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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!
Here are some of my favorite essential oil holiday blend recipes and share some tips for creating your own favorite combinations.
Holiday Essential Oil Blends 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
Alter molecules that create odors
For more reasons read: Why Diffuse Essential Oils
Help your Home Smell Like Christmas with these Holiday 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.
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
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
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
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
How to Create Your Own Holiday 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. 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).
Favorite Holiday Blends
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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!
Plant Therapy has a few different holiday sets available: Winter Wishes & Holiday Sweets.
Winter Wishes includes Christmas Tree, Holly Berries, and Three Gifts. These blends remind me of those traditional scents we expect to savor during the holidays.
Bring the feeling of walking in a snowy forest of freshly cut trees home with our Christmas Tree Holiday Blend. The Christmas tree is a tradition everyone loves and now you can have the wonderful aroma of a fresh tree all season long.
Whether you have a real tree or an artificial one, Christmas Tree will make any home smell beautifully fresh and tangy!
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.
The citrusy sweetness of Orange Blood, the crispness of Douglas Fir and Eucalyptus Dives, and the warm muskiness of Patchouli creates the aroma of Christmas stockings filled with oranges next to the tree adorned with berries.
The Three Gifts:
This blend evokes the Magi’s famous gifts to the Baby Jesus: Frankincense and Myrrh.
This blend combines these traditional scents with the brighter notes of Sweet Orange and Lime, to capture the Magi’s intentions of well-being and positive mental energy. Spruce Black is believed to help lift feelings of winter blues and offer a fresh and crisp note.
And the sweet and spicy additions of Ylang Ylang Extra and Turmeric round out this blend.
The Holiday Sweets Kit includes Candy Cane, Christmas Candy, and Frosted Mint. This kit will fill your home with the sweet scents of the holiday season!
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!
Evoking the bright and sweet aroma of ribbon candy and other sweet treats, Christmas Candy is a wonderfully uplifting holiday blend.
The combination of citrus, floral, and resinous essential oils creates a blend that helps boost the mood and stave off those unwanted feelings of winter doldrums.
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 to 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.
Get both holiday-inspired kits individually or in the Merry & Bright Bundle while supplies last!
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