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.
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
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.
Fall Scented Candles | Little House Living
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!
How To Make Scented Pinecones | Meatloaf and Melodrama
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.
DIY Fall Scented Potpourri | Hello Glow
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!
Easy Baked Cinnamon Apples | Inspired Taste
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.
DIY Candle and Coffee Bean Centerpiece | Calm Cradle
The cool fall air makes me crave coffee, especially the smell 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!
DIY Apple Pie Soap | Happiness is Homemade
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.
DIY Dried Orange Garland | Hearth & Vine
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.
Fall Scented Wax Melts | A Cultivated Nest
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 Mulling Spices | Hello Glow
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.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter | The Magical Slow Cooker
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?
Fall Simmering Potpourri | Clean & Scentsible
Pumpkin spice potpourri is perfect 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.
Autumn Spice Toilet Spray | Rubies and Radishes
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.
Spiced Citrus Jars | Good Housekeeping
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!
DIY Cinnamon Oil | Deliciously Organized
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.
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.