From essential oil blends that smell like a Christmas tree to ones that remind you of walking through the wintry woods or roasting marshmallows over a fire in a log cabin, there are several aromas that you can create using a combination of essential oils.
One such popular smell during this time of year is the smell of 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 variation of the 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
The Gingerbread House essential oil blend is a little more complex as expected. It uses a combination of clove, orange, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon bark oils.
This mix of four 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 which 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.
2 drops Ginger Essential Oil
2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
Add both oils to your diffuser.
The ginger oil gives the blend that distinctive gingerbread cookie scent and the cinnamon oil gives it that wonderful complementary aroma t that perfect spice to use alongside it.
This blend has a nice light aroma that smells like you have been busy baking Christmas cookies.
Quick & Easy Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend
If you don’t want to make the gingerbread oil blend from scratch, you don’t have to. You can just add a drop or two of Cinnamon Oil or Cardamom Oil to any holiday blend to create a quick and easy gingerbread essential oil blend.
These spices are subtle and simply bring out the seasonal scents already used in a standard Christmas essential oil blend.
It is easy to add a few drops of cardamom to a current holiday blend, whether it uses ginger and clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, or a little sweet orange. This allows you to customize current blends to make them your own.
If you are looking for Christmas Blends that you can diffuse as is or customize to create your own seasonal scents, here are two fantastic sets to start with.
Plant Therapy Winter Playland Holiday Blends Set with these 3 seasonal scents – Christmas Tree, Frosted Mint and Holly
Plant Therapy Holiday Treats Blends Set with these 3 seasonal scents – Apple Pie, Candy Cane, and Spiced Cider
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