6 DIY Home Fragrances for Fall

Fall Is in the Air With These DIY Home Fragrances

DIY Home Fragrances
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Without question, people adore the cozy smells of fall that brings pumpkin spice, tart apples, crisp leaves and spicy cinnamon. Bring those scents into your own home to celebrate fall without using harsh artificial chemical scents by making your own natural home fragrance on your stove. All you need to do is bring a pot of water to a simmer and add in spices with other fresh ingredients, such as apple peels, cinnamon, and cloves.

Combined together, these ingredients will send an autumn aroma throughout your home. As an added benefit, not only will your home smell like you have been baking (without all the effort) but the simmering water will help to humidify your home, which often suffers from dry air in the fall and winter.

Pumpkin Spice Simmering Pot

Ingredients

 Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the candied ginger, and spices into the water.
  2. Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
  3. Make sure to check the pot of simmering water every half an hour to make sure the pot does not run out of the water. Add additional water to the pot as needed.

Apple Cider Simmering Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 apple peels
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves

 Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the apple peels, and spices into the water.
  2. Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
  3. Make sure to check the pot of simmering water every half an hour to make sure the pot does not run out of the water. Add additional water to the pot as needed.

    Gingerbread Simmering Pot

    Ingredients

    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 4 pieces of ginger
    • 1 tablespoon of pure almond extract
    • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

     Instructions

    1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add almond extract, and spices into the water.
    2. Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
    3. Make sure to check the pot of simmering water every half an hour to make sure the pot does not run out of the water. Add additional water to the pot as needed.

      Mulled Wine Simmering Pot

      Ingredients

      • 1 orange rind
      • 1 apple peel
      • 2 cinnamon sticks
      • 2 whole cloves
      • 2 star anise

       Instructions

      1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add orange rind, apple peel, and spices into the water.
      2. Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
      3. Make sure to check the pot of simmering water every half an hour to make sure the pot does not run out of the water. Add additional water to the pot as needed.

      Pine & Juniper Simmering Pot

      Ingredients

       Instructions

      1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the lemon peel, and spices into the water.
      2. Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
      3. Make sure to check the pot of simmering water every half an hour to make sure the pot does not run out of the water. Add additional water to the pot as needed.

      Bay Wreath Simmering Pot

      Ingredients

      • 5 bay leaves
      • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
      • 1 sliced lemon

       Instructions

      1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add cut the fruit, and spices into the water.
      2. Reduce temperature to a low simmer.
      3. Make sure to check the pot of simmering water every half an hour to make sure the pot does not run out of the water. Add additional water to the pot as needed.