Autumn is my FAVORITE season! But only since becoming an adult. As I kid, I used to love winter and freezing temps because it means snowmobiling and building snow forts (What can I say? I’m from North Dakota!)

Now I’m happy to make fall last as long as possible and enjoy it as much as possible, decorating with warm colors, eating comfort foods and staying cozy in my house while drinking salted caramel flavored coffee and snuggling up to read books on the couch with my kids!

One of the best ways to bring autumn into our homes is to make our houses smell like the many things that define this season! When I can’t open the windows as much anymore, I need a way to get rid of some of the not-so-pleasant scents that can permeate every corner. We LOVE using essential oils for this purpose!

I wanted to share five essential oil diffuser recipes that can make your home smell like fall! These are for a regular sized diffuser. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Love autumn and essential oils? Combine them and make your home feel even more cozy this season! Here are 5 essential oil blends to make your home smell like fall?

Safety note: All the recipes below are considered appropriate to diffuse around children two years and older. Generally speaking, it’s best not to diffuse essential oils around babies that are younger than six months old. I will also share a recipe that is okay for kids 6-24 months!

5 Essential Oil Blends That Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

**If you click on any of the links in this post, it will take you to Rocky Mountain Oils, which is the company I order from. This link will give you 25% off your first order of $25 or more! Not an affiliate link.

Gingersnap Cookie

Ginger combined with cinnamon and nutmeg just make me want to bake cookies (uh-oh!) 

3 drops Ginger Root

1 drop Cinnamon Leaf (do not use Cinnamon Bark around young children)

1-2 drops Nutmeg

Citrus Spice

This is my favorite blend!! Love the scents of citrus and spice!

4 drops Orange or Tangerine

3 drops Lemon

1-2 drops Clove (start with one drop, this is a strong oil!)

Cozy Chai (recipe idea from Mommypotamus)


3 drops Cardamom (omit for kids under 6)

1 drop Cinnamon Leaf

1 drop Ginger Root

1 drop Vanilla

*If omitting cardamom, you can substitute 2 drops clove and 1 extra drop vanilla


Autumn Morning Walk

This smells nicely of a forest in the fall! Imagine the leaves crunching under your feet :)

3 drops Frankincense

2 drops Pine

1 drop Cedarwood

3 drops Orange

Restful Afternoon

SAFE for children ages 6-24 months and up, nice for relaxing

4-5 drops Blend of Sandalwood

4-5 drops Rose

3-4 drops Roman or German Chamomile

Where to Get Essential Oils

Our favorite essential oils company, Rocky Mountain Oils, also has an amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte blend! Just in case you’d rather not mix up this blend yourself :)

Head over to their website to grab your choice of oils (25% off your first order of $25 or more!) and get your home smelling like fall right away–before winter sneaks up on us all! :)

*FDA disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.”

**I am not a medical professional, just a mom who likes to help her kids with essential oils. Please consult your doctor before using essential oils!


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