Christmas essential oil recipes can lift your mood and truly clear the air. They are perfect for lingering food smells and negativity alike. And during the somewhat stressful Christmas season, we can all use something to make our spirits bright.
We aren’t always lucky enough to get a massage, but most of us can diffuse the delicious scents of Christmas essential oil recipes to lift our mood.
In a previous post, I mentioned how Christmas essential oil recipes have a positive associative recall. Which means, a particular scent from our past can bring us positive feelings.
This is another mood-lifting benefit.
How to Use Christmas Essential Oil Recipes
My favorite way to infuse our home with the healthy scents of Christmas is to use these Christmas Essential Oil Recipes in the diffuser! That is how each recipe below is written and will show you how many drops we use for a 150ml diffuser, feel free to add or adjust as necessary.
By diffusing with a cool mist or ultrasonic diffuser, it disperses micro-particles oil and water into the air. You’ll benefit from the aromatherapy of the oils, and the ionizing and humidifying effect of the water vapor. And no heating or burning means the properties of the oils are not broken down.
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You can also use these Christmas essential oil recipes topically as long as you’re taking proper precautions for your skin and mixing with a carrier oil, like sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Some of the below recipes would make amazing massage or post-shower body oils!
Keep reading for some of my favorite Christmas essential oil recipes to make spirits bright this season.
11 Christmas Essential Oil Recipes
1) Sweet Peppermint Stick
If you are looking for a scent to brighten your mood and energize your brain, then this is it. Peppermint in Christmas essential oil recipes is great for clearing your mind and getting focused. I love using this essential oil blend to help wake up sleepy heads in the morning or during homework sessions in the afternoon.
Sweet Peppermint Stick Essential Oil Recipe
2) Cinnamon Spice Drop
Cinnamon essential oil is a common scent associated with the holidays. One of the reasons is that it is warming, can help with circulation, and can fight illnesses. This essential oil blend is great to freshen the house after cooking or to encourage a good mood during family time.
Cinnamon Spice Drop Essential Oil Recipe
3) Fresh Fruit Cake
Way better than the real thing! We love using Sheild essential oil during the fall and winter season to fight off the sickies. Adding in the Grapefruit essential oil is a bright, refreshing twist on this classic.
Fresh Fruit Cake Essential Oil Recipe
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4) Spiced Tea
There is nothing better than a nice hot cup of tea on a cold winter day. Well, maybe coffee, but I love the smell of spiced tea. Use this essential oil recipe for that perfect sweet, spicy scent.
Spiced Tea Essential Oil Recipe
5) Deck the Halls
Copaiba essential oil is thought to aid mood and kill germs. We enjoy using this essential oil blend to help with respiratory health while filling the home with an uplifting, strong scent.
Deck the Halls Essential Oil Recipe
- 3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 3 drops Copaiba Essential Oil
- 2 drops Orange Essential Oil
- 1 drop Spearmint Essential Oil
6) Winter Wonderland
Zen is a proprietary blend from our favorite essential oil company, Spark Naturals. Zen has Rosewood, Spruce, Blue Chamomile, and Frankincense essential oil to promote calmness, clarity, and an overall feeling of peace. This is a very refreshing, positive scent.
Winter Wonderland Essential Oil Recipe
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7) Breathe Easy
During winter, it’s all about respiratory health. This is another amazing essential oil blend that combines several powerful essential oils to aid the respiratory system. You will like this blend if you enjoy Sheild or Thieves, but don’t have these premade blends on hand.
Breathe Easy Essential Oil Recipe
- 3 drops Clove Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 drop Rosemary Essential Oil
- 1 drop Melaleuca Essential Oil
- 1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
8) Sugar Cookies for Santa
Vanilla is one of those comfort scents that bring positive associative recall for me. It reminds me of grandma’s baking. There is nothing quite like the smell of warm sugar cookies during the holidays to brighten my mood. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do.
Sugar Cookies for Santa Essential Oil Recipe
9) Cozy Sweater
If you need a grounding scent this is the perfect one for you. It brings those warm fuzzy feelings of a sweater enveloping you. Sandalwood essential oil is known for being an antidepressant and sedative, so I like to diffuse this scent to clear a negative mood and give myself a hug.
Cozy Sweater Essential Oil Recipe
- 4 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 2 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
10) Christmas Tree
I love this scent the most out of all the Christmas essential oil recipes for when we are decorating our Christmas tree. The rich tree smell is a signature scent for the season.
Christmas Tree Essential Oil Recipe
After the holiday hub-bub and before the kids head back to school, tensions can run high. Everyone has been cooped up indoors, in each other’s spaces and faces. It’s like the song says “and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again!” One of the main constituents of White Fir is Limonene, which is also found in citrus oils like Lemon and Grapefruit. Diffusing a blend with White Fir can induce feelings of stability and calmness.Spark Naturals
11) Fire in the Hearth
Black Spruce essential oil is anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant. Historically, Spruce was used for healing wounds and to fight scurvy.
Fire in the Heart Essential Oil Recipe
- 2 drops Black Spruce Essential Oil or Scotch Pine Essential Oil
- 2 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 1 drop Vetiver Essential Oil
The Gift is a great essential oil blend of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Wild Orange which makes up a traditional holiday fragrance of ancient spices and is deep, smoky, and rich.
Final Thoughts on Christmas Essential Oil Recipes
I hope these Christmas essential oil recipes fill your home with the delightful scents of the season and enhance your holiday experiences. Many of them have become the staple essential oil blends of our family time during Christmas… aka: ALL DAY LONG! 😉
If you enjoyed this post, I think you may also enjoy these fall essential oil blends for your diffuser.
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