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Potpourri simmering pot
There are numerous products on the market to fill your house with fragrance. Using a potpourri simmering pot is one way to keep your house filled with your favorite scent. You can choose from a variety of liquid potpourri made specifically for a simmering pot or your can use dried potpourri and water. Follow the instructions to learn how to properly use a potpourri simmering pot.
Purchase a potpourri simmering pot at a local store such as Wal-Mart. You can often find one for as low as $10. Simmering pots may come in different sizes and a variety of designs. Some simmering pots may come with liquid potpourri included but with most you will need to purchase the liquid potpourri separately.
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Remove the simmering pot from its packaging. Place it in an out of the way area where it will not be knocked over.
Fill the simmering pot two thirds of the way full. This is usually recommended for most simmering pots although it may vary according to the instructions. The usual rule of thumb is to keep it filled above the raised portion inside of the pot. Fill the simmering pot with the liquid potpourri of your choice. Liquid potpourri comes in a variety of scents such as vanilla, black cherry, apple cinnamon, rose and more. Once you've filled the simmering pot with the liquid potpourri, place the lid on the pot. The lid contains holes that allow the scent of the potpourri to filter through.
Plug the simmering pot into an outlet. It is important to make sure the simmering pot is set in a safe place where it will not be tipped over. A simmering pot can become quite hot so place it out of the reach of children and pets to prevent accidents. Do not place the simmering pot on or near a hot surface as the liquid potpourri can be flammable.
Use the potpourri simmering pot to fill your whole house with your favorite scent. You can also use dried potpourri with a simmering pot. First, fill the pot two thirds full with water then add dried potpourri to the water. Cover with the lid and allow to simmer. Make sure the pot is filled with enough water to cover the dried potpourri. You can also use fresh or dried flower petals with water in your simmering pot.
Use caution when using a simmering pot. Never use candles in your simmering pot. Do not use oils or other substances not specifically designed to be used with a simmering pot. Also, don't leave a simmering pot plugged in when you go to sleep. Always unplug your simmering pot when leaving home.
Darlene Zagata has been a professional writer since 2001, specializing in health, parenting and pet care. She is the author of two books and a contributing author to several anthologies. Zagata attended the Laurel Business Institute to study in the medical assistant/secretarial program. She earned her associate degree through the U.S. Career Institute.