Essential oils are excellent for use in the home, in addition to being unique and meaningful gifts.
Christmas is approaching soon, and not all of us thrive in the holiday shopping spree mindset.
DIY gifts are a popular, heartfelt alternative to gifting commercially purchased items. Best of all – you can put your own spin on it. Use gift-wrapping and decorations that match your styles and tastes – or the preferences of your giftee.
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Essential oils are an excellent way to bring some personality to your house and display your creative skills to friends and family members. They are also part of a gifting solution that doesn’t break the bank.
I’m going to show you how to make your very own natural gifts using your essential oils and just a few other ingredients. Making DIY essential oil gifts is simpler than you think!
7 quick + easy essential oil DIY gift ideas:
- Luxurious Body Sugar Scrub
- Essential Oil Candles
- Bath Salts
- Personalized Essential Oil Roller Bottles
- Foaming Hand Soap
- Bar Soaps
- Room Sprays
1. Luxurious Body Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are an incredibly easy essential oils DIY to make. You wouldn’t believe how fast and cheap you can make these. And I bet, you probably have the ingredients in your pantry already!
A sugar scrub gift is also easy to dress up. Use a cute mason jar with a holiday-themed lid, or red-green yarn wrap to kick it up a notch.
The linked article includes a basic Lemon sugar scrub recipe, plus 7 different variations for oatmeal-honey, or using Himalayan sea salt (as an example).
As with all things essential oils, the sky is the limit and you can use your full imagination to create a sugar scrub recipe that matches your tastes, style, or available oils.
2. Essential Oil Candles
Candles are best to make in batches as you’ll be needing a double-boiler to melt the wax in. Avoid too much clean-up and get yourself producing gifts for everyone in no time!
3. Bath Salts
Bath salts as a gift are a hit no matter the gender of your loved one! You can make muscle-soothing bath salts for the sporty men in your life – or a relaxing self-care scented bath salt for your best friend or mom.
It’s possible to customize this DIY bath salt gift by using your preferred essential oils.
Easily dressed up in a mason jar, this DIY bath salt recipe translates wonderfully into a beautiful gift that’ll surely get used.
4. Personalized Essential Oil Roller Bottles
Within it, the essential oils will be properly diluted and your giftee can start enjoying aromatherapy right away.
Again, you can style and personalize these DIY roller bottles depending on which empty rollers you buy. They don’t have to be brown/black. Amazon has plenty of cute choices for gold, purple, red, white, or anything in-between.
Just make sure you buy a product with dark amber glass as the base, so that the essential oils retain their therapeutic qualities and lifespan.
5. Foaming Hand Soap
Rivaling the popular Young Living Thieves® hand soap, you can use any alternative germ-busing essential oil blend – even Plant Therapy’s KidSafe Germ Destroyer blend works amazingly – to spice up this cool foaming hand soap recipe.
You will need a few extra ingredients such as castile soap and aloe vera gel, so unless you have these kicking around your pantry, plan ahead just a little bit to make sure these beautiful hand soap gifts are ready in time.
6. Bar Soaps
You purchase a simple melt-and-pour soap base, and then customize your creation with essential oils of choice, and the decision on which soap molds to use. Christmas trees are seasonal and cute – but I’ve also used hearts, stars, sea shells, or flower-shaped molds before. If you’re a purist, certainly you can also make simple squares – and wrap them with a piece of paper to complete that ultra-natural gift look.
7. Room Sprays
Introduce your loved ones to the power of essential oils with a simple, homemade essential oils room spray. I’ve also made an adaptation here for an organic car freshener spray.
While the article linked focuses on a yoga mat spray, the same disinfecting oils and qualities can be simply sprayed into the room – or bathroom, for example. Don’t shy away from this recipe just because it says ‘Yoga’. Try it out to disinfect your upholstery, car carpets, pet-traveled corners of your favorite lounging chair, etc.
Some oils, like lavender and lemon, have natural sanitizing properties, making them ideal for making your own cleaning products for your house. Mix and match your essential oils to find the scent you like best – but make sure you stay within the recommended amount of drops used.
Essential oils are among nature’s most productive ingredients. After trying a few of these DIY recipes, you will not ever look at essential oils the same again.
Using essential oils can offer valuable nourishment to your skin, improve the air quality in your home, or support your emotional well-being. They are extremely potent and provide scent and additional health benefits to your home.
Making your own products utilizing essential oils is an excellent means to save money on Christmas gifts, and stay within a budget.
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