Cheryl’s fall hacks to spice up your home for fall on Coast Live

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Autumn is just around the corner and as the weather turns cooler, we will be looking for new ways to incorporate the smells and flavors of fall into our homes.

Our own Cheryl Nelson shares some easy ways to spice up your living space with DIY potpourri, homemade pumpkin spice mix to enhance any fall drink and a freshening toilet spray.

DIY Potpourri (use in a diffuser or on wooden blocks)
4 drops sweet orange essential oil
3 drops lime essential oil
2 drops clary sage essential oil

Pumpkin Spice Mix 
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Freshening Toilet Spray
1 small glass spray bottle
3 oz water
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin (creates the barrier)

To see more useful tips like these, visit

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.