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20+ Easy Homemade Essential Oil Gifts for Christmas

Christmas-Sell essential oils-Christmas gifts

20+ Easy Homemade Essential Oil Gifts for Christmas

In this post you’ll find 20+ of my favorite gifts to make with essential oils.

These are easy DIY recipes and ideas to make amazing Christmas gifts for almost everyone on your list – your mom, friends, sister, teachers, and even your husband.

There are recipes and instructions for bath bombs, perfume, cooling foot cream, soap, whipped body butter, coffee scrub, diffuser necklaces, dryer balls, sugar scrub, mugs, sugar cubes, bath salts, foaming hand soap, gel air freshener, rooms sprays, lip balm, salt scrub, dry body oil, beard balm, men’s cologne, ornaments, heating pad, shower melts, reed diffuser, roller bottles, and lotion bars.

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these recipes as much as I have.

hristmas-Bath Bombs for the bath-Christmas GiftsHomemade Bath Bombs

Are both a fun activity & a great Christmas gift!  See below for essential oil blends to customize your bath bombs for Christmas.

baking soda–  Helps to detoxify and alkalize your body, while also softening skin and leaving it feeling silky soft

citric acid– this what makes the bath bomb fizz.  Well actually, it’s the combination of water, 1 part citric acid, and 2 parts baking soda that causes the fizzing.  I love to see bath bombs twirling, spinning, and rocketing around my tub.  It’s even cooler when you add other little bath bombs inside your big bath bomb and they make it spin even faster and shoot out different colors (those are called embeds, but that’s  for another post on another day).

cornstarch– softens skins and helps it feel silky soft, also helps to harden the bath bomb

cream of tartar– helps harden the bath bomb

lakes– color the bath bombs (and doesn’t stain your tub)

mica (optional)- adds a little sparkle to your bath bomb and bath water

apricot kernel oil – lightweight oil  which allows bath bomb to float on top of the water as it fizzes .  Plus it’s full of vitamins A, C, and E, and antioxidants, making it extremely nourishing for skin.  It’s known for its ability to soften and recondition the skin.

essential oils– wonderful therapeutic benefits (see below)

lavender: eases feelings of tension and soothes occasional skin irritations, lime:  uplifting to the body and mind, spearmint:  combats fatigue and helps with emotional support, cedarwood: promotes relaxation, bergamot: calming and provides skin purifying benefits, wild (sweet) orange: uplifting to the body and mind, Roman chamomile: calming effect on skin, mind, and body, patchouli: grounding, balancing effect on emotions.  Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections, frankincense:  promotes feelings of relation and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, ylang ylang: lessens tensions and pressure, promoting a positive outlook.  Promotes mood while having a calming effect, sandalwood:  grounding and balancing with a mediation-like effect, geranium:  promotes appearance of clear, healthy skin

CANDY CANE= 12 drops peppermint

STRESS RELIEF= 6 drops eucalyptus + 6 drops spearmint

WINTER WONDERLAND= 6 drops peppermint + 4 drops bergamot + 2 drop cypress

SILENT NIGHT= 6 drops lavender + 6 drops cedarwood

CHRISTMAS TREE FOREST= 5 drops fir (any) + 5 drops spruce + 2 drops peppermint + 1 drop wintergreen (optional)

HOLIDAY JOY= 4 drops orange + 4 drops peppermint + 4 drops frankincense

SWEATER WEATHER= 6 drops eucalyptus + 4 drops juniper berry + 2 drops sage

FROSTED CITRUS= 5 drops orange + 5 drops grapefruit + 2 drops spearmint

Holiday Joy Essential Oil Perfume. Christmas-Perfume reciepies-Christmas Gifts

All it takes is two ingredients and a little time. Here’s how you do it: add the following essential oils to a 4 ounce glass spray bottle

20 drops orange

20 drops peppermint

20 drops frankincense

mix essential oils together

then add 4 ounces of vodka

put lid on the bottle and shake well

place bottle in a cool dark place for several days (or up to several weeks) to let the scent develop.  This allows the alcohol scent to fade and the scent of the essential oils to develop and intensify.

Christmas-Foot cream in Pepermint flavour-Christmas Gifts3-Ingredient Foot Cream

  1. coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
  2. aloe vera gel
  3. essential oil

Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oils– whip up a batch for yourself or to share as Christmas gifts.
The ultra-minty combination of aloe and peppermint feels tingly and refreshing. Plus, an aromatherapy blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils clears your mind so you can relax. It’s a great combination for not only your feet, but also your spirit. Helping you to relax, reset, and recharge, so you can take on the world again.

Homemade Peppermint Soap

Christmas-soaps for Christmes-Christmas GiftsThat’s super simple to make! Just 3 ingredients- (1) melt & poour soap, (2) red soap colorant and (3) peppermint essential oil. This peppermint soap recipe is made with a melt and pour soap base. If you’re not familiar with this soap making method you might be surprised by how easy it is. You simple melt the soap cubes, stir in your favorite essential oil, and add soap colorant if desired. Everything shown below (except the peppermint oil) can be found at Michaels. I’ve included an Amazon affiliate link to the exact brand of peppermint essential oil that I used.
goats milk or shea butter soap base (from Michaels), soap molds, red soap colorant (optional), Peppermint Oil.

Christmas-Body butter-soft and smoothing to the skin-Christmas GiftsWhipped Body Butter

The best recipe I’ve ever used! It’s soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing– and all without being overly greasy. Want to make it for Christmas gifts? Try these fun essential oil blends in your homemade whipped body butters.

So what’s in this amazing whipped body butter?   What’s my recipe?

1/2 cup mango butter , 1/4 cup shea butter, 1/4 cup kokum butter 1/4 cup cocoa butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at temperatures below 76 degrees)  (you probably already have coconut oil in your pantry, but if not, 1/4 cup sweet almond oil, 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder  (you can find this at most grocery stores in the spice aisle. Up to 30 drops of essential oil

NUTCRACKER SWEET= 15 drops tangerine + 15 drops fir (any)

CANDY CANE= 25 drops peppermint

MERRY & BRIGHT= 10 drops fir (any) + 10 drops grapefruit + 5 drops frankincense

STRESS RELIEF= 15 drops eucalyptus + 15 drops spearmint

GINGERBREAD= 15 drops ginger + 5 drops clove + 5 drops cinnamon + 5 drops nutmeg (optional)

Peppermint Mocha Coffee ScrubChristmas-Coffee Scrub-great for dry skin-Christmas Gifts

mix together and store in airtight container:

3/4 cup ground coffee, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil, 15 drops peppermint essential oil

to use:

  • scoop out with clean spoon, making sure to not get water into the container
  • apply a generous amount of coffee scrub to wet skin
  • massage coffee scrub into skin using a circular motion to help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells
  • rinse well
  • pat skin dry

Christmas-Diffuser necklaces-great for the mood-Christmas GiftsEssential Oil Diffuser Necklace

This diffuser necklace is my new favorite! Make your own for less than a dollar! Anyone can make these, really.

And they’re super fast to make.  I made 20 in about 15 minutes.  That’s 15 minutes to make all 20 diffuser necklaces! Perfect for make & take classes, new enrolled client incentives, team gifts, teacher appreciation, and more!!

Silver plated metal bead cage pendants

Or use these super cute waxed cotton cord necklaces that come in all these amazing colors

Colorful lava beads (hold the essential oil)

Who wouldn’t love to get one of these?!!

DRYER BALLSChristmas-Dryre Balls-scent is up to you really-Christmas Gifts

packaged as a snowman– this is so cute!! What are dryer balls and how do they work?  Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to a dryer ball- use 3 dryer balls for small loads and 5-6 balls for large loads.  Dryer balls help reduce drying time and static- all without the toxic chemicals found in most dryer sheets.  Plus dryer balls are reusable; one set lasts for years.  Wouldn’t these make great gifts for your oily friends and team members?  Buy premium extra-large dryer balls at a great price here.

Christmas-Peppermint cream-lotion-body-Christmas GiftsPeppermint Scrub

What you will need:

1 Cup of Sugar

1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil (Purchase HERE)

15 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (Purchase HERE)

Wide Mouth Ball Jar Pint Sized (Purchase HERE)

***You can use any sized jar you like…the above are the ones I used in the photos.

It’s so easy to make…you won’t believe it! You simply mix 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil together in a large bowl, then add 15 drops of peppermint essential oils and mix well with a spoon. Once it is all mixed together, place it in a small glass jar or container.

hristmas-Sugar Scrub Cubes-Christmas GiftsSugar Scrub Cubes!

They are so easy to make, smell incredible, and leave my skin feeling silky smooth plus you can color and scent them any way you want– Color a batch sea blue and use a lavender, lime, and spearmint essential oils for a calming and uplifting aroma that smells like a sea breeze. Or color them yellow with a mix of rosemary and lemon essential oils for an energizing scent that makes you looks forward to your morning shower. Or color them pink and use grapefruit, juniper berry, cypress, and rosemary essential oils to help improve cellulite. (more ideas for essential oil recipes on the blog) 

Melt & pour glycerin soap: Not only is this soap moisturizing, it’s what makes “exfoliating sugar scrub cubes” solid.  The soap turns it from a traditional sugar scrub into individual cubes that hold their shape. Shea butter:  Intense moisturizer for dry skin, high in vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids.  note:  unrefined shea is best, but be careful of which brand you buy.  Many brands of shea butter can have a strong unpleasant smell.  click here for the shea butter I buy.  It’s creamy, moisturizing, and has a nice, subtle scent.  Other brands of shea butter can have a strong, kind of “funny” smell, not this one.  If you’re not a fan of other shea butters, give this one a try.  I think you’ll love it!  I do. Skin-nourishing liquid oil (pick ONE of these):  jojoba oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, rose hip seed oil, apricot kernel oil, or sunflower oil, vitamin e oil: A great antioxidant, helps fight premature aging of skin, restores and rejuvenates dehydrated skin, essential oil:  Scent and great therapeutic benefits.  Depending on which essential oils you choose, you can make sugar scrub cubes that will be energizing, calming, soothing, fight cellulite, and more., organic cane sugar:  Sugar is what provides the gentle, but power exfoliation.  Sugar sloughs away dead skin cells, polishes the skin, and leaves it feeling soft and smooth., mica powder:  Mica powder colors soap.  It comes in lots of wonderful colors!

Christmas-Bath Salts Ornaments- Christmas GiftsBath Salts Ornaments

is incredibly easy! And it’s a great way to relax, ease stress, and get a great night’s sleep. Try an essential oil blend of lavender, orange, and cedarwood (one of my favorites!)

  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 8-10 drops of essential oil (see below for ideas)
  • Depending on the size of your tub, use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of this salt blend per bath. Here are some of my favorite relaxing essential oils and oil blends for baths
  • 4 drops lavender and 4 drops cedarwood
  • 4 drops bergamot and 4 drops lavender
  • 2 drops lavender, 3 drops wild orange, and 4 drops cedarwood
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile, 2 drops cedarwood, and 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops patchouli, 3 drops wild orange, and 3 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops lavender and 4 drops frankincense
  • 8-10 drops grounding blend
  • 8-10 drops calming blend
  • 4 drops cedarwood and 4 drops patchouli
  • 4 drops cedarwood and 4 drops vetiver
  • 8-10 drops lavender
  • 4 drops lavender, 2 drops ylang ylang, and 2 drops wild orange
  • 5 drops calming blend and 3 drops lavender
  • 4 drops frankincense and 4 drops sandalwood
  • 4 drops sandalwood and 4 drops lavender
  • 4 drops lavender, 2 drops geranium, and 2 drops Roman chamomile

Foaming SoapChristmas-Foaming soap-Christmas Gifts

All you need is a few ingredients, and in about 1 minute, you can whip up an {all-natural} moisturizing foaming hand soap. They smell amazing! And they’re very gentle and moisturizing for dry winter skin.

And then after you’ve made your DIY foaming hand soap with essential oils, why not make a super cute mason jar soap dispenser to put your soap in?!!

All you need is a few ingredients, and in about 1 minute, you can whip up an {all-natural} moisturizing foaming hand soap. Try all 10 of these amazing Christmas scents- Gifts of the Magi, Oh Christmas Tree, Winter Chai, Christmas Candy, Sweater Weather, Peppermint Surprise, Merry & Bright, Winter Spice, Orange Pomander, Gingerbread Cookie, and Immune Booster.

Bubbly Bath Salts

Do you love detox Epsom salt baths AND do you also love a good, old fashioned bubble bath? Well, now you don’t have to choose.
Bubbly Bath Salts is BOTH a detox Epsom salt bath AND a bubble bath. What a fantastic way to relax and soak your cares away!

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups Epsom salt (find it here or at your local drug or grocery store), 1/2 cup baking soda (I get baking soda in a large size at Costco, but you can also find it at your grocery store or here), 1/2 cup citric acid (find it here or here), 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch (grocery store), 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil (find it here) or substitute with another light, moisturizing oil like apricot kernel oil (find it here), 15-20 drops essential oil, 2 Tbsp of SLSA  (find it here or here), 1-2 tsp witch hazel (find it here or at or local drug or natural foods store) <1 tsp (a few sprays) of rubbing alcohol (find it at your local drug store, Walmart, or Target) Why are these ingredients used?

Epsom salt– eases stress and relaxes the body, helps draw toxins out of the body, helps reduce inflammation, and helps improve the absorption of nutrients

Baking soda–  helps to detoxify and alkalize your body, helps to soften the skin, and leaves skin feeling silky soft

Citric acid– combined with baking soda creates a fizz and helps create more bubbles from the SLSA

Cornstarch– leaves skin feeling soft

Sweet almond oil– softens skin and helps skin retain moisture

Essential oil– Essential oils are a wonderful addition to a bath, because their therapeutic benefits are easily absorbed by the skin.

Lavender: eases feelings of tension and soothes occasional skin irritations

Cedarwood: promotes relaxation

Bergamot: calming and provides skin purifying benefits

Orange: uplifting to the body and mind

Roman chamomile: calming effect on skin, mind, and body

Patchouli: grounding, balancing effect on emotions.  Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections.

Frankincense:  promotes feelings of relation and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

Ylang ylang:  lessens tensions and pressure, promoting a positive outlook.  Promotes mood while having a calming effect.

Sandalwood:  grounding and balancing with a mediation-like effect

Geranium:  promotes appearance of clear, healthy skin

SLSA (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)– derived from coconut and palm oils SLSA makes lots of foam and bubbles

Witch hazel– soothes and calms skin

Rubbing alcohol– helps bubbling baths salts dry and harden into little pebbles so they can be stored without turning into one big blob (that’s the technical term)

How to make bubbling bath salt:

1)  add 2 cups Epsom salt to a large bowl (choose glass, ceramic, or stainless steel bowl because you’ll be adding essential oils later), 2)  add 1/2 cup baking soda, 3)  add 1/2 cup citric acid, 4)  add 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch, 5)  mix all the dry ingredients that are in the bowl, breaking up any clumps, 6)  add 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil, 7)  add 15-20 drops essential oil (use your favorite single oil or blend, or see below for some suggestions of blends you may want to try), 8)  add 2 tablespoons of SLSA  (find it here or here)

For safety, you need to wear a mask over your mouth and nose because SLSA particles are very small and you do not want to breathe them in until you get them mixed with the rest of the bubbling salt salt ingredients.  I try to add the SLSA right into the oil so that the oil can coat the SLSA and help make it less airborne before I start to stir.  Once you incorporate the SLSA into the oil and mix it in with the rest of the ingredients, the particles will no longer be super small and airborne.  It’s only when you’re adding the SLSA and mixing it in that you need to wear the mask.

9)  stir the SLSA into the oil (make sure you’re still wearing your mask), and then stir the entire mixture together until well blended. Below is what it should look like when it is well mixed. 10)  spray the top of the mixture with 1-2 teaspoons of witch hazel

Note: the reason for spraying is to get good distribution of the witch hazel throughout the batch of bubbling bath salts without over-activating the baking soda and citric acid.  When the baking soda and citric acid combination gets wet it will fizz.  A little of that will happen when adding the witch hazel, but we want most of the fizzing to happen in the tub, so we don’t want to get it over wet when making the bubbling bath salts.

11)  stir mixture together until well blended, 12) add a few sprays of rubbing alcohol. It won’t smell great initially, but the rubbing alcohol evaporates quickly and the smell will completely go away. The rubbing alcohol will help the bubbling salts harden into little pebbles, making the bath salts easier to store and use. 13)  stir mixture together until well blended, 14)  pour mixture out and spread out on a parchment paper to dry. Stir it every so often to help it dry.  Depending on the humidity in your home and how often you stir, your bubbling bath salts could dry in as little as a few hours or they could take up to two days to dry. 15)  Once bubbling bath salts are dry, break up any clumps and move them to a sterile, airtight container.

I use the parchment paper that the bath salts have been drying on to help me transfer the bath salts to a container.  Lift up the edges of the parchment to move the bath salts towards the middle of the parchment and then roll the parchment into a makeshift funnel.  Lift the funnel up horizontally (so none of the bath salts fall out), and put the bottom end of the funnel into the jar. Then simply lift up the other end of your parchment funnel and the bath salts will easily fall into the container.  No mess.  No fuss

To use:

scoop about 1/4-1/2 cup of bubbling bath salts and put in tub under running hot water for a regular size tub

use 1/2-1 cup of bubbling bath salts for a large whirlpool style tub

Run your hand back and forth in the tub water to agitate the water which will help dissolve the Epsom salt and it will also help make more and bigger bubbles.

Please be careful when getting in and out of the tub.  This recipe uses a little bit of oil which could possibly cause the tub to become slippery. LOOK:  LOTS AND LOTS OF BUBBLES PLUS THE BENEFITS OF BATH SALTS

Suggested essential oil blends for Bubbling Bath Salts

7 drops lavender and 7 drops cedarwood5 drops eucalyptus and 5 drops peppermint7 drops lavender and 7 drops bergamot7 drops lemon and 7 drops rosemary

Christmas-Air freshners-Christmas GiftsAir Freshners

Have you tried making a gel air freshener? These are incredibly simple to make. It’s just polymer absorbent crystals. I made these gorgeously giftable with just a few additions to these chubby little wide-mouth half-pint mason jars.  First, cut a square of tulle.  If you are using your Winter Fresh air fresheners right away, remove the jar lid, place the tulle square and screw on the jar ring.  If you want to gift these, replace the jar lid then add the tulle and screw on the jar ring.  Next, I cut two holly leaves out of mossy green felt for each jar.  Then, I punched a small hole in each leaf with my Crop-A-Dile.  I used some cream colored twine to thread a red jingle bell and two leaves onto the twine and then just tied a simple bow.  I really can’t get enough of them – they turned out SO cute!!

Exfoliating Soap

Here’s a really easy DIY essential oil project to try. Only 3 ingredients. Melt, mix, and pour- that’s all it takes to make this fantastic essential oil soap that moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes skin. Plus, of course, there’s a free PRINTABLE with recipes for 25 essential oil blends to customize soap that you can use for yourself, share with your team, or use as a class handout.

Melt & Pour Soap (like this)- if you haven’t used melt & pour soap yet, you’re going to love it.  It is super easy to use it to make all kinds of DIY projects – not only soaps, but also solid sugar scrubs, exfoliating scrubs, and more.  There are lots of kinds of melt & pour soaps.  Some are clear, some are lily white, some are made out of goat’s milk, some have oatmeal to exfoliate and calm skin, some have shea butter or cocoa butter added to them.  For this project, I chose to use a melt & pour soap (like this) with both glycerin and shea butter so that it was extra moisturizing and nourishing for my skin.

Poppy Seeds– Yes, you read that right, poppy seeds.  Pull out your little spice jar of poppy seeds from your cupboard.  It’s the perfect thing for natural, gentle exfoliation.  As you use the soap, the soap will lather up and expose those tiny little poppy seeds in the next layer of soap.  The poppy seeds gently slough away dead skin without aggravating or scratching your skin.  And once they’ve done their job, they simply fall to the shower floor and get rinse down the drain (without any of the bad environmental effects of those artificial microbeads that used to in manufacturered personal care products).

Essential Oil– I share lots of essential oil blend recipes in the free printable below that you can use to customize your exfoliating soap.  Or make up your own essential oil blend using your favorite oils.  You can choose essential oils that are soothing and calming for skin.  Or choose essential oils that energize and wake you up in the morning.  Or choose an EO combination that relaxes and grounds you.  Or choose essential oils that help support your clear breathing in the winter months.  Or choose a blend that is just a favorite scent.  That’s what great about this homemade soap, you can customize it however you want.

Dry Body Oils Christmas-Dry Body Oil-Christmas Gifts

scented with essential oils!  This one hydrates skin like a body butter, but feel silky & light like a dry body oil.   Plus it smells like gingerbread!

combine the following in a glass bowl or measuring cup:

1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil, 1/2 cup apricot kernel oil, 2 Tbsp rice bran oil, 2 Tbsp safflower oil, 1 tsp vitamin e oil, 30 drops ginger essential oil, 10 drops cinnamon essential oil, 10 drops clove essential oil, 10 drops nutmeg essential oil

Carefully pour mixture into 8 ounce glass spray bottle

To use:  After a shower or bath, pat skin dry, then apply this nourishing dry body oil to arms and legs.   It feels light and absorbs into skin quickly, leaving a smooth finish.

Tip:  to avoid your bathroom floors getting slippery from the oils, spray or apply the oils to your hands and then rub into your arms and legs.

Christmas-Beard Balm-Mens Christmas GiftsBeard Balm

Apothecary Recipe is for the dapper gentleman. Make your own natural beard balm to help soften, condition and tame your scruff. We’ve chosen a combination of moisturizing and hydrating carrier oils to soothe the skin and condition the hair. Together with a refreshingly masculine blend of essential oils, this cruelty free leave-in conditioner will bring out your beard’s natural luster.

Supplies Needed:

• 1/4 cup carnauba wax
• 1/4 cup shea butter
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons meadowfoam seed oil
• 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
• 20 drops fir needle essential oil
• 12 drops frankincense essential oil
• 8 drops rosemary essential oil

Makes approx. 4oz

Using a double broiler, melt the wax and oils together. Then stir in the essential oils. Once combined, pour into 2oz (or 4oz) metal or glass containers. Set aside to harden. Carnauba wax takes approximately three days to harden fully, so be sure to wait to use your beard balm if you can.

Christmas-Heating Pad-Christmas GiftHeating Pad

What You Need:


Rice (uncooked)

Essential Oil(s)

Scissors & Sewing Supplies

Spoon & Bow



Step 1 Cut fabric into 2 squares of equal size. The size is a matter of personal preference. Step 2

Stack fabric squares print side in. Step 3 Carefully sew around the edges leaving a small opening (about 2 inches) Step 4 Turn fabric outside in. Step 5 Add essential oil(s) to uncooked rice. (The amount of rice depends on the size of your heating pad and the amount of scent is a matter of personal preference). I used lavender because I love that scent. Step 6 Fill bag with scented rice mixture. Step 7 close bag.

Put in microwave for 30 seconds depending on how big your bag is and Vóila (Wah-la)! You have an adorable heating pad. You can make them any size you like!

GINGERBREAD SUGAR SCRUB CUBESChristmas-Gingerbread sugar scrub-Christmas Gifts


1/4 cup Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 cup Shea Butter soap base
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Gingerbread mold – I found mine at Michaels in the holiday baking display. If you don’t have a store near you this Wilton Gingerbread Mold is a great alternative.Step one: melt Shea butter soap base over a double boiler. Add almond oil and stir until completely melted.Step two: in a medium bowl combine brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and ground cloves. Play around with the spices to your liking. That’s the great thing about customizing scrubs, you can add or remove any scents you don’t have a preference for. Step three: once soap is melted remove from stove and stir in vanilla extract. Allow to cool for one minuteStep four: combine soap with sugar mixture. Use you hands to press mixture into mold. You’ll need to work quickly to avoid having the sugar harden. Once your mold is filled you can place it in the freezer for 15 minutes or allow to harden overnight. This recipe makes 15 gingerbread sugar scrub cubes.My advice when trying a new sugar scrub, especially with spices is to test a small area of skin first. Just to be safe and ensure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients. 🙂

Christmas-Reed diffusers-Christmas GiftsReed Diffuser

So many great reasons to LOVE reed diffusers made with essential oils:
– easy & inexpensive to make
– customize them to your décor
– they make great gifts
– they’re perfect for places where it’s not convenient to plug in a diffuser (like bathrooms)
– fun make & take class!!

Here’s all you need…

a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation), 1/4 cup of a light oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil, 15-20 drops essential oil, 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great) reed sticks like these or like these or like these

  1. Combine oil, essential oil, and alcohol
  2. mix well
  3. Add oil mixture to glass container
  4. Add 5-7 reed sticks to glass container
  5. Flip sticks every few days to refresh scent

Shower Steamers

(aka shower melts and shower bombs) are a great way to add aromatherapy to your shower! Today for Fun Finds Friday, I’ve gathered up some of my favorite posts on how to make shower steamers.  As you’ll see, shower steamers are really very easy to make and only take a few ingredients.  The basic recipe is 1 cup baking soda , 1/3 cup distilled water, and 25 drops essential oil.  Yep, the recipe is very simple.  I think the really fun part is choosing which fun shape you want to make and which essential oil blends to use {see below for a few ideas to get you started}

Etched Snowflake Ornaments in Birch

Christmas-Birch Ornaments-Essential oil-Christmas GiftsBirch Snowflake Ornaments!


– etching tool
– birch branch
– bow saw
– drill and small drill bit
– ribbon or natural twine

Salt ScrubsChristmas-Salt Scrub-with essential oils-Christmas Gifts

Easy 3 ingredient salt scrub exfoliates, moisturizes, & nourishes skin. My favorite thing is that there are 18 recipes for essential oil blends to customize your salt scrub!! blends include: cellulite helper, calm skin, muscle soother, grapefruit & fir, mojito, invigorating, rosemary & lavender, sea breeze, lemonade, good times, Hawaii dreams, autumn breeze, sweater weather, gingerbread, candy cane, and Christmas tree. So fun!! These would make great gifts!

Christmas-Room Sprays-Essential oils-Christmas GiftsChristmas Room Sprays

  1. Start with a 16 oz glass bottle like this amber one or like this clear one
    • tip: recycle glass apple cider vinegar bottle and add a spray top like this  or like this or like this
    • tip: want to make a different scent for every room?  Use a smaller glass bottle and make several room sprays.  It’s easy.  Use a 4 oz glass spray bottle like this or like this just cut the recipes below to one-quarter of the original amounts (that is, use 2 oz distilled water, 1/2 oz witch hazel, and about 10-12 drops of essential oil)
  2. add 8 oz distilled water to the bottle
    • tip:  Make sure to get distilled water and not regular filtered or spring bottled water.  Using distilled water will help your room spray to last for several months.
    • tip:  You can find distilled water at your grocery store.   It’s usually less than $1 for an entire gallon (which is enough to make 16 bottles of room spray).
    • tip: using a cute little funnel like this makes it really easy to add your ingredients to the bottle.
  3. add 2 oz of organic witch hazel (like this)
    • tip:  witch hazel helps to keep the essential oils emulsified in the water.  If you don’t have witch hazel, you can use 2 tsp of epsom salt instead.   Simply add the essential oils to the epsom salt. stir to distribute oil throughout salt, and then add oil/salt mixture to distilled water.
    • tip:  And it you don’t have either witch hazel or Epsom salt, no worries, you can leave them out.  You’ll just want to shake the room spray well each time before you use to to distribute the essential oils throughout the water.
  4. add 40-50 drops of essential oils (see below for recommended blends that total 40-50 drops)
  5. use this free printable file to print out your labels on waterproof vinyl paper.  Your bottles will be super cute, you’ll know exactly what’s in each one, and if you use waterproof vinyl paper, your labels will stay as great looking even if you get water or essential oils on them.




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