DIY Christmas essential oil blends

DIY christmas essential oil recipes

I LOVE this time of year!!!  I love everything about it, especially listening to Christmas music and diffusing some of my favorite essential oils to bring on a bit of holiday cheer.  Here are some of my favorite essential oil blend recipes for your diffuser.  If you don’t have a diffuser for your essential oils, you can always use a wax melting pot- just be sure to add a bit of coconut oil along with whatever essential oils you use.  This will make the oils less likely to burn in your pot.  You could also make your own homemade wax melts!  They’re super easy and the wax last forever in your melting pot so when the scent of the essential oils wear off you can easily add more.

Essential Oils for Christmas

  • Allspice
  • Cassiachristmas essential oils
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove Bud
  • Cypress
  • Fir Needle
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Juniper Berry
  • Myrrh
  • Nutmeg
  • Peppermint
  • Pine Needle
  • Spearmint
  • Spruce
  • Sweet Orange
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver

It’s important to remember that most of the essential oils on the list above can be pretty strong- a little goes a long way!  When creating a blend, it’s a good idea to blend the stronger oils, like the spice or mint oils, with a more gentle oil like Sweet Orange.  Using the stronger oils in lower quantities or proportions will help alleviate any irritation or reactions.


Blend Recipes


Christmas Spirit

  • 5 drops Spruce
  • 3 drops Cinnamon
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange


Christmas Tradition

  • 5 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Myrrh
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange


Holiday Joy

  • 8 drops Sweet Orange
  • 4 drops Cinnamon
  • 4 drops Clove Bud


Holiday Stress Relief

  • 6 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 1 drop Lavender


Christmas Tree Blend

  • 10 drops Douglas Fir
  • 5 drops Cypress
  • 5 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
  • 3 drops Frankincense


  • 5 drops Pine Needle
  • 5 drops Spruce
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Cinnamon


Vanilla Spice

  • 5 drops Cinnamon
  • 6 drops Sweet Orange
  • 3 drops Vanilla
  • 2 drops Nutmeg


Merry Mint

  •  6 drops Sweet Orange
  • 4 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Vanilla


Pumpkin Pie

  • 5 drops Cinnamon
  • 1 drop Clove Bud
  • 1 drop Nutmeg










4 Responses to DIY Christmas essential oil blends

  1. lorraine says:

    Do you have a recipe for the Cinnamon scented Christmas pine cones they sell in mesh bags at Christmas season.
    Would love to know what ingredients I could all add to my diffuser
    possible cinnamon, cloves and???? Not sure what and how much of each
    Thank you

    • admin says:

      I don’t have an official recipe, but I have found I have been using cinnamon and clove lately and it smells a lot like those pinecones! You could try cassia instead of cinnamon- it’s in the same family of cinnamon, but a bit stronger. I would say about 6 drops cinnamon and 3 drops clove, or try 3 drops cassia and 1 or 2 clove. Adding a couple of spruce or pine will give it a little woodsy smell. Happy blending!

  2. BamaGirl says:

    I used fo scent pine cones using cinnamon oil my pharmacist would order for me. You actually use rubbing alcohol with the cinnamon mixed in. Put the pine cones in a plastic container with a top that seals, and pout the alcohol/cinnamon oil mixture over them. Leave them in the box until the alcohol evaporates. You need to flip the box once a day so that the liquid continues to coat through the layers of the pine cones. Once the alcohol is gone the only scent left behind is the cinnamon. I think you can also use clear grain alcohol (Golden Grain or similar) instead of the rubbing alcohol.

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