Pumpkin-spice Aromatherapy Blends: Photo Credit Sharon Falsetto All Rights Reserved
Pumpkin-spice Aromatherapy Blends: Photo Credit Sharon Falsetto All Rights Reserved

In the final post of my pumpkin-spice trilogy, I have created three pumpkin-spice aromatherapy blends using pumpkin seed oil and a number of spice essential oils as discussed in last week’s post. Add a little seasonal zest to your aromatherapy products this Fall with these easy-to-create pumpkin-spice aromatherapy blends!

The Basic Pumpkin-spice Essential Oil Formula

I created the same essential oil base formula and added it to the three products I created for this post. It is a 2% dilution rate (12 drops of essential oils to 1 oz of base product) and may need adjusting for use with certain groups. DO NOT use this blend with babies and children, in pregnancy, with seniors, or with those who have certain health conditions. In addition, pay attention to the following cautions for individual essential oils:

  • 3 drops of cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): Do not use in pregnancy; possible irritation of the mucous membranes.

  • 2 drops nutmeg (Myristica fragrans).

  • 9 drops cardamomum ( Elettaria cardamomum): See next week’s essential oil profile on this specific essential oil for more information!

  • 5 drops clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum): Possible irritation of the skin and mucous membranes.

  • 5 drops ginger (Zingiber officinale): Slightly photo-toxic (avoid sun exposure after use) and possible skin sensitization.

Consult a certified aromatherapist before use if you are unfamiliar with essential oils.

Pumpkin-spice Diffusion Blend

This is the base formula that I created (as above). Add the undiluted blend to your aromatherapy diffuser, following the manufacturer’s guidelines for use. Some diffusers may need the addition of water in order to work effectively.

Diffuse in a well-ventilated area (this is a potent aroma) to create a Fall feeling, and to combat colds, sniffles, and coughs. The addition of cardamom essential oil to this blend promotes emotional well-being, eases anxiety, and dissipates mental fatigue.

Pumpkin-spice Body Oil

My pumpkin-spice body oil contains a base of pumpkin seed oil and vanilla-infused jojoba oil to compliment the spicy essential oils. Use this blend in moderation and do not apply to the face:

  • 0.5 oz pumpkin seed oil

  • 0.5 oz vanilla-infused jojoba oil

  • pumpkin-spice essential oil blend (as above).

Blend together all of the ingredients, shake well, and store in amber-colored glass bottle in a cool, dark place.

Pumpkin-spice Body Scrub

Prepare your skin for winter, with this melody of spices, vanilla, and pumpkin in a warming mix of demerara sugar and sandalwood powder. This is a wash-off product. Do not apply to sensitive areas such as the face:

  • 1.75 oz demerara sugar

  • 0.5 oz pumpkin seed oil

  • 0.5 oz vanilla-infused jojoba oil

  • 0.1 oz sandalwood (Santalum spictum) powder

  • pumpkin-spice essential oil blend (as above).

Mix together all of the ingredients. Apply in a clockwise motion to the skin. Leave on for 10 -15 minutes. Wash off and rinse.

Learn More About Making Aromatherapy Products with Sedona Aromatherapie

If you would like to learn how to make more aromatherapy products like this, consider the Sedona Aromatherapie Linguistics of Aromatics (TM) Home Study Program.


  • Author is a 20 year veteran in the health care and aromatherapy industry, a UK-certified aromatherapist, published author in aromatherapy, an approved education provider for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), an aromatherapy business owner, a consultant, and Chief Editor for the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.

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