12 days of oil-infused traditions

24 December 7, 2016 - Aromatherapy, At Home, Diffusion Blend Ideas, DIY, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, Giveaways, How to Use Essential Oils, Recipes, Sharing the Lifestyle, Vitality™ essential oils, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Story

Christmas SpiritReady to catch the spirit of the season? Jump-start your traditions with 12 ways to infuse your holidays this year, including instructions on how to make scented pine cones and even wassail with essential oils. From cuddling up around the fire to crafting with friends and family, you’ll find all of your favorite seasonal traditions, each infused with essential oils! Plus, we included a few brand-new essential oil blend recipes to fill your home with delicious holiday scents that are free of artificial and synthetic ingredients.

Whether you pick a few ideas or do them all, you’re sure to make the season a little brighter and maybe even find a new tradition for years to come!

Day 1: Make scented pine cones

DIY Pine Cones

Learn how to make scented pine cones with help from our DIY instructions. Click here to see the Facebook post and get started!

Day 2: Trim the tree

Decorate the tree with your favorite ornaments and add some extra holiday cheer by diffusing festive Christmas scents. Our new favorite? The DIY Holiday Cheer Blend, made from 3 drops Wintergreen, 3 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Cinnamon Bark, and 2 drops Orange.

Day 3: See the lights

Plug your USB Diffuser into your car and take your favorite Christmas oil blends with you when you drive around to look at holiday lights with your family. Try Christmas Spirit™, a YL seasonal favorite, to brighten everyone’s mood.

Day 4: Sip on a sweet treatlavender-hotchocolate_tile_us_0216_sk

Try our lavender hot chocolate recipe and cozy up with a holiday movie while you drink it!

Day 5: Do something sweet

Make a holiday treat to share with friends or neighbors. Try our dark chocolate truffle recipe with gingerbread-inspired flavor—it is rich, chocolatey, and made with naturally derived ingredients!

Day 6: Get crafty

Make homemade gifts for the people you love and for yourself! Our homemade body butter recipe is perfect for the dry winter months.

Day 7: Make your own ornamentDIY Essential Ornament Tile

Spruce up your tree with one-of-a-kind DIY Christmas ornaments. Click here to see how to make your own essential oil-infused ornaments from terra cotta clay, cookie cutters, and your favorite essential oils!

Day 8: Play around with playdough

Learn how to make playdough with just two ingredients and make holiday-themed scenes and shapes such as a snowman or Christmas tree. Check out our blog post to see how!

Day 9: Gather around the fire

Snuggle up by the fire and diffuse holiday scents such as our Peaceful Holiday Blend, which has 3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce, 4 drops Cedarwood, and 3 drops Pine.

Day 10: Host a festive feastVitality Oils

Take your holiday recipes for a test-drive and host a feast for friends and family. You can make it casual or formal, invite a few people or a group, cook it all yourself or go potluck. Whatever you do, look for a few new essential oil recipes, all featuring our Vitality™ oils, in our blog’s recipe section!

Day 11: Warm up with wassail

Don’t forget to make a holiday wassail for your annual ugly sweater party. Our wassail recipe with essential oils uses 6 cups apple cider, 2 cups pineapple juice, 5 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality™, 5 drops Tangerine Vitality™, 5 drops Clove Vitality™, 2 drops Ginger Vitality™, and 2 drops Nutmeg Vitality™. Simply stir all the ingredients together in a large pot on the stovetop and turn the heat to medium-high. Heat through and serve warm in your favorite festive mugs!

Day 12: Share your YL love

Give others the gift of Young Living with our adorable gift tag printables! Use them for stocking stuffers for the family or share them with friends to show you care.


UPDATE: Congratulations to our giveaway winner, Esther Bryan! Thank you to everyone who participated.

What are you most excited for this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win one (1) 5ml bottle of Cinnamon Bark Vitality™, (1) 5ml bottle of Tangerine Vitality™, (1) 5ml bottle of Clove Vitality™, (1) 5ml bottle of Ginger Vitality™, and (1) 5ml bottle of Nutmeg Vitality™! We will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, December 14. The retail value of these products is $85.53.

Giveaway rules:

  • To enter, simply comment on this post.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Tuesday, December 13.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Wednesday, December 14.
  • Click here for the official rules.



  • Gail Beauchamp December 23, 2016 - 10:40 am Reply

    Young Living oils are my favorite daily take care of me routine!!!!!

  • Aruna Bakhru MD December 21, 2016 - 11:43 am Reply

    I love all the Young Living Essential Oils!

  • Eleanor Foong December 20, 2016 - 8:49 pm Reply

    I am looking forward to spending time with my family and celebrating the birth of Jesus with our church mates.

  • Kim krener December 19, 2016 - 11:11 pm Reply

    I am very excited for my 93 year old mom to open her Christmas present-her very first diffuser and some Young Living Essential oils!

  • Corey Jones December 19, 2016 - 8:32 pm Reply

    As a father of four it’s very exciting to see them get excited about Christmas. My parents did a wonderful job of making Christmas magical. It is now a privilege to pass this tradition on to my kids. My kids will know why we celebrate Christmas and will enjoy the times we have with family. This is why Christmas is special to me.

  • Cherie Guzman December 19, 2016 - 3:45 pm Reply

    I just purchased my kit, and I’m so excited to start using YL oils!!! Your ideas are very helpful and simple to do. Thank you YOUNG LIVING for sharing your oils and ideas with all of us!!

  • Lisa Davison December 19, 2016 - 3:18 pm Reply

    Christmas break for us is the week AFTER Christmas. Which means there is time to organize and clean and put away ALL the new items my 3 kids will be receiving. I like to diffuse peppermint and lemon with some Christmas spirit. I’m not a big clove person so the lemon seems to tone it down a little for me…

  • Julie Risland December 19, 2016 - 9:57 am Reply

    I LOVE when I receive a box from Young Living. It’s like Christmas, only better!

  • Julie Cussen December 19, 2016 - 5:29 am Reply

    I am excited to diffuse holiday essential oil blends throughout the season!

  • Claire Torrice December 18, 2016 - 1:02 pm Reply

    Making Christmas crafts w/kiddos and decking the halls w/their creativity is my favorite!

  • Erin Henderson December 17, 2016 - 8:53 pm Reply

    Great ideas!

  • Lori Raglin December 17, 2016 - 5:36 pm Reply

    I’m excited to spend some down time with my family and remembering the true meaning of Christmas!

  • Sarah Weber December 17, 2016 - 9:04 am Reply

    I’m looking forward to quality time with my son, husband, and our friends and family. Excited about time to recharge after teaching my K5 kiddos for 90 days and enjoying the Christmas Spirit oils one of my kinder-kiddos gave to me for Christmas.

  • Sarah Weber December 17, 2016 - 9:01 am Reply

    The simple things…not being rushed out the door in the mornings (my hubby and I are both teachers), taking our son to see Christmas lights, baking Christmas treats, and spending time with our family and friends.

  • Tanya inck-folger December 17, 2016 - 7:27 am Reply

    Spending time with my family

  • Carmen Bryant December 17, 2016 - 5:33 am Reply

    Thanks for the tips for the holiday season. I’m ready to some.

  • Candace December 17, 2016 - 4:57 am Reply

    Love my oils and I love how it makes my home smell everybody comments on how good my house smells thanks to my oils. Best thing ever!!

  • Stephanie Girten December 16, 2016 - 11:35 pm Reply

    I am trying the hot chocolate tomorrow! I lave these posts and how to use the oils in different ways!

  • Jessa December 16, 2016 - 8:19 pm Reply

    Where is the winner announced? It says on the Blog, but how do I find it?

    • Young Living December 19, 2016 - 10:05 am Reply

      Hi Jessa, The winner was announced on Wednesday, December 14 at the bottom of the blog post, 12 days of oil-infused traditions, in the Giveaway section. You may have to refresh your internet browser’s cache in order to see the update details. Thank you for your participation!

  • Linda Nicholson Green December 16, 2016 - 8:04 pm Reply

    I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family. Going to church. Listening to Christmas music. Praying for all of our service men/women who are not able to be home.

  • Cheryl Luttrull December 16, 2016 - 10:46 am Reply

    I cannot believe I never thought of using my USB computer diffuser in the car!!! Great idea to put me in the Christmas Spirit! Thank you!

  • Cyndie Walls December 15, 2016 - 8:22 pm Reply

    I’m excited to be able to spend time with family for Christmas. My oldest son passed away in a car accident. It’s not going to be like it use to be this Christmas without him. I have to move forward and it’s not easy at this time of year. I’m most thankful that his son (my grandson) survived the accident. I’m heartbroken but thankful at the same time. Start the New Year with this outlook New Year New Beginnings, Love, & Forgiveness!

  • Rose W December 15, 2016 - 6:37 pm Reply

    Spending time with Family & celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

  • Liz falagario-gendron December 15, 2016 - 5:56 pm Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful 12 days of yleo Christmas. Great recipes and ideas. I’m very thankful and excited to share my Christmas with my new granddaughter and my son who has been away for quite a few years.

  • Natalie Tom December 15, 2016 - 3:27 pm Reply

    What I am looking forward to this Christmas is seeing the spark in my sons’, 6 yrs old and 15 month old, eyes on Christmas morning when they feel the magic of “Santa” and Christmas.

  • Heidilyn Dolinich December 15, 2016 - 2:46 pm Reply

    Love my oils

  • Kimberly Bryan December 15, 2016 - 1:35 pm Reply

    Getting to see my sister and her family who live 10 hours away!

  • Karen Thayer December 15, 2016 - 8:59 am Reply

    Just ran off a few recipes – can’t wait to try them out!! Love diffusing Christmas Spirit along with many others.. our diffuser always is on!

  • Lena Meum December 15, 2016 - 7:33 am Reply

    I’m most excited about making oil infused candy with my kids.

  • Rachel E Connell December 15, 2016 - 7:20 am Reply

    For my little brother to come home from the hospital fully recovered from his auto accident that was almost 3 weeks ago.

  • Marlene Shobert December 15, 2016 - 7:00 am Reply

    Thanks for the tips for the holiday season. I’m ready to some.

  • Judy Zurawik December 15, 2016 - 6:49 am Reply

    Great inovative ideas in how to get the most out of the essential oils:)*
    We infuse one or more every day.
    There is something so special and a warm feeling with these oils diffusing throughout the room. Our sons and daughters are all getting the Christmas Spirit essential oil in their stocking:) ☆★★★★☆☆☆★★♡♥

  • Kristin December 15, 2016 - 6:45 am Reply

    I’m excited to spend time with my babies as we celebrate Jesus’s birthday!

  • Michelle December 15, 2016 - 6:07 am Reply

    2016 ushered in a lot if major life changes for me. This holiday season I am focusing on embracing the change and trusting all areas of my life to His will. I’ve had the opportunity to share my love for oils with several people and I hope their passion for them grows. Unfortunately, 2016 has introduced me to er rooms, icu units and hospital stats — on a whim I took my diffussers each time for varying people and the hospital staff received them warmly. In fact, several of the nurses stopped by our room because of it. It warmed my heart to share the joy, happiness, calm of essential oils!! Happy holidays to you all!!!

  • Vanessa Stralow December 15, 2016 - 5:01 am Reply

    Celebrating Jesus Birthday!!!

  • Gary Carstens December 14, 2016 - 9:45 pm Reply

    I am most thankful for and excited by the things that I cannot buy with money. I am excited for the gifts of friendship, love and togetherness we all (hopefully) feel and share this holiday season. Thank you for the great tips and ideas

  • Maria December 14, 2016 - 9:20 pm Reply

    family, food and the new smell of Christmas spirit in my house everyday…..

  • Ashley December 14, 2016 - 8:49 pm Reply

    I am most excited about the possibility of baby #2 coming during this time (like #1 did). Only this time, I know about essential oils!

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