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    How to Make Your House Smell Like Fall

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    Outside temperatures are starting to drop and the days are getting shorter. Fall is upon us! Autumn is one of the best times of the year, perfect for sitting around the campfire in a cozy sweater, sipping hot tea, and baking your favorite fall treats like pumpkin pie. If you’re looking for ways to step up your fall home decor game and get into the spirit, check out how to make your home smell like fall. You can create your own essential oils, burn a fall-themed candle like the Scorpio candle, bake your favorite dish, and more!

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    Bake Your Favorite Fall Pie or Treat

    Few scents invoke fall memories and emotions like the smell of fresh baked goods. If you’re wondering how to make your house smell like fall, this is an excellent (and delicious!) method. Pick your favorite seasonal treat — perhaps pumpkin or apple pie — and start baking! The smell of dough, fruit and sweet ingredients cooking is sure to get you in the fall spirit. 

    Create Your Own Simmer Pot

    Making your own simmer pot involves a bit of cooking, but no eating. A simmer pot is essentially potpourri, you just make it at home on the stovetop. First, gather all of your necessary ingredients (in other words, the stuff that’s going to make your house smell like fall). Some of the most popular ingredients in a fall simmer pot include rosemary, oranges, cranberries, and, of course, cinnamon, but feel free to experiment with your own additions. Bring your pot of water to a simmer, and then add your aromatic ingredients and let it simmer. You can allow your simmer pot to stay on the stove for several hours, but it’s a good idea to set an alarm as a reminder that the stove is on.

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    Light Seasonally Scented Candles

    Candles have such a vibe in the fall. Their lighting sets a certain mood. They’re available in so many different styles and colors that it’s easy to make whatever type of spooky or cozy decor your heart desires  in the fall. And, most importantly, there are a dizzying array of fall fragrances to get you in the spirit. These October candles encapsulate the smells and experiences of autumn, perfect for displaying all Scorpio Seasonlong. Or, if you have a friend with a fall birthday, give them a customized Scorpio candle as a unique gift and a cozy, seasonal addition to their home. 

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    Incorporate a Cinnamon Broom or Cinnamon Pine Cones into Your Decor

    Supposedly used to ward off bad energy and negative spirits, cinnamon brooms are a staple piece of modern fall decor. You may have spotted them in the aisles of your local craft store or hanging in a friend’s house. Despite its name, the cinnamon broom isn’t intended for sweeping — and it’s not actually made from cinnamon, either! This piece of decor is made from pine straw, and cinnamon powder or essential oils are added to create a pleasant fragrance that invokes autumnal associations. These items are beautiful decorations and make your house smell like fall.

    Diffuse Essential Oils 

    Using an essential oil diffuser is one of the easiest ways to make your home smell like fall — as long as you invest in the right oils. The best essential oils for fall scents are cedarwood, tangerine, frankincense, sage, sandalwood, and patchouli, but many other combinations can invoke sweet scents of fall as well. You can experiment with your own mixtures or look for recipes online to get the perfect smell for your home. 

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    Bring a Little Bit of Fall into Your Home

    Autumn is more than just fallen leaves and cooler temps. It’s time to get cozy and spend evenings with family and friends. In preparation for this holiday season, get yourself in the fall spirit by following some of our tips on how to make your house smell like fall. Whether you’re lighting October candles on the regular, making your favorite seasonal goodies, or adding scented decor to your home, you (and your guests!) are sure to enjoy your seasonal inspiration. 

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