Diffusing essential oil blends is a great way to fill your home with the different scents of the season. There are several essential oil combinations that you can experiment with to produce aromas that are evocative of the holidays.
The key lies in knowing a few basic blend recipes and then customizing them to your preferences.
If for you Christmas means all things gingerbread, you are sure to have fun experimenting with variations of these Gingerbread Essential Oil Blends.
Love that fresh, invigorating aroma of a real Christmas tree? While it may be impractical to keep a real tree in every room, you can still recreate that distinctive scent with these essential oil blends that smell of a Christmas tree.
Fruity Christmas blends are another popular type of seasonal scent.
Here are a few recipes for you to get started making your own customized variation of fruity Christmas blends:
Christmas Cider Diffuser Blend
The Christmas Cider blend smells just like cider. Put a few drops of this blend in your diffuser to fill your home smell with the heady fruity aroma of seasonal cider.
There are quite a few variations of this blend, but it typically starts with sweet orange essential oil to which you add your choice of spicy oils.
Some spices that work well in the Christmas Cider Blend are nutmeg and cinnamon. You can add clove to the original recipe or replace the cinnamon with the clove.
Peppermint Twist Blend
The Peppermint Twist Blend uses just two essential oils – peppermint and ylang ylang.
The peppermint oil emits an aroma that is similar to candy canes, which is already a hugely popular Christmas scent.
Ylang ylang is a floral scent, which helps bring out the minty and fruity scents of the peppermint. These two oils blend very well together.
Cranberry Citrus Diffuser Blend
Both cranberries and citrus fruits are hugely popular during the Holiday season. Combine both of these aromas and what you get is a delicious, classic blend!
The grapefruit oil lends a refreshing aroma to the Cranberry Citrus Diffuser blend while the sweet orange injects it with a refreshingly sweet scent. Together, these two citrus fruits create an aroma that is similar to cranberries and oranges.
The cinnamon adds that seasonal sweetness to the blend and the nutmeg adds a touch of spice so that the blend is not overly sweet. Nutmeg has a strong aroma that can overpower the other scents so if you decide to add more, do so one drop at a time.
You could create a simple Cranberry Orange blend by adding only the sweet orange and omitting the Grapefruit oil. This smells great on its own too but it won’t have the complexity of its Cranberry Citrus counterpart.
Fruity Candies Diffuser Blend
The fruity candies blend smells similar to candy canes and other fruity candies you have at Christmastime.
Instead of orange, you are going to use lemon for this particular blend. Citrus fruits are popular during the holiday season, so it is perfect.
3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
You will then add some peppermint essential oil to balance out the citrus flavor and a little lavender to give the blend some sweet floral notes.
Orange Pomander Holiday Blend
Why not try a fun blend with orange and some spices? This is a wonderful fruity Christmas blend that provides the perfect combination of sweet, citrus fruit and holiday spices.
You start with any sweet orange essential oil, which has a sweet Christmassy scent.
You can then add in some clove oil for the classic Christmas spice element, along with a little rosemary essential oil to really bring it over the top.
Be careful not to add too much clove oil as it has a very strong aroma that can overpower the other scents if you add too much.
Love the thought of creating your own Fruity Christmas blends but just don’t have the time? Check out Christmas blends created by Plant Therapy.
Ideas for Using Your Fruity Christmas Blends
While you can diffuse fruity Christmas blends in any room, this particular aroma is just perfect for the kitchen and dining room. There are several ways you can use this blend in your kitchen or dining room.
Put a few drops in your favorite diffuser. Don’t have a diffuser? You’re sure to find something affordable from this list of Top Rated Essential Oils That Cost Less Than $25.
Scent a few pine cones and place them in your kitchen cabinets or scatter a few on your worktop.
Create unique tabletop decor using pine cones scented with your favorite fruity Christmas blend.
Make your own potpourri sachets and scent them with any one fruity essential oil blend.
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