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30 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for the Winter Holidays



Turn your home into a sanctuary with essential oils and a diffuser. An essential oil diffuser uses water and essential oils to put off a fragrant vapor. Diffusing essential oils is the easiest way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy. 
 
Here are a few benefits of diffusing essential oils: 
  • Helps you relax
  • Promotes feelings of calm 
  • Improves clarity and focus 
  • Boosts mood
  • Supports open airways
  • Supports healthy sleeping habits 
  • Ease head tension
  • Minimizes seasonal threats 
  • Supports a healthy immune system 
  • Purifies the air
  • Makes your space smell amazing
 
It is tempting this time of year to run out and grab candles that have names like, “Fall Harvest, Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Cookie, or Winter Wonderland.” Unfortunately candles are toxic and a huge source of indoor air pollutants. They put off chemicals that are considered just as dangerous as second-hand smoke. Paraffin is a common ingredient in most candles. Paraffin is a petroleum waste product that needs to be deodorized and chemically bleached before it can be made into wax. 
 
Paraffin wax creates extremely toxic benzene and toluene when burned; benzene and toluene are known carcinogens. The toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as the toxins found in diesel fuel flames. Every time you light a paraffin wax candle you are doing the equivalent of burning diesel fuel flames in your house. 
 
These dangerous pollutants drifting in the air could contribute to the development of health risks like cancer, allergies and even asthma. 
 
Those artificial fragrances are wreaking havoc on your lungs and could even potentially lead to cardiovascular and endocrine disorders in the future. So, if you are missing all the wonderful fall and winter scents this “candle season,” I got you covered with 30 diffuser blends you will love. 
 
Learn more about the dangers of candles and how to make non-toxic candles by reading, How to Make a Non-Toxic Candle with Beeswax and Coconut Oil. 
 
If you struggle creating new diffuser blends and want to finally ditch the toxic candles to the curb this season, you’re going to want to save all the diffuser blends I have prepared for you this month.
 
Prepare your diffuser stations.
  • Grab your oils.
  • Clean your favorite diffuser. (If you need a diffuser suggestion, check out my diffuser review
  • Get ready to have your home smell incredible.

If you want to know which 4 of these diffuser blends I can't get enough of and why I'm currently using them, check out my latest video for a deeper dive. I will also share with you how to use these oils in additional ways besides diffusing. 





 
Nothing is more reminiscent of fall fun than getting lost in a corn maze and the excitement of wondering if you will find our way out!  
 
Fear not, this diffuser blend has all the wonderful aromas of fall in a corn maze without the mud or getting lost.

 
Corn Maze 
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
  • 1 drop Ginger
  • 1 drop Clove

Craving the warm and spicy scents of fall but can’t get your hands on doTERRA’s Harvest Spice blend? This fall favorite is perfect for your diffuser (or increase the quantities and make your own room spray).

 
Harvest Time 
  • 4 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
  • 1 drop Ginger
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark
 
Walking through an orchard in the fall is just about as “Inst-worthy” as this diffuser blend, but there’s no “basic” here.

 
Apple Picking 
  • 3 drops Douglas Fir                                         
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark                                   
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
  • 2 drops Vanilla
 
If there is one thing, I think pairs better than peanut butter and chocolate, it’s caramel and apples. The smooth sweet scents of Vanilla and hit of sharpness from the Cardamom make this diffuser blend perfect for a day when you want the house to smell like you’ve been baking all day long...

 
Caramel Apple 
  • 3 drops Citrus Bliss
  • 2 drops Vanilla
  • 1 drop Cardamom

 
Autumn Leaves 
  • 3 drops Holiday Joy
  • 3 drops Clove
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
 
If you love the smell of cider mulling on the stove, you’ll become obsessed with diffuser blend. I love it so much, I 4X’d the recipe and made a room spray with distilled water in a 4 oz spray bottle.

 
Mulled Cider 
  • 4 drops Tangerine
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Cassia
  • 2 drops Ginger
 
Pumpkin Spice is anything but basic, but because of its rising popularity you either love it or loathe it.

 
Pumpkin Spice 
  • 3 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Cassia
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 2 drops Vanilla
 
The fall is a perfect time for focusing on gratitude and what you are most thankful for this season. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, diffuse this during your dinner and have everyone share what they are most thankful for.

 
Gratitude 
  • 2 drops Arborvitae
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Cassia
 
In the northern hemisphere, as the year gets cooler and winter approaches, harvest time is here, and we start to witness our first frost of the season. The crisp air the morning of that first frost reminds me of a peppermint patty. 

 
First Frost 
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Douglas Fir
 
If you are the type that say’s "Oh my gourd, I love hayrides” this blend is just for you:

 
Hayride
  • 5 drops Tangerine
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 1 drop Clove
 
Cool nights, warm blanket, a package of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers next you…it's such a vibe!  Pull this into your home today with this diffuser blend.

 
BonFire 
  • 3 drops Wild Orange
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 1 drop Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Clove
 
Fall is the time of year for Football! If your house seems like game day every day, here’s a blend for you.

 
Game Day 
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Arise
 
There is an energy when the leaves start changing and the air is crisp. If you want to make your home extra cozy and bring this energy indoors, try this diffuser blend today! 

 
Crisp Autumn Air 
  • 4 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Douglas Fir
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
 
Fall tends to be the time of year that we gather together with friends and family. Try out this blend next time you are together with loved ones! 

 
Gather Together:
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Align
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
 
Snickerdoodles were always a favorite in our family.
I enjoy using essential oils for cooking. 

 
Snickerdoodles
  • 4 drops Vanilla
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Cinnamon
 
On cold brisk mornings, nothing can warm you up like a hot cup of coffee and biscotti to dunk in it.

 
Biscotti
  • 4 drops Vanilla
  • 2 drops Wild Orange
  • 1 drop Cassia
  • 1 drops Ginger
 
While you can’t dunk this in your coffee, you can diffuse this blend and make your mouth water. 
 
One of my favorite oil blends is Holiday Joy. I love to diffuse it alone and blend it with others. It’s the perfect wintertime blend.

 
Winter Wonderland 
  • 4 drops Holiday Joy
  • 2 drops Peppermint
 
In my humble opinion, there is no better wintertime blend than Peace and Joy. Then blend the two together to create the ultimate holiday aroma.

 
Peace & Joy 
  • 4 drops Holiday Peace
  • 4 drops Holiday Joy
 
Meet me under the mistletoe…diffuse this blend at your holiday parties this year. It’s the perfect blend.

 
Mistletoe
  • 3 drops Holiday Peace
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 1 drop Cassia
 
Walking Through the Woods on a Snowy Evening 
  • 2 drops Siberian Fir
  • 2 drops Douglas Fir
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
 
While the crisp scrunchy sound of boots stomping through snow isn’t needed to enjoy this blend, try and get outside and enjoy the chill.
 
If the cold weather makes you want to curl up in a blanket and drink a cup of hot tea and take a nap, toss this in your diffuser and kick back.

 
Long Winter’s Nap 
  • 3 drops Vetiver
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Balance
 
The evergreens are showing their beauty, and the smell of the woods is calling my name.

 
In the Pines 
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Douglas Fir
  • 4 drops Cedarwood
 
The scent of winter without the chill.
 
Dashing through the snow…without the chilly breeze is possible.
 
Pop this in your diffuser:

 
Sleigh Ride
  • 3 drops Holiday Peace
  • 1 drop Peppermint
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus
 
Over the river and through the woods has never been so easy to achieve. 
 
The first snowfall of the year is always a beautiful sight. Enjoy it from the warmth of inside your home with this yummy diffuser blend. 

 
First Snow 
  • 2 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Peace
 
If you love the crackling and aroma of a real wood fireplace burning, you will be obsessed with this blend in your diffuser! 


Fireplace 
  • 4 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 1 drop Patchouli
 
All the warmth of the fireplace, without the smoke.
 
When was the last time you made a snow angel? Talk about embracing your inner child…maybe try it out this winter! 

 
Snow Angels
  • 3 drops Peppermint (or try SuperMint)
  • 3 drops Vanilla
  • 2 drops Cardamom
 
If you are an avid skier, then the smells of the ski lodge are probably forged in your memory: firewood, cedar buildings, hot cocoa, and snow.

 
Ski Lodge 
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 drops Eucalyptus
 
Bonus tip: Mix this up with Jojoba oil for a great beard oil. 

Cold weather means more respiratory support can’t be far behind. I swear by diffusing this blend when I feel a little under the weather and at bedtime to support my airways.
 
Breathe Easy
  • 3 drops Breathe
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Lime

 
Having too many people over this season? Diffuse this blend to keep your immunity (and theirs) boosted–or secretly cleanse the whole room. Honestly, you will want to keep this diffuser blend on hand for the whole year, it's that good. 

 
F.L.O.O.T.
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 1 drop Lemon
  • 1 drop On Guard
  • 1 drop Oregano
  • 1 drop Tea Tree
 
Pro Tip →Make a roller and double up! Add 5-10 drops of each oil to a 10ml roller bottle, top with fractionated coconut oil, and roll on bottoms of the feet. 
 
Now that you have plenty of options to get your house smelling like a winter wonderland let’s talk about specific ways to use your essential oils. 
 
Immune Boosting Oils 
  • Lemon 
  • On Guard 
  • Clove 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Tea Tree 
  • Copaiba 
  • Thyme 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Frankincense 
  • Marjoram
 
Oils to Help with Focus 
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary 
  • Peppermint 
  • Wild Orange 
  • In Tune 
  • Thinker 
  • Vetiver 
  • Basil 
  • Frankincense 
  • Motivate
 
Calming Oils 
  • Lavender 
  • Copaiba 
  • Vetiver 
  • Cedarwood 
  • Serenity 
  • Frankincense 
  • Roman Chamomile 
  • Balance 
  • Adaptiv 
  • Melissa 
  • Neroli 
  • Rose
 
Respiratory Support Oils 
  • Peppermint 
  • Breathe
  • Cardamom 
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Wild Orange 
  • Rosemary 
  • Lime 
  • Tea Tree
  • Frankincense 
  • Siberian Fir
 
Uplifting Oils 
  • Wild Orange 
  • Cheer 
  • Cassia 
  • Bergamot 
  • Magnolia 
  • Spearmint 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Motivate 
  • Lime
 
Oils for Air Cleansing and Odors 
  • Lemon 
  • Purify 
  • Tea Tree 
  • Lime 
  • Siberian Fir 
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Lemongrass 
  • Cilantro 
  • Wild Orange 
  • Rosemary

As a bonus, try some of the diffuser blends below while watching your favorite Christmas movies. 

 
If you are brand new to essential oils but want to get started to replace your toxic candles, I recommend starting with the Aroma Essentials Kit. This kit caters directly to candle lovers – read more about the Aroma Essentials Kit here. 



Essential oils are a fraction of the cost of scented candles – just in case you needed another reason to go ahead and make the switch. 

 
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