Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

Jump right into our exciting Essential Oil recipes for Christmas and use Essential Oils like

Sweet Orange, Ginger, Fir Needle, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Peppermint, Star Anise, Cardamom, Frankincense, and Myrrh to create Holiday magic. Bring some Christmas Cheer to the Holiday Season with beautiful fragrance oils like Blue Spruce, Christmas Splendor, Cinnamon Roll, Frankincense, Myrrh, Gingerbread, Orange Sherbet, Peppermint Swirl and Roasted Pine Cone.

Learn how to use essential oil recipes for Christmas food and make our Holiday Cookies and Holiday Hot Chocolate. Explore our best essential oil recipes for Christmas Scented Candles and create the perfect seasonal ambiance in your Holiday home. When it all gets a bit much, turn to our Peace on Earth Spritz to calm things down.

Finally, treat yourself to a truly magical experience with our Gifts of The Magi Bath Oil and wind down beautifully using our essential oil recipes for Christmas.

Introduction to Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

Welcome to our Essential Oil recipes for Christmas and the Holidays. I wanted to focus on some exciting and different seasonal projects.

I feel in this current cost of living crisis that we focus on projects that are designed purposefully to be cost-effective. Not only that but on products that can be packaged in a cost-effective and eco-conscious way to cut down on the rabid materialism that the Holiday season can sometimes bring. 

Using a few simple switches and mixes, we can make a diverse range of projects that can be used personally or given as gifts. 

Safety Considerations In Essential Oil Recipes For Christmas

You will need to pay close attention to these recipes. Many of the spice-derived essential oils, used at this time of the year, are exceedingly potent and can have very low safety dilutions.

Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Star Anise, and Cardamom all need to be used judiciously and with caution around the home and in toiletries and beauty products. 

If you are not sure how to work out the safety dilutions for yourself, stick to the recipes given PRECISELY

Do NOT be tempted to add extra drops for luck, you’ll likely be most unlucky! 

You must pay attention to these safety dilutions, they are there for a reason and I have noted them where relevant. You can always use the VINEVIDA Calculator to help you work out how much to add to your recipes and formulations. 

Why Make Your Own Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

There are so many reasons to make your essential oil recipes for Christmas that I am not quite sure where to start!

Cost Effective

Cost Effective

During this cost of living crisis, I want to bring you projects that can be made cost-effectively without scrimping on quality or decadence. Consider making some of your gifts this year. If it is the confidence that is stopping you, then please jump on board and let me support you through the process.

Any of my family will tell you that my presents always LOOK good, and they are always well presented…. Generally, that’s all they remember even if the stuff in the bottle is first class. They remember how it looked and how it smelt! (They also tend to remember if it made them itch too, unfortunately). 

Get yourself on Pinterest and study how to present your gifts cost-effectively to their best effect and your confidence will skyrocket. 

Take Control With Tailor Made

A friend of mine dreads the Holiday season for her child. Suddenly, everyone starts scenting random products and for people and kids who suffer from respiratory conditions or allergies, this can be a minefield. 

Her child is seemingly allergic to most synthetics and so could not walk through a store selling scented candles for example and the Holidays just compound this for him and so many other people. 

Essential Oils are the perfect choice for those who have to avoid those synthetic fragrances. You can make some of these recipes with either Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, or a mixture of both. 

You can take control of every ingredient to suit your needs. Want organic, get organic, want sustainable, buy sustainable. The choices are yours to make. 

Eco-Conscious and Sustainability

Eco-Conscious and Sustainability

The Holidays bring so much materialism and excess waste that could be avoided. 

Consider what you are putting your products in. Can it be re-filled or re-used? Can it ultimately be recycled? 

Think about how to package your gifts more sustainably, choosing reusable fabric over paper wrapping perhaps, like the Japanese art of Furoshiki.

Try and shop in small local businesses during this time and use cash where possible to help them avoid card fees and keep cash as king! Supporting local and artisan producers brings money into your local economy, helping it to thrive. 

Make The Most Of Your Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

We need to make sure when making Essential Oil recipes for Christmas that we get the very most from our precious ingredients. That we eek out every last morsel of value and make it go as far as we possibly can. Here are a few ideas. 


For cost-effectiveness, consider working with duo combinations and making your gifts centered around very few essential oils. However, even duo combos benefit from an extra element. So, just buy three well-matched essential oils, if you are economizing.

Here are my favorite seasonal Essential Oil duo- combinations and the third recommendation appears in (brackets).

    1. Sweet Orange and Ginger (Cardamom)
    2. Frankincense and Myrrh  (Patchouli)
    3. Clove and Cinnamon (Sweet Orange/Bergamot)
    4. Eucalyptus and Peppermint (Lavender)
    5. Vanilla and Nutmeg (Ylang Ylang)

    Bulk Buy

    Making Essential Oil recipes for Christmas in tiny batches is not always cost-effective. 

    Before you start, have a good think and plan your projects carefully. Can you buy an ingredient for 2, 3, or even 4 projects? 

    Wax is a good example of this. With a large bag of wax you can make Scented Candles, Wax Melts, Scented Sachets, Solid Perfumes, Insect Repellants, and the list goes on.

    All of those ideas make for good Holiday gifting.

    With some thoughtful and judicious planning, you can save a fistful of dollars. 

    Similar projects

    When it comes to planning your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas, as you can see from the example above, it pays to choose similar projects to make your ingredients go further.

    For example, if you are buying 1kg of Shea Butter to make a Body Butter, you might use a couple of tablespoons. What will you do with the rest?

    For starters, you can make more Body Butter. Shea Butter is glorious in thicker, more luscious creams like hand and foot creams. It’s perfect for Luxe Créme’s and Night Creams too. I also like it in Lip Balms for this time of year.

    This is where you need to start to think “Well what other ingredients can I double up to make these products”?  Aqueous Cream, Glycerin, Rosewater. Sweet Almond and Rosehip Carrier Oils are all ingredients worth investing in for these projects. 

    You can even use Soy and Beeswax from making candles in projects like salves and balms too! 

    Streamline scents

    Make the most of scent layering in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas and streamline your scents.

    If you’re making home ranges like candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, scented sachets, and wax melts, consider the technique of Scent Layering. This is where you may take hints from the notes of your chosen Signature Scent and combine them to create a more streamlined and unified scent profile. You can also do it with beauty products and toiletries.

    Working in this way means that with a very small range of Fragrances or Essential Oils, you can create a varied range of products that all smell individual, yet contribute to supporting a main Signature Scent. Since you start with such a small range of oils, the costs are less. 

    It also means you can take more expensive essential oils like Rose, Jasmine, and Neroli and make them go further with excellent supporting Essential Oils and Fragrances. 

    For more information on streamlining Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils, please check the following articles:



    Packaging your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas, no matter how much, or how little you have spent on them, is what is going to set them apart.

    Get yourself on Pinterest and source some ideas and tutorials (and don’t let it make you feel all club-fingered and thumbed).  Focus on projects you can do and ones that are cost-effective and align with your eco-conscience. 

    I confess this year I went all week at the knees for a ridiculously expensive ribbon in my family tartan. Therefore, the rest of the packaging is going to be cheap as chips and fairly plain to let the tartan ribbon do the singing. 

    Whatever you do, put some thought and planning into the perfect packaging. After all, when we first start to make our gifts we get a bit of imposter syndrome sometimes and question if they are good enough. They are more than good enough! 

    A thoughtful and immaculate presentation elevates them and will dispel any confidence issues you might be having. And yes, you can do all of this on a very tight budget. I have, many times over, both out of necessity and choice.

    Our Favorite Essential Oils For Essential Oil Recipes For Christmas

    I have chosen these gorgeous essential oils for your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas because they are pretty timeless. Many are widely utilized across the modern world for the Holiday season.

    We get asked so many questions around the holidays like:

      • What are the best holiday Essential Oil blends?
      • Which is our favorite Christmas Essential Oil and how can I use it in a Christmas blend?
      • Which are the most popular Christmas Essential Oils?
      • What do you recommend for Christmas Essential Oil blends and Christmas diffuser blends?

    Join me and let's discover some of these fabulous essential oils that we can use in a variety of ways in our Essential Oil recipes for Christmas.

    Please pay attention to these strong spice essential oils that have much lower safety dilutions for topical use. Cinnamon, Clove, and Star Anise.  If you intend to make products to use on the skin with these essential oils you MUST follow these guidelines please. Use the VINEVIDA calculator to help you if needed. 

    Let’s get this fragrant journey through the Holidays started. 

    Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus Sinensis L.)

    For me, nothing heralds the Christmas season quite like the arrival of fresh Clementines and Satsumas in the Greengrocers.  As a child, we only really got them around the Holiday season and our Christmas stockings always came with a bright shiny, deeply fragrant little orange orb of gloriousness sat atop it.

    Sweet Orange brings that gorgeous bright Citrus hit that is instantly uplifting and brightens our mood. It’s a good essential oil for when people are flagging or are getting a little fractious. 

    Combined with Mandarin or Bergamot Essential Oil it brings joy but also calm to proceedings. 

    Add it to your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas, to uplift and bring joy.


      • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

    Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber Officinale)

    I always remember my mom making Brandy Snaps at Christmas and they were rich in ground Ginger, filling the kitchen with its glorious spicy scent. 

    Ground Ginger is used widely across the holiday season in baking and holiday treats and you can recreate those luscious and comforting smells in your holiday essential oil blends.

    Ginger is the essential oil to turn to if you have overdone the festivities and your digestive system is moaning at you! 

    It is also one of the best essential oils to use to overcome a hangover!

    Use in your essential oil recipes for Christmas to keep your digestive system in tip-top condition.


      • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

    Fir Needle Essential Oil (Abies Siberica)

    Imagine that fragrant, freshly cut Christmas tree sitting in the corner of the room, laden with brightly colored decorations and the center of attention. 

    Fir Needle evokes those beautiful trees we choose to decorate our homes with. Blend with Scotch Pine, Balsam Fir, and Eucalyptus to evoke the freshness of the Winter forest. 

    Fir Needle is a natural decongestant and wonderful if you have a Winter cold, as many of us tend to get when we stop working for the Holidays. 

    It can help focus your mind and have you thinking clearly in no time too. Wonderful in the hustle, bustle, and chaos of the holiday season, where we all have too much to do and think about. 

    Use Essential Oil recipes for Christmas to create a fresh, ambient atmosphere, conducive to helping you focus and get thoughts organized. 


      • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

    Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)

    Nothing quite evokes the fragrance of Christmas cheer in the USA quite like Cinnamon does. 

    Used widely for projects a plenty through the Holiday season it is always in the top three choices of how people like to fragrance their Holiday homes. 

    We do need to be cautious here though, we cannot be as liberal with the essential oil as we might be with the ground spice. The essential oil has a teeny, tiny 0.07% safety dilution rate for use on the skin. Please use extra care and consideration if you are making products to be used topically. Always use our VINEVIDA calculator to help you work out exactly how much you can use safely.

    Cinnamon is a wonderful mood booster so consider adding it to your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas. Make candles, reed diffusers and Christmas diffuser blends.


      • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
      • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

      Clove Essential Oil (Syzygium Aromaticum)

      Clove Essential Oil reminds me of those gorgeous and delicious dense fruit cakes that are so popular at this time of the year. I love making Christmas cakes, soaking the dried fruit for days. One of my secrets to getting that dried fruit so plump, sweet, and tasty is to add a few species to the soaking liquor, Clove among them. 

      Ground Clove is widely used in holiday treats and baking and the heady, distinctive scent is one that can divide the nation. Some love it, others hate it. For this reason, use it sparingly and judiciously for gifts.

      Like Cinnamon Bark it has a very low - 0.05% safety dilution rate for use in topically applied products. Again, go easy with it. 

      It is one that you could have a small experimentation with in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas, and try it in your baking. 

      Check out Unlock Flavorful Wonders: A Beginner's Guide To Cooking With Essential Oils for more information. 


        • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
        • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

        Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)

        What evokes the idea of using Peppermint at Christmas more than a candy cane? 

        Peppermint is always going to be included in our best Essential Oil recipes for Christmas.

        It brings that beautiful, vibrant freshness and that gorgeous clean, sharp finish to your favorite  Holiday essential oil blends.

        It’s wonderful to have about, in case of coughs and colds through the season. However, be careful using it on young children. It’s great for digestive issues, pair it with Ginger perhaps?

        It’s another essential oil that can focus the mind by assisting in reducing stress. Perfect for this time of year.

        Use Peppermint in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas for relieving digestive issues and use it to help reduce stress and improve focus. 


          • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
          • Peppermint stimulates the heart, so it carries a mild risk of fibrillation.
          • Anyone with epilepsy or a heart condition should use only the smallest dilutions.
          • G6PD is a blood disorder that mainly affects males. Therefore, Peppermint essential oil is not suitable for patients with G6PD Deficiency.

          Star Anise Essential Oil (Illicium Verum)

          Star Anise reminds me of those beautiful Twixmas Oriental dinners, with rich, dark, and sticky sweet sauces to use up some of that leftover turkey. 

          It’s a truly luscious scent to include in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas candles. It blends beautifully with other spices, Citrus scents, and those deeper woody aromas like Sandalwood. 

          Try Christmas Essential Oil blends for candles of Star Anise, Sweet Orange, and Frankincense.

          Again being one of those heady, concentrated spices it has a low 1.75% safety dilution rate for use in topical products. 

          Use Star Anise in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas to make Candles, Reed Diffusers, and Holiday Soap.


            • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
            • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

            Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria Cardamomum)

            Cardamom is a spice that I am starting to use more in the kitchen and I am experimenting with it beyond the usual boundaries. I made a Green Pepper and Green Chilli Jelly a couple of weeks ago and included both, freshly ground Cardamom and Szechuan Pepper to it. It is so fragrant when you open the jar, it just invites you to dive into it. 

            I also like to make my husband’s favorite cake at this time of the year - White Chocolate, Cardamom, and Rosewater Cake. I have resorted to using a couple of drops of Cardamom Essential Oil in the cake batter and ganache when I have run out of fresh pods.

            Learn more about how to use Essential Oil recipes for Christmas food and how to use essential oils in baking with Unlock Flavorful Wonders: A Beginner's Guide To Cooking With Essential Oils.

            Cardamom is a wonderful essential oil to anchor you in the present. It helps calm the mind and body and body and helps to induce quiet, calm, and focus. Liz has plenty to say on this subject in Cardamom Essential Oil - A Reminder To Stop And Appreciate.

            Use Cardamom Essential Oil in your essential oil recipes for Christmas to use in baking, and cooking, or even try a drop in some Chai (Dilute with a fatty liquid like whole milk or cream first). It’s great for your digestion and for bringing you into the present, reducing your stress. 


              • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
              • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age due to the presence of 1,8 Cineole which can slow respiration in children.

              Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia Serrata)

              What list of Christmas Essential Oils would this be if we did not include Frankincense and Myrrh?

              Those glorious resins are used across the world in places of worship at this time of year. Scared, reverent, and symbolic, they evoke the joy of the occasion.

              Frankincense is such a truly beautiful essential oil to use in your Christmas essential oil blends for soaps and candles and your DIY holiday joy essential oil blends.

              Frankincense is extremely versatile in your essential oil recipes for Christmas. Perfect for skin care products, Meditation essential oil blends, and also for products designed to soothe anxiety and stress.

              If you have family or guests with coughs and colds, use it to help ease their breathing.

              Use Frankincense in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas to feel safe and supported. The Holiday season can be a distressing time for some people, especially those experiencing abuse and domestic violence. Use Frankincense to support your spirit and emotions through any stressful or difficult times.  


                • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

              Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora Myrrha)

              Myrrh is another of the gifts given to the baby Jesus by one of the three Magi or Wise Men. It just shows how precious this resin was at the time. I still highly prize it now! 

              Myrrh is perfect for your Christmas diffuser blends to help bring calm and relaxation to your home. It is ideal to create a peaceful environment. I’d pop it on about an hour after dinner, just to calm any over-excited, hyperactive, noisy, or fractious children, (or family).  

              Use it to bring that quiet lull and downtime that we all need at some point over the Holidays. 

              Keep it on hand for cuts and scrapes as there is little more effective than Myrrh at ‘knitting’ skin back together.  It is also a wonderful decongestant, especially for those with sinus issues. 

              Use Myrrh in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas to bring quiet calm and heal any mishaps!


                • Do not use it in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.

              Other Notable Mentions For Essential Oil Recipes For Christmas

              Nutmeg Essential Oil (Myristica Fragrans) - This is one of my favorites to use over the holiday period, with smooth and subtle spice. 0.80% Safety dilution rate. 

              Balsam Fir Essential Oil (Abies Balsamea)- Evoke that forest landscape aroma by blending this with Fir Needle and Scotch Pine.

              Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus Globulus) - Wonderful for the betwixt time, heading towards the freshness of the New Year.

              Scotch Pine Essential Oil (Pinus Sylvestris) - I appreciate some cannot get past the idea of disinfectant, but I LOVE this scent and blended well it can be spectacular at this time of the year. 

              Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) - The Holidays would not be the same without the underlying fragrance of Vanilla throughout the house

              Our Favorite Fragrance Oils to Use in Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

              You can also use Fragrance Oils in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas. They are perfect for candles, reed diffusers, soaps, and toiletries.

              The VINEVIDA  Fragrance Oils that are designated for 'Soaps and Candles' are all skin-safe and have their IFRA safety data on their web pages. 

              Look under DOCUMENTS, then click on IFRA Statement for all the recommended safety dilution rates for the varying uses. All the information you need is there. 

              However, we also have our new VINEVIDA Calculator and you can work out exactly how much you need to use. 

                1. Enter the type of product you wish to make.
                2. Then enter the fragrance or essential oil that you are using.
                3. Insert the amount you are making.
                4. Click Calculate and voila..... it tells you EXACTLY what you need to add.
                5. It even gives you the amount for different scent strengths too.

                I think it’s genius and I use it all the time.

                Now, let’s have a look at our favorite Fragrance Oils to Use in Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

                Apple Cinnamon

                Is the perfect choice to create the perfect happy home. With the nostalgic scent of homemade Apple Pie. This fragrance oil evokes Apples, Cinnamon, sweet Sugar, heady Vanilla, spicy Nutmeg, and Clove with back notes of Orange, Patchouli, and Amyris.

                I use it in Christmas diffuser blends scented candles and reed diffusers.

                Blue Spruce

                Envisage those frosty winter days in the coniferous forest. Laced with fresh Blue Spruce, clean Spearmint, distinctive Juniper Berries, woody Cedar, and heady Musk. Breathe in the scent of epic freedom.

                I use it in holiday essential oil blends, with other woody essential oils. Scotch Pine blends well to deepen the sense of being in the forest. 

                Butter Mint Candy

                This is just like Grandpa used to eat! Fresh Mint, laced with delicious creamy Butter, heady Vanilla, and comforting cuddles.

                I use it for soaps, it sells well and people often like the balance of freshness and creaminess. It’s one of those ‘good enough to eat’ fragrances. 

                Christmas Splendor

                This is just wonderful to conjure up Christmas with vibrant Orange, spicy Cinnamon, Clove, and comforting Vanilla. The addition of gaudy decorations, Carol singing, and a holiday wreath is entirely optional.

                I use it for a variety of projects because it seems to evoke everyone’s favorite Christmas essential oils in it. Perfect for soaps, candles, body lotions, and luxe body butter. Think about adding it to your laundry liquid for seasonal scented linen. 

                Cinnamon Roll

                This evokes walking past the bakery on that cold frosty morning and being enveloped in that unmistakable fragrance.  Rich in warm and comforting bakery notes with spicy Cinnamon, creamy Butter, fragrant and delicious Maple, sweet Sugar, and comforting Vanilla.

                I use this, as it includes most people's favorite Christmas Essential Oil, in candles, soaps, and diffusers and it is also rather nice as a hand cream.

                Feu De Bois By Diptyque

                If you want to conjure up the cozy, crackling of winter hearth fires, then this is the one for you... Its literal translation from French to English means ‘Woodfire’. Of course, it has this intense spicy, and woody aroma with deep smoky undertones. Now, make no mistake here, this is heady and intoxicating and needs to be met with a little bravery.

                I use this in small amounts, blended with more woody, spicy, citrus, and floral notes to make quite masculine products.  You can carefully blend it to make luscious aftershaves and balms. 

                Frankincense & Myrrh

                What Christmas would be complete without the presence of Frankincense and Myrrh? It starts all sultry with Patchouli and Cedarwood. Then deeper notes of Amyris and Balsam are warmed with the perfect pairing of Orange and Ginger to create a fragrance reminiscent of resinous Frankincense and Myrrh. Perfect for the Holidays. 

                This evokes those popular Christmas Essential Oil blends. I would use it for making a seasonal moisturizer or body butter. It’s perfect for soap and candles too. Think about adding it to your laundry liquid for seasonal scented linen. 


                Deep in the dark, spooky forest, there are untold delights with spicy Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, and Nutmeg. All wrapped up in heady, but comforting Vanilla - It’s a house made of delicious sweet and spicy candy. But beware, for wicked witches lurk inside this fragrance. 

                I think this is the perfect Christmas blend for kids. They like it in bath bombs and little holiday-themed guest soaps, perfect for little fingers.

                Marshmallow Fireside By BBW

                Curl up on the sofa, tucked under a blanket with cozy Vanilla. Touched with spicy Cloves and made rich and deep with precious Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood. The wood crackles as it is sprinkled with just a touch of that Amber magic.

                I would use this for candles and reed diffusers that encourage relaxation and curling up. 

                Orange Sherbet

                The bright vibrancy of Orange is sometimes all you need.  It evokes those feelings of hope, positivity, and joy all in one bottle. Explode some good vibes and clean freshness with Orange Sherbet.

                Where do I start with what I would use it for? This is so versatile and can be used for so many projects in the home and for toiletries and beauty products. It would make a gorgeous body lotion blended with Cedarwood and Amber

                Peppermint Swirl

                This is just as green as you like! Stuffed full of vibrant, fresh, and green Peppermint, Cornmint, and Eucalyptus. It is rounded off with a classy twist of precious Sandalwood and divine Vanilla. It is simply sparkling!

                I would use this to brighten and freshen around the home, scented sachets, air fresheners, wax melts and sachets, and even car freshies. It is ideal for creating a clean, fresh, and vibrant ambiance in the home.

                Roasted Pine Cone

                This evokes those days of hunting for the perfect Pine Cone to decorate the Holiday home. Rich with Cedarwood and Fir Needles from the forest floor. The notes of the last wild Raspberries of the year, tantalize you with soft Caramel and Vanilla notes for a mouth-watering finish. 

                Look out for this week's Fragrance Oil Of The Week, I use this to make stove-top potpourri, Wax Sachets, Wax Firelighters, and Glycerine Soap. Why not sign up for the newsletter so you never miss an issue?

                Salted Caramel By BBW

                This is a divine and delicious indulgence indeed! Rich and deep with Caramel, Spice, a dash of Sea Salt, Sugar, and a slosh of heady vibrant Rum. Finished in a flourish of gorgeous Vanilla, and a twist of bright Orange.

                I would use this in a rather decadent Dry Body Oil, lacing it with something like Ylang Ylang and Patchouli Essential Oils to make it more seductive. To make it feel a little naughtier and more delicious. 

                Our Favorite Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

                Favorite Essential Oil Recipes for Christmas

                We have some exciting essential oil recipes for Christmas. Hopefully, a couple of new ones that you might not have used before. 

                If you have not tried out any Essential Oil recipes for Christmas food, have a go at our delicious Holiday Cookies and rather decadent Hot Chocolate.

                Set the scene over the Season with a Christmas Scented Candle where we show you how to blend Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils to create the perfect Holiday ambiance.

                Keep the joy and goodwill going and help keep things calm and peaceful with our Peace On Earth Spritz, use it as a Room Spray or for something more personal. There will be no need to hide in the cupboard with a bottle of wine, with this little beauty in the house. 

                Round off the perfect day with our Gifts of the Magi Bath Oil. Treat yourself after all your hard work. Give your skin, mind, body, and soul this rather decadent treat. It echoes the gifts of the Three Wise Men and can be used for quiet contemplation and sacred reverence in the peace of your bath. 

                Remember that you can make these recipes your own and use Essential Oils like Sweet Orange, Ginger, Fir Needle, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Peppermint, Star Anise, Cardamom, Frankincense and Myrrh in your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas.

                Make the most of fragrance oils around the home like Christmas Splendor, Cinnamon Roll, Frankincense & Myrrh, Gingerbread, Orange Sherbet, Peppermint Swirl, and Roasted Pine Cone. Don’t be afraid to blend them with essential oils to make something truly unique to your Holiday home. 

                Holiday Sugar Cookies

                Holiday Sugar Cookies

                IMPORTANT NOTE: You can only use ESSENTIAL OILS in this recipe.

                At home, here in the UK, Peggy Porschen is considered the doyenne of the perfect sugar cookie. Her stunning shop in Belgravia, in London UK, is like a mirage from a storybook. A vision comes to life in a fairytale in Sugar Plum Pink and floral fantasy.

                No one makes a better sugar cookie.  (You can argue if you like, it’s futile because I won't hear you from here). I confess readily, that this recipe belongs to Peggy and not to me!  It is taken from her incredible book Pretty Party Cakes.

                By all means, take it and make it yours. Customize it by adding your Essential Oils (NOT Fragrance oils) at the butter and sugar mixing stage. Alternatively, you could just make a plain cookie and add flavor to your icing instead. I happen to like a little of both!

                It is a great entry-level project. Perfect when learning how to cook with Essential Oils for the first time and using them in essential oil recipes for Christmas food

                Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe alá Peggy Porschen

                This is just one of the ways that you can use this basic sugar cookie recipe mix and make it your own. You do this, by adding a variety of essential oils at the stage of creaming the butter and the sugar. By doing it this way, you get even distribution and an intensely flavored and fragrant cookie dough.

                It gives you great scope for experimentation and it helps you to learn about how things taste when you are using the essential oils as flavorings instead.

                Read more in - Unlock Flavorful Wonders: A Beginner's Guide To Cooking With Essential Oils.

                You Will Need:

                  1. KitchenAid, Food Mixer, Food Processor or Hand Held Mixer
                  2. Greaseproof Paper
                  3. Cling Film
                  4. Palette Knife
                  5. Rolling Pin
                  6. Baking Tray
                  7. Cookie Cutters
                  8. Weighing scales
                  9. Wire Cooling Rack



                      1. Cream the butter and sugar with 2 drops of each of your essential oils, until it looks creamy in texture. Don’t overwork it.
                      2. Beat in the egg until it is just combined.
                      3. Then add the flour.
                      4. Mix on a low speed until a dough forms.
                      5. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap it in clingfilm, and chill for at least 1 hour.
                      6. Place the chilled dough on a floured surface. Knead briefly until pliable.
                      7. Roll out the dough, it helps to use guide sticks to get an equal and even surface.
                      8. Cut out your Holiday shapes from the dough.
                      9. Lift carefully with a palette knife onto a greaseproof paper-lined baking tray. 
                      10. Pop into the fridge and chill again for 30 mins. While waiting, preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4, 350F.
                      11. Gently bake for 8-12 minutes depending on the size of your cookies, until just golden brown at the edges.
                      12. Remove the cookies to a wire rack.
                      13. Allow to fully cool before icing or decorating with royal icing flavored with essential oils. Add just one drop of each essential oil to at least 100 ml of your icing mixture. Decorate as you wish. 

                      Holiday Hot Chocolate

                      Holiday Hot Chocolate

                      IMPORTANT NOTE: You can only use ESSENTIAL oils in this recipe. 

                      This Hot Chocolate is just perfect for the Holiday season and a great way to learn how to best use Christmas Essential Oils safely in food and drink. 

                      You can make this your own with different blends of essential oils but I will give you a couple to choose from here. 

                      This recipe makes 3-4 rather decadent and delicious servings. 

                      You Will Need:

                        1. Saucepan
                        2. Whisk
                        3. Large Mugs
                        4. Measuring Spoons


                          • 1 cup water (replace with your favorite milk for a creamier, more decadent finish, if you wish).
                          • 5 teaspoons of good quality organic cocoa powder.
                          • 1–2 tablespoons sugar or sweetener of your choice like Stevia, Agave, Honey, Date, Rice, or Maple Syrup.
                          • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract.
                          • 3 cups of milk of your choice Cows, Coconut, Almond, Oat, Soy etc.
                          • Essential Oil of your choice.


                            1. Add the water, organic cocoa powder, and your chosen sweetener to the saucepan.
                            2. Mix over a very low heat, until they form a smooth but slack paste.
                            3. Add your chosen milk and add the Vanilla extract.
                            4. Turn up the heat and bring to a low simmer for three minutes.
                            5. Pour carefully and expectantly into your favorite Hot Chocolate mug.
                            6. See below for Holiday Hot Chocolate Blend Suggestions.
                            7. Add your Essential Oil flavoring by dipping a toothpick in your chosen essential oil and then swirling it thoroughly through your Hot Chocolate. (Use a new toothpick for each Essential Oil to avoid cross-contamination).
                            Holiday Hot Chocolate Blend Suggestions

                              Christmas Scented Candle

                              Christmas Scented Candle

                              We get asked a lot, at this time of year, for the best Essential Oil recipes for Christmas candles

                              and for our favorite Christmas Essential Oil blends for candles. You could ask every one of us here at Vinevida and we would all come up with something different for you. 

                              Don’t be afraid to go with what speaks to you but equally don’t feel you have to break new ground either. You want your home environment to be just perfect at Christmas, so choose scents you know the whole family likes.  

                              Remember, if you are choosing to use fragrance oils, you can add those wonderfully uplifting, relaxing, or destressing essential oils too, they will help you move the mood along! 

                              Remember to double-check the individual Fragrance or Essential Oils IFRA safety data with the Vinevida Calculator before you begin to work out exactly how much you need to add. 

                              You Will Need:

                                1. Double Boiler
                                2. Candle molds or Glasses
                                3. Wick and fixings
                                4. Wick holder tool
                                5. Stainless Steel Spoon


                                  • Wax of your choice, we like Soy, Bees, or Paraffin wax.
                                  • Holiday fragrance oil or your choice of essential oils.
                                  • Colorant is optional.

                                  Tash’s Favorite Holiday Scented Candle Blend

                                  In 100ml of molten Wax add the following:


                                      • Do not use this Scented Candle blend topically (on your skin). 


                                      1. If you are using colorant, note the manufacturer's guidelines on how much to add and when. 
                                      2. Set up your chosen candle glasses or molds.
                                      3. Place them ready with their wicks fixed into place with a wick holder tool. Make sure they are the right diameter and length for the mold you are using. 
                                      4. Melt your chosen wax over medium heat in a double boiler.
                                      5. Once melted remove from the heat and add your chosen Holiday Fragrance Oil or Essential Oils. Use the VV Calculator to work out how much you need. 
                                      6. Carefully pour the molten wax into your mold or glasses and allow it to set.
                                      7. Fill any gaps once set.
                                      8. Be sure to trim your wick appropriately before lighting. 

                                      How To Use:

                                        1. Set on a fireproof candle plate before lighting.
                                        2. Place out of strong draughts.
                                        3. Never leave burning candles unattended.
                                        4. Keep out of the way of pets and children.

                                        Take a look at this more in-depth tutorial for How To Make Scented Candles With Essential Oils.

                                        Peace On Earth Spritz

                                        Peace On Earth Spritz

                                        Of all the holiday Essential Oil blends that I recommend, this is the one probably needed the most!

                                        Our Peace On Earth Spritz is designed to calm a room, and its occupants, in just a few minutes. Designed as a Room Spray that can also be used on the skin. It can be used topically by both adults and children over 6 years. 

                                        However, it’s safe to use as a Room Spray for babies over 6 months and children under 6 years old in reasonable amounts. 

                                        Bring glorious and peaceful calm to those over-excited and fractious kids, stressing parents and moany whiny friends. Frankly, this is sanity in a bottle. If you’re going to make anything for the Holiday Season, make this! You will not regret it. 

                                        Chock full of relaxing and soothing essential oils, it is the perfect tonic when Christmas cheer is about to turn into a Christmas tear. 

                                        You Will Need:

                                          1. Measuring Jug
                                          2. Stainless Steel Spoon
                                          3. Funnel
                                          4. 100 ml Spray Bottle
                                          5. Label



                                              • 0.5% safety dilution - not to be used on babies less than 6 months old.
                                              • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. 
                                              • Always do a 24- 48 hour patch test if you intend to use it on your skin.
                                              • Do not spray on your face and if the product gets into your eyes, rinse with clean water. If irritation persists seek medical attention taking the labeled bottle with you.


                                                1. Combine all of the ingredients in a measuring jug and mix well.
                                                2. Once combined, decant into your spray bottle using a funnel. 
                                                3. Screw the top on and prime the pump until it sprays.
                                                4. Use the last blast of priming pump spray to do a 24- 48 hrs. patch test on your inner elbow or wrist. This will make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
                                                5. Be sure to label your bottle clearly, listing all ingredients for safety reasons.

                                                How to use:

                                                  1. Perform a 48-hour patch test before using.
                                                  2. This is essentially designed as a room spray but is safe enough for use on the skin, so you can spray yourself in it if things get that bad!
                                                  3. You can also spray this as you would a deodorant spray or body mist, avoid your face, head, and intimate areas though, please.
                                                  4. This recipe will be stored for at least a month.

                                                  You can find more guidance on making deodorant-based body sprays here: How To Make Essential Oil Body Spray.

                                                  For Room Sprays check out - How To Make Essential Oil Room Spray.

                                                  Gifts Of The Magi Bath Oil

                                                  Gifts Of The Magi Bath Oil

                                                  We all have our favorite Christmas Essential Oils and this is one of my favorite Holiday treats to make over the Christmas season.

                                                  This wonderful Bath Oil is laced with skin-nourishing carrier oils and fragrant indulgent essential oils, echoing the precious gifts of the Three Wise Men or Magi. 

                                                  Decadent, luxurious, and deeply indulgent it is a once-a-year treat. Your skin, however, will thank you as it drinks up every last morsel of gloriousness it brings. 

                                                  You Will Need:

                                                    1. Measuring Jug
                                                    2. Measuring Spoon
                                                    3. Stainless Steel Spoon
                                                    4. Hand Whisk
                                                    5. Funnel
                                                    6. 100ml Dark Amber glass bottle preferably but plastic is safer
                                                    7. Oil Proof Label


                                                      • 47ml of Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa)
                                                      • 40 ml of Camellia Oil (Camellia Japonica)
                                                      • 10 ml of Rosehip Oil (Rosa Canina)

                                                      Essential oils are at a 3% safety dilution rate 


                                                          • Very fine-grade Gold Mica Powder
                                                          • Very fine cosmetic grade Gold Glitter
                                                          • Polysorbate 20 or 80 as a dispersant


                                                            • Do not use it in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.
                                                            • Not suitable for children at this dilution rate. 
                                                            • Take care getting in and out of the bath as it will be oily and slippery. Use a non-slip bath mat. 


                                                              1. If you are using a dispersant, check the manufacturer's guidelines for when to add it and how much.
                                                              2. Combine all of the carrier oils in a measuring jug and mix well.
                                                              3. Add the gold mica and glitter and use a whisk to disperse them evenly and break up any lumps.
                                                              4. Add your Essential Oils and combine well.
                                                              5. Using a funnel, decant into your chosen bottle. Glass might not be the best choice if your hands will be wet when you add it. Think safety first! 
                                                              6. Use an oil-proof label and list all of the ingredients for safety reasons. 

                                                              How To Use:

                                                                1. Do a 24 - 48 hour patch test.
                                                                2. Pour 1 tbsp of the bath oil into warm running water and swish around the bath. 
                                                                3. Soak for at least 20 minutes relax and enjoy the peace.
                                                                4. Work any excess oil into your skin thoroughly and give it a good feed!
                                                                5. Take care getting in and out of the bath and use a non-slip bath mat.

                                                                Final Word

                                                                I hope that you have lots of Holiday fun with Essential Oil recipes for Christmas.

                                                                Make the most of Essential Oils like Sweet Orange, Ginger, Fir Needle, Peppermint, Star Anise, Cardamom, Frankincense, and  Myrrh.

                                                                Explore the holiday-themed fragrance oils try old favorites and explore new, exciting, and dynamic scents.

                                                                Try out the delicious Holiday Cookies and Hot Chocolate, get to grips with using essential oils in cooking, and check out the recent blog article to help you.

                                                                Create the perfect ambiance for a fun-filled Holiday season and fragrance your home to suit your family. Our Christmas Scented Candle will be sure to create a wonderful cozy atmosphere.

                                                                The excitement can all get a little too much, especially for the wee ones. It can be easy to get over-stressed and overwhelmed at this time of year with the sheer amount of work to do.  Chill things out with the Peace On Earth Spritz and calm things right down.

                                                                Sink into a wonderfully decadent and luxurious bath laced with the Gifts of The Magi Bath Oil. Rich in skin nourishing carrier oils and high antioxidant levels to keep your skin in tip-top condition. Let the gifts of the Three Wise Men bring peace, calm, relaxation, and utter bliss. 

                                                                However, if you choose to use your Essential Oil recipes for Christmas, have a wonderful fun-filled time and create some Christmas Magic!

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