8 Essential Oils and Blends for Chinese New Year

As we prepare our homes and hearts to welcome an auspicious and prosperous Chinese New Year, what better way to enhance the festive spirit than with the aromatic wonders of essential oils?

Infusing our living spaces with the captivating scents of essential oils not only adds a touch of luxury, but also creates a sensory experience that resonates with the essence of the season.

Join us in this article as we explore our 8 favourite essential oils and blends to diffuse for Chinese New Year. Each essential oil has been carefully selected for its aroma, therapeutic properties and unique symbolism to bring prosperity, joy and positive energy as we begin the new Dragon year.

1. Abundance Blend

A blend that was made specially to celebrate positive beginnings, Abundance is the perfect blend to use during Chinese New Year to usher in prosperity, wealth and positive energy all year long!

Each essential oil in this synergy blend was handpicked for their unique symbolism and positive energy. Diffuse this in your home to welcome the new year with open arms, amplifying your life energy and ushering in an abundance of opportunities and good fortune!

You can also use it in a roll-on, which is infused with Citrine gemstones. Citrine is the stone for wealth, prosperity, happiness, motivation and life force. It is believed to carry the energy of the sun, symbolising warmth, light and success. It amplifies the transformative benefits of the essential oils, infusing the roll-on with an extra layer of vibrancy. As you apply this roll-on to your pulse points, you not only enjoy the delightful scents but also invite the empowering energy to attract wealth and positive energy, fostering a sense of wellbeing and optimism.

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2. Believe Blend

As we celebrate a new year and new beginnings, it's time to start believing in yourself!

Embrace the spirit of hope and positivity with our Believe essential oil blend, a delightfully warm and mood uplifting blend for the auspicious occasion of Chinese New Year. Believe combines carefully selected essential oils to foster a sense of renewal and encourage a positive outlook, creating an atmosphere filled with possibilities anad joy.

To enhance your festive experience, you can diffuse Believe essential oil blend or simply place the scented reed diffuser in your home. We love to display this at our entryway as it not only looks good, but also greets your guests with a touch of positivity and sets an inviting tone for the coming year.

You can also use the roll-on as a natural perfume, letting it inspire confidence and optimism wherever you go.

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3. Sweet Orange Essential Oil

A bright and happy oil, Sweet Orange reminds us of sunshine and radiates a cheerful aroma that instantly uplifts the mood, creating an atmosphere filled with positivity and vibrant energy.

This is a universally loved and versatile essential oil that symbolises good fortune, positivity and happiness, making it one of our favourites for Chinese New Year!

Diffuse Sweet Orange in your home and let its zesty and uplifting aroma bring about a sense of positivity and happiness for you and all your guests. What's more, it also purifies the air at the same time, making your home not only joyous but also revitalising for a truly delightful experience.

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4. Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil has a gentle and floral aroma. When diffused, it infuses your home with a sense of tranquility and uplifts your mood, instantly transforming any space into a spa.

Geranium is known for its calming properties and it enables us to embrace balance and harmony. It promotes our wellbeing and emotional equilibrium, setting the perfect tone for a joyful new year.

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5. Lime Essential Oil

Lime essential oil embodies the energetic and vibrant essence of freshly squeezed limes. Its refreshing and citrus aroma stimulates our senses and fills the air with a burst of energy.

Diffuse Lime essential oil to invoke a sense of freshness and vitality. With its invigorating scent, it is an ideal choice for energising your surroundings and fostering a lively atmosphere when you are entertaining friends or family over the dinner table!

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6. Red Mandarin Essential Oil

The bright and fruity notes of Red Mandarin essential oil makes it a go-to choice to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Red Mandarin's sweet yet citrusy aroma captures the essence of celebrations and brings forth feelings of joy and relaxation.

This is a delightful addition to your Chinese New Year festivities and your guests will be sure to enjoy the refreshing and uplifting notes that Sweet Mandarin brings to the occasion!

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7. Bergamot Essential Oil

Expressed from the aromatic peel of bergamot oranges, Bergamot essential oil has a unique and perfectly balanced scent with both citrus and subtle floral notes.

Bergamot essential oil opens our heart chakra, inviting a sense of emotional balance and harmony, while its uplifting aroma promotes a positive and serene state of mind.

Diffuse this essential oil to create an ambiance of warmth, prosperity and positive beginnings.

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8. Patchouli Essential Oil

Ready to unwind after a day of festive celebrations? Patchouli essential oil is the perfect companion for relaxation.

With its earthy and grounding aroma, Patchouli envelops you in a soothing embrace, helping to release tension and promote tranquility.

Diffuse this in your favourite space to create a grounding and calming atmosphere, allowing the aroma to relax your mind and body as you embrace serenity amidst the excitement.

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Ways to Diffuse Essential Oils at Home

  • Use a diffuser for continuous scenting and uplifting aromas all day long. Our tulip diffuser is stylish, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your space while infusing it with delightful scents.
  • Opt for a nebuliser, which allows you to diffuse essential oils without the hassle of adding and changing water.
  • Apply one to two drops of essential oil on a handkerchief or tissue paper for a personal and portable touch.
  • Put a few drops of essential oils on wooden stones or pinecones for gentle diffusion all day long.
  • Add to an unscented reed diffuser for a subtle and consistent release of scents.


Let the power and enchanting scents of essential oils uplift your spirits and set the stage for a joyus and prosperous Chinese New Year.

May the delightful scents and symbolic properties of these essential oils bring prosperity, joy and a renewed sense of positivity to your celebrations.

From all of us at Nila Singapore, we wish you and your family a very happy Chinese New Year!

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