The fall season is upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time for essential oil blends that remind us of fall, prepare us for fall, and help us through fall. For these, there are two distinct categories we will discuss: fall vibes and seasonal benefits.
Fall vibes consist of blends made to remind you of fall, whereas seasonal benefits are meant to help boost your immune system, as well as help with other fall season challenges.
Fall Vibes and Seasonal Benefits
These blends are essential if fall is your favorite season. With these essential oil blends, you’ll be able to remember your favorite aspects of fall. Whether it’s the leaves changing color, the fresh mildew on the leaves, or the slight smell of spices and bonfire, you’ll be able to imagine yourself in that environment and relax.
On the other hand, you’ll also experience positive benefits that help you survive the season from these same blends. These help for a variety of reasons, whether it be pain relief or mood-enhancing. This allows you to enjoy fall without the pesky challenges that may arise.
In order to explain all aspects of the blends and why they are the best, we will first discuss the fall vibe of each blend. We will then follow it with the seasonal benefit, which will show what fall challenges these different essential oils can face and reduce.
1. Spice and Warmth
One blend that can help remind you of the spices and warmth accompanied by fall is the mixture of cinnamon oil, ginger oil, and orange oil. These three different oils can be mixed together in your diffuser in order to remind you of your favorite cider, spiced soups, and warm settings. We recommend four drops of cinnamon, two of orange, and one of ginger, though you can play with these depending on your favorite fall scents.
One of the bonuses of this blend is that despite being for the sole intention of fall vibes, you can also benefit from the cinnamon oil as well. Cinnamon can serve as a mood enhancer, it is said to help reduce anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This definitely helps to enhance your fall experience, especially when affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Aside from that, it also has antibacterial properties, including the ability to fight off Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is drug-resistant and life-threatening. The ability to fight this bacteria is essential for fall. It helps keep yourself safe from colds and infections and helps to remind you of your favorite setting, all at the same time.
This blend combines lemon, orange, and vanilla. This adds the fresh fruit feeling into your day, and uplifts the mood for fall. The different oils in this blend can help to increase the mood for fall, but most importantly can remind us of the fall season because oranges are often harvested and grown in the fall. Aside from this, what's thanksgiving without orange-inspired desserts and the scent of vanilla?
One of the reasons for this being essential in the fall is also the orange oil’s ability to uplift moods and reduce anxiety or depression. This is also helpful with SAD, and further exemplifies the need for its uplifting properties. It also is capable of serving as an antimicrobial, as well as helping with pain relief when necessary.
Aside from this, it is also helpful in keeping insects at bay. It has insecticide properties, both through application and through fumigation, meaning diffusing in a diffuser will help just as much as applying it to yourself.
Another benefit derives from the lemon oil, which not only is well known for helping reduce a sore throat but is also known for its ability to help focus and remain attentive to your surroundings. Both can help, but the ability to reduce a cough may be the most helpful, especially in the cold months.
Being outside in the cold and drinking anything cold while outside can cause a cough and sore throat in this time frame, which is why the lemon oil’s ability to help with both those things is extremely beneficial.
One of the best parts of fall (though it is subject to opinion!) is the rain. The rain is a big part of fall, and with its gloomy yet calming demeanor, it can be one of the best reminders of fall.
In order to mimic the smell of the rainy days of fall, you want to mix lavender, clary sage, and eucalyptus together. These will mimic the wet grass and leaves, while also giving a series of positive benefits for the body and mind.
Some of the benefits of lavender are the ability to reduce stress and aid in sleep. These are two of the biggest reasons for this blend being a must have in fall. The season is full of stressors and overthinking, especially during those hectic family thanksgiving dinners! So these would not only ease the tension, but also help to benefit the people there because of the eucalyptus oil.
Eucalyptus oil helps with respiratory tract infections, illnesses, and general colds. Aside from this, it also helps with joint pain and reduces inflammation. All of these are necessary for a great fall season. It will help your immune system when you go out to pumpkin patches and other fall festivities, and will keep your body up and moving!
Because of these oils and their benefits, you might want to try this blend before leaving home for any festivities or other events. It will help prepare you for the day ahead of you, as well as to maintain a healthy respiratory tract for your body to receive the proper amount of oxygen to your body, keeping it healthy, relaxed, and alert.
Choosing which one or which ones you want to use can be difficult, but all you need to ask is what scents or what aspect of fall you are most excited about. If you wish to use all, though, the question would instead be by what time or when you should use the essential oil blends.
You may want to use them according to their properties. Since some make great insect repellent, you may want to use it when outside or in an outdoor type space. Other oils are better at relieving pain or relaxing, which you may wish to use at the end of a long day. These all depend on the prospect of what you are doing and where you are going, so it is completely up to your own personal discretion.
Fall Blends and Winter’s Greetings
You can use these blends either during the fall, to help enhance the feeling of fall starting and the drizzling rain in your fair, or you can use it in any season when you miss fall a little more than usual. Either way, you can benefit from the different oils and what they can do for your body.
The reminder of the Christmas season and the mixture of fall blends beforehand will prepare you for the holidays to come and aid you in forgetting your stressful gift shopping and tense family dinners. Give the happy holidays a subtle hello, and remember the joy of staying in, with a good book, and a great diffuser blend!