Christmas Diffusers Blends

Our Christmas Diffuser Blends post asks you to step into the literal world of ‘Aroma-Therapy’ and the art of inhaling essential oils. Learn how to use essential oils to affect your mood and alter the energetic vibration of your space. Discover different types of diffusers and how to use them to their best potential.

Create your own Christmas diffuser blends and bring the festive scent of the holidays to your festive home. It is as simple as mixing carefully chosen and curated essential oils.

Learn how with a tiny precious bottle of essential oil, you'll have the power to enliven or calm your home. With six professional diffuser blends, there is something for everyone.

Safety is paramount with this project, so explore how to use these blends around your kids and pets and what essential oils are best avoided for your cats.

The Benefits of Using a Diffuser With Essential Oils

Inhalation and ‘Aroma-Therapy’

The inhalation of essential oils is the meaning of the word ‘aroma therapy.’

When we diffuse essential oils, we release aromatic molecules into the air. These affect our emotional and mental state, as well as clearing the air of airborne pathogens.

To discover the journey that these molecules go on and what happens when you breathe them in, read the section in this article.

Breathing in essential oils has countless benefits, and we addressed this thoroughly in a past blog post about the inhalation of essential oils.

Inhalation of essential oils is wonderful if you are stressed and need some relaxation or want to work on creating or maintaining hormonal balance.

Natural As Possible

Using just essential oils negates the need for any unnecessary or potentially harmful chemicals.

I picked up a ‘natural sounding’ diffuser blend in my store the other day as part of my research for this article. I was saddened to see there wasn’t a single natural ingredient in it.

It is cheaper and more cost-effective for manufacturers not to use essential oils, so they use synthetic fragrances made from chemicals.

Of course, these fragrances have no impact on creating positive well-being and are more likely to give you a headache than help relieve one.

Take control and fill your home with natural scents and the wide-ranging benefits of pure essential oils. 

Influence Your Mood and the Mood of Others

It is well-researched that essential oils can affect your mood and, in turn, your well-being.

Lavender is renowned for being relaxing and soothing and encourages calm and relaxation.

Peppermint is widely used for the relief of headaches and enlivening when needed.

Sweet Orange was always in a diffuser at my show booth because the scent of it encourages people to be open and, therefore, spend money! Just the scent alone would bring people to my booth.

You can use a diffuser with essential oils in public places like your office, a spa, or a store. Choosing essential oils wisely to suit the environment is key. You don’t want to be sending the office to sleep with Vetiver and Lavender on a Tuesday afternoon, but it is perfect for the spa environment.

The Christmas blends are a variety of both enlivening and relaxing. But also full of natural scents that evoke the holiday season.

Control and Weigh the Cost

An essential oil blend will cost you more than a synthetic fragrance. However, there are other things to consider here.

The essential oils will have an impact either upon your mood or well-being, generally both.

A diffuser blend with marjoram and chamomile designed for improved sleep will always do more for you than an empty synthetic fragrance that smells nice.

You can create a bespoke blend tailored entirely to you and your family. Is one of your kids hyper? Add Vetiver. Is one of your kids lacking confidence? Add Sweet Orange. Do you need a pep-up in the afternoon? Add Peppermint. The blend of three essential oils has something for you and your well-being.

Remember, too, that in weighing the essential oil cost, they will go a long way, much further than one small bottle of synthetic fragrance oil. You can use these oils across a huge range of items. See our recent article on Creating Aroma-therapy Sets to make your essential oils purchase go much further.

Make your money work harder. Use the essential oils judiciously in myriad ways to make your money go further. This will make essential oils more cost-effective.                                       

How to Use A Diffuser with Essential Oils

Given that this article is more about how to CREATE Christmas Diffuser Blends, I will refer you to How to Use Essential Oils in a Diffuser to tell you all you need to know about how to use them.

Types of Essential Oil Diffusers

There are many different diffuser types, and they can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Therefore, it is important that you read and follow their instructions for your diffuser.

Jake covered all the different types of diffusers in this blog post. Let’s see what he had to say about them. 

What is A Diffuser, and How Does it Work?

There are many different types of diffusers on the market, so it may feel overwhelming if you’re new to aroma therapy. The role of a diffuser is to diffuse essential oils into the air, though each type works slightly differently.

    1. Reed Diffusers: This is a method of diffusion where wooden reeds are placed into a container/bottle that contains essential oil. The oil soaks into the reeds, moving from the bottom to the top. As nothing is propelling the fragrance, reed diffusers are best for smaller spaces where you don’t require the oils to move very far.
    2. Fan Diffuser: Fan diffusers don’t use water. Instead, the oils are absorbed into a pad or put on a small tray inside the diffuser. A fan blows across the oil to send the scent outwards and into the room.
    3. Nebulizer: A nebulizer is one of the more common diffuser types and breaks down the oil into smaller molecules. The nebulizer then mists these molecules, diffusing the scent throughout a room.
    4. Water Diffuser: The most common—and affordable—diffuser is the water diffuser. For this method of diffusing, a few drops of essential oil are added to a water basin. Ultrasonic waves then diffuse this water and oil mixture throughout the room. The range of this diffusion method is longer, so they are ideal for larger rooms. Additionally, the water diffuser creates a mist, meaning it doubles as a humidifier.
    5. Heat Diffuser: This method of diffusion works with heat. The oils are put into a small basin and then heated up. When the oil warms, the scent diffuses outward. Some heat diffusers work with a candle flame instead of electricity.
    6. Terracotta Diffuser: These diffusers work by absorbing oil into the clay and the aroma slowly diffusing out into the room. You can also buy necklaces and bracelets with terracotta stones to absorb oils for everyday use”.

How to make Christmas Diffuser Blends With Essential Oils

You need very little equipment for this project, and it is simple enough for everyone to have a go at.

If you let, children have a go at this, ensure they are fully supervised and wear protective gloves and clothing. Ensure they do not wipe any essential oils onto their faces or bare skin.


    • Selection of small, clean glass bottles and lids (Preferably dropper bottles, but not essential. Preferably dark amber glass but, again, not essential).
    • Funnel
    • Small measuring jug
    • Stainless steel spoon or stirrer.
    • Labels
    • Optional - weigh scales for large amounts of essential oils.


    • Selection of Essential Oils
    • Carrier Oils are optional and depend on which kind of diffuser you are using.


    1. Take a small measuring jug.
    2. If you are using carrier oil, measure how much you need.
    3. One essential oil at a time, drop your desired number of drops into the jug. A couple of under or extra here and there will make little difference. However, pay close attention to the known skin sensitizers like Cinnamon Leaf and Clove Bud essential oils.
    4. If you use many essential oils, it might be easier to weigh them.
    5. Mix the essential oils gently but thoroughly.
    6. Using a funnel, decant the essential oil into your chosen bottle.
    7. Clean the rim meticulously to avoid the development of mold.
    8. Add your dropper insert, if using and tightly secure the lid.
    9. Label accurately for safety reasons, as this is a NEAT essential oil blend.

How to Work Out How Much Essential Oil You Need

Using the chart below, you can determine how much essential oil you will need for your projects and to suit the size of the available bottles.

    • To create one 10 ml bottle of diffuser blend, you will need 200 drops or 2 tsp of essential oils.
    • To create 5 X 5ml bottles of diffuser blend, you will need 500 drops or 5 tsp of essential oils.
Essential Oil Conversion Chart
All of these measures are approximate as essential oils vary widely in viscosity.
2.5 ml 5ml 10ml 20ml 50ml
50 drops 100 drops 200 drops 400 drops 1,000 drops
½ tsp 1 tsp 2 tsp 4 tsp 10 tsp

Professional Christmas Diffuser Blends With Essential Oils

Jingle All The Way

Who can do the holiday season without scents like Orange and Cinnamon? This will liven up the household and get everyone in the holiday mood.

Take care with essential oils like Cinnamon Leaf, a known skin sensitizer; you need to know your safety data here. As much as it is tempting to add more, always stay within the recommended guidelines of 0.60% of the total volume.

Jingle All The Way - Diffuser Blend
Safety Data:
    • They are not designed for topical use.
    • If you have pre-existing health conditions, please seek advice from your specialized medical practitioner before using essential oils.
    • Cinnamon leaf essential oil is not recommended for anyone with a blood clotting disorder. Cinnamon leaf thins the blood and may interfere with anticoagulation medications. Likewise, it is advised to discontinue cinnamon leaf essential oil during the 48 hours preceding the planned surgery.
To create 10ml of diffuser blend = 200 drops = 2 tsp of essential oils
50 drops 50 drops 15 drops 5 drops 40 drops 40 drops
Sweet Orange
Essential Oil
(Citrus sinensis L)
Essential Oil
(Citrus reticulata)
Vanilla Absolute
(Vanilla planifolia)
Cinnamon Leaf
Essential Oil
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Essential Oil
(Elettaria cardamomum)
Ginger- Fresh
Essential Oil
(Zingiber officinale)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

I love working with the vibrational qualities of plants and essential oils. Here, I have chosen essential oils that will harmonize beautifully from a fragrant perspective and vibrationally. This blend will raise the vibrational energy around you. Perfect for keeping the household calm and relaxed and reducing stress and fractiousness during the holiday season.

If the idea of using the vibrational qualities of essential oils is new to you, try it out in your household over the holiday season and see the effect for yourself.

Hark The Herald Angels Sing - Diffuser Blend
Safety Data:
    • They are not designed for topical use.
    • If you have pre-existing health conditions, please seek advice from your specialized medical practitioner before using essential oils.
To create 10ml of diffuser blend = 200 drops = 2 tsp of essential oils.
15 drops 35 drops 30 drops 50 drops 70 drops
Essential Oil
(Vetiveria zizanoides)
Pink Pepper
Essential Oil
(Schinus Molle)
Palo Santo
Essential Oil
(Bursera graveolens)
Sandalwood Amyris
Essential Oil
(Amyris Balsamifera)
Rose Otto
Essential Oil
(Rosa damascena)

Pine Forest Walk

Pop this into the diffuser and close your eyes. Open the window and breathe deeply. It will transport you to the Pine Forests of Scandinavia.

Grapefruit may be an odd addition here, but my local park has a type of pine that smells just like Grapefruit. It is my favorite one to collect branches from to make my holiday door wreaths. The wonderful and unusual scent wafts to greet all the holiday visitors, fresh, clean, and welcoming.

Transport yourself now; all you need is the crunch of some snow to complete the picture.

Pine Forest Walk - Diffuser Blend
Safety Data:
    • They are not designed for topical use.
    • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
    • If you have pre-existing health conditions, please seek advice from your specialized medical practitioner before using essential oils.
    • Grapefruit Specific -Not suitable for people who have platelet disorders or are on blood thinning medication. You should cease using grapefruit essential oil 48 hours before any planned surgery.
To create 10ml of diffuser blend = 200 drops = 2 tsp of essential oils.
40 drops 20 drops 20 drops 30 drops 40 drops 50 drops
Scotch Pine
Essential Oil
(Pinus sylvestris)
Essential Oil
(Abies siberica)
Balsam Fir
Essential Oil
(Abies balsamea)
Frankincense Essential Oil
(Boswellia serrata)
Essential Oil
(Eucalyptus globulus)
Essential Oil
(Citrus paradisi)

Memories of Home

This one will remind you of all that lovely home baking or the waft of the bakery as you pass during the holiday season. Think Gingerbread Men and Pumpkin Pie. You will be transported through time to the comfort and joy of the holiday season at home.

Take care with essential oils like Cinnamon Leaf (0.60%) and Clove Bud (0.50%). They have known skin sensitizers, and you need to know your safety data here. As much as it is tempting to add more, always stay within the recommended guidelines.

Memories of Home - Diffuser Blend
Safety Data:
    • Not designed for topical use.
To create 10ml of diffuser blend = 200 drops = 2 tsp of essential oils.
10 drops 35 drops 55 drops 90 drops 5 drops 5 drops
Star Anise
Essential Oil
(Illicium verum)
Vanilla Absolute
(Vanilla planifolia)
Ginger Fresh
Essential Oil
(Zingiber officinale)
Sweet Orange
Essential Oil
(Citrus sinensis L)
Cinnamon Leaf
Essential Oil
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Clove Bud
Essential Oil
(Syzygium aromaticum)

Chill Out Now

There comes a time in every household when you need to stop after the rush of the festivities.

To stop, rest, and recharge….usually just in time for the next round of festivities.

Get this in your diffuser, and cozy up on the sofa or bed with a book or a movie. Have a cup of something warm and comforting and reeeeee-lax. Bring yourself back to the center with this luscious blend.

Chill Out Now - Diffuser Blend
Safety Data:
    • Not designed for topical use.
To create 10ml of diffuser blend = 200 drops = 2 tsp of essential oils.
50 drops 10 drops 60 drops 30 drops 20 drops 30 drops
Lavender French
Essential Oil
(Lavandula angustifolia)
Essential Oil
(Vetiveria zizanoides)
Rose Geranium
Essential Oil
(Pelargonium asperum var roseum)
Ylang Ylang
Essential Oil
(Cananga odorata)
Essential Oil
(Pogostemon cablin)
Sandalwood Amyris
Essential Oil
(Amyris Balsamifera)

Safety & Concerns

Several spice essential oils, Cinnamon Leaf and Bark, Clove Bud, Nutmeg, Star Anise, and Cassia, have contraindications and are known skin sensitizers. You must research the safety limits of these essential oils very carefully and stick to the guidelines recommended.

Even though you are not putting the oil onto your skin, diffusers of a nebulizing type will disperse the essential oil molecules into the air, and they could end up on your skin. 

The safety guidelines are just as important here as anywhere else.

Undiluted Essential Oil

Your lovely completed bottles will be full of undiluted essential oils; they must be accurately and meticulously labeled for safety reasons. For instance, if you have visitors over the holiday period, especially little ones who might pick it up out of curiosity. 

It might be tempting to leave your bottle of oil next to your diffuser, but make sure to keep both your diffuser and essential oil blend out of the reach of children.

Always wash your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water after handling the bottle and if you get any on your skin.

Olfactory Fatigue

We get to a point where we reach Olfactory Fatigue, and we can no longer smell the essential oils; it is because our brain has switched off to it, not because the fragrance has run dry.

It is tempting to add more diffuser oil, but it is a sign to switch the diffuser off and have a break for a while.

You also want to avoid a diffuser going for hours around children. Please turn it off after an hour for at least 30 minutes to give the young ones a break.

Pets and animals

Just like kids, pets can be affected by using a diffuser. However, it can pose quite a danger for some animals.

You need to read about the essential oils you plan to use BEFORE you start diffusing.

Vets often dissuade from using essential oils around their pets. Yet, many essential oils CAN be used safely around pets within the right parameters.

Cats, for instance, lack the liver enzyme needed to metabolize certain chemical constituents present in essential oils. Phenol is a constituent that cats struggle with.

Essential oils that we recommend that you avoid using around cats are eucalyptus, tea tree, cinnamon, citrus oils, peppermint, pine, wintergreen, and ylang-ylang.

These issues with dogs seem to be less, but we still recommend caution, common sense, and knowing the safety data. If your dog seems uneasy - listen to them, turn the diffuser off or remove it from the room where they are.

Most important, leave the door open for them to leave the room when they want to. They have a much keener sense of smell than humans, so they may become overwhelmed faster than you.

For more information on this subject, pop over to this blog post - How to Use Essential Oils In a Diffuser.

The Age of Your Essential Oils

Pay attention to the age of your essential oils. It can be tempting to think them perfect for this purpose when you have had them for a while. Often, that is different.

You will inhale these essential oil molecules; you want them to be as fresh and vibrant as possible.

Final Word

I hope I have given you all the information you need to recognize the benefits of inhaling essential oils and using a diffuser over the holidays.

Using the right diffuser is just as important as choosing the right blend of essential oils. Choose your diffuser to suit your own needs and your household. You might need a variety of diffusers for different purposes around the house.

You should have the confidence to be able to mix your own Christmas diffuser blends that will be perfectly suited to your household and your family's needs.

Enliven the house, or calm it down. The power to do that can lie in a tiny little bottle of precious, gorgeous scented essential oils. It is your secret to weld at will.

Enjoy the art of creating Christmas diffuser blends with essential oils, and enjoy your holiday season.

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