As they say, fall is officially in the air. And with that crisp fall air come our favorite seasonal smells and fragrances. What does fall smell like for you? Crisp morning air? Bonfires? High school football games? Pumpkin and apple pie? And while you could try to re-create these fantastic fall smells with store-bought, chemical, and artificially fragranced products, why not try a hand at DIY essential oil projects. From hand soaps and body butter to room sprays and fabric refreshers, your home can be filled with your favorite fall season essential oil scents, all while gaining their therapeutic benefits!

Fall Season Essential Oil Types and Benefits

Fall smells can be divided into 4 different categories; sweet citrus, spicy, woodsy and warm, and herbaceous. Let’s break down each category and discuss their incredible benefits!

Sweet Citrus Fall Season Essential Oils

Wild Orange (Sweet Orange)

This essential oil smells fresh and slightly sweet. Wild/Sweet orange is great for:

  • Immune support
  • Seasonal and environmental threat protection
  • Calming and energizing adaptogens
  • Elevates mood
  • Powerful cleaner


Similar to its wild orange cousin, tangerine oil is described as smelling, fresh, sweet, and tangy. Tangerine essential oil can provide:

  • Immune support
  • Healthy respiratory system support
  • Calming and energizing adaptogens
  • Mood elevation
  • Anxiety and stress relief

Spicy Fall Essential Oils


Clove oil has aromas of spice, warmth, and wood. Its benefits include:

  • Immune support
  • Energizing
  • Stimulating


For those of you who haven’t smelt fresh cinnamon rolls in the morning (or when walking past a Cinnabon), cinnamon is most noted for its warm, spicy scent. The benefits of cinnamon essential oil include:

  • Immune support
  • Mental clarity
  • Energizing
  • Supports healthy metabolic function
  • Another powerful cleaner


Ginger is often noted for aromas that are spicy, sweet, warm, and slightly earthy. The benefits of this essential oil include:

  • Healthy digestion support
  • Stomach discomfort relief
  • Mental clarity


Nutmeg essential oil smells sweet, warm, slightly musky, and spicy. It has numerous benefits including:

  • Support healthy digestion
  • Eases occasional stomach discomfort
  • Elevate emotion
  • Relaxing for both body and mind
  • Helps to reduce stress
  • Supports energy levels


Cardamom has sweet, spicy, exotic aromas. Many have noted that it has a slight hint of nutty/woody undertones. Its benefits include:

  • Steady, clear breathing
  • Respiratory health support
  • Occasional stomach discomfort relief
  • Clarity, direction, and motivation
  • Positive mood

Warm and Woodsy Fall Season Essential Oils


Cedarwood essential oil smells warm and woody. Benefits include:

  • Feelings of calm and relaxation
  • Improves sleep
  • Natural insect repellant
  • Clear breathing
  • Respiratory health support


Cypress essential oil smells fresh, green, and slightly woody. It has a number of benefits including:

  • Feelings of invigoration and freshness
  • Clear breathing
  • Respiratory health support
  • Useful to stay grounded in practices like yoga and meditation
  • Oily skin support


The aromas of sandalwood are sweet and woody. Benefits include:

  • Lessening tense feeling
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Utilized in prayer and meditation
  • Promotes healthy-looking skin
  • Reduces appearances of skin blemishes and imperfections
  • Soothes skin

Juniper Berry

This fall season essential oil smells refreshing, clean, spicy, and woody. Its benefits include:

  • Freshens cleanses and purifies the air
  • Helps relieve tension and stress
  • Promotes feelings of calm
  • Natural skin toner
  • Reduces the appearance of skin blemishes

Herbaceous Fall Season Essential Oils

Clarly Sage

As you may have suspected, clarly sage smells green, floral, and earthy. This sage-based essential oil has benefits that include:

  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improvement of sleep
  • Helps balance female hormones
  • Helps soothe skin
  • Promotes healthy hair and scalp


Very similar to the spice, rosemary essential oil smells herbaceous, woody, and hints of evergreen undertones. Its benefits include:

  • Energy elevation
  • Enhanced focus and concentration
  • Mental clarity promotion
  • Clear breathing
  • Respiratory health support
  • Healthy digestion support
  • Healthy hair and scalp promotion
  • Skin irritation reduction


Eucalyptus essential oil smells clean, camphorous, and airy. This essential oil has a number of benefits which include:

  • Helps to clear the mind
  • Promotes relaxing
  • Helps lessen tension
  • Support clear breathing
  • Promotes respiratory health
  • Provides immune support
  • Cleanses both surfaces and air
  • Purifying skin properties

Make Your Home Smell Like Fall with Essential Oils

It’s really simple to make your home smell like fall with essential oils. It’s as easy as picking 2-3 essential oils from the list above and mixing them together. If you’re not exactly a master baker, mixing cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg when you want your home to smell like a warm pie. Combine earthy and wood scents when you want to meditate outdoors without stepping outdoors. Sweet citrus scents alone can add extra pep to your step. Let your creativity (and nose) run wild creating your own fall wonderland!

Essential Oils and Chiropractic Care

There are many pieces to the wellness puzzle. At Zock Family Chiropractic, we urge our clients to look at all the aspects of their wellness routine. Adding chiropractic care to your routine will only aid in your overall health. Dr. Zock would love to discuss your concerns in regard to resetting your health. Her vast knowledge of natural supplementation and body processes make her a great guide in helping you make the best choices for your body. Make an appointment in Cranberry today to schedule an introductory chiropractic treatment session. We can discuss your pains and needs as part of my initial chiropractic workup for you as a new patient to our practice!

* This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please contact a medical professional for advice.

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