Essential Oil Blends for Fall
Why Diffuse Essential Oils?
The fall season is the time of year that people associate with warm, spicy scents. Essential oils are a great way to add warm, inviting and natural fragrances to your home this season. A great benefit of diffusing essential oils is that they do not irritate those with respiratory conditions, such as asthma, unlike some store-bought products. However, the best benefit of essential oils is that many of them purify the air and kill germs which may be lingering throughout your home. Read to learn which oils are popular to diffuse during the fall season and which blends you can use to create an inviting fall scent in your home.
Where Do I Buy My Oils?
With their popularity, essential oils can be found and purchased practically anywhere. Since they are not regulated by the FDA, any company can call anything an essential oil. An oil sold at a drug store could be diluted, come from bad quality plants, or not tested to be free of unwanted chemicals and pesticides. In order to be sure you are inhaling a good quality and safe product, I highly recommend that you research the company you chose to purchase essential oils from. It is important to be sure that they have strict quality standards and test their products to be free of harmful chemicals or pesticides. I buy my oils from Plant Therapy, Doterra and Rocky Mountain Oils for their strict quality standards. These companies test every oil to be sure they are free of chemicals, are good quality, and their oils are never diluted.
Popular Fall Oils
- Cinnamon: This is a very popular oil to diffuse during the fall months for its warm and spicy scent. It is a great oil to blend with other oils to create inviting and invigorating scents in your home.
- Clove: With its warm and woody aroma, clove essential oil is another great oil to diffuse in the fall months.
- Cedarwood: Another essential oil with a woody aroma, cedarwood is great for relaxation and calming the mind.
- Bergamot: A citrus oil that also has a slightly spicy scent, bergamot blends well with other spicy oils. It is also a great oil for calming the mind and uplifting your mood.
- Orange: A very popular essential oil for all seasons, orange blends well with spicy scents to create an uplifting fall scent when combined with cinnamon or clove.
- Patchouli: With its unique musky, yet sweet fragrance, patchouli is a great oil to blend with other sweet or spicy scents.
- Ginger: Known for its distinct spicy scent, ginger pairs well with both spicy and sweet scents to add a little spicy kick to diffuser blends.
Popular Fall Essential Oil Blends
Using several of the oils listed above, you can create fall blends that smell wonderful.
- Spiced Cider: 4 drops orange, 3 drops ginger, 3 drops cinnamon
- Fall Leaves: 6 drops orange, 1 drop Patchouli, 1 drop ginger
- Apple Pie: 2 drops clove, 2 drops ginger, 2 drops cinnamon
- Classic Autumn: 3 drops orange, 2 drops cinnamon
- Holiday Party: 2 drops orange, 2 drops cinnamon, 1 drop clove, 1 drop ginger
- Sweet Fall: 4 drops bergamot, 3 drops cedarwood
- Hopeful Fall: 3 drops bergamot, 3 drops cedarwood, 2 drops orange
Don't Feel like Blending? Try This Synergy
If you do not feel like blending or buying several of these oils individually, then consider buying one of the many synergies available in fall or holiday scents. An essential oil synergy is a combination of oils that has already been blended for you. All you need to do is put a few drops in a diffuser and you are all set. This is my favorite blend for the fall and winter months. The synergy contains clove and cinnamon essential oils that give it a spicy scent. Plus, it is great to diffuse as this synergy is specifically blended to help fight off germs that can cause illness.
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