Must Have Essential Oils & Recipes for Autumn

Autumn is around the corner!

Time to make your space feel cozy with some warm spicy oils and aromas. I'm going to share some really practical ways to use those essential oils, some of my favorite recipes, and why you would want to consider using them around this time of year.

Clove Oil

First, I am going to share a little bit about clove oil. This is really great to support a healthy immune system, it's also one of the strongest antioxidants on the planet. When taken internally this oil supports a healthy cardiovascular system. Clove Oil has a very spicy, warm, and woody scent. It can be used to clean the teeth and gums. This oil works well with Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense, Wild Orange, Lemon, and Ginger. Add a drop of Clove Oil to any dish or dessert to add a spicy flavor. If you want to really elevate your sugar cookie recipe, just add a drop of clove oil to it.

Ginger Oil

Ginger Oil is the oil of empowerment. Whenever you hear me refer to the emotional benefits of essential oils, I get it from this Emotion and Essential Oils book.
This is a really popular oil for the fall and winter season, especially if you bake a lot. Ginger Oil is great for digestion and when used internally it can work as a digestive aid or help ease occasional nausea. One way to make sure that essential oils are safe to ingest is to check the back for supplemental facts (this is only for doTERRA Essential Oils).

Ginger Oil has a hot, fragrant flavor and a hot and spicy aroma. During the winter season many people make gingerbread and ginger snaps. One of my favorite ways to use Ginger Oil is to add a drop to a cup of hot water and then add a couple of orange slices.

For more tea recipes using essential oils check out the blog below.

I also use Ginger Oil in my homemade sugar scrub recipe, I will share that recipe down below.

Cassia Oil

Cassia Oil is a close cousin to Cinnamon Oil, except Cassia Oil has a bit of a more pungent aroma than Cinnamon Oil and Cinnamon Oil is sweeter than Cassia Oil. Cassia Oil, like Ginger Oil, also supports healthy digestion when taken internally. When ingested, Cassia Oil can support healthy cardiovascular system, metabolic and immune function. This oil has a warm and uplifting aroma.
This is a great oil to diffuse, not only does it smell amazing, but it also helps to clear the air and increase circulation in the body.  

I told you I would share the sugar scrub recipe I use, so here it is…
What you will need:
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup FCO
  • 4 drops of Cassia Oil
  • 4 drops of Clove Oil
  • 2-4 drops Ginger Oil
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) in a bowl
  2. Add essential oils
  3. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy
  4. For separate colors, divide scrub into separate bowls and add color. Carefully, pour each layer into a container

There is a recipe below for Cassia Spiced Clementines, this recipe is so good, you won't be disappointed. It is the perfect holiday or autumn treat.

Wild Orange 

Wild Orange Oil is a great year-round oil, but I love the way that the fresh bright citrus smells when mixed with the aroma of the warming spices. This is the oil of abundance, so you can’t go wrong with wild orange. Similar to Cassia Oil, Wild Orange, also helps to cleanse the air.

Since it has air cleansing properties, I decided to make up a room spray, which my husband told me smells just like pumpkin spice.

Autumn Room Spray

What you will need:
  • 10 drops Wild Orange
  • 8 drops Cardamom
  • 5 drops Cassia
  • 5 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 1 tbsp. of Witch Hazel (or Vodka)
  1. Add essential oils to a 4-ounce glass or aluminum spray bottle.
  2. Add Witch Hazel (or Vodka) and top off with distilled water.
  3. Shake well before each use.


Cardamom Oil

Cardamom Oil is similar to some of the oils listed above since it is also great for digestion when used internally. This oil is also great for promoting clear breathing and respiratory health. It also is used to give food a more flavorful spice taste. The aroma of this oil is spicy, fruity, warm, and balsamic; its aroma is perfect for autumn and is great for diffusing during the fall season.
I used this oil in a chocolate bark recipe that I make around the holiday season; I really love the flavor it gives to the bark. You can find the recipe for this chocolate bark listed below.

Rosemary Oil 

Next up we have Rosemary Oil, Rosemary is really supportive to mental clarity as well as helping to clear out environmental threats. This is a great one to put in your diffuser; sometimes I will add this to a diffuser blend with peppermint. There's something about Rosemary that just makes me think of the holiday season. We keep fresh Rosemary in our house around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, and I just love that the aroma reminds me of the coziness of those holidays. The aroma of this oil can be described as camphoraceous and herbaceous. When taken internally Rosemary can reduce occasional fatigue. You can also diffuse Rosemary when you really need to focus or study. You will also love rosemary oil in this DIY Miracle Salve


I diffuse OnGuard almost every single day during the colder seasons to keep our family healthy. I also make my own all-purpose cleaner with OnGuard; you can check out my previous blog for making your own DIY green cleaners or you can purchase OnGuard concentrated cleaner and make a ton of your own natural green cleaners for pennies per bottle. The aroma of this oil is warm, spicy, camphoraceous, and woody, which is uplifting and energizing. This is a very powerful surface cleaner and can help to support the body’s natural antioxidant defenses.

Harvest Spice Oil 

The final oil I'm going to share with you is Harvest Spice. This oil is only available for a limited time each year. This oil is the gathering blend; it smells exactly the way you’re imagining. This oil is a proprietary blend of Cassia, Clove, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon. This is another oil that could be turned into a room spray if you would rather use this than the other blend listed above. The same goes for the sugar scrub recipe, just swap out the other essential oils and add this one. This is definitely one of my favorite limited-edition oils of all time.

Check out more autumn diffuser recipes below. 

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