It’s almost fall y’all!
I mean okay yeah, it’s still about a month away but I’m already in the fall spirit. Over the next month I’ll be pulling out my fall home decor including pumpkins, my favorite orange-red pillows, fall signs, and more.
I’ve even got my fall capsule wardrobe ready to go because despite the 100 degree heat wave that’s still hanging around, I’m ready.
My favorite part about fall (sweaters, beautiful leaves, and beginning of the holiday season aside) is the fall scents.
I love candles.
If you asked me what a good gift would be, the answer would easily be candles.
I love to light candles while I clean and let them burn while my house gets in order. It’s a little bit therapeutic and really incentivizes the clean at the end.
But sometimes you either don’t have a candle on hand, can’t find a scent that you want to fill your home, or you just plain don’t enjoy using candles- I get it! That’s why I want to share some of my absolute favorite ways to warm your home with 5 beautiful, all-natural, candle-free scents.
Wax Warmer + Essential Oils
This first recipe is for those of you who use wax warmers. If you don’t use a wax warmer but want to I suggest this one or this one. Both are really cute and perfect for fall.
For this recipe all you need is some coconut oil and a bottle of your favorite essential oil for fall! I suggest a mixture of something like orange and cloves or bergamot and cinnamon. These scents pair nicely and will bring out a beautiful richness perfect for fall.
To make this drop 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil (or pair of essential oils) in a wax warmer along with 1 Tbsp of coconut oil. Then as the day goes on you can add more drops of oil as they run out.
*Note: scents like cloves and cinnamon can be overpowering so I do highly recommend adding in a citrus scent, and using more drops of the citrus oil than the cinnamon or clove oils.
Cinnamon Air Freshner
This idea comes from the frugal girls and it’s a great way to spice up your home (get it?)
For this recipe you’ll need only 4 ingredients:
3 cups of hot water
6 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tbsp whole cloves
All you have to do to make this recipe is add the ingredients together in a slow cooker and soak in the fall. You can read more from the frugal girls here!
Oranges and Cinnamon
Noticing a recurring theme here? Cinnamon is of course a favorite for fall and winter. It’s such a strong and warm smell, but I think it reminds people of fall. I know it brings me back to memories of Thanksgiving’s past, cinnamon apples, and hot apple cider.
This easy autumn scent requires only a few minutes of work.
In a simmer pot, you’ll combine:
2-3 Orange peels
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 cups water
It’s seriously that easy and it smells amazing! A delicious fall scent that takes only minutes to do? Count me in.
Vanilla and Orange Room Spray
A room spray is another great alternative to using traditional candles or other store-bought scented home products.
This DIY room spray comes from The Turquoise Home and is sure to make your home smell great!
The ingredients for this room spray are:
- 8 oz. bottle – I buy mine in bulk here, but you can buy them in smaller quantities here.
- 3/4 c. Water
- 1-2 T. Real Vanilla Extract (or vodka or rubbing alcohol) – I’m really partial to the vanilla for the added cozy scent.
- 6 drops of Orange Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Clove Essential Oil
You can find even more from The Turquoise Home here! She has some amazing home ideas!
Easy Oil Free Room Spray
This easy, essential oil free room spray comes from the amazing Chemistry Cachet.
All you need to make this room spray are:
- 2 cups of water
- Cinnamon Broom (or cinnamon sticks)
- One small pumpkin (the tiny sugar pumpkins)
- Favorite Apple
- Your favorite fallen leaves outside
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
For more on how to make this room spray click here and get the step by step instructions! It’s an awesome spray and definitely worth making.
I hope you enjoy making your home smell delicious and just like fall! Have a great Monday!