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Thanksgiving Essential Oil Blends

You can make thanksgiving essential oil blends to celebrate the fall holiday or anytime to support feelings of thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation.

Give Thanks on a black background with a quote on gratitude from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Essential Oils for Thanksgiving

While there are no specific thanksgiving essential oils, commonly used oils for the season include scents that are spicy (such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg), citrusy (orange, tangerine, mandarin), woody (cedarwood, balsam fir), and herbal (rosemary, basil).

Essential Oil Blend for Thankfulness

  • 2 drops basil essential oil
  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 3 drops sage essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil

Diffuse the blend or add a few drops to a bath or a massage oil.

Source: Aromatherapist Bev Hawkins

Gingersnap Cookies Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops peru balsam essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil

Source: Rocky Mountain Oils

Gratitude Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil

Source: Cliganic

Abundance and Gratitude Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Stock Thanksgiving Essential Oil Blends for Diffusing

To make the following stock blends, add the essential oils to a 5-ml dark-color dropper bottle. Cap bottle and shake gently. Let sit for at least a few hours. Diffuse a few drops, according to the manufacturer's instructions for your aromatherapy diffuser. Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place.

  • 20 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil

Source: AromaWeb

  • 40 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 20 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops patchouli essential oil
  • 10 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 10 drops ginger essential oil


  • 40 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 40 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil
  • 5 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 5 drops black spruce essential oil

Source: KG Stiles, "Essential Oils for the Thanksgiving Celebration," NAHA Aromatherapy Journal, Autumn 2017.3, pp. 59–62.

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