Our Top 4 Easy, All-Natural Fall Home Scent Ideas

We’re all familiar with the sights and sounds of fall.

Bright oranges, reds, and yellows replace vibrant greens. Leaves crunch beneath our feet. But possibly even more exciting than these are the smells of fall: spiced pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange… Each calls forth memories of seasons past, filled with all the comforts of home. One whiff of cinnamon and suddenly we feel an urgent need to cozy up by a warm fire.

Which is why we’re embracing the new season (and helping you do the same)…

… by bringing the most beloved aromas of fall indoors. Choosing an all-natural fall scent for your home is a means of creating a welcoming, inviting space. Plus (bonus!): it can provide many aromatherapy benefits, such as helping to balance mood and support immunity.

Surrounding yourself with fall scents at home can provide many aromatherapy benefits, like helping to balance mood and support immunity.

That’s why we’re listing our top 4 all-natural ways to scent your home safely (without relying on synthetic chemicals and carbon-burning candles). Simply find your favorite go-to option and enjoy!

  1. Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a pinecone for an eco-friendly, multi-tasking decor piece. 
  2. Simmer orange and/ or apple slices and a few dashes of cinnamon in a saucepan of water on your stove. Add cranberry, clove, or nutmeg for extra holiday spice. 
  3. Combine ½ cup of baking soda with 4-6 drops of essential oil in a jar or bowl, secure a breathable cloth over the top, and place anywhere in your home. Refresh every 2-3 weeks.
  4. Create a natural gel air freshener by adding 10 drops of your favorite essential oil, 2 cups of water, salt, and gelatin to a mason jar. Allow to set and enjoy!
Create a cozy, inviting atmosphere using some of our favorite fall scents: cinnamon, orange, ginger, nutmeg, and clove.

Need some scent inspiration? Our fall favorites include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Orange
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove
  • Cypress
  • Fir
  • Sandalwood
  • Eucalyptus
  • Pine
  • Peppermint
  • Bergamot

For even more tried-and-true, 100% natural home scent ideas, check out this post from Bustle and this one on