Autumn Aromas

The leaves change colors and the crisp morning air indicates the arrival of fall. As the days get shorter and the nights longer, nature asks us to slow down and to go within. It’s a great time to get cozy at home and snuggle up in your favorite blanket to the fragrance of grounding, woodsy essential oils.

Essential oils are the highly concentrated essences of plant extracts. So, in addition to getting your aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil bottles out, I invite you to make your own decorative plant bundles this season.

On your next walk or visit to the farmer’s market, see if you can collect a few pine needle and bay leave branches, some pine cones, nuts, sprigs of rosemary, berries and sage. At home, arrange your crop in a bundle. This natural fall bouquet makes a beautiful and fragrant decoration for your dining room table.

In addition, you can enhance the scent of fall by diffusing some earthy essential oils in your home. Place a few drops of one, or a combination of 10 essential oils below in your aromatherapy burner or diffuser to make your home feel and smell like autumn.

1. Benzoin
2. Cedarwood
3. Frankincense
4. Juniper
5. Patchouli
6. Pine
7. Rosemary
8. Sandalwood
9. Thyme
10. Vetiver

The woodsy aromas are grounding, balancing, and serene. They invite us to sit back, relax and contemplate. Get comfy and take a few deep inhales of these soothing fall fragrances…ah. Notice how they help calm the mind, and encourage a deep meditative state. What better way to approach the holiday season?