Scents of the Season: Four Scents to Diffuse During the Holidays

13 December 7, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, Diffusion Blend Ideas, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Young Living Lifestyle

sOur sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers for emotions and memory. Diffusing special fragrances into your home during the holidays is a special treat that invites a special experience that you can reminiscence about in the coming years.


Try diffusing Christmas Spirit or mimic the aroma of baked holiday treats wafting through the air with Thieves®  essential oil blend to bring back warm memories of holidays past.


The holidays are also a time to reflect on the reason for the season. Using the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture Collection—which features some of the most precious and significant oils found in the Bible—can help set a fragrant ambiance ideal for meditation and relaxation. This kit includes Cassia and Onycha, which are only available as part of the kit, along with Aloes (Sacred Sandalwood™), Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Hyssop, Myrrh, Myrtle, and Rose of Sharon (Cistus).


These and other festive oils can help you create rich and spiritually uplifting aromas for your home this season. Here are four specially created blends that I use throughout the holidays for their unique and relaxing fragrances.


Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil - Young Living
Light and Incense 

The slightly musky and woodsy aroma of this blend helps support feelings of spirituality and peace.


Myrrh - Young Living Essentail Oil December Reflection

The Sandalwood overtones of this rich blend create an uplifting and relaxing fragrance that deepens a sense of togetherness.


Idaho Balsam Fir - Young Living Essential Oil
Fresh Winter

This blend’s aroma is reminiscent of a crisp winter forest with a scent that helps support meditation and encourages feelings of creativity.


Cedarwood - Young Living Essential Oil
Relax at the Hearth

Enjoy this light, calming, and relaxing fragrance while bundled up with a cup of hot cocoa in front of your fireplace.


What are some of your favorite holiday essential oil aromas? Let us know in the comments!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager

  • George McDaniel

    I love Lavender and Peace and Calming in my diffuser.

  • Cindy Riewer

    I love the Purification and Cypress in my diffuser at bedtime. Very relaxing!

  • Mary Cooper

    Are these recipes’ measurements intended for the Aria which is a larger diffuser? If so, what would be appropriate for the Home Diffuser? I received the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture for my birthday on the 21st but really don’t want to use too much of such precious oils.

    • Great question, Mary. The quantities of oils in each recipe would work well for an Aria. For your Home Diffuser, feel free to start with less and add more oils if you want a stronger scent. Enjoy!

  • Sara Chase

    I love Cedarwood & Idaho Balsam Fir and Christmas Spirit is a favorite of course!

  • Cindy

    We really enjoy Frankincense, Northern Lights Black Spruce and Christmas Spirit together! We’ve also been blending Gentle Baby with Frankincense a lot lately. 🙂

  • Norma

    I appreciate this blog section with other ideas and combinations of Essential Oils for diffusing during the holiday season. Sometimes it pays to be reminded creativity is a wonderful way to enhance the subtle ways of creating memories while calming the stress levels during family and friends gatherings.

  • James Richerson

    I came home yesterday and filled my diffuser with a nice Christmas blend. I am ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas.

  • Kelly

    I really enjoy the smell of Cedarwood and the Idaho Blue Spruce.

  • I love those diffusing combos. One of my favorite combos during the holiday season is Frankincense and Idaho Balsam Fir. Smells delightful!

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