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How to Make Your Home Smell Like a Fall Paradise

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

This is my favourite way to make my house smell like a fall paradise. Just imagine the aroma of warm citrus, stewed apple, spicy cinnamon, fresh herbs, and a little vanilla. How amazing does that sound??

This is so much easier than you might think, and less expensive than a $30 candle. If you want your home to smell like fall with almost no thought (or budget) to it, you have to try this!


Fall Paradise Pot Ingredients

  • 1 orange, sliced

  • 1 apple, sliced

  • 4 cinnamon sticks, or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • handful of fresh thyme or 1-2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 6 cups water

Step 1: Simmer Down & Enjoy

Add all ingredients into a dutch oven or soup pot. Bring to a boil over high heat and then bring down to a simmer. Let simmer for an hour or however long you'd like. Just don't let it run out of water!

Optional Alternatives

Of course, you can put pretty much anything you want in this concoction that you think would bring warmth and beautiful aromas to your home.

This is the guide I would follow if you want a well-rounded beautiful scent:

  • citrus: orange, lemon, grapefruit, lime

  • fruit: apple, peach, plum

  • spice: cinnamon, nutmeg

  • herbs: thyme, basil, mint

  • vanilla

  • 6 cups water


Tried this out?

Be sure to let me know if you try this out!

I have so many more fun ways to get you in the mood for fall including my new Fall Meal Plan that includes 4 weeks of fall-inspired recipes, weekly meal plans, budget-friendly grocery lists, and meal prep checklists so you can feel less stressed and more organized in the kitchen all while enjoying the best parts of fall! Get it now and get and extra FREE WEEK of recipes!

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