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6 homemade gifts you can make using essential oils

30 Mar 2023


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.

You’ll need:

  • 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.

You’ll need:

  • 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.

You’ll need:

  • 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.

Brightening serum

For a gift that exudes radiance, try making this treat for the skin.

You’ll need:

  • 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!

Festive candles

To give someone that festive smell long after Santa has jaunted off on his sleigh, you will need:

  • Soy wax
  • Wicks
  • 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.

Massage oil

Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with this relaxing oil.

You’ll need:

  • 50ml Sweet Almond Oil
  • 15 drops of these Essential Oils:
  • Peppermint
  • Sandalwood
  • Juniper Berry
  • Ginger

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.

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