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How to Make Your House Smell Like Fall

Want to know how to make your house smell like fall all year long? Check out these super easy (and all natural) tips below. They’ll fill your entire home with the wonderful aroma of fall!

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How to Make Your House Smell Like Fall All Year Long

I love so many different things about fall. The weather is amazing. I love how the leaves change color. And the sunsets are absolutely gorgeous.

But I especially love all the scents associated with fall – clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple. They all smell so wonderful!

And the moment I smell those awesome fall scents it just does something to my soul. That feeling of nostalgia just comes over me.

Fall scents are so warm and inviting. And they really just make your house feel like a home.

So how can you make your house smell like fall all the time? Check out my favorite ways below.

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Essential Oils

Essential oils are my go-to whenever I want my house to smell amazing. I used to be obsessed with buying fall candles from Bath & Body Works but that was before I learned about the risks associated with burning candles.

When you burn candles volatile organic compounds and particles are released into the air.

bottle of fall scented essential oil to make your home smell like fall

Extended exposure to these volatile compounds and particles can actually lead to heart and lung problems.

Not to mention, burning candles made from paraffins releases soot into the air. And breathing in too much of any kind of soot or smoke can be potentially dangerous to your health.

Burning scented candles is even worse because many scented candles contain formaldehyde which can be released into the air when burned.

Read this article to learn more about the health risks associated with burning candles.

So with all that being said, essential oils are a great alternative to burning candles. I threw out all my candles a few years ago and honestly I don’t miss them at all.

If you’re not familiar with essential oils you can read this article, what are essential oils and how do they work.

But in a nutshell, essential oils are a highly concentrated form of the natural oils in a plant. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to promote healing and wellness.

And they are also an amazing, all natural way of making your house smell like fall or any other season or scent for that matter.

Not only is their no risk of burning your house down, which is something I always worried about whenever I burned candles, but there aren’t any major health risks associated with diffusing essential oils.

Essential oils can actually fill the air with antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties that can be good for your health.

My favorite fall essential oils are listed below.

  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Frankincense

You can click here for my absolute favorite essential oil diffuser blends for fall. Or better yet, sign up for my email list below and I’ll send you a FREE fall diffuser blends printable.

You’ll need a diffuser if you don’t already have one. The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot to get a great diffuser. Amazon has some really good, affordable diffusers. A few I recommend are below.

Plant Therapy has some custom fall blends that are really, really good. My favorites are Pumpkin Pie and Fall Rain.

Simply Earth has a fall fragrance set that comes with 4 essential oils that are perfect for fall plus a diffuser.

You can check it out here.

So if you’re not into creating your own blends, you have a few different options. Whatever you decide though make sure your oils are 100% pure.

Not all essential oils are created equal and many being sold today are actually synthetic. Synthetic oils can be very bad for your health. So do your research and make sure you choose a reputable brand.

I use and recommend Florihana, Plant Therapy, and Simply Earth essential oils mostly.

I used to use Young Living. But after a LOT of research I discovered there are many other brands that sell high quality oils for way less!

And even better, there is no middleman and no pressure to buy or sell!

If you purchase an essential oil recipe box from Simply Earth using the code HAPPYHEARTFREE you’ll receive a recipe box plus big bonus box and a $40 Simply Earth gift card all for only $39.99!

Fall Room Sprays

Room sprays are the perfect alternative to air fresheners. Air fresheners are just as bad as candles, if not worse. So if you’re still using it, throw it out.

I promise you won’t miss it and you’ll wish you’d have done it sooner. Especially, when you learn how bad air freshener really is.

Air fresheners are filled with endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, allergens, and so many other nasty things.

person holding fall room spray so house will smell like fall

They can really wreak havoc on your health and the health of your family and pets!

Synthetic fragrance overload can actually trigger allergies and even asthma. Air fresheners, just like some candles, may also contain formaldehyde which is a very well known carcinogen.

You can read this article to learn more about the dangers of synthetic air fresheners.

I threw all my air fresheners out long before I learned of the dangers, simply because they always gave me a pounding headache.

Now I make my own custom room sprays. And I love them because not only do I know exactly what’s in them but you can also customize them to smell however you want.

Click here to get my fall room spray recipes. You can even download cute labels for your room spray bottles.

Use Fall Scented Cleaning Products

Using fall scented cleaning products is a great way to clean your home while also making it smell amazing at the same time.

I’m super passionate about using natural cleaning products. Store bought cleaners, many even labeled “natural”, can be really terrible for your health.

You can check out my toxin free cleaning guide to learn more about the dangers associated with many popular cleaning products.

I like to make my own homemade cleaners and I have a diy thieves cleaner that makes my whole house smell like fall whenever I use it.

I recommend you try it out!

I also have a homemade all purpose cleaner that you can customize to make smell like fall. Simply add some of the fall essential oils above to the recipe.

Bake Something Yummy

One of the best ways to make your house smell like fall is to do some baking. Bake an apple pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread – pretty much anything fall related and your whole home is going to smell amazing!

I love essential oils and room sprays but nothing can quite compare to the smell of a fresh baked pumpkin pie. It’s something essential oils can’t quite replicate.

Believe me I’ve tried!

Delicious pumpkin pie with whip cream on top

I know it’s more time consuming than just turning on the diffuser but it’s not without it’s reward. You get a delicious smelling home and also something delicious to eat.

So if you have guest coming over and you want that warm, inviting, fall scent – bake something yummy. Your home will smell like fall plus you’ll have something delicious to serve your guests.

Some of my favorite fall recipes are below.

Fall Simmer Pot

Simmer pots are an easy, all natural way to make it smell and feel like fall through out your home. All you have to do is add your fall scented ingredients to a pot and let it simmer on the stove.

I prefer to use a crockpot because it’s more of a set it and forget way to do a simmer pot. Plus, our home runs on propane which is really expensive where I live. So it’s a lot cheaper for me to use the crockpot instead.

fall simmering pot filled with oranges and cinnamon sticks to make your home smell like fall

To make your own simmer pot all you’ll need to do is combine water and all your ingredients into a pot. And simmer on low heat. You can allow it to simmer however long you like just be sure to replenish the water as needed.

What Can I Boil To Make My House Smell Like Fall?

Popular additions to a fall simmer pot are cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, cut up apples, pumpkin spice, vanilla bean and oranges.

Add water to a pot, bring the water to a boil, add your ingredients, reduce heat, and allow to simmer.

Below are some of my go-to fall simmer pot recipes.

How To Make Your House Smell Like Fall With Orange Peels

You can also make your house smell like fall by simply adding orange peels to a boiling pot of water.

Toss in a teaspoon or two of cinnamon and allow to boil on medium heat.

Super easy!

How To Make Your House Smell Like Cinnamon With Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of those instantly recognizable fall scents. And an easy way to make your home smell like fall is to use ground cinnamon.

You can buy little sachets like these and fill them with ground cinnamon. Hang them around your home or place inside drawers to fill your home with the delicious scent of cinnamon.

You can also add some ground nutmeg, clove, and ginger to give it more of a pumpkin spice scent.

Most people have a variety of spices in their pantries which makes this a super convenient way to make your home smell amazing.

And if you want to make the scent a little stronger feel free to add a few drops of fall scented essential oils.

So there you have it. It is so easy to make your home smell like fall all year long. You have so many different options and the best part is they are all natural!

You don’t need chemical filled candles or artificial fragrances to fill your home with the wonderful scents of fall.

So what is your favorite way to make your house smell like fall? Let me know in the comments below!

Author: Candice Sinner

Hi! I’m Candice & I’m an essential oil junkie. I want to help you break free from toxic chemicals & toxic living so you can live the life God created you to live. Click here to learn more about me and my health journey.

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