15 Homemade Essential Oil Beauty Gift Ideas

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. 

Homemade Essential Oil Gift Ideas
Homemade Essential Oil Gift Ideas

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.

Aromatherapy 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:

  1. 10 Peppermint DIY Body Recipes
  2. 10 DIY Lavender Bath and Body Recipes
  3. Valentine’s Day Whipped Sugar Scrub
  4. How To Make A Kids Bath Scrub
  5. 20 DIY Body Scrub Recipes
  6. How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb
  7. 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.

Homemade Essential Oil Gift Ideas
Homemade Essential Oil Gift Ideas

15 Homemade Essential Oil Beauty Gift Ideas

  1. CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB
  2. ESSENTIAL OIL LIME & COCONUT SCRUB
  3. BATH BOMBS
  4. DIY WINTER LIP BALM
  5. SUGAR SCRUB FOR MEN
  6. PEPPERMINT CANDY CANE SOAP
  7. DIY PEPPERMINT FOOT CREAM
  8. MINT COCOA SUGAR SCRUB
  9. PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB
  10. LAVENDER BODY SCRUB
  11. LUSH-INSPIRED BATH BOMBS
  12. SCENTED ROOM SPRAY
  13. BATH DETOX IN A JAR
  14. PEPPERMINT LIP BALM
  15. BEACH BODY POLISH

What is your favourite essential oil and why? I love lavender and tea tree. Comment below!

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. My daughter is into aromatherapy I haven’t tried it myself but you have explained it very well. Thanks for this great gift idea.

  3. 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 😀

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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