As I age, I’m learning that I am not a fan of really hot weather. Michigan summers seem to be increasing in temperature each year, and by August, I’m longing for cooler temps.
So there I said it: I’m not a summer girl! I make no apologies about it.
Give me fall colors, sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes and everything else that comes with FALL!
One of my favorite things about autumn is the way it smells — warm and comforting with a touch of spice.
I love diffusing essential oils to fill my house with the fall scents I love. These are my favorites.
10 Essential Oils for Fall Diffuser Blends
Cedarwood – Woodsy, warm and balsamic. I love blending cedarwood essential oil with a citrus scent like orange and maybe a little pine mixed in. When used on its own, cedarwood can be relaxing and comforting when diffused.
Clove – Rich and spicy, clove is another essential oil that I love to blend with citrus. Clove oil also is said to support overall wellness but must be diluted as its known as a skin irritant. Clove essential oil is my favorite spicy scent to blend with orange essential oil during the fall season.
Cypress – Herbaceous and slightly spicy, I love using cypress as a purifying essential oil. Historically, cypress was often used as a cleansing incense. The scent also may calm and relax if inhaled before sleep. Cypress essential oil blends well with cedarwood, lavender, citrus oils and sandalwood.
Mandarin – Sweet and calming, mandarin essential oil blends well with most spicy, floral, woodsy and other citrus scents… making it a staple not only in the fall but year round. Try blending mandarin essential oil with sandalwood for a delightful fall diffusing blend.
Orange – Who can resist the smell of oranges in the fall? Not me! Orange is an oil I always have on hand because I use for so many things! In the fall, I love diffusing orange essential oil with scents like clove and patchouli. I also love adding orange essential oil to my laundry.
Patchouli – Earthy, woody and grounding, I’ve found that most people either love or hate the smell of patchouli. I personally love it and use patchouli essential oil in many of my fall diffusing blends. The scent calms and relaxes me, especially when combined with lavender or frankincense and myrrh.
Pine – Refreshing and invigorating, pine essential oil shares many of the same properties as eucalyptus. I love using pine oil in my diffuser and for cleaning. I blend a few drops of pine oil with a half cup of white vinegar and add it to a gallon of warm water for a divine-smelling homemade solution for mopping floors.
Sandalwood – Sweet, warm and woody, sandalwood is an oil I use year-round. Yet, it pairs well with most of the other essential oils on this list to offer a versatile base to round out your fall blends. If you have a fireplace, try adding a drop of sandalwood essential oil to each log, allowing enough time for the oil to penetrate the wood prior to burning.
Verbena – True verbena essential oil is quite expensive, so you’ll often see it offered as a blend with similar oils like lemongrass or citronella. The scent is known to uplift moods and reduce stress. I love blending lemon verbena, lavender and chamomile essential oils then adding it to a warm bath for a relaxing soak.
Vetiver – Woody and earthy, vetiver is a great de-stressing oil that blends well with other oils on this list, especially cedarwood, mandarin, orange, patchouli and sandalwood. Use a blend — like vetiver and cedarwood — to create a diffusing blend to unwind after a stressful day at work. Some believe vetiver cleanses and strengthens one’s aura.
This article is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What are your favorite essential oils to use during the fall? Let me know in the comments or chat me up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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