Get ready for chestnut roasting and yuletide caroling—the Christmas countdown is on!

Did you know that the 12 days of Christmas traditionally start on Christmas Day and go through January 5? Whether you celebrate for 12 days or 12 months, this partridge-free list is for you! Pour some cider, pull up a chair, and sing along with us as we dive into a dozen “you deserve it” goodies.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: an oil from a pine tree

Brisk and woodsy, Pine essential oil is a staple any time of year. Add it to your diffuser for that freshly cut Christmas tree scent or add it to Epsom salts for a refreshing bath that helps you dash away from holiday stress.

a bottle of pine essential oil in front of a glowing christmas tree

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: two oils to love

Last Christmas he gave you his heart. This year he chose something better—bottles of Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. We’re totally crushing on Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang’s heart note has us swooning. Diffuse these exotic, floral aromas as you cuddle up with your significant other and enjoy a cozy night in.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: three wise gifts

What could be wiser during the holidays than stocking up on essential oils with warm, calming aromas? When you feel overwhelmed, reach for the solution three out of three wise men recommend: the grounding aromas of Egyptian Gold™, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Bonus points if your true love throws in a bottle of 3 Wise Men™ essential oil blend!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four drops of Raven

What can you do with four drops of Raven® essential oil blend? You can add it to our V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a relaxing massage when you need to send holiday stress scattering. You can also use Raven to treat tired feet and turn a bath into a soothing soak.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: five golden oils

These oils are as good as gold—and not just because they have golden-hued labels. Reach for the scent of Cedarwood, Citrus Fresh™, Helichrysum, Lemon, or Tangerine when your space or your mood need brightening. Their uplifting aromas are brilliant mood boosters!

helichrysum essential oil in front of a festive christmas tree

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: six ounces of sunscreen

You wouldn’t think sunscreen could be romantic, but when it’s packed with skin-loving essential oils and naturally protects against UVA and UVB rays, it’s true love. Whether your holidays include snorkeling or snowboarding, remember to pack at least two 3-ounce bottles of Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: seven makeup brushes

It’s not the entire collection of Savvy Minerals® by Young Living brushes, but it will do. Pair Savvy Minerals clean makeup with your new makeup brushes, polish it off with a swipe or two of Cinnamint™-Infused Lipstick, and you’ll nail that New Year’s Eve look!

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: eight gifts from neighbors

Who knew so many neighbor gifts had piled up on the porch? Plates of cookies, hot chocolate mix, hand soap—you’re so popular. But now it’s time for you to return the favor. Good thing you’ve got essential oils and an extensive list of DIYs, each one simple enough to knock out in one night!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: nine nights of freshness

Do houseguests and holiday leftovers have your home feeling more fetid than festive? Such a stinky situation calls for a bottle of Purification® essential oil blend! While your loved one freshens the house with a Purification-infused on-the-go air freshener, you can sip hot cocoa and watch corny Christmas movies.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: ten drops in the diffuser

Make your home feel festive and cheery year-round with this wintry diffuser blend. The warm, welcoming aromas of Thieves®, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Frankincense, and Peace & Calming® will have you wishing you could sleigh ride until summer.

evening snowfall diffuser blend recipe: 3 drops Thieves, 3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce, 3 drops frankincense, 1 drop Peace and calming

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: eleven tasty dishes

Season’s greetings? More like season’s eatings! Our Vitality™ essential oils make holiday feasts extra flavorful. Try a drop or two of Nutmeg Vitality when baking your famous pumpkin pie or infuse Christmas morning cinnamon rolls with a little Orange Vitality. Along with spicing up your cooking, you can mix some pretty amazing mocktails with Vitality oils.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: twelve reasons for the season

From delicious cider to decked-out snowmen, there are dozens of reasons to fall in love with the holiday season. Here are 12 of our favorites:

  • Building a snowman
  • Gathering with family and friends
  • Getting teary over holiday movies
  • Indulging in turkey with all the trimmings
  • Making gingerbread houses
  • Playing Secret Santa
  • Sharing stories by the fire
  • Singing Christmas carols
  • Sipping hot chocolate
  • Stealing moments under the mistletoe
  • Taking in the twinkling lights
  • Trimming the tree

Our twelfth day of Christmas could be your new holiday tradition! Fill your home with the warm, comforting aroma of Abundance™, grab pen and paper, and gather the family. Ask everyone to write down 12 reasons to love the season and then share your lists. You’ll quickly discover why your family thinks it’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Need some extra stocking stuffer material? We’re giving away Stress Away Bath Bombs, Thieves Spray, Cool Azul Sports Gel, a selfie light, and Motivation essential oil blend (valued at $181.08 retail) to one randomly selected person. Simply fill out the form on this page and comment on this post for your opportunity to win. How do you plan on incorporating Young Living into your holidays?

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• Contest ends at 9 a.m., MT, on Friday, December 6.
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If the song had a thirteenth day, we’d wish for our true love to make us every holiday mocktail on this list . Not ready for the holidays to end? Carry them with you throughout the year by diffusing the rich aromas of Frankincense and Myrrh.

How are you celebrating this holiday season?

Tell us in the comments!