5 Best Holiday Essential Oil Blends for Diffuser

Best holiday essential oil blends made in a glass vial for diffuser use

Are you on a mission to fill your home with holiday cheer? It may begin with decorations, but the warm smell of cooking and baking is the true mark of the season. Holiday essential oil blends are a great way to quickly fill your home with holiday scents.

If you are hosting a party or have a surprise guest it’s always a wonderful idea to have your holiday essential oil blends mixed ahead of time, and a plan to quick clean your house. Purchasing oils separately then mixing them for essential oil diffuser recipes is the best way to get diversity from your essential oils.

Continue reading for the 5 best holiday essential oil blends to have prepared this holiday season.

5 best holiday essential oil recipes in a cold diffuser

Are Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes Safe?

You may find conflicting information on the safety of essential oils. Essential oils can be considered VOCs, but you wouldn’t smell them if they weren’t. 

Does that mean essential oils are bad?

Gerhard Buchbauer, a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Vienna in Austria says,

“Using the active compounds in essential oils in low concentrations and inhaling the vapors of these oils are normally safe for most people. Safety testing of essential oils have shown they have few negative side effects, when used as directed.”

With the rise in essential oil popularity, there has come a lot of misinformation, including wild claims to “cure” diseases. Without the proper knowledge, there is a higher risk of having allergic reactions.

For some of the best information about essential oils on the internet, I recommend checking out the Tisserand Institute. Robert Tisserand is one of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy and follows the latest research on essential oils. He always promotes safety in combination with common sense.

“Risk needs to be balanced with benefits. If every substance that has caused at least one known allergic reaction was forbidden in personal care products, there would be no personal care products, and if every essential oil was used at a level that presented zero risk, there might be no benefit at all,” says Tisserand.

So, now, on the note of safety, it is considered safest to diffuse your holiday oil versus using it topically—especially if you have children.

Christmas essential oil recipes for the holiday in a cold air diffuser

5 Best Holiday Essential Oil Blends

I am so ready for the holiday season to start. I’ve already finished over half of my gift shopping. Now the focus will be on creating handmade gifts, baking, and decorating. 

Anticipation is a big part of enjoying the season. After all, Christmas is only one day. But the family and friend gatherings, the food, and the fun that builds up to that one day are what fill us with life long memories. 

Using your favorite scents helps lock in those special memories. And when you smell them again those feelings and recollections rise to the surface. Here are 5 of my favorite holiday essential oil blends that will bring joy to your season.

Holiday essential oil blends for thanksgiving and Christmas. A brown glass dram with a popwinds diffuser

DIY Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Thieves is an essential oil blend by Young Living, but every major essential oil provider carries its version of this germ-fighting blend. I found a DIY version by a great natural herb vendor I’ve liked for a long time. 

I took their version of the recipe and added in wild orange.

If by chance you don’t know what Thieves essential oil blend is, it has to do with a few grave robbers during the plague of the 15th century. They used this mysterious blend to protect themselves from contracting the disease while robbing the bodies of the ill and deceased. Legend says they exchanged their secret to lessen their sentences when caught.

This DIY Thieves Essential Oil Blend is supposed to help prevent illness, so not only does it smell great it helps fight the late fall to winter bugs the kids are bound to bring home. As soon as one kid gets the sniffles I diffuse a few drops in a central area to try to help the rest of us.

Blend these essential oils in a dark glass dram/vial with an orifice reducer for easy use.

DIY Thieves Essential Oil Blend

Fresh Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend

I love the smell of cookies, who doesn’t, but the scent of gingerbread cookies is a very distinct smell for the season. This Christmas essential oil is great for warm, cozy moments near the fireplace.

Fresh Gingerbread Essential Oil Blend

Winter Decorations Essential Oil Blend

I have many happy memories of going to fall arts and crafts festivals with my mother. The scent of handcrafted floral decorations filled the air. 

This essential oil diffuser recipe is the perfect blend to use when you have guests. It’s always a crowd-pleaser. 

Winter Decorations Essential Oil Blend

Holiday Dinner Essential Oil Blend

This is one of the best holiday essential oil blends to enjoy during your holiday meals. It’s like a blend of cranberry sauce and Christmas trees.

Holiday Dinner Essential Oil Blend

The Gift of Peace Essential Oil Blend

Inspired by the gifts of the magi these earthy scents are perfect for grounding your mood. When you’re looking for a little stress relief and balance this will do the trick. The warm scent of vanilla lifts your spirit.

It’s a great change-up from the other holiday essential oil blends on the list.  

The Gift of Peace Essential Oil Blend

Conclusion on The 5 Best Holiday Essential Oil Blends

There are numerous other essential oil diffuser recipes you may enjoy for the season, but these are the 5 best holiday essential oil blends that will give you the most variety. Each holiday oil possesses different qualities for different moods. And I hope that these essential oil diffuser recipes help set the right mood to make lasting cherished memories with your loved ones.

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holiday essential oil recipes made in a glass vial for diffuser use
Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for the holidays


  1. Was looking for something to do with my ginger oil and the Gingerbread one great. I didn’t want to make a big batch so in my diffuser I put in 4 drops of ginger 2 drops of clove 1 of nutmeg and 1 of cinnamon. Next time will will add another drop of nutmeg! My kitchen smells delish!!!

    • That’s awesome. You can totally divide these recipes into smaller amounts for a one time use. I like having a batch on hand to take the guess work out in a pinch, but if you want to test out any of the recipes before you commit you can totally do that. I’m glad you like the Gingerbread Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe.


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