DIY Aromatherapy: Holiday Diffuser Blend Recipes


Diffusing essential oil blends is a fun and natural way to spread yummy aromas throughout any space. Those expensive, synthetically perfumed candles can be tempting with their bright colors and promises of candy canes, apple pie, and evergreen cheer, but diffusing pure essential oils at home or work is a wonderfully natural way to scent a room with seasonal aromas. I hope these holiday inspired blends bring a smile to your face!


Peppermint Surprise Essential Oil Blend

Heavy sweet floral aroma with sparkling peppermint!

55 drops organic Peppermint essential oil
20 drops organic Ylang Ylang essential oil


Oh Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend

Classic evergreen aroma.

30 drops organic Douglas Fir essential oil
15 drops organic Cypress essential oil
15 drops organic Orange essential oil
10 drops organic Nutmeg essential oil


Vanilla Spice Essential Oil Blend

Vanilla cream mixed with cinnamon goodness. 

42 drops organic Cinnamon essential oil
42 drops organic Orange essential oil
25 drops organic Vanilla Absolute (roughly 1/4 teaspoon)
17 drops organic Nutmeg essential oil


Blending Directions and Tips:

Add all essential oils to a glass bottle. One 1/4 oz bottle will hold any of these blends. Screw cap on tightly and invert the bottle to blend the oils. Do not shake! Allow the blend to sit for a couple of hours, smell test, and make any adjustments to your liking.
Vanilla Absolute is a very thick oil. The container can be placed in a bowl of hot water to make it easier to work with. This will not effect the aroma and the oil with thicken again as it cools. It may be easier to use a measuring spoon for this oil.

Diffusing Directions:

Fill your essential oil diffuser reservoir with water. Add 5-6 drops of the essential oil blend. Light a tea candle in the base of your diffuser and enjoy as your space fills with the yummy aroma! If you are using an Electric Diffuser or our new Ultrasonic Diffuser, please follow the included directions. (The diffuser pictured is our Ceramic Diffuser, which is made in the USA).

Visit our website to see our full line of essential oil diffusers.


22 Responses to “DIY Aromatherapy: Holiday Diffuser Blend Recipes”

  1. avatar Donna G WV says:

    Is it better to diffuse using a no heat diffuser or heating the oils?

    • avatar Kori says:

      Hi Donna~This is a great question and it doesn’t really have a simple answer. There are pluses and minuses to diffusing using heat, steam, or electric, fan or nebulizers. Heat does help to diffuse the scents rather quickly throughout a room, but some of the therapeutic properties of the essential oils can be damaged by heating. It really depends on what you are trying to do. If you are going for scent or fragrance, then gentle heat works well. If you are wanting a more therapeutic experience, then the nebulizer will separate the oils’ molecules to make them easier to breathe in. I hope this helps and thanks so much for your question! ~Kori

  2. avatar Michacat says:

    Peppermint so uplifting and good for the sinuses

  3. avatar Hippieren says:

    I’m going to try the vanilla one! My favorite for the winter is diffused rosemary with a touch of peppermint.

  4. avatar idahogirl4 says:

    These sound great. I can’t wait to try it out.

  5. avatar momof5 says:

    The Christmas tree blend sounds wonderful!

  6. avatar Crystal_B says:

    The Vanilla Spice blend looks like it would smell so good, I’m dying to try it!

  7. avatar marlivia says:

    I would love to try all 3!! My absolute favorite Christmas time smells!!

  8. avatar Reiki4km says:

    Fun to use 1-4 drops of your favorite holiday essential oils in a small spray bottle of distilled water to make fabulous holiday room fresheners! Enjoy!

  9. avatar wonderfeather says:

    The Vanilla spice blend sounds wonderful!! Going to try this one out. Thanks!

  10. avatar marylord says:

    I love Peppermint Surprise Essential Oil Blend to spray on the Evergreen Christmas Wreaths in the entrance.

  11. avatar dragonfly2709 says:

    Oh these sound yummy!!! I’m looking forward to getting your nebulizer for Christmas and then I can play with these recipes and so many more!!!

  12. avatar kbab says:

    Love the sound of the peppermint surprise blend! Actually, they all sound pretty yummy and I am wanting some fragrance all of a sudden! :)

  13. avatar SuzHall says:

    I will be trying these recipes, I miss the smell of Christmas tree around the holidays and I can’t wait to try the peppermint and YlangYlang as I can imagine it must be amazing. I would love to win a giveaway ! Please, pick me!

  14. avatar Turtlemamma says:

    Can’t wait to try the Vanilla Spice!
    Sounds lovely :)

  15. avatar bjroet says:

    I don’t normally get along with Ylang Ylang but I will definitely try this one with the Peppermint. It sounds delightful. I LOVE tree scents so will be making that!!

  16. avatar LoveFaithHope316 says:

    This sounds heavenly :D

  17. avatar choicegrandma says:

    Can’t wait to try some of these recipes!! Hope I win!

  18. avatar rachiery7 says:

    Great ideas, looking forward to trying some! Thanks!

  19. avatar aromatherapy says:

    Thanks for the information. Looking forward to trying some of them. Looks like some good ones.

  20. avatar aromatherapy says:

    Where is the best place to get your essential oils from?

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