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Don’t you just love the heady flavor of peppermint candy cane? Who doesn’t! This delicious Holiday treat has an aroma that’s partly sweet – partly minty, partly refreshing – partly decadent, and above all, so distinctively Christmassy.
If you are looking for a way to recreate that characteristic aroma without actually filling your home with candy canes, one way to do this is with this Peppermint Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend.
Peppermint Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend Recipe
The basic peppermint candy blend recipe calls for these three essential oils:
- 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 2 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
This basic recipe will create an essential oil blend that smells just like a traditional candy cane with a strong peppermint flavor.
You can then tweak the basic recipe to make several different variations of the basic peppermint candy cane diffuser blend.
Substituting Peppermint with either Wintergreen or Spearmint essential oil will give the blend a slightly subtler aroma. All three essential oils belong to the minty aroma family but the aroma of wintergreen and spearmint is less intense than that of peppermint.
Substituting Cinnamon and Orange with 4 drops of vanilla extract will give you yet another variation of this traditional scent.
As with all blends, when experimenting with oils other than that mentioned in the basic recipe, always start slow. Add just a drop or two of any new scent you want to add and test the results. You can then add more or less your alternate essential oil depending on which scent you want to be the most prominent.
Ideas For Using Your Peppermint Candy Cane Blend
Using an aromatherapy diffuser is one of the easiest ways to fill your home with the aroma of peppermint candy cane during Christmas. Add a few drops to your diffuser and turn it on while decorating your Christmas tree with Christmas Carols playing in the background. This is the perfect way to enjoy the sights, sounds, AND smells of the season.
This porous and unglazed Winter Fir Passive Diffuser from Plant Therapy allows essential oils to absorb and gently scent the air around it without using any heat or electricity. Just apply 5-6 drops of peppermint candy cane blend or any other essential oil blend directly to the tree top and enjoy.
If you’re diffusing the blend in a large room, use one of these large-room essential oil diffusers that are designed to throw the scent across large spaces.
For smaller rooms, add a few drops to one of these smaller diffusers or a homemade reed diffuser. It’s super easy to make your own reed diffuser. All you need is a glass bottle and a few natural reeds.
This blend is a huge favorite with kids. It reminds them of their favorite Holiday treat. When diffusing the candy cane blend in the kids’ room, use one of these cute essential oil diffusers for kids as an extra special treat!
If you want to infuse multiple rooms in your home with this delicious aroma but have only one diffuser, here are 25 ways to use the peppermint candy cane essential oil blend without a diffuser.
An easy way to use the blend is to scent pinecones, which you can then place individually in different rooms. Or use the scented pine cones to create an assortment of aromatic home decor in the form of wreaths, table centers, and more.
Another great way to use this blend is to make your own scented gifts for friends and loved ones during the holiday season. From deliciously scented homemade sugar scrubs and body butter to Homemade Christmas-Scented Beeswax Candles, there are endless ideas for using this Peppermint Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend.
Looking for more essential oil blends that you can make during the Holiday Season? You’ll love these:
Essential Oil Blends that Smell Like a Christmas Tree
Traditional Christmas Essential Oil Blends: Fill Your Home With Classic Scents Of The Season
Fabulous Fruity Christmas Blends
Gingerbread Essential Oil Blends: Fill Your Home With The Scent of Holiday Baking
Recreate Your Favorite Christmas Scents With Essential Oils
Love Christmas Scents But Don’t Want To Make Your Own?
You can choose from any of these premade Christmas blend sets. Click the image above to check what Plant Therapy has in store for you for the Holidays. I love that it’s different every year.
Holiday Party Essential Oil Blend 3 Set: With this set, you get 3 fun scents that are reminiscent of popular Holiday treats – Hot Buttered Rum, Peppermintini, and Cranberry Lime Fizz.
Home for the Holidays Essential Oil Blend 3 Set: Prefer more traditional Christmas scents? This set includes 10 ml each of 3 traditional Holiday aromas – Citrus Spice & Everything Nice, Christmas Tree, and Sugar Plum.
Cheers to Holiday Memories Essential Oil Blend 6 Set: This set combines the oils from the Holiday Party and Home for the Holidays sets so you get all 6 blends at one low price.
If you want to check out a larger variety, you’ll find a vast selection of Christmas diffuser blends at different price points on Amazon. It’s definitely worth a look.
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.