Create a Simple, yet Beautiful Autumn Display with DIY Natural Fall Potpourri.
I don’t know about you, but I love getting my home ready for fall! And pulling together the spicy aromas of fall makes our home even cozier this season. As if the autumn rains, cozy blankets, and chocolate chip pumpkin bread weren’t enough…
I can smell AUTUMN dancing in the breeze.
The sweet chill of PUMPKIN and crisp sun-burnt leaves.
Years ago, I would have brought home fall flagrance candles and potpourri from the store. Little did I know, that they were made with artificial scents and chemical fragrances. Neither made the air any cleaner in our home and both were often overpowering. Nowadays, to bring it all together, I turn to essential oils, classic fall spices, and finds from my walks on the roaming hills surrounding our home.
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Customize Your Potpourri
Today’s recipe for a DIY natural fall potpourri not only creates a cozy fall aroma, but it’s also visually pleasing.
I kept mine neutral with touches of green to match my farmhouse-inspired fall decor. Our home is very monochromatic for a soothing atmosphere and the bright, bold orange in most fall decor doesn’t work for our home. You can customize your potpourri to match your home decor too. Try adding dried oranges, cranberries, or dried red apple slices for boosts of color.
Supplies to make DIY Natural Fall Potpourri
- 5 whole nutmeg
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 3 dried granny smith apple slices
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 pine cones
- 5 star anise
- 4 drops lemon essential oil
- 6 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 4 drops nutmeg essential oil
- 6 drops clove essential oil
How to make DIY Natural Fall Potpourri
In a metal or glass bowl combine all spices, apple slices, and pine cones. Carefully mix together. Then add drops of each essential oil. Scoop into a bowl to display or package to giveaway.
I find that potpourri works best in small spaces, such as the bathroom or laundry room. Though it does look beautiful on an entryway console or side table. I have this dish on the counter in our upstairs bathroom. Our toddler takes a big whiff every time she walks by and says, “Mmm smells good Mom!”
I love creating my own signature scents using essential oils to match the season. Find my favorite Fall aromatherapy recipes in my book Aromatherapy: A Practical Guide for Home and Family. New to essential oils? Learn how to get started here.