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THE 5 WONDERS OF AUTUMN

 (Kailin's first Autumn with us)
All over the world, people simply cannot resist the idea of Autumn. You know it’s coming when you start seeing the colorful scarves and coats and rosy cheeks! The beauty and warmth brought by the sudden change of colors in the trees and the aroma of sweet marshmallows on hot cocoa in the coffee shops are more clues that Autumn is here.  Your heart starts to fill with excitement  knowing you’ll be enjoying winter by December when you start experiencing the exquisite feeling of Autumn.

Autumn is one of the clement seasons where summer bids goodbye transitioning to winter. As per Britannica, it’s usually defined in the Northern Hemisphere as the period between the autumnal equinox (day and night equal in length), September 22 or 23, and the winter solstice (year’s shortest day), December 21 or 22; and in the Southern Hemisphere as the period between March 20 or 21 and June 21 or 22. (source: https://www.britannica.com/science/autumn-season)

Enough of the science and let’s go with fun! Here are 5 reasons why Autumn is considered one of the most loved seasons of the year.

GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO CRISP, COOL NIGHTS!
October (sometimes this starts in September) is a great month for everyone who wants to take a break from the intense summer heat as warm days are over and start to give way to cool nights. Say goodbye to the air conditioner as Autumn invites cooler breezes which can be a good reason to open windows and turn off the electricity!

Check out these 10 DIY Diffuser Recipes to get that extra feeling of Autumn even if you’re inside the house, relaxing and spending time with your family: 

  • SWEET FALL
2 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Bergamot

  • FALL RAIN
1 drop Lavender
2 drops Bergamot
3 drops Clary Sage

  • SPICY NIGHTS
2 drops White Fir
2 drops Sandalwood
4 drops Cypress

  • AUTUMN HUES
1 drop Wild Orange
2 drops Douglas Fir
2 drops Cinnamon
3 drops Cardamom

  • PUMPKIN SPICE
4 drops Cinnamon
3 drops Clove
2 drops Ginger
2 drops Orange

  • AUTUMN LANE
2 drops Balance
2 drops Siberian Fir
2 drops Cedarwood

  • AUTUMN DELIGHT
3 drops Cassia
3 drops Bergamot
1 drop Cinnamon Bark

  • APPLE ORCHARD
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Copaiba
2 drops Douglas Fir

  • HAY RIDE HEYDAY
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Lavender

  • OCTOBER BREEZE
4 drops Siberian Fir
2 drops Cinnamon
2 drops Douglas Fir
1 drop Clove

IT’S ALL ABOUT COLORS

Autumn is often called Fall in the United States because leaves fall from the trees. This is when the leaves from the trees embrace the earth and add warmth through its colors - amber, gold, red, and orange. Imagine warm colors colliding with the cool and crispy breeze. Such a perfect combination, right? 

FALL HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE FUN
Autumn is full of festivities wherever you are in the world and indeed this is the perfect season to practice your Instagram-photography skills. Depending where you are you may be able to check out these festivities:

  • Masskara Festival - Festival of Smiles in the Philippines (source: https://guidetothephilippines.ph/articles/history-culture/masskara-festival-bacolod-guide)
  • Matchmaking Festival (source: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/festivals/annual-matchmaking-festival-lisdoonvarna-ireland
  • Wake Forest Dance Festival (source: https://www.wakeforestdancefestival.org/2019-event)
  • Thanksgiving Day (source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/thanksgiving-day)
  • Entenrennen - German Rubber Duck Race (source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entenrennen)
  • Oktoberfests (source: https://www.oktoberfest.de/en/)

Just don’t forget to bring your favorite go-to essential oils to keep you safe from any local challenges (bug bites?? Spicy foods??) or other “travel-threats” you may encounter along the way. We know during this particular Autumn Season being safe is of the utmost importance.
  1. Digest Zen. Keep your digestive system on track as you intake food. 
  2. doTERRA Balance. Keep yourself stress-free for stressful moments such as getting to the airport and through security on time. 
  3. doTERRA OnGuard. Support your immune system while traveling. Can also be used for travel-ready homemade hand cleansers.

LET THE FALL FASHION GURU OUT

It’s time to turn your closet upside down and get those colorful sweaters and scarves out! But you suddenly stop and realize that long stored clothes can sometimes call for less than desirable odors. 

Bring life back to your clothes (and save you money on buying new ones) with this simple essential oil linen spray. Combine 30 drops of essential oils and ¼ cup of witch hazel (or rubbing alcohol as a great alternative) into an eight-ounce spray bottle. Shake well and fill with distilled water. Spritz your heart out over sweaters and jackets, even over pillowcases for that fresh and clean-smelling linens.
Other powerful oil combinations: 
  • 15 drops Lemon and 15 drops Lavender
  • 15 drops Douglas Fir and 15 drops Grapefruit
  • 15 drops Peppermint and 15 drops Lime

FEAST LIKE A QUEEN (OR KING)
Okay, don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to undermine your dietary plan (I also follow one, so yes we’re still focused on our health) but hey, #YOLO and Autumn season is the best excuse to get those sweet cravings for caramel apples, pecan pies, pumpkin pies and…YOU NAME IT! And don’t forget the whipped cream (Vegan of course!) for an extravagant experience. (As always, portion control!)

This must-try healthy Apple Recipe that doTERRA people love to make with a twist of Lemon Oil.  Baking with Lemon oil is a great way to infuse a bit of citrus flavor into your desserts. The lemon in this recipe brings a sunny brightness to a traditional fall dessert.

(For my Vegan friends: https://lovingitvegan.com/vegan-pie-crust-with-coconut-oil/)

Instructions: 
  1. Mix all pie filling ingredients together. Cook on medium heat until it comes to a boil. Stir constantly so that sugars don't burn. Set aside. 
  2. For the pie crust, place flour, salt, and butter in a medium bowl. Crumb together.
  3. Place the egg, vinegar, and cold water in a separate bowl. Mix thoroughly. 
  4. Slowly pour the liquid into the bowl with your dry ingredients, folding it in as you pour until flour mixture is moistened. Don't overmix. Divide into four balls. 
  5. Roll out two balls to make the bottom crust and place in two nine-inch pie shells. 
  6. Distribute pie filling between two pie crusts.
  7. Slice one tablespoon of butter and distribute evenly across the top of the pie filling.
  8. Roll out the top crust and place on top of filling.
  9. Pinch the bottom and top crust together between thumb and index finger. 
  10. Bake at 350° F for one hour, or until golden brown. 
Tip: Brush the top of the crust with egg whites and sprinkle on some raw sugar for a rustic look.

What’s your favorite item about Autumn? Share it with us and comment down below!

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