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Thanksgiving diffuser blends reflect the spirit of the season – gratitude, appreciation, and spending time with loved ones.
While these values are certainly not restricted to just this time of the year, during Thanksgiving, we pay special attention to them. I was first introduced to the traditions of Thanksgiving several years ago while visiting family in California. I loved the idea and have celebrated it every year since then even though I don’t live in the US.
Yes, I do the full 9 yards in my home, from the decorations to the traditional turkey dinner. The one thing I add to elevate the ambiance is to diffuse Thanksgiving essential oil blends. This helps create a wonderful welcoming and comforting ambiance in my home, making the season even more special.
There are several Thanksgiving essential oil blends you can choose from. Experiment with different blend recipes to determine which one you like best. Or just choose a recipe depending on the oils you have at home. Whichever option you choose, you won’t be disappointed. All of these blends smell amazing!
Best Thanksgiving Essential Oils
Thanksgiving diffuser blend recipes use various combinations of a select few essential oils, predominantly those from the spicy aroma family. Essential oils from a couple of other aroma families are added in smaller amounts to give the blend some complexity.
The best Thanksgiving essential oils belong to the spicy aroma family. These oils have a warm and cozy aroma that’s ideal during the colder months of fall and winter. As you’ll see in the recipes below, most thanksgiving diffuser blends contain at least one if not more essential oil from the spicy aroma family. The most popular of these are Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, and Nutmeg.
Essential oils from the citrus aroma family are another important component in most Thanksgiving diffuser blends. Their sharp, refreshing aroma cuts through the warm, spicy aroma and gives the blend a playful note so it doesn’t feel too sober or stark. Citrus essential oils are used sparingly so they add subtle citrusy nuances without overshadowing the spicy scents. The most commonly used citrus oils are Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Lemon, and Tangerine.
Another popular addition in many Thanksgiving diffuser blends is essential oils from the woody family, particularly Fir, Pine, Juniper Berry, and Cedarwood. These essential oils are typically used in blends formulated for occasions that are celebrated during Fall and Christmas. They have a refreshing, woody aroma that adds an outdoorsy note to the blend.
From the floral aroma family, only Lavender and Geranium essential oils are used to create Thanksgiving diffuser blends. Both of these floral essential oils have lighter aromas that add a subtle, almost undetectable sweetness to the blend.
Myrrh, Frankincense, and Mint may also be used in a few blends.
Read more about essential oils & their aroma families so you can make your own blends for different occasions.
Top Thanksgiving Diffuser Blends
This is my go-to diffuser blend for Thanksgiving. It hits all the right spicy and citrusy notes and is warm, uplifting, and cheerful. I start diffusing this blend several days before Thanksgiving Day.
Give Thanks Diffuser Blend Recipes
You can make three different variations of this blend. All three blends incorporate a combination of spicy and citrus essential oils with a drop or two of woody or floral oils. These blends give out a wonderfully warm, comforting, and uplifting aroma that’s perfect for giving thanks.
So which one should you use? I’d go with whatever essential oils I have on hand to start with.
Give Thanks #1
Give Thanks #2
Give Thanks #3
Food-Themed Thanksgiving Diffuser Blend Recipes
The smell of baking is hugely popular during the days preceding Thanksgiving. You can recreate some of the more classic aromas using essential oils so you can enjoy your favorite scents long after you’re done baking.
The combination of essential oils gives this blend a distinctive aroma that’s reminiscent of mulled cider. Diffuse this in the dining room, kitchen, or living room to uplift the mood.
Joyful Celebration Diffuser Blends
Add these two Thanksgiving essential oil blends to your diffuser a couple of hours before your guests start to arrive. It will fill your home with a refreshing, welcoming aroma.
Joyful Celebration #1
Joyful Celebration #2
Thanksgiving Essential Oil Blend for Relaxation
Hosting a family get-together can be fun but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list.
This Thanksgiving diffuser blend contains essential oils that reduce stress and promote relaxation. Add this to your diffuser whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed while preparing for the festive celebrations or when clearing up after everyone has left.
How to use Thanksgiving Essential Oil Blends
Let’s start with adding them to your diffuser. You should definitely use a diffuser for large rooms especially on Thanksgiving Day when family and friends gather together. You want all your guests to feel embraced by the welcoming warmth of the wonderful aromas. With a smaller diffuser, the scent will go unnoticed in a large room.
If you’re just having a small get-together, then one of these smaller diffusers will work just fine.
For a smaller room, you can also make your own reed diffuser for use with your Gratitude blends.
Prefer to light candles instead of using a diffuser? Learn how to make your own beeswax candles and scent them with Thanksgiving essential oil blends.
Use these DIY ideas for gifts to make with essential oils and scent them with Thanksgiving blends.
Scent pinecones and use them as part of your Thanksgiving table decor or door wreath.
Get more ideas here – 25 ways to use Thanksgiving essential oil blends without a diffuser.
Where to buy essential oils to make Diffuser Blends
The top three places to buy essential oils are
Plant Therapy – a wide range of organic, high-quality essential oils at reasonable prices
Rocky Mountain Oils – the prices are slightly higher but the quality of their essential oils is top-notch
Amazon – a vast assortment of essential oils from almost every essential oil brand you can think of.
Make your home smell amazing with these Thanksgiving diffuser blends while you share your gratitude, give thanks, and create special memories with loved ones on this special day.
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.