Here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of fall, and slowly but surely, the weather is starting to cooperate.
Just in time for these cooler temperatures, we want to share how you can incorporate the wonderful scents of fall in your home to get the most enjoyment out of the season!
Light an Autumn Candle.
This is one of the easiest ways to instantly make your home feel and smell like fall! Find your favorite scent at your favorite store—look for great deals at discount retailers too! Popular seasonal fragrances include pumpkin, brown sugar, chestnut, apple, pecan, cinnamon, clove and more. The flicker of the flame will instantly make your home feel even cozier.
Just Add Cinnamon.
If cinnamon is your favorite fall scent, there are even more simple ways to incorporate it into your home. Cinnamon brooms are believed to bring good fortune and sweep away negativity. But cinnamon-scented pine cones can also help fill your home with this smell. Dress up brooms with harvest-colored ribbons, or place pine cones in a decorative bowl for an easy centerpiece.
Diffuse Seasonal Essential Oils.
If candles aren’t your thing, diffusing essential oils is an effective way to enjoy the scents of the season. Choose standalone oils or layer them for even more interesting combinations. Single oil recommendations include rosemary, clove, orange, lemon, eucalyptus, frankincense, cinnamon, ginger, cedarwood, cardamom, pine, sweet orange and so much more.
Make a Simmer Pot.
No candles or essential oils? No problem. Fill your house with the seasonal aromas of fall by making a simmer pot. Fill a large pot about three-quarters full of water and add your own ingredients. This can include any combination of: cinnamon sticks, orange peels or slices, lemon peels or slices, cranberries, cloves, vanilla, apples and pine needles. Check on your pot to ensure the water doesn’t completely evaporate and the items in it don’t burn.
Bake Something Special.
Maybe the most rewarding way to incorporate the scents of fall in your home is to bake a special treat. Win-win! Consider making apple dumplings, pecan pie, sweet potato bread, cinnamon coffee cake, pumpkin anything, or a spiced tea or cider. It’s especially welcoming if you are expecting guests to visit and enjoy your homemade desserts.
Clean With Fall-Scented Products.
If you have pleasant memories of fall, seasonal scents can help trigger them. Another way to bring in autumn fragrances is to use fall-scented cleaning products. Whether you use your own natural cleaners in apple, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, cranberry and more, or you purchase ready-made products in these scents, you can enjoy a clean house that feels as cozy as it smells this season!
Need more time for you and your family to get out and experience fall? The professionals at Sweet Home Cleaning Service can take care of cleaning your home so you can savor more of the season. We serve the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, including Fairhope, Point Clear, Montrose, Daphne and Spanish Fort, as well as Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Contact us today for a quote to get started!