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:
Using just this recipe, you will get an essential oil blend 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 Peppermint Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend.
Using either wintergreen or spearmint essential oil instead of peppermint will give your candy cane blend a slightly subtler aroma. Both of these are minty essential oils but their scent is not as strong as that of peppermint.
Instead of cinnamon and orange oils, using 4 drops of vanilla bean oil 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, start slow, adding just a drop or two of each oil and testing the results. You can then add more or less of any oil depending on which scent you feel should be the most prominent.
How to Use Your DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend
You can use this seasonal blend so many different ways.
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.
If you do not have an aromatherapy diffuser, there are several other ways you can still infuse your home with the wonderful aroma of this Peppermint Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend. Use it to scent pine cones, which you can then place as is anywhere in any room. Or use the scented pine cones to create aromatic home decor in the form of wreaths and table centers.
You can also use this blend to make your own scented gifts for friends and loved ones during the holiday season. From DIY bath scrubs and body butters to making Christmas 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:
If you like the idea of diffusing Christmas scents during the season but would prefer to use readymade blends, check out these two fabulous sets that you can use in your diffuser or give away as gifts.
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.