Learn how to make your house smell like fall naturally! Homemade air fresheners are perfect to bring fall scents into your home without synthetic, potentially toxic fragrances. DIY soy candles and wax melts, simmer scents, essential oil room sprays and diffuser blends, are natural ways to make your home smell amazing in autumn. These easy DIY ideas are perfect for green living and eco-friendly home deodorizing. Plus, they are also beautiful fall décor.
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Natural ways how to make your house smell like fall
It’s officially fall! We have been sharing pumpkin spice everything in the last few weeks, from pumpkin spice latte to scented soy candles and a beauty hamper full of pumpkin spice gifts. Today, I conclude our autumn recipes and DIYs with tips on how to make your house smell like fall with natural methods.
I like to use air fresheners to bring seasonal scents into my home. But many store-bought scented products are loaded with synthetic “fragrances” and other chemicals that can be potentially harmful to your health, like formaldehyde, phthalates, or dichlorobenzene.
If you’re worried about the possible side effects of these chemicals but you still want to deodorize you home, try natural homemade air fresheners. So, let’s explore a few non-toxic options to make your house smell amazing in autumn.
Fall scents to make your house smell good naturally
I love the smell of fall! But what can you smell in fall? When describing the smell of autumn, I remember the smells associated with autumn such as the crisp cool autumn air, the earthy smell of falling leaves, bonfires, apple picking, sunny days at the pumpkin patch, apple cider, pumpkin pie and the warming scent of cinnamon.
What are the scents that remind you of fall? Leave a comment and tell me more!
How to make your house smell like fall
So, let’s talk about how to make your house smell good naturally. Using a homemade air freshener provides natural scents for home and is one way for how to make your home feel like fall. Here are 9 easy ways to enjoy the rich fall scents in your home. To learn more about each DIY idea, tab or click an image or the link in the project description.
1) Autumn bouquet
I’m a florist and the first thing that comes to mind when I think about how to make your home smell like fall is flowers. A bountiful autumn bouquet is not only a pretty sight and lovely piece of DIY fall home décor, the florals also provide natural fall scents.
To make an easy autumn flower arrangement, grab a few roses, gerbera daisies, and other flowers, trim the stems and put the bouquet into a mason jar. Pretty and wonderfully fragrant! And if you want a stronger autumn aroma, spritz a few drops essential oils on the roses. Cinnamon or anise blend very well with the rose scent.
2) Stovetop potpourri
Enjoy the sweet smell of apples and warming spices in this fragrant fall stovetop potpourri. In this DIY, you’ll learn how to make DIY home scents on the stove and make your house smell amazing.
Heating up an air freshener simmer pot is a great way to fragrance naturally – without harsh chemicals and toxins. Simmer scents are an inexpensive way to fragrance your home using ingredients and materials you most likely already have in your pantry.
And if you want to know how to make potpourri smell stronger, the answer is a few drops of your favourite fall smells essential oils.
3) Pumpkin spice candle
The pumpkin spice scent in these homemade pumpkin spice candles is amazing! The fall candles are made with soy wax and come with a pumpkin spice essential oil recipe, tips to choose the best materials, and tricks to make soy candles with essential oils smell stronger.
4) Homemade wax melts
Homemade scented wax melts are a lovely fall craft idea and another way to make your home smell like fall. These easy DIY fall wax melts are made with soy wax and essential oils. Natural non-toxic wax tarts are perfect to fragrance your house naturally and make a lovely handmade gift idea for autumn and the holiday season.
I have used the best fall home scents for these wax melts: pumpkin spice, autumn air, and falling leaves. Melting the wax melts in a candlelit wax burner creates a cozy and comfy atmosphere, perfect to snuggle up with a blanket and read a book.
5) DIY air freshener room spray
Natural fall air freshener DIY room sprays need just 3 natural ingredients plus essential oils and are perfect to make your home smell like autumn. This homemade air freshener is surprisingly easy to put together and will make your house smell amazing and refreshed.
Air freshener sprays are one of the safest ways to home fragrance as they require no heat to work. The DIY pumpkin spice room spray is a must try for fall season! For more homemade air freshener ideas, try this mulled cider room spray from A Life Adjacent.
6) Essential oil diffuser blends
Autumn essential oil diffuser blends provide cosy fall fragrances and natural scents that you can enjoy all season long – without synthetic fragrances and toxins. These fall essential oil diffuser blends are easy and quick to mix.
Fall essential oils will bring the signature seasonal scent into your home. We use cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to create those distinctive autumn aromas. These seasonal essential oil blend recipes are perfect for diffusing and DIY home fragrance projects from now until Christmas.
7) DIY reed diffuser
The essential oil diffuser blends can be used in an electronic, ultrasonic or humidifier-type diffuser, DIY room sprays, candles, wax melts, or scented sachets. Another fun option is to make a DIY reed diffuser for fall. Instructions to create your own reed diffuser with essential oils are included in my post about floral autumn diffuser blends.
Reed diffusers are another idea to make your house smell good without candles. This DIY air freshener is set and forget. Once you set the reed diffuser up, you can enjoy warm autumn scents wafting through your home without having to worry about burning candles.
8) Fall baking
Get your favourite cake tin and bake some delicious fall desserts! Sounds great, right? But what can I bake to make my home smell like fall? I’m glad you asked! To enjoy autumn aromas from the kitchen, try these pumpkin cookies, applesauce cake, pumpkin muffins, or apple hand pies. Or cook this delicious pumpkin spice latte. Not only will you get wonderful fall scents, but you’ll also have a delicious treat to sweeten your day!
9) Homemade spice mixes
And if baking isn’t your cup of tea, just mix a few spices together and you have wonderfully fragrant fall scents! You will get the strongest smells from freshly ground whole spices, but pre-ground spices will work, too. Try our homemade pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice recipes.
You can add the spices mixes to a simmer pot, sprinkle over a fall potpourri or mix 1/2 teaspoon of spice blend with 1 tablespoon sunflower oil and warm the mixture in an essential oil burner. Want it even easier? Make this homemade air freshener with ground cinnamon and skip the other spices.
Finally, remember that the best and healthiest way to enjoy autumn air and remove many unwanted odours is simply to open a window and have a clean and well-ventilated home.
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