Since we spend so much time indoors during the holidays, Christmas is the perfect time to use your aromatherapy diffuser. Whether you are looking to bring seasonal smells to your home or just ward off seasonal depression, there are so many wonderful essential oils that can help. Here are 11 favorite essential oils to use at Christmas that can be diffused together or in a custom blend:
Pine is a no-brainer essential oil for Christmas. Beyond just making your home smell like a Christmas tree, pine essential oil helps boosts your metabolism which is a great benefit with all the delicious holiday food you’ll enjoy! Plus, pine is great to help relax you and balance your emotions.
2. Cinnamon Bark
There is probably no better essential oil for triggering sensory memory. When you fill your home with cinnamon, you are immediately reminded of all of the warmth of holiday merry making. Cinnamon Bark also supports the immune system which can always use a boost during cold and flu season.
Peppermint is one of the most delicious flavors of the season. Found in candy canes, cookies, and other delights, peppermint essential brings both the holiday scent to your home and also is fantastic for boosting energy and promoting relaxation. Both of which are always needed around the holidays.
Gifted by the three wise men to baby Jesus and then burnt as incense houses of worship and for various religious ceremonies/practices, frankincense has a long history with Christmas. In the East frankincense is connected to balancing the crown chakra, so it has a profound spiritual meaning across all religions. Frankincense is great for boosting immune system health and relieving anxiety.
Myrrh is the other essential oil that was gifted by the three wise men and burnt in houses of worship. Like frankincense, myrrh essential oil is an immune booster and relieves anxiety. Paired together they make a wonderful combination for the holiday season.
Whether dotted along the holiday ham, added to mulled wine, or used to make pomanders, clove is a classic holiday spice. This rich scent adds a depth to the smells of your holiday home, and also helps ease respiratory and sinus issues a result of a seasonal cold or flu.
Christmas happens during the citrus season. Once upon a time, people would gift one another these delicious tropical fruits as a Christmas gift. Today, paired with the rich scent of clove or cinnamon, sweet orange makes a wonderful scent for you holiday home. Orange also detoxifies your body and helps reduce the pain associated with inflammation.
Nutmeg is another great scent to trigger sensory memories of warm holiday baked goods or popular beverages. Often under looked as an essential oil, nutmeg offers a range of great health benefits from treating digestive problems and arthritis. Nutmeg essential oil is also a natural sleep aid.
9. Christmas Spirit
With some of our most popular Christmas essential oils, Christmas Spirt™ taps into the happiness, joy, and comfort associated with the holiday season. It combines Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Spruce to create a warm, spicy, and sweet Christmas essential oil blend that’s sure to be loved by everyone in the family.
Thanks to its familiar notes and timeless aroma, Christmas Spirit essential oil blend helps evoke feelings and memories tied to the joy of Christmas and simpler, more peaceful moments. It’s a great gift for the holidays, and it can easily become an important part of your family traditions. Diffuse it during the holidays and winter months to help children, family, and friends reminisce over the past and create new memories for the future.
- Combine 15–20 drops oil with 2 cups baking soda to create a DIY carpet cleaner. Sprinkle the combination on your carpet, let it sit for a couple hours, and vacuum to bring the scent of the season into your home.
- Create a DIY air freshener by combining 30 drops oil with 2 cups water in a glass spray bottle and shake well.
Cedarwood is a wonderful scent to diffuse throughout the entire winter season. This rich, woody smell makes a home feel like a cozy and inviting retreat from the harsh cold weather outside. Cedarwood is also great for detoxing, stimulating the metabolism, and soothing coughs.
Lavender may seem like an odd choice over the holidays since it is a fresh summer floral. However, lavender is one of the most relaxing, calming essential oils. During the holidays when we’re running around town, dealing with family obligations, and trying to make sure everything is perfect, we can feel a lot of excess stress. Putting a few drops of lavender in your diffuser at the end of the day is the best way to calm down after a stress of the holidays.
Christmas Tradition: 5 drops Frankincense + 4 drops Myrrh + 3 drops Orange
Holiday Joy: 8 drops Orange + 4 drops Cinnamon Bark + 4 drops Clove
Holiday Stress Relief: 6 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Peppermint+ 1 drop Lavender
Christmas Tree: 10 drops Pine + 5 drops Cypress + 5 drops Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark + 3 drops Frankincense
Cozy By the Fire: 3 drops Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark + 1 drop Clove
Christmas Candy: 4 drops Wintergreen + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
Sweater Weather: 3 drops Eucalyptus + 2 drops Juniper + 1 drop Sage
Peppermint Dreams: 5 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Ylang Ylang
Merry & Bright: 3 drops White Fir + 2 Grapefruit + 2 drops Frankincense
Flannel Blanket: 3 drops Cardamom + 1 drop Cinnamon Bark + 1 drop Orange + 1 drop Clove
All Is Calm, All is Bright: 3 drops Peace & Calming + 3 drops Peppermint
Snuggle Blend: 2 drops Cinnamon Bark + 2 drops Clove + 2 drops White Fir
Spiced Apple Cider: 3 drops Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark+ 2 drops Ginger
Gingerbread House: 3 drops Ginger + 2 drops Cinnamon Bark + 2 drops Clove + 1 drop Nutmeg (optional)
Christmas Blessings: 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Cedarwood + 1 drop Frankincense + 1 drop Myrrh
What are your favorite Christmas and holiday diffuser blends? Tell us below, in the comments! Essential oils can make your house feel like a home during the holidays. Happy oiling, babes!