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What’s for Dessert?

Do you love the scents of Christmas? How about desserts? Check out this handy info from the Young Living blog on ways to create delectable dessert-scented diffuser blends.

When your to-do list is a mile long during the holiday season, it can be a struggle to fit in your favorite holiday baking traditions; after all, it’s hard to find the time or the calories to spare. The solution: Trick your senses with perfectly crafted essential oil blends that will immediately make your house smell like you have been baking for hours!

The following blends are based on 10 drops per diffuser, but they should be modified based on your individual diffuser drop suggestions.

Christmas SpiritCandy Cane

Is there anything more iconic than the smell of candy canes at Christmas time? However, those little sticks of candy don’t necessarily give off a strong fragrance. Not to worry! Simply add these drops to your preferred diffuser and you’ll be enjoying the spicy, sweet scent in no time.

Cedarwood Essential OilPumpkin Pie

The smell of pie is divine, but it can be a hassle to make. Combine these three essential oils to convince friends and family that you have been slaving over freshly baked pumpkin pie all day.

Bergamot Essential OilApple Pie

Pumpkin pie isn’t always an automatic hit. Maybe apple pie is more your style; that aroma of cinnamon and tart apples can’t be beat. Use these common essential oils to create an atmosphere in your kitchen to remind you of fall evenings all year long.

orange essential oilOrange Creamsicle

Tired of the gloomy, overcast days? Wishing for a little bit of wintertime sunshine? Freshen up your home with this light and invigorating diffuser blend. We’re sure that the delicious smell of these oils will make even dreary days seem a little brighter.

Cinnamon Bark Essential OilCinnamon Roll

Start your morning off right by flooding your bedroom with the smell of fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls. Get the aroma without all the work, baking, and calories! Add together these 10 drops to make waking up the ultimate treat.

Lemon Essential OilLemon Bars

This blend really lets Lemon, one of our all-time member favorites, shine. This aroma is sure to make you think of fresh lemons and vanilla. Use this diffuser blend for an invigorating atmosphere when you’re in a food coma after holiday feasting.

Copaiba Essential Oil - Young LivingChocolate Orange

There’s nothing quite like the iconic combination of chocolate and oranges to make you think of Christmas morning; but why wait until December 25 to get that magical scent and feeling? Add these four different oils together and be transported back to childhood memories.


Sugar and spice and everything nice should be a life motto. Surprise your guests with this sweet-and-spicy essential oil diffuser blend that they’ll be sure is coming from a batch of fresh-baked snickerdoodles.

Now you’re ready to fill your home with these delicious scents in a matter of seconds. Don’t have a diffuser to bring these aromas to life? Check out our Meet Your Match quiz to find your perfect diffuser.

For more tips and tricks to get the yummiest smells possible from your essential oils, try our DIY perfume recipe.

By the way, did you know we can help you get the essential oils you love? We carry a limited supply in our office and can order products you need. Call 607.754.9870 x 141 for ordering assistance today.

Have you tried any other dessert-scented diffuser blends? Share your combinations in the comments below!

Karen Castoro

8 Answers to the Most Common Essential Oil Questions

This excellent post on essential oils is from the Young Living Blog. We think it is great information for our patients who are interested in learning more about essential oils!

Whether you’re a die-hard essential oil fan or just getting started, you probably have questions about essential oils you’re searching for answers to, like “Are essential oils safe for kids?” and “What’s a Vitality oil anyway?” and maybe even “What the heck are essential oils?”

Well, you came to the right place! We’re answering all these questions and more with this special FAQ blog post. You might even discover the answer to a question you didn’t even know you had!

1. I’m becoming EO-obsessed, and I want to know everything. For starters, what exactly is an essential oil?

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts obtained by careful steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping. The resulting oils have a distinctive molecular profile that gives them specific aromas and properties. Essential oils have been used by people for thousands of years for everything from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. We believe that essential oils are the best of nature distilled, and they have the power to elevate, motivate, and inspire.

Aria Ultra Sonic Diffuser Young Living2. Tell me more about how they can enhance my life! How can I use them?

There are countless ways to use essential oils: in the kitchen or at the gym, diffusing them or applying them to the skin—the possibilities are endless. The most important thing to remember is that each oil is different. Always check individual labels to find out if an oil needs to be diluted before using it on the skin or ingesting it and how often it should be used. A great place to start is to experiment with your own custom essential oil diffuser blends to find the scents that speak to your soul. You can also check out other Young Living blog posts and YoungLiving.com for enough tips and tricks to keep you busy with oils.

3. Wait, diluted? Why do they need to be diluted?

Pure essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they are extracted. Some oils are considered gentle and generally safe to apply directly to the skin, like Lavender and Copaiba. Other oils are considered “hot” and should be diluted before they are applied to skin, like Cinnamon Bark and Oregano. This also goes for our line of Vitality™ oils. Always refer to individual oil labels for dilution instructions.

4. Ah, yes—Vitality essential oils! How are they different from regular essential oils?

Bottles of classic essential oils and the corresponding bottles of Vitality oils contain the same oils. However, Vitality oils are labeled for dietary use, and the classic essential oils are labeled for topical and aromatic use. The designation of the two products allows you to share all the ways to use essential oils in the correct way, in line with package directions.

Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil5. If some oils are so powerful, are essential oils safe for kids?

Some oils are safe for kids and some are not. To make it easy for you, we created essential oil blends and essential oil-infused products specifically for kids and babies. Before using Young Living products with your little ones, carefully review the individual product label for full information on appropriate age usage and any cautions. Each child is different, so it’s always a good idea to test a small amount to make sure no irritation occurs before applying to a large area of skin. The same goes when diffusing essential oils around babies. Be sure to test them first! You should also be generous when it comes to dilution and remember to use less than you would for an adult. Some of our favorite essential oils for babies are Grapefruit, Lavender, and German Chamomile. Learn more about using essential oils on your little ones with our Essential Oils in the Nursery infographic.

Peppermint Essential Oil6. Okay, so some essential oils are safe for babies, but are they safe to use during pregnancy?

Just like with babies, some essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy and some are not. The aroma of certain essential oils has actually been known to help with pregnancy nausea, like Grapefruit, Peppermint, and Lavender. There are others we recommend that pregnant women stay away from, like Clary Sage, Tansy, Hyssop, Fennel, Wintergreen, and Sage, as well as any blends or supplements that contain these oils. We always recommend that pregnant women consult with a trained health professional with experience using essential oils. For more info on essential oils an pregnancy, check out our Pregnancy by Trimester infographic.

7. Essential oils just keep sounding better and better! Why Young Living though? What sets you apart?

Our standards for purity are unmatched. Because synthetics, contaminants, cheap fillers, and unethical production practices are not an option for our essential oils, we source our oils from our own farms and vetted suppliers and test extensively. If an essential oil doesn’t meet our strict testing requirements, it’s rejected and can’t be used in any Young Living product. It’s all part of our Seed to Seal® standard and our three pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. For more information visit SeedtoSeal.com.

Lemon Essential Oil8. Well, I’m ready to stock up on more YL oils! Do they ever expire or go bad?

Because we don’t use preservatives or synthetic fillers, Young Living essential oils do expire. However, most essential oils are amazingly stable and can last many years—some even decades—without breaking down or changing in aroma or chemical composition. Each oil has a different shelf life. Tea Tree and Lemon oils, for example, are more prone to oxidation than other essential oils. All of our oils are packaged in amber glass bottles to protect them from sun exposure, but you can help extend their life even further by storing them away from heat and sun.

Are you ready to dive into the world of essential oils? Here are ways our office can help: