10 Utterly Blissful Ideas for Homemade Gifts With Essential Oils

Essential oils as a gift
Stress runs parallel with the 21st century lifestyle. Even the little of things around us, from work-overload, constant honking of the traffic, to relationship problems, all can lead to tension and anxiety. So what do we do to get rid of this 'Stress'-named monster off our shoulders? Aromatherapy might just be the solution you are looking for. It is the use of essential oils from plants to reduce stress and improve physical and mental well-being.
When do we love receiving gifts the most? On some special occasions? Is it on birthdays? Oh, or Christmas?, Nah.. I don't think so. The best kind of gift is the one we get without a reason, when it's just an ordinary day, no anniversaries, no nothing. The "Just Because I felt like it" gifts are the best. So, if you want to remind your loved ones how much you love them, give them a small little gift when they least expect it.

What would make these gifts even more wonderful is if you made them yourself instead of hoping from mall to mall in their search. Making homemade essential oil gifts could be just the thing as they make a really sensible and useful gift. Essential oils can prove to be great de-stressers, plus they are easy peasy to make.
Simple Yet Wonderful Essential Oil Gift Ideas for You!
Salves & Ointments
A Jar of Homemade Salves and Ointments
Salves have both medicinal as well as cosmetic benefits. They are truly helpful for healing dry skin, rashes, burns, insect bites, scratches, cuts, and scrapes. You can store a jar-full of salve to use throughout the winter. All you need to do is mix some beeswax, a few drops of tea-tree essential oil, coconut oil, calendula flowers extract, St John's Wort, and some herbs, and you have got yourself an amazing herbal ointment.
Bath Salts
A bottle of lavander essential oil bath salts
There is nothing more relaxing than a hot bath after a hard long day. Bath salts are a perfect add on to the hot tub to relax your sore muscles and sooth your nerves. Bath salts are surprisingly easy to make at home. The things you will need are 4 parts coarse sea salt, 2 parts epsom salt, and a few drops of your favorite fragrant essential oil. You could use lemon grass oil or rose oils or any other depending on your taste. Make sure to store it in an airtight container.
Scented Candles
Lit up Scented Candles on a table
Scented candles are my personal favorite on the gifting list of homemade products. Making candles at home is inexpensive and really fun.(Of course, you need to take proper precautions not to create a mess.) The best part about them is that you get to experiment with your choice of colors, shapes, and fragrances. Lavender, chamomile, lemon grass, ylang-ylang are some of the best aromatherapy fragrances.
Body Scrub
Glass bottles of Homemade Body Scrub
An alternative to using harsh soaps that may harm your skin is creating your own homemade gentle body scrub. Choose an essential oil depending on your skin type - 'Dry/Normal/Oily'. If you have oily skin, try using jojoba oil, but if your skin is dry, you should go for almond oil or olive oil. Select an exfoliating agent like flax seed, brown sugar or oatmeal to create the scrub.
Lip Balm
A small jar of pink strawberry lip balm
Lip care is every woman's basic requirement, but that does not mean you have to spend a lot on buying cosmetics. Make an organic and delicious lip balm at home for yourself or gift it to your girlfriends. The recipe for healthy lips requires beeswax, shea butter (if not available, use petroleum jelly), little bit of honey, and strawberry or peppermint essential oil. You can also add a few drops of Vitamin E oil if your lips are seriously chapped.
Oil Reed Diffuser
lemon grass, orange, vanilla, lavender and tea-tree Oil reed diffuser with reed sticks
Essential oil lovers will absolutely adore getting gift baskets containing reed oil diffuser. Adding scented candles and potpourri will make the basket complete and perfect. So how do you make a reed oil diffuser? Simple, take a glass bottle/jar with a narrow mouth. Mix a carrier oil (safflower oil or almond oil) and essential oil (rosemary/cinnamon/wild orange/lavender) and pour it in the bottle. Place a few reed diffuser sticks in the bottle and enjoy the beautiful sensuous aroma.
Makeup Remover
A bottle of homemade natural makeup remover and a ball of cotton
Stay organic and away from toxins by making your own makeup remover with natural products. Just make sure to use diluted essential oil as this product goes straight to your face. Mix witch hazel, coconut oil, distilled water, vitamin E oil (optional), lavender oil, frankincense essential oil, and tea-tree oil.
Foot Spray
A spray bottle  with homemade essential oil foot spray
A bottle of foot spray goes well with a goodie bag of bath utilities. A homemade herbal foot spray is the best solution for athlete's foot or stinky feet. Mix together rubbing alcohol, witch hazel (a natural astringent), apple cider vinegar, few drops of tea-tree oil, cinnamon essential oil, peppermint oil, and rosemary oil. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and use when needed.
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Scented Pine-cone Decor
A bowl of scented pine-cones
Scented pine-cones are the easiest homemade gift for Christmas. The idea itself is self-explanatory. All you need to do is grab a few perfect looking pie-cones and sprinkle them with your most favorite essential oil fragrances and you are good to go.
Herbal Spice Potpourri
Potpourri spread in a bowl
Nothing says home better than a whiff of herbal spiced potpourri. It's the perfect gift for the holiday season you can give yourself. Gather all the spices that you like in a glass bowl - cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves, star anise, cardamom, vanilla sticks, etc. You can also add dehydrated fruit slices like oranges and apples. Add a few drops of essential oils like vetiver oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil, wild orange oil or ginger oil. Well, now you have your own summer in a bowl.
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