Keep your home smelling delicious and autumn-fresh without using any harsh chemicals. These are my favourite all-natural, DIY Home Scent Recipes for fall.
I love having a fresh, yummy smelling home. It really does make all the difference to me. I also love to try to cut down on my use of harsh chemicals and to keep my air as clean and safe to breath as possible. Luckily for you and for me, today’s post is where these two worlds collide! We get wonderful, fresh smelling air that’s also doing it’s part to keep the air a little bit more chemical free. And we get to do a fun little project too with these DIY home scent recipes for fall!
There are a lot of different ways that you can get scent into your air, and today I’ll share with you some of my favorites that I’ve been trying out lately.
The Best DIY Home Scent Recipes for Fall
Fresh Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Home Scent Recipe
I really like the idea of using a crock pot to heat up your home scent materials because you can keep it on all day without fear of burning down your house or having your pot boil dry. Here’s how I get that classic apple cinnamon scent in my home.
- 8 apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- A bit of water
- A dash of lemon juice
- A couple of tablespoons of sugar.
When you’re all done having your home smell amazing for the day, just discard the contents of the crock pot and rinse it out to go again tomorrow.
Just kidding! You’ve just made apple sauce! Make sure you save that to enjoy later. 🙂
Spicy Woodsy Home Scent Recipe
Another quick way to get your DIY home scent going is to put it in a pot on the stove and boil it at a low temperature with a bit of water. This disperses the scent more quickly than a crock pot, but you do need to keep adding a little bit more water every so often. Here’s how to get a fresh woodsy scent in your home:
- A few pine branches, clipped from outside and trimmed to fit into a pot
- A teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cloves
- A bit of water
Let it boil away happily until you’re done with it. You’ve just made pine sauce! Just kidding. This one really should be discarded after you’re done with it.
The “Williams Sonoma” Home Scent Recipe
I’m not sure who first discovered this one and shared it, but it’s all over the internet so I decided to try it out. I made this one in a pot on the stove as well and it was great! Not really a classic Fall scent, but it’s a great one to know for year-round use.
Put it all into a pot and boil away! This one actually had a really strong scent and I had to turn it off every once in awhile. You could easily freeze half of this recipe and use it for another time too to make it less strong!
Orange and Clove Home Scent Recipe
Combine all of these ingredients for a spicy scent that will feel nice and homey right up until Christmas time! I found that using generic brand ground cloves rather than whole cloves made this recipe a lot more economical. Whole cloves can get expensive and really aren’t necessary for something like this.
DIY Home Scent Spray Version of the Orange and Clove Recipe
The oils required to make this sweet-smelling spray seem to be some of the most reasonably prices and easy to find as far as I’ve been able to tell. If you really love this scent combination, why not make a spray version for yourself as well?
You can find my full instructions for making DIY Home Scent Sprays here.
- A few drops of orange or mandarin orange essential oil
- A few drops of cinnamon essential oil
- A few drops of clove essential oil
- A clean spray bottle
- Baking soda
Just follow these instructions and you’re on your way to a great-smelling home with these DIY home scent recipes!
Have a delicious-smelling fall!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.