DIY Christmas Gift ideas Using Essential Oils!
by Janice FERGUSON on Dec 14, 2020
When it comes to thoughtful Christmas gift ideas, you can’t go past something homemade for a truly personal touch! So with the festive season just around the corner, we wanted to share our favourite DIY gift ideas using essential oils.
Essential oils aren’t just beautifully fragrant - they also have added health and beauty benefits, too, making them the perfect ingredient for a homemade gift. From body scrubs to natural perfumes, keep reading for some DIY Christmas gifts you can make at home using essential oils (without breaking the budget!)
Himalayan salt and essential oil body scrub
A luxurious salt scrub is the perfect gift idea for your loved ones, and couldn’t be easier to make. We love using Himalayan pink salt combined with coconut oil and essential oils for an all-natural scrub that filled with nourishing properties!
To make your own salt scrub Christmas gifts, start with an airtight glass jar. Simply mix ¼ cup of Himalayan salt with ¼ cup of coconut oil (sweet almond oil also works well!) and then add 10 drops of your favourite essential oils. Some combinations we love include lemon and lavender, grapefruit and ginger, and patchouli and geranium. Attach a colourful ribbon and heartfelt note, and you have yourself a super quick and beautiful homemade gift!
Natural bath bombsFor friends and family who love a relaxing bath soak, DIY bath bombs are a simple and thoughtful gift idea. By using natural essential oils, your bath bombs will be incredibly fragrant while also providing aromatherapy benefits, too! To make your own natural bath bombs, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1 cup of citric acid
- ½ cup of cornstarch
- ½ cup of natural coconut oil
- 8-10 drops of your chosen essential oils
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, and mix well until you’re left with a soft dough. Place the dough into silicone sphere molds and let sit for 24 hours. You can then wrap your bath bombs or place them into a cute gift bag, ready for the lucky recipient!
Essential oil perfume spray
Essential oils make the best natural perfumes! Why not treat someone special to a homemade perfume spray, custom made to suit their personality?
To create your own DIY perfume spray, simply fill a small spray bottle with ¼ cup distilled water before adding 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and 25-30 drops of your favourite fragrant essential oils. Some delicious blends to use for inspiration include:
- Whisper + Wild Orange
- Lavender + bergamot + marjoram + geranium + lemon + frankincense
- Bergamot + patchouli + Ylang Ylang
Think about the recipient of the perfume and the kind of scents they love – fresh and fruity, soft and floral, or something deeper and muskier – and tailor your blend to suit! You can shop our entire range of essential oils online here.
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