Essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree are hugely popular at this time of the year.
No surprise there!
You’ve got to admit, there is something about that smell 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 familiar aroma is by making your own essential oil blend that smells like a Christmas tree.
Yes, you can create these Christmas tree diffuser blends easily by simply combining a few drops of select individual essential oils.
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.
Diffusing essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree is a great way to recreate the scents of a live tree, even if you don’t have the space or resources for the real thing.
Before we talk about which essential oils and blends smell like a Christmas tree, I’m curious – are you looking for these recipes because you’re planning on getting an artificial tree this year?
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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.
This Traditional Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend is my favorite by far.
All you need are the four oils listed in the recipe. As with all other essential oil blend recipes, you can tweak it to suit your preference. Just be careful to add just one additional drop at a time of the additional oils so as not to alter the scent completely.
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.
Fir Needle essential oil is the major aroma used to create the Winter Woods Christmas Tree Blend. It’s no surprise really as the scent fir needle oil most closely resembles a live Christmas tree in the forest.
Cedarwood gives the blend another type of woody aroma, which gives it that subtle complexity that you want in a blend like this.
Juniper berry has a slightly sweet and slightly woody scent, making it the perfect addition to this blend that smells like a Christmas tree.
Forest Boughs Christmas Tree Blend
This blend contains a combination of 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:
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 wild 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 wild 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 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.
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.
With not much more time to go before Christmas, it’s time to pick up your essential oils and create your favorite diffuser blend.
If you want an essential oil blend that smells like a Christmas tree but don’t want to blend your own, Plant Therapy has a pre-blended, KidSafe Christmas Tree Holiday Blend, which is the perfect substitute.
Cool Ideas for Using Your Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend
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.
You can use it to make scented pinecones, which you can then insert in your Christmas Wreaths, use as part of your table decor, or place in various rooms by themselves.
Put a few drops in your Reed Diffuser. Reed diffusers are truly versatile. You’ll find some cool ideas here for making and using different types of reed diffusers.
Wish you could find a way to transport that refreshing aroma in your car? Here are a few easy ways to make your own car freshener scented with your favorite essential oil blend.
Other Christmas Essential Oil Blends
You may also like these other Christmas Essential Oil Blends to truly infuse 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. Use these to recreate traditional seasonal aromas of Christmas Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Egg Nog, Gingerbread House, and Christmas Wassail.
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 find an interesting collection of Fruity Christmas Blend Recipes here.
Best Essential Oil Diffusers for Your Christmas Tree Blends
Using an aromatherapy diffuser is one of the most convenient ways to fill your home with any of the Christmas Tree blends.
Start with this budget-friendly list – Top-Rated Essential Oil Diffusers That Cost Less Than $25
For more options, read my reviews on these diffusers:
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.