This DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Freshening Spray made with essential oils will fill your home with the cozy scent of fall and homemade pumpkin pie! I’ll also show you how to use this Pumpkin Spice essential oil recipe in your diffuser or to make mini-pumpkin potpourri to create an authentic and lovely autumn scent in your home.
Fall is in the air! Literally. With this Pumpkin Spice Room Spray and Potpourri. BOOYAH. (also, what’s the 2019 equivalent of BOOYAH? I need help from a millennial or Gen Z’er over here, I’m stuck in the 2000’s.)
Once the calendar starts creeping towards fall, the PSL addicts come out and start counting down the days until Pumpkin Spice hits Starbucks. Trader Joes goes total pumpkin flavor crazy as well, and you start seeing it everywhere… with good reason. Everyone LOVES a good pumpkin spice, it’s the scent of coziness and fireplaces and hayrides and crisp leaves.
It’s also one of the easiest scents to create naturally using essential oils, so put down those Pumpkin Spice candles and ditch those chemicals, my friends. No need to go artificial here when plant juice from spices can do the trick!
How do I make my house smell like pumpkin spice?
The easiest way to have Pumpkin Spice scent on hand all day, errrrr day is to make a small dropper bottle with the essential oils in the recipe below, and use a few drops daily in your diffuser or to make the room spray as needed. This particular recipe below shows how to turn it into a room spray with a few ingredients I already had on hand.
Today I’m going to share how you can layer the fall scent by creating a Pumpkin Spice Room Spray AND some adorable Pumpkin Spice potpourri using putka pods. Putka pods look just like teeny pumpkins and the 11 year old inside me won’t stop jumping up and down and saying, ‘squeeeeeee!’
Important note: I only use Young Living essential oils, and here’s why. Please be extremely careful purchasing essential oils from other sources (especially if the company doesn’t own their own farms), as they may contain chemicals or fillers that could be harmful to your health– and remember, these oils are in the air you breathe so you only want the best!
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Room Spray
TIP: I doubled the recipe to fit a 16 oz spray bottle because I knew I was going to use a lot of it.
- 8 oz distilled water
- 20 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
- 15 drops Nutmeg essential oil
- 15 drops Clove essential oil
- 10 drops Orange essential oil
- 5 drops Cardamon essential oil
- 5 drops Copaiba essential oil
- pinch of salt to help it disperse
- glass spray bottle
1. Add the oils to the glass spray bottle and fill with water.
2. Place cap on top and shake.
3. To use, shake before each use and spray around the room.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Potpourri
- Pumpkin Spice Room Spray (see above)
- orange putka pods (I got them on Etsy and used 8 cups for these photos)
1. Lay the pods in a single layer on a flat surface or large bowl. Spray the pods with the room spray and let dry.
2. Stir, and repeat the process– spray and let dry again. Once dry, add to vase or dish and refresh as needed (see tip below, you can also use a concentrated essential oil mix instead!) I used an open top terrarium so the scent would enter the room and you could still see what’s inside.
TIP: You can also mix the essential oils in a dropper bottle (don’t add the water), and use as a ready-to-go Pumpkin Spice diffuser blend!
Here in the south, fall starts a bit later so pumpkin spice is about the only sign of ‘fall’ we have for another month or so. The leaves are starting to change a bit but honestly we’re still hitting up the pool some days after school! As someone who loves summer, I’m okay with that– Pumpkin Spice spray and pooltime for the win!
How do you prep for fall? Are you a pumpkin spice lover too?