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12 Go-To Essential Oils and Diffuser Recipes for the Holidays

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Spread the Christmas cheer by trying out these essential oils and diffuser recipes for the holidays! These aromatic blends have the scent which can uplift moods, moreover, remind you of fond holiday memories. Read all about them below!

Must-Try Diffuser Recipes for the Holidays

12 Go-To Essential Oils and Diffuser Recipes for the Holidays


1. Pine Essential Oils

There’s more to pine than being a Christmas tree?it is also a great essential oil. Pine is great for relaxing your mind, balancing your mood, and boosting metabolism to enjoy a delicious holiday feast! The blend below is one of the most aromatic diffuser recipes for the holidays.

Christmas Tree:

  • 4 drops pine essential oil
  • 6 drops fir needle essential oil
  • 3 drops spruce or cypress essential oil
  • 1 drop wintergreen essential oil

2.?Myrrh Essential Oils

Myrrh is known as one of the gifts of the three wise men for Baby Jesus. As an?essential oil, it has a rich, revitalizing scent that boosts the immune system. Furthermore, myrrh can also relieve your anxiety and ease your mind during the busy holiday season with its meditating aroma.

Merry Christmas:

  • 3 drops myrrh
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 1 drop Sandalwood

3. Cinnamon Essential Oils

Create a warm Christmas spirit by filling your home with the scent of cinnamon oil!?It has an immune boosting effect which may keep you and your family away from cold and flu. It might also help you focus, too, while you do some holiday errands. It may bring back your energy when you’re tired as well.

Warm Hugs:

  • 5 drops cardamom
  • 3 drops cinnamon
  • 2 drops clove bud
  • 1 drop ginger
  • 1 drop aniseed (optional)

4. Sweet Orange Essential Oils

A variety of citrus fruit, sweet orange used to be one of the most popular Christmas gifts in historical times This is why?Christmas is also known as the citrus season.?Sweet orange has a refreshing aroma which boosts warm and happy feelings. Its scent makes a wonderful atmosphere for the holidays, especially when paired with cinnamon or clove.

Sweet Winter:

  • 4 drops sweet orange
  • 4 drops wintergreen

5. Peppermint Essential Oils

Peppermint is not only a favorite ingredient in candy, cookies, and ice cream. The scent of peppermint also helps spread the pleasant aura of the holidays in your home. Additionally, peppermint essential?oil?can ease the nerves, moreover, boost energy levels, which is very much needed for the busy holiday season.

Chocolate Mint Cane:

  • 6 drops cacao absolute
  • 2 drops peppermint

Keep in Mind: Double check your diffuser to make sure using an absolute won?t void the warranty.

6. Clove Essential Oils

Clove is a classic holiday spice usually seen on glazed ham or used in making pomanders. Its rich scent can help ease seasonal cold as well as create an instant welcoming fragrance to your visitors.

Christmas Spice:

  • 10 drops clove bud
  • 3 drop cinnamon
  • 4 drops black pepper

7. Cedarwood Essential Oils

Cedarwood has an enlivening effect when diffused, especially during the holiday season. It gives off an inviting and cozy feeling that will keep you warm during the cold winter. Moreover, it is great for stimulating the metabolism and detoxing.

Winter Wonderland:

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 4 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops fir needle

8. Frankincense Essential Oils

Frankincense has a great part in the history of Christmas because it is one of the famous gifts given by the three wise men to Baby Jesus. It has a wonderfully radiating aroma, which is why it is sought-after. Furthermore, frankincense also has a calming effect, making it the perfect essential oil during the hectic holiday season.

Christmas Gift:

  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops wild orange
  • 2 drops peppermint

9. Nutmeg Essential Oils

Often a scent you smell from warm holiday baked goodies, nutmeg can also offer great health benefits. It can act as a natural defense against Christmas fatigue. It can stimulate the brain as well, supporting both mind and body.

The Nutcracker:

  • 8 drops nutmeg
  • 2 drops vanilla
  • 1 drop cinnamon
  • 1 drop black pepper (optional)

10. Lavender Essential Oils

Lavender might seem an odd choice for a Christmas essential oil. It has a fresh floral scent more associated with spring or summer. But lavender essential oil is just so calming and relaxing. And, this might be just what you need after running around and dealing with family obligations during the Christmas season.

Christmas Joy:

  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of frankincense
  • 2 drops of vetiver
  • 1 drop of cedarwood

11. Anise Essential Oils

Another traditional holiday spice, anise has been used by Europeans for centuries in baking traditional holiday goods. Using this in a diffuser is like a throwback to the holiday scent from olden times. It can also be a powerful stress reliever and relaxant, too. Moreover, anise essential oil can stimulate nerve circulation and ease sinus congestion.

Star of the Night:

  • 8 drops Star Anise essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil

12. Ginger Essential Oils

Ginger is not just a key flavor for a delicious gingerbread and mulled wine. It also has a sweet and uplifting aroma which can awaken the Christmas spirit. Ginger may boost your energy, too, especially when mixed with a blend of other essential oils. It is a natural aid to get over laziness and become motivated for the day.

Gingerbread House:

  • 5 drops ginger
  • 4 drops clove bud
  • 2 drops nutmeg
  • 2 drops cinnamon


Watch the video below for the recipes:

These diffuser recipes for the holidays might just be what you need to maintain a happier and livelier atmosphere on Christmas. You actually don’t need to do a lot to get the blend you want. Just make sure you’re keeping these essential oils around so you can make your favorite holiday blend whenever you want.

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