Essential oils are so useful in daily life that they truly make a perfect gift. Essential oils can help manage stress, improve skin health and boost your mood to name a few. This holiday season, why not save some cash and avoid a whole lot of frustrations from crowds in stores, and stress from finding the perfect gift by making some homemade essential oil beauty gifts? I have gathered up 15 fantastic homemade essential oil beauty gift ideas for how to make a gift from the heart that anyone would love, using aromatherapy.
What is Aromatherapy?
But what is aromatherapy, exactly, and how can the average person benefit? Aromatherapy is not a cure-all, but it can be an effective way to deal with real world realities.
The word aromatherapy refers to the practice of using scents of various essential oils, derived from plants. These essential oils can be used to change your mood, relax your mind, boost your immune system, even help with bodily functions. Just three to five drops of essential oil in your preferred medium is all that is needed. All of the essential oils are available at your local aromatherapy store or online. Depending on the store, they may also have additional accessory products mentioned here. Some of them like lavender, are fairly common and inexpensive. But others, like Jasmine, are very expensive and rare.
Ways To Use Essential Oils
There are four different wonderful ways to use essential plant oils.
The most common way to use essential plant oils is in a massage oil. Simply put a few drops of essential oil in a bottle of massage oil, and the oil is absorbed through the skin.
For those that like taking baths, there is a wonderful option. Get a bottle of plain bath gel, put just a few drops of essence in the gel, run a hot bath, and add gel.
The third option is to spray essential oils. Simply get a little pump or spray bottle, fill it with room temperature water, and put a few drops of essence in. Then just spray the essence either in the air, on your pillow before bed, or even directly on your body.
The last option is the simplest: get an aromatherapy diffuser. It works just like those commercial scent diffusers, except you control exactly what you will smell. Just put a few drops of essence on a small pad, then plug in the diffuser.
What Essential Oils Do
There is a whole list of essential oils and what they do. Here are just three of them: lavender, tea tree, and ylang-ylang.
The name lavender is derived from a Latin word lavare that means “to wash”, and that is exactly what lavender does. It washes away stress. Using the scent to fill a room, it slows a busy mind and brings peace, in order to fall asleep gently and have sweet dreams. Use lavender in bath gel or massage oil and it will bring whole body relaxation, to loosen up stiff muscles, and ease away tensions.
Tea tree has another use entirely. It helps pump up your immune system. When used in a diffuser, it will help feel awake if you’re tired. If used in a bath, it will make you feel energized if you are sick.
Ylang-ylang has effects that are similar to lavender, in that it helps to relax you, but in a different way. Ylang-ylang helps you to shed inhibitions when used in a scent diffuser. When used in a bath or sprayed from a water bottle, it has a direct physiological effect. Men and women both will experience increased blood flow to certain areas of their bodies.
Collection Of Essential Oil Beauty Gifts
From a peppermint sugar scrub that will delight the senses and make skin soft and smooth to a beach body polish that will get you ready for spring break without breaking the bank, this collection of essential oil beauty gifts are perfect for spreading some holiday cheer! I can’t wait to hear which of these ideas is your favourite.
I love the scented room spray recipe. This is so nice to smell and you will love that with this recipe, there are no harsh chemicals to irritate the lungs, just a fresh and natural fragrance that makes any room super inviting!
So aromatherapy has real world applications for everyone! Now that you have the basic knowledge of why you should use essential oils, you can definitely make any of these essential oil beauty gift ideas listed below!
Essential Oil Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas
This list is awesome for holiday gifting, but don’t feel limited to the winter holidays for this list! These are so easy to make and so nice for incorporating into a beauty routine that they are useful year round!
If you make any of these homemade essential oil beauty gift ideas, I hope you will leave me a comment to let me know how it went for you.
You can also look at these aromatherapy beauty recipes:
- 10 Peppermint DIY Body Recipes
- 10 DIY Lavender Bath and Body Recipes
- Valentine’s Day Whipped Sugar Scrub
- How To Make A Kids Bath Scrub
- 20 DIY Body Scrub Recipes
- How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb
- How to Make Scented Bath Salts
If you are feeling inspired to learn more about essential oils, check out these essential oil resources. Reader favourites include essential oils for allergy relief and How to Use Essential Oils Basic Guide.
15 Homemade Essential Oil Beauty Gift Ideas
- CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB
- ESSENTIAL OIL LIME & COCONUT SCRUB
- BATH BOMBS
- DIY WINTER LIP BALM
- SUGAR SCRUB FOR MEN
- PEPPERMINT CANDY CANE SOAP
- DIY PEPPERMINT FOOT CREAM
- MINT COCOA SUGAR SCRUB
- PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB
- LAVENDER BODY SCRUB
- LUSH-INSPIRED BATH BOMBS
- SCENTED ROOM SPRAY
- BATH DETOX IN A JAR
- PEPPERMINT LIP BALM
- BEACH BODY POLISH
This is a very interesting post for me as I’d love to know more about essential oils. I’ve just learnt that Ylang Ylang helps lower blood pressure – good for my high one and it’s good for thickening hair – also good for me as my hair is now a lot finer than it used to be and I seem to be loosing an awful lot of it too these days.
Nice colourful, and useful gift ideas. Smells nice too.
sugar scrub for men sounds amazing
I would love to try making these I haven’t tried using essential oils yet
Essential oils are amazing so I love these homemade gift ideas! I think these are gifts anyone would appreciate.
I don’t know anything about essential oil but these ideas seem great
I am slowly getting into aromatherapy and this blog post is inspiring me to try a lot of DIY projects with essential oils!
Have fun making them!
My daughter is into aromatherapy I haven’t tried it myself but you have explained it very well. Thanks for this great gift idea.
I have recently purchased the ingredients need for bath bombs, now just have to fine the time.
Let me know how it went!
Everyone is going crazy over essential oils right now . I’m going to have to try them when I get my new house. I’d love to try making my own lip balm and bath bombs too. The new house has a claw foot tub 😀
This is a really great gift idea , I know a few people that would really appreciate something like this
I want to start using essential oils more. Love these ideas!
Making your own bath bombs is a great idea, one of my granddaughters can’t get enough of them. 🙂
Homemade gifts are always so thoughtful. The Peppermint Sugar Scrub sounds nice.
I have yet to try that one!
These are such nice things to make for gifts. I love lavender and I use it on my wrists at night to help me sleep.
Yes, lavender is great to help with sleep!
I am so grateful that I went to the Craft section & found this DIY!! I’ve been trying to figure out how to create these wonderful gifts for my daughter and mom ty!
Great gift ideas. Thank you for sharing this article there are so many health benefits of essential oils and it would be fun to make the lip balm and the bath bombs.
I like the sounds of the DIY peppermint foot cream. Great Ideas to try!
Beautiful gift ideas and I really like the presentation too.