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6 DIY Ideas To Make Your House Smell Incredible For Autumn

What first comes to your mind when you smell a fresh-out-of-the-oven apple pie? For some people, it will remind them of their childhood, of their mom baking it in a crisp afternoon in the fall. For others, it will remind them of a Thanksgiving dinner.

Certain scents have the power to trigger memories and feelings, evoking a state of mind that even sights and sounds can’t reach.

One of the beauties of the fall season are the inviting scents that come with it. The smell of rain and burning leaves outside, and inside, the amazing aroma of foods and spices so typical of the season. The kind of scent that makes you wish for a snuggle in a soft blanket with a good book and a hot drink while sitting by the fire. It can’t get any better than this!

If your house is still not ready for this lovely season, these DIY ideas will help you. They are all natural, super easy to make and will make your house smell like Autumn heaven!

1.  Simmering Pot

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Simmering pots are a wonderful way of making your house smell heavenly throughout the day without all the chemicals of room sprays and candle fumes thrown in the air.  It’s very simple to make and all you need is a pan and a few ingredients. Cover the ingredients with water and close the lid. Let it simmer on the stove top on medium-low and voilà!

The mix can be reused all season long, just keep adding water to it.

Here are a few sample variations perfect for fall:

  • Orange peels with a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Orange peel, an apple and a teaspoon of each: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves.
  • 1 tablespoon of cloves, 3 cinnamon sticks, ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

You can always come up with your own concoction of scents that will work for you!

2. Cinnamon Candles

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To make these stunning pieces that can also double as decorative centerpieces, all you need are some pillar candles, cinnamon sticks, rubber bands and some twine.

Get the tutorial at HomeStoriesAtoZ.

3. French Vanilla Coffee

Place Vanilla scented tea lights in a small bowl filled with coffee beans. The candle will warm up the beans and fill your house with the aroma of a fresh pot of brewed French vanilla coffee.

4. DIY Room Spray

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Instead of using chemical-loaded, commercially made room sprays, make your own by just using water and a few drops of essential oils mixed in a spray bottle. After trying this you’ll never go back to store-bought varieties! Most essential oils are safe to use but just to make sure, check these safety precautions.

What you’ll need:

¾ Cup of Distilled Water

2 Tbsps of Vodka

20 Drops of Essential Oil blend of choice

Here are a few Fall Essential Oil combinations to try:

Pumpkin Spice

  • 5 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • 5 drops cardamom essential oil

Apple Pie

  • 5 drops clove essential oil
  • 5 drops essential cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • 5 drops nutmeg essential oil

Gingerbread Cookie

  • 10 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 3 drops nutmeg essential oil

Orange Spice

  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil

5. Scented Pine Cones

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One of the simplest ways to make sure your house smells like Autumn is to place a bowl of scented pine cones in the middle of a room. You can buy it this time of the year pretty much anywhere, but if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, why not try to make your own? Here’s the tutorial.

6. Bake Some Goodies

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Nothing feels as homey as baking. The scents coming out of the oven not only envelop the kitchen but the whole house as well! Try baking this healthy dessert that will fill your house with a cozy aroma.

Do you know any other ways of making your house smell incredible? Please let us know and SHARE with your friends on Facebook!

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