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DIY Christmas Essential Oil Blends

Making Christmas essential oil blends is a fun way to add ambience to the season.

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Christmas Essential Oils

The best Christmas essential oils depend on the ambience you want to create. Do you associate the holiday with peppermint candy canes? Diffuse some peppermint essential oil! It has beneficial effects on digestion. If your tummy aches after you eat too much, dilute a few drops of peppermint in a teaspoon of carrier oil and gently massage your abdomen.

Spicy or citrus essential oils also evoke the season. Spicy oils include cinnamon, clove, cassia, bay laurel, ginger, and pimento berry. For seasonal citrus oils, good choices include mandarin, orange, tangerine, and lime.

You can blend a gingerbread essential oil recipe for your aromatherapy diffuser:

  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil

Use according to your diffuser's instructions.

Christmas Tree Scent

Another scent associated with the yuletide is the earthy, green smell of trees. You can get the best Christmas tree essential oil aroma by diffusing woody essential oils such as pine, spruce, cedarwood, juniper, or any of the fir essential oils. You can even add a few drops to the water in the tree stand of your live Christmas tree.

Another option is to make a room air freshener by blending 30 drops of any oil (or a blend) in one-half cup distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use to thoroughly mix the water and oils.

Suggestions to make a Christmas tree essential oil blend:

  • 3 drops each of fir needle and black spruce
  • 3 drops each of balsam fir and cedarwood
  • 3 drops fir needle + 2 drops cedarwood + 1 drop juniper

Spiritual Essential Oils

To promote the spiritual aspects of the season, use frankincense and myrrh essential oils. These oils have rich, meditative scents and have been part of religious ceremonies for centuries. Diffuse one or both of these oils to promote spiritual awareness and meditation.

You can also make a diffuser blend:

  • 3 drops myrrh
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops cypress

Party-Support Essential Oil Christmas Blend

Need a little help getting ready and motivated for the upcoming holiday social gatherings and parties? Enliven yourself with this blend developed by aromatherapist Francoise Rapp:

  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops basil essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons carrier oil

Use the blend in one of these ways:

  • Rub a few drops on the palms of your hands and inhale deeply.
  • Massage your neck, shoulders, solar plexus, and abdomen.
  • Add 20 drops to a warm bath and soak for at least 15 minutes.

Christmas-Scented Massage

To a 2-ounce bottle, add:

  • 8 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 6 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 6 drops copaiba essential oil
  • 4 drops clove bud essential oil
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil

Cap bottle and shake to blend oils. Enjoy a relaxing massage.

Source: Loving Essential Oils

Christmas Essential Oil Blends to Diffuse

Candy Cane Scent Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil

Cookie-Scented Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 drop sweet orange essential oil
  • 1 drop clove bud essential oil
  • 1 drop cardamom essential oil
  • 3 drops vanilla oleoresin

Source: Eden's Garden

Spicy-Fruit Blends

  • 3 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops cardamom essential oil

Source: Young Living


  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil

Christmas Essential Oil House Spray

Add the following essential oils to a spray bottle containing 1-1/4 cups (10 ounces) distilled water:

  • 8 drops mandarin essential oil
  • 2 drops fir (or pine or spruce) essential oil
  • 2 drops clove bud essential oil
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil

Shake well before each use. Avoid contact with delicate surfaces, young children, and pets.

Source: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

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