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Fall Diffuser Blends - MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 02, 2019 by Jasmine Smith

8 Fall Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Cozy sweaters and scarfs, fall feels are real. They transport us back to times of cool morning breezes, tall boots, and beautifully unique piles of leaves. There's something about fall that feels nostalgic. Perhaps it’s the collective memories of puddle jumping and crisp fall morning mist, or maybe it reminds us of childhood Halloween prep and costume party planning. Whatever it is, nature has an incredible influence on our lives. 

Fall is a transitional period that we must fully embrace. Flip flops and tank tops won’t do the job any longer. As fall approaches, we witness leaves changing colors, trees shedding leaves, and nature turning inward for a season of change and transformation. Autumn invites us inside and we can gather plenty of wisdom from Mother Nature—to be present to the rhythms, sights, sounds, and smells of fall. 

Fall smells can bring back memories and conjure certain emotions. In fact, our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any of our other senses. The scents of fall may accompany some of the most vivid memories of our lives. These all-natural gifts from the earth remind us to be present, to witness the changing seasons, and to savor the smells and embrace the transformations in ourselves and of mother nature. Bring back the cozy memories or create your current perfect autumn aromas with my eight favorite fall essential oil blends. 

 

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

- 2 drops Cinnamon
- 2 drops Clove
- 1 drop Nutmeg

 

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Into The Woods

- 2 drops Frankincense  
- 2 White Fir 
- 2 drops Cedarwood

 
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Fresh Fall Morning

- 2 drops Eucalyptus
- 3 drops Cypress
- 1 drop Cedarwood 
- 1 drop Wintergreen

 

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Warm Fall Cozies

- 1 drop Cinnamon
- 2 drops Ginger
- 1 drop Clove
- 2 drops Cardamom

 

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All Hallows Eve

- 2 drops Clove
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 1 drop Orange
- 1 drop Spikenard

 

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Fireplace Feels

- 2 drops Douglas fir
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 1 drop Sandalwood
- 1 drop Lavender
- 2 Wild Orange

 

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Fall Leaves

- 1 drop Cassia
- 1 drop Arborvitae
- 1 drops Cardamom
- 2 drops Vetiver

 

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Cleansing Rain

- 1 drop Peppermint
- 2 drops Rosemary
- 3 drops White fir 
- 3 drops Eucalyptus
- 1 drop Tea tree


Want to learn more about essential oils? Check out how they can makeover your mood all season long! 
 

Jasmine Smith MINDBODY
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Jasmine Smith
Yogi | Meditation Teacher
About the author
Jasmine Smith is a spiritual development coach, yogi, meditation teacher, science nerd, essential oil junkie, hypnotherapist, and a former medical assistant. Not one for labels, you may find it difficult to categorize her and she's okay with that. An international teacher and innovative thought leader, Jasmine brings a depth of experience, a fresh perspective, and a new way of being 365 days a year.
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Beauty
Published Wednesday Dec 23, 2020 by Denise Prichard

Unexpected Looks and Learnings from 2020

To put it bluntly—2020 was a real bummer. When we entered the year, we all had that “20/20 vision” mindset of making the year one of travel, joy, discovering new hobbies, and conquering our fitness goals. But come March, that vision became a blurry mess of sheltering-in-place and being forced to throw our normal routines and our aspirations out the window.  

Who would have thought that something like getting a haircut would be off-limits? Or that those monthly massages wouldn’t be around to help us unwind? 2020 forced us to get creative, and you blew us away with your stick-to-itiveness. 

We recently polled you on Instagram to see which beauty and wellness services you missed the most and how you’ve re-vamped your self-care routines to stay sane during this train wreck of a year. And I must say, as I read your responses in my sweats, rocking the messiest top knot of all time, I definitely felt like I need to take it up a notch when it comes to getting ready for the workday.  

Seriously—an alarming number of you have been on point when it comes to sticking to your daily morning routines and actually wearing work clothes while on Zoom calls. Kudos to you!  

Curious to see what the takeaways were from our Instagram poll? Keep reading.

Takeaway #1: All beauty services are missed equally 
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According to your responses, you're all sick of your exposed roots and split ends equally, with 51% of you preferring to get a haircut and 49% opting for hair color. The numbers were also pretty close when it came to your nails—with 52% of you opting for a manicure over a pedicure. Due to the pandemic, the state of the beauty industry has been on a rollercoaster of openings and closings—and they need our help and support now more than ever. If you happen to live in an area where you’re able to enjoy beauty services, make sure you show your stylist or nail artist a little bit of extra love when tipping them.  

 

Takeaway #2: You miss massages, but are ready for touchless spa treatments 
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Anybody who knows me will tell you the thing I miss the most is getting a monthly massage—and 71% of you seem to agree. With most of us working from our beds or hunched over our laptops on our couches, our posture (if not our comfort) has taken a serious hit. While most of us either live in an area where massages are off-limits or we just don’t feel safe going in for one quite yet, there are some touchless spa treatments you're ready to try.  

  • 69% of you are interested in trying an infrared sauna treatment—no surprise during the cold winter months. This type of treatment uses light to directly warm your body to increase heart rate, help you sweat out the bad stuff (like all that wine we’ve been drinking), and treat chronic health problems.  
  • 31% of you are willing to brave the cold of cryotherapy. These sessions aim to decrease inflammation and speed up recovery time after an intense workout by standing in an extremely cold chamber of liquid nitrogen or dry, fresh, oxygenated air. 
  • 52% of you are down to try out salt caves. Turns out, Himalayan pink salt isn’t just for you fancy home chefs out there. By sitting in an entire room made of this salt, you can relax and potentially treat respiratory and skin issues.   
  • 48% of you are ready to suit up for a float tank sesh. If you love meditating, this is the perfect touchless spa treatment to try. Float tanks are filled with body-temperature saltwater—and they’re lightless and soundproof. You guys—I’ve tried this and it’s definitely the kind of R&R we all need right now.  
Takeaway #3: Your self-care routines are admirable 

Call it wishful thinking, but I was fully expecting most of you to say, “Zoom camera off” as your go-to beauty tip—but I guess that’s just me. Instead, you've all been pretty consistent with your morning routines—working out, showering, and dressing like you're actually going into an office. Some of you are even going the extra mile and putting on a red lip and some earrings. I’m taking notes.  

And even though this year’s challenges put a damper on our normal routines, it's inspired us to get creative with our skincare regimen. Some of you have added new serums and masks to your skincare arsenal, while others have tried out at-home facials for that quarantine glow. By far, one of the most popular answers was the incorporation of Gua Sha to help detoxify, brighten, and tighten your skin.  

This year was one for the books. But I think it made us realize there is always wellness—and that taking care of ourselves is crucial. If you're in an area where in-house beauty services are an option, book that appointment (if you feel safe to do so). If your only option right now is to stay at home, keep carrying on with your feel-good, at-home routines.  

If you're curious to see what some other wellness trends you should take note of in 2021, check out this blog 
 

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Written by
Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.