26 Merry Christmas Diffuser Blends

Christmas Diffuser Blends

Christmas essential oil diffuser blends can be used to make your home smell wonderful and lift your spirits. Remember, essential oils aren’t just about fragrance. They have mood-enhancing properties, too.

You can put together one of these tried and true blends or try mixing your own. Maybe use a blend recipe but add a little more clove or a little less spruce, if you like. Blend the oils now and put them in a dropper bottle so that they will already be prepared when you need them.

All you will have to do is add a little water to your diffuser, add 5 to 10 drops of your holiday blend and turn on the diffuser. Your home will smell like Christmas in no time.

1. Evergreen Tree

Tea Tree Oil

If you enjoy the scent of a fresh-cut evergreen tree, you will want to keep this blend at the ready. Mix 6 drops of fir needle essential oil, 3 drops of cypress or spruce essential oil, 2 drops of nutmeg essential oil and 1 drop of orange essential oil together.

You may want to experiment with different types of spruce in this blend, if you decide to go with spruce rather than cypress. Blue spruce smells very much like an evergreen tree all on its own.

It has a bright, fresh evergreen fragrance. Black spruce essential oil smells a bit smoky, almost like the smell of smoke from a neighbor’s wood-burning stove or a campfire.

2. Evergreen Boughs

This blend is slightly different from the evergreen tree blend. It consists of 6 drops of fir needle essential oil, 4 drops of pine essential oil, 3 drops of cypress or spruce essential oil and 1 drop of wintergreen essential oil.

The wintergreen gives the blend just a hint of mint. It’s just enough mint to make the vapors smell a little more fresh. You can swap the wintergreen for another mint, but you will probably want to use spearmint or India peppermint. Regular peppermint doesn’t have that slightly sweet minty fragrance.

3. Fresh-cut Trees

This is another wonderful evergreen tree-type blend. Just mix 3 drops of douglas fir essential oil, 2 drops of cedarwood essential oil and 1 drop of juniper berry essential oil together. It smells like fresh-cut Christmas trees.

4. Snowy Woodlands

This is a very simple blend that contains only 4 drops of cypress essential oil and 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil. Extremely uncomplicated, fresh, outdoorsy and wintery.

5. Autumn Leaves

If you prefer an autumn fragrance, this blend should do the trick. Mix 10 drops of clove essential oil, 4 drops of black pepper essential oil and 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil together. It has a wonderful, snappy-fresh autumn fragrance. This blend is very warming, too.

6. Woodland Trail

A blend consisting of 4 drops each of frankincense essential oil, fir needle essential oil and cedarwood essential oil is smells very much like a woodland walk in the crisp, autumn air.

7. Fresh-Baked Stuffing

You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy the savory fragrance of fresh-baked stuffing. Blend 6 drops of rosemary essential oil, 4 drops of sage essential oil, 2 drops of thyme essential oil and 1 drop of black pepper essential oil together.

8. After-Dinner Blend

Put together a blend to diffuse after your holiday meals. This mixture of essential oils facilitates digestion. Blend 6 drops of ginger essential oil, 4 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil and 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Add 5 to 10 drops to your diffuser, turn it on and enjoy with a cup of after-dinner coffee.

9. Curl Up By The Fire

This blend is very warming. It is wonderful for those times when you’ve been out in the cold and just want to snuggle up near the fireplace with a warm cup of coffee or tea. Blend 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil, 2 drops each of allspice essential oil and sweet orange essential oil, 1 drop of nutmeg essential oil and 1 drop of clove bud essential oil. This blend will also warm you up, inside and out.

10. Spicy Cider

Spicy Cider

Want some warm, spiced cider instead? Blend 5 drops of ginger essential oil, 4 drops of orange essential oil and 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil. This combination smells absolutely delicious.

11. Cinnamon and Orange

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This is another simple blend that smells divine. Just blend 5 drops of orange essential oil and 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil. The combination of these two oils has a wonderful holiday fragrance.

12. Spicy Chai Tea

Prefer the spicy fragrance of chai tea? Mix 5 drops of cardamom essential oil, 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil, 2 drops of clove bud essential oil and 1 drop each of ginger essential oil and aniseed essential oil together. It smells like spicy chai tea.

13. Orange Chai

Another great chai tea-type diffuser blend consists of 3 drops of wild orange essential oil and 1 drop each of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and cardamom essential oils. Keep in mind that there is a difference between wild orange and sweet orange.

You may want to experiment to see which you prefer. Sweet orange has a classic orange peel fragrance. Wild orange smells a bit more like orange juice. You might also prefer the smell of blood orange, which is a bit more tangy.

14. Rich Eggnog

Blend 8 drops of nutmeg essential oil, 2 drops of vanilla essential oil and 1 drop each of black pepper and cinnamon essential oils. It smells just like eggnog. This is excellent for those of us who love eggnog but can’t drink it anymore.

15. Warm Pumpkin Pie

If you love the smell of pumpkin pie, you’ve got to try this diffuser blend. Mix 4 drops of cardamom, 2 drops each of cinnamon and clove bud essential oils and 1 drop of nutmeg essential oil together. It smells delicious.

16. Chocolate Mint

Enjoy the smell of minty hot chocolate? Try blending 6 drops of cacao absolute oil and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil. Be cautious about diffusing absolutes, though.

This blend should work just fine in any type of diffuser because you are diluting the absolute with peppermint oil. You probably shouldn’t try to diffuse straight cacao absolute, though.  

17. Peppermint Cane

Blend together 4 drops each of orange and wintergreen essential oil. Add 5 drops to your diffuser, along with about 1/4 cup of distilled water, and turn on the diffuser to enjoy the fresh, happy fragrance of peppermint candy canes.

18. Peppermint Twist

Modify the classic peppermint candy cane fragrance with the tension-busting fragrance of ylang ylang. Just mix 5 drops of peppermint essential oil with 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil. It is a one-of-a-kind fragrance that relieves stress and tension, uplifts your mood and gives you the energy you need to finish wrapping all those presents.

19. Fresh Christmas Morning

For a refreshing Christmas morning blend, mix together equal parts of peppermint essential oil and wild orange essential oil. This is a great, eye-opening blend to diffuse while having your morning coffee.

20. Mulled Wine

Mix together 3 drops each of clove bud, mandarin and sweet orange essential oil and 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil for the lovely, warm fragrance of mulled wine. This is wonderful to diffuse while making your holiday dinner.

21. Gingerbread Cookies

Love the smell of fresh gingerbread cookies baking in the oven? Blend 5 drops of ginger essential oil and 4 drops of clove bud essential oil with 2 drops each of nutmeg and cinnamon essential oil. Add a few drops to your diffuser and enjoy the smell of fresh-baked cookies without the fuss and mess of actually baking the cookies.

22. Crisp Winter Day

Blend together 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 2 drops of juniper berry essential oil and 1 drop of sage essential oil for a fresh, crisp fragrance that smells like a cool, winter day.

23. Holiday Company

Got company coming over and need something that smells fresh and Christmasy to welcome them into your home? Blend 2 drops each of fir needle or spruce and sweet orange essential oils and 1 drop of wintergreen essential oil. It combines very nicely to produce an uplifting, welcoming fragrance.

24. Nutcracker Suite

This is another great morning blend. Just mix equal parts of tangerine essential oil and white fir essential oil. Add 5 to 10 drops to your diffuser for relaxing yet uplifting morning aromatherapy.

25. Christmas Tradition

Celebrate Christmas with a little frankincense and myrrh. Blend 3 drops each of frankincense and myrrh essential oils then add 1 drop of sandalwood essential oil. This is an excellent Christmas morning blend.

26. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

If you really want the gold in your Christmas tradition blend, use 2 drops each of frankincense essential oil, myrrh essential oil and wild orange essential oil. The wild orange has a bright, golden sunshine fragrance that puts the gold in gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Was this list helpful to you? I love blending essential oils to get that perfect fragrance. Don’t be afraid to experiment to come up with your very own personal favorite. You can always use these recipes as a place to start and make small adjustments until you find what you like.

Just be careful not to add too much to your diffuser at first. Some of these oils can be overwhelming. Start out with about 5 drops of your blend then add more if you need to.

Please leave a comment to let me know if this list is helpful and share your own experiences with Christmas essential oil blends. Let me know if you’ve already got a favorite that you’ve come up with yourself. Be sure to share, too, so that others can become aware of all the uses for this essential oil.

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Reannan Raine

Reannan worked in the non-profit sector for 30 years. Now she devotes her time to freelance writing and sharing knowledge about alternative ways to stay healthy. She believes we could all benefit from the use of fresh herbs and spices in our cooking, essential oils in our medicine cabinets and daily meditation.

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