My Dear Cleaning Enthusiasts,
In last week’s newsletter, our family celebrated the fall season by enjoying the colored leaves on a drive up to the country. We all agree – Fall is our favorite season. But with all of autumn’s charm, there’s one conversation that dominates our dinner table. It divides our family and friends into distinct camps – and although it has nothing to do with politics, it’s an equally volatile discussion. In fact, we can’t even decide where our allegiances lay – with those who can't get enough of it and those who can't stand it.
We're talking about none other than the infamous Pumpkin Spice. For me, it's the embodiment of fall. A comforting blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, while the other members of my family – included my partner - consider it a great scent, but overhyped - watch this humorous video to best understand what I mean! While I stay obsessed, it can’t be disputed that many of the scents that make Pumpkin spice uniquely fall, can easily be incorporated into your cleaning routine using essential oils. H
I’d love to take an opportunity to explore the love-hate relationship with Pumpkin Spice and delve into the world of fall-flavored essential oils for cleaning that go great with Whole Naturals Castile Soap.
The Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon
I have distinct memories of pumpkins on two occasions – Halloween and Thanksgiving. It was hard to avoid the carved pumpkins that decorated my neighborhood, each year the artwork getting more and more intricate. As time passed, I started seeing (and enjoying) Pumpkin Spice lattes, Pumpkin Spice muffins, Pumpkin Spice candles and air fresheners. But why has this particular flavor become such a seasonal sensation?
For some, Pumpkin Spice is more than just a flavor; it's a symbol of the changing seasons. The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves evokes cozy images of crackling fires, oversized sweaters, and falling leaves. For me, it’s simply nostalgic. It’s a reminder of autumn's beauty and a source of comfort as the weather turns colder.
I am very aware that there are those who cringe at the mere mention of Pumpkin Spice. Arguing that it’s overused and overpowering, it detracts from the authenticity of the fall.
So, love it or hate it, I think that Pumpkin Spice is here to stay. But if you’re not a fan, yet still want to capture the essence of fall without committing to the divisive flavor, here are a few great fall-flavored essential oils combinations.
Fall-Flavored Essential Oils with Whole Naturals Castile Soap
Essential oils are natural extracts from plants, and they offer a wide range of scents that can improve and enhance your mood, and keep your home smelling great! If you prefer to capture the spirit of autumn without the polarizing effect of Pumpkin Spice. Our “go-to” hand wash can be customized using any of the following fall-inspired essential oils.
Cinnamon Bark Oil
Castile Soap Hand Soap - Our Most Requested Recipe
1/2 cup liquid castile soap
1/2 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
25 drops of your favorite fall-inspired essential oils
Empty soap bottle - 2 cups (16oz) size for this recipe
Add all the ingredients
Slowly add Whole Naturals Castile Soap so it doesn’t bubble
All-Purpose Cleaning Solution
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of Castile Soap
10-15 drops of your chosen fall-flavored essential oil (e.g., cinnamon bark, orange, clove, nutmeg, or ginger)
In a spray bottle, combine the water and Castile Soap.
Add your selected fall-flavored essential oil(s).
Shake well to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
With this simple recipe, you can enjoy the delightful scents of fall while effectively cleaning your home. The Castile Soap acts as a gentle yet powerful cleaning agent, while the essential oils provide a natural fragrance that evokes the essence of the season.
While the love-it-or-hate-it debate surrounding Pumpkin Spice may never be fully settled. However, you can capture the essence of fall without committing to this divisive flavor by incorporating fall-flavored essential oils into your cleaning routine. And for a natural, eco-friendly, and effective cleaning experience, consider partnering these oils with Castile Soap. This dynamic duo will not only leave your home sparkling but also infuse it with the comforting scents of autumn, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for all to enjoy. So, whether you're a Pumpkin Spice enthusiast or a skeptic, fall-flavored essential oils and Castile Soap offer a harmonious compromise for a truly fragrant and clean home this season. So…do you love it or hate it? Let me know!