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Romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot

Romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

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This is a romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot that will fill your home with a spicy aroma and looks beautiful on the stove too!

I am obsessed with smells. And while I love burning candles and using my diffuser, simmer pots are one of my most favorite ways to make your home smell good and feel cozy and fresh too!

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is basically a pot of water filled with herbs, spices, fruits or florals that you heat over the stove and makes like a natural potpourri for your home.

I’m sharing this romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot and it’s a great way to use those leftover rose petals after love day <3

Romantic Valentine’s Day Simmer Pot


  • rose petals
  • a few slices of fresh grapefruit
  • chopped ginger
  • peppercorns
  • cloves
  • water


Start by adding some rose petals to your simmer pot.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals

Add the grapefruit slices, chopped ginger, peppercorns and cloves.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

Fill with water.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

Let simmer on low for several hours. You can add more water as necessary.

Romantic Valentine's Day simmer pot with roses and grapefruit

A few other things you could add to your simmer pot:

  • lavender
  • citrus slices
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh cinnamon
  • all spice
  • vanilla bean or extract

My favorite winter combo:

  • fresh cranberries
  • orange slices
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cloves
  • rosemary

My favorite spring/summer/all year long refresh combo:

  • lemon slices
  • lavender
  • rosemary


You can use any pot but I think this glass one is just beautiful!

glass simmer pot glass simmer pot


For a spring simmer pot idea, check out this lilac lemon simmer pot I did! It’s fantastic!

It makes a great housewarming or hostess gift too! Click here to see my simmer pot gift idea.


So give it a try and let me know what you think! And let me know if you have any other favorite combos to simmer!


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A romantic Valentine's Simmer Pot

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  • Reply
    February 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Oh this simmer pot is such a great idea for Valentine’s day. I will have to try it out too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    February 3, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    I bet this smells delightful! I should try this since I can no longer have candles burning in our home due to health reasons. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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    February 3, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    The combination of ingredients sounds lovely! I’m a huge fan of stovetop potpourri so I will have to give this a try.

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      February 5, 2023 at 8:53 am

      Hi Ruth! It smells awesome! Let me know if you try it!

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    Renae Frey
    February 7, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Oooh! I. bet this smells amazing.

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    February 7, 2023 at 9:56 pm

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    December 27, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    This looks so good! It’s fun to have a special pot for it too!

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    December 27, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Does it last long?

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      December 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Vanessa-
      I usually will keep it on the stove and add more water to it so that I can get about 3 uses out of it . Hope that helps!

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    January 25, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    This looks so good! What a great way to make the day special!

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    January 25, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

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    Angie // Roots & Hearth
    January 26, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    That is super pretty. I also love the other combinations you shared.

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