Use A Kitchen Ingredient You Already Own To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

As summer winds down, lovers of fall are already excited to make the transition to the new season by unpacking the comfy throws, pumpkin accents, and all the earthy tones. As you plan out your looks and textures, however, don't leave out a crucial component of creating an ambiance, which is scent. Luckily, the cinnamon in your kitchen pantry is all you need to make your home smell like fall.

Spices like nutmeg and cinnamon have become linked with the fall season. Their strong scents feel earthy and remind us of cozy experiences in nature like being around golden brown leaves or bundling up on a chilly evening. This is why cinnamon candles and cinnamon-scented ornaments are so popular. The good news is that you don't always have to buy products and can just infuse your home with the cozy and inviting scent of fall with the ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks you have.

How to create this scent at home

There are several DIY methods you can use to make your home smell like fall using cinnamon. Cooking and baking are probably the easiest. One way to create the scent is to place a pot of water on the stove, drop in some cinnamon sticks, and let the mix gently simmer. You can also pour some ground cinnamon flakes over a baking tray and bake it at 250 degrees F. Feel free to add other ingredients like citrus slices, rosemary, cloves, and other fall spices and soon the pleasant aroma will fill your home.

You can also bake bread, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats with cinnamon to give you something warm to enjoy, adding to the fall ambiance. Another way to create the fall scent is by making potpourri. Take some cinnamon sticks and mix them in a bowl with dried flowers, dried herbs, spices, and some drops of essential oils. You can make more than one bowl so you can keep them around the house to spread the scent.