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top Fall scents and aromatherapy benefits

Aromatherapy

Top Fall Scents and a Look at Blending

Autumn is a time of the year that you can literally smell coming. Once Fall hits, distinctive scents fill the air to create a sense of warmth. It is no wonder why many love the fall season as it is full of natural smells and flavors that can offer a multitude of aromatherapy benefits. Below, we will discuss some of the most distinctive fall scents and how to utilize them in aromatherapy to enhance the benefits.

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Top Fall Scents and Aromatherapy Benefits:


Pumpkin Spice


Pumpkin spice is typically one of the first scents that you are likely to note when thinking about the fall season. Try out MONQ's fall Pumpkin Spice personal diffuser blend for yourself! Whether it’s pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes, many crave pumpkin scents as the months turn colder. Filling your home with a pumpkin scent can create a much more warm and inviting scent. This effectively creates a peaceful and rich atmosphere.

Cinnamon


Cinnamon is another extremely common scent that you are likely to experience during the autumn season. This scent offers a very sweet, yet spicy recognizable fragrance. Benefits of cinnamon include feeling more alive and upbeat as well as an increased sense of awareness. 2 Along with these positive effects, it has been shown to help with relaxation by reducing stressful feelings. You are likely to experience the many benefits cinnamon has to offer through drinking and smelling cinnamon tea or consuming cinnamon with seasonal favorites. Try the benefits of cinnamon, found in MONQ's Cozy and Delight personal diffuser blend.

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Ginger


Another interesting yet offbeat scent that can be considered an autumn favorite would have to be ginger. After all, gingerbread is one of the essential desserts of the fall months. Typically, blending ginger with cinnamon introduces the scent. However, ginger alone can have many unique benefits. It is an excellent option to consider if you are looking for a scent that is invigorating and uplifting. Along with it being an effective energizer and mood booster. Thus, when combined with pumpkin and cinnamon, it can be a very powerful blend to consider. Try the benefits of ginger, found in MONQ's Relieve personal diffuser blend.

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Clove


There is a reason you likely love the smell of Chai tea, as it is full of Fall scents. Try out clove, found in MONQ's Bright blend pod. One of these rich and delicious scents is clove. In addition to the warmth and richness it offers, clove has been known to help to support the mind as well. Along with this, like many other fall scents, it is a natural mood booster. Because of this, clove oil is a particularly good option to consider when you are looking for aromatherapy oils to use during these drearier months. It is especially helpful when blended with other mood-boosting Fall scents.

Using Oils Effectively


When looking at the oils above as individual scents or in conjunction with other essential oils to create seasonal blends, it is important to note the specific oils you are using. For example, if you're planning on playing with essential oils and making your own blends, you should be mindful of the strength of the oils that you use. Tea Tree has a strong scent, for example, as does cinnamon, and many of the spices such as ginger. While they're all great oils, they can overpower the rest of the blend if you're not careful.

In mixing mints, fir, clove, vanilla or other oils with spicy ones, make sure that you use a bit more of those milder scents to achieve the best possible balance. Once you've found a blend you love, the next decision is how to use it. Room diffusers can work well for milder scents such as vanilla, sandalwood or fir, but the way that they release oils means that they can create quite overpowering scents when you use them with stronger oils.

If you're after a blend to use as a pick-me-up, then you can infuse jewelry or handkerchiefs with it. Inhale periodically throughout the day to support your well-being. Alternatively, if you're after something that you can enjoy throughout the day at home, then try using an electronic diffuser. This slowly releases your favorite oils and can be a great choice. The right blend will make your home feel cozy, warm, and welcoming. It really adds to the feeling that the fall is finally here.

If creating your own blend seems too daunting or you are unsure of where to begin, MONQ offers a wide range of personal diffusers that allow for a pleasing balance of oils while offering the blend necessary to achieve the scent and feeling you desire. Check out the shop to view the different blends and to learn more about how the right scent could help usher you into the fall season!

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