15 Best Sweet Smelling Essential Oil Recipes

There are many essential oils and blends that smell fresh & sweet to me.

But of course, an oil I think is sweet may not be to you.

For instance, you could be thinking about the sweetness of candy or cookies while I might be thinking of peppermint or orange.

In this post, I’ve collected some of the best DIY recipes, diffuser blends, and uses for your sweet-smelling essential oils. 

Give a few a try and let me know which ones you like best.

Sweet Smelling Diffuser Blends

Sweet Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

I’ve collected sweet-smelling essential oil diffuser recipes for you to try or maybe they will inspire you to mix up your own blend.

Remember, if you don’t like the smell just pour it out and start over. Experiment until you find the blends you love.

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Citrus Blend

3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops Lime Essential Oil
2 Drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
1 Drop Grapefruit Essential Oil

Wake Up Blend

2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
2 Drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Wake Up Sweet Essential Oil Diffuser Blend


5 Drops Lime Essential Oil
3 Drops Tangerine Essential Oil
3 Drops Orange Essential Oil

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Citrus Air

2 Drops Cypress Essential Oil
2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops Green Mandarin Essential Oil
2 Drops White Grapefruit Essential Oil

Afternoon Lift

2 Drops Lime Essential Oil
2 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
2 Drops Tangerine Essential Oil
2 Drops Spearmint Essential Oil

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Sunny Daze

6 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
4 Spearmint Essential Oil
1 Orange Essential Oil

Cotton Candy

3 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
2 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
1 Drop Vanilla Essential Oil

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I Want Candy

4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
1 Drop Orange

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Vanilla Rose

4 Drops Vanilla Essential Oil
3 Drops Rose Essential Oil

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Pumpkin Spice

3 Drops Cinamon Bark Essential Oil
2 Drops Ginger Essential Oil
2 Drops Cardamom Essential Oil
2 Drops Clove Essential Oil

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Sweet Smelling Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Sweet Essential Oil Blends To Buy

Depending on your idea of sweet scent you’ll find floral blends, citrus blends, and single oils like peppermint at Simply Earth.

If you prefer to shop on Amazon I’ve put several different brands I’ve purchased in my Amazon Shop.

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Sweet Smelling Essential Oils For Skin

When I think of essential oils for skin I think of Tea Tree or Lavender but there are a number of sweet-smelling oils that are good for your skin.

Ylang Ylang, geranium, rose, or the citrus oils like grapefruit and orange have many skin benefits.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Best known for balancing and regulating oil production in the skin and hair to prevent excessive dryness and oiliness. It soothes inflammation and irritation on the body and the scalp while strengthening skin and hair.

Geranium Essential Oil

Helps improve skin elasticity and smooth the skin promoting blood circulation helping to heal bruises, broken capillaries, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, ringworm, and other skin conditions.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

This sweet and a little bit bitter is commonly used to fight fatigue, muscle aches and help curb sugar cravings but did you know it can also be used to make cellulite cream and fight the bacteria and greasiness that can cause acne blemishes. 

Cellulite Cream – Mix together 30 drops of grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil in a small jar.  Apply to legs liberally. 
Acne Cream – Mix together 2 drops of grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil (or jojoba oil). Apply to acne 1 to 2 times daily.

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DIY Recipe for Hair Perfume Using Essential Oils


Sweet Smelling Essential Oils For Your Hair

This sweet-smelling DIY Hair Perfume by Doterra is full of some of the best essential oils for hair—Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Grapefruit, and Lavender oil.

Lightly spray it on your hair to keep it smelling sweet and fresh but feel free to switch up the essential oils used in this recipe to create your perfect aroma.


⅓ cup rose water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 drops Ylang Ylang oil
4 drops Rosemary oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil
3 drops Lavender oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil
Note: You can purchase rose water at most health food stores in the soap and hygiene aisle.


  1. In a fine-mist glass spray bottle, add rose water, vanilla extract, and essential oils. Add more or less essential oils depending on your preference.
  2. Shake and spray on hair as desired.

*Please note that citrus essential oils are photosensitive and can lighten your hair if exposed to UV rays.

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Sweet And Citrus DIY Lip Balm

Simply Earth shared this great recipe when they released their August subscription box

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For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 Tsp Beeswax
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Almond Oil
  • 6 Drops Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend (or essential oil of your choice)


  1. In a double boiler (or microwave in short intervals) melt beeswax, almond oil, and coconut oil together.
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Stir for at least 30 seconds.
  3. Quickly pour the mixture into lip balm tubes. (Tip: use a funnel or pour the mixture into a container with a spout to make pouring easier.)
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature before using.

Let me know what you think?

Will you try any of these sweet-smelling essential oil recipes?

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Reader Comments

  1. Wild Sunrise soaps says:

    which ess oil blend would i use for cookies and cream

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      That’s a new one. Hmm, I would try vanilla and chocolate. I also saw a fragrance oil on Amazon with a few reviews indicating it smelled just like cookies. It’s used to make candles: https://amzn.to/3fV8skE

  2. Is that citrus blend for lip balm a strong smell or light?

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      I’d start with just a few drops of oil and test it. You can always add more if needed.

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