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Autumn Diffuser Blend: Pumpkin Spice

Fill your home with the wonderful aromas of the autumn season with this fantastic diffuser blend! Need a diffuser? Check out the diffuser selection from Abundant Health!


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Essential Oil–Infused Potpourri

Enjoy the wonderful autumn and winter scents with this essential oil–infused potpourri! All you need to do is find some cute containers and fill them with potpourri ingredients. Add a few drops of essential oil to spruce up the scent, then enjoy for a couple weeks before recharging it with more essential oil!


This essential oil–infused potpourri makes a fantastic and simple gift for neighbors, friends, and coworkers this holiday season! Just attach a cute gift tag with ribbon or twine, and it’s good to go! If you would like to introduce your friends to essential oils, you may want to consider adding a small sample bottle of essential oil that they can use to “recharge” their own potpourri.

Don’t give all of them away though—you’ll want to keep a few to use yourself! We love placing these in the bathroom, the closet, the entryway, and many other places around the house. Try keeping a small container of this potpourri in your car as an easy car diffuser. You will love being welcomed with these aromas every time you get in your car!


Essential Oil–Infused Potpourri

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Potpourri ingredients (such as cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, dried apple slices, dried orange peels, bay leaves, candied ginger, whole nutmeg, whole cloves, whole allspice, cardamom seeds, and star anise)
  • Essential oils (such as cinnamon, orange, ginger, vetiver, clove, cardamom, or holiday-scented blend)
  • Salve Jars, Mason Jars, or PET Jars


  1. Cut up bigger items such as cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, dried apple slices, bay leaves, candied ginger, etc. as needed to fit in your containers.
  2. Add 3–5 drops of desired essential oil(s) on top of the potpourri.
  3. To use, simply leave the lid off of the container to enjoy the delightful aromas! Add a few drops of essential oil every couple weeks or as needed. You can also put the ingredients in a pot full of simmering water to spread the smell throughout the house.

Note: To gift, make sure contents fit inside the container. Screw the lid on, and decorate with ribbon, twine, or a gift tag. You can even include a small sample bottle filled with essential oil so your gift recipients can recharge their potpourri.

We added a little bit of everything to our potpourri, along with some cinnamon, orange, and cardamom essential oil, and we loved the result. But feel free to get creative and use whatever you have on hand for this recipe! All of these ingredients complement each other, so you really can’t go wrong here.

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Cinnamon Apple Crêpes

This delicious recipe is the perfect marriage between a classic American apple pie and a well-loved European crêpe. To make the dish even better, we added cinnamon essential oil to the crêpe batter, the apple filling, and the whipped cream for the top. It’s sweet enough for dessert, yet healthy enough for breakfast!


Cinnamon Apple Crêpes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Crêpe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (120 g) flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. (1.5 g) salt
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) melted butter

Apple Filling Ingredients:

  • 4–5 apples, sliced and diced
  • 1 toothpick cinnamon essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp. (.5 g) nutmeg powder
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. (14 g) butter

Cinnamon Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. (16 g) powdered sugar
  • 1–4 toothpicks cinnamon essential oil (Add a toothpick at a time until you like the taste.)
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl (or blender), mix the flour and eggs together. Slowly add milk and water while whisking. Add cinnamon essential oil, vanilla extract, salt, and melted butter, and whisk until well combined.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each crêpe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so the batter coats the surface evenly.
  3. Cook the crêpe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, flip, and cook the other side.
  4. While continuing to cook the crêpes, combine all apple filling ingredients in a saucepan, and cook over medium heat until the apples are soft.
  5. For the cinnamon whipped cream, whisk the heavy cream until it starts to form stiff peaks. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon essential oil, and whisk for a few seconds to incorporate into the cream. Taste, and stir in more cinnamon essential oil as needed.
  6. Serve crêpes warm, filled with apple filling and topped with cinnamon whipped cream.


Easy Citronella Candles

Summer and autumn evenings are a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy time with family and friends, yet they are often accompanied by unwelcome visitors. To create a lovely ambiance and shoo away unwelcome mosquitoes and other bugs, try making this quick and easy citronella candle.


Quick & Easy Citronella Candle

  • Servings: Yield=1 candle
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients & Supplies:

  • Mason jar
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Floating candle wick
  • 2–4 drops citronella essential oil


  1. Fill the mason jar 3/4 of the way full with water.
  2. Fill the remaining 1/4 of the jar with olive oil.
  3. Add 2–4 drops of citronella essential oil to the jar.
  4. Set a floating candle wick on top of the oil, light the candle, and set it outside where bugs are likely to linger.

Make as many candles as you’d like to create ambiance and repel bugs.


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Candlewick Room Diffuser

Winter is almost here, but don’t be afraid to hang onto fall until after Thanksgiving! A candlewick room diffuser is a great way to add a seasonal scent to your home and is a simple diffuser that you can make by yourself. Here are a few ideas for fall-scented essential oil blends as well as some winter-scented blends you can try in your diffuser:

Spiced Citrus:

20 drops orange essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
15 drops clove essential oil
15 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

Pumpkin Pie Spice:

20 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
10 drops nutmeg essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
5 drops ginger essential oil

Winter Wonderland:

20 drops orange essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil

Winter Forest:

15 drops wintergreen essential oil
15 drops spruce essential oil
15 drops cypress essential oil

We thought we’d bring the following idea back from the archives since it was so popular when we introduced it a few years back. This fun diffuser is a great way to subtly spread the aroma of your favorite autumn or winter oil blend throughout a room!


Candlewick Room Diffuser

Materials Needed:

  • 2 oz. Dropper Bottle (a 1 oz. Dropper Bottle will also work)
  • Candle wicking (This project used unwaxed cotton candle wicking without a central wire. Alternately, a wick for an oil lamp or fiberglass water wicking material could be used. These items can often be found at a craft or floral supply store.)
  • Essential oils (You will need about 15–30 ml of your favorite fall essential oil or blend. See diffuser blends above for ideas of creating your own!)
  • Jojoba Oil (optional; used to dilute the oil or blend if it is too strong)


  1. Remove the dropper cap from the glass bottle.
  2. Add 15–30 ml of your desired essential oil or blend to fill the glass bottle about 1/2 way full. Dilute with Jojoba Oil if needed.
  3. Cut the wicking material in lengths that are the same as the height of the bottle plus 1″.
  4. Carefully remove the glass pipette from the bottom of the dropper cap. Cut the top of the rubber bulb off a little ways above the plastic cap.
  5. Push the wick (or wicks) through the hole in the cap until they protrude about 1″ above the top of the cap. If you are using smaller wicks, use several wicks together (we used 5 smaller wicks in the diffuser pictured above).
  6. Starting at the top and working your way down, unravel the top 1/2″–3/4″ of the wick, spreading the strands apart from each other. The easiest way we found was to push the end of a paper clip into the wick about 1/16″ from the top and then to pull it upwards to undo the strands above that point. Then move down another 1/16″ and repeat the process until the desired amount is unravelled. This step allows more surface area of the wick to be exposed to the air, allowing the oils to diffuse into the air more efficiently.
  7. Place the bottom part of the wick(s) into the bottle with the oil, and screw the dropper cap with the wicks back into place on the top of the bottle.
  8. Put the diffuser in a place where it won’t get knocked over easily and there is ample air flow. Allow 15–20 minutes for the oils to soak to the top of the wick, and then enjoy your chosen aroma as it diffuses through the room!

Extra Idea:

To make the autumn leaf arrangement shown above:

  • Use this pattern to trace the leaves onto thin sheet metal (craft stores or a home improvement or hardware store are great sources for this).
  • Carefully cut the leaves out of the sheet metal using metal sheers (tin snips).
  • Paint the leaves as desired (we used a copper and gold metallic finish for the leaves pictured above).
  • Paint a 1″x 4″x 12″ board your desired color (for the wooden base).
  • When everything has dried, bend the bottom 3/4″ of the stem on each leaf 90 degrees to the back of the leaf. Use a screw or a hot glue gun to attach the leaf to the board in your desired location.
  • Cut a 3/4″ strip of sheet metal that is long enough to go around the bottle you used for the diffuser. Wrap the thin strip around the bottle to form a loop, and then fasten the looped metal to the board in your desired location using a hot glue gun. Paint the loop as desired. Place your diffuser in this loop to help keep it in place.

To make this a winter decoration, try cutting snowflakes out of cardstock paper. Brush with a craft glue that dries clear, and sprinkle glitter over the snowflake. Allow to dry, and hang with string above or around the diffuser.