In my humble opinion, you don’t need to go all out and spend a fortune just to get your house ready for Christmas. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that really make a great impact.
For example, the scent of Christmas is subtle but unmistakable. Capture it and your house will automatically be ready for Christmas – with or without decorations.
Good news if you love Christmas but don’t want to commit social suicide by leaving the Christmas tree out the entire year.
Side Note: For the record, we recommend leaving the tree out if that’s really what you want. Who cares what other people think anyway, right?
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Best Christmas essential oil blends
The first step you need to take is to determine the best Christmas essential oil blends that will help you capture that sometimes elusive smell.
This is completely subjective as different scents evoke different feelings in people.
For example, pine can be a very Christmassy scent for some (like me) but for others, it can remind them of the cheap bathroom cleaners you get at Tesco – not Christmassy at all!
That said, there are some scents that usually appear in many Christmas-themed recipes, whether these recipes are for food, for a potpourri, for candles or for soaps.
Christmas diffuser blends
Probably the fastest way to capture the scent of Christmas is to just buy a ready-made Christmas blend and pop it in your diffuser.
Tisserand actually has a range of products that are dedicated to the celebration of the festive season. There are three main scents you can buy that are designed to capture that heady Christmassy scent. All you need to do is put a few drops in your burner and that’s it.
Wild Cassis and Jasmine: Sparkling notes of silky Artemisia, Nutmeg and Orange enhanced with a fusion of precious Rose, Jasmine and Amber provide an exciting and lively fragrance.
Silver Birch and Cardamom: Aromatic Cardamom, Coriander and Lemon complemented with earthy hints of Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Vetiver and Patchouli .
Sweet Orange and Cinnamon: Spicy cinnamon and clove subtly balanced with Sweet Orange and Mandarin provide a welcoming and comforting fragrance. Light a fire, cosy up under a cashmere blanket and enjoy the warm glow of contentment.
Christmas essential oil blends for candles
Evermine: No matter what Christmas smells like to you, no matter what Christmas essential oil blend you choose to use, this recipe is your go-to recipe for candlemaking. If you’re just beginning to make candles or you’ve never done them before, this is the recipe you need to start with. I personally used this along with a few drops of bergamot, orange, cedarwood, frankincense and lavender – the smell of heaven!
Swoon Worthy: Swoon-worthy actually has a three-post series that includes a candle, a soap and a room freshener – all using Cinnamon, Orange and Clove essential oils. I’m personally partial to Orange so this recipe is a win for me. They’re also quite easy to do, which is another win.
Living Well Mom: The recipe she uses is a simple combination of frankincense and pine. I’m personally quite intrigued with this combination because most of the pine-scented candles I’ve bought smell like that toilet cleaner you can get at Tesco but maybe the frankincense will make a difference. I’ll really need to try this out for myself. And if you have tried this, do let me know how the scent is like in the comments section below – I’d really love to know!
Christmas essential oil blend for soap
As I said before, the scent of Christmas is very subjective so I’m including this post by Simple Life Mom, which includes 9 different recipes for Christmas-scented soap.
Personally, I’m partial to anything that has bergamot in it so on my list of things to do is her Winterfresh Soap, which uses not only bergamot but also other such refreshing oils as eucalyptus, fir, rosemary and peppermint. That, to me, is the perfect smell of Christmas!
Christmas potpourri gift recipe
If you don’t want to use essential oils but still want to give the gift of a Christmas-smelling home, then you can follow these easy Christmas potpourri gift recipes, which you can put together quickly with whole fruits and some spices that are easy enough to find in your local food store.
Half-Baked Harvest: I was checking out this recipe and OMG, how amazing is it? I’m trying to cut back on expenses this year but honestly quite intimidated with many of the DIY gift recipes I come across.
Thankfully, Google presented me with this particular Christmas potpourri gift recipe and I now have an idea on what to give some of my friends this Christmas without breaking the bank.
This particular potpourri recipe features the rather intoxicating combination of cranberries, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise, vanilla, pine and orange.
Yellow Bliss Road: Another fantastic Christmas potpourri gift recipe is the one published by Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road where she uses mostly fresh fruits – oranges and cranberries – along with some cinnamon sticks, allspice or cloves and nutmeg.
She even has some tags you can download and attach to your gift. This is an amazing way to DIY a Christmas present and is easy enough for people, like me, who have no discernible artistic skills.
You’ll need to try it!
And there you have it – the best Christmas essential oil blends (and alternatives) for simple and easy ways to make your home smell like Christmas.
Do you have any favourite scent? How does Christmas smell to you? Do let us know in the comments below – even better if you have some favourite recipes that you use every year! We’d love to try it. 🙂