If you are looking for more ways to use all your favorite fall scents and essential oils, making home and beauty products is a great way to start. You can make your own blends from using cinnamon and ginger, to adding more woodsy scents like fir and eucalyptus. These products are easy to make yourself and have a lot of room for customizing them.
Who doesn’t love a good body scrub? It helps to scrub away the dead skin cells and leave behind soft, smooth skin. I always follow up with a deep, hydrating lotion because the dry, fall air can quickly make my skin itchy!
For this scrub, you should use white table sugar, which is great for your skin. Add to the sugar some coconut oil that is melted, vanilla extract, and the same amount of pumpkin pie spice. Mix it together and use it just like any other body scrub.
The next DIY product you can make that will use some fall scents is homemade candles. The great thing about candles is that you can combine any scents you want, or keep them simple with just one scent per candle. These are good for putting in your bathroom, kitchen, or living room to help with the scent, or to make and give away as gifts. They also happen to be the perfect gift to bring to Thanksgiving dinner for the host.
To make the candles, you want to use a good base, which can be beeswax or soy flakes. This is going to be melted, then added to a metal base with a wick. You will need your essential oils and herbs to add scent, such as clove, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla. Choose any combination of fall scents that you prefer, experimenting with different combinations. There are candle-making kits you can also use to make the process easier.
Apple Bath Salts
Apples are one of my favorite fall treats — but they can also be used in the bath! These apple bath salts smell like freshly-baked apple pie and add a little natural exfoliation to relax at the end of the day.
You want to start with Epsom salt, then add in your scents. You can combine apple and cinnamon scents on your own, or just get apple pie blends that are already mixed. You will also need some powdered food coloring to make them look like apple pie if you want. Mix it all together and add to a jar for storage.