There is something about the change of the season and the chill in the air that makes everyone think about warm scents like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. There is nothing better than your busy day coming to an end, stepping inside your home to escape the brisk wind, and taking in a deep breath of that warm fall scent. Let us help you create that true warm and inviting scent with these easy do-it-yourself crafts that are sure to leave your house smelling just like fall.

Simmering Potpourri

A bounty of aromatics will fill your home with this potpourri trick. Place the ingredients in a slow cooker and fill with water just enough so that the ingredients are covered. Turn on low or warm and leave your on your kitchen counter for no longer than 6 hours. Your home will be filled with a wonderful spice-filled scent. Try mixing any combination of these ingredients to make your favorite scent:10_1_Fall_MB_Crockpot

  • Fresh Ginger
  • Vanilla – extract or whole bean
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Spices – nutmeg, cloves, or your favorite
  • Cranberries
  • Orange peels or oil
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Ground cloves
    * measurements of each will vary based upon your desired smell


We love things that smell good and look beautiful. This fall potpourri garland achieves both. String up dried orange slices and bay leaves into a beautiful garland to create a sweet scent that adds a rustic look to your mantel or table. You can mix it up by adding oil-soaked pine cones or other dried fruit.


Candles and Coffee Beans10_1_Fall_MB_CoffeeBean_Candles

Pumpkin spice lattes may take the cake for most basic fall flavor and scent, but this little centerpiece will give your home a twist to this aroma. Place dark roast coffee beans in small vases or mason jars and insert a pumpkin-scented votive candle. When lit, the heat from the candle will warm the coffee beans, giving the perfect blend of pumpkin and coffeehouse aromas.


Melting Scent Burners

If you have a wax or oil burner, try adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to coconut oil and placing your mixture in the burner dish. When the oil warms, it will allow the scent from the spices to fill your room.

Soaking Pine Cones 10_1_Fall_MB_Pine_Cone

If you live where pinecones fall from the trees in abundance, gather some and add drops of cinnamon essential oil. Once the oil is absorbed, place the pinecones in decorative bowls around your home for a rich cinnamon scent.





Make your home feel warm, cozy, and welcoming this season. Let us know your favorite scent combination in the comments below.

Monique B.

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Monique B. began her journey at Publix in 2010, where she fell in love with the fact that, as an associate, she was also part owner of the company. Since then, she has dedicated her skills in organization and creativity to Publix, taking a special interest in social media. At the end of the day, she hopes The Publix Checkout leaves you with the knowledge that Publix is more than just a grocery store – we’re experts, we’re family, and we’re here to help!

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