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There is nothing quite like the scent of summer flowers through the long summer days however September and early autumn soon comes around and many of these heady scented flowers bed down for the winter and their scent is lost until the next spring.

Fortunately using your favourite essential oils for September evenings ensures that the fragrance is anything but lost and that you will be able to ward off the gloom that comes with darker nights and colder weather. Essential oils have been used for centuries in the home and even for medical care. A popular way to enjoy your favourite summer scents when the nights get shorter and darker earlier is via an oil burner or diffuser.


Lavender has been used for health, well-being and more for many years and proves more popular as the years move on. The de-stressing properties of the fragrance are fabulous for relaxing to during the evening when sitting outside is perhaps not a good idea due to the weather. That noted, lavender is extraordinarily good at warding off unwanted visitors such as flies alongside citronella, lemongrass and neroli to name a few. There is no reason why lavender essential oils may not be used outside in the garden as well as in the house.


Many people associate orange with the festive season however perhaps due to the bright orange autumnal colour and zesty fragrance it also works extremely well in an oil burner during the September and subsequent months. If you are starting to feel a little blue realising that summer has passed on for another year this uplifting fragrance will no doubt improve your mood.

Patchouli Oil


This fabulous fragrance is reminiscent of long hazy summer days and yet is not out of place during the early autumn evenings due to the woody undertones it carries. A rather sensual aroma this relaxing essential oil will not fail to leave you feeling good about yourself as we move out of the summer and slip into the autumn.

Ylang Ylang

This is an essential oil which works fabulously in an oil diffuser to create a romantic evening for two out in the garden, perhaps with the roaring fire from a fire pit or similar nearby. Sitting outside and enjoying the freshness of a September evening is a lovely way to wind down at the end of the night and the musky aroma of Ylang Ylang sets the perfect backdrop for such an evening.

Peppermint Oil

This wonderfully fresh scent tingles the senses and refuses to let you drift into the despondence that sometimes comes when we realise that the garden is shutting down for the year and that the nights are getting shorter and shorter. An invigorating and energising scent, peppermint oil in a diffuser or oil burner will scent the home beautifully and improve your mood with ease.

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August 19, 2013 — Lavender World
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