Have your home smelling heavenly with three DIY essential oil blends for fall. You can combine all natural oils with carrier oils and skip the synthetic blends.
You may have a love-hate relationship with essential oils. On the one hand, it’s easy to love the way their scent can transport you to another place, and trigger memories that remind you of happy times. Smells from the Fall Season are especially enjoyable as they remind us of holidays past.
On the other hand, the essential oil companies pretty much have a brand war going on, and it can be hard to decide which company to choose. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the essentials oils were of high quality! This article does not discuss which company you should select to get your essential oils. The decision is up to you.
That being said if you are a big fan of essential oils, and fall scents, this is a great time to incorporate more of them into your life. Let’s dive into which essential oil scents that are perfect for this season, and explore some ideas for blending them into unique fragrances that are perfect for this cozy time of year.
Create Individual Fall Blends
You have two main options: go with individual scents or make your own essential oil blend. Many of the popular essential oil companies have a premade blend of oils already done for you, where they will smell like a forest, fall air, cinnamon, or pumpkin spice. However, these often have synthetic oils in them.
If you want to keep your essential oils natural, you can instead use one of the individual scents listed below. They can be combined in any number of ways to create a unique DIY essential oil blend for fall that is right for you.
Here are some essential oils that are perfect for fall:
- Sweet orange
- Tea Tree
DIY Fall Essential Oil Blends
Another thing you might want to do is use a blend. You can mix up your own blend using several of the oils from the list. Fall is a great time to start experimenting with different combinations until you figure out which work best for your situation.
A few notes about making your blends
- Stronger scents like fir and eucalyptus should be used less in the mix
- Mild scents like orange and vanilla can be used in greater abundance
Here are some different scent combinations to achieve the essential oil blends you want:
Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend
Combine equal amounts of clove oil, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Consider adding ginger and cardamom oil in small quantities. This combination is a very basic blend of scents that tend to smell just like pumpkin spice.
Fall Air Essential Oil Blend
For a blend that smells like that warm fall evening walks outdoors, try three drops of fir or eucalyptus, with four drops of sweet orange and one drop of either nutmeg or clove.
Autumn Spice Essential Oil Blend
This spice combination is more heavily spiced with cinnamon, plus has some sweetness added to the mix. To make this spice add ten drops of cinnamon oil, five drops of nutmeg, four drops of clove, and two drops each of vanilla and sweet orange.
Find more recipes in DIY Fall Room Sprays Using Essential Oils
How to use Fall Essential Oil Blends
Make the blend by placing the essential oils in a dark glass bottle. Multiply the recipes to make a more significant amount of blended oils. Place the drops in the bottle and shake vigorously to blend. Let the mixture sit for 24 hours to let the oils synergize.
Next, add the essential oil blend to a lightly scented carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil or almond oil, and shake well. The mix can be placed in a reed diffuser so you can enjoy your creations. Learn to make your own reed diffuser in this post from Clean Mama.
At the top of my books to read this week is Essential Oils: A Beginner Guide by Stephanie Tourles. (Amazon) Her book has many wonderful recipes for using pure essential oils every day. The recipes in this article were inspired by her Happy Home, Healthy Home Blend recipe on page 191. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a beginner guide to show you the way to use essential oils safely.
Play around with the different essential oils until you come up with blends you love for the fall season. Use them with all your DIY products or add the combinations to a diffuser so that it smells just like fall in your home every day.