11 Awesome Essential Oil Blends That Smell Like Candy

I never would have thought about candy essential oil blends unless a friend interested in making body scrubs hadn’t asked me about them.

She specifically wanted to know about essential oil blends that smell like cotton candy.

So I did a little research and this article is what I found out.

How To smell like cotton candy using Cotton Candy Essential Oil blend

There are essential oils that smell like a variety of candies and essential oil blends that smell a lot like cotton candy!

Remember, we all smell things differently so some of these essential oil blends may not smell sweet to you.

Essential Oils That Can Be Used To Make Cotton Candy Blends

Cotton candy is known for its sweet, sugary, and light aroma.

While it might be challenging to exactly replicate that aroma with essential oils alone, you can certainly create a blend that captures the essence of cotton candy.

Some of these essential Oils can be combined to make a scent similar to cotton candy:

  • Vanilla 
  • Lavender 
  • Orange 
  • Benzoin 
  • Ylang Ylang 
  • Grapefruit
  • Bergamont
  • Sweet Orange
  • Geranium 

Cotton Candy Premade Essential Oil Blends

There are a few essential oils you can buy on Amazon that claim to smell like Cotton Candy.

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Cotton Candy Essential Oil

Essential Oil Blend Recipes That Smell Like Candy

Remember that essential oils are potent, and a little goes a long way. Start with a small amount of each oil and adjust the ratios according to your preference.

You can blend these oils together and use the blend in a diffuser, as a room spray, or in a carrier oil for personal use. 

Keep in mind these blends might capture the essence of cotton candy, the aroma might not be an exact replica due to the complexity of the cotton candy scent.

It’s all about finding a blend that brings joy and reminds you of the delightful cotton candy experience.

Cotton Candy Diffuser Blend #1

  • 9 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
  • 6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Cotton Candy Essential Oil Blend

Cotton Candy Diffuser Blend #2

  • 3 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Vanilla Essential Oil

Essential oils that smell like cotton candy

Cotton Candy Diffuser Blend – Young Living Oils

  • 4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Stress Away Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang

Cotton Candy Room Spray Blend 


    • 2 tablespoons distilled water
    • 1 tablespoon witch hazel or vodka (acts as an emulsifier)
    • 15-20 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
    • 10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
    • 8 drops Geranium Essential Oil
    • 5 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil


  • Use a clean and empty 4 oz (120 ml) glass spray bottle
  • Add distilled water and witch hazel (or vodka) to spray bottle
  • Add each essential oil to the mixture.
  • Shake before use

Before spraying the room, perform a patch test on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn’t stain or damage surfaces.

Once you’re satisfied, lightly spritz the room spray around your living space to enjoy the cotton candy-inspired aroma.

Cotton Candy Essential Oil Blend

How To Use Candy-Smelling Essential Oil Blends

These oil combinations can be used in your DIY beauty blends or in a diffuser.

You will need to adjust the drops according to what you are using it for.

If you don’t like the smell start over or if it needs to be stronger add a few more drops of oils.

The great thing about using essential oils is that you can experiment to your heart’s delight until you get the scent you love!

For a diffuser simply drop these oils in your favorite essential oil diffuser or diffuser jewelry and you are good to go.

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Essential Oil Blends that smell like candy.

Essential Oil Blend That Smells Like Bubble Gum

  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil

Bubble Gum Essential Oil Blend. Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang and eucalyptus

Candy Shop Essential Oil Blend

Make your home smell like a candy shop.

  • 5 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • 4 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

Essential Oil Blend that smells like a candy shop


Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend #1

This blend smells so good together!

  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil 

Check out my other Christmas blends in this post.

Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend

Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend #2

This blend is a little different with fir needle, peppermint, and cinnamon.

Gum Drop Essential Oil Blend

  • 1 drop clove essential oil
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

Gumdrop Essential Oil Blend

Essential Oil Blend That Smells Like Candy Corn

Halloween and candy corn go together right?

  • 1 drop frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

Candy Corn Essential Oil Blend


Diffuser Blend That Smells Like Jelly Beans

  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops juniper essential oil
  • 1 drop citrus fresh

How Do You Mimic Cotton Candy Flavor?

I didn’t realize this but it’s actually a mix of raspberry and vanilla syrups (not extracts) that gives a taste similar to cotton candy.

Perfumes That May Smell Like Cotton Candy

There are a few perfumes that incorporate sweet and gourmand notes reminiscent of cotton candy. 

  • “Pink Sugar” by Aquolina: a popular fragrance known for its cotton candy scent. It’s a gourmand fragrance with notes of cotton candy, caramel, vanilla, and licorice.
  • “La Vie Est Belle” by Lancôme: This perfume is a well-known gourmand fragrance that combines sweet and floral notes. It features notes of iris, praline, and vanilla, which can evoke a cotton candy-like aroma.
  • “Bonbon” by Viktor & Rolf: Bonbon is a luxurious gourmand fragrance with notes of caramel, mandarin, orange blossom, and peach. It has a sweet and indulgent scent that might remind you of cotton candy.
  • “Sugarful” by Parfums de Marly: This fragrance is inspired by sweet treats and sugary delights. It features notes of cotton candy, caramel, bergamot, and orange blossom, creating a sweet and playful aroma.
  • “La Nuit Trésor” by Lancôme: La Nuit Trésor is a more sensual fragrance with oriental and gourmand notes. It includes notes of caramel, vanilla, and raspberry, creating a rich and seductive scent.

Now You Tell Me? Have A Favorite Candy-Scented Blend You Want To Tell Me About?

Have you ever made a candy-scented essential oil blend? Comment below and tell me your favorites.


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Reader Comments

  1. Ok these sound waaay too fun! I can’t wait to give them a try! Thank you… i’m Pinning them all for later!

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      Yes, some of these smell sooo good!

  2. Andrea Nichole says:

    Do the cotton candy and bubble gum ones really work?? I want these scents for my skincare products but don’t want to use synthetics.

  3. Stacy Russell says:

    I do think these blends smell good together but what I think smells like cotton candy my daughter doesn’t. It’s sorta trial and error because your chemistry reacts to the oils differently.
    I couldn’t find any premade oil blend that didn’t have “natural perfumes” or fragrance.
    If you find one, please let me know.

  4. Jennifer says:

    This is a weird one, but I think orange and dragonsblood together smell like those old, gritty, two-toned Smartees lollipops from penny candy places…

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      I remember those!
      I will have to try that combo and see what I think.

  5. Nita Henson says:

    How many drops each would be needed to put into a roller bottle?

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      Hi Nita,
      I haven’t tried using those scents in a roller bottle but I bet that would be great!
      You could experiment by doubling the drops in a recipe and adding them to a roller bottle and then fill the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil.
      Let me know if you try it.

  6. Karrie Collom says:

    When you say vanilla…. like vanilla extract??

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      Vanilla isn’t technically an essential oil but it’s different than the extract. There are a few different brands. I think like most oils they all smell a little different to each person.
      Edens Garden has a nice vanilla. https://amzn.to/2UOYaEO

  7. Julianne says:

    I never tried these kind of essential oils but they totally capture my interest. Can’t wait to try them, they sound really yummy.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful list.

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for commenting.

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