DIY gifts are a popular, heartfelt alternative to gifting commercial items. Best of all, you can put your own spin on it. Use gift wrapping and decorations that match your styles and tastes. Or try to personalize your gift idea to the preferences of your loved one.
Essential oils are an excellent way to bring some personality to your house. Plus, you can display your creative skills to friends and family members. They are also part of a gifting solution that doesn’t break the bank. DIY Essential oil recipes make unique and meaningful gifts. Plus, you can step up your gift wrapping game with some beautiful natural looks! Shop here for the best natural gift wrapping materials.
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With Christmas is approaching soon, I’m going to show you how to make your own natural gifts. All you’ll need are your essential oils and a few other simple ingredients. Making DIY essential oil gifts is simpler than you think!
1. Luxurious Body Sugar Scrub
Essential oils are excellent for use in the bathroom. Sugar scrubs are a super easy essential oils DIY to make. You wouldn’t believe how fast and cheap you can make these. And I bet you have the ingredients in your pantry already! Add fractionated coconut oil for that extra bit of moisturizing qualities.
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. This must be my favorite gift idea of all times. I’ve gifted this so many times already!
Start with a basic Lemon sugar scrub recipe. If you feel adventurous, make a oatmeal-honey variation. You can also opt to use Himalayan sea salt instead of your regular salt for that extra luxurious punch! Or substitute the recommended oils with your own essential oil blend combination.
Honestly, with sugar scrubs, the sky is the limit! Use your full imagination to create a sugar scrub recipe that matches your tastes, style, or available oils.
2. Essential Oil Candles
Nothing says “Holidays” more than beautiful scented candles. If you don’t want to use an essential oil diffuser, a natural scented candle is your best alternative. For your festive DIY candles, use holiday inspired essential oil blends or stick to simple scents such as Cinnamon, Cassia or Sweet Orange. Essential are extremely potent and provide scent and additional health benefits to your home.
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.
Customize this DIY bath salt gift by using your preferred essential oils or homemade essential oil blend.
Easily dressed up in a mason jar, this DIY bath salt recipe makes a beautiful gift that’ll surely get used.
4. Essential Oil Roller Bottles
Within it, the essential oils will be properly diluted and your giftee can start enjoying aromatherapy right away. Also, they won’t need an essential oil diffuser to start enjoying the beautiful natural scents.
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.
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 blends. Plant Therapy’s KidSafe Germ Destroyer blend works great for a household that has little ones running around. Feel free to spice up this awesome hand soap recipe with your own choice of oils, too.
You will need a few extra ingredients such as castile soap and aloe vera gel. 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
Buy a simple melt-and-pour soap base, and customize your creation with an essential oil blend of choice. You’ll also have to decide 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. You can also shape your soap into simple squares. Wrap them with a piece of paper to complete that ultra-natural DIY gift look.
7. Room Sprays
Introduce essential oils to your loved ones with a simple, homemade 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 have natural sanitizing properties, making them ideal for making cleaning products for your house. Mix and match your essential oils to find the scent you like best. Just 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 in your Christmas gifts can offer valuable nourishment to your skin. Aromatherapy can improve the air quality in your home, or support your emotional well-being.
Making your own products using essential oils is an excellent means to save money on Christmas gifts, and stay within a budget.
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