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12 Cozy Essential Oils and How You Can Use Them to Make Your Own Sprays, Oils, and Bath Salts

12 Cozy Essential Oils

It is still winter. If you like winter, I’m sorry. I’m over it. If you’re inside and wanting to feel or make your space cozier for the weekend, try making your own essential oil sprays, and bath salts with these essential oils. Use my blends or have fun making your own.

Photo by Carrie Scharf

Cozy Essential Oils:

🍪Vanilla — sensual, exotic, alluring.

🌿Lavender — Soothing, calming, and reassuring.

🔥Cinnamon — Fiery, energizing, and strengthening.

🪵Cedarwood — Relaxing, soothing, and grounding.

🌿Frankincense — Rejuvenating, meditative, and harmonizing.

❤️Sandalwood — Nurturing, warming, and comforting.

🟠Orange — Uplifting, refreshing, and balancing.

🌿Ginger — Comforting, warming, and strengthening.

🌿Bergamot — Refreshing, euphoric, and nurturing.

🌿Ylang-ylang — Sensual, soothing and exotic.

🌿Patchouli — Opening, grounding and mysterious.

🌼Chamomile — Soothing, strengthening, and soft.

Some Ways to Use Essential Oils Safely

In a roller ball — Add 4 drops (2 percent) of essential oils to a 10 ml roller ball and fill with oil. If it’s for a headache or other pain, you can use 5 percent which would be 10 drops. Add in some dried herbs and flowers and take advantage of their skin benefits.

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In a spray — Add 24 drops of essential oils to a 2 oz spray bottle. Add witch hazel and distilled water.

In an inhaler – There are inhalers that are made just to use with essential oils that you can purchase from places like Amazon. It contains a cotton stick inside on which you put essential oils. You can open the inhaler and breathe in the fragrance whenever you need to.

In a mug — Add boiling water to a mug and then add essential oils. Breathe in.

In a diffuser — Follow directions that come with the diffuser.

In the bath — Try some of the blends below by putting them in some carrier oil and adding it to the bath water. Or, try this body scrub recipe.

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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or any other carrier oil of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 5–10 drops lavender essential oil


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and coconut oil until well combined. You can adjust the amount of sugar or oil to achieve your desired consistency.
  2. Add the dried lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, and lavender essential oil to the sugar and oil mixture. Stir until the flowers are evenly distributed throughout the scrub.
  3. Transfer the scrub to a clean, airtight container for storage.
  4. To use, take a small amount of the scrub and gently massage it onto damp skin in a circular motion. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
  5. Store the remaining scrub in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks.

Cozy Essential Oil Blends

Warm Vanilla Chai:

3 drops Vanilla

2 drops Cinnamon

2 drops Cardamom

1 drop Clove

Spiced Citrus Delight:

3 drops Orange

2 drops Cinnamon

2 drops Ginger

1 drop Clove

Woodland Retreat:

3 drops Cedarwood

2 drops Pine

2 drops Juniper Berry

1 drop Frankincense

Cozy Comfort Blend:

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Ylang-Ylang

2 drops Bergamot

1 drop Patchouli

Holiday Cheer:

3 drops Peppermint

2 drops Orange

2 drops Fir Needle

1 drop Nutmeg

Autumn Spice:

3 drops Cinnamon

2 drops Clove

2 drops Ginger

1 drop Orange

Soothing Lavender Mint:

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Peppermint

2 drops Eucalyptus

1 drop Lemon

Vanilla Woods:

3 drops Vanilla

2 drops Sandalwood

2 drops Cedarwood

1 drop Frankincense

Citrus Burst:

3 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Lemon

2 drops Bergamot

1 drop Lime

Relaxing Floral Blend:

3 drops Chamomile

2 drops Lavender

2 drops Geranium

1 drop Ylang-Ylang

If you enjoyed these recipes, you might like my self-care books: The Cozy Bath, Skincare for Relaxation, or Radiance and Ritual: Skincare and Self-Care for the Winter Season

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