It’s more important than ever to infuse some festive cheer into our homes, and find ways to relax and recharge after yet another challenging year!. From the fresh scent of pine trees to the invigorating aroma of cinnamon and peppermint, what better way to keep spirits high during the holidays than with a few of your favourite essential oils. These potent, natural oils are perfect to freshen up your festive space, promote feelings of comfort, and even reduce stress.
Whether you are adorning your home with decorations for Christmas or sacred herbs for Winter Solstice, there are so many creative ways to use essential oils for the holidays. Below are some of my favourite essential oils and blends for the holidays. Plus, I have listed six of my favourite holiday DIY blends at the bottom of this post. Perhaps a few of these will become part of your own family traditions for years to come.
Spirit of Christmas was created to transport you to a white Christmas filled with spices and mulled wine. This blend was inspired by my own Christmases growing up in Canada. I love diffusing this blend in any room of the house, or you could also use it to create a holiday room spray. In a 2 oz spray bottle, add 20 drops of Spirit of Christmas, and 2 oz of distilled water. Shake well before each use and spritz around your home.
Frankincense was a very special gift that was given to baby Jesus when he was born. This essential oil is actually the perfect oil for Christmas because it can enhance your spiritual connection. Known to be used in churches for religious ceremonies, Frankincense helps regulate breathing and encourage relaxation. This grounding oil can really help balance you during this stressful and busy season. It’s also a great oil for boosting the immune system which is especially important around this time of year.
This fresh essential oil is the same aroma as fresh Christmas trees. I love this oil for its ability to invigorate the senses and provide a clean aroma. It is a great oil for diffusing on its own, and I love pairing it with citrus oils as well. But, my favourite way to use this oil is adding a few drops to our Ceramic Stone Diffuser and hanging it on my Christmas tree to create a natural pine tree aroma.
This warm and spicy oil is recognisable as a spice used in many holiday dishes including some of my favourite Christmas cookie recipes. Its spicy fragrance stimulates, revitalises, and uplifts spirits, while cleansing the air when diffused. Clove can be a powerful scent, so I recommended to only use a few drops at a time. I love to combine it with orange essential oil for a pomander aroma.
This citrusy scent may remind you of summer and surprise you by being on this list, but the Christmas tradition of putting oranges in stockings is still prevalent around the world. Orange has a very cheerful aroma and is great for uplifting your mood during a time that can be overwhelming. Orange oil is also antibacterial, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to your natural cleaning products. Yes, even your home cleaning products can have a festive aroma.
Ah, the minty, fresh smell of peppermint! Reminiscent of candy canes, this essential oil provides a quick burst of energy when you are feeling a bit sluggish. Peppermint oil can also help ease headaches and stomach aches, which unfortunately are very common during holiday indulgences.
Ginger is another warm and spicy aroma that can be a wonderful addition to any Christmas blend. Plus it’s commonly used to soothe, comfort, and balance digestion after a large meal. Emotionally, it is known to stimulate willpower, restore motivation, inspire confidence, and encourage energy, which is why it is often known as the “oil of empowerment.”
Be creative and have some fun over the holidays by making your own diffuser blends using some of these festive essential oils. If you aren’t feeling the creative juices flow, try out some of my favourite holiday blends below. These blends are all very different, but have one thing in common…. They will definitely add some holiday cheer to your home over the holidays.
If you have other diffuser blend recipes that you love to use this time of year, please drop them in the comments section below. I would love to hear about them!