From essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree and blends that smell like peppermint candy and blends that infuse the home with more traditional Christmas scents, there are several Holiday aromas you can create using a combination of essential oils.
One such popular smell during this time of year is the smell of freshly baked gingerbread cookies. You can create a variety of gingerbread essential oil blends with just a few simple variations of the oils used.
Each of these gingerbread essential oil blend variations is sure to evoke wonderful memories of home baking during the holidays.
Gingerbread Cookies Essential Oil Blend
This gingerbread essential oil blend is simple to make and uses only 3 oils.
Clove essential oil gives the blend that spicy aroma that is similar to the aroma of traditional treats that we bake during the holiday season.
For gingerbread, you naturally want to add in some ginger oil as well.
The cassia oil provides a nice subtle spice that really brings out that freshly-baked gingerbread scent. This is an optional scent though so do experiment with and without adding cassia oil.
Gingerbread House Essential Oil Blend
Not surprisingly, the gingerbread House essential oil blend is a little more complex as expected. It is made up of a complex combination of fruity and spicy aromas including clove, orange, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon bark oils.
This mix of five popular seasonal scents gives off an aroma that smells just like a freshly-baked gingerbread house.
Cinnamon bark and nutmeg are two popular spices that are used in gingerbread and the oils are a perfect addition to create this gingerbread essential oil blend.
Clove oil adds a hint of spice to the blend, and orange oil gives it that fresh smell perfect, which for the holiday season.
You will likely see different variations of this recipe, just as you would get different recipes for creating a real gingerbread house. This is the really fun part as it means you can have fun experimenting with different combinations.
Add a little more or a little less each oil to create your own customized gingerbread house essential oil blend. Don’t stray too far from these five oils though as that would change the scent completely.
Be particularly careful when increasing the quantity of close essential oil. Clove oil has a strong aroma that can overpower the other scents if you add too much of it.
Traditional Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend
This recipe is for you if you are looking for a simpler recipe for a Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend. This has a more subtle aroma too.
The Traditional Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend uses only two oils – ginger and cinnamon.
Add both oils to your diffuser.
The ginger oil gives the blend that distinctive gingerbread cookie scent and the cinnamon oil gives it that sweet ‘cookie’ touch. Both of these oils complement each other beautifully to create an aroma that is both sweet and spicy.
This blend has a nice light aroma that smells like you have been busy baking Christmas cookies.
Best Essential Oil Diffusers for Your Gingerbread Cookies Blend
If you do not have an aromatherapy diffuser, the ones shortlisted below are excellent to start with. They are all from reputed companies and offer great value for money.
Choose from one of these Large Space Diffusers if you want to use your blend in a large room such as the living room or a spacious dining room.
For smaller spaces, any one of these Top-Rated Essential Oil Diffusers Under $25 are great options.
If you are looking for more choices, check out my reviews on individual diffuser models, each of which has a different distinguishing feature:
Plant Therapy USB Novafuse Diffuser Review – This device comes with a USB so you can carry it with you anywhere and plug it into your computer to turn it on. No need to look for a power outlet.
Aromis Wood & Glass Diffuser Review – With a wooden base a beautifully crafted top, this diffuser looks elegant and unique. It is available in an assortment of styles with the same basic design.
URPOWER Diffuser Review– This is one of the top-rated diffusers on Amazon with over 42,200 reviews. It is meant for small spaces only.
ZAQ Allay Litemist Diffuser Review – ZAQ is known for its sleek-looking, affordable diffusers. Available in a range of colors.
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Love Gingerbread AND Lip Balm?
You’ll love this Gingerbread Cookie Natural Lip Balm by Plant Therapy. Imagine getting the delicious taste of gingerbread cookies all day long! The Gingerbread Cookie Lip Balm is subtly sweet with a spicy ginger note. Made from all-natural moisturizing and protective ingredients, this lip balm will protect your lips against the elements, keeping them feeling soft and smooth.
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