Fall is here! Can you believe it? Summer never seems to last long enough, and it’s bittersweet saying goodbye to all of the sunshine and summer activities. But, Fall is a season full of its own beauty and no shortage of things to do. As we enter into fall, classes pick back up, work gets busier, and suddenly the holidays are quickly approaching. It can be a difficult scramble to handle all of it being dumped onto our overfilled plates while still finding the balance to be able to enjoy this exciting season. As the weather grows colder, we also have to start worrying about how that change may affect our bodies and health. No one wants a pesky cold or stiff muscles and joints to keep us from enjoying some of the best parts of Autumn. This should be a wonderful time of year, full of cool walks under the color changing leaves and cozy nights in with family and friends sipping on pumpkin flavored hot drinks. In order to push through the building stress of this busy time of year, we can use essential oils to remind us of the warm and peaceful feelings that accompany Fall. We can also use them to help ease stress and anxiety, fight colds and congestion, and alleviate pain in our muscles and joints.
Here’s a list of our top 10 essential oils for fall.
Too many sweets at a festive fall gathering leave you with a toothache? Clove Bud essential oil is great for easing tooth pain and has a long history of use in dental applications. This invigorating and mentally stimulating essential oil is a great companion for studying or writing long research papers as the fall semester gets into full swing. Clove Bud essential oil’s warm, spicy scent is reminiscent of fall baked goods or a warm cup of mulled apple cider, perfect for a cozy night in.
Cedarwood essential oil has a sweet and woody fragrance that is reputed to reduce stress and clear the mind like a relaxing stroll on a crisp fall morning. Its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties help to soothe coughs but also ease the discomforts of muscle aches and joint pain. Cedarwood essential oil can also help soothe irritation, inflammation, and dryness in skin as our bodies try to adjust to cooler temperatures and changes in weather.
Keeping up with work and school while also gearing up for the holidays can be an overwhelming part of fall. Sweet Orange essential oil is uplifting yet simultaneously calming, making it beneficial when experiencing anxiety, frustration, or other negative moods. It can also stimulate the immune system and help those who suffer from seasonal allergies and coughs this time of year. The bright, fresh scent of Sweet Orange essential oil is perfect for rounding out deeper and spicier seasonal aromas in blends.
Immune Health Blend is an immune supporting essential oil synergy blend of Eucalyptus, Orange, Rosemary, Lemon, Tea Tree, Frankincense and Blood Orange. A lowered immune system caused by physical or emotional stress and changes in the environment can leave you susceptible to illness and that's the last thing you need during this time. This fresh and herbaceous blend is designed to help keep you and your family healthy so you can enjoy everything the fall season has to offer.
Black Pepper essential oil has a warm, spicy aroma with a soft floral undertone that blends beautifully with other fall scents. It can help facilitate digestion and increase circulation, allowing you to comfortably enjoy a heavy fall meal and better absorb all nutrition from the food. Black Pepper essential oil can help to reduce muscle tension and joint pain when the cold weather has you feeling a little stiff.
Thyme essential oil can help promote a sense of alertness and get your mental wheels turning when you’re feeling a bit tired or overwhelmed. Thyme essential oil also has germicidal qualities, making it a great additive to homemade cleaners to help you get your home ready for holiday visitors.
Bergamot Essential Oil is known to help reduce anxiety and stress which can affect many of us during the fall as the busy holiday season approaches. This uplifting, refreshing, and stimulating oil can also help maintain metabolism by aiding digestion and nutrient absorption helping us to make it through rich celebratory feasts without stomach upset or discomfort. Bergamot essential oil can also help relieve chronic coughing, help to clear nasal passages, and combat fevers when the cold and flu season catches up to you.
Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cypress, Litsea Cubeba, Ho Wood, Cardamom, Sage, Elemi, and Rosemary essential oils come together with their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to create our Breathe’N Blend. This soothing and revitalizing blend can put your mind at ease while also giving you an energy boost, making it great for helping you power through a tough school assignment or brave a crowded holiday party. With the ability to help clear blocked airways, Breathe’N Blend is the perfect way to help improve breathing when you’re troubled by seasonal allergies or catch a case of the sniffles.
Gray fall skies don’t have to be reflected in a dull complexion. Stimulating and revitalizing, Ginger essential oil can help to restore color and radiance to the skin. It also has expectorant properties that work to eliminate mucus and reduce symptoms of colds and flu so you can enjoy deep breaths of the crisp fall air. Ginger essential oil can enhance concentration while soothing and reducing feelings of stress and anxiety to help you deal with this busy time of year.
When the fall semester starts to take its toll, Rosemary essential oil can help reduce stress levels and boost mental activity, encouraging the clarity and insight you need to get through those tough assignments. Its detoxifying properties can help facilitate healthy digestion and relieve discomfort, which allows the body to better process all of that delicious cold weather comfort food. The antiseptic, astringent, and antioxidant properties of Rosemary essential oil make it beneficial for soothing dry skin, eczema, and inflammation.
Try some of the recipes below to help transition into Autumn with ease.
Easy Breathing Shower Steamers
As we’re enjoying the cooling weather and changing leaves of fall, the cold and flu season is sneaking up on us. Waking up one morning sniffling and sneezing can really put a damper on your day and keep you from enjoying your favorite fall activities. A hot steamy shower first thing in the morning can do wonders for helping to clear up that icky congestion. Adding an Easy Breathing Shower Steamer to this morning routine will add a boost of decongesting power to really clear your sinuses. As they melt and fizz in the bottom of the shower, the soothing, cooling, and revitalizing essential oils in Breathe’N Blend are being carried by the steam and filling your shower. The stimulating mix of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cypress, Litsea Cubeba, Ho Wood, Cardamom, Sage, Elemi, and Rosemary has the ability to help clear your blocked airways and give you a burst of energy. Don’t let seasonal congestion keep you stuffy and stuck at home when you could step out of the shower breathing deeply and ready to enjoy a beautiful fall day.
- Witch Hazel Extract in a Misting Spray Bottle
- Hard Plastic or Metal Molds
- 1 cup of Citric Acid
- 2 cups of Baking Soda
- 20 drops of Breathe’N Essential Oil Blend
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well using your hands.
- Spritz a small amount of witch hazel onto the top of the powder mixture and stir it in. Repeat this process until the mixture packs together easily with a texture similar to wet sand.
- Scoop the mixture into each mold one at a time and pack them down tightly. Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours. Store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark location out of reach from children and pets.
Take 1 Easy Breathing Shower Steamer into the shower with you and wet it under the stream of water to get it started. Place the steamer at the far end of the bath/shower stall. Not putting it directly under the water will help it last longer.
Autumn Winds Face Serum
Those dropping temperatures and sometimes breezy conditions of fall can be some of the best parts of the season for many people. The chill creeping in also means that we will be turning up our thermostats and putting our fireplaces to use again to keep our homes toasty and warm. Unfortunately, these things combined can often be unkind to the skin, sucking out moisture and causing increased dryness. This is a great time of year to start beefing up your skincare routine with extra hydrating and nourishing products. This easy to make serum is packed full of powerful ingredients that will help keep your skin soothed and moisturized. Sweet almond oil is very similar to the natural oils in the skin helping this serum to be easily absorbed into your skin for maximum efficiency. Jojoba oil helps to condition the skin while soothing any irritation. Vegetable glycerine’s humectant properties allow it to draw moisture from the atmosphere into the skin and keep it there for a softer and smoother complexion. Rosemary and cedarwood essential oil help to revitalize the skin and calm inflammation and dryness. Adding this simple serum to your routine will keep your skin soft and happy so you can continue to enjoy those crisp morning walks and nights by the fire all season long.
- 2 ounce Amber Glass Bottle with Dropper
- 1 ounce of Sweet Almond Oil
- ½ ounce of Jojoba Oil
- ½ ounce of Vegetable Glycerine
- 6 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 6 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Add jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vegetable glycerin into a small dish and whisk them together until they are fully combined. Add the essential oils and stir again. Try to avoid adding too much air into the mixture as you stir to prevent bubbles. Transfer the mixture carefully into a 2 ounce amber glass bottle with a dropper top for easy use. Store in a cool, dark location out of the reach from children and pets.
After cleansing your face, apply a few drops to your fingertips and gently rub into the skin. Use fingertips to press product into the skin to ensure absorption.
Achy Joints Massage Oil
Fall can often be a season when many of us wake up feeling the weather in our bones before we even have a chance to step outside. It is also the time of year when we tend to become very busy, whether it be classes starting again, getting ready for the holidays, or just enjoying a plethora of Autumn festivities with our families. The weather and uptick in activity combined can take a toll on our joints before we realize it, leaving us sore and uncomfortable. A deep massage on stiff joints and muscles can help ease tightness, alleviate soreness and help you move smoothly. Fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil combine to make a massage oil that is both nourishing and easily absorbed into the skin, leading to a smooth massage experience and allowing the beneficial essential oils to penetrate deep into the skin. Rosemary, frankincense, ginger and black pepper essential oils all contain anti inflammatory properties to help reduce swelling and discomfort in overworked joints. This soothing and warming blend will get deep into joints and muscles to ease pain and get you up and moving again.
- 4 ounce Amber Glass Bottle
- 2 ounces of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1 ounce of Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/2 ounce of Jojoba Oil
- 25 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil
Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce amber glass bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Pour a small amount into your hands and massage into stiff and aching joints. Store in a cool, dark location out of the reach from children and pets.
Citrus Spice Roll On Perfume
Fall is a time filled with warm, comforting aromas that remind us of our favorite holidays and cherished times spent with family and friends. It is also a busy time for many of us and sometimes the stress of the season can make it hard to focus on those good feelings. A roll on bottle filled with an autumnal essential oil perfume blend is the perfect way to keep the joyful aroma of fall with you all day long. In addition to the ultimate seasonal scent, you also get to enjoy the many beneficial properties of this mix of essential oils. Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Ginger, and Clove Bud essential oils help reduce anxiety and stress while also uplifting your mood. They can also help aid digestion and fight congestion while giving your immune system a boost. All of these amazing benefits come along with a warm, spicy, and citrusy fresh fragrance that is sure to trigger memories of baking pies and fireside nights throughout fall.
- 10 ml Amber Glass Roll On Bottle
- ⅓ ounce of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 3 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Clove Bud Essential Oil
Add the essential oil blend to the bottle then fill the rest of it with fractionated coconut oil. Replace roller top and cap and shake to combine. Store in a cool, dark location out of the reach from children and pets.
Warm and Cozy Diffuser Blend
Holiday visitors and cooler weather can both mean spending more quality time at home. With warm knitted blankets and all of our favorite fall decor put out for the season, the right aroma wafting through the house can really add the finishing touch to our environment. Diffusing a unique yet comforting autumnal essential oil blend is a great way to help create that warm and cozy atmosphere in our homes. Cedarwood, sweet orange, cinnamon bark, and patchouli essential oils combine to create a warm and woodsy scent with a touch of spicy fall nostalgia.
- 3 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Patchouli Essential Oil