5 Fall Essential Oil DIYs

As summer comes to a close and fall begins, it’s a great time to savor the season with woodsy, sweet, and spicy-smelling essential oils. Whether you’re starting new school routines, hosting get-togethers with family and friends, or trying to carve out more “me time,” these essential oil DIYs are the perfect way to embrace the spirit of fall.

Top Fall Essential Oils

When you think of fall, scents of pumpkin and cinnamon probably come to mind first. However, there are many lesser-known scents that are gaining in popularity. Generally, the essential oils that remind us the most of fall are the spicy and woodsy varieties. Here are the essential oils that capture the season the best.

  • Cinnamon 
  • Clove bud
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense 
  • Star anise
  • Patchouli
  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary
  • Orange
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg

Best Fall Essential Oil DIYs

Make your own fall-inspired candles, body scrub, and more using natural ingredients with these simple recipes.

Pumpkin Pie Soy Candle

Candles are synonymous with fall and evoke feelings of coziness and warmth. Make your home smell like a fresh-baked pumpkin pie without synthetic fragrances with this easy candle recipe.


Pumpkin Pie Soy Candle




  1. Pour 1 cup of soy candle wax into an empty coffee can. 
  2. Set the coffee can in a stock pot and add a small amount of water to the pot. Bring the water to a slow simmer, until the wax in the can melts. Stir the wax with a spatula until it is completely liquid, with no lumps.
  3. Cut the candle wick to 4 inches over the height of the 4 oz glass jar. Wrap the extra candlewick end around a pen or pencil and balance it over the jar, so the wick is centered and straight. 
  4. Carefully pour the melted wax into the glass jar, making sure the candle wick remains upright.
  5. Add all essential oils before the candle sets.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 with the remaining two candles.
  7. Let candles cool and solidify for approximately 2 hours.
  8. Once set, unwrap the pen or pencil from the candle wick and cut the wick to the desired length. 
  9. Place your candles around your home, light them, and enjoy the scents of fall!

Fall Into Bliss Bath Soak

As the temperature begins to cool down and the crisp fall air rushes through your windows, there’s no better activity than taking a hot bath to relax and rejuvenate yourself. With a spicy and woodsy aroma and benefits for tired muscles, this bath soak is just what you need to unwind.


Bath Soak




Combine honey and essential oils until well-mixed in a medium-sized bowl. Add Epsom salt and Himalayan pink salt and mix. Add to a bath filled with warm water and stir. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes until fully relaxed.

Sugar and Spice Body Scrub

The saying “sugar and spice and everything nice” couldn’t be more true with this simple DIY recipe that combines cinnamon, clove, and orange essential oils with brown sugar and carrier oils for a refreshingly soothing body scrub.


Sugar body scrub




Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until sugar is fully coated. Rub on your legs, feet, and arms in the shower to exfoliate and remove dead skin. Wash off with warm water. Do not use it on your face as it can be irritating.

Into the Woods Diffuser Blend

Bring the wonders of the outdoors into your living room with this woodsy and inviting diffuser blend.


Wood diffuser blend




Add all essential oils to your diffuser with water (as directed), turn it on, and breathe in the fresh scent to promote an overall feeling of calm.

Apple Cider All-Purpose Cleaner

As a new season begins, it’s an ideal time to clean the house and freshen up your space. Remove grit and grime and get your home smelling like a fall orchard with this amazingly easy DIY all-purpose cleaner.


apple cider cleaner




Add all ingredients to the spray bottle and shake until well combined. Spray on kitchen counters, bathroom sinks, and other surfaces, and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to celebrate new beginnings. Enjoy the scents of fall all season long and learn something new by making one or all of these easy DIY recipes where essential oils truly shine. To learn more about how you can incorporate essential oils into your daily routine, take a look at this article: 7 Essential Oils You Have to Try Now for Healthy Glowing Skin.

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