Ready 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
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.