Essential Oils for Christmas with DIY Recipes and Blends

Essential Oils for Christmas with DIY Recipes and Blends

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 aroma therapy 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.

How to Use Essential Oils for Holidays

Best Christmas Essential Oils

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

Read More: Lime Eucalyptus Oil Chest Rub

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.

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 Scented Oils to Enjoy in this Homemade Christmas Massage Oil Recipe

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!).

  • 3 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Douglas Fir
  • 2 drops Juniper
  • 1 drop Clove

Directions: Add oils to diffuser with water recommended for your diffuser tank.

Holiday Blend for Diffuser with Essential Oils

Holly Jolly Inhaler Recipe

This blend of holiday scented essential oils will help to keep your spirits up and keep sickness at bay.

  • 6 drops Juniper Berry
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Clove
  • Blank Inhaler

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.

Holiday Essential Oil Blends with Holly Jolly Inhaler Recipe

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.

Essential Oils Christmas Blend Stress Free Holiday Roller Recipe

Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend

  • 3 drops Balsam Fir
  • 3 drops Black Spruce
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange

Directions: Add oils to diffuser with water recommended for your diffuser tank.

Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend - Use in your diffuser!

DIY Hand Santa-tizer

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 Scented Essential Oils for DIY Hand Santa-tizer

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.

  • 30 drops of Fir or Pine Essential Oil (your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons Grain Alcohol
  • 1/3 cup Distilled Water
  • 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle

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.

Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend for Spray Bottle

More Essential Oil Christmas Spray Recipes

I love Christmas sprays, so much that I have two dedicated posts to them, check them out here:

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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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