I know the first day of Fall is technically this Saturday, the 22nd of September. But I can’t help it if there are pumpkins and cinnamon brooms and Halloween decorations up everywhere in town already! It’s too great a temptation, and quite honestly I’m far too willing to cave in and start Fall early this year! Now if only the weather would catch on and do the same!
Before you start imagining a house filled to the brim with Halloween or Fall decorations, I will proudly state that I only have two fantastic smelling cinnamon brooms up, one pumpkin, (which my dear father got for me because he knows my love of Fall) and two baby decorative gourds accompanying a lovely Fall candle! That’s not so bad, right!?
As we inch our way further into Autumn I will be adding to my Fall collection in various ways around the house. Since it IS a season thanksgiving, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite ways to usher Fall into the home!
Today we’ll check out some cookies, candles, crockpot recipes, custom essential oil blends, and creative ways to craft the perfect Autumnal atmosphere in your house!
Fall is the perfect time for baking!!! Make your house smell great and your tastebuds rejoice with these cookie recipes!
Crockpot Potpourri Recipes!
These Fall focused crockpot potpourri recipes are primarily for helping set the mood in your house by providing fantastic smells from the second you walk in! These concoctions are so easy to prepare and require minimal effort so you can focus on the more important things in your day! All you need is a crockpot filled halfway with water and filled with the ingredients of your choice, then set at simmer on low heat! Try out these ingredient mixtures for Fall in the air!
Ingredients: orange peels, dried orange peel, an apple, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, fresh ginger, star anise, vanilla bean. I adjusted the recipe a bit for what I had available at home and used vanilla bean extract instead of the real deal, but talk about fantastic smells!
A simplified version of this would be to add an apple all sliced up, a few cinnamon sticks, some vanilla extract, and a teaspoon of cloves (whole or ground)!
It’s no surprise that candles can bring a warmth and certain atmosphere to a room as soon as they’re lit. I’m a fan of candles, particularly Fall scented candles! Apple Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice, McIntosh Apple, and other Fall/Autumn scents put me in the best of moods! While some people are brand particular, I figure as long as it smells good and doesn’t burn out too quick, I’ll take it! I love to get my candles from Hobby Lobby (they’ve got a great variety for low prices). You can even make your own candles if you’re determined to do so! Pinterest is a great place to look for Fall candle recipes!
Custom Essential Oil Blends!
I never thought I’d be that person, but I love essential oils!!! I have two diffusers in my house that are used quite often and I can never get enough peppermint in my life! Some of us want to go as natural and healthy as possible, so candles may be a no-go, but essential oils are free game! With that said, here are some fantastic fall scents you can create with just a few essential oils blended together!
Crisp Autumn- 3 drops Patchouli, 3 drops Orange, 1 drops Clove
Spiced Cider- 4 drops Orange, 3 drops Cinnamon, 3 drops Ginger
Fall Woods- 2 drops Cypress, 1 drop Bergamot, 1 drop White Fir
Pumpkin Spice- 5 drops Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Nutmeg
Trick or Treat- 3 drops Orange, 2 drops Cinnamon, 2 drops Frankincense
If you’re looking for more easy ways to spice up your home for Fall, try placing some Cinnamon brooms around the living room or near the front door, adding some Fall color around the house works great too! My mom always brings out her favorite fall colored placemats and dishtowels to brighten up the kitchen, and I’ve followed a bit in that tradition as well including some fun cheap finds from the Dollar Store and Target around the house and on the front porch! Don’t be afraid to let some warm fall colors and scents into your life, even in Florida isn’t cooperating yet!
Hope these Fall Favorites help you jump into the festivities of the upcoming season!