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Epicurean Holiday Spice: A warm diffuser blend for the holidays

Epicurean Holiday Spice A Warm Diffuser Blend For The Holiday

Warm up with this Epicurean Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend!

Making a diffuser blend for the holidays?

Spice essential oils are the perfect ingredients!

Diffusing spice essential oils not only sets a fun mood—it can get your body’s energy flowing on cold, dark days.

Spice oils help to stimulate circulation, sharpen mental focus, and bring out your inner sense of confidence and courage. They give you fire! 

This Epicurean Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend makes it smell like you’ve been cooking up tasty treats all day (even if you never had time to turn on the oven). And because spice oils can help calm spasms, diffusing this blend supports digestion and settles your stomach.

Use this diffuser blend for the holidays to create a festive holiday aura for gatherings, or just to enjoy a cozy evening in.

Epicurean Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend

  • 5 drops Green Mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata)
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • 3 drops Nutmeg essential oil (Myristica fragrans)
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens var roseum)

SAFETY NOTE:  Cinnamon Bark and Nutmeg should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and I suggest to avoid diffusing around babies and young children.

Instead, use 6 drops of Tamala essential oil (Cinnamomum tamala ct linalool). Tamala is a very gentle spice oil that smells a lot like cinnamon.

Make this blend along with me in the video!


Let’s take a closer look at the oils in this diffuser blend for the holidays.

Green Mandarin essential oil
Citrus reticulata

Green Mandarin essential oil

Green Mandarin oil smells very similar to Orange—but has a deeper, quieter presence. (Imagine being in an Orange orchard at night.) It adds a dash of warm citrus to our diffuser blend for the holidays.

This oil is rich in a component called d-limonene, which has been researched for its ability to support immune health and inspire happy feelings. Green Mandarin also has spasm-soothing effects, making it a perfect complement to the spicier oils in this diffuser blend.

Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Cinnamon Bark oil has a powerful aroma! It smells just like the kitchen spice, and a few drops go a long way.

This oil is emotionally stimulating in a way that helps relieve stress. It also stokes your immunity, and can get the energy in your belly moving so digestion feels easier. 

Cinnamon Bark contains over 50% of an aldehyde component called cinnamaldehyde. Aldehydes can be very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. Using just 3 drops of this oil in your diffuser gives you the warm, encouraging presence of cinnamon.

That said, be aware of your body’s reactions while using this holiday diffuser blend. If your nose or eyes start to feel irritated, turn off the diffuser. I suggest avoiding this oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Nutmeg essential oil
Myristica fragrans

Nutmeg essential oil

A dash of Nutmeg oil invigorates the body, filling you with warmth and comfort!

Despite being stimulating, Nutmeg oil’s effect isn’t too energizing. Rich in uplifting monoterpenes, this is an oil for cozy evenings, and for relaxing after big holiday meals. 

And thanks to Nutmeg’s spasm-calming effects, it can also help calm your belly.

Like Cinnamon Bark oil, use Nutmeg with caution (and avoid it during pregnancy and breastfeeding). It can irritate the skin and mucous membranes.

Geranium essential oil
Pelargonium graveolens var roseum

Geranium essential oil

Geranium essential oil adds just a sprinkle of soft, floral scent to our Epicurean Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend! 

Like other floral oils, Geranium is used for emotional balance, allowing for fuller self-expression and true connection with others. 

Rich in monoterpenols, Geranium oil also releases blocked energy, allowing for smoother circulation throughout the body. This especially benefits the belly! And since it moves energy so well, it can help you feel warm on chilly days.

Epicurean Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend

Enjoy your diffuser blend for the holidays!

I hope it brings a sweet aura of joy and light to your home.

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Karen serves as Co-Director of Education at Aromahead Institute, where she works closely with students and helps them earn aromatherapy certification. Karen’s strong values for healthcare, education, and sustainable practices have guided her entire career, and remain the principles that shape her daily activities at Aromahead. Karen loves sharing her knowledge of essential oils and how they can enhance the beauty of ones’ journey through life and has authored numerous articles and guides on the safe and effective therapeutic uses of essential oils. In Karen’s free time, she can be found hiking amongst nature, reading, and enjoying her family.

Topics: mental focus, holiday diffuser blend, mental clarity, how to use essential oils for digestion support, essential oils to support digestion, diffusing spice essential oils, how to diffuse essential oils, festive holiday blends, sharpen mental focus, inner confidence, green mandarin essential oil, cinnamon bark essential oil, nutmeg essential oil

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