Nothing quite captures the essence of fall like the aromas of the harvest or of our favorite seasonal treats. And, did you know that our sense of smell is most strongly tied to memories? There is perhaps no better way of creating memories of friends, family, and home than with a tradition of seasonal scents you can use every year. Here is a list of some heavenly smells that will make your home celebrate and memorialize this special time of year.
1. Apples and Cinnamon. These two can be used on their own, but what a pair they make when added together! When people think of fall, one of the first things to pop in their head is a comforting cup of hot apple cider, and this combination will make your home smell sweet and delightfully spicy at the same time. You can achieve this smell by simmering a cinnamon stick and apple rinds over your stove.
2. Pumpkin. This iconic symbol of fall smells just as beautiful as they look. Having pumpkins adorn your entry way while having guests greeted by their smell as they walk in would create quite an impression. There are many pumpkin fragrance oils and candles available, or you can just bake a pumpkin pie to quickly fill your home with their delicious smell.
3. Mulling Spices. This spice mixture is commonly used in drink recipes during fall and winter, such as mulled wine, cider, or beer. Mulling spices contain many of the familiar smells of fall, including: nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. You can have your home smelling cozy and festive for hours by boiling and simmering cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange rinds, and raisins.
4. Baked Goods. Whether its cinnamon rolls, apple pie, or pumpkin bread, the smell of something baking is absolutely heavenly. Candles have become very good at replicating a baked smell, like this buttercream frosting candle, but getting a scent like warm vanilla and mingling it with another seasonal food scent will also do the trick. If you want a to ignite excitement among guests you can also do some real baking.
5. Pine. The smell of pine needles and fallen leaves beneath your feet is also famous during fall. There are many pine candles and essential oils to use in your home, and you can create center pieces out of fallen leaves, or incorporate them into some other décor to add their scent to your home.
Though it’s hard to recreate some smells, like the comforting smell of your friend’s sweater, or the previous nights’ rain mingling with freshly fallen leaves, you can see there are many fantastic aromas to fill your home with this fall season.