How to Make Your Home Smell like Fall.. Naturally

Once the Fall season hits we all know someone who purchases a ton of Fall candles: vanilla bean, apple orchard, cinnamon, candy corn, and the list goes on and on. Don’t get us wrong we love a good Fall scented candle and who can resist the bright orange and cherry red colors. However this year we want to take it a step further and create these autumnal scents ourselves. We know time is of the essence at this year: back to school, fall festivities and so on so we are providing the most simple, no-fuss ways to make your home smell like Fall - naturally.

 

  1. Orange and Clove Natural Oil Diffuser

This is such a simple way to add a woodsy refreshing scent to any part of your home. While diffusers are often found in bathrooms, you can put a diffuser in your foyer or in your kitchen after cleaning. Below are three steps to make the best natural oil diffuser for your home.

What You’ll Need:

-almond oil (or coconut oil) as your base

-orange essential oil

-clove essential oil

-water

-rattan diffuser sticks

 

In a jar, pour ½ cup of the base oil, add 10-20 drops of both orange and clove essential oils, add ⅓ cup of water. Stir these ingredients together. Add 5-7 diffuser sticks.

Of course depending on the size of the room and your sensitivity to smell, we suggest adding more or less drops of essential oils. Consider using our Tide Glass Crock Jars for your home diffusers.

 

  1. Cinnamon Spice Candle

This may require getting the kitchen a little messy but we guarantee you will feel so fulfilled and excited once you see your homemade candles come to life!

 What You’ll Need:

-smokeless candle wicks

-flaked soy wax

-pure vanilla extract

-cinnamon

-ground clove

-votive candle mold (six pack)

-glass measuring cup (to melt wax- we recommend using a separate one from cooking)

-skewers (for balancing candle wicks) 

 

Melt your wax- you’ll need approximately two cups of melted wax. Start with one cup of flaked soy wax and microwave for one minute. Continue adding flaked soy wax and microwave the wax in one minute intervals until two cups of wax is completely melted.

While your wax is melting, lay two skewers vertically across the mold. You’ll first want to measure the distance between each mold and tie a candle wick to the skewer. Place skewer over mold and ensure each wick is in the center of each votive mold. 

When the wax is completely melted, pour the 1 tpsp. of ground cinnamon and ground clove into the measuring cup and stir the spices with a skewer, add 1 tpsp. Of pure vanilla extract into the mixture and continue to stir.

Pour mixture into each of the votive mold. Let the mixture set for 4-5 hours.

To go one step further, you can make these delicious smelling votives into gifts! Simply add the votives into our Glass Votives- Assorted Collection. Each votive is a different color so you can gift one to a special someone or all six!

 

  1. Fall Scented Simmer Pots

The could very well be the easiest and most creative way to make your home smell like fall. You can use pretty much anything and everything in your kitchen.

What You’ll Need:

-simmer pot (could be anything ranging from a small saucepan to a large dutch oven)

-water

-orange peels

-cinnamon (sticks or ground)

-pure vanilla extract

-apple peels

-cranberries

 

Fill your saucepan/dutch oven with water and boil. Once water has come to a boil add the orange peels, cinnamon, apple peels, 1 tpsp. of vanilla extract, and cranberries to the water. Allow to boil for another five-seven minutes then turn the heat to low and let mixture simmer. You will have to refill the mixture with more water every thirty minutes or so.

This how-to allows for many other fall scented combinations, if you want something more woodsy consider using a mixture involving cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and bay leaves; for something more citrusy consider adding lemon peels.  

Don’t forget you may need a mitt and pot holder if you are handling a hot dutch oven - especially if you are considering transferring the mixture from the stove to dining room. We suggest the Grand Chef Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set.

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