Football, Pumpkin Since Latte’s, Turning leaves…..I love Autumn, but I have a hard time figuring out new ways to fill my home with the comforting smells of Fall without investing in the latest scented artificial air freshener of the moment. I decided to reach out to my sphere and crowdsource some ideas. Whats better than discovering a new favorite thing…..Sharing a new favorite thing:-)
Here are a few ideas/suggestions that range from simmer pots to dried herb bouquets, and the scents they leave behind are rich, cozy, and basically everything you love about fall.
The range of scents you can get from a simmer pot recipe varies as much as the ingredients do. Whether you’re after sniffs of lavender, hints of cinnamon, or a few notes of lemon, there is a perfect combination of fruit and spices out there for every autumn soul. Explore your senses and experiment with combinations until you find your signature fall scent.
Do you love that young sapling “woodsy” scent? Then gather a basket of freshly picked pinecones. Even if you can’t get your hands on real ones, craft stores sell scented fakes that are good enough to make you feel like you’ve been transported into the middle of a fairytale woodland. Plus, they’re a subtle way to decorate for fall that feels festive without being too cheesy.
During the spring & summer months, my home is usually filled with fresh cut flowers, however, in the fall you can go crazy with the herbs. Gather them up into small bouquets and leave them on mantels, in vases, or hang them on the wall. The best part is that once they dry, you don’t have to take them down.
I also highly recommend doTerra Essential Oils. My daughter recently became a distributor and keeps our family in these wonderful healing scents all the year round. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
Just imagine the pure happiness you’ll experience when you’re cuddled up on the couch catching a football game with the fire going, inhaling those fragrant hints of pumpkin drifting through the air. I hope these ideas bring the best of Fall into your home. Enjoy the Season!