Christmas Essential Oils to Scent your Home

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Last Updated on December 19, 2020 by Ellen Christian

These Christmas essential oils will let you scent your home naturally. Try these Christmas diffuser blends today and find a new favorite.

I just love using essential oils to make my house smell amazing. Did you have a chance to try any of the fall essential oil blends I shared?

These Christmas essential oils will let you scent your home naturally. Try these Christmas diffuser blends today and find a new favorite.

Christmas Essential Oils

When it comes to essential oils that smell like the holidays, there are several that come to mind.  Of course, you can buy an essential oil blend already combined if you want to. This one is one of my favorites. 

Grab a copy of your free essential oil diffuser blends while you’re here.

But, it’s really a lot more fun to make your own blends. And, it’s not difficult at all. You don’t need any special equipment. All you really need are the essential oils you want to use and a diffuser. I use one that’s similar to this diffuser.

Of course, oils not only smell good but they have healing properties. For example, fir has calming and stabilizing properties that you’ll really appreciate during the hectic holiday time.

And, nutmeg helps to elevate your mood. I know that some people have a hard time during the holidays, so this blend can be comforting.

a white diffuser with a Christmas essential oils blend

What essential oils make a Christmas scent?

There are many different types of oils that remind me of Christmas. But, you don’t want to just randomly start adding them together. Some scents will smell better than others. 

Here are the oils I typically associate with Christmas. And, there are some suggestions below that I enjoy together. But, remember that you can always experiment until you find a blend that you really love the most.

  • Pine
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Anise
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Peppermint
  • Sandalwood
  • Ginger
  • Juniper Berry
  • Fir
  • Clove

Of course, really any winter scent would work well to make your house smell like Christmas. 

Here are a few of my favorites.

close up of a fir branch

Home for Christmas

This delicious blend reminds me of the spiced orange drink I enjoy during the winter. 

  • 3 drops of orange
  • 1 drop of cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop of clove

Oh Christmas tree

I love the scent of Christmas trees but we use an artificial tree because of allergies. This is the perfect option.

  • 2 drops of Douglas fir
  • 2 drops of cypress
  • 1 drop of Frankincense

oranges with nuts and spices

Happy Holidays

This is another comforting blend of orange and spice that makes it feel just like Christmas.

  • 2 drops of Cinnamon
  • 1 drop of orange
  • 2 drops of clove

A Walk in the Forest

  • 2 drops of pine
  • 2 drops of cedarwood
  • 1 drop of juniper berry

a woman wearing plaid holding two candy canes

Candy Canes

  • 2 drops of peppermint
  • 1 drop of grapefruit
  • 2 drops of spearmint

Old Fashioned Ribbon Candy

  • 2 drops of orange
  • 1 drop of juniper berry

frosted gingerbread cookies

Frosted gingerbread

  • 3 drops of ginger
  • 2 drops of cinnamon
  • 2 drops of clove

How can I use diffuser Christmas blends?

The easiest way to enjoy these winter essential oil blends is to put them in your diffuser. But, if you don’t have a diffuser, you still have lots of options. 

You can use these Christmas essential oil blends for candles. Just replace these blends I used here in my DIY soy candle with whatever blend you want to try. These make wonderful Christmas gifts.

And, you can also use these Christmas essential oil blends for soap. This is an easy soap recipe to start with. Just change the blends that you use.

These Christmas essential oils will let you scent your home naturally. Try these Christmas diffuser blends today and find a new favorite.

Where can I find Christmas essential oils?

There is a huge selection on Amazon which is where I usually shop.  You can buy one or two to experiment with. Or, you can buy a gift set or collection if there are a variety of blends you want to try.

But, there are also essential oils at stores like Walmart and Target. Just be sure that you buy essential oils and not fragrance oils. They aren’t the same thing at all.

an orange pomander with cloves

My favorite Christmas essential oils

If you want a little bit of help narrowing your choices down, my favorite blend is:

  • 4 drops of orange
  • 4 drops of clove
  • 3 drops of vanilla

This blend reminds me of those pomander balls that my mother used to put in her closet every year.

Finally, why not learn how to make your own diffuser.

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