DIY diffuser blend ideas for Christmas

Christmas decor that’s simple, natural and doesn’t add to landfill: yes please! I’m so thrilled with how this beaut bunch of pine cones looks (and smells) in the centre of our dining room table.

{Here’s how: pine cone diffusers}

Select a variety of pine cones and place a drop or two of essential oil into each cone. Place around the home or as a table centrepiece as beautiful natural diffusers that will easily complement your other Christmas decor. You can add more oil as required but we haven’t had to add more essential oil after 4 days – still a distinct smell of Thieves and orange wafting around the table.

Suggested blends:

Skittle bomb – Valor and orange
Candy cane – Stress Away and peppermint
Merry and bright – lemon and peppermint
Silent night – frankincense, myrrh and orange

DIY diffuser blend ideas for Christmas

I made these sweet and easy diffuser ornaments recently with my little girls and was really impressed with how they came out.

1 cup baking soda (bicarbonate soda)
1/2 cup corn flour
3/4 cup of warm water
20 drops essential oil (we used Young Living’s Christmas Spirit)

Mix dry ingredients in a cooking pot, and add the water. Stir over medium heat while the mixture bubbles and thickens. Continue stirring as mixture pulls away from the sides of the pot and becomes similar in consistency to thick cake frosting. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the dough to cool until it’s comfortable to handle. Turn your dough onto the bench or a silicone mat, add essential oil and knead it into a smooth, supple ball of dough.

Roll your dough out to about 1/4 inch thick, and use cookie cutters to cut out your ornaments.
Make a hole in each ornament with a drinking straw, so you’ll be able to thread a cord through for hanging.

If desired, gently press your beads and jewels into your ornaments. Push them in deep enough to embed the bead or gem in the clay but not so hard that it goes right through the other side. We found the larger beads caused some minor surface cracking and smaller beads produced a better finish.

Transfer your ornaments to a cooling rack and allow them to dry fully. It is best to let them dry over night at room temperature to minimise cracking.

When they’re completely dry, thread some ribbon or cord through the holes in your ornaments, and hang them on your Christmas tree.

Definitely a fun one to try with the kids.

Need some more ideas? Here are two beautiful diffuser blends that will be the scent of Christmas into your home.

DIY diffuser blend ideas for Christmas DIY diffuser blend ideas for Christmas

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