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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

Relaxation
Expert Advice
Recipes

“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

 

halloween fall essential oils

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
Written by
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.
death of the walk-in
The Latest
Published Wednesday May 20, 2020 by Sara Lesher

When Salons Near Me Reopen: What To Expect From The First Visit Back

Beauty
Salon

Times are strange right now, as you all know. We’ve all heard the phrase “new normal” about a million times already, and all the while, things are still changing every day. If you asked me a few months ago what I’d be writing about right now, I would never have guessed I’d be interviewing someone about what it’s like to get a haircut

Nonetheless, we’re all doing our best to band together and help each other out right now. You may have noticed salons and spas offering messages of support, video tutorials for DIY beauty, and now, waitlists and announcements of reopening their doors. But as we all know, this isn’t the “old normal” anymore, and there will be changes. 

Here’s what you can expect to be different when you finally head back into the salon or spa:


Going the distance

As salons and spas begin to reopen, they’ll likely have to make changes due to new social distancing requirements. When you enter the space, you’ll probably see a complete rearrangement. Stations will be separated by at least six feet, and some might even be removed to allow for more space. Salons that don’t have that much space to spare are putting in temporary walls or partitions. 

On top of that, there may be fewer appointments scheduled at the same time (and definitely no walk-ins) to limit the number of people in the building. Say goodbye to waiting rooms and lobbies—you’ll likely be asked to wait outside or in your car until the exact start time of your appointment to prevent too many people crowding the front.


Keeping it clean

In addition to their increase in space, salons and spas will likely up their cleaning standards and procedures. We surveyed active consumers on the Mindbody app and learned that among the many changes beauty and wellness businesses can make upon reopening, following rigorous sanitization guidelines is the most important. You’ll probably see social posts or confirmation emails that outline new cleaning protocols, and you may notice some signage hanging around the building to reassure that the areas have been disinfected. Employees, and even guests, will be wearing masks and/or gloves, and you may even get a spritz of hand sanitizer at the door. According to Salon 124 Group, getting these supplies is turning out to be one of the largest obstacles for reopening.

In between each appointment, they’ll thoroughly disinfect the area before the next client arrives. Not only that, but each time you move to a new station (like from shampoo to haircut), they may also wipe down the station as soon as you get up to make sure it’s clean for the next guest. 
 

literally check ourselves out

Checking yourself out 

After a good haircut, we all want to check ourselves out. And now that we’re all more cautious of germs and bacteria, we also want to literally check ourselves out at the end of our appointments. Out of the various fitness, beauty, and wellness businesses on our platform, consumers feel most comfortable returning to hair salons, and 62.7% said hair cutting, coloring, styling, barbering, or blow-drying would be the first beauty service they book once restrictions are lifted. An extra, important layer of comfort can be added in the form of contactless payments.

Many salons and spas will likely be incorporating some sort of contactless checkout process to limit touch points. They may end up taking your payment information at check-in via text and removing the front desk, so you don’t have to interact with another person face-to-face.


Switching it up

All-in-all, you can expect changes—and lots of them. Whether it’s increased retail offerings, curbside pickups, virtual consultations, at-home appointments, or video tutorials, many salons and spas are getting creative with how they offer support to their clients. Above all, they want to help us feel beautiful, confident, and somewhat normal during this time—and for that, we’re so thankful.


Want to hear about a real salon experience firsthand? One of our own got her hair done at a reopened salon in Georgia—here’s how it went.

Are you a salon owner yourself? Check out the Reboot Kit for Salons, Spas, & Wellness Businesses for extensive info and advice on how to prepare for reopening.



MINDBODY. “COVID-19 APP USER SURVEY #5.” MAY 2020.
Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).