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Christmas Diffuser Blends {25 Holiday Essential Oil Recipes}

These DIY Christmas diffuser blends will get you in the holiday spirit! This post features 25 holiday essential oil recipes, including a Christmas spirit diffuser blend and many more. The instructions also come with printable Christmas essential oils and tips for setting up a Christmas diffuser.

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How do I make my house smell like Christmas?

Christmas is only days away, and I’m already soooo excited! Aside from beautiful decorations and delicious foods, the holiday season is defined by memorable scents.

Freshly baked cookies from the oven. Snow-covered pine trees. A crackling fireplace. Cozy flannel pajamas and a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

But you don’t have to light an actual fire or roll out cookie dough to enjoy these holiday aromas. The festive Christmas diffuser blends I’ve curated for you will get you in the holiday spirit as fast as you can start your diffuser. I promise they are all Santa-approved!

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What essential oils make a Christmas scent?

What does Christmas smell like to you? To me, essential oils that smell like Christmas fall into one of these groups:

  • Wood oils smell as invigorating as a faraway winter forest. Conifer oils like pine, cedarwood, spruce, and fir belong to this group.
  • Spice: Whether it’s the smell of a gingerbread house or snickerdoodle cookie, spices such as cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg and are part of the holiday roster.
  • Citrus: Citrus trees bear their fruits during the winter months. No wonder we associate the smell of oranges, tangerines, and kumquat with the holiday season.
  • Resins: Sweet, resinous scents like vanilla, copaiba, tonka bean, or Balsam of Peru evoke the smell of delicious holiday treats and candy.
  • Fresh: And let’s not forget about those cold and frosty scents. Peppermint and eucalyptus are great choices to create a chilly impression.
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The best Christmas essential oil recipes

Christmas Spirit

This Christmas spirit diffuser blend packs all the festive holiday aromas. With base notes of back spruce and cassia, and headnotes of sweet orange, it’s sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

Oh, Christmas Tree

Opted for an artificial tree? That doesn’t mean you have to give up on the scent of a real Christmas tree.

Christmas Eve

My Christmas Eve diffuser blend combines the aromas of tangerine and pine for a scent that perfectly epitomizes coziness. Dreamy!

Cookies for Santa

Is there any scent more apt during the festive season than that of freshly baked Christmas cookies?

Santa’s Letter

Wonderfully warming scents of cinnamon and cedar are combined with musky patchouli and ginger for a comforting aroma.

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Reindeer Sleigh

With an icy peppermint scent, this fresh blend will feel like riding in a reindeer sleigh through a chilly winter night.

Deck The Halls

This blend captures the best smells of the holiday season.

  • 4 drops fir needle
  • 4 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 2 drops juniper berry

Sugar Plum Fairy

If the sweet scent of Miss Sugar Plum Fairy doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will.

  • 5 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops cinnamon
  • 1 drop clove bud

Wisemen’s Gifts

Inspired by the gifts of the Three Magi, this blend is composed of frankincense, myrrh, and Peru balsam.

Peppermint Starlights

Wo can say no to Christmas candy? If you want a candy cane diffuser blend, try this one!

  • 3 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 3 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops tonka bean absolute
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Merry and Bright

Get your holiday cheer on with this fresh blend that offers citrusy tones of orange and tangerine.

  • 6 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops tangerine
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops juniper berry

Christmas Carols

This Christmas oil will give you all the joy and cheerfulness that carolers sing about in the classic tunes.

Peace and Joy

From the fresh lemon aroma to the comforting cinnamon scent, this DIY diffuser blend will give you all the holiday feels.

  • 4 drops lemon
  • 2 drops fir needle
  • 2 drops cinnamon

Home for The Holidays

This holiday essential oil features a well-balanced blend of orange, cinnamon, cardamom, and Peru balsam and will be your go-to all winter.

  • 3 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark
  • 2 drops cardamom
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru

Jingle Bells

If you prefer a light and fruity scent, this blend with crisp grapefruit, fir, and peppermint notes is the perfect pick.

  • 5 drops grapefruit
  • 3 drops fir needle
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop peppermint
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Christmas Morning

This cozy Christmas diffuser blend is one you’ll want to save right for Christmas morning.

Silent Night

This blend got the best of both worlds: refreshing citrus and warming woods.

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops black spruce
  • 1 drop Balsam of Peru

Joy To The World

This luxe holiday scent features notes of amyris, palmarosa, and laurel leaf. 

Santa’s Workshop

The inviting blend of cedar, copaiba, and geranium will convince you that you’re a busy elf in Santa’s workshop.

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops copaiba oleoresin
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 1 drop fir needle

Peace on Earth

This blend is perfect to relax and unwind. The only thing missing is a cup of hot cocoa and a crackling fire.

  • 5 drops Douglas fir
  • 3 drops cypress
  • 2 drops wintergreen
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Nutcracker

Inspired by everyone’s favorite Christmas ballet, this holiday blend will set the scene for your holiday festivities.

  • 6 drops pine
  • 4 drops nutmeg
  • 3 drops cardamom

Gingerbread House

Want the smell of freshly baked gingerbread without baking? This spice holiday blend has got you covered with notes of cinnamon, tonka bean, and vanilla.

  • 3 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 2 drops tonka bean absolute
  • 2 drops ginger
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop nutmeg

Holy Night

Enjoy the woody notes of frankincense and copaiba with a warming essential oil Christmas blend recipe for a nostalgic winter scent.

  • 6 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops copaiba oleoresin
  • 2 drops tangerine

Under The Mistle Toe

Blood orange, Douglas fir, and patchouli all come together to create a dreamy scent that’s romantic and Christmassy at the same time.

  • 6 drops blood orange
  • 3 drops Douglas fir
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 1 drop patchouli

Feeling Festive

With an alluring vanilla scent, this Christmas oil diffuser blend smells incredibly festive. I really can’t get enough of this one!

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Printable Holiday Diffuser Blends

We created a handy printable chart that includes all Christmas essential oil recipes. Tap the button below to download the Christmas diffuser recipes!

How to use Christmas diffuser blends

Now that you have DIY Christmas diffuser blends, it’s time to get diffusing! It’s really easy. If you’ve never diffused essential oils before, allow me to show you how to do it:

  1. Start by adding water to the machine’s container.
  2. Next, add your diffuser blend of choice. You can directly drop the oils into the water.
  3. Switch the device on and enjoy the Christmas scent.
  4. Place the diffuser in any room you want to fragrance.

How many drops of essential oil do you put in a diffuser?

For a 100 ml diffuser, 3 to 10 drops are a good starting point. If you’re using a scent for the first time, use less to see how you enjoy the smell.

Of course, you can adjust the amount to your personal preferences and according to the room size. Simply increase the drop count to aromatize larger spaces.

Do you put hot or cold water in an essential oil diffuser?

Use warm, distilled water for the best diffusion. Ensure the water is lukewarm, not hot or boiling, otherwise, the composition of the oils might change.

How much water do I put in my diffuser?

Most oil diffusers usually hold 100 ml / 3.5 fl oz water.

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FAQs

Can I use these Christmas essential oil blends for soap?

Yes, you can use these Christmas blends to scent holiday-themed soap. However, there’s one adjustment you must make to ensure the blends are safe for skin care. Be sure to substitute cinnamon bark with cinnamon leaf essential oil or copaiba essential oil in case of sensitive skin.

Cinnamon bark is very irritating and can lead to redness, rashes, and burns. Cinnamon leaf and copaiba are milder.

You also want to increase the amount of oils. To fragrance 4 oz / 115 g soap, you need approximately 40 drops / 2 g / 0.07 oz essential oils.

If you need some inspiration, have a look at my Christmas soap recipes like pine soap, frosted cranberry soap, cinnamon soap, gingerbread soap, and layered candy cane soap.

Can I use the Christmas essential oil blends for candles?

Sure! My holiday essential oil recipes are perfect to scent candles. To get a good hot and cold scent throw, increase the quantities. You’ll need around 140 to 240 drops / 7 to 12 g / 0.24 – 0.42 oz to scent one 8-oz soy candle.

We also have a few Christmas candle recipes on the blog, such as these frosted cranberry candles, pine candle, gingerbread tea lights, and cinnamon candles.

How do you store Christmas essential oils?

If you really love one of these holiday blends and want to make a larger batch, you can certainly do so. I recommend adding the essential oils into a 0.17-oz / 5 ml amber glass bottle. Label the bottle and store it in a cool, dark location without exposure to sunlight.

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More holiday essential oil blends

Be sure to check out my other holiday essential oil recipes, too!

Christmas diffuser blends

25 Christmas Diffuser Blend Recipes

Yield: 1 holiday diffuser blend recipe
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

These DIY Christmas diffuser blends will get you in the holiday spirit! This post features 25 holiday essential oil recipes, including a Christmas spirit diffuser blend and many more. The instructions also come with printable Christmas essential oils and tips for setting up a Christmas diffuser.

Ingredients

Christmas Spirit

  • 6 drops sweet orange
  • 4 drops cassia
  • 2 drops black spruce

Oh, Christmas Tree

  • 3 drops fir needle
  • 3 drops black spruce

Christmas Eve

  • 5 drops tangerine
  • 3 drops pine
  • 2 drops cassia
  • 1 drop ginger root CO2
  • 1 drop nutmeg

Cookies for Santa

  • 5 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 3 drops copaiba
  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark

Santa’s Letter

  • 3 drops cedarwood
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark
  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 1 drop ginger root CO2

Reindeer Sleigh

  • 4 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops wintergreen
  • 1 drop lemon eucalyptus

Deck The Halls

  • 4 drops fir needle
  • 4 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 2 drops juniper berry

Sugar Plum Fairy

  • 5 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops cinnamon
  • 1 drop clove bud

Wisemen’s Gifts

  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops myrrh
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru

Peppermint Starlights

  • 3 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 3 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops tonka bean absolute

Merry and Bright

  • 6 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops tangerine
  • 2 drops lemongrass
  • 2 drops juniper berry

Christmas Carols

  • 5 drops spearmint
  • 3 drops bergamot

Peace and Joy

  • 4 drops lemon
  • 2 drops fir needle
  • 2 drops cinnamon

Home for The Holidays

  • 3 drops sweet orange
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark
  • 2 drops cardamom
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru

Jingle Bells

  • 5 drops grapefruit
  • 3 drops fir needle
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop peppermint

Christmas Morning

  • 3 drops copaiba
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 1 drop cedarwood
  • 1 drop sandalwood

Silent Night

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 2 drops black spruce
  • 1 drop Balsam of Peru

Joy To The World

  • 5 drops amyris
  • 4 drops palmarosa
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 2 drops laurel leaf

Santa’s Workshop

  • 4 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops copaiba oleoresin
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 1 drop fir needle

Peace on Earth

  • 5 drops Douglas fir
  • 3 drops cypress
  • 2 drops wintergreen

Nutcracker

  • 6 drops pine
  • 4 drops nutmeg
  • 3 drops cardamom

Gingerbread House

  • 3 drops botanical vanilla extract
  • 2 drops tonka bean absolute
  • 2 drops ginger
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop nutmeg

Holy Night

  • 6 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops copaiba oleoresin
  • 2 drops tangerine

Under The Mistle Toe

  • 6 drops blood orange
  • 3 drops Douglas fir
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 1 drop patchouli

Feeling Festive

  • 5 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 3 drops vetiver
  • 2 drops basil

Instructions

    1. Start by adding water to the machine’s container.
    2. Next, add your diffuser blend of choice. You can directly drop the oils into the water.
    3. Switch the device on and enjoy the Christmas scent.
    4. Place the diffuser in any room you want to fragrance.
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Renee sitelis

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Where do you get the best oils from

Irena | Country Hill Cottage

Saturday 5th of November 2022

Hi Renee! I have linked to the oils in the post. I recommend the the essential oils from Plant Therapy. You can buy them on Amazon or through their website. Happy blending!

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