As it begins to cool down, incorporate these seasonal fragrances into your home for a boost of warmth and festive spirit. Pumpkin spice, baked apples, and warm cinnamon will all enhance the cozy, comforting feeling of fall. You can make your home smell like fall with essential oils, real fruits, and whole spices instead of scented candles and store-bought air fresheners, although they can closely replicate those classic autumn scents. It doesn’t take much time to make one of these DIY fall home scents for your home to fill it with a cozy aroma.
If you pick up a cinnamon broom when you go shopping, you can easily infuse your home with the scent of cinnamon. Cinnamon might be the underpinning of any scent that makes us think of autumn. Try cinnamon-scented pinecones, which also serve as scent-dispensers and decor if you’d rather something less meaningful to infuse your home with the scent of cinnamon.
You can make stovetop potpourri if you want a simple fragrance that lasts for hours. Apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks are classic ingredients for a fall simmer pot, but you can also add cloves, vanilla extract, or star anise. Strips of orange peel work just as well as whole slices if you prefer to eat the fruits. The scent will be released over several hours of simmering or setting to low in a pot or slow cooker. It might be necessary to add additional water periodically as it evaporates. Be sure not to burn it. Combine the ingredients with water in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated until ready to use or give it away as gifts.
The use of essential oils is a safe alternative to burning candles in your home. You can use an oil diffuser for this.For a more pronounced scent, use single oils in seasonal scents like rosemary, clove, orange, lemon, eucalyptus, oregano, cassia, frankincense, cinnamon, or ginger. Mixing oils in your diffuser will give you a more layered scent if you are feeling a little more festive.
A few fall-scented candle melts will make this plug-in candle warmer a great conversation starter, as well as a cozy light. Prepare spiced fall wax melts in your warmer using a plastic liner to protect the appliance. You may also use a slow cooker to melt soy wax pellets, then add essential oils to scent. Fill your wax warmer with your homemade fall fragrance by placing a few in an ice cube tray, then letting them cool.
You might not think that baking for the sole purpose of making your house smell good makes sense, but if you time your baking correctly, you can have a homemade treat and an absolutely amazing house as soon as your guests arrive.