It seems that for every season, there’s a scent. It’s not uncommon for us to associate various smells for events, loved ones and even different times of the year! For winter, there’s Peppermint, Holiday Cheer and Clove. For spring, there’s Jasmine, Pink Flowers and Crystal Breath, and for summer, there’s Cooling Water, Lavender and Lemon. However, for autumn, we’ve compiled the scents we best affiliate with the uncanny feelings we all associate with fall.
Bergamot is often associated with tea, as its ingredients can be found in certain blends, such as Earl Grey. Its scent contains many notes of citrus and is also popularly affiliated with grapefruits and limes. Perhaps it’s not the citrus we so commonly tie to fall scents and flavors, but the undeniable warmth that comes when we reminisce about a hot cup of tea during a chilly, autumn day.
To use this citrus scent, apply topically with a 2-10% dilution to soothe dry skin, or diffuse to enjoy this citrus, fall scent.
In the transition seasons, we tend to notice the trees much more. Whether their leaves are coming in or falling for the winter, the trees around us always help us acclimate to the changing seasons.
Woody scents such as Birch, Pine or Cedarwood tend to remind us of colder weather and chilly winds. And though we associate pine trees with winter or Christmas, cedar provides just the right scent and warmth to remind us not yet of winter, but the blankets we fetch from cedar chests during the fall season that precedes the snow.
To use, apply topically with a 2-10% dilution to dry, irritated skin or diffuse to enhance fall scents around any room.
Everyone loves cinnamon, as the seasoning blends perfectly with desserts and drinks, and has a warm, aromatic scent. Originally, cinnamon was used in Chinese medicines for a number of skin and abdominal ailments and was similarly used around the world in later years. Now, Cinnamon oil and seasonings are used in dishes, drinks, soaps, lotions and creams for its spicy scent. You can definitely pick up notes of cinnamon in any pumpkin spice aroma!
To use, be sure to dilute to 0.2% (or 1 drop of oil to 5 teaspoons of a carrier oil) for any use on skin. Use when giving massages, or enjoy the rich scent of Cinnamon with this warm, seasonal oil.
There are a number of fall scents that can be discovered in Nature’s Fusions oils. Be sure to browse our selection, and please dilute any powerful or concentrated oils for your safety.