Today, my focus is on the best Christmas scent essential oils.
We celebrate many special events throughout the year and each of them has an aroma associated with it. Generations in the past used natural aromatic substances during these festive occasions which gave rise to traditions that have become our legacy. However, many people, in the hectic hustle and bustle of the city life, are unable to use these traditions today.
Several of us have even forgotten these original aromatic connections that come with the festivals. All this can change thanks to Aromatherapy and we can recreate old festival magic using special holiday essential oils.
Use the ‘Christmassy’ oils mentioned below in creative ways and evoke the Holiday spirit any time of the year.
How To Use the Best Christmas Scent Essential Oils?
When using Christmas scent essential oils around the house, always aim for an evocative aroma that is subtle instead of overpowering. Gently build up the scents to reflect the occasion.
You can use several methods at the same time or even make one special celebratory blend I have discussed below.
Here are some ways to scent your home with Christmas scents essential oils:
Essential Oil Potpourri
Collect crushed, dried branches, leaves, twigs and cones of seasonal trees. These include fir, spruce, pine and other conifers. Place the potpourri in a glass jar. Sprinkle a few drops of Christmas smelling essential oils like Fir, Pine, Spruce, etc on the potpourri.
Keep the jar covered for a few hours. When ready to use, open the jar. Reactivate the potpourri every few days by adding fresh leaves, twigs and cones along with essential oils with Christmassy scents.
Cotton Balls Soaked in Essential Oils
Another great way of using Christmas smelling essential oils is to soak cotton wool in the oil and place them on the warm radiators.
Leave some near your bed, in the trashcan and pretty much everywhere you can think of and soon your home will smell fantastic like it does during the Holidays.
Essential Oil Room Freshener Sprays
This is the easiest way to use winter essential oils as well as Christmas essential oil blend recipe. I will shortly discuss some DIY home freshener blends that are reminiscent of Christmas time.
Essential Oil Room Diffusers
Add the best Christmas tree scent and other winter essential oils to a room diffuser and you can rest assured that your home will smell fantastic, warm, cozy and inviting.
Essential Oils On The Fire Wood
Add a few drops of holiday essential oils to fire wood logs. Let the logs soak up the oil completely and allow them to air dry for a few days. Next, burn them as usual in the fireplace. As the logs burn, your home will smell warm and spicy. You can also place cotton wool soaked in essential oils near the fireplace for the same effect.
Essential Oil In Your Cooking
Only use organic food grade essential oils for cooking Christmas dishes. Some of the best essential oils for your Holiday recipes are Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange, Vanilla etc. Add these to your baking recipes and soon your home will be ready for Christmas.
Now let's discuss some of the best Christmas scent essential oils.
Best Christmas Scent Essential Oils
1. Pine Essential Oil
Europeans and Americans alike associate the scent of Christmas with pine trees thanks to the tradition of festooning pine or other coniferous trees with decorations, lights, sweets and presents.
Today though, many city dwellers have to make do with artificial trees made out of plastic. It is no wonder that many householders look for pine scent for artificial Christmas tree. This makes Pine essential oil one of the most important additions in your winter essential oil kit.
2. Cinnamon Essential Oil
One of the most popular holiday oils is Cinnamon. Food grade essential oil of Cinnamon is also used in cooking in place of the real spice. Add a few drops of cinnamon oil to your cookies, cakes, pies and other sweet treats while baking them and soon every corner in your home will be ready for the Holidays.
Aromatherapists usually do not use cinnamon essential oil in therapy but the oil does have many antiseptic and healing properties. You can diffuse the oil or add it to bath water to relax tired muscles. This de-stressing oil is also known to aid weight loss.
3. Clove Essential Oil
Clove essential oil is mainly known for its antimicrobial and pain relieving properties which find use in dental care. However, these infection fighting properties is what makes clove one of the best winter essential oils.
Add clove oil to potpourri, or soak cotton wool in it and place them around the house. Soon your home will be ready for Christmas whilst fighting coughs colds and flu.
4. Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg essential oil has many healing properties and is also known for its psychotropic effects. Its aroma is warm, mildly spicy and extremely relaxing. Nutmeg is a popular spice used in baking pumpkin and other delicious pies during the Holidays.
It is no wonder that this essential oil is a holiday favorite. You can add a bit of the food grade nutmeg oil to eggnog, pies, cookies, etc to evoke the spirit of Christmas.
5. Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil is a popular winter essential oil. You can use food grade ginger oil in cooking and also for combating colds, coughs and other seasonal issues.
Gingerbread is a traditional Christmas dish and the oil when sprayed around the house can mimic the scent of baking it.
Christmas Scent Essential Oil Blends and Recipes
Basic Christmas Scent
2-3 drops of Wild Orange essential oil
3-5 drops of Cinnamon essential oil
1-2 drops of Nutmeg essential oil
2-3 drops of Clove essential oil
Mix all these oils and store the blend in a dark colored glass bottle with dropper. Use it in the room diffuser or mix up a few drops with water and spray all over the house. You can also soak a few cotton balls with it and place them around the house.
Apply a few drops to pulse points, clothes and scarves to stay energized during your Holiday shopping. Add a few drops to homemade potpourri as described above.
Use only food grade oils for this blend
1 drop each Cinnamon and Clove essential oils
2 drops each of Mandarin and Orange essential oils
Add these to cakes, cookies, or mulled wine. You can also mix the blend with honey and add it to warm cider for a refreshing drink.
Recreate the magic of Christmas with these best Christmas scent essential oils and recipes.