5 Favorite Evergreen Essential Oil Aromas

5 Favorite Evergreen Essential Oil Aromas

Posted by Kathy Sadowski on on Oct 26th 2021

The aroma of evergreen trees has a magical way of bringing up warm memories of good times had in the Winter months and during the holiday season. Their scents remind us of a winter wonderland hike and family traditions.  Their mood is uplifting with a calm grounding connection to nature.

While evergreen aromas are favorite scents to enjoy around the holidays, they can also offer useful benefits:

  • Evergreen essential oils are commonly seen in muscle rub blends for their warming effect.
  • These essential oils have also been used to help clear breathing during stuffy nose season.
  • They can be a great choice in cleaning and deodorizing recipes.

Below is a list of my 5 favorite evergreen essential oil aromas along with a brief description and an easy essential oil diffusing blend to try. 

Cedarwood Virginia (Juniperus virginiana)

Aroma: Woody, dry, and calming

Description: This long-lasting base note is a favorite in perfumery for its masculine and grounding components. It can also be useful to help repel bugs, whether it is moths in the closet or mosquitos in the back yard.

Blends especially well with: Other woody notes, clary sage, orange, lavender, ylang ylang, and frankincense

Diffusing essential oil blend: Warm Calm

  • 2 drops of cedarwood Virginia essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of orange essential oil


Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Aroma: Woodsy, earthy, and slightly smoky and green

Description: This warming essential oil can be beneficial in a nurturing blend. It has been historically used to ease grief associated with a loved one passing.

Blends especially well with: Other woody notes, orange, petitgrain, bergamot, and jasmine

Diffusing essential oil blend: Woodsy Masculine

  • 2 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops of cypress essential oil
  • 3 drops of petitgrain essential oil


Fir Needle (Picae vulgaris)

Aroma: Fresh, green, and reminiscent of Christmas trees

Description: Fir needle’s aroma is warm and stimulating. It is great to diffuse for a festive mood. Or, it can be added to cleaning recipes for its delightfully deodorizing strength.

Blends especially well with: Cinnamon, juniper berry, frankincense, lemon, black pepper, pine, and clary sage

Diffusing essential oil blend: Holiday Spirit

  • 1 drop of cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 1 drop of frankincense essential oil
  • 6 drops of fir needle essential oil
  • 2 drops of black pepper essential oil


Pine Needle (Pinus sylvestris)

Aroma: Evergreen, woodsy, and refreshing

Description: Pine and fir needle both offer a scent that sparks holiday memories. Pine can be used in cleaning recipes and in respiratory blends.

Blends especially well with: Frankincense, myrrh, eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, clove, and black pepper

Diffusing essential oil blend: Fresh and Clean

  • 3 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops of pine needle essential oil
  • 3 drops of lemon essential oil


Spruce Needle (Picea mariana)

Aroma: Green, woody, soft, and sweet

Description: Spruce offers a refreshing scent that is softer than other evergreen notes. This is a good essential oil to use in muscle rub recipes.

Blends especially well with: Woody scents, lavender, rosemary, bergamot, sweet fennel, and tangerine

Diffusing essential oil blend: Muscle Warmth

  • 2 drops of ginger root essential oil
  • 3 drops of spruce needle essential oil
  • 3 drops of juniper berry essential oil
  • 2 drops of black pepper essential oil

Note: Certain essential oils can be contraindicated with certain medical conditions.  Review more information about each essential oil and ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drub Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.