20 Best Fall Essential Oil Blends & DIY Recipes

20 Best Fall Essential Oil Blends & DIY Recipes

Fall is here! Bring on the falling leaves that crunch under foot, the crisp air that kisses cheeks, the fresh baked pumpkin and apple pies... oh yummy!

With fall comes many wonderful aromas. I love welcoming autumn into my house with essential oils to create a warm and cozy home. I use fall essential oil blends for cleaning, skin care recipes, and for diffusing into the air.

In a recent weekly giveaway, where many of our fans entered to win a storage tray & diffuser necklace, we asked them an oily question and they answered. Kimberly P. from ID was our lucky winner, congrats!

We appreciate everyone's participation, be sure to join our giveaway each week so you can weigh in on our oily questions and have a chance to be featured on a blog post.

Here is the question we asked: What essential oil makes you think of fall? Here are the top 9 answers:

Best Essential Oils For Fall

"I use essential oils to help give my home a welcoming smell and feel. After all, fall is about family and togetherness. Essential oils are also great in the fall to help with cleaning." -Regina O, MO

  • Cinnamon 38%
  • Nutmeg 27%
  • Clove 14%
  • Cedarwood 9%
  • Ginger 4%
  • Juniper Berry 2%
  • Cardamom 2%
  • Rosemary 2%
  • Bergamot 2%

Cinnamon was the fan favorite essential oil for fall. The strong and spice aroma is reminiscent of baked pies, spiced coffees and teas, candies and so much more.  This oil promotes energy, restores vitality, and stimulates the subconscious mind.

Cinnamon can bring mobility and warmth to sore muscles and stiff joints experienced in colder months. It is a powerful anti-infectious oil that can help address infections, irritated throats, coughs and colds.

Nutmeg essential oil came in second place. Read our essential oil spotlight on nutmeg to learn how this oil can beautifully support your life.

Some other complimentary autumn essential oils that can be enjoyed this season are orange, eucalyptus, lemon, tangerine, fennel, laurel leaf, pine, and vanilla.

Christina W from IL said "This is my first year to do oils. Looking forward to adding to my new oil collection and creating a cozy scenty atmosphere in our home for Autumn"

How Do You Use Essential Oils During the Fall Season?

This is another oily question we asked our fans and got many responses. Hands down, the most favorite way our fans use essential oils in the fall is by diffusing them into the air.

Brenna V. from OH said "I am new to using essential oils and I mostly diffuse them so I would love to read a blog on seasonal essential oil use!" You are in the right place Brenna, this post goes over many ways to use essential oils this season, read on!

Diffusing is a great way to:

  • Enhance the aroma of your home
  • Clear the air of nasty germs and odors
  • Support the immune system
  • Provide emotional support
  • Uplift the mind and body
  • Decrease stress and tension
  • Eliminate seasonal threats

You can read more about the benefits of diffusing essential oils here.

Here are some diffusers if you need to pick one up so you can start enjoying diffusing too:

Diffusing Essential Oils For Fall

Here are some of the responses we received about diffusing:

"I diffuse for allergies, to support the immune system and to relieve headaches due to sinuses" -Season N, PA

"I diffuse essential oils to help with mood." -Donna C, VA

"This will be my first fall season...I will diffuse for sure. I also put cotton wicks throughout the house with oils on them for the scent" -Cheryl G, OH

"I difusse EOs to maintain the air clean and free of germs." -Martha C, FL

"I diffuse some fall blends to feel warm and relaxed." -Tabitha H, DC

"I’m pretty new to oils and will use my fall smelling oils in my diffusers at home and at my business." -Vanessa V, FL

"I diffuse balsam fir to get ready for the holidays" -Yolanda, CA

"I love to diffuse clove, nutmeg, cinnamon bark, and orange. These oils give warmth and lift my spirit." -Michele B, PA

"I like to diffuse in my home, love trying new combinations!" -Micki D, OH

"I love to go into my sun room and diffuse some Cloves and maybe add some orange or lemon and sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the leave turn and fall to the ground." -Gwen M, NC

"I love to diffuse oils so my whole house smells like fall. I also use them in an inhaler for my fall allergies." -Donna S, IA

"I like to use eucalyptus in my diffuser to keep the house smelling clean." -Terreasa B, NY

"Diffusing them when I have family gatherings or when I want to create a cozy atmosphere." -Megan A, WA

"I like to diffuse fall scents so the house smells warm and inviting!" -Shannon H, CA

"Diffuser blends for maximum immune boosting power." -Jackie C, MS

I use my diffuser to scent my home and at the bedside for any seasonal allergy that may arise. Love to add oils to my decorations for fragrance also. -Alisha T, MS

20 Fall Essential Oil Blends & DIY Recipes

#1. Warming Chai Tea Diffuser Blend

"I am fairly new to essential oils but I am in love with them! My favorite thing to do with them is diffuse. I love the fall/holiday scents because it reminds me of holidays growing up. It's calming to me. :)" -Vania M, AL

  • 2 drops Ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops Cardamom essential oil
  • 2 drops Black Pepper essential oil
  • 2 drops Clove essential oil

-Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy! This recipe is from our Cardamom Essential Oil Spotlight post.

#2. Fall Allergies Roller Bottle

"As the seasons change along comes allergies and my son gets a bad cough. i'll make a roller bottle for him with lavender, lemon and peppermint. It helps him calm down and opens up his chest at the same time! win win!" -Wendy P, NJ

-Add essential oils into roller bottle. Fill rest of bottle with carrier oil, be sure to leave space at top. Insert roller ball and roll bottle between hands to blend oils together. To use, apply small amount to back of neck, wrists and temples (keeping away from eyes). Massage gently into skin. Repeat as needed. (5% dilution)

#3. Fall Breeze Homemade Cleaning Spray

Fall Breeze Essential Oil Spray Recipe is perfect for autumn cleaning. Andrea V from CA enjoys using "Lots of cinnamon to clean."

  • 15 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 15 drops Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • 5 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
  • 1 tablespoon White vinegar
  • 3/4 cups Distilled water
  • 8 oz glass spray bottle

-See Fall Breeze Cleaning Spray post to get complete instructions and for a free printable bottle labels and recipe.

#4. Fall Spice Diffuser Necklace Blend

This is a beautiful autumn essential oil blend that has many of the fall favs! Barbara L. loves to use oils around her neck on a diffuser necklace. I agree Barbara, it is so great to take aromatherapy on the go or just enjoy an all day aromatherapy session.

Kathy O. agrees "I add essential oils to a diffuser necklace. It makes me feel happy all day long!"

  • 10 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 4 drops ginger essential oil
  • Sample Vial
  • Diffuser Necklace

-Add essential oils into small glass vial and swirl to blend. To use, add 1-2 drops of oil blend onto your diffuser necklace, allow to absorb the oils before wearing.

#5. Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub

-See Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub post for complete directions.

#6. Fallen For Citrus Diffuser Blend


  • 4 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 2 drops Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • 2 drop Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

-Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy.

#7. Chai Tea Salt Scrub

This refreshing, invigorating salt scrub is such a great way to wake up in the morning.

-Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Once blended add into a 4 oz plastic jar. To use, take a scoop full and massage onto body.

"I use essential oils and carrier oils to make an amazing Himalayan Salt coffee scrub in the fall. It smells like fall with pumpkin spices and makes your body so soft after bathing." -Rhonda R, CA

#8. Just Breath Roller Blend by Susan P.

Use for sinus, congestion and respiratory support.

-"Add essential oils to roller bottle and fill the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil. Apply this to the bottoms of your feet, or chest, when you need respiratory support." -Susan P, PA

#9. Protective Blend Roll On

Supports healthy body and immune system

  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • Jojoba oil
  • 10 ml Roll on bottle

-Add all ingredients to 10 ml roller bottle and fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. To use, roll on bottom of feet or chest. This recipe is form our Roller Bottles Recipe post.

Janet P from WI uses fall essential oils "To boost immunity, and to help with aches that come with cooler weather"  

#10. Spiced Cider Room Spray

Hot cider is definitely a fall season inspired drink, now you can have a spray that is inspired from its warm spiciness.

-Add all oils into a spray bottle, fill the rest of bottle with distilled water. Shake to blend and spritz into air. This recipe is from our Fall Inspired Essential Oil Sprays post.

11. Fall Harvest Massage Oil

Fall brings harvest festivals, times for communities and groups to get together and bring in food from the garden or farm in order to celebrate harvest time.

-Add all ingredients into bottle, shake up to blend oils. To use, massage onto skin. (2% dilution)

#12. Falling Leaves Room Spray

The beautiful colors that fall brings are so wonderful-orange, yellow, red! Images of leaf splashed roads and leaf piles on wet, green grass come to my mind when I think about fall. This spray is inspired by all those leaves that give fall its color.

-Add all oils into a spray bottle, fill the rest of bottle with distilled water. Shake to blend and spritz into air. This recipe is from our Fall Inspired Essential Oil Sprays post.

#13. Autumn Cheer Diffuser Blend

"In my diffuser I use a mix of clove, cinnamon and orange. Love it!" -Liz R, FL

"Fall is the start of the holiday season and it is a time for family, friend and being grateful for those people, so I like to diffuse orange and clove together. It always reminds me of family gatherings and sharing company with those most important to me." -Danielle A, CA

  • 4 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
  • 2 drops Clove

-Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy.

#14. FALL Asleep Pillow Mist

  • 3 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)
  • 2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • 2 drop Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
  • 1 drop Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
  • 1 oz spray bottle

-Add essential oils to bottle, fill rest of bottle with distilled water. Shake well.To use, shake well and lightly mist pillow before bedtime. You could mist onto pajamas too.

#15. Orange Spice Bathroom Surface Spray

In my opinion, citrus is one of the best smells to smell… so refreshing and delicious. This spray adds a little spice to that yummy citrus smell.

-Add essential oils to bottle and fill rest with distilled water. Shaek well to blend and before each use. To use, spray bathroom surfaces and wipe down with microfiber cloth.

#16. Fall Scented Pinecones

"Find pinecones and sprinkle with cinnamon and orange for decoration." -Deana T, PA

For pinecones you gathered from your yard or on a nature walk, it is best to bake them first to remove moisture or bugs. Bake in 200 degree oven for 1 hour, then let cool completely. For store bought pinecones or ones you are reusing from your collection, then you can skip the baking step.

Place pinecones in a gallon ziplock bag and sprinkle them with about 20-30 drops total of fall essential oils of choice (like cinnamon, clove, juniper berry, etc). Seal the bag and give it a good shake. Keep them sealed and let the pinecones rest in the bag for about 1 week so they can soak up the aroma.

When ready, place pinecones in a decorative bowl or centerpiece. 

#17. Simple Sandalwood Beard Oil

"I made a simple beard oil for my husband with jojoba oil and sandalwood EO. He loves how it smells and his beard is much softer." -Leslie M, GA

-Add sandalwood to dropper bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Swirl to blend. To use, massage a few drops into bread hair. (2% dilution) We have a blog post on How to make beard oil if you want more recipes and a quick, simple guide.

#18. Fall Is in the Air Diffuser Blend

Enjoy the aroma of the crisp, outdoor air during fall while cozy and warm in your home

  • 3 drops Silver Fir (Abies alba)
  • 2 drops Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
  • 1 drop Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 1 drop Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

-Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy. Recipe is from our Essential Oil Spotlight on Nutmeg Oil.

#19. Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap by Corrie F.

"I love using a mix of orange, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in my diffuser to bring a warm fall scent to my home! Another big fall tip is creating an anti-bacterial foaming hand soap in Loving Essential Oils 10oz. Foaming dispensers. It helps my family to keep on top of the fall colds that hit every year, and it smells wonderful too!!" -Corrie F, KS

-Add ingredients to foaming bottle and swirl to blend.

#20. Pumpkin Pie Diffuser Blend

"I love to diffuse cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. It smells delicious! Almost like pumpkin pie." -Haley H, AZ

Option #1

  • 3 drops Cinnamon
  • 1 drop Clove
  • 2 drops Nutmeg

Option #2

"Love diffusing cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg for a pumpkin pie smell in the fall." -Donna B, CT

  • 3 drops Cinnamon
  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Nutmeg

-Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy.

Here are 3 Ready Made Fall Essential Oil Blends by Plant Therapy:

More Essential Oil Ideas For Fall:

"I use more anti-bug mixtures during this time. I don't like how bug spray feels, so I usually add lemongrass and citronella and lavender with witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, and water in a spritz bottle." -Elizabeth E, KS

"I use cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and orange in the fall for that warm spicy feel. Somehow it rejuvenates me and I'm ready for anything 😎" -Lourdes P, PA

"Inhalers this time of year are a must! For seasonal allergies, fatigue and stress. Diffusing Cinnamon Leaf and Orange at home is a favorite of mine." -Brittany M, TN

"Blends that include clove, cinnamon, wild orange, eucalyptus, and rosemary are known to keep the viral bugs away. A must to keep on hand to use in diffusers, on skin, to smell..." -Christine S, MI

"I like to use leaf shaped pastry cut-outs, to roll out and create terracotta "leaves," punch a hole in the top/stem are. Once dry, use fall scented eo's, and hang with ribbons, and fall folliage as a garland or give as gifts." -Cindy M, FL

"I get a little sluggish when fall comes around so I use a blend of orange and clove oil to pick me up and get me moving. It works as a diffuser blend and as a perfume!" -Lexa T, WA

"I put a few drops on my decorations, especially fall leaves." -Angelina B, IL

"Use cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & orange in a diffuser. Or in wax melt with a spoon if coconut oil. Delicious!!" -Kathy R, MN

"I use essential oils to make face masks and scrubs with pumpkin." -Debra E, TX

"Fall makes me thing of Spiced Cider and Pumpkin Pie so I enjoy using vitality oils in cooking and baking. I also love the scents of fall so I diffuse various combinations of cinnamon, orange, nutmeg, ginger, and clove!" -Sarah T, OK

"I use essential oils in the fall to stave off colds and sore throats." -Pamela M, PA

"Mmmm ... I dont think I do anything different. So I use them in pretty much everything, shampoo, soap, body oil are my most important eo companions, I stick to lavender and chamomile most, but I guess I do diffuse more cinnamon in fall. 😀" -Elizabeth S.

"I have only been using oils since December, so I have yet to be through fall with oils. I, however, am looking forward to crisp mornings and cool afternoons. I am ready to try a chai tea diffuser blend. However, it is still routinely in the 80's here in Texas, so I want to wait until the temperature drops a little more."  -Robin C, TX

"I'm just starting out but so far I've bn using orange and peppermint for a pick me up plus it's done wonders for my allergies. i hope to learn a lot more." -Tamra G, KY

Add any of the fall lineup to my diffuser, to add holiday cheer to the air; to cleanse impurities and colds from my rooms as well. Add to my car diffuser, to keep me calm in hectic traffic." -LeeAnn B, FL

"I usually make up a batch of hand sanitizer with a home made thieves blend." -Amber W, NY

"Lemon oil to cheer me. Tea tree to prepare for winter and peppermint to keep out ants and spiders." -Fran H, CA

"Use to energize as the days get shorter." -Jewel S, WI

"I always try to blend different oils to diffuse throughout my house as the season change. Cleansing the air of impurities and keeping my house fresh and tranquil." -Vivi L.

Recreate Memories - Lori W, WV

"Having come from a large family, the amount of baking and cooking over the holidays filled the counters and two refrigerators and freezers. But as kids grew up and moved away, and the elder generations passed on, the need for so much food ended and the variety of sweet and savories filling the house was the first sacrifice."

"I noticed that for my own little branch of the family tree, we can recreate some of those happy memories of our traditional family holidays with essential oil scents. Now when my kids come home, they come into a home smelling like Grandma Maggie's kitchen and we aren't over baking and cooking which leads to over eating during the holidays. I think it's a win-win."

Jennifer Lane

Hello, I'm Jennifer, Founder of Loving Essential Oils. I have a passion for natural health and aromatherapy. I love making DIY products to replace store bought items and strive for a chemical and toxin free home. I enjoy using aromatherapy and essential oils every day to keep my family and myself healthy and happy. My hope is to help you do the same.

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