Essential oils for autumn

Autumn is a season of transition and change. It's a time of cosmic equilibrium between summer and winter when days and nights are the same length. Take advantage of this time to use the aromas and benefits of essential oils for autumn to find balance in your own life.

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To make a simple DIY massage oil, combine 2 fluid ounces sweet almond oil with 24 drops black pepper essential oil.

To make a simple DIY bath oil, combine 2 fluid ounces grapeseed oil with 24 drops fresh ginger essential oil. Add to warm bath water and swish to disperse.

To make a simple balancing roll-on perfume, combine 2 teaspoons jojoba oil with 6 drops Atlas cedarwood essential oil in a roll-on botle and roll onto pulse points.

To make a simple fall spice bowl potpourri, toss together 1 cup of whole mixed spices like cloves, allspice berries, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks and nutmegs. Then sprinkle 18 drops of cassia bark essential oil over top and refresh with additional essential oils whenever needed.

To make a fall diffusion blend, combine 6 drops bergamot, 6 drops Roman chamomile and 6 drops juniper berry essential oil, then diffuse by following the directions included with your favorite diffuser.

Essential oil Description  Use for autumn
Anise seed

Suave, sweet and licorice like 

Diffusion, air freshening, craft making 

Bay Leaf

Fresh, green and spicy

Body care, diffusion, air freshening, craft making 


Spicy, like fresh orange peel with nuances of lime and coriander seed

Home cleaning, Body care (cleansers, lotions, creams, deodorants), diffusion, air freshening, craft making

Black Pepper 

Aromatic and spicy with a fresh resinous nuance

Muscle and joint massage, diffusion


Sweet, spicy, warm and aromatic

Tummy massage, diffusion, air freshening, craft making 


Familiar cinnamon aroma

Diffusion, craft making 

Cinnamon Leaf 

A fresh, clove-like take on spicy cinnamon 

Diffusion, air freshening, craft making 

Clove Bud 

Rich, deep, fresh and spicy 

Diffusion, craft making 

Coriander Seed 

Spicy, clean and soapy with nuances of bergamot and lavender 

Body care (cleansers, lotions, massage oils, bath oils), diffusion, air freshening 

Fennel Seed 

Warm, sweet and slightly licorice-like

Tummy massage, diffusion

Fresh Ginger 

Lemony, like freshly peeled ginger root 

Diffusion, air freshening, craft making 


Earthy, powdered ginger spice aroma 

Home cleaning, massage 

Juniper Berry

Sweet, clean and like resinous pine needles with grapefruit nuance 

Muscle, joint and chest massage, diffusion, craft making 

Mandarin Orange 

Like fresh, tangerine peel with orange flower nuance 

Body care (cleansers, lotions, creams, perfume), diffusion, air freshening, craft making 


Spicy, volatile 

Muscle and joint massage, craft making 


Spicy, herbal, savory

Diffusion, adds a spicy, leafy note to citrus oils like sweet orange, tangerine, bergamot and Mandarin orange.

Roman Chamomile 

Floral and herbal with a distinct citrusy, apple and pineapple-like nuances 

Bath and body oils, massage

Vanilla Precious Essentials® 

Sweet, rich and floral 

Body care (cleansers, lotions, perfumes), diffusion, craft making 


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Kathleen Cohen
10/23/2018 09:42:29
I would like to make a shea butter body butter with essential oils for the fall/winter months. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to the best blends with shea butter/coconut oil/cocoa butter? Thank you.

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