“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Towards the end of September, as the temperatures get cooler and the foliage bursts into a profusion of warm colors, it’s time to start diffusing essential oils and blends that are more suitable for fall.
Unlike spring and summer essential oils and blends, which are light, breezy, and refreshing, the best essential oils for fall are warm and comforting.
The most popular oils for fall belong to the spicy aroma family. When used in a diffuser, the spicy scents recreate those wonderfully comforting aromas of fall baking.
You will find a few citrus essential oils in the list. These blend beautifully with the spicy scents, creating a more complex aroma that’s both warming and refreshing.
The oils and blends you diffuse in fall do more than give you that warm, comforting, hygge feeling. You also get the therapeutic benefits of oil or blend you choose to diffuse during this season.
Fall essential oils can be added to your routine to boost your immune system, ward off seasonal allergies, and help with seasonal anxiety and stress typically brought on by shorter days.
As you scroll below the list of essential oils for fall, you’ll find some cool ideas for how to use these oils to create distinctive fall-scented blends that are perfect for this time of year.
With its distinctly warming aroma, clove tops the list of traditional fall scents. You’ll find that most diffuser blend recipes for fall have clove as one of the ingredients.
By itself, clove essential oil has a strong spicy aroma that is too overpowering to diffuse by itself. It is often blended with other essential oils such as orange, nutmeg, or cinnamon that balance out the spiciness.
When customizing recipes, you must increase the clove component one drop at a time. If you add too much, the strong aroma of clove oil will drown out all the other scents.
Clove has powerful therapeutic properties that are especially beneficial during this season. Know more about Clove Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Cautions.
Nutmeg is another amazing fall scent for your essential oil collection. It is a popular addition in many fall seasonal blends, including these all-time favorites – Festive Halloween Diffuser Blend and Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Blend.
Nutmeg has a warm, relaxing aroma that really helps you snuggle into the season.
Although nutmeg has a strong scent, it is quite pleasant and not as overpowering as clove. You can diffuse nutmeg essential oil by itself if you like the scent.
These comforting Nutmeg Essential Oil Blend Recipes are perfect for diffusing during fall.
Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil will make you feel like you are walking through a park or the woods in the fall season. It also has some great health benefits, including helping to ease your cough, relieve joint pain, and freshen your breath. You can use it alone or create your own blend with other woodsy scents.
It may not be a typical fall scent but lavender essential oil does have its merits for the season particularly with reducing anxiety and SAD, which can often be more prominent in the fall. Its light scent smells just as good on its own or when added to any blend. Use it to reduce anxiety, relieve stress, sleep better, or just to infuse your room with a light floral aroma.
Sweet orange essential oil is the perfect citrus scent to go along with all the spicy and woody scents you enjoy in the fall. The sweet, fresh undertone of sweet orange balances the other fall aromas without overpowering them like other stronger-smelling citrus oils such as lemon.
FALL DIFFUSER BLEND RECIPES
What you’ll love most about fall diffuser blends is that each scent conjures different emotions, bringing back cozy memories of earlier autumns.
Go ahead and make your own fabulous fall diffuser blends with these recipes:
Warm Fall Cozies
Fresh Cut Wood
Cozy Autumn Blend
Vanilla – Cinnamon Spice
The combination of oils in this blend makes it a great air purifier and immunity booster. It can help reduce the coughing and sneezing that often accompany fall.
Introducing Plant Therapy’s ‘All The Fall’ Blends & Body Care
Can’t get enough of the warm and cozy scents for fall? Plant Therapy has introduced a range of Fall-themed essential oil blends and body care products that incorporate distinctive warm ‘n cozy fall aromas. There’s even a lip balm with a maple bar scent that’s just perfect for the season.
These are the six diffuser blends included in the All The Fall Collection:
- Maple Leaf – Sweet and warm aroma with subtle hints of maple.
- Fireside Flannel – Complexly crisp, fresh, woodsy aroma with subtle sweet notes.
- Harvest Moon – Clean, crisp, woodsy scent with hints of citrus and spice.
- Pumpkin Pie – What’s fall without pumpkin pie! This sweet and spicy scent is definitely a fall favorite
- Autumn Breeze – A combination of scents that bring the essence of autumn indoors.
- Fall Rain – Crisp coniferous scent that calms the mind and body.
You can buy the blends separately or in sets of three or six.
The All the Fall Set includes all 6 blends at one low price. The bottles are packed in a lovely fall-themed gift box. It makes a great gift for Thanksgiving or just about any occasion during this season.
The Autumn Memories option allows you to mix any three of the blends using code MY3SET to get 10% off! The three bottles come packed in a white set box with a Plant Therapy Autumn Memories Set Sleeve.
In addition to fall-themed blends, Plant Therapy also has a limited line of fabulous fall-scented body care products. You can find Body Butters and Body Crèmes in Maple Leaf and Pumpkin Pie scents.
I saved the best for last – the Maple Bar Natural Lip Balm. Created using only natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Beeswax, Meadowfoam Carrier Oil, and Vitamin E, this antioxidant-rich lip balm is conditioning and moisturizing while also tasting absolutely scrumptious.
How to Use Fall Essential Oils & Blends
The simplest way to fill your home with fabulous autumn aromas is by adding a few drops of fall essential oils and blends to your diffuser. Use one of these Diffusers for Large Spaces to fill a large room with the wonderful aromas you’ve just created. Any of these diffusers will work just fine in a smaller room
Another quick and easy idea is to make your own scented pinecones with fall oils and blends, and use these as decorative pieces around the house.
Make your own beeswax candles and scent them with your favorite fall aromas.
Get detailed instructions here for making lots of easy DIY projects using fall scents. You’ll find instructions and recipes for making fall-scented candles, body scrubs, bath salts, room sprays, and more. These fall-scented items are perfect for giving away as gifts too.
Unique Idea for Using Fall Essential Oils & Blends
Use a Himalayan Salt Aromatherapy Lamp to fill your home with fall aromas. If you haven’t heard of it before, this is essentially a Himalayan Salt Lamp with a glass diffuser plate that sits atop the lamp. You pour a few drops of your favorite fall essential oil or blend into the glass diffuser plate and put the lamp on.
When lit, the lamp emits a soft orange glow, while the heat gently diffuses the aroma of the essential oil into the air. The orange color of the lamp makes it a perfect fall decor accessory and you also get the benefits of both the Himalayan Salt Lamp as well as the essential oils you’re diffusing.
If you’ve never used a Himalayan Salt Lamp before and are not sure about the benefits, you’ll find this post helpful – Ultimate Guide to Himalayan Salt Lamp Benefits. In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about these beautiful chunks of salt. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can find more information about Himalayan Salt Aromatherapy Lamps.
So Well makes two models of these lamps. You’ll find them here.
Looking for more ways to create a cozy fall season? You’ll find some easy ideas in these posts:
Which is your favorite fall essential oil or blend? Did you use it in a diffuser or did you create some DIY products for yourself or as gifts? Let us know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using any natural medication or if you experience any unusual symptoms. See Full Disclaimer here.