Make your own fall blends!
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you're beginning to see fall colors in the trees, changes in the weather, and pumpkin spice lattes in every coffee shop.
In this post I'm going to give you several resources so read to the end for the FREE PDFs!
Creating Fall Blends including Blending Safety Basics
Essential Oil index cards (printable)
Potion Cards for creating your own blends
Many essential oil companies offer their own custom blends creating those aromas we love in the fall. And that's great!
But many of us have a creative streak and prefer to make our own bespoke blends. I'm going to offer information to help you use essential oils safely to create your own blends with some added fun!
Know the Safety
Common oils used to create fall blends are primarily spice oils (no surprise there!).
But when we consider the oils to use, we need to know any safety concerns, and many of the spice oils have the most safety considerations.
Some include dilution guidelines when used topically. This is where AromaSense becomes a great resource for using oils safely by including all the safety information you need!
Some of the oils also include safe age recommendations both topical or inhalation so if you have littles, be sure to only use oils appropriate for their age.
The Essential Oils
Here are a few that will help you create awesome fall blends. The ones with the asterisk (*) have safety concerns as mentioned above.
Don't forget to include Citrus oils to add some lightness to the blend and help balance the strong aromas of the spices.
Many essential oil companies offer samples of any product you want to try before you buy so you can experience the oil before you make a big purchase. Nature's Gift offers 4-5 samples of your choice with any purchase. This might be a great way for you to try any oil on my essential oil list above.
When creating a blend, blend by the drop and inhale as you go. This saves resources because you use less oil. I use a tally as I add drops so I don't lose track of how many drops I've added. Below you'll find a PDF for fill-in Potion Cards that you can use when creating your blends.
You may need to give your nose a break because of something called olfactory fatigue. To help, try inhaling a cup of coffee beans.
Begin with no more than three oils in a blend. Many experts will tell you to use no more than seven. We can study understand the plants and the chemistry, but I still think the synergy that happens when essential oils get together is magic.
Free Tools for You!
Here's a download to help you create your own safe fall blends. You'll find the Essential Oil Index Cards and Potions cards in our Members area.
Creating Fall Blends with Blending Safety