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7 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Using Essential Oils!

by Janice Ferguson on Nov 01, 2021

7 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Using Essential Oils!

Looking for homemade gift ideas this Christmas? Essential oils are one of our favourite ingredients for thoughtful and unique DIY gifts.

From body scrubs and bath salts to Christmas ornaments and play dough, check out these 7 affordable homemade gift ideas using essential oils below!

Homemade Himalayan salt scrub

Himalayan salt scrubs are incredibly nourishing for our skin, while being packed with over 84+ trace minerals for an extra wellness boost! Simply pair Himalayan salt with your favourite essential oils to create a beautiful homemade gift.

You’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups of finely ground Himalayan pink salt
  • 8 tablespoons of your chosen carrier oil (we recommend Almond, Jojoba or Grapeseed)
  • 10 drops of your chosen essential oils. Try grapefruit, lemon and wild orange for a zesty fragrance, or lavender, bergamot and geranium for something more floral.

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight glass jar. 

Homemade dried fruit Christmas ornaments 

Homemade Christmas ornaments are a fun, easy gift idea for friends and family! These DIY Christmas ornaments will also add a beautiful fragrance to the home with the addition of your favourite essential oils.

To create your own dried fruit Christmas ornaments, you’ll need:

  • Thinly sliced citrus fruit (such as oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruits)
  • Essential oils
  • Twine

Lay fruit slices flat on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for approximately 2 hours. Once the slices have cooled, add 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oils, and use the twine to create a loop for hanging. You can use a mix of different citrus fruits to add a pop of extra colour!

Homemade essential oil playdough

Essential oil playdough is a wonderful gift idea for children! Encourage creativity and sensory play with this homemade Christmas gift.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups coloured water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 drops of your chosen essential oils

Combine all ingredients (except the essential oils) in a saucepan and stir well. Once combined, place on a medium heat and use a spatula to gently stir until a ball is formed. Don’t overcook, as your mixture may become too dry. 

Remove from the heat, let cool on parchment paper, then knead essential oils into the mixture until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container.

Homemade body oil

This indulgent DIY body oil gift can be created using just 2 natural ingredients! Simply add 40 drops of your chosen essential oils (we love sweet orange, lavender, patchouli and frankincense) to a 100ml glass bottle. Top with 100ml of sweet almond oil and shake well. 

A note for your gift recipient: This body oil is best applied after jumping out of the shower, while skin is still damp. Simply massage gently into the skin for maximum hydration!

Homemade essential oil bath salts

Nothing beats a hot bath, especially when it’s enriched with beautifully fragrant bath salts! Homemade bath salts are surprisingly easy to prepare, and make fantastic gifts for your loved ones. 

You’ll need 6 parts Himalayan salt to 3 parts Epsom salts and 1 part baking soda. Mix ingredients together before adding a few drops of your desired essential oils. Store in an airtight container to keep out moisture!

Homemade essential oil body butter 

This natural DIY body butter combines the goodness of shea butter and cocoa butter with nourishing essential oils. 

You’ll need:

  • ⅓ cup shea butter
  • ⅓ cup cocoa butter
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup jojoba oil or sweet almond oil
  • 15-30 drops essential oils

Use a double boiler to combine all ingredients except essential oils, and stir continually over a medium heat until all ingredients have melted. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool before moving to the fridge. Allow the mixture to cool for another hour, until it’s starting to harden but remains slightly soft. Then, use a hand mixer to mix for 10 minutes until “whipped” or fluffy. Add your chosen essential oils and whip for another minute before storing your gift in a glass jar with a lid.

Homemade essential oil room spray

A relaxing aromatic room spray is the perfect gift idea for yoga or meditation lovers! Fill a clean spray bottle with distilled or filtered water, then add 10-20 drops of your chosen essential oils. We'd suggest using calming oils like lavender, sandalwood, cypress or chamomile.

Homemade essential oil perfume

Gift your loved ones something totally unique with a signature perfume. You can create your own DIY essential oil perfume with the following ingredients:

  • Essential oils of your choosing
  • A 10ml glass roller bottle
  • A carrier oil with a neutral scent (like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil)

Use your essential oils to create your desired fragrance - whether that’s floral, fruity or something more earthy. 

Some of our favourite essential oils for perfume include:

  • Grapefruit
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Bergamot
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Cedarwood
  • Patchouli

To create your perfume, add 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle. We recommend mixing between 2-4 oils together to get a sense of what you like, and which scents work well together. Then, fill the remainder of the roller bottle with your chosen carrier oil and mix well!

Shop our range of essential oils online here at Inspire Me Naturally to help you create the perfect homemade gifts this Christmas.

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