Christmas is not only a moment of family gatherings, beautiful decorations, and the joy of giving and receiving gifts, it is also time to delight your senses with wonderful fragrances.
The smell of delicious hot pomanders, meat pies and roast turkey never fails to bring back precious memories of last Christmas with family and friends. With that said, here are some of the best essential oils you can use for their fragrance to make your Christmas more delightful and merry.
Best 12 Essential Oils For Christmas
No. 1 – Christmas spirit essential oil
Christmas Spirit is a sweet mixture of the essential oils of cinnamon, spruce and orange that resonates the happiness and joy of the holiday season. With Christmas spirit in your hand, you can just open a bottle and start spreading!
No. 2 – The essential oil of pine needles
Nothing can be compared to the awesome fragrance of a fresh Christmas tree, but sometimes an artificial tree is preferable to avoid all those pine needles spreading everywhere.
In order to replicate the smell of a real tree, fill a spray bottle of water with 50 ml of water, add 5 or 6 drops of essential oil of pine, a little detergent and shake vigorously. Now, spray the tree with this blend making sure that you do not spray on the expensive polished wood surfaces.
If you do not have a spray bottle, just put a few drops of essential oil of pine on cotton balls and hide them in the tree, or, alternatively, put a few drops of essential oil of pine in an aromatherapy diffuser and use it over the region close to the tree. You can also use a few drops of essential oil of grapefruit with the pine in order to get a really cool and uplifting effect.
No. 3 – Black pepper oil
Black pepper essential oil has analgesic qualities that make it ideal for relieving pain, stiffness, headaches and hangovers. Its spicy, fresh scent blends well with rosemary, frankincense, cardamom, marjoram and lavender.
No. 4 – Anise essential oil
Anise essential oil is very effective for balancing digestion. It is particularly useful for conditions like indigestion, nausea and loss of appetite. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Anise has a warm fragrance; sweet, spicy and rich. It blends well with blends of lavender, pine and rose attar.
No. 5 – Frankincense essential oil
The essential oil of Frankincense is one of the most popular during the Christmas season due to its association with many religious ceremonies. Additionally, it offers the user peace of mind and a sense of calm.
Frankincense blends well with vanilla, myrrh, ginger, cedar, cardamom and bergamot. Try putting it in your diffuser or mix 10-15 drops in 100 ml of water and shake well to make a spray for a relaxing room.
No. 6 – The essential oil of clove
Clove is another fragrant essential oil that is popular during Christmas. Just like frankincense, clove is also associated with many of the traditions of Christmas. Either spray or diffuse the essential oil of clove at home during the holidays to create a warm atmosphere for your friends and family.
No. 7 – Essential oil of ginger
The sweet and spicy scent of ginger is comforting, while at the same time, the therapeutic properties of the oil are ideal for staying motivated throughout the holiday season. In order to make a personalized blend, you can try spreading ginger with bergamot. However, ginger can also blend well with ylang ylang, sandalwood, orange, black pepper and cardamom.
No. 8 – Sweet orange essential oil
Citrus oils are known to impart an exceptionally uplifting effect. These oils, especially sweet orange mixes well with most essential oils to make wonderful spiced Christmas scents.
During the holiday season, spread the essential oil of sweet orange, with a drop of cinnamon and clove. The essential oil of sweet orange also goes well with sandalwood, myrrh, or other citrus essential oils such as bergamot and lemon.
No. 9 – Tangerine essential oil
The essential oil of Tangerine is often used to soothe the intestines and stomach. Additionally, it benefits the liver as well. Tangerine is also proven to uplift your mood and offer you with emotional strength and inspiration.
No. 10 – Essential oil of geranium
Using Geranium during the holiday season can be useful for several reasons. It can refresh the psyche and stimulate the lymphatic system of your body.
No. 11 – Nutmeg essential oil
Here is another essential oil to help fight the fatigue most people acquire during the festive season. Nutmeg essential oil is stimulating for the brain, helping to support the body and mind in difficult times. Use this oil in a diffuser at the first signs of headache.
No. 12 – Cinnamon essential oil
The spicy scent of cinnamon is warming, comforting and strengthening making it a perfect essential oil to use for winters and the Christmas season.
If you have trouble concentrating on the long list of jobs you have yet to do, spreading a little amount of essential oil of cinnamon strengthens your resolve and keeps you focused. Cinnamon is also a tonic for the body and mind, bringing a welcome boost to low energy levels when you return home after all that Christmas shopping!
13 Essential Oil Blends You Can Use For Christmas
- 3 drops of essential oil of peppermint
- 1 cup of chocolate / cocoa or carob powder
- 2 cup of coconut sugar
- Add the three ingredients in a bottle and mix well. Divide into three cellophane bags with decorative strings.
- This amount made me three bags of the dish, but it depends on how much you put in each bag.
- Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a saucepan with 6 oz. (180 ml) of any type of milk.
- Heat until hot but not boiling. Pour into a cup and enjoy.
Recipe 2 – Mulled wine recipe
- 3 drops mandarin essential oil
- 3 drops orange essential oil
- 2 drops clove essential oil
- 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 8 glasses of red wine
- Mix all ingredients in 2 tablespoons of honey
- Slowly warm red wine, add honey to taste and mix well; turn off heat. When the wine starts to boil, it is time to remove it.
Recipe 3 – Candles
I love candles, and during the winter season, I use a lot them. Essential oils of pine and mandarin are some of favorites I like using in candle making.
- A drop of cinnamon
- 4 drops mandarin
- A drop of geranium
You can add essential oils to the candle once the wax begins to melt, usually just add a drop to the wick.
Recipe 4 – Pine cones
You can put 2 drops of pine oil on a cotton ball and add a lot of pine cones and leave this in a sealed bag overnight. Essential oils are natural so they will make the cones smell authentic.
Recipe 5 – Tapes
Tapes can be infused with essential oils for Christmas. Add 6 drops of your favorite essential oil to a glass of water. Dip the strips into the mixture of water and turn them around to soak all over and then allow them to dry.
Recipe 6 – Festive atmosphere
- 4 drops of litsea
- 12 drops of lemon
- 6 drops of basil
- 8 drops of ginger
Combine the above essential oils with two tablespoons of grain alcohol (vodka) and up to 100 ml of water (about 6 tablespoons of water). Pour into a spray bottle and use it as a festive room deodorant. Alternatively, for a relaxing bath, halve the amount of essential oils and add them directly into the water jet bath.
Recipe 7 – Christmas spices
- 2 drop of essential oil of citronella
- 7 drops of essential oil of cloves
- 6 drops of orange essential oil
- 7 drops of essential oil of cinnamon
Use in an oil burner or diffuser or aromatherapy bath.
Recipe 8 – Christmas Spirit
Make your refreshing, Christmas scented bubble bath or shower gel. Blend the following essential oils in 100ml of shower gel.
- 3 drops of essential oil of laurel
- 6 drops of cinnamon essential oil
- 4 drops of essential oil of ginger
- 5 drops of essential oil of mandarin
Alternatively, use a third of the amount of essential oils (no gel base) in an oil burner or aromatherapy diffuser.
Recipe 9 – Christmas Quickie
- 8 drops of essential oil of star anise
- 6 drops of lemon
- 4 drops of frankincense
Dab some drops of this blend on a cleaning cloth and clean the surfaces of the furniture in your room for an immediate burst of perfume in a party. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing bath of essential oils.
Recipe 10 – Diffuser blend
- 6 drops of cedarwood
- 4 drops of myrrh
- 8 drops of orange
Use in an oil burner or diffuser or aromatherapy bath. Hint: When citrus oil is used, replace the last drop of the citrus oil with lemongrass oil to give a little more power and depth to your blend.
Recipe 11 – Slice Mint Balls
- 1 cup shredded coconut for bowling
- 2 can of condensed milk
- 4 packages of chocolate biscuits
- 4 drops of essential oil of pure peppermint
- Green sprinkles (optional)
- 2 cup shredded coconut
Combine coconut cookies until completely crushed. Add condensed milk and pure essential oil of peppermint until dough forms. When combined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Remove from refrigerator and form consistent small bite-sized balls. Place remaining granulated coconut in a bowl and roll each ball in it until it is completely covered. Keep mint ball slices in the fridge and remove 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe 12 – Choc-orange balls
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 5 drops of pure orange essential oil
- 3-4 tablespoons of condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons / 2 scoops cocoa powder
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 2 cup almond flour
- Sprinkle orange (optional)
Mix the ground almonds, coconut and cocoa powder. Add condensed milk and pure orange essential oil until the dough forms. Add the chocolate chips. When combined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Remove from refrigerator and form consistent small bite-sized balls. Place remaining granulated coconut in a bowl and roll each ball in it until it is completely covered. Keep choc-orange balls in the fridge and remove 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe 13 – Lavender Vanilla Shortbread
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cup rice flour
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 500g butter
- 3 drops of lavender
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Wheat flour dust
- Melted white chocolate to decorate
In a preheated oven (150 C), line 2 large trays with parchment paper. Blend salt, sugar and flour in a bowl. Rub the butter until the consistency is like breadcrumbs. Add the essential oil of lavender and vanilla extract until combined. Place on a flour dusted surface and knead until smooth. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 cm.
Use a Christmas themed cookie cutter or some other cutter to cut shapes from dough, for example, star shape. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool for 1 hour. Drizzle with melted white chocolate to decorate.
The Final Word
During the holiday season, cough, cold and flu is generally on the rise; however, the good news is that all these essential oils have powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. Therefore, while you use them to perfume your home for Christmas, you also protect yourself against all kinds of annoying bugs.
For all you want to do during your holiday, make sure to use essential oils creatively at home and enjoy a peaceful, aromatic and relaxing Christmas. Also remember to set realistic goals, plan well and get everyone in the family to help fashion the holiday.