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Diffusing Essential Oils for Fall

We are officially in the season of falling leaves, comfy sweaters, and pumpkin spice. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year due to all of the sensory changes that it brings with it. The warm colors of the changing leaves and the aromas of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg bring with them an unmatched sense of peacefulness. These scents evoke comforting memories of childhood and I love exploring them to their full potential! We can make our homes and work spaces smell warm and cozy naturally using pure essential oils.

I also LOVE October because it means we get to celebrate my favorite holiday of the year - HALLOWEEN! This means fall flowers, crisp apples, giving thanks to the earth for its beauty, carving pumpkins and going for long, meditative nature walks. This beautiful celebration that takes place on October 31st is also known as All Hallows Eve, Samhain, and the Day of the Dead. According to Celtic traditions, this time of year means the arrival of darkness and was believed to give birth to a new sun and new life. It is the beginning of a gestation period for the coming year. Working with tools of transformation and light are traditional in this season. Tools such as crystals, stones, candles, herbs, spices and oils can greatly assist you in finding balance and peace. Below you will find some of my favorite Fall and “Halloween Oils” with instructions on how to utilize them to their full potential:

  • Cinnamon - warm, sweet, spicy, and a must have for the season. It was traditionally used for embracing the spirits.
  • Clove - another holiday favorite with a spicy and pungent odor that doubles as a great remedy for toothaches and sore gums.
  • Frankincense - believed to have profound psychological and spiritual benefits, long recognized by religions and spiritual traditions. Frankincense assists in building a connection to the earth and has the ability to calm states of mental agitation and worry. Meditation, contemplation and prayer can also be enhanced through its use. Frankincense also has expectorant properties and is used to calm coughs and the respiratory tract.
  • Nutmeg - rich, nutty, warm, sweet and spicy flavor. A great addition to apple pie and its oil is used to treat disorders of the nervous and digestive systems. It is often included in love spells and to ward off negative energy.
  • Ginger - used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The fresh root is used for colds by promoting sweating and to expel mucus. Ginger is also commonly used to stimulate and soothe the digestive system. It has for centuries been valued within Chinese medicine for its ability to promote strength and longevity.


Some of my favorite fall diffuser blends are:

Apple Pie
4 drops Sweet Orange
4 drops Cinnamon Bark
2 drops Nutmeg
2 drops Clove

Pumpkin Spice Latte
4 drops Cinnamon Bark
2 drops Clove
2 drops Nutmeg
1 drop Cardamom
1 drop Ginger

Love Potion #9
2-4 cups apple cider or apple juice
1 apple cut into pieces
1 slice of orange with peel
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 drop Ginger

Slowly simmer on stove. Allow the smell to fill the room. You may also strain and drink.

These recipes may also be translated into a house cleaner by adding them to taste (30-35 drops total) into our Non-Toxic House Cleaner Recipe:

¼ cup white vinegar and fill with 8 oz. distilled water

OR

a Room and Pillow Spray by adding 1/4 cup witch hazel to the same 8 oz. of distilled water and any combination of oils to taste up to 40 drops.

Some benefits and properties of these essential oil blends include immune support, energy improvements, mental health, decongesting and cleansing. These blends bring balance to the body and the sweet, warm and spicy smells help with releasing stress and anger. When diffusing, you can take advantage of its aromatic properties by speaking a positive affirmation, a special prayer, or giving thanks to your health and wellbeing. I recommend using them at the start of each season to set your intentions for the coming months.

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