Six Scents to Bring in the Fall
Crisp air, crackling campfires and falling leaves. There’s no denying it, Autumn’s in the air. The cooler days are working its magic; painting the trees with rich scarlets, oranges and shimmering golds. Families are getting ready for the holiday season with apples, pumpkins and all the warming spices of the season. And, if you are anything like us, you are yearning to bring a little bit of the fabulous fall indoors.
October is the perfect time to single out a few of our favorite scents to ring in the fall season. Each of the blends we included in this round up were selected for their warming, spicy, resinous or woody aroma. Looking to add a bit of moisture to the dry air? Try using an ionizer to gently humidify the dry air while you scent the room with the warm, wonderful and somewhat spicy scents below.
From cinnamon sticks to a brisk walk in the woods. A few drops of these scents will bring the fall indoors, the Pure From Nature way.
Bergamot Orange (Citrus Bergamia)
Orange is not just a fall color, it’s a favorite fall flavor as well. Bergamot Orange has a calming, clean, fresh scent; similar to a sweet light orange peel with a floral note.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
Cozy and comforting, Cinnamon always seems to find its way into everyone’s fall festivities. This spicy and warming fragrant scent will wrap around you like a warm winter blanket.
Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri)
Woody and spicy with a citrus top note. Frankincense will have you feel like you are walking in the woods in no time.
Green Apple (Malus Sylvestris)
Nothing says fall like the crisp scent of apples. Green Apple has a refreshing, clean aroma with a slightly sweet undertone.
Pure Spice (Special Blend)
Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. All the spices that are perfect for warming up a kitchen on a chilly day. Not in the mood to start a pie? Try Pure Spice to get the earthy, spicy and slightly sweet scents of fall baking, without the clean up.
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Comforting like a favorite sweater, Sandalwood seems to make everyone’s fall scent shortlist. Ours is soft, musky, oriental and warming with a sweet-woody, balsamic aroma.
Favorite Fall Scent Recipes
Feeling adventurous? Try mixing a few drops of these scents to create the familiar fall scents that we all seem to love.
1. Spiced Citrus:
Citrus scents always seem to pair well with the spicy ones. Try mixing a few drops of bergamot, cinnamon and pure spice to simulate the smells of this classic fall combo. Bergamot is a subtle citrus scent so be sure not to overpower it with the bold scents of cinnamon and pure spice. If you want a stronger citrus scent, and you happen to have a bottle on hand, add a few drops of lemon. The extra citrus will kick your senses into high gear while the warming sensation of the spices will warm you up on a cool, Autumn day.
4-5 drops bergamot
2 drops cinnamon
2 drops pure spice
1-2 drops of lemon (optional)
2. Apple Pie:
Nothing smells better than a hot apple pie right out of the oven. It fills the house with fond memories of the holidays and family reunions. The scent of a hot apple pie on a cool Autumn day reminds us of all the festivities of the season that is now underway. To recreate the scent of pie, without the hassle just mix a few drops of cinnamon and green apple. Cinnamon is strong scent so try just a drop or two at first so you don’t overpower the green apple. If your nose is looking for a warmer mix, add a few more drops as you see fit.
2-3 green apple
3. A Walk in the Woods:
Ever wonder a walk in the woods helps you clear your head and makes you feel at ease? You’re not the only one. A recent Japanese study shows that spending time in the woods can lead to a wide array of benefits; including improving mood and cognition. In Japan this is called shinrin yoku or “Forest Therapy”. Yes, it really is a thing.
If you can’t seem to find the time to escape the tall buildings and replace them with tall trees, try the next best thing. Mixing a few drops of frankincense and sandalwood will bring the woods to you. Now just sit back and close your eyes. Is that just the faint, white noise of the water in the purifier undulating or running river nearby. Hmmmm….
2-3 drops frankincense