Some of the things that I really like about the fall season is the cooler weather. I love breathing in the cool air and then going inside and bundling up in a warm blanket with a warm drink. I also love baking yummy treats and sharing it with friends and family. One of my favorite treats this time of year is anything pumpkin related. Like pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin coffee drinks, pumpkin cake. You get the idea.
Can you guess what I would diffuse in my house on fall days? That’s right, a pumpkin spice blend!
I’ve collected 4 different diffuser recipes to give me the special pumpkin spice scent that I love so much.
4 Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Blends
Pumpkin Spice #1
Place these drops directly into your large diffuser and diffuse away. Of course, add your water first.
Pumpkin Spice #2
Place these oils directly into your large diffuser and diffuse away. Add water first!
Pumpkin Spice #3
- 15 drops Ginger
- 10 drops Cinnamon leaf
- 10 drops Cinnamon bark
- 10 drops Nutmeg
- 10 drops Sweet Orange
- 5 drops Peru Balsam
Mix these oils in an old empty essential oil bottle and then add 3 to 4 drops to a small diffuser and 6 to 8 drops for a large diffuser.
Pumpkin Spice #4
Mix these oils separately in a glass jar as well and then use as needed.
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: