Easy Winter Simmer Pot Recipes for the Magickal Soul (2024)

Each season comes with distinct aromas that help to define them and winter might just have some of the best!

So you all asked and I listened. You guys really loved my Magickal Autumn Simmer Pots post and requested one for winter too, so here we are!

Certain aromas trigger memories, make us nostalgic, and can have us feeling like we’ve just entered a winter wonderland.

Scents like fir tree, cloves, orange, anise, and cranberries can bring the magick of winter right into our homes. And who wouldn’t want that? Simmer pots are the perfect solution to have these glorious scents wafting throughout your home in minutes this coming season.

I’ve sung the praises of simmer pots before, and I’ll do it again lol. They really are an excellent, non-toxic, and eco-friendly way to have your home smelling like the season in a few short minutes. They are also a wonderful way to brew some magick in the kitchen.

So read on and discover a few recipes to help bring the warmth, comfort, and joy of the winter season into your home and your heart.

The Simmer Pot

Simmer pots are basically potpourri in a pot! You choose your ingredients, put them in a pot with water, bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and let it do its thing. They couldn’t be any easier, just be sure you don’t let your pot boil dry! If you want to keep the pot going simply add more water when it gets low. And obviously never leave it going when you are not home.

Simmer pots also lack the harsh toxins that are packed into conventional air freshener sprays and many scented candles. Just fresh ingredients from your kitchen! No fake fragrances or toxic chemicals needed.

One more benefit, they can likely be crafted with things you already have in your kitchen making them a convenient and inexpensive solution.

Simmer Pot Magick

And we mustn’t forget that the herbs, spices, and whole foods housed in our kitchens all carry their own energies and magickal properties.

So let’s use those items to assist us in manifesting our goals. You’ll easily be able to create a simmer pot that aligns with your intentions and smells delicious!

When I do a simmer pot with a specific intention in mind I follow these simple steps to incorporate my magick and mind into the process:

  1. Set your intentions very clear in your mind and don’t lose sight of them for the entire process.
  2. Add ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer, stir the pot clockwise. Unless you are doing a banishing or releasing spell, in that case stir the pot counter clockwise.
  4. Visualize your desired outcome or goal for the magickal work you are doing. Are you aiming to create happiness in the home, or more money in your wallet? Whatever it may be focus on what you want the outcome to look like. Continue with the visualization and stirring until it feels right to finish. You’ll know when!
  5. You may recite your goal, a chant, or ritual words while you stir as well. Something pertaining to your desired outcome.
  6. When you finish I would let the pot boil down until there is about an inch of water left and then turn it off. Your work is now complete.

Of course feel free to change this process up so that it suits your own needs and magical practice.

Winter Simmer Pot Recipes

Cranberry Lane – success, strength, and confidence

  • 1/2 cup of cranberries
  • 3 orange slices or peels (dried or fresh)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

Winter Wonderland – protection, clarity, and love

  • 3 lemon slices or peels (dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Winter Forest abundance, wealth, and renewal

  • A few fir tree sprigs
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 2 orange slices or peels (dried or fresh)

Winter Spice – prosperity, beauty, and luck

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp whole allspice
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Peppermint Candy – cleansing, healing, & happiness

  • Handful of fresh or dried peppermint leaves
  • 2 lemon slices or peels (dried or fresh)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

What to do with your simmer pot ingredients when you are finished?

Another awesome thing about simmer pots is that they don’t create any waste. You can simply compost your ingredients or dry them out to be used in future spells or for potpourri.

Final thoughts.

Are you already addicted to simmer pots?If so, do you have a favourite?

As always, I love to hear from you,so please leave a comment or connect with me on socials.

For more Winter inspiration you can check out my newly released Winter Kitchen Witch Handbook for recipes, rituals, and winter season correspondences.

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Until next time friends!

Yours in health and magick,

Krystle xo

Easy Winter Simmer Pot Recipes for the Magickal Soul (2024)

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