Trending Essential Oil Blends for 2023

The essential oils market is growing, as businesses and consumers are creating unique fragrances. While consumers mix essential oils in their home diffusers, businesses mix them into their products to create brand-defining scents. Keep reading to explore essential oil blends that will set the tone for each season in 2023.

Winter 2023 Essential Oil Blends 

Forest Fragrances

  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint

This blend of essential oils creates a fragrance that mimics the cool outdoor air in the winter season. Eucalyptus oil has a sharp, medicinal smell — much like rosemary. The addition of peppermint provides a fresh and minty note to the blend. Altogether, the blend of eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint essential oils is profound in aromatherapy, which promotes clear breathing.

Festive Citrus

  • Grapefruit
  • Cardamom
  • Geranium
  • Cinnamon

Citrus scents, especially orange, are among the most popular essential oils. In winter, people are more open to grapefruit’s stronger and sharper fragrance. The sour scent pairs well with many other essential oils, but we recommend a mix with cardamom, germanium, and cinnamon in winter. These oils facilitate a complex, festive-themed fragrance with sweet, fruity, and floral tones.


  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli
  • Lavender

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood is one of the most popular essential oil fragrances year-round, and it mixes well with other earthy scents. In winter 2023, consider mixing cedarwood with frankincense oil and a small amount of patchouli oil. The sweet and musky scents mix with cedarwood to create a powerful home fragrance. To balance the scent, incorporate light and floral lavender oil in your product.

Spring 2023 Essential Oil Blends 

Lavender & Cardamom

  • Lavender
  • Cardamom
  • Niaouli

Lavender Essential Oil

Among all the essential oil fragrances, Lavender is the most popular. The floral scent is a great addition to many fragrance blends, and it pairs especially well with cardamom. The harsh niaouli scent makes this spring fragrance robust, though only a small amount is recommended.

Meadow Flowers

  • Jasmine
  • Geranium
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver

In the spring, fragrance enthusiasts are especially passionate about floral scents. Fragrances like jasmine and geranium mix well with the vetiver essential oil, which smells like soil and warm grass. With some vanilla to add a layer of sweetness, this fragrance blend mimics a bright meadow — captivating the masses during the spring season. 

Magnolia & Yuzu

  • Magnolia
  • Yuzu

Magnolia and yuzu essential oils mix to create a straightforward blend that captures the bright aesthetic of the spring season. Yuzu is a mild citrus, similar to orange and grapefruit — but less potent. Meanwhile, magnolia has a sweet and floral scent known for its freshness. In this blend, we recommend using considerably more magnolia essential oil than yuzu; the blended scent is reminiscent of spring orchids.

Summer 2023 Essential Oil Blends 

Lemon & Herbs

  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Spearmint

Lemon and herbs are a classic blend of scents that many consumers easily recognize. With herbal essential oils like thyme and rosemary, the fragrance mix is calming and natural, almost medicinal-like. Consider adding the spearmint essential oil for a sharper scent.

Flowers & Bergamot

  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Ylang ylang

Bergamot, a yellow-green variant of oranges with floral and herbal hints, is the perfect summer scent in 2023. Consider mixing this essential oil with flowery scents in the summer. Lavender is always a great choice, and the semi-sweet, earthy ylang-ylang flower both make great additions to the diffuser or fragrance blend. With both floral scents alongside the bergamot, this essential oil blend echoes the fun, bubbly side of the summer season.

Sandalwood & Lime

  • Jasmine
  • Lime
  • Sandalwood

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Among home fragrances, sandalwood is one of the most beloved scents year-round. Meanwhile, limes are summer fruit, so the scent trends are high in the season. The smooth, round scent of sandalwood blends perfectly with the sour citrus. With lime and jasmine both, this fragrance blend speaks to the beach-going season.

Fall 2023 Essential Oil Blends 

Spiced Bergamot

  • Fennel
  • Bergamot
  • Clove
  • Frankincense

While bergamot blends greatly with floral essential oils in the summer, the citrus scent matches perfectly with spicy essential oils in the fall. We recommend fennel and small amounts of clove and frankincense. Fennel essential oil smells peppery, like anise or licorice, and clove and frankincense scents have wood properties. The resulting scent blend is sweet, spicy, and earthy — a perfect home fragrance for feeling cozy during autumn.

Citrus & Fir

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Fir

This blend of 3 essential oils is simple and uplifting. Orange and lemon are a traditional pairing, and the rich scent of fir wood balances the citrus aroma much like spice scents do. 

Autumn Chai

  • Cardamom
  • Clove
  • Cassia
  • Ginger

Cardamom Essential Oil

The home fragrance market trends toward coffee and tea scents during the fall seasons. Specifically, consumers love tea scents mixed with potent spices — akin to a “spiced chai”. Cardamom is a popular tea scent known for its calming aura. Consider pairing it with fragrances of clove, ginger, and cassia, which is similar to a less-pungent cinnamon. For a sweeter fall fragrance, substitute the sharp ginger fragrance in favor of vanilla. 


Throughout 2023, trends will shift the essential oils market and routinely redefine the most popular fragrances. While scents like lavender and cedarwood are consistently popular, consumers always look for home fragrances that match the current season.  

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