DIY Holiday Gifts your Friends and Family will Love
A few years ago I really started to get into the DIY gift scene but let me be clear I'm not crafty. I just love a good self-care gift or homemade treat to share with others. When I got my hands on the most amazing essential oils I had ever smelled plus they worked; I couldn't stop making gifts with them to spread the goodness. So I would love to share with you some of our favorites that we have been making for a few years now. They are a hit with everyone!
Here's the kicker! You can't just use any essential oil off the shelf. I know, you may have heard this before but I'm here to tell you from actual experience; it's true. The benefit and the quality comes from 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. Don't they all say that? Well, here's the difference so you can tell. Do you know where they are sourced from? Does the company own their own farms? Are they cheap? Do they use pesticides on their plants and how do they distill them? Seriously, these are all questions you want to be asking before you pick the essential oils you are going to be using for your family and the gifts you are going to make others.
When you do use quality essential oils you will see a difference in your body physically and emotionally. It's the best thing ever!
Now back to the gifts after we got that important info out of the way. What's better than a gift that says, "take care of yourself" or "use this and you will relax". Especially for the ones we know never take care of themselves or buy themselves anything to do a little self-care.
DIY Self-Care Gift Ideas
Epsom Salt Ornaments or Jars
1 clear ornament or glass jar
1/4 cup pink Himalayan salt
10-15 drops Essential Oil (your choice)
A handful of dried herbs or flowers
Mix it all together and fill the ornament or jar.
Some Scent ideas:
Silent Night: 10 drops Lavender, 5 drops Stress Away
Joy to the World: 15 drops Joy
We Three Kings: 15 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Myrrh
Candy Cane Lane: 10 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Vanilla
The possibilities are endless.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup coconut oil or other carrier oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or Vanilla EO
2 drops Cinnamon Bark or 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 drops Ginger Essential Oil or 1/2 tsp ginger
2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil or 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
Mix everything together and put into the jar.
We have also made this one with Christmas Spirit.
Body and Room Sprays
1 tsp witch hazel or hydrogen peroxide
10-20 drops EOs
Put witch hazel or hydrogen in the bottle, then EOs and then fill with distilled water.
You can give this gift with a cute hand towel, scarf or bag.
EOs of choice
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Stress Away
Joy to the World
20 Drops Joy
All is Calm
10 drops Valor
10 drops Orange
10 drops Frankincense
Merry and Bright
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Vanilla
10 drops Lemon
These rollers are cute made in sets and put into cute tins. You could give the Silent Night one with a eye mask or soft blanket. The Joy to the World roller would be fun with a good book or cute pair of earrings. There are so many possibilities.
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