Winter Diffuser Recipes

Last week it was cold in Texas. Y’all it was 45 degrees and to me that’s freezing! I turned on the heat, and then I reached for my oils and my favourite winter diffuser recipes. I love when I have nice, warm smells filling my home. Before we get into those delicious recipes, let’s talk a little about diffusers.

Winter Diffuser Recipes

While there are lots of different kinds of diffusers available (and I’ve tried all of them), I prefer a type of diffuser called an ultrasonic diffuser. Ultrasonic diffusers create a fine mist via electronic frequency.

An ultrasonic diffuser uses a small disk under the surface of a the water and essential oil that vibrates at a very fast rate. These vibrations break the essential oil into tiny microparticles which then disperses the oil in a fine mist. These tiny particles are more easily absorbed by the lungs for a greater therapeutic effect. Plus, the diffuser is cool as it operates so it’s safe for kids. When you have little kids who like to “help” (I’m using the term loosely here), that’s super important. See why I like them?

Ultrasonic diffusers also require less essential oil than other types to work. That saves you money.

Plus, they double as a humidifier, so they are extra awesome in winter when the air gets dry and your sinuses need the extra moisture.

You’re here because I promised you some rockin’ winter diffuser recipes. When I shared my favorite fall diffuser blends, I was overwhelmed with the response from y’all. So I figured that it’s high time to share some of my favorite winter diffuser recipes – 14 to be exact. 

Why am I sharing these now? Well, the Winter Solstice was at the end of December (yes, up to the 21st it was technically fall still), and March 20th is a long way off. Plus, it’s currently freezing in Texas, so I’ve been diffusing warming recipes like a madwoman.

Winter Diffuser Recipes

Below, you’ll find some of our family’s favorite winter diffuser recipes. You may find that you absolutely love some and can’t stand others. Don’t count something completely out the first time you try it – if I did that, I would never have had my love affair with this first blend. Because you never know what you’ll like until you try it!

To enjoy these, all you need to do is fill your diffuser to the fill line (usually indicated by a red mark), then drop in amounts of oils indicated. Simple, right? Hopefully they make you feel as cozy as they do for me because they’re going to make your house smell amazing!

If it’s not freezing cold where you live right and you want something different you can try out my spring or summer diffuser recipes. Because there’s an essential oil blend for every occasion. 

winter diffuser recipes

Evergreen Trees

Growing up in Washington State, I took the smell of the evergreens for granted. In Texas, there aren’t so many, and sometimes I get a little homesick (even though I’m allergic to their pollen).

  • 4 drops balsam fir
  • 3 drops Idaho blue spruce
  • 2 drops pine

Holiday Wreath

This smells just like the wreaths that my mom and I used to make together. It’s divine.

  • 5 drops balsam fir
  • 3 drops orange
  • 3 drops cinnamon bark

Clean Kitchen

Because everyone needs one.

  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 2 drops lime

Russian Tea

In high school, my best friend Jen and I used to make Russian tea from tang and some awesome spices. I still have a love affair with the stuff, but since I’ve all but eliminated processed sugar, this will have to do (and it smells just like Russian Tea tastes.).

  • 3 drops orange
  • 2 drops cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop clove
  • 1 drop cardamom

Wise Men

This is such a warm and inviting scent.

Pro tip: Myrrh is a thick oil so stick the bottle in your bra or under your arm for 5ish minutes before you use it to make it easier to use.

  • 3 drops myrrh
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops orange

Winter Sunshine

Winter can get kind of dark, and damp, and gloomy, and there really is such a thing as seasonal depression. Use these combinations to help lift your mood and brighten your day when it’s dreary outside.

  • 3 drops bergamot + 3 drops tangerine
  • 3 drops lavender + 3 drops orange
  • 3 drops lime + 3 drops ylang ylang
  • 3 drops grapefruit + 3 drops ylang ylang
  • 3 drops bergamot + 3 drops jasmine
  • 3 drops geranium + 3 drops orange

Chai Tea

I love chai, don’t you?

  • 3 drops orange
  • 1 drop nutmeg
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop nutmeg
  • 1 drop clove


You know that fresh smell you get when you go outside after it snows? That’s what this smells like.

  • 4 drops balsam fir
  • 2 drops cardamom
  • 1 drop clove

Peppermint Pop

It’s peppermint with a little citrus kick and seriously one of my favorites because who doesn’t love peppermint.

  • 6 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops ylang ylang

I am sure that I have a lot more to share, but those are what are currently in my rotation!

Which winter diffuser recipes do you want to try?


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