DIY Pumpkin Essential Oil Blend

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As temperatures drop and leaves fall, the air fills with a cool woodsy scent that makes us want to curl up next to a roaring fire drinking hot chocolate. Or perhaps a Pumpkin Spice Latte! 🙂 What says it’s fall better than that spicy pumpkin aroma filling up the entire house? I love pumpkin spice!

Now, you can enjoy this sweet scent all year round! Today, I’m going to walk you through how to make your own pumpkin essential oil blend.

Everyone looking to live a toxic free life needs a pumpkin or pumpkin spice essential oil blend in their collection! A pumpkin spice blend can have hints of cinnamon and clove, along with nutmeg and ginger. When used in aromatherapy diffusers, it can help to create a warm and inviting ambiance.

It’s also great for seasonal DIY projects like homemade candles and potpourri. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the scent of fall all year round, try an essential oil blend recipe below and let me know how it turns out!

Is There A Pumpkin Essential Oil?

According to Meriam Webster, an essential oil is defined as

any of a class of volatile oils that give plants their characteristic odors and are used especially in perfumes and flavorings, and for aromatherapy

Unfortunately, pumpkin is one of those plants that does not produce an essential oil. It does produce a seed oil though! But it does not hold the aroma of pumpkin. Which is what we need from an essential oil! It’s all about that home smell. Pumpkin seed oil has some pretty impressive health benefits and great to use for skincare products or cooking, just not aromatherapy.

So, that’s where we have to get a little creative and make our own!

Essential Oils to use for Pumpkin Essential Oil Blend

To make the best pumpkin essential oil blend ever, you need to use essential oils that are reminiscent of fall, coffee, fresh pumpkin pie, and different herbs and spices. Blending essential oils is a great way to find the perfect pumpkin pie essential oil.

Not every recipe will call for every one of these oils, but here are some of the ones I use!

Cinnamon (Bark or Leaf)

Steam distilled from either the leaf or bark, cinnamon always says pumpkin! I’m always adding cinnamon to my pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes! Normally on top of whipped cream. I love making pumpkin essential oil blends that have slight hints of a cinnamon scent that isn’t too overpowering. But you know it’s there.

Cinnamon blends well with ginger and orange


Ginger essential oil has a warm, spicy scent that is perfect for fall. It blends well with other warming spices like cinnamon and clove, and helps to create a delicious pumpkin spice aroma. Ginger oil is also known for its digestive benefits, so it’s the perfect oil to use in your pumpkin blend.

A little goes a long way with ginger. It has a sharp and spicy scent.


Nutmeg essential oil has a sweet, spicy, and woodsy scent. It is grounding and calming, and is perfect for use during the fall season. Nutmeg oil blends well with other essential oils such as clove, ginger, and cinnamon. When used in a diffuser, it can help to create a warm and cozy atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying the changing colors of the season.


Cardamom essential oil has a fresh, spicy, and slightly woodsy scent. It is warming and uplifting, making it perfect for use in autumn blends. This makes it the perfect choice for use in blends that evoke the feeling of fall and cool weather. Its warming properties make it great for use during cold months when you need a little extra encouragement to get out of bed and face the day.


Orange essential oil is the perfect addition to any pumpkin essential oil blend! Its sweet, citrusy scent is perfect for fall and adds a touch of luxury to your autumnal preparations.


Clove essential oil has a spicy and sweet scent that is perfect for fall blends. It helps to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and its earthy notes are the perfect complement to pumpkin.


Cassia essential oil has a warm, spicy scent that is perfect for fall. It blends well with other warm essential oils like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Adding cassia to a pumpkin essential oil blend will give it a warm, autumnal scent that is perfect for diffusing this time of year.


The warm, spicy scent of allspice essential oil is the perfect addition to any pumpkin essential oil blend. Allspice has a sweet, woodsy fragrance that is reminiscent of fall. It’s also known for its healing properties, making it the perfect oil to use in your autumn blends.


Vanilla essential oil has a sweet, rich, and creamy scent that is perfect for blending in a pumpkin essential oil. Adding vanilla will create a delicious and warming Fall fragrance that is perfect for diffusing in your home.


The scent of anise essential oil is often described as licorice-like. It’s a perfect oil to use in blends this time of year, especially when making a pumpkin essential oil blend. The sweet, spicy, and slightly woodsy scent of anise essential oil is the perfect complement to the warm and earthy notes of pumpkin.

Copaiba Oleoresin

Copaiba oleoresin essential oil has a sweet, woodsy, and balsamic scent that is perfect for blending with pumpkin essential oil. Copaiba oil is known to help support the immune system and can be helpful in relieving tension headaches.

DIY Recipes

7 Pumpkin Essential Oil Blends for Diffuser

These will make a master blend in a 10 ml glass amber bottle. These make great diffuser blends that will make your home smell like fresh pumpkin!

All Things Pumpkin Spice

  • 30 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 30 drops ginger root
  • 30 drops nutmeg
  • 20 drops clove
  • 10 drops orange

Sweet Pumpkin

  • 40 drops cardamom
  • 20 drops orange
  • 10 drops cinnamon bark
  • 10 drops clove
  • 10 drops ginger

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Fresh pie straight from the oven.

  • 45 drops vanilla
  • 25 drops cardamom
  • 25 drops cinnamon bark
  • 10 drops nutmeg

Pumpkin Pie at Moms

  • 30 drops cardamom
  • 30 drops orange
  • 20 drops cinnamon bark
  • 20 drops clove

Spicy Pumpkin Spice Diffuser Blend

  • 30 drops copaiba oleoresin
  • 25 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 15 drops clove bud
  • 15 drops vanilla
  • 10 drops sweet orange
  • 10 drops nutmeg
  • 5 drops ginger root

Simple Pumpkin Pie

  • 50 drops cinnamon bark
  • 45 drops ginger root
  • 25 drops nutmeg
  • 10 drops clove

Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • 40 drops coffee essential oil
  • 30 drops sweet vanilla
  • 20 drops nutmeg
  • 20 drops ginger
  • 15 drops clove
  • 10 drops cinnamon


  • Add 12 to 15 drops of the blend above you created to 100 ml of water and diffuse away!

Pumpkin Essential Oil Blend Spray

If you love the pumpkin spice scent, try these air freshener sprays! Non toxic and the fresh scent of pumpkin? Yes please!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Room Freshener

  • 6 drops cardamom
  • 6 drops orange
  • 4 drops clove
  • 4 drops cinnamon leaf
  • 2 drops nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon alcohol (vodka or rubbing alcohol)
  • distilled water
  • 2 oz spray bottle

Fresh Outta the Oven Pumpkin Pie Room Freshener

  • 6 drops cinnamon bark
  • 4 drops ginger
  • 4 drops allspice
  • 4 drops nutmeg
  • 2 drops clove
  • 2 teaspoons alcohol (vodka or rubbing alcohol)
  • distilled water
  • 2 oz spray bottle


  • Add essential oils and other ingredients to the spray bottle. Shake well and spray! Be sure to shake each time before use.

Do you have any other pumpkin essential oil blends to share? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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