Top Fall Scents and a Look at Blending

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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. In addition to its welcoming tones, pumpkin pie’s spicy aroma has been shown to be an effective aphrodisiac for men.1


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 the ability to minimize drowsiness, irritability, and even helping with boosting concentration levels.2 Along with these positive effects, it has been shown to effectively help with relaxation by reducing stressful or nervous feelings. You are likely to experience the many benefits cinnamon has to offer through drinking and smelling cinnamon tea. You also can by consuming cinnamon with seasonal favorites. Aromatherapy treatments effectively use cinnamon oil and are a great addition to your fall routine. Try the benefits of cinnamon, found in MONQ’s Cozy and Delight personal diffuser blend. 

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If you have ever thought the smell of pine cones is invigorating, there is a reason. Pine actually contains a specific component that can effectively stimulate a segment of the brain that can boost alertness levels. Along with boosting alertness, it has been known to provide uplifting sensations which can put you in a much better overall mood. Along with effectively putting one in a better mood, it can even help to relieve various aches and pains, thereby promoting better focus, memory, and a reduction in mental fatigue. Use pine oil in an aromatherapy routine through the use of a diffuser, personal or otherwise, for its excellent benefits. Try the benefits of pine, found in MONQ’s Mountain personal diffuser blend. 


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, it has also been shown to be a natural aphrodisiac. Thus, when combined with pumpkin and cinnamon, it can be a very powerful aphrodisiac blend to consider. Try the benefits of ginger, found in MONQ’s Relieve personal diffuser blend. 


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 R pod blend. 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 stimulate 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 give yourself a boost. 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 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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By Jesse Waddell

Jesse is a writer and editor who enjoys being surrounded by the scents and relief that essential oils can provide. When he is not busy writing he can be found practicing the guitar and playing with his Yorkie named Little Terpene.

Favorite MONQ blend: Mountain

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The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers. MONQ blends should not be inhaled into the lungs.

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