I have a confession to make… I wasn’t always a fan of the pumpkin spice craze that would hit when Fall rolled around. Your tastes really must change as you get older, because now it’s not uncommon to find me eating pumpkin pie (unsweetened) while sipping a pumpkin spice latte!
Of course, pumpkin spice candles are also everywhere this time of year, but for health reasons I skip the ones at the store and stick to unscented beeswax. I still wanted that pumpkin scent wafting through the air though (so I could at least pretend there was pie), so I started researching how to make my own room freshening pumpkin spice spray.
A natural one of course!
Room Freshening Pumpkin Spice Spray
Scented candles used to be my favorite. After I learned all of the potential problems with most candles, I wanted to find a more natural alternative for making my home smell like Fall.
This simple room spray is my solution. I’ve made many homemade air fresheners with the same recipe but this is by far the best one for Fall. It uses essential oils and smells crisp, spicy, and sweet. These same oils can be used in a diffuser for a longer-lasting air freshener as well.
Feel free to experiment with the ratios in this recipe, but to me this is the perfect balance. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange, and even cardamom in the air… it might make you crave apple cider or some pumpkin muffins to go with it…
No special instructions needed, just mix and enjoy your fresh, sweet, and spicy smelling home!
Pumpkin Spice Spray Recipe
- 8 oz water (preferably filtered or distilled)
- 20 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 15 drops nutmeg essential oil
- 15 drops ginger essential oil
- 15 drops clove essential oil
- 10 drops orange essential oil
- 5 drops cardamon essential oil
- Add the water and essential oils to a glass spray bottle.
- Put the cap on and shake well before each use.
- To use, spray into the air throughout the room.
Get more of your pumpkin fix with these recipes:
- Homemade Pumpkin Soup – Fall Favorite!
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie Recipe
- Honey Pumpkin Spice Face Mask Recipe
Other home-freshening ideas and DIY recipes to try:
- Natural Homemade Air Freshener Recipes
- How to Make a Natural Linen Spray (DIY Recipe)
- How the Home Microbiome Impacts Health (& How to Improve It)
- How to Make Natural Drawer Fresheners
Do you love pumpkin spice like me? What is your favorite scent for fall?
Discussion (36 Comments)
The essential oils you used really do have that “fall” flavor. Good idea. These same oils in an oil diffuser would also be heavenly.
I wonder if you could use a diffuser, of course maybe only one drop of each oil? Mmmmmm
my house would smell yummy!
That is brilliant Wellness Mama! I love pumpkin spice – I love to eat, and to smell it. I was a little bummed out too when I gave up scented candles, but quickly realized how much better REAL essential oils are. I can’t stand to smell synthetic fragrances at all anymore, they literally make me feel sick.
I use lots of essential oils and herbs in my home. I make a room spray that smells like chai tea, which I love, but I think I’ll be changing things up for fall with your pumpkin spice recipe. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
How do you make your chai tea room spray? I would love that!
This is amazing! I can’t find a lot of my beloved pumpkin-scented candles or sprays -or anything- over here in the UK now that we’ve moved, and I miss it so much!
I must try this. Do you have a recipe for Christmas blend?
Katie - Wellness Mama
Not yet, but maybe soon 😉
We use frankincense which blends well with a lot of oils, such as sandlewood, around winter holidays.
Definitely using this for the fall, there are few things that smell better than pumpkin 🙂
ooooooooooh! Thank you! I’m totally going to do this now. And in addition, you have now solved my conundrum of how to make my house smell like Christmas when December rolls around! I made a deal with my husband that we could have a fake Christmas tree provided I could burn tree-scented candled pretty much constantly. Now that I know that they’re toxic, I was lost for what to do. This is a perfect concept and I can just choose other oils! Thank you!
Care to share your Christmas Recipe? I’m looking for one!
I was wondering,is there anyway of making this without EO? Meaning like making a tea with all those fresh ingredients?
So this same concept will work with whatever yummy-smelling oils we have on hand?
I think it will for sure as long at they are complimentary. I make my own Lavender room spray which is relaxing.
Is there a shelf life for the pumpkin spice spray? Will bacteria grow in the spray bottle over time?