With fall officially here, it’s time to embrace the cold weather, slip into chunky sweaters, warm up to soups and stews, and venture outdoors to enjoy the foliage.
If you can’t get enough of the taste and smells of fall and want to incorporate them throughout your entire day, try out a few creative ways to indulge your senses:
1. Spice Up Your Morning Brew
When you think of fall coffee beverages, your mind probably automatically jumps to pumpkin spice lattes. However, fall flavors include far more than just pumpkin, and they’re equally delicious in your morning cup of coffee or tea.
You can either buy fall-flavored coffee grinds, teas, and creamers or use the spices in your pantry to make your next favorite fall drink. Popular fall spices include gingerbread, vanilla, cinnamon, turmeric, maple, and peppermint.
But, if you are a flavored coffee grind, creamer, or tea person, there are a lot of fall flavors to try including apple cider, maple, caramel apple, cranberry spice, and marshmallow.
2. Fall in Love with Your Skincare Routine
The fall season means transition; the humidity drops, and the atmosphere becomes cooler. With the changing temperature, the way your skin reacts to the air around you changes as well.
During summer, the atmosphere is more humid, which keeps your skin moisturized and protected. But during fall, the dry and cold air alongside the operation of heaters make the skin start losing moisture, resulting in dryness, sensitivity, and irritation.
In turn, it is essential that you change your skincare routine and products for fall to maintain health, glowing, and happy skin year-round. A few skincare tweaks to make include:
- Using a thick moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated
- Avoiding the use of exfoliants and retinoids to steer clear from the irritating effects
- Adding vitamin C to your regimen to boost collagen production for a brighter complexion
And, of course, you can find these cold-weather skincare products and more in your favorite fall scents. With pumpkin lip balm, ginger facemasks, and antioxidant cranberry face wash, you can build a deliciously indulgent skincare routine.
3. Get Cooking
After the hot summers, the cooler temperatures of fall call for warm recipes, both savory and sweet.
From apples to squash and mushroom, there are plenty of ingredients to make great-tasting dishes with seasonal fruits and vegetables from the local markets.
From veggie-packed spaghetti pasta to green salads, cauliflower rice, roasted squash, and cinnamon roll pancakes, many of the best fall dishes are quick and easy to make and pass for everyday fare. Even better, they fill your home with the typical smells of fall.
4. Embrace Aromatherapy
The scents of fall are natural gifts of Mother Nature that reminds you to be present and embrace the transformations happening all around. So, why not bring these scents into your home?
A holistic healing treatment, aromatherapy involves the use of aromatic materials like essential oils to improve the overall health of the body, mind, and spirit.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the best ways to turn your home into an aromatic autumnal haven.
Try mixing different essential oils to create unique fall flavor blends like the ones listed below:
- Pumpkin Spice– Two drops cinnamon, two drops clove, and one drop nutmeg
- Fresh Fall Morning– Two drops eucalyptus, three drops cypress, one drop cedarwood, and one drop wintergreen
- Halloween– Two drops clove, two drops frankincense, one drop orange, and one drop spikenard
- Warm Fall– One drop cinnamon, two drops ginger, one drop clove, and two drops cardamom
5. Relax with CBD Tinctures
From the endless fall activities to the back-to-school to-do lists and increasing work projects, fall marks the end of summer and the beginning of a season of stress and busyness for many.
In such a scenario, stress-busters like CBD tinctures are a blessing to avoid the pressure and enjoy the fall season instead.
CBD tinctures are made by mixing water and alcohol to extract the compounds from the cannabis plant. To take them, you simply place a drop of the liquid under your tongue and enjoy the soothing effects.
If you’re wondering how to find the ideal CBD tincture flavor, all you have to do is blend the liquid with a flavored CBD oil. A few fun fall flavors to try include cinnamon, apple, vanilla, pumpkin, maple, and ginger.
Make the Fall Feels Real
The shift in the seasons is a fabulous time to slow down, set intentions, and reflect. Fall is the perfect time to reset, reflect, and release – so don’t let it pass by you.
Slip into your sweater, grab your favorite fall drink, inhale the spiced aromas, and embrace every single fall moment.
About The Author:
Rebecca is a writer at heart, contributing to many blogs and other creative works. She enjoys hiking and yoga, even performing yoga on top of some mountains after a great climb.