The smells of fall are enticing and incredibly inviting. Make your very own fall scents to create that cozy feeling from fall into the holiday season! From fall scented candles to DIY potpourri, simmer pots, and more, we’ve got you covered.

DIY fall scents

Warm days…crisp nights…changing colors…falling leaves.

Fall is in the air already, and that means many of my favorite scents are too. I love the smells of burning firewood from people’s fireplaces, warm cinnamon, apple and pumpkin in the oven, and the cool, crisp breeze. 

To say I’m a fall fanatic is an understatement 😉

If you love the season as much as we do at One Crazy House, try making any of these DIY fall scents (or recipes) to get your home smelling like autumn in a jiffy.

DIY Fall Scents To Make Your Home Smell Deliciously Autumn-Like

If you are wondering how to make your house smell like fall, you are in the right place! I love all those warm fall smells and just want to have them around me as much as possible all season long! 

Check out these 15 different ways to use DIY Fall scents to make your house smell incredible.

Autumn Simmer Pot | The Happier Homemaker

autumn simmer pot

Make an autumn simmer pot out of apples, oranges, vanilla extract and cinnamon sticks. There’s no exact science to this… add the ingredients to suit your own nose.

In about 10 minutes, your home will smell amazing!

You can also simmer scents like this in the crock pot if you want your home to smell great all day long. Simply replace the water every so often as it evaporates whether you’re using the stovetop or crockpot method.

Autumn Simmer Pot Recipe
Make your home smell amazing with no chemicals required using this simmer pot recipe. (Also called stovetop potpourri)
Read more here.

Fall Scented Candles | Little House Living

DIY fall scents - spiced candles

Try your hand at making your own spiced candles! While you can use any scents you like, these were made with ginger, cinnamon, and clove. Nutmeg and allspice would be fabulous in a fall scent mix, too!

DIY Fall Scented Candles
Learn How to Scent Candles with Spices so that your home will smell like your favorite fall baked goods. These easy and frugal fall scented candles smell amazing and make a great gift!
Read more here.

How To Make Scented Pinecones | Meatloaf and Melodrama

cinnamon scented pine cones

These cinnamon scented pine cones are perfect for fall and for the holidays. Although this technique is a no-bake method, others have baked cinnamon essential oil onto the pinecones at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or so.

How to Make Scented Pine Cones – Meatloaf and Melodrama
You can make your own scented pine cones to decorate your home using this quick and easy method. It’s perfect for fall and the holidays!
Read more here.

DIY Fall Scented Potpourri | Hello Glow

fall potpourri in a jar

Set out some fall potpourri with dried fruit and nuts to emit a pleasant scent in any room of your home. Remember, potpourri should not only smell good, but it should be pretty as well, and this autumn version is simply lovely!

3 Easy, DIY Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Fall
Three easy DIY fall scents — a room spray, pot simmer and homemade potpourri — that will make your whole house smell like the best season ever.
Read more here.

Easy Baked Cinnamon Apples | Inspired Taste

baked apples in a baking dish

Sometimes making your home smell amazing makes you hungry, right? That’s the problem with food-based scents. But, one way to get that amazing scent and a full tummy is with some delicious baked apples. 

This recipe is so easy – and you can eat it! Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce when the apples are done. Mmmmmm.

Easy Baked Cinnamon Apples
These baked cinnamon apples are so simple to make, they just might beat apple pie but they make your house smell just as amazing!
Read more here.

DIY Candle and Coffee Bean Centerpiece – Gives Best Fall smells| Calm Cradle

coffee bean candle centerpieces

The cool fall air makes me crave coffee, especially the fragrance of it. Make your autumn candles smell even more amazing by surrounding them with coffee beans. The mixture of coffee beans and the fall scent is out of this world. Promise!

Fall DIY: Simple candle and coffee bean centerpiece
A fall-themed display piece that also smells terrific.
Read more here.

DIY Apple Pie Soap Autumn Scents | Happiness is Homemade

DIY apple pie soap and fresh apples

Make 10-minute apple pie soap to enjoy the smell of a freshly baked apple pie whenever you wash your hands or take a shower. Even adding it to the soap dish will leave a lovely lingering scent.

10-Minute Apple Pie Soap Labels
Make your own DIY apple pie soap in 10 minutes! It smells delicious (just like fall!), and makes a great easy hostess or teacher appreciation gift idea!
Read more here.

DIY Dried Orange Garland | Hearth & Vine

dried orange garland

A dried orange garland is another project that will carry your fall scents from fall through the holiday season. It’s made with orange (or grapefruit works, too), bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and twine.

Easy peasy! Plus, the smell of the baking oranges is positively delightful.

How to Make a Dried Orange Garland for the Holidays
This DIY dried orange garland project with bay leaves, and cinnamon sticks is easy to create, and makes a beautiful statement in your home.
Read more here.

Fall Scented Wax Melts | A Cultivated Nest

DIY fall scented wax melts

These wax melts should absolutely be on your fall to-do list for your home. They’re versatile because once you get the technique down, you can easily alter the extracts and spices to create a fall scent that’s truly you.

DIY Fall Scented Wax Melts
It’s so easy to make your own wax melts! These DIY fall scented wax melts have a lovely fall smell, and are made from safe beeswax!
Read more here.

DIY Mulling Spices | Hello Glow

homemade mulling spice sprawled on a table

You haven’t lived until you’ve made your own homemade mulling spices. Add them to bourbon, wine, cider or keep it super kid-friendly by adding it to apple juice or hot coconut milk. It’s sure to warm you up in chilly weather, and it smells great while it simmers.

How to Make Homemade Mulling Spices
Get creative with homemade mulling spices, and warm up with a spiced glass of mulled wine or cider.
Read more here.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter | The Magical Slow Cooker

slow cooker apple butter

Whip up some slow cooker apple butter to spread on your toast or warm biscuits on a chilly fall morning. Doesn’t apple butter smell divine while it’s cooking?

Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Make a big batch of Slow Cooker Apple Butter for a fraction of what it costs at the store. Makes plenty to give as gifts and enough to stock your freezer.
Read more here.

Fall Simmering Potpourri | Clean & Scentsible

pumpkin spice potpourri

Pumpkin spice potpourri is perfect redolence for October and November. Your guests will love the warm, comforting smell… and so will your family!

No strict measurements needed… just toss in the ingredients and adjust until it smells good to YOU.

Fall Simmering Potpourri Recipes
These quick and easy fall simmering potpourri recipes will have your house smelling heavenly with the delicious scents of fall!
Read more here.

Autumn Spice Toilet Spray | Rubies and Radishes

bottle of autumn spice toilet spray with pinecones, cloves and lemon

Use autumn spice toilet spray to trap smells before you go “number two.” This stuff seriously works great to knock out unpleasant odors!

It’s made with a fall blend of essential oils, rubbing alcohol, and distilled water.

Homemade Autumn Spice Toilet Spray
Make the bathroom smell as good as the rest of the house with this DIY toilet spray.
Read more here.

Spiced Citrus Jars | Good Housekeeping

spiced citrus jar with a ribbon

Keep spiced citrus jars on hand to simmer and give them as gifts. You’ll find several other recipes there to keep your home smelling great through the fall and winter!

Spiced Citrus Jars
Cinnamon, pine, rosemary and citrus — the gang’s all here.
Read more here.

DIY Cinnamon Oil | Deliciously Organized

DIY cinnamon oil

Save yourself the cost of paying for cinnamon oil by making your own (it’s easy!). Make some and use it through the autumn season.

It’s lovely for adding to soaps, lotions, and creams.

DIY Cinnamon Oil
Save yourself the cost of buying cinnamon oil and make your own with this easy recipe
Read more here.

What scents remind you of fall? We hope you enjoy this list of ideas to give your home a warm, spicy scent that you find comforting.

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