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Ways to Use & Make Gifts With our Christmas Essential Oil Blends!

by Penny Price October 29, 2022 8 min read

Ways to Use & Make Gifts With our Christmas Essential Oil Blends!


10 Ways To Use Essential Oils This Christmas 

Essential oils are made from the essence of the plant, creating a natural concentrated aroma that will fill the air and last for hours. Here are some of our favourite ways to use essential oils during the festive period to enhance the ‘Christmassy-feel’ in your home.

1. Not got a real tree this year? Place a couple of drops of pine scotch, black spruce or your favourite fir essential oil onto a soft tree ornament and hang it on your tree to help it smell like the real thing! Our ‘Christmas Tree’ blended oil is the perfect blend of Canadian Balsam, Cypress, Silver Fir and Pine to give your lounge that fresh tree fragrance.

2. Add an extra special touch when Gift Wrapping presents by adding a drop of your favourite Christmas oil to the corner of the paper. You could also do this on the tags and in your Christmas Cards too! Try our Christmas Gold essential oil blend of Frankincense, Sweet Orange & Myrrh for a firm family favourite.

3. Essential oils can also be placed on Christmas wreaths and garlands. Our Christmas Aroma essential oil blend contains Cinnamon, Sweet Orange, Pine and Nutmeg, perfect fragrances to compliment these traditional decorations and you only need a few drops.

4. In the Bin! Not a place you would often think to make smell festive, so this one is a great tip for all year round! Whether it’s the kitchen bin, or bathroom, think about the space and choose your oils accordingly. Bergamotis a great deodoriser, helping to neutralise anything pongy, add a couple of drops to a piece of kitchen roll, or piece of cotton, and place it at the bottom of your bin before you pop the bag in. You can also add some to your soapy water when you give it a clean to help with the odour or use a bit of sticky foam to stick inside the bin lid with your chosen oils on.

5. Christmas Decorations throughout the house like pinecones, felt, or fabric decorations such as stockings, can also be treated to a Christmas aroma. The Christmas Joy blend of Bergamot, RoseHo Leaf and Eucalyptus staigeriana is not only uplifting but also deodorising, neutralising any fusty smell which may have gathered during storage.

6. Christmas Potpourri, or Christmas silk flowers, can be brought back to life with a few drops of oil. The Christmas Love essential oil blend has Lavandin, Jasmine, Ho Leaf and Ylang Ylang, a perfect deep floral scent which will last for days due to its heavy base notes and luxurious and warming bouquet.

7. Christmas Peace, a blend of Lavender, Geranium, Ho Leaf  and Juniper is perfect to pop in your Pocket/Pillowcase/ bag on tissue or a cotton pad to help keep you calm and tranquil during Yuletide preparations, pull it out when you need it and inhale deeply for a moment of rest.

8. Dried oranges and cinnamon sticks can be revised by adding a drop of their original oil, don’t forget to think about the space and distance between anything you decided to add your oils to so that you can appreciate each one. Try the Christmas Aroma blend of cinnamon, sweet orange, pine and nutmeg for a full bouquet.

9. A vaporiser or diffuser is a lovely way of adding any fragrance to your home and the oils can be changed daily depending on what’s happening or how you’re feeling. Use 3 to 5 drops of your favourite Christmas oils per 100ml of water

10. The linen cupboard is a lovely place to add some Christmas cheer, gently fragrance your hallway or landing as the cupboard warms and fills the area, but also treating your towels, tablecloths and bed sheets too. My favourite blend for this is the Christmas Gold - Frankincense, Sweet Orange & Myrrh – add 2-3 drops to a peg, or on a cotton pad and place in a warm area to permeate the area. 

Make Gifts With our Christmas Essential Oil Blends - Recipes

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to be with friends and family and to let them know how much you cherish them. What better way to tell someone you care than by making a personal gift for them? We have put together 6 festive essential oil blends for you to use with the recipes below to help you do just that:

Christmas Tree – Canadian Balsam, Cypress, Silver Fir, Pine
Christmas Gold - Frankincense, Sweet Orange & Myrrh
Christmas Aroma - Cinnamon, Sweet Orange, Pine, Nutmeg

Christmas Peace - Lavender, Geranium. Ho Leaf, Juniper
Christmas Love - Lavandin, Jasmine, Ho Leaf, Ylang Ylang
Christmas Joy - Bergamot, Rose, Ho Leaf, Eucalyptus Satigeriana

Christmas Roller Ball

    • Choose your oil synergy - Christmas Peace for a relaxing blend, or the joy to uplift the spirits.
    • Measure out your carrier oil base, you will need 10ml, we recommend fractionated coconut as it is non greasy and colourless so works well for this product.
    • Add 10-12 drops of essential oil into the carrier oil of your choice and stir
    • Pour this into your rollerball bottle and firmly push in the ball and housing before screwing on the lid. You may find a small funnel helpful.

Christmas Hand/Body Lotion

    • Choose your oil synergy – Christmas Gold is a family favourite, or the Aroma for a truly Christmassy scent.
    • Measure out your base lotion, we recommend the White Lotion as this is easily absorbed into the skin and designed to mix well with all essential oils.
    • Add your oils – you will want to have 30 drops of your oil choice to 100ml of lotion base, so if you’re making 50ml this would be 15 drops and 150ml would be 45 drops.
    • Mix well, you want to ensure that the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the cream.
    • Carefully decant this into a bottle, if you have one with a pump top this makes the perfect finishing touch.

Christmas Bath Foam/Shower Gel

    • Choose your oil synergy – Christmas Joy is the perfect ‘wake up’ shower gel choice and Christmas Love is the perfect relaxing bath selection.
    • Measure out your base foam, we recommend the SLES Free bath foam and shower gel base as this is free from all parabens and nasties and designed to mix well with all essential oils.
    • Add your oils – you will want to have 20 drops of your oil choice to 100ml of foam base, so if you’re making 50ml this would be 10 drops and 150ml would be 30 drops.
    • Mix well, you want to ensure that the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the base. You may also need to leave this to settle once mixed as adding air may encourage it to froth up – don’t panic it will settle back down, simply cover the mix over and return to it later.
    • Carefully decant this into a bottle, if you have one with a pump top this makes the perfect finishing touch.

Christmas Shampoo & Conditioner

    • Choose your oil synergy – Christmas Tree is packed with oils that are good for dandruff and oily skin, as well as helping to clear your nose and throat, or Christmas Gold contains oils that are good for your hair and will give a fresh feeling on your scalp.
    • Measure out your shampoo or conditioner base, we recommend the SLES Free shampoo base as this is free from all parabens and nasties and designed to mix well with all essential oils, as is out odourless, natural, conditioner base.
    • Add your oils – you will want to have 20 drops of your oil choice to 100ml of foam base, so if you’re making 50ml this would be 10 drops and 150ml would be 30 drops.
    • Mix well, you want to ensure that the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the base. As with the bath and shower gel base you may also need to leave the shampoo to settle once mixed as adding air may encourage it to froth up.
    • Carefully decant this into a bottle, a squeezy bottle often works well in the shower – why not re-use one you have finished?
    • Don’t forget to warn them not to get it in their eyes, rinsing well with warm water will ease the discomfort, but better to prevent than to react!

Christmas Room Sprays

    • A room spray can add a lovely festive cheer to linens and the air, we have based our recipe on a hydrolats, selecting the frankincense and myrrh as this will compliment the Gold oil synergy really nicely.
    • In a small measuring jug mix 50ml of the frankincense hydrolat with 50ml of the myrrh Hydrolat – don’t worry if this doesn’t smell great at this point, these are the by-products of distillation and tend to smell ‘damp’ and ‘green’ but as oil and water do not mix these are the best base to use to re-introduce your oils to.
    • Add your essential oil blend – you only need 2-3 drops. As these are natural products sometimes they will blend in really easily and will require a quick shake before use. If you want them to blend in fully then first add the oil synergy to twice its amount in a high proof alcohol, like vodka, so 3 drops of oil would be 6 drops of vodka, mix and leave for at least 20 minutes whilst the alcohol breaks down the oil. This is a guide so you can add more if you wish too!
    • Pour into a spray bottle and enjoy.

Christmas Wax Melts

    • Choose your oil blend – any of the above will work well for this one, so choose you favourite aroma!
    • Melt the base – Soy wax base is idea for wax melts as it is easily melted, works well with essential oils and sets well too. Melt in a ban-marie, or on the stove on a low heat, for best results, stirring continuously to ensure that you get no ‘hot-spots’ and reduce localised heating of the oil.
    • Once you wax is melted pour it into a warmed measuring jug to make adding the oil and pouring into the moulds easier.
    • You want to use no more than 5% essential oils to your wax total, so if you have melted 100ml of wax in your measuring jug then you will want to add 150 drops, or 5mls of your chosen oil. This is a maximum recommended amount and depends on how deep your chosen fragrance is – we recommend you make some small samples first and see what you think.
    • Get an ice cube tray or silicon tray mould – you can get some great festive shaped ones in most shops now that don’t cost too much – and pour your mixture in – be careful this will be hot and messy (you may want to put some paper towel or an old tea towel underneath!)
    • Leave these to set firmly, you can pop them in the fridge if your in a rush, but the will set naturally in a cool place too.
    • Turn them out of the mould carefully once set and wrap in grease proof paper or a plastic film wrap.
    • To use these you will need to place them in an oil burner with a concaved top and a candle light underneath.

Don’t forget to clearly label all of the products you make so that your recipient knows how to use them, this is also a great chance to get creative and make your products look pretty too.

Hoping you have a wonderful holiday in a Christmassy home full of individual aromas. Thought of anymore? – do let us know, we’re always looking for other uses for our oils.

I do hope you have enjoyed my blog! You will find our other blogs here where you can be introduced to lots more essential oils, aromatherapy & wellbeing blogs. 

We love to hear from you so do give us feedback on the blog, recipes, and how they have worked for you or your clients - You can leave us a google review here. All the products mentioned are available from from our website or you can phone your order through or get advice on 01455 251020. If you are interested in training with us visit our website, call, or email our Academy Administrator Lizzie.

Thank you for reading! Ellie X

Penny Price
Penny Price


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