The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air! I’ve been experimenting with a new warming diffuser, trying out different fall essential oil blends. I love how the spicy scents of ginger, clove and cinnamon make the house feel warm and cozy while the woodsy notes of fir and juniper remind me of a walk through the leaves. We’ve put together a list of our favorite blends so get your diffuser ready!
Our Favorite Fall Essential Oils
Be warned, spice oils like clove and cinnamon oils are strong! They will easily overpower other scents and can even irritate the mucous membranes. Citrus scents go well with the spicier ones, so I like to start with a base of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit or bergamot and then add a drop or two of a spicier oil like cinnamon, clove, myrrh or nutmeg.
Use these four categories to mix and match oils to make homemade air fresheners that will make your home smell like fall.
Anise seed, Black pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cinnamon bark, Cinnamon leaf, Clove bud, Coffee, Nutmeg, Sage
Fennel seed, Frankincense, Fresh ginger, Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime peel, Mandarin orange, Sweet orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Tangerine
Cedarwood, Cypress, Fir needle, Juniper berry, Rosemary, Scotch pine, Black spruce
10 Fall Essential Oil Blends For The Diffuser
Check the instructions of your diffuser before blending. You might need more or less essential oil based on its size. And if you don’t have all of the oils listed, don’t fret.
Try substituting something in the same family (grapefruit for orange, for example) or just pick another scent like you like. And to make sure you’re using essential oils safely, I like these guidelines from AromaWeb.
1. Autumn Air
This one is simple and uplifting. Citrus always energizes me and boosts my mood.
2. Cinnamon Spice
The next best thing to my favorite latte! Vanilla is such a soothing scent and it pairs well with cinnamon and clove. Add a drop of nutmeg if you have it.
3. Fall Wreath
If I ever get around to making a fall wreath I want it to smell like this. Peppermint and eucalyptus are my essential oil go-to’s.
4. Stroll thru the Orchard
Ready for a walk in the woods? I’m new to the slightly more exotic scents of frankincense and bergamot, but they go well with the coniferous oils.
5. Wellness Blend
I have a blend called On Guard from DoTerra that contains these essential oils. It’s a perfect immunity booster and air purifier when everyone starts coughing and sneezing.
6. Cozy Autumn Blend
The warm, spicy aroma of this blend makes me think of being wrapped up in a cozy blanket, enjoying a warm cup of tea on a crisp fall day!
7. Fresh Cut Wood
I just love the smell of fresh cut wood, don’t you? It totally reminds me of fall! With a bit of lemon added, this blend is lovely and uplifting.
8. Welcome Home
This blend completely reminds me of fall. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and earthy and has such a welcoming aroma.
9. Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall
The fennel and pine really add some depth here. This blend is a great way to incorporate those uplifting citrus oils into an aroma that feels less like summer and more like fall.
10. Autumn in the Mountains
This blend reminds me of fresh mountain air on a cool day. The aroma transports me to time spent in the mountains making memories with friends and family.
11. Warm + Cozy Coffee
And my new favorite fall scent is coffee! Diffusing a ‘peppermint latte’ (coffee, peppermint, vanilla) makes me feel like I’m working from my local Starbucks. Here are few other scents to pair with coffee:
Can’t get enough? You might also enjoy these cozy Christmas diffuser blends, perfect for the holiday season!59