If you love and use essential oils, making DIY gifts with essential oils is the best way to lavish your family and friends with gifts that will not only show you care, but gifts that will also make them feel special.
Making homemade gifts using essential oils can be very rewarding, both because you know you are gifting the best, but also because you’ll be saving money and the environment. Many times, when you make gifts using essential oils, you can recycle old glass containers, sweaters, tee-shirts, etc. I LOVE it when I can give new life to old, used items in my home!
Today I bring you lots of ideas for gifts you can make with your essential oils: perfect for family and friends, but also for co-workers, classmates, teachers, and neighbors. Here are some great Christmas gifts using essential oils.
Favorite DIY Gifts With Essential Oils
Energizing Lemon Sugar Scrub
This vibrant, energizing lemon sugar scrub is easy to make and the perfect way to spoil a deserving hard worker in your life: your mother or grandma, your child’s teacher, or your bets friend 😉
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- 2.5 cups of white sugar
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 5 drops lemon essential oil (optional: the sugar scrub already smells AMAZING even without the oil. If you use the lemon oil, make sure you stay out of the sun, since all citrus oils are photosensitive, and you risk getting sunburned)
- cute glass containers
Here are my favorite glass jars for my sugar scrubs:
LUFFY Nano Marimo Jar – Clear Empty Heart shaped Glass Bottle with Cork Stopper – Perfect for Aromatherapy Oils, Party Favors, Spices, Bath Bubbles and DIY ProjectsCouronne Co. 8.5 Ounce Glass Jar with Wooden Spoon and Cork (Plain)Nakpunar 12 pcs, 8 oz Round Glass Jars for Jam, Honey, Wedding Favors, Shower Favors, Baby Foods, Canning, spicesGrant Howard Terrines Preserve, Canning and Pickling Glass Jar, 10 oz, ClearKate Aspen, Square Glass Favor Jar, with Cork Stopper, Petite Treat, 12 CountCTKcom Glass Jar Bottle Mason Jar, Milk Glass Storage Glass Square Glass ,with Cork Stopper, Set of 6(Milk Jar)
Cinnamon Vanilla Lotion Bars
If you suffer with dry hands, heels or elbows you’ll love these moisturizing lotion bars! See recipe and instructions here.
Want a more relaxing lotion bar scent? Try these Honey Bee Chamomile Lotion Bars.
Peppermint Coffee Sugar Scrub For Lips
Use this peppermint coffee sugar scrub to perk up and rejuvenate your lips! Recipe here.
Here’s an ingenious way to use up a bottle cap to make your own diffuser necklace.
Easy Homemade Soap
Get step by step directions here.
Easy Solid Perfume
This easy to make solid perfume is the perfect gift for any girl (or guy for that matter)! Easy to carry everywhere, and scented with your favorite essential oil blend, you can give this to everyone on your list. Instructions here.
What you need to make your own solid perfume:
Viva Naturals Sweet Almond Oil, Hexane Free for Skin and Hair, 16 oz / 473 mlEmpty Slip Slide Round Tin Containers for Lip Balm, Crafts, Cosmetic, Candles, Storage Kit by MagnaKoys 1/2 Oz (5)Your Natural Planet (Now Beesworks®) BEESWAX PELLETS, YELLOW, 1lb
DIY Organic Calming Play-doh With Lavender and Magnesium
What a great gift idea for little ones! Made with essential oils, this calming play-doh is the perfect gift for a child or a teacher 😉
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Cute, fun and refreshing gift idea for a hostess, holiday or birthday gift.
More Holiday Gift Ideas With Essential Oils
There are many more holiday gift ideas. For example, you can give the gift of natural cleaners. This book would be great for an essential oil beginner. Here’s my review, and some recipes from the book.
While we are on natural cleaning ideas, you can gift a jar of homemade dryer sheets with essential oils (you can make this gift with everything recycled).
These homemade sugar scrub recipes are very easy and also versatile: change the oils you use, and you have a completely new, and different gift. Or, if you prefer a salt scrub, check out these recipes.
Now, if you want to make a longer lasting gift, you can try your hand at making some terracotta essential oil jewelry.