12 Smells of Christmas

Learn why founder Salvatore Battaglia chose each of these blends in the video below
Blog by founder Salvatore Battaglia

I don’t know about you, but The Twelve days of Christmas song evokes such fond memories of Christmas. I’ve never been sure of the true significance of each of the gift; however, this song became the inspiration for Perfect Potion’s annual 12 Smells of Christmas collection.
Christmas is the time to express our heartfelt thanks to all the people in our lives – our family, our loved ones and friends, our work colleagues and everyone else in our life – for whom we are sincerely grateful.
I am sincerely grateful for your ongoing support and for making Perfect Potion part of your daily ritual.

Each year, I select 12 classic Perfect Potion blends to be the 12 Smells of Christmas.
What is your perfect potion favourite blend?
I am sure you will find your favourite in this collection – which is offered at a very special price.

Let me share with you a little about each of the 12 beautiful blends that make up this year’s 12 Smells of Christmas…

Spa Escape

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Spa Escape essential oil blend so that I can feel the luxury and nourishing rejuvenation of a spa retreat.
When was the last time you were pampered in a spa? If you are too busy this Christmas to escape to a luxurious spa, why not bring the feeling of being at a day spa into your home with our beautiful Spa Escape blend.
Experience the benefits of a spa retreat as you inhale the blissful aromas of joyful mandarin, relaxing lavender, revitalising geranium, invigorating ginger, optimistic coriander seed, vibrant may chang, and opulent ylang ylang create the perfect atmosphere for the ultimate spa escape.


On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Mindfulness essential oil blend so that I can feel centred and grounded.
Over the years I have come to understand the many benefits of mindfulness practices. I have come to understand how effective aromatherapy can be in supporting us on our journey to being more mindful and present.
Experience the benefits of mindfulness as you inhale the spiritually harmonising aromas of atlas cedarwood, buddha wood, black spruce, lavender, lemon, Santalum spicatum and vetiver.

Positive Vibes

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Positive Vibes essential oil blend so that I can be enveloped with optimism and joy.
Positive psychology states that people have better mental health outcomes when they experience more positive emotions, and what I love about aromatherapy is that it can elicit these feelings of joy and happiness therefore helping us flourish. Positive Vibes is the perfect blend of essential oils for this purpose.
Experience happiness and optimism when you diffuse the bright, refreshing aromas of sweet orange, mandarin, pink grapefruit, lemon myrtle, rosemary and sweet fennel.

Hug Time

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
a big warm hug with Hug Time essential oil blend.
Hug time blend was originally created as a very special wedding present for one of my managers in Japan. The wedding day was one of the most magical experiences I have ever had. When you have a friend who needs a big hug – Hug Time is perfect.
Experience this beautiful, nurturing blend that nourishes the heart and envelopes you with love and kindness when you diffuse the rosy, musky delicate floral blend of sweet orange, palmarosa, geranium, patchouli, ginger, ylang ylang and rose absolute.

Bask in the Sunshine

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Bask in the Sunshine essential oil blend so that I can feel the vitality of the sunshine that warms and gladdens your heart.
Bask in the sunshine is one of the five very special blends in the Listen to Nature kit. It is bursting with the energy and warmth we experience when we spend time safely in the sun.
Experience the beautiful, radiant warmth of the sun when you diffuse this revitalising aromas of bergamot, ginger, pink grapefruit, may chang, mandarin, petitgrain and sweet orange. Bask in the Sunshine embodies the essence of summer and basking in the sunshine.

Green Goddess

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Green Goddess blend so that I can feel the vitality and spirit of perfect potion.
I am often asked, ‘what is the scent in the shop? I want that scent!’
That scent is an infusion of everything in our shop, but there is one blend that best embodies this.
It is Green Goddess, which was created to celebrate Perfect Potion’s 20th anniversary. It is a very special blend of 23 pure essential oils which reflect the healing and nurturing energy of our team at Perfect Potion.
I all too often receive special thanks from friends and customers who have visited a Perfect Potion shop and commented on the amazing experience they had, not just with the product, but with our amazing team. Green Goddess was created with the input of all the Perfect Potion team, it is for this reason that it is a very special and magical blend.

Soul Comfort

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Soul Comfort essential oil blend so that I can comfort and nurture my soul and lift my spirits.
It is not surprising that Soul Comfort was created in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic lockdowns. So many of us were -and still are- experiencing anxiety and distress as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns. Soul Comfort gently supports us and gives us the courage to face the unknown and the challenges we experience every day in our life.
This special blend of bergamot, buddha wood, frankincense, geranium, hinoki wood, lavender, lemon, sweet orange, patchouli, rose absolute and Santalum album is harmonising, nurturing and spiritually comforting.

Chakra Balancing

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Chakra Balancing blend so that I can balance my chakra energy centres.
I like to describe the chakras as holistic framework for understanding the relationship between our physical body, mental body, emotions and our subtle and energetic body. Essential oils can be used at a more subtle level to balance our chakra energy centres, and in doing so, we can create harmony and balance our body, mind and soul.
This special blend of 25 pure essential oils helps relieve feelings of energy imbalance – sweet orange, bergamot, lavender, ylang ylang, mandarin, geranium, cold pressed lime, patchouli, frankincense, atlas cedarwood, vetiver, clary sage, rosemary, rose absolute, Santalum spicatum, cypress, ginger, juniper berry, may chang, neroli, sage, everlasting, jasmine absolute, pink lotus absolute, and rose otto.


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Celebration essential oil blend so that I can take the time to celebrate the special things in life.
This blend is bursting with so much joy and fun. Its makes one bold statement – it’s time to celebrate!
Create a joyful and festive atmosphere with this uplifting and vibrant blend of sweet orange, ylang ylang, palmarosa, aniseed, lemon myrtle and rose absolute.


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Relax essential oil blend so that I can unwind, rest and enjoy time with family.
This is one of our oldest blends, and it even predates Perfect Potion. Yes, before Perfect Potion, Relax was one of the blends I created for my first business called The Garden Party, where I first sold aromatherapy products at the local craft markets in the 1980s. I still smell it today and go, wow what an amazing blend. I love it as much as the day I created it over 35 years ago.

The Christmas hustle and bustle is almost over and now is the time to create a tranquil, calm and harmonious environment for you and your family to enjoy.


On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Noel essential oil blend to add some Christmas spice to my life.
What does Christmas smell like?
Noel epitomises the scent of a delicious Christmas pudding, with its luscious spicy and revitalising aromas.
Celebrate Christmas and fill the air with the spicy, joyful scents of sweet orange, bay, pine, clove and nutmeg… the scents of the Christmas season.