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Halloween Essential Oils for Diffuser Blends and More

While there are no specific Halloween essential oils, some oils can help you create the ambience of the season.

Jack-o-Lantern with the words Essential Oils for Halloween

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy suggests the following essential oils for Halloween:

  • Cedarwood (atlas)
  • Cypress
  • Galbanum
  • Lemon verbena
  • Mandarin
  • Orange
  • Patchouli
  • Pine
  • Sandalwood
  • Spikenard
  • Vetiver

Other popular essential oils for the season include cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg (the scents of pumpkin spice!).

Diffuser Blends of Halloween Essential Oils

Using essential oils in an aromatherapy diffuser is probably the best way to create a Halloween ambience.

Note: Avoid diffusing blends containing cinnamon, cassia, or clove around babies.

Spicy Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops cassia or cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil

Source: Prairie Homestead

Candy Corn Diffuser Blends

  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops wintergreen essential oil

Source: One Essential Community


  • 4 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 3 drops copaiba essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop vanilla oil

Source: LabAroma

Spicy-Woody-Citrusy Blend

  • 2 drops clove bud essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops orange sweet essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil

Source: New Directions Aromatics

Herbal Blend

  • 2 drops sweet basil essential oil
  • 2 drops sage essential oil
  • 2 drops oregano essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil

Source: Essential Oil Company

Stock Halloween Blend

  • 20 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 12 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 8 drops cypress essential oil

Blend the oils in a 5-ml dark-color glass dropper bottle. Use according to your diffuser's instructions.

Source: Essential Oil Haven

Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Recipe

Make this stock diffuser blend to diffuse throughout the Halloween season.

  • 20 drops ginger essential oil
  • 20 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 15 drops clove bud essential oil
  • 15 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cardamom essential oil
  1. Add all essential oils into an empty 5-ml amber glass bottle.
  2. Tighten cap and gently shake the bottle.
  3. Use 5 to 6 drops in your aromatherapy diffuser.

Source: Essential Oil Haven

Monster-Be-Gone Room Spray

Does your child think monsters are in the room? Have fun dispelling the monsters with this room spray.

  • 7 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops juniper essential oil
  • 4 drops orange essential oil
  • 3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon Epsom salt
  • 2-ounce glass spray bottle
  • Distilled water

Combine essential oils and Epsom salt in the bottle. Top off with water. Cap and shake well. Spray where the monsters live.

Source: Lindsey Elmore 

More Diffuser Blends

These scents work throughout the fall holidays.

5 drops tangerine
3 drops cinnamon bark
1 drop clove

3 drops orange
2 drops cinnamon
1 drop clove

3 drops balsam fir
2 drops cedarwood
1 drop juniper berry

3 drops orange
2 drops juniper berry
1 drop clove
1 drop ginger

5 drops peppermint
2 drops ylang ylang

2 drops frankincense
2 drops orange
2 drops peppermint

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