5 Must-Have Essential Oil Holiday Blend Recipes for Your Diffuser

Isn’t there just something warm and inviting about the smell of clove and cinnamon when the weather starts to turn cold? 

Perhaps you used to depend on candles to get that warm holiday scent. But now you can use your essential oils to create those holiday blends and you’ll also get some extra health benefits from diffusing your oils too! 

I’ll share some of my favorite essential oil holiday blend recipes and share some tips for creating your own favorite combinations.
 

There's something warm and inviting about the smell of clove and cinnamon in the fall and winter. I used to depend on candles to give me that holiday season lift. Now that I have a stash of essential oils I've replaced those candles with my favorite holiday diffuser blends. So I can have those lovely holiday smells and some extra health benefits from diffusing essential oils too! Here are my favorite essential oil holiday blend recipes.

Essential Oil Holiday Blend Recipes for Your Diffuser

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. 

A few more 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
  • Relieve tension
  • Alter molecules that create odors

For more reasons read: Why Diffuse Essential Oils

Help your Home Smell Like Christmas with these Essential Oil Holiday Blend Recipes

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.

Winter Walk

Nothing smells so fresh in the winter as pine needles! Now you don’t need to bundle up and brave the cold - enjoy that fresh scent with your diffuser.

2 drops Balsam Fir
3 drops Pine
2 drops Frankincense

Christmas Tree

Did you ever make those cinnamon-scented ornaments when you were a child? That’s what this reminds me of - the scent of a Christmas tree decorated with those cinnamon-dough ornaments.

3 drops Cypress
3 drops Balsam Fir
2 drops Orange
1 drop Cinnamon

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.

4 drops Orange
2 drops Clove

Joy of the Season

The gifts of the Magi (well, not the gold, of course) make a lovely holiday-inspired blend for your diffuser.

3 drops Frankincense
4 drops Myrrh
2 drops Orange

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.

4 drops Orange
1 drop Cinnamon
1 drop Ginger

Looking for more diffuser blend ideas? Here you go: Essential Oil Diffuser Blends


Holiday Blends for Your Diffuser

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How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Holiday 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. I like to keep it to about three oils and a maximum of 8-10 drops 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 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).

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Holiday Blends from Rocky Mountain Oils

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If you'd rather skip creating your own blends and have them all pre-made for you, you'll love the holiday essential oil blends from Rocky Mountain Oils. They have two holiday-inspired kits - Christmas Morning and Sacred Night.

Christmas Morning includes Evergreen Dream, Candy Cane, and Warm & Cozy. Your home will be filled with the enticing aromas of sweet candy canes, fresh pine trees, or comforting cinnamon, orange, and clove allowing you to enjoy the essence of the holidays in a whole new way. I still can't decide which one I like best - they all smell wonderful!

Sacred Night includes Wisemen, Frankincense Serrata, and Myrrh. This kit will fill your home with the sacred aromas of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Orange creating a serene environment during this holiday season.

Get both holiday-inspired kits - Christmas Morning and Sacred Night while supplies last!


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What holiday blends are you diffusing?

What are your favorite essential oil combinations to diffuse during the winter months? Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite holiday diffuser blends.

Tonia L

Hey! I'm the owner of Happy Homeschool Nest - a website devoted to helping homeschool moms balance the needs of homeschooling with managing a healthy and happy home.