From warm apple cider cooking on the stove to lighting a fire on a chilly night, one of our favorite parts about the fall season are the scents that come with it. The combination of citrus, spice and vanilla offers a cozy feel at home that we anticipate every time September comes around. Instead of buying expensive candles from the store, we set out to find more natural ways to make your home smell like fall! Most of these ingredients you may even already have on hand.
Diffusing essential oils can help with a number of things such as immunity, sleep and sore muscles. But an added bonus is that they smell amazing! Here are a few blends that will have your home smelling like fall in no time.
Pumpkin Spice- 5 drops Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Nutmeg
Mulled Cider- 5 drops Orange, 3 drops Nutmeg, 1 drop Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove
Autumn Air- 4 drops Cypress, 2 drops Fir, 2 drops Sandalwood
Stove Top Potpourri:
One of the easiest ways to bring the smell of fall into your home is with this simmering stove top potpourri. The best part about this one is that you probably have most of the ingredients at home already. Here is our favorite combination. Feel free to mix it up and get creative!
1 Sliced Apple
1 Sliced Orange
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Tbsp. Cloves
1 Tsp. Vanilla
Directions: Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan and fill with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat. Let it simmer throughout the day.
Try adding your own ingredients in the mix! Nutmeg, lemon, dried lavender…the options are endless!
There’s nothing better than walking into a home and immediately smelling dessert in the oven, especially during the fall! Pecan pie, pumpkin spice cookies and carrot cake are just a few of our favorites. Not only do they make your home smell amazing, but you can also indulge and that’s definitely the best part! Here’s our favorite quick and easy fall recipe:
Pull Apart Caramel Coffee Cake
2 tubes refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and arrange evenly into 10 inch tube pan coated in cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix all other ingredients together and pour over the biscuits.
Bake for 25-30 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before transferring onto a serving plate.