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Essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree are hugely popular at this time of the year. No surprise there!
There is something about the scent of a live Christmas tree that makes the holiday season feel complete. The aroma is warm, comforting, and just so … Christmassy.
One way to fill your rooms with that wonderfully festive aroma is by diffusing an essential oil blend that smells like a Christmas tree. It’s a particularly great solution if you don’t have the space or resources for a live tree.
Yes, you can create your own Christmas tree diffuser blends by combining a few drops of select individual essential oils or you can buy ready blends.
There are a few different essential oil combinations that you can experiment with or you can customize the basic recipes below to suit your preference.
Simply put a few drops of any of the blends below in your favorite diffuser and within a few minutes, you will get that lovely scent of a real, live tree.
Traditional Christmas Tree Blend
This first recipe is the most popular of all essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree.
This blend uses basic essential oil scents that are often used to make forest or woody scents. When combined together in the proportions mentioned below, you will get an essential oil blend that smells just like a live Christmas tree.
6 drops Fir Needle
3 drops Cypress
2 drops Nutmeg
1 drop Sweet Orange
Fir essential oil forms the core of most Christmas tree scents. Other essential oils are added in varying quantities to add different notes and nuances to the blend, but fir is almost always the major component of Christmas tree blends.
The Cypress oil adds a woody note to the fresh pine aroma and complements it beautifully. You can use Spruce Oil instead of Cypress when creating this traditional Christmas tree blend.
The nutmeg oil adds a slightly spicy aroma to the blend and the orange oil injects it with a hint of fruity sweetness.
The traditional Christmas tree essential oil Blend is my favorite by far.
As with all other essential oil blend recipes, you can tweak it to suit your preference. Just be careful to add one drop at a time of whichever oil you want so as not to alter the scent completely.
If you want to make a larger quantity to keep on hand, add 10 times the drops of each oil.
Winter Woods Christmas Tree Blend
Using fir, cedarwood, and juniper berry is another combination of woody and fruity essential oils that make a blend that smells just like a Christmas tree.
6 Drops Fir Needle
3 Drops Cedarwood
2 Drops Juniper Berry
Fir Needle essential oil is the main aroma used to create the Winter Woods Christmas Tree Blend. It’s no surprise really as the scent of fir needle oil most closely resembles a live Christmas tree in the forest.
Cedarwood adds a sweet-woody aroma to the blend, giving it the subtle complexity that you want in a blend like this.
Juniper berry has a sweet woody-fruity scent, making it the perfect addition to this blend that smells like a Christmas tree.
Forest Boughs Christmas Tree Blend
6 Drops Fir Needle
4 Drops Pine
3 Drops Cypress or Spruce
1 Drop Wintergreen
This blend contains a variety of pine and fir scents. The result is an essential oil blend that resembles the scents of freshly cut Christmas trees that you get when you visit a Christmas tree farm.
White Fir Christmas Tree Blend
The White Fir Christmas tree blend uses three classic seasonal oils:
4 Drops Fir Needle
4 Drops Blood Orange
2 Drops Cassia
As with the earlier blend, the fir needle oil is what makes the blend smell like a Christmas tree.
The addition of cassia adds a subtle hint of sweetness to the blend and wild orange gives it a wonderful earthy aroma.
The aroma of blood orange is quite different from that of sweet orange. It has a slightly more earthy aroma as compared to the scent of sweet orange oil and is not as sweet-smelling. The blood orange subdues the scent of the cassia so that the blend smells more complex.
Fresh Forest Christmas Tree Blend
The Fresh Forest Christmas Tree blend is a fun blend that changes things up a little bit from the other scents. This is a nice blend to add to your diffuser if you’ve already tried the other blend recipes using fir needle and want to try something different.
Of course, If you already have fir needle essential oil and do not want to buy another oil, you can replace either the pine or cedarwood oil with fir. Do not replace both. You do want this blend to have some complexity and you can only get that by adding a variety of oils.
4 drops Pine
4 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Spruce
Adding a drop of Spruce essential oil to the basic scent adds that much-needed complexity to the blend. Spruce oil contains some of the pine scents, along with limonene, lemon, and grapefruit oils mixed together. It has a fresh, forest-like smell that gives the blend a wonderfully refreshing aroma.
Best Place to Buy Essential Oils for Creating Blends that Smell Like Christmas Tree
Plant Therapy is my go-to brand for all my essential oils. All of their oils of 100% and of the highest quality and most important of all, they are all safe to use around kids. This means you can diffuse any of these Christmas tree blends in any room all day long or even in your car without worrying about whether or not there are kids around.
You can buy Plant Therapy essential oils directly from their online store. When you buy directly, you can avail of fantastic discounts AND free shipping, which adds up to substantial savings especially if you are buying a lot of oils at one time. Right now, you can get their Sleigh Ride Diffuser blend free on purchases above $45.
With not much more time to go before Christmas, it’s time to pick up your essential oils and create your favorite diffuser blend.
Best Artificial Christmas Trees
If you are, you may want to take a look at this North Valley Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree from National Tree Company.
Each North Valley Spruce Article Christmas tree looks realistic and lifelike, with 2,128 individually crafted branch tips. And with your Christmas tree blends, it’ll feel just like the real thing!
These Christmas trees from National Tree Company are available in a wide range of heights from 4 feet right up to 16 feet. Convenient hinged branches allow for easy setup and disassembly.
You’ll find many more Christmas Trees on Amazon at surprisingly competitive prices, and the best part is if you are an Amazon Prime member you can get free home delivery too. You can take advantage of their one-month free trial to test out the benefits and cancel at any time.
Best Essential Oil Diffusers for Your Christmas Tree Blends
Using an aromatherapy diffuser is a convenient way to fill your home with any of the Christmas Tree blends. And what better diffuser to use than this Winter Fir Passive Diffuser from Plant Therapy. Shaped like a miniature Christmas tree, this diffuser is the perfect decor accessory for this time of the year. It is porous and unglazed, allowing essential oils to absorb and gently scent the air around it without using any heat or electricity. Just apply 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil blend directly to the tree top and enjoy.
If you have a large living room, I highly recommend using a large-space diffuser. These diffusers are designed to diffuse scents over a greater area. Using one of these diffusers for large spaces will allow you to enjoy your Christmas Tree blends from anywhere in the room. You won’t get the same effect with a small-sized device in a large living room. The alternative is to use two smaller diffusers and place them at opposite ends of the room.
As an extra-special treat for your kids, diffuse your child’s favorite Christmas tree blend in their room using one of these cute diffusers for kids.
If you have a smaller living room, one of these smaller-room diffusers will do just fine.
Cool Ideas for Using Your Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend Without A Diffuser
I know it’s cliche, but I’m going to say it anyway – There really is no limit to the many ways you can use your Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend with or without a diffuser.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
You don’t have to buy a diffuser for each room. Use any of these 25 ways to use your Christmas tree blend without a diffuser.
Use the blend to make scented pinecones, which you can then add to scent your Christmas Wreaths, place in a large decorative bowl as part of your table decor, or place in various rooms by themselves.
Make your own beeswax candles and scent them with different essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree. These make great gifts for anyone on your list.
Put a few drops in your homemade reed diffuser. Learn how to make your own reed diffusers with essential oils. Homemade reed diffusers with a bottle of Christmas tree blend make a cool gift that’s sure to be appreciated.
Wish you could find a way to transport that refreshing aroma in your car? Check out these ideas for using essential oils in your car.
Lots More Christmas Diffuser Blends
Here are several other Christmas Essential Oil Blends that you can diffuse to fill your home with the scents of the season:
If you love Holiday traditions and all things Christmas, you’ll love these Traditional Christmas Essential Oil Blends. You’ll find recipes to recreate traditional seasonal aromas of Christmas Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Egg Nog, Gingerbread House, Christmas Wassail, and more.
Infuse your home with the scent of freshly-baked Gingerbread Cookies with these Gingerbread Essential Oil Blends. Just like there are variations in the gingerbread cookie recipe, you’ll find three versions to create different types of gingerbread aromas, including one that smells like a Gingerbread House.
Prefer fruity Christmas Blends? You’ll love this interesting collection of Fruity Christmas Blend Recipes.
Love all Christmas aromas but don’t want to make your own? Check Out these Pre-Made Blends
We’ve found some fabulous Christmas diffuser blends that you can choose from if you don’t want to make your own:
Home for the Holidays Essential Oil Blend 3 Set: With three traditional Holiday scents – Christmas Tree, Citrus Spice & Everything Nice, and Sugar Plums, this set will bring back the nostalgia of Christmasses past.
Holiday Party Essential Oil Blend 3 Set: This fun Plant Therapy set includes 10 ml each of 3 Christmas party scents – Cranberry Lime Fizz, Hot Buttered Rum, and Peppermintini.
Cheers to Holiday Memories Essential Oil Blend 6 Set: This set is for you if you can’t make up your mind between the Home for the Holidays and Holiday Party set. The Cheers to Holiday Memories set includes essential oils from both the above sets at one low price.
It’s also definitely worth checking out Amazon where you can find a vast selection of Christmas diffuser blends at different price points.
Time to go make your own essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree. Let us know which ones you tried and which scents you liked best in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using any natural medication or if you experience any unusual symptoms. See Full Disclaimer here.