Fall Diffuser Blend: Relaxing Autumn Aromatherapy

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Fall Diffuser Blend

This fall diffuser blend is ideal for damp fall days and cozy autumn nights. Quintessential fall aromas deliver relaxing Autumn aromatherapy!

Over the years I have made a lot of fall DIYs. Some of my favorites include a pumpkin spice whipped body butter and fall leaf air fresheners. All of these DIY’s are special in their own regard, but my favorite way to make my home smell like fall is with my diffuser.

Of course, many fall aromatherapy blends are not safe to use with kids because they contain cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, or other essential oils that should not be used around children. For that reason, most of my fall aromatherapy recipes are for adults only. Below I will share some tips on using non-child safe essential oils when you have young children in your home.

In this post I will share two different fall diffuser blends: one blend is child safe while the other is for adults only. As always make sure you check the individual essential oil safety considerations before using any essential oils.

Quintessential Fall Aromas

Clove Bud

If you ask me, one of the most easily recognizable fall essential oils is clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum). This oil reminds me of fall baking, craft shows, and spiced teas. It is deep and spicy, with subtle sweet and earthy undertones.


Another obvious autumn aroma for this fall diffuser blend is cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil. Candied apples, scented pinecones, and all manner of fall treats seem to smell like cinnamon. This oil tends to dominate blends, so use it sparingly but with purpose.


Similar to clove, nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) essential oil is also spicy and earthy, and slightly more subdued. I love to add it to fall blends for depth. It pairs well with most other spices as well as Vanilla to give blends a rich, deep, lovely roundness.

Safety Concerns

All three of these oils are not safe to use around young children. Each has its own safety considerations, and all three have low dermal maximums, so they should be heavily diluted before using on the skin. If you want to learn more about their safety concerns, I suggest reading the full profile for each of these oils on Aromaweb.com.

Safe Use of Fall Diffuser Blends Around Kids

One of the most frequent questions I am asked when it comes to non-child safe essential oils is how to use them around kids. It’s easier than you think, and you do not have to give up all of your favorite non-child safe essential oils. You just have to be smart about how you use them.

One way to use non-child safe fall diffuser blends when you have kids is to use a personal aromatherapy inhaler. This way you can restrict the essential oils to personal use only and your children will not be exposed to them. I use personal aromatherapy inhalers quite often and find that they are very convenient. They are easy to put in my purse or in the office and I can pull them out when I need them.

Another way is to diffuse in a room away from your children and then shut the diffuser off when you are finished. Then allow the room to air out before re-introducing children to the room. I would choose a room that is somewhat far away from your children as essential oils have a way of moving into other spaces even when doors are shut.

Adult Only Fall Diffuser Blend

This adult-only fall diffuser blend combines the lovely essential oil aromas of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and vanilla for a deliciously-scented and uplifting fall treat.




  1. Add essential oils to a diffuser and diffuse intermittently.

Child-Safe Fall Diffuser Blend

This child-safe blend is spicy and sweet with hints of evergreen. A great calming blend for bedtime or for a rainy fall day.




  1. Add essential oils to a diffuser and diffuse intermittently.

Did you try these fall diffuser blends? Tell us what you thought of them.


About Katie Vance

Katie is a wife, mother, aromatherapist, and lover of all things DIY. She offers consultations and gives simple aromatherapy advice at Katie Vance, Aromatherapy Simplified. You can also find Katie on Facebook.

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  1. ElLois says


    The vanilla absolute is $95 for 1/2 oz

    Is there a good substitute?

    It is not economical for me to buy this vanilla absolute.