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There is something special and inviting about the holidays when the weather starts to turn cold.
Whether it’s having a warm fire in the fireplace, or lighting candles to get that warm holiday scent, Christmas is always a cozy time of year.
But this year you can take your festive smells to the next level with essential oils.
Use your essential oils to create those holiday blends while getting some extra health benefits from diffusing!
Here are some of my favorite essential oil holiday blend recipes and tips for creating your own favorite combinations.
Festive Christmas Essential Oil Blends
If you’d rather skip creating your own blends and have them all pre-made for you, you’ll love these holiday essential oil blends!
Rocky Mountain Oils has a several different holiday sets available: Christmas Morning & Evergreen Dream.
1. Evergreen Dream
The Evergreen Dream essential oil blend includes scents like fresh Pine, Frankincense, and Fir Needle.
These blends remind me of those traditional scents we expect to savor during the holidays.
2. Christmas morning
Enjoy the feeling of walking in a snowy forest of freshly cut trees with this Christmas Morning Holiday Kit.
The Christmas tree is a tradition everyone loves and now you can have the wonderful aroma of a fresh tree all season long.
Fill your home with festive scents like pin trees, cinnamon, orange, and clove.
3. Holly Berries
Nothing enlivens the holiday spirit quite like holly berries. With the prickly green leaves and vibrant red berries, decorating with the holly plant is one of the oldest wintertime traditions.
Enjoy the citrusy sweetness of Blood Orange, the crispness of Douglas Fir and Eucalyptus Dives, and the warm muskiness of Patchouli.
This essential oil mix creates the aroma of Christmas stockings filled with oranges next to the tree adorned with berries.
4. Three Gifts
This blend evokes the three famous gifts that are said to be have been given to the baby Jesus.
This blend combines scents like Frankincense and Myrrh with the brighter notes of Sweet Orange and Lime.
Spruce Black is also added to this blend and is believed to help lift feelings of winter blues and offer a fresh and crisp note.
Finally, add the sweet and spicy additions of Ylang Ylang Extra and Turmeric to experience the fullness of Three Gifts.
5. Warm and cozy
Get that warm and cozy feel with this unique blend of essential oils from Rocky Mountain Oils.
This blend invites you to gather with your family and create festive memories thanks to scents like orange, clove, and cinnamon.
These oils are considered “hot” oils so use them sparingly as the scent will be strong and last a good while.
6. Holiday Season Synergy Blend
Bring in all the smells of the holidays with this Holiday Season Synergy Blend from Plant Therapy.
You will find familiar scents like orange peel, spicy cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to invoke memories of the holidays and seasonal traditions.
Other essential oils included in this blend are lemon, tangerine, and clove bud.
7. Candy Cane
The traditional candy cane is brought to life in this wonderful holiday blend. The mix of Peppermint, Peru Balsam, and Spearmint perfectly creates that familiar, sweet, minty, amazing aroma.
Bring the holiday mood indoors when diffused or add to your personal inhaler or diffuser necklace to take the sweet scent with you everywhere you go.
8. Christmas Tree
Evoking the crisp and festive aroma of a freshly cut Christmas tree this blend is a wonderfully uplifting holiday scent.
The combination of woodsy, pine, and resinous essential oils creates a blend that helps boost the mood and stave off those unwanted feelings of winter doldrums.
9. Frosted Mint
Bring the mood of a peppermint-candy scented sleigh ride in the snow with this crisp holiday blend.
The crisp, fresh aroma of Fir Needle with the woody scent of Virginian Cedarwood and the sweet cooling sensation of Spearmint are a perfect combination.
Bring the holiday season into your home and set a festive mood. Frosted Mint is sure to be a scene-setting blend for all of your favorite winter activities.
DIY Christmas Essential Oil Blends
While you can enjoy the many benefits of essential oils you can also make your home smell like a holiday paradise. And they just smell so darn good!
These diffuser blends are some of my favorites for the winter months – they make me feel all warm and cozy all season long.
10. WINTER WALK
Nothing smells so fresh in the winter as pine needles!
Now, you don’t need to bundle up and brave the cold. Just enjoy that fresh scent with your diffuser.
2 drops Balsam Fir
3 drops Pine
2 drops Frankincense
11. Christmas Tree
Did you ever make those cinnamon-scented ornaments when you were a child?
This reminds me of the scent of a Christmas tree decorated with those cinnamon-dough ornaments.
12. English Pomander
Have you ever made a pomander? Basically, it’s a clove-studded orange. Doesn’t that combination just smell lovely?
This one reminds me of the changing seasons and the coming arrival of Christmas.
13. Joy of the Season
The gifts of the Magi (well, not the gold, of course) make a lovely holiday-inspired blend for your diffuser.
14. Mulled Cider
Seasonal goodness in your diffuser. It smells like the quintessential seasonal drink and it’s antibacterial properties will clear the air at the same time.
Seasonal Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
It is so simple to create your own signature holiday blends. There are just a few simple steps:
First, think of the scent of each oil. The scents that are reminiscent of winter & the holiday season:
- Citrus – Orange, Bergamot, Grapefruit
- Woodsy – Cypress, Balsam Fir, Pine
- Spicy – Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg
- Resinous – Frankincense, Myrrh
Then, combine one from each category. Keep it to about three oils and a maximum of 8-10 drops.
This amount is usually sufficient for diffusing (depending on the size of your diffuser, but that’s a good, general estimate for most average-sized diffusers).
Bonus tip: don’t start adding those oils to your diffuser until you do a quick sniff test.
If an oil smells strong (the spicy essential oil family) — use fewer drops. One drop is often enough (and more drops of the lighter scented oils).
Strong oils like Clove or Cinnamon will quickly overpower other scents so use a light hand.
It’s all about experimenting and finding what your family loves — but keep your experimenting safe (and that means limiting spicy, hot oils).
Winter Essential Oil Blend Benefits
Using essential oils aromatically is one of the quickest and easiest ways to enjoy their many benefits.
One of the bonuses of diffusing in the winter is that you can clear the air of that ‘stuffy’ feeling and make it smell fresh and clean.
reasons to diffuse essential oils in the winter:
Here are just a few things diffusing can do:
Improve concentration & mental clarity
Eliminate airborne germs & bacteria
Alter molecules that create odors
Read more: How to Clean an Essential Oils Diffuser