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There are many layers to self care and wellness, a major one being how you take care of your living space. The whole experience of your living space directly correlates to mental, emotional, and physical health.
Environmental wellness is a major pillar of overall wellness. Keeping your living space clean, organized, aesthetically pleasing, and smelling nice is an act of self love. It’s proven to…
Improve sleep quality. A clean home contributes to a clear, calm mind.
Improve air quality which improves allergy symptoms and quality of breathing.
Reduce stress and anxiety. When everything is kept clean, organized, and in its rightful place you don't have to worry about misplacing things, catching up on cleaning/organizing, or stressing about last minute company.
Boost immunity. When surfaces are kept sanitized, dusting is done regularly, vacuuming and sweeping is kept up with, it reduces germs and environmental stressors that suppress the immune system.
Boost mood and happiness. A clean, organized home creates a positive environment rather than a messy, chaotic one.
Provides a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Improves productivity, energy, and focus.
Besides candles, oil diffusers, and wall plugs (which are often toxic and filled with chemicals that you breathe in), there's another beautiful and fun way to create an aromatic experience in your home…
Creating simmer pots has become one of my favorite things to do this winter season. It’s a clean, non toxic, environmentally friendly, affordable, cozy, and aesthetically pleasing way to make your home smell amazing.
There are so many different combinations you can create with simmer pots, that's the whole fun of it! The recipe I'm going to be sharing with you is my top favorite simmer pot that I’ve crafted thus far along with the exact pot I use that enhances the overall experience!
Cozy Simmer Pot Recipe
What you’ll need:
A large pot. I use a heat resistant glass pot to create a more aesthetically pleasing experience. I can see all of the ingredients in the pot and you can use it for cooking as well!
2-3 inch piece of fresh ginger root
Balsam tree trimmings, a handful worth
1 tablespoon of whole cloves
5 cinnamon sticks
5 star anise
How to prepare:
Cut the orange and ginger root into whole, round slices, place in the pot.
Add the balsam trimmings, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise into the pot as well.
Fill the pot up with water and place on the stove over low-medium heat. You never want the water to boil, nothing more than a low simmer should occur.
Add about 10 drops of the cedar wood essential oil, stir together, and let the natural fragrances fill your home.
The pot should last for hours but it’s a good idea to check on it from time to time. If you want to keep it going longer, continue to add more water. You can use the ingredients more than once, until they begin to lose their scent.
I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try but going on to craft your very own. I love earthy, woodsy, warm, spicy scents but you can make it sweet, floral, fresh, or fruity!
Simmer pots are a fun, creative way to enhance your home, relax your mind, and elevate mood. Take care of yourself by taking care of your home in every way that you can, you deserve it 🤎
Wishing you a beautiful day 🌿