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!
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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!
Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall
Fall Simmer Pot
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
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:
- Carrier oil such as almond oil or safflower oil
- Bamboo skewers
- Small Jars
- Essential oils (Plant Therapy has an amazing new fall essential oils set!)
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
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:
- Pine cones (grab some from your yard or store bought if you don’t have any where you live.)
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
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?