If you fancy giving Santa’s elves a run for their money this Christmas, challenge yourself and have fun by making a hand-crafted and thoughtful gift. If your idea of the perfect present is something natural but also packs a punch, here’s a guide to the six best homemade gifts containing essential oils.
Geranium and Coconut Oil Body Scrub
Perfect for scrubbing away those festive sins.
- 100 grams granulated sugar
- 175g coconut oil
- 50 drops of Geranium essential oil
Combine all ingredients together, preferably one of a festive theme, and decant into your chosen tub.
Blissful bath bombs
To make someone’s wintery bath all the merrier, drop this bomb into the mix.
- 2 tsp any essential oil
- 115g baking soda
- 50g citric acid
- 50g Epsom salts
- 1 tsp water
- 2 drops food colouring
Combine dry ingredients together in a bowl before adding the oil and colouring. Keep mixing as you add in the water and roll into baubles. Leave to dry for a couple of hours.
Lavender heat beanie
Whip up a fragrant heated treat.
- Long grain rice
- Lavender oil
- Cotton fabric
Cut and fold your chosen fabric into rectangles. Leaving a 1/4 inch seam, stitch the sides together. Remember to leave a small opening for your rice!
Pop the rice and lavender into a funnel and pour into the bag, using as much rice as you require. Tuck the ends in with a stick.
For a gift that exudes radiance, try making this treat for the skin.
- 5 drops Frankincense essential oil
- 1 tsp vitamin c powder
- ½ tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1/8 tsp vitamin e oil
- 1 tsp water
Whisk ingredients in a bowl. Using a funnel, transfer your final mix into a jar and your gift is ready to present!
To give someone that festive smell long after Santa has jaunted off on his sleigh, you will need:
- Soy wax
- Essential oils of your choice
- Glue dots
Stick your wick to the bottom of the jar with a glue dot and heat the wax in a double pan. Once the soy has melted, add 10 drops of essential oil and your festive candle is made.
Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with this relaxing oil.
- 50ml Sweet Almond Oil
- 15 drops of these Essential Oils:
- Juniper Berry
Mix ingredients together and decant into a dark bottle (to help preserve the oils). Now you’re ready to wrap it up and put under the tree.