Scents for Fall

October 19, 2017


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When we think of fall we remember the scents of apple pie, cookies and cinnamon.

Naturally, many of us are picking up our favorite fall scented candles to bring the feeling of fall inside our homes. says that 75% of our emotions are influenced by what we smell!

“We are 100 times more likely to remember something we smell over something we see, hear or touch!” -

Grandma cares deeply about the ingredients she adds to her soap and this prompted us to consider what ingredients influence the powerful smells that make up our favorite candles.

Did you know that many scented candles are a source of indoor air pollution? It’s important to look at labels when buying candles. Many of them put off chemicals that are just as dangerous as second-hand smoke!

Some of the candles you see at your regular grocery store are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin is a petroleum waste product that is bleached before turned into wax. It creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned. Both benzene and toluene are carcinogens, which when burned can irritate lungs and have been shown to irritate asthma sufferers more.

Some aromatherapy candles can also be harmful. Watch out for aromatherapy candles with synthetic oils. Synthetic oils release microscopic particles that can cause health problems when inhaled. If you want to use candles, look for ones that use natural essential oils instead.

After finding this information, Grandma encouraged us to get back to basics. Why not fill your home with the actual scents that inspire our favorite candles?

We believe in using products that are safe for our bodies and good for our soul.

Rather than burning the potential harmful oil, Grandma put together a few of her favorite stove top simmer recipes that will fill your home with scents of fall. Simply add ingredients to a small pot of water over low heat, and adjust ingredient quantity to your liking.

Fall Spice Simmer Pot Recipe
Clove, Cinnamon Sticks, Apple Juice
Fresh Fall Simmer Pot Recipe
Orange Peel, Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks
Sweet Fall Simmer Pot Recipe
Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks, Vanilla Extract
Fall Nights Simmer Pot Recipe
Dried Lavender, Anise, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks

Grandma’s products have no detergents, dyes, fragrances or other additives. We believe that simple is better, which is why we recommend trying these simple simmer pot recipes to keep your home smelling like all your favorite fall scents.

Get back to basics. Explore Grandma’s thoughtful made natural soaps here and be sure to grab our Herbal of the Month for October, Oatmeal, Milk and Honey!



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