feel brighter and more manageable, especially if you are at home with kids who are also stuck inside.

  2. Air Freshening: Rainy weather can sometimes leave your home feeling stuffy or stale. A citrus simmer acts as a natural air freshener, eliminating odours and leaving your space smelling clean and invigorating.

  3. Immune Support: Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin Cf, which is essential for a healthy immune system, Breathing in the aroma of citrus during a simmer session may help support your body's defenses, especially during cold and flu season in the spring or winter.

  4. Relaxation: There's something inherently calming about the gentle bubbling of a simmer pot on the stove. Taking a few moments to pause, breathe deeply, and enjoy the sensory experience can promote relaxation and mindfulness.

Creating Your Citrus Simmer Blend

Now that you're ready to embark on your citrus simmer journey, let's explore how to create the perfect blend:


  • Citrus Fruits (such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes), sliced

  • Herbs (rosemary or thyme)

  • Spices (cinnamon sticks, cloves or a vanilla bean)

  • Water


  1. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a gentle simmer on the stove.

  2. Add your sliced citrus fruits, herbs and spices to the pot.

  3. Allow the mixture to simmer on low heat, adding more water as needed to prevent it from drying out.

  4. Enjoy the delightful aroma as it fills your home, replenishing the water and ingredients as desired throughout the day.

Feel free to customize your citrus simmer blend with your favourite fruits and fragrant additions. Experiment with different combinations to find the scent that resonates most with you, there is no right or wrong way to do a simmer pot.

Embracing the Joy of Rainy Days

As the rain pitter-patters against the windowpanes, there's no better time to cozy up indoors and savour the simple pleasures of life and let your simmer pot to set the tone for a cleaner home and take advantage of the time inside to clean. With the citrus simmer filling your home with its enchanting fragrance, rainy days can transform into magical moments of relaxation, rejuvenation and joy. So the next time the weather forecast calls for rain, embrace it wholeheartedly and indulge in the aromatic bliss of a citrus simmer. Your senses-and your soul- will thank you.

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