6 Creative Essential Oil DIYs for the Holidays

The holiday season is the perfect time to get creative and infuse your home with the delightful scents of essential oils. Not only do these natural extracts offer a range of therapeutic benefits, but they also add a festive touch to your surroundings. In this article, we will explore six creative essential oil DIYs for the holidays — feel free to enjoy them yourself or gift them to loved ones.

6 Holiday Essential Oil DIYs

1.) Festive Room Spray

Create a welcoming ambiance in your home with a homemade festive room spray. This recipe adapted from AromaWeb combines sweet orange, clove, and cinnamon essential oils for a sweet and spicy aroma.

What You’ll Need:

  • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops of clove essential oil
  • 3 ounces (60 ml) distilled water
  • 4 oz spray bottle
  • Solubilizer such as Polysorbate 20 or Solubol

Directions: Combine all essential oils, water, and solubilizer in the spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray in the living room and kitchen to create a festive ambiance. Note: Avoid contact with eyes.

2.) Sugar and Spice Potpourri

Fill your home with the scents of the season by making a holiday potpourri with this recipe adapted from Hello Glow.

What You’ll Need:

Directions: In a small bowl, mix together dried orange slices, dried rose petals or rose hips, nuts, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and essential oils. Place the mixture in a decorative dish or sachet and enjoy the delightful aroma.

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3.) Scented Pinecones

Try this recipe adapted from The Spruce to transform ordinary pinecones into fragrant decorations for your holiday table or mantel.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ziplock bag
  • 10 drops fir essential oil
  • 5 drops of cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rubbing alcohol
  • 4 pinecones

Directions: In a ziplock bag, combine essential oils and rubbing alcohol. Add the pinecones and seal the bag, allowing them to soak up the scent for 24 hours. Remove the pinecones and let them air dry before displaying.

4.) Winter Wonderland Bath Salts

Indulge in a relaxing and aromatic bath with homemade holiday bath salts. This simple recipe adapted from Wellness Mama uses all-natural ingredients.

What You’ll Need:

Directions: In a glass jar, combine Epsom salt, sea salt, peppermint essential oil, and lavender essential oil. Mix well and ensure the lid is on tight. Add ¼ cup to your bathwater for a soothing and festive experience.

5.) Magic of the Season Room Diffuser

Create a cozy and inviting atmosphere with this holiday room diffuser blend adapted from Hello Glow.

What You’ll Need:

Directions: Fill glass jar with water and essential oils and stir until incorporated. Place wooden reeds or bamboo skewers in the jar to diffuse the scent throughout the room.

Essential Oil for Holidays

6.) Cozy Scented Candles

Make your own scented candles to set the mood for holiday gatherings with this unique recipe adapted from Cliganic.

What You’ll Need:

  • Three 4 oz glass canning jars (feel free to reuse existing candle jars)
  • 3 cups of soy wax
  • 3 candle wicks
  • 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops of nutmeg essential oil
  • 3 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • Ribbon for decorating

Directions: Pour 1 cup of soy candle wax in an empty coffee can. Set the coffee can in a stock pot and add a small amount of water to the pot. Bring the water to a slow simmer, until the wax in the can melts. Stir the wax with a spatula until it is completely liquid, no lumps.

Cut the candle wick to 4 inches over the height of the 4 oz glass jar. Wrap the extra candlewick end around a pen or pencil and balance it over the jar, so the wick is centered and straight. Carefully pour the melted wax into the glass jar, making sure the candle wick remains upright. Add all essential oils before the candle sets. Repeat steps 1 to 5 with the remaining two candles. Let candles cool and solidify for approximately 2 hours.

Closing Thoughts

With these six creative essential oil DIYs, you can infuse your home with the delightful scents of the season. From room sprays to homemade candles, these recipes offer a natural and aromatic way to enhance your holiday experience. Remember to always use high-quality essential oils and enjoy the therapeutic benefits they provide. For more ways to use essential oils this holiday, take a look at this article: Best Essential Oils to Combat Holiday Stress.


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