Your home is a reflection of your heart, and when the holiday season rolls around, that home may grow a few sizes! With family flying in from far off places and friends popping in with plates of cookies, your home may feel like a revolving door. Keep your space fresh and inviting for every guest with tips and DIYs designed to elevate the energy in your home using some of our Young Living winter favorites!

Scrub the house with Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit™ is a warm and inviting blend that will leave your guests feeling festive the moment they enter your home! With Northern Lights Black Spruce, Orange, and Cinnamon Bark infused into every drop, this blend elevates the scents of the season for all your memory-making moments.

Before your guests arrive, add 5–10 drops of Christmas Spirit to your Thieves® Household Cleaner and spray it onto nearby surfaces that need a little freshening up. The combination of these festive scents will not only get your house clean for guests but will also leave them begging for the recipe!

Freshen carpets with Frankincense

We love plush and cozy carpets in the wintertime, but keeping them fresh can be a hassle. Aside from simply vacuuming, give your carpets a makeover with a Frankincense-infused baking soda blend. Simply add 20–30 drops of Frankincense to 1 cup of baking soda. Mix until well combined and then sprinkle the mixture onto your carpets and leave it for 15 minutes to allow the fabric to fully absorb the Frankincense. Vacuum the room until all the baking soda has been cleaned up, then enjoy fresh carpets that release the relaxing aroma of Frankincense with every step you take.

Entertain the kiddos with Peppermint play dough

Listening to little ones squeal with glee is always a highlight of the holiday season. For any tiny hands visiting your home, give them something to giggle about with Peppermint play dough! Made with natural ingredients and a few drops of Peppermint, this DIY will keep the kiddos entertained while filling your home with its ethereal scent.

How to make Peppermint play dough

What you need:

  • 2½ cups water
  • 2½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups sea salt
  • 5 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 5–10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • Natural food colouring (You can use liquid or powder colouring. Adjust the amount to your desired colour.)


  1. Place the water and olive oil into a medium pot on the stove. Simmer on medium heat while you prepare your dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Whisk until incorporated.
  3. Add half of the dry mixture into the pot with your water and oil. Whisk for 5 seconds to incorporate, then add the second half of the dry mixture into the pot.
  4. Whisk continuously on medium heat until the mixture is smooth and lump free, about 15–30 seconds.
  5. Once the mixture becomes slightly thicker, switch to using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula to continue to stir and knead it. Keep stirring to avoid burning the dough. Be patient. The mix will take around 2–3 minutes of constant stirring and kneading until it takes on a play dough-like consistency.
  6. Once you have a thick, doughy consistency, remove the dough from the pot and place it onto a clean surface.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes, then knead the dough for 1 minute.
  8. Split into 4–6 equal pieces.
  9. Add your colouring and essential oils to one piece at a time, then knead until fully incorporated. Repeat with different colours and oils in the other sections of dough. Wear gloves during this step to avoid staining your hands.
  10. Bring on the fun!

Wind down with Peace & Calming

A long day of entertaining can take a toll on the body. Rest up and rejuvenate and with a restorative bath featuring the soothing scent of Peace & Calming® essential oil blend. Add 5 drops to ½ cup of Epsom salt before adding to your bath, then dive into a deeply soothing experience that will leave your body feeling at one and whole. Take a few moments to close your eyes and feel the essential oils and Epsom salt soak into the skin, embracing the essence of the oils as you reset your body and mind.

Believe in something bigger

No matter how you celebrate the season, the magic of the holidays lifts our spirits and encourages us to believe in something bigger. Elevate the home and help your guests tap into feelings of faith with Believe™ essential oil blend. Simply add a few drops to your diffuser and let this blend’s sweet, hopeful notes fill the air. For an added bonus, dab a few drops behind your ears on Christmas Eve to enjoy an earthy, joyous scent as you settle down for the night.

Glow from within with Sacred Angel

With a medley of oils such as Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, and Sacred Sandalwood™, our Sacred Angel™ blend has a special ingredient with divine origins: Angelica. Known by Europeans as the “holy spirit root,” this oil has a long history of being noted for its ethereal scent. Let your inner wellness shine when you add a few drops of Sacred Angel to your moisturizer and gently massage it into skin. Moisturizing and revitalizing, this blend will leave you feeling aligned, refreshed, and glowing for all your holiday parties.


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