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3 DIY Fall Roll-On Perfume Oil Recipes


Essential oils blends for fall in roll-top bottles.

The last days of summer are retreating, and I always find great relief during the changing seasons. The cool breezes return, as does the rain here in the Willamette Valley. The days grow shorter, and leaves put their vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds on display. Autumn is fleeting, and finding beauty and respite in this ephemeral time of year can help us transition smoothly into cooler weather.

I created these three essential oil blends based on my own memories and impressions in the fall, and I hope you find them as uplifting and aromatically inspiring as I do! I used organic fractionated coconut MCT oil for these roll-on recipes due to its neutral scent and ability to absorb quickly into skin without the oily residue. If MCT is not your thing, any favorite carrier oil will do! Almond oil, organic argan oil, organic chia seed oil, organic camellia seed oil, organic jojoba oil, and organic sacha inchi oil are all great for the skin, though some may add their own unique scents to a blend.

A sweet and spicy essential oil blend for fall uses pink peppercorns in a roll-top bottle.

Sugar and Spice Blend

This blend is sweet and slightly spiced, and it’s also my favorite out of the three! Peru balsam is a thicker oil, though it’s steam-distilled and blends well into the carrier. It smells like rich and earthy vanilla, which I absolutely love in perfume blends, and this is a wonderful alternative to vanilla absolute! The dark color of Peru balsam essential oil turned my blend a light brown, and you may see a few light brown flecks, which is totally normal for Peru balsam.

*Pro Tip: At 9 drops, this blend is a 1.5% dilution when mixed with 1 oz. of carrier oil and a 1% dilution of vitamin E oil as a preservative. This is only necessary when using fresh herbs.

A classic fall essential oil blend with spice and citrus notes like cardamom, sweet orange, and ginger make this a perfect fall essential oil blend.

Classic Fall Spices Blend

For a traditional autumnal blend, this combination uses warm fall spices with festive sweet orange. Other options for a fall spice blend include nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice essential oils, or any substitutions that fit your fancy! This recipe includes a 1% dilution of vitamin E oil as a preservative.

A fall essential oil blend in a roll-top bottle includes rosemary essential oil, spearmint essential oil, and scotch pine essential oil for a woodsy, forest aroma.

Misty Woodland Blend

Not a fan of the spiced combinations? This aroma blend reminds me of Oregon's forests when autumn rains return after the end of a hot and dry summer. Herbaceous and woodsy, with a hint of mint and fragrant cedar trees. This recipe includes a 1% dilution of vitamin E oil as a preservative.



  1. Carefully drop essential oils and vitamin E oil into a glass bottle with roll top.
  2. Top with MCT oil or other preferred carrier oil.
  3. Attach roller top and lid.
  4. Gently roll or invert bottle to mix.
  5. Apply as a personal perfume or sniff the bottle for a quick pick-me-up!


Pro Tips

  • These recipes can easily be increased to make larger quantities.
  • We recommend keeping essential oils at a dilution rate of 2% or lower to avoid potential skin irritations.
  • If you prefer or already have it on hand, please feel free to replace the pink pepper oil with black pepper essential oil. It will add a slightly spicier note to the blend. I like to use pink pepper essential oil for its bright, citrusy character while still adding a kick of spice.
  • You can easily make substitutions to match your taste, and you can also leave out certain oils as desired.
  • Use our Essential Oil Dilution Guide with Calculator to measure the correct dilution percentage.


Need Another Way to Enjoy A Fall Aroma?

Try This Ginger and Citrus Aroma Spray Recipe!


You May Also Be Interested In:

How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends

Fuss-Free Fragrance with Our Roll-On Perfume Oils

Floral Essential Oil Perfume Roll-On Recipes for Spring


Three fall essential oil roll-on recipes include sweet and spice, forest, and a classic fall aromas to take with you!




Topics: Aromatherapy, Recipes


Written by Kendle on October 17, 2019

Kendle is a Product Coordinator with Mountain Rose Herbs. Born in Portland, Oregon, she has called many different places home across the country. After earning her Associates degree in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado where she spent six years working in the herbal supplement and body care industry before coming back to Oregon. Currently she is engaged in extensive independent study and experimentation in the areas of folk herbalism, homebrewing, and painting. She believes that one of the most important methods for understanding herbs is to experience them, and to truly take the time to listen to your body to find what works best for the individual. She and her partner spend their time exploring the wilderness, hunting mushrooms, concocting herbal remedies, and reading voraciously.

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