We are now deep into fall. The crisp, cool air is changing the color of the leaves. The time change earlier this month means that nighttime comes earlier.
I feel like I should be getting ready for bed, look at my watch, and see it is only 5:45pm! It’s so dark!!!
For the fall, I prefer warm, spicy scents like cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and nutmeg in the diffuser. These smell “cozy” to me. It is true that scents can create feelings of nostalgia. I imagine myself snuggled up by the fireplace, basking in its heat, about to fall asleep. Because when it is cold and rainy outside, all I want to do is sleep.
To help me to deal with the blues of shorter daylight hours, I pair those spicy scented oils with orange or other citrus oils. I feel like that is a good balance and they complement each other nicely.