September is my favorite month and fall is my favorite season. When I think of fall, what instantly comes to mind is wanting to create a comfy cozy home that includes lots of pillows, warm blankets, candles and amazing fall scents. Here’s a list of my 10 favorite ways to add natural and easy scents to my home.
While I love scented candles, I prefer to use DIY methods to scent my home than relying on artificial scents. You’ll actually find that so many of these ideas cost LESS than buying store purchased items and multiple ideas are just from items already in your home or in your yard.
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Instructions and photo from the Calm Cradle
Amazing! Instead of just smelling coffee first thing in the morning, you can get that homey aroma anytime of the day–coffee buzz not included! The lit candles warm up the beans, which releases the coffee odor. Even more crafty is making your own candles, be sure to check out the DIY pumpkin spice candle included in this article.
Instructions and photo by Happiness is Homemade
The one project I haven’t tried out of this list yet is making my own soap. I don’t know why that process always seemed too time consuming for me, so when I saw this recipe for 10 minute soap, I was stoked! I know what I’m making this weekend 😉
Instructions from Hello Glow
Making your own simmer pots is honestly such a great way to use up extra herbs or fruit you have in the fridge and of course don’t forget to get inspired by the greenery outside in your yard. Just make sure to turn off your pot before leaving the house and keep an eye on your water level.
Instructions from Martha Stewart Living
Either pears, pumpkins, gourds or apples would work well for this project. It would also be adorable to spell out something short and simple like hello, fall, your name, 2017, etc.
Instructions from Secret Garden Herbs
This is a fantastic way to use up leftover herbs you buy at the store for a recipe or herbs you have from your garden. Herbs dry best when hung, these adorable hand-crafted hangers are available from the Etsy shop in the link. When making dried herb bouquets for fall in particular, think of scents you’d stuff in your turkey like sage, thyme and rosemary.
Instructions from Make Life Lovely
This crafty blogger created this gorgeous fall wreath for only $4!
Instructions from The Yummy Life
I love the seasonal varieties for this recipe, citrus with cinnamon or evergreen would be perfect for fall or winter!
Instructions from A Cultivated Nest
Instructions from One Good Thing
Why buy a special simmer pot when you can use a crock pot at home? I keep a mini crock pot on hand for hot dips and warm appetizers, I’m excited to get even more use out of it with fresh simmering pot pourri.
Instructions by Julie Blannera