What are your favorite Essential Oils for Christmas? I know I love to reach for my fir and pine scented oils along with orange. Oh, the aromatherapy scent is so lovely.
There are nearly endless ways to benefits from essential oils and aromatherapy during the holidays and throughout the year. Here are some highlights on what the best Christmas essential oils are, plus recipes and blends are included that you can enjoy this holiday season.
Best Christmas Essential Oils: A Guide for Holiday Wellness
Christmas time is a special time of year. It's a time for family, friends and celebration. And it's also the perfect opportunity to get in all those festive scents that make us feel so warm and cozy. Here are some of the best essential oils for Christmas that will fill your home with cheer this holiday season!
1. Frankincense Essential Oil
The holidays can be stressful and chaotic, let the pleasant aroma of this precious oil comfort you and support you in your time of need. Produced by steam distillation of the tree resin, frankincense is beloved during Christmas.
According to the Biblical text of Matthew 2:11, gold, frankincense, and myrrh were among the gifts to Jesus by the biblical magi "from out of the East."
- Supports the skin through seasonal changes
- Calming and rejuvenating properties
- Alleviates sadness and aids in relaxation
2. Fir Essential Oil
There are several fir oils... White Fir (aka Silver Fir), Douglas Fir, Siberian Fir, Fir Balsam, and Fir Needle. One reason I love fir oils is because of the Christmas tree aroma they offer.
- Releases congestion and inspires easy breathing
- Fights fatigue while stimulating the senses
- Soothes tired muscles and relieves inflammation
Related Recipe: Massage Soap with White Fir
3. Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Fruity essential oils are really fabulous and sweet orange is a close tie to tangerine for me. It reminds me of freshly peeled citrus and can always bring a smile to my face. Let it keep your spirit high during the busiest time of the year.
- Uplifts mood and relieves tension
- Aids in the proper functioning of digestion
- Calming action on the nervous system
4. Clove Essential Oil
Clove is a powerful and strong oil, where a drop or two really goes a long way. Its scent can convey a warm and sincere feeling. It is also a very powerful antioxidant.
- Great for combating seasonal threats
- Anti-inflammatory and local anesthetic actions (especially toothaches)
- Creates a feeling of protection and courage
5. Copaiba Essential Oil
Copaiba oil is considered to be a nervous system tonic. This just means that it is calm and balance emotions and mood. It is also a favorite when it comes to pain and inflammation.
- Helps soothe anxious feelings
- Promotes clear, smooth skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes
- Strong anti-inflammatory property (high sesquiterpene content)
6. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
This is a well known respiratory supportive essential oil, plus it is an immune system stimulant. This is my go to oil when I have a stuffy nose or cold. I love the medicinal aroma that eucalyptus offers. There are various types that you can use, E. radiata, E. globulus, E. citriodara, E. dives, E. smitthi.
- Increases alertness and blood circulations (stimulant and rubefacient properties)
- Assists with phlegm, congestion, and mucus (anticatarrhal)
- Deodorizes the home and inspires deep breathing
7. Juniper Berry Oil
Juniper comes from the fruit of the evergreen tree, a berry-like cone that is highly aromatic. The aroma is reminiscent of a walk through the forest.
- Reduces emotional and physical stress
- Relieve pain and inflammation (great for arthritis)
- Use as a digestive aid and to help control emotional food cravings
8. Cedarwood Essential Oil
This woody tree oil is another favorite to have this time of year, especially when it comes to respiratory aliments. Inhale during the cold and flu season to keep nasty germs at bay. It is also known for helping you get a getting a good nights sleep.
- Soothing effects on the nervous system
- Aids in the reduction of mucus (mucolytic and expectorant properties)
- Supports respiratory and immune health
So many oils, so little time. Some other favorites to use during December and Christmastime are myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, and cinnamon bark or leaf.
How to Use Essential Oils for Christmas
Here are just a few essential oil blends and recipes to make and use during the Christmas season (and could be used year around!). You can even use essential oils to make DIY Christmas Gifts, get our printable guide here.
Check out these Christmas Essential Oil Recipes:
Homemade Christmas Massage Oil
What better way to enjoy the holiday but with an aromatherapy massage. This blend of essential oils will help soothe discomforts as well as offer a smell that brings on calm and happy feelings.
Directions: Mix all ingredients into a glass pump bottle or dropper bottle. You don't even need to measure for this recipe, just add the essential oils to your bottle then fill the rest with jojoba oil (up to the shoulder). Shake to blend oils together and be sure to label with contents. Massage onto skin and enjoy the soothing benefits.
Holiday Blend for Diffuser
Diffusers for aromatherapy can make a great gift for loved ones and friends. I personally think every home should have one because they are so beneficial for well-being.You kind find a large variety for sale on Amazon if you need one.
Try this blend of holiday oils in your diffuser for Christmas. Click here for 10 more Christmas diffuser blends (plus a cheat sheet too!).
Directions: Add oils to diffuser with water recommended for your diffuser tank.
Holly Jolly Inhaler Recipe
This blend of holiday scented essential oils will help to keep your spirits up and keep sickness at bay.
Directions: Add drops of essential oil to cotton wick and insert into inhaler. To use, place the inhaler under nose and deeply inhale the aroma in. Do this a few times. An inhaler blend will usually stay scented for about 1 month as long as you keep the cap on when not in use and keep out of heat.
Stress Free Holiday Roll On
The ease of roller blends make this recipe great to have on your when you are away from home. You can just roll it on and enjoy the festive fragrance. Check out even more Christmas Roller Blends.
Directions: Add oils to roller bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with jojoba oil. This recipe can last several months to a year, depends on your essential oils expiration dates and the date of your carrier oil.
Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend
Let this Christmas Spirit essential oil recipe bring you peace and joy this holiday season and all year long!
Directions: Add oils to diffuser with water recommended for your diffuser tank.
DIY Hand Santa-tizer
Try this all natural skin friendly essential oil cleanser with a woodsy oil and sweet orange oil!
Directions: Add all ingredients into spray bottle. Place spray top on and shake bottle well to mix together. Label bottle. To use, shake well and spray 2-3 times on to palm of hand, then rub hands together covering all surfaces. Allow to air dry. Use within one month of making.
Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend
I like to make essential oil spray that can scent the air with all natural goodness, here's an easy spray bottle blend. Got an artificial tree? Try spraying this recipe around the tree for the aroma of a fresh cut tree.
Directions: Add all ingredients to spray bottle, shake to mix ingredients together and before each use. Spray is good for a few months. If you omit the alcohol, the recipe will need to be used within 2-3 weeks.
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Learn More About Using Essential Oils for Christmas
Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to get aromatherapy into your life and environment so you can enjoy the health and wellness benefits. Here are other ways you can enjoy some holiday aromatherapy:
Christmas Gift Ideas:
Need a Christmas Gift for someone special? How about an oil diffuser to bring health and wellness throughout the year. You can add it to a gift basket and fill it with favorite oils and other goodies. Get our DIY Gift Guide here. Merry Christmas!