As the holiday season approaches, it's the perfect time to infuse your home with the warm and inviting scents of the season. Incorporating essential oils like cinnamon, black spruce, clove, mandarin, orange, lime, pine, cedarwood, and frankincense can not only fill your space with delightful fragrances but also create a cozy and festive atmosphere. Here are some creative ways to use these essential oils this Christmas:

1. House Sprays: Create your holiday-scented room sprays by mixing water with a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Spritz it around your home to instantly elevate the ambiance.

2 drops of pine
8 drops of mandarin
1 drop of cinnamon
2 drops of clove

Dilute in 300ml of water in a plant mister and shake well. Shake before every spritz.

2. Diffuser Blends: Experiment with different combinations of these oils in your diffuser to find the perfect blend that suits your holiday mood. For example, try a blend of clove, orange, and cedarwood for a warm and spicy aroma.

3. Firewood Oils: Enhance the fragrance of your firewood by applying 1-3 drops of pinecedarwood, or frankincense directly onto the logs before burning. Let it soak in and dry before you use the log. It'll fill your space with a woodsy, aromatic scent.

4. Candle Blends: If you enjoy making your candles, add a few drops of your preferred essential oils to the melted wax to infuse your candles with delightful holiday scents.

4 drops orange
1 drop geranium
1 drop cinnamon

5. Cleaning: Mix a few drops of citrus oils like mandarin, orange, and lime with a natural cleaning agent (Marseille soap) for a fresh and invigorating way to tackle your holiday cleaning tasks.

All-round cleaning spray blend:
3 drops cinnamon
3 drops clove
3 drops lemon
3 drops orange

In a glass spray bottle add the essential oils, 1 tablespoon (15ml) liquid neutral soap base, and fill it up with water (distilled water is best, but filtered tap water is fine for short-term storage.) Use on pretty much any surface in your home.

This blend can be used in an aroma diffuser as well, to spread the merry scents of Christmas.

The beauty of these essential oils is that they not only smell wonderful but also possess therapeutic properties, helping to reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being during this often-hectic time of year. So, embrace the spirit of the season by incorporating these aromatic oils into your Christmas preparations and home decor. May your holidays be filled with joy, warmth, and the soothing scents of nature's bounty.

Susann Ottesen