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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. 

 

essential oils fall seasonal

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.
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Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

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).