It’s the start of fall, so now’s the time to set the mood of your apartment with warm fall fragrances. Candles, essential oils, and incense are all great ways to keep your home smelling nice and get yourself into the autumnal spirit for self-care and aromatherapy. Here are five scents that are trending for fall 2020.
1. Pumpkin Spice
If you love pumpkin spice lattes and other pumpkin recipes, light up a pumpkin spice candle. The time is certainly right: Now that it’s autumn, pumpkin spice is appearing back in many stores. This scent is so popular because many people love a rich combination of sweet and spicy, and pumpkin spice is exactly that. Pumpkin spice candles infused with vanilla, cinnamon, or ginger will make your apartment smell delicious and feel cozy.
If you’re looking for a relaxing, floral scent, then try the daisy-like herb chamomile. While you might know this herb better from chamomile tea, this medicinal plant is also a great essential oil used in diffusers. Its delicate smell, which is similar to that of apples, has multiple health benefits such as reducing stress levels and improving your sleep quality. Some people also mix chamomile with other scents such as citrus and other flowers.
3. Spiced Apple
Fill your apartment with the aroma of a homemade apple pie with a spiced apple candle. It’s a perfect choice if you like a sweet fragrance with a kick. Spiced apple candles often have fragrances including cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Sandalwood is one of the most popular fragrances among incense sticks and essential oils. Its spicy yet earthy scent is perfect for creating a soothing atmosphere in your apartment. Some people use sandalwood incense to wind down, but for other people, the aroma can be revitalizing. If you want a unique fragrance for your apartment, mix sandalwood with rose, Myrrh, or Ylang-ylang.
5. Neroli and Vanilla
If you’re feeling inspired to make your own essential oil, mix neroli and vanilla. Neroli essential oil has a refreshing, spicy orange aroma, so mixed with sweet vanilla essential oil, it will create a gentle and uplifting atmosphere for your apartment.
A quick note on safe essential oil use
Essential oils are not safe for consumption unless the product is advertised for oral use. Essential oils are also not meant for your skin unless you buy an oil specifically for topical use. Additionally, pregnant women and young children should not use essential oils because the oils can stimulate the uterus and affect blood pressure for people with increased sensitivity.
With safe essential oil usage, you can make your apartment smell delightful. Incense and candles are also great for bringing these fall scents to your space, but if you go the oil route, you can find various types of diffusers such as electric, candle, and reed diffusers. All your options make it easy to freshen up your apartment.
What are your favorite scents this season? Sound off in the comments!