9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Mmmm.. Nothing beats the cool, crisp smell of autumn and all the warmth we're reminded of by those deep earthy flavours and spices. Here are 9 creative but easy ways to bring those fall aromas into your home.

1. Set up a simmer pot.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall Fill a pot with water, fruit and whole spices. Bring to a boil then simmer on low heat and prepare for a full day of aromatic awesomeness. Be sure to top up the water level while it's simmering. Try these ingredients: cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, star anise, halved apples, orange peels, apple juice, vanilla extract, evergreen/pine needles, bay leaves, lavender, mint, essential oils.

2. Make your own herb and spice fire starters.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Photo via Hello Natural
Get the fire going with an added hint of herbs and spices (as if the smell of burning wood isn't awesome enough). Check out how to make these DIY fire-starters at Hello Natural.

3. Bake pumpkin pie or a pumpkin loaf.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Recipe via That Clean Life
Have your pie (or loaf) and eat it too! There's nothing better than filling your home with the smell of warm baked goods fresh out of the oven. And then getting to devour such deliciousness too? Win.

4. Light autumn-scented candles.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall One thing we're sure of is that there's no shortage of fall-scented candles out there. Pick some up now, make your own, or spruce up your old vanilla candles with a layer of cinnamon sticks or sprigs of rosemary.

5. Cozy up with a warm cup of pumpkin spice latte.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Recipe via That Clean Life
I mean, Starbucks is great and all but you kind of have to change out of your PJs, which, on a chilly fall day is pretty much the worst thing ever. Cut the calories and sugar in half by making this equally delicious version at home.

6. Hang DIY rosemary wreaths in all the places.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

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What the what? Note to self, sprigs of rosemary make the cutest wreaths and should be hung everywhere you want to catch a refreshing whiff.

7. Make this pumpkin spice body scrub.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall Remember when we cleaned up our pantry and had all this refined sugar we didn't want to consume but thought could be useful? Cue this amazing brown sugar body scrub. Mix together brown sugar and coconut oil until crumbly, then add pumpkin spice, extra cinnamon and ground cloves. At the end of your shower, exfoliate with this scrub and rinse off. You won't pick up the spices in the mixture right away but the fragrance in the shower will be phenomenal.

8. Spice up your scouring powder.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Photo via Hello Natural
If you're cleaning the house anyway, why not make it smell extra nice too? Try mixing baking soda with ground dried herbs, spices and essential oils for a natural, antibacterial and sanitizing concoction.

9. Mull over some wine.

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

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Just like a simmer pot except consumable and boozy (therefore infinitely better). Get the whole house smelling incredible as you mull your wine in spices and fruit for intense fall flavour.

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