From pumpkin spice to apple cinnamon, fall scents are quickly coming back into style this year. Many stores sell overpriced candles and sprays that can help your home smell like fall again. Yet, there are many homemade recipes for these scents that are a fraction of the cost of the store bought items. Check out four great DIY fall scent recipes that you can make in your home.
1.) Fall Potpourri with Dried Fruit and Nuts
Helloglow’s fall potpourri is made out of dried fruit and nuts which can add a crisp fall scent to your home. The essential oils mixed with the cinnamon sticks and pinecones makes for a strong blend of fall scents. The dried fruits and nuts not only smell beautiful, but can look beautiful too. Putting this homemade potpourri in a mason jar can make a great gift for this fall season! Check out the recipe below:
- Dried apple slices
- Dried orange slices
- Whole nuts (with shells)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Whole cloves
- Juniper berries
- Dried rose hips
- Laurel (bay) leaves
- Pine cones
- Essential oils: cedar wood, clove, cinnamon, orange and pine are all great together
I just eyeball it and add bigger handfuls of the larger items (pine cones, cinnamon sticks, nuts, orange slices) and smaller handfuls of the smaller, colorful and highly scented items (rose hips, cloves, juniper berries, bay leaves, etc). I put everything into a big jar, sprinkle with the essential oils and gently toss. Then it’s ready to put in small bowls to display or package up to give away.”
2.) Apple Pie Simmer Pot
Let your house smell like the baked goods that you’ve been making all day with Crockpot’s apple pie simmer pot. This recipe uses common household ingredients including apples, oranges, cloves, and cinnamon. This quick recipe is hassle free since you can just put it together in a crockpot and let simmer all day to make your house smell like sweet apple pie.
3.) Pumpkin Spice Spray
If having a freshening spray is more your type, try using Wellness Mama’s pumpkin spice spray. The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg essential oils creates a distinguished pumpkin spice fragrance that everyone will desire.
4.) Scented Pumpkin Candles
Make your own candles with our guided tutorial on DIY scented pumpkin candles. We simplify making these candles with our video that shows you step by step how to create these candles. These pumpkin candles can brighten any room with their light cinnamon scent. They also work great for fall home décor, as well as providing you with a fall aroma to linger in your home.
Purchasing fall scented candles, sprays, and potpourri can be an inconvenience and not very cost efficient. Creating scents at home with items that you may already have in your home is the least expensive and simple way to have autumn scents in many different forms in your home.