10 of the best diffuser blends for fall – get cosy for autumn with these warming scents!

By Alison Angold CIDESCO ITEC

Fall – or autumn as we say here in the UK – is such a lovely time of year. Not quite the bitter cold of winter, but a chance to wrap up in jumpers and boots, and get outside. Fall colours are amazing as the leaves on the trees change, and as they fall, crunching under our feet. And then there are the smells! Fresh, crisp, and warming all at the same time. The fresh and crisp scent of the outdoors and the warm, inviting aroma of log fires inside.

We can re-create these aromas in our homes, with essential oil diffuser blends ideal for fall. Look for oils that are woody, fresh, citrusy, and warming.

A beautiful autumn scene of an orange leaved tree on a lake.  10 fall diffuser blends

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The best essential oils for fall and autumn are;

  • Cedarwood
  • Clary sage
  • Clove
  • Cypress
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Juniper
  • Orange
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Rosemary

There are so many different oils that suit a fall or autumn feel, but I do try and avoid overly spicy essential oils such as cinnamon and clove – not that I don’t love these smells – I just like to save these for my winter and Christmas diffuser blends! I like to separate my seasonal aromas!

10 of the best diffuser blends for fall

Any of the oils above can be used to create a diffuser blend to scent your home, but the following blends work particularly well.

Fall diffuser blends for a outdoor feel

Fresh wood

Orange, Grapefruit & Clary sage

Clary sage gives an earthy, base aroma, while the orange and grapefruit lift the scent to make this an earthy, sweet, and fresh diffuser blend. Some of the therapeutic benefits of this blend are;

  • Uplifting for depression and stress
  • Promotes a positive outlook and a feeling of well-being
  • Balances mood swings
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Protects against colds and flu
  • Energises against fatigue
  • Relieves headaches and migraines

Crisp morning

Orange, Cypress & Petitgrain

This is a wonderful woody aroma with a light citrus note. Cypress oil comes from the leaves and twigs of the cypress tree, while petitgrain is extracted from the wood of the orange blossom tree, so has a wonderful citrus and wood aroma – perfect for the fall. The therapeutic properties of this blend are;

  • Uplifting for depression and stress
  • Promotes a positive outlook and gives a feeling of well-being
  • Sedates symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heart rate and breathing
  • Simulates the immune system to prevent illness
  • Relaxing

Crunchy leaves

Fennel, Orange & Cypress

Another earthy, sweet, and slightly spicy aroma, that gives a wonderful autumn aroma. Some of the therapeutic actions of this blend are;

  • Gives a sense of strength and courage
  • Detoxifying
  • Relaxing
  • Uplifting and promotes a positive outlook

Sweet pine forest

Orange, Pine & Cypress

A fresh and uplifting scent, with hints of citrus and reminiscent of a fresh pine forest, with the addition of pine and cypress. This is an ideal blend if colds and flu have hit your home as the weather changes. The benefits of this blend are;

  • Uplifting for depression
  • Promotes a positive outlook
  • Relieves tired and fatigued minds
  • Clears lung congestion
  • Clears sinus congestion and coughs
  • Revitalising for the body
  • Stimulates the immune system

Cosy fall diffuser blends with a indoor feel

Fireside cosy

Frankincense & Clary sage

A simple blend that is earthy and warming. The therapeutic actions of this blend are;

  • Warming and relaxing
  • Focuses the mind
  • Helps respiratory issues such as coughs and bronchitis
  • Calms breathing
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Uplifts and promotes euphoria

Spicy citrus punch

Ginger, Grapefruit & Petitgrain

Imagine a warm, fruity drink, with a hint of spice. The perfect drink to warm you up on cool fall evenings. This blend gives you this aroma, to warm and spice up your home. The benefits of this blend are;

  • Stimulating and energising, relieving fatigue
  • Warming
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Helps the body recover after illness
  • Uplifting and refreshing
  • Soothes anxiety

Autumn kitchen

Clove, Orange & Grapefruit

Spicy and sweet, this blend gives a warming, uplifting scent. Some of the therapeutic effects of this blend are;

  • Has a positive and stimulating effect on the mind
  • Uplifting effect on weakness and lethargy
  • Promotes a positive outlook
  • Gives a feeling of well-being
  • Stimulates the immune system

Crackling fire

Frankincense, Pine, Lavender & Orange

This light, fresh scent has a citrus hint along with a light floral note, and the frankincense adds the warmth. Perfect for a cosy night beside the fire. This blend also comes with a variety of beneficial effects;

  • Comforting and warming
  • Focuses the mind
  • Helps respiratory issues, such as coughs, bronchitis, and asthma
  • Relaxing
  • Balances emotions
  • Lifts depression
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Revitalising for the body

Immune boosting fall diffuser blends

Either of these blends, not only smells amazing, and will create a warming fall atmosphere in your home, but also help to boost your immune system to protect you against autumn and winter ills.

Bergamot, while not a typical autumn scent, is a light, citrusy oil that blends so well, with the other oils and helps to strengthen the immune system while helping to fight colds and flu.

Rosemary gives a wonderful herby scent to give relief from flu, colds, and sinus issues.

Pine, Rosemary & Orange

Eucalyptus, Bergamot & Rosemary

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Why use a diffuser for fall essential oils?

A diffuser is an ideal way to fill your home with scents from essential oils. The diffuser, allows the aromas to be gently dispersed into the air and enables you to reap the beneficial effects of the oils, without having to apply them to the skin.

However, an essential oil burner can also be used. A burner gently warms the oils by way of a candle and emits the pure aromas into your rooms.

Either way, a diffuser or burner makes using essential oils easy and effective.

Precautions of essential oils for fall diffuser blends

Most essential oils are safe to use when diffusing, however, if you suffer from respiratory issues, do be careful. Only use 1-2 drops of each oil, and ensure that you switch the diffuser off occasionally to clear the air. If you experience any coughs or irritation from the oils, then stop using them.


About the Author
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist, and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years of experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, which has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.