Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Are you unable to have fall scented candles burning in your home? Then you need to try these natural ways to make your home smell like fall!

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

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Do you love the scents of fall, but can’t burn candles in your home? Or maybe you don’t want to use candles because of the chemicals and soot some leave behind?

There is something so comforting about lighting a candle on a cool, crisp fall day, but some of us can’t burn candles due to many different reasons.

So what do you do when you want that fall scent filling up your home?

You try some of these natural ways to make your home smell like fall!

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Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Fall Simmer Pot

Fall Simmer Pot - Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Making a fall simmer pot is very easy to do. You might even have a lot of the ingredients to make this on hand! Just let the ingredients simmer on the stove top all day and your house will be guaranteed to smell like fall.

To make a fall simmer pot all you need is:

  • 4 apple peels
  • 2 orange peels
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Add all of your ingredients to a pot of water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer uncovered as long as you like. Make sure to check the water so it doesn’t run out. Add more water as needed.

Fall Reed Diffuser

How to make a Fall Reed Diffuser
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Reed diffusers are one of my favorite things to make because they are so simple. They can be added to every room in your home. Adding the right essential oils to your reed diffuser will make your home smell like fall.

To make a fall reed diffuser you will need:

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To make the reed diffuser, pour oil into jars about 1″-2″ from the bottom. You do not need to add a lot of oil, just enough to flow up the skewers. Add 15-20 drops of your chosen essential oils and swirl the jar around a few times. Add the skewers, spacing them out a bit.

Tip: Flip the skewers after a day or so to keep the oil flowing and the scent longer lasting.

Fall Scented Pine Cones

Fall Scented Pine Cones - Make your home smell like fall

Stores often start putting out those cinnamon scented pine cones around this time of year. The smell of all that cinnamon in one confined area makes my eyes burn! An easy way to eliminate this problem is to make your own fall scented pine cones and adjust the scent to your preference.

To make fall scented pine cones you will need:

If you grabbed the pine cones from your yard, you’ll want to clean them off a bit to get rid of any dirt and any tiny bugs that may be hiding inside. Just rinse them off in the sink for a minute and lay them on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake them on low heat (200 degrees Fahrenheit) for about an hour. Allow to cool.

After the pine cones have cooled, put them in a gallon-sized freezer bag and drop the essential oil all over the pine cones. Allow them to sit in the closed bag for a day to soak up the scent. Remove them and let dry completely before placing them in bowls around your home.

I promise you that all of these natural DIY’s will make your home smell like fall! Which one are you excited to try?

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69 thoughts on “Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall”

  1. Thank you so much for these tips. I love when my house smell so good. I have lots of pines at home. I’m definitely going to try out the ones with cinnamon oil. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh I love the smell of pine cones this time of year!

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  3. Michelle,

    Thank you for this post. Such easy ways to make your home smell good. I really love the reed diffuser idea. They not only smell good but they look good too!

  4. Oh, I definitely need to give some of these a try. I love adding scents to my home, but I don’t do it that often and I absolutely love fall scents. I’ll have to see if I can forage some pine cones soon.

    1. I know what you mean! We finally had a few cool days and I could open the windows, but then it goes right back to being hot. I hope you enjoy making these! πŸ™‚

  5. I love the smell of scented pine cones I find in the store but I never thought of making my own…what a cool idea! Another thing I think is fun to try is cooking a pot of mulled wine or cider. You use so many of the same spices but then have a fun beverage to serve your family and friends.

  6. Deb's Decorative Life

    I can’t wait to try your fall simmer pot recipe. I like to try different simmer pot recipes in the fall. I usually just use spices but now I will be trying fruit too.

  7. Thank you for sharing this. I love the smell of fall and have been trying to get away burning candles since some types are good for allergies. The fall simmer pot sounds lovely, and it’s a good way to make use of things you usually throw away. I’ll have to pick up some cinnamon sticks next time at the store so I can give it a try.

    1. Some of the candles lately are just way too strong. These are a much better option. Having the simmer pot on the stove all day makes my whole house smell like fall. πŸ™‚

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