Handmade Holiday Gifts with Essential Oils

by Maria on October 5, 2009

With the holiday season coming up, you may be thinking about putting together blends as gifts for your friends and loved ones.

Handmade gifts with essential oils can be a wonderful way to show your appreciation without breaking your budget.

Did you know that each month, Aromatics International puts several products on sale? It never hurts to pop on over and see what’s discounted–you never know what treasures you’ll find!

make gifts with essential oilsThis is a great time to start making your holiday gift-giving list. Stock up on oils for gentle, relaxing blends. You can give everyone the same blend, or take the time to create more personal blends. (Maybe you know someone who could use some relaxation, and another friend who could use some uplifting energy.)

Last year, I made bath salts for over a dozen people.  I purchased mason jars, used pink Himalayan sea salts and worked with a 1% dilution, since I didn’t consult with the recipients ahead of time.  (For gifts, it’s best to stick with very gentle oils and a super safe dilution, and to add in 1 tablespoon of jojoba wax for every 4 oz. of salt.)

If you make bath salts or a scrub, try decorating your jars with ribbons or remnants from the craft store.  When wrapping holiday gifts, look for baskets that can be reused instead of wrapping paper or boxes that go to waste.

If you’re just getting started blending, try the free introduction to essential oils class at Aromahead for a nice foundation.

Do you have any plans to give gifts with essential oils?

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Maria Mora has worked on and off with Andrea Butje and Cindy Black since the inception of Aromatics International in 2006. With a background in writing and marketing, she enjoys assisting the talented Aromahead team with spreading their amazing wealth of knowledge. She looks forward to attending the Aromahead Institute's Aromatherapy Certification Program in the fall of 2008, and hopes that her next son waits to arrive until she's done with the last segment of the class.

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Margaret October 8, 2009 at 8:18 am

People love the bath salts! (me too!) I found pretty jars at Michaels and hot glued a paper flower on top-very pretty! Thanks Andrea.


Patricia Morello October 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Great post, get me motivated to start early on the Christmas list. I love making and giving homemade gifts. Bath oils and salts are quick and fun. Thanks for the packaging tips – I hate wrapping!

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Amy October 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Great post! I have all-day open houses around holiday season to allow people to come in, sit, enjoy healthy snacks while taking their time blending. It’s great fun – bath salts and body scrubs are always a hit!


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