I hope all you Mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Rather than giving my Mom a hanging plant this year, I decided to make her a few things.
Natural Room (Simmering) Scents
I saw these several months ago on The Yummy Life and wanted to give them a try but never got around to it. Then the other day I thought about them when I saw the fruit on my table and decided I’d make them for my Mom for Mother’s Day. They were really easy and fun to make, and I just love how colorful the fresh ingredients look in the jars.
Here’s the scents, from left to right:
Pine twigs, whole bay leaves and whole nutmeg, pine needle essential oil
Sliced oranges, fresh ginger slices and almond extract
Sliced limes, fresh thyme sprigs, peppermint oil and vanilla bean pieces
Sliced Oranges, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and allspice
Sliced Lemons, fresh rosemary sprigs and vanilla bean pieces
To use, you simply pour the contents in a pan and simmer on the stove, or heat it in the microwave and add it to a crock pot or fondue pot.
Here’s the Lime, thyme, peppermint and vanilla one I made myself simmering in my fondue pot. Mmm, I can really smell the mint and vanilla! For my mom, I had a mini Rival crock pot I gave her because the water doesn’t evaporate as fast as it does simmering.
Tea and Water Bottle Cozy
In addition to the natural room scents, I gave her some “sleepytime” tea, because she says she has a hard time sleeping, and this quilted cozy I made for her water bottles. During my last visit she pointed out the napkin she wraps around her cold water bottle to absorb the moisture when it sweats…lol!