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3 Crafty Ways to Cozy Up for the Fall

Aimee Hughes
3 Crafty Ways to Cozy Up for the Fall

It’s time to get cozy and settle in for the fall. Some of us need a little creative boost in the house and home department (I know I do), so here are a few delicious and crafty ideas to get you started.

1. Decorate with Pine Cones

This is a great excuse to get outside and start foraging in nature like you did when you were a kid. Be on the lookout for an assortment of pine cones. Pick the ones you like and bring them inside.

Place them in a large bowl and drizzle a few drops of cinnamon, clove, sweet orange or allspice essential oil over them. Put the bowl somewhere in your home and enjoy bringing a bit of nature indoors.

2. Boil Apples for Breakfast

One Ayurvedic recipe for the season that’s perfect for adding a warm, holiday-like scent to your home is this simple boiled apple recipe. All you need is an apple and four whole cloves.

Bring a pot of water to boil. In the meantime, cut your apple into fours and puncture each piece with a clove. Be sure to take out the seeds. Place the clove-scented apple quarters in the pot and let cook for five minutes.

After five minutes, retrieve your cooked apples and take out the cloves. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon powder and enjoy for breakfast!

3. Curl Up with a Favorite Book and a Seasonally-Scented Bookmark

One thing I’m looking forward to is more cozy reading time. Why not spruce up your page-turning with a homemade bookmark scented with essential oils that smell of autumn? Think cinnamon, clove and sweet orange essential oils.

All you need is a piece of felt from a craft store or one lying around your house. Cut the felt into the perfect rectangular shape fit for a bookmark. Then drop a few drops of your favorite fall-inspired essential oil on the felt, tuck it into your current reading material, and delight in your newly scented bookmark as you curl up for an evening of reading.

Aimee Hughes
Holistic health writer and lead staff writer for the Yandara Yoga Institute.