With Christmas and the holidays right around the corner, many of us are clamoring to find perfect gifts for those very special people in our lives. However, it can become a challenge to buy something for someone that seems to already have everything, right? So, how do you find the perfect gift?
Today, we will go over 14 easy to make DIY essential oil recipes that make perfect and unique gifts. Not only will you be giving them a heartfelt gift that you worked on yourself, you are also gracing them with the many benefits essential oils have to offer. These gifts will definitely not go to waste or end up at the bottom of the closet once all the excitement of the holidays is over.
1. Homemade Roller Bottles
A homemade roller bottle with essential oils is a great gift for someone who loves having the power of aromatherapy at home and on the go. This kind of application is safe to use and easy to make.
To make a roller bottle, you will need to get your hands on a roll on bottle. There are stainless steel roller balls as well as plastic roller balls. You always, however, want to be sure you use only a glass roller bottle for your essential oils otherwise the sunlight may destroy the integrity of the oils.
Next, you need a carrier oil. Coconut oil has a great shelf life and is a great option for a roller bottle. Then you need a single essential oil or a blend of essential oils. Lavender essential oil, for example, is good for stress relief while lemon and eucalyptus have immune boosting properties.
Fill your roller bottle with approximately 10 ml of your carrier oil and then add a few drops of your essential oil then you are done!
If you are feeling adventurous, try blending oils to make a totally unique and personal gift.
No time to prepare? Utama Spice has three amazing essential oils rollers to chose from.
2. Homemade Scrubs
For another easy, homemade gift, you can also try your hand at homemade scrubs. Not only do they feel and smell wonderful, there are also many benefits for one’s health and skin. These scrubs can remove the dead layer cells on the surface of the skin, leaving your skin feeling smooth.
To make the scrub you just need an exfoliant such as sea salt, sugar, ground coffee, or oatmeal and a carrier oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil are a few great choices.
Then comes the essential oils:
- For normal skin – 10 drops of lavender, 6 geranium, and 4 ylang-ylang.
- For oily skin – combine 8 drops of sandalwood, 6 lemon, and 6 lavender.
- For dry skin – use 8 drops of sandalwood, 6 geranium, and 6 rose.
- For sensitive skin – use 6 drops of chamomile, 4 drops of rose oil, and 2 drops of neroli.
These should be added to approximately 1/3 cup of your carrier oil.
3. Creative Bath Bombs
For the bath lover on your list, you can make bath bombs by combining a cup of baking soda, ¾ cup of citric acid, ¾ cup of Epsom salts, 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 10-12 drops of your chosen essential oils. This mixture should be placed in a metal bath bomb mold to set.
4. DIY Lip Balms
For lip balm gifts, simply combine cocoa butter, coconut oil, and almond oil to a double boiler. Stir frequently as the oils melt and combine. Add a citrus essential oil such as orange, lemon or lime to the mixture and stir. Transfer the mixture into small jars or tins and cool before closing the lids.
5. Powerful Hand Scrubs
For a powerful hand scrub, combine sugar, olive oil, and lavender essential oil in a mason jar. Stir well and add oil as you see fit. This is a simple easy gift you can make for several people and doesn’t take much time to get done.
6. Bath Oil Gift Set
To make a bath oil gift set, fill a two ounce dropper bottle with the carrier oil of your choice and leave some space at the top to add in your essential oils. This gives you a 2% dilution. Again, you can choose whatever essential oils you want, so this gift can be easily customized for the people on your list.
7. Bath Soaks
For a relaxing bath soak gift, combine 4 drops of lavender with 3 drops of cedarwood and place in amber glass bottles. You can create a number of combinations using different oils. This gift set will help create an amazing bath soak gift set that will help the recipient relax and soak away their stress. All they need to do is add a few drops to their bath water before getting in.
8. Sweet Dreams
For a cream to help the insomniac on your list drift out to dream world, combine ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup shea butter, 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil, 15 drops of lavender and cedarwood.
9. Scented Room Sprays
In a spray bottle, combine 15 drops of your chosen essential oil, add one teaspoon of salt, and stir the mixture. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and you have a scented room spray everyone will love.
10. Mason Oil Candles
Who doesn’t love candles? Melt soy wax over low-medium heat and then add up to 100 drops of your favorite essential oils. Make sure to anchor a wick at the bottom of the mason jar by pouring a small amount of wax in and then pour the remainder of the wax mixture into the jar.
11. Essential Oil Perfume
Take 20 drops of a base essential oil like vetiver or ylang-ylang and add it to 30 drops of rose, lavender, or geranium with 15 drops of bergamot or orange essential oils. This makes a beautifully scented and natural perfume.
You can also mix 4 ounces of vodka, with 20 drops of orange, 20 drops of peppermint, and 30 drops of frankincense for a holiday inspired essential oil perfume.
12. Aromatherapy Playdough
For this adult version of aromatherapy fun for stress relief, combine 1 cup flour with ½ a cup salt, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 cup water, 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, and 8 drops of your essential oil. You can then color the playdough with food coloring.
13. Homemade Soap Gifts
Homemade soap is a great way to save money while reducing the amount of potentially harmful anti-bacterial chemicals we use every day.
14. Bath Salt Ornaments
Lavender and orange are great essential oils to use for relaxation while promoting a good nights sleep. To make these ornaments, combine 2 cups Epsom salt, 2 tablespoons baking soda, a few drops of peppermint oil, and red food coloring (optional) and then place the mixture into plastic bulb ornaments.
140 thoughts on “14 homemade essential oil gifts for the holidays”
bath salt ornaments…neat idea
I love all the natural and DIY recipes for making holistic and natural remedies and beauty treatments. My husband struggles with backache and can really benefit from using some of these products.
I love them. Great Gifts.
what wonderful remedies! I love natural products.
really love the smell of these products and the massage oils are great!
These look like great products.
very cool! thanks for sharing!
I would really use the scented room spray so my room can smell good and fresh.
This is all super useful for someone just getting into essential oils! Thanks!
I’ve never tried essential oils before but these look great and make me excited!
I am wondering if the coconut oil would harden up if not in a warm place? I love the adult play-dough idea!
love this! homemade gifts are great.
Very super gifts of products to help your personal hygiene
wow these sound like great gifts I can make myself
I didn’t realize it was so easy. These are great ideas. I might try making my own lip balm!
Thanks for these gift ideas.
Thank you for the great gift ideas.
these are amazing diy gifts for friends and family wow.
GREAT GIFT IDEA
Thanks for the info. Interesting ideas
I love these ideas. Everyone appreciates a personalized gift.
these are great gift ideas. thanks
Thank you for the great gift ideas.
I love the bath bomb idea!
Such great gift ideas! Essential oil is so popular this year
I love essential oils and the homemade roller bottles are a great idea!
Great Holiday or Birthday Gift Ideas
I love these gift ideas! Thanks for sharing such super ideas!
This sounds kike a good idea!
I love using the essential oils for making my own cleaners. these are also nice gift ideas!
Nothing better than giving a homemade gift! Thank You!
I am a big fan of essential oils and these are fabulous gift ideas. Thank you!
Wow, did not know I could make my own essensial oils… Thanks
Love the idea of a homemade bath oil gift set! Nice!
Oh my gosh how inspiring this post is. I’m so grateful to you all for sharing your wonderful gift giving ideas. I can’t wait to make some of these.
I would love to try essential oils
I’m just getting into essential oils and would love to make my own.
I love these ideas for the holidays! I have a few friends that would love these as gifts!
Learning about oils they sure do wonders so glad I found them
Very interesting article. I just started using essential oils recently.
very interesting,,just now getting to learn more about this
Great cost saving ideas!
Such fantastic gift ideas! Everyone can benefit from many of these and they are so special to be made personally. Holistic, healthy and healing!
These are not only great gift ideas, but fun activities to do on rainy days with the kids. Can’t wait to make some bath bombs!
I love handmade soaps and bath items and I often make them as gifts. Thanks for this article.
I never would have thought of making bath salt ornaments, but love the idea!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Loved the Lip Balms one!
Gonna try it for sure.
I love natural remedies and products . I want to try making them myself .
The aromatherapy dough sounds incredible, might have to keep it for myself though
I can’t wait to try to make one of these!
Oh, I’m a huge fan of scrubs. I would love trying to make homemade scrubs or receiving them.
make it personal
Would make a great gift.
I love, love, LOVE the playdough idea. What a great idea for adults and kids alike!
Thank you for sharing such great ideas! I can’t wait to try some of them!
Orange flavored probably smells nice.
I am dedicated to living a more natural holistically minded lifestyle and I will be incorporating many of these ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!
I have been wanting to try making my own bath bombs and definitely will now!
Great post would never have thought of making my own I’m going to experiment to try and help with my anxiety
I’ve made several of these as gifts. Bath salts and lip balms are easy to make.
Hi, this question may sound weyrd, but why do we need to use a carried oil for the first gift(I mean the roller bottle)? is it posible to fill the bottle only with essential oils?thanks!
That wouldn’t be recommended. Essential oils are concentrated and shouldn’t be used directly on the skin.
Making anyone of these gifts instead of buying them would save so much money.
The playdough sounds so cool!
Great ideas for making your own.
Lovely idea x
I like the idea of roller bottles
I would love to try my hand at making soap!
So many things to try and make. The first one I’d like to try is making lip balms.
My lips get chapped and dry and I would need these first.
Thank you for the great gift ideas
my daughters want to make stuff like this, i thought it would be really hard but maybe not?
Unique ideas…and everyone appreciates homemade gifts
Awesome gift ideas!
Thanks for the great gift ideas
Great gift ideas!
I love these gift ideas. The Bath Salt Ornaments sound neat!
Such great gift ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.
Great ideas – must try some
I have made many of these using various essential oils. Homemade healthy gifts are always appreciated by friends and family.
Definitely an interesting set of gift ideas!
Made my life stress free
i like the ideas of this and then i love to give gifts to alot of people
Wow, now I have something to give to my wife this chinnese new year !!!
THESE WOULD MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
love em all
These recipes all sound so great and easy to make. I like the ones with lavender specifically.
What great products!! I would love to try them all out!!
The diy aromatherapy lip balms are a cool idea
These are really great gift ideas. I just started buying essential oils, the usage ideas are endless.
Essential oils are concentrated and should always be treated like this.
You can definitely save a lot of money by doing this
Those lip balms look really nice!
These are great gift ideas!
I love different oils, they are good for different things, also ideal for presents
I love nature remedies
Great products, wonderful ideas
Great gift ideas. I love the bath bombs!
I will have to remember this for the next holiday giving season.
The roll on essential oils are great to carry in your purse or pocket. Small and convenient.
I keep seeing Cream of Tarter.. what does that do?
Homemade is better
These oils are the best! You should try them to!
I have oily skin. It would be great to receive these products!
They all sound so lovely and soothing!
i would love to try the scrubs to give as gifts
I would love this!
Ooh I definitely want one too..Thanks for Sharing
Homemade gift giving? I love the idea. Money is kind of tight but this is something I can do, plus it’s more personal than just a gift card.
Love the idea of these oils. something to look into
The playdough project is golden, even for a grown 31 year old like myself!!
I made bath salts for Christmas gifts. And some for myself of course.
Handmade gifts are so much more thoughtful
i’m going to try the frankensence holiday receipe but wonder why u r using vodca as a primary carrier. there must be an acceptable alternative.
I love DIY so these are all great.
I have heard a lot about essential oil helping people would love to try it
The bath bombs and scrubs are my favorite ideas! They’d be great gifts anytime of the year too.
My girls would think I’m a genius if I make some of these. I know they would love the bath bombs and scrubs especially well.
These are really great thanks for the information
love the bath bombs
Excellent article very interesting the bath bombs my favourite
Super gift ideas I will keep so I can use them in the next Holiday season.
These ideas are great. I have only made a scrub so far.
Give me the lemon one, I love using essential oils, so calming!!
Amazing ideas for women! It’s great that you can also buy the essential oils if you don’t have time or ingridients to prepare them.
Essential oil gifts are the best DIY gifts and show thoughtfulness and caring. Will try the lip balm DIY soon.
I would love to try the diy lip balms we use a lot of that in Vermont
I love making things with essential oils. Thank you!
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