Fall Smells That Won’t Compromise Air Quality

Oranges and cinnamon on table

Get Your Home Smelling Sweet

Fall is a time for changing leaves, chillier days, and pumpkin spice. One of the best parts of this time of year is all the yummy smells that make your home feel warm and cozy.

If you’re looking to get that sweet apple spice, pumpkin, or evergreen scent in your home, consider doing so in a way that won’t negatively affect your indoor air quality. Here are some of our favorite air quality friendly ways to freshen up your home with sweet fall smells.

Dried Flowers and Foliage

Dried flowers are a great way to bring color and fragrance into your home. Bunches of roses, strawflowers and lavender will have a longer lasting smell and look beautiful on your shelf or table.

To hop into the winter smells a bit early, place a sprig of your favorite evergreen in a vase for fresh, holiday cheer.

Essential Oils

An essential oil diffuser is sure to get you in the fall mood. Some of our favorite oil scents for fall include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Pine and Eucalyptus
  • Citrus
  • Apple
  • Spice

The steam from the diffuser will spread the smell throughout the home without compromising air quality.


Who doesn’t love a nice big slice of warm apple pie? When you’re baking up a storm, your whole home slowly fills with the lovely scent of whatever heavenly dish you’re preparing. Put on your apron and cook up some pumpkin pie, apple sauce, cinnamon cookies, and maybe even some hot chocolate to wash it all down!

Pomander Balls

Get the kids in on the good-smelling fun by making Pomander Balls together. By sticking cloves into the skin of an orange, you activate a lovely citrus and wood smell that will freshen up any room. It’s a simple craft that will have you ready to cozy up for the night.

If you’re looking for more ways to improve your air quality this season, give Air Care & Canyon Lake Air Conditioning a call at (210) 794-6859!

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