A Christmas Gift from the Heart

It’s almost December, that means Christmas is right around the corner. Christmas gifts shouldn’t have to be expensive and extravagant, sometimes a gift that is homemade from the heart is really what makes a Christmas gift special. Not only will your friends and family be grateful for a handcrafted gift, you will get to enjoy the process too, without having to totally deplete your wallet!

Essential oils are lovely ingredients to add to your homemade gift basket. Christmas scents are all about the warm, cozy, spicy and sweet. Some essential oils to keep in mind are: cinnamon bark, thyme, rosemary, cedarwood, ginger, sweet orange, cloves, and everything in between!

Essential Oil Gift Ideas for Christmas

Orange & Friends Bath Soak

This essential oil infused bath salt is a lovely Christmas gift for yourself or a friend.

Sweet orange is a refreshing citrus note that energises the body and lights it up for the holiday spirit. Cedarwood essential oil is another holiday favourite, as the oil is derived from the Cedar tree which is the epitome of Christmas! Herbaceous rosemary blends these 3 oils wonderfully together, uplifting the spirits and inclining the being towards joy and ground.

Ingredients:

2 cups epsom salt and/or sea salt

1 tbsp carrier oil (ie. jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed or apricot kernel oil)

4 drops sweet orange essential oil

3 drops cedarwood essential oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

a sprinkle of rosemary petals

a clean and sterilised jar

  • combine ingredients in a clean jar or container. You can recycle a used jar and fill it up with botanical delights for an eco-friendly Christmas gift.
orange christmas

Beard Oil

A simple beard oil is a thoughtful Christmas gift for your husband, boyfriend, brother and/or friend.

Beards tend to get dry, which may irritate the skin and trigger breakouts or dandruff. By using organic carrier and essential oils, that can soothe, nourish and hydrate dry skin and hair, beards will be in better condition and may even grow faster. Also, who doesn’t love a good smelling beard? Your giftee will surely appreciate such a useful offering that is homemade from the heart.

Ingredients:

15 ml jojoba oil

15 ml sweet almond oil

1 drops cedarwood essential oil

1 drop cypress essential oil

1 drop tea tree essential oil

2 drops sweet orange essential oil

30 ml dropper bottle

  • Combine ingredients in a sterilised dropper bottle. Label and store in a craft box.
cypress essential oil

Cinnamon & Ginger Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are used to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote soft, fresh skin. A handmade sugar scrub is a simple and practical way to craft a homemade beauty product for your friends and family.

This recipe incorporates seasonal scents in light of the Christmas spirit, with spicy ginger and cinnamon, combined with refreshing orange and grounding cedarwood. In a way, consider this a scrub inspired by the scents and flavours of mulled cider or wine!

Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup carrier oil (ie. jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed or apricot kernel oil)

4 drops ginger essential oil

3 drops sweet orange essential oil

2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

2 drops cedarwood essential oil

a clean and sterilised jar

  • Blend granulated sugar with carrier and essential oils. Store in a sterilised jar and package in a craft box.

Roller Bottle Perfume Blend

Roller bottle perfume blends are a lovely way to combine the soothing aromas of essential oils for beauty and aromatherapy. This blend is soothing, with relaxing lavender, smokey cypress and warming thyme. Its hypnotic aroma will set your giftee on a mellow Christmas vibe.

Ingredients:

10 ml carrier oil of choice (jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed oil)

2 drops cypress essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops thyme essential oil

10 ml roller bottle

  • Combine ingredients in a 10ml roller bottle. Shake well between your hands, and let the oils infuse for at least 24 hours before using it.
thyme essential oil

Balancing Facial Serum

A facial serum is an extra bit you can add to your homemade gift basket, one that will surely be appreciated by your giftee.

This oil-based facial serum is multipurpose, for all skin types, and can be used every day to promote the skin’s balance. Additionally, the soothing aromatics in this oil will create an ambience while stimulating the skin cells to regenerate.

Ingredients:

10 ml jojoba oil

10 ml grapeseed oil

8 ml evening primrose oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops vitamin E

30 ml dropper bottle

  • Blend the carrier oils with essential oils, then add vitamin E and roll the bottle between your hands to combine the ingredients together. Finally, store in a sterilised dropper bottle. Label and package in a craft box.

Get Creative & Have Fun!

These are just a few of the many things you can do for your friends and family. Just imagine their faces when they open a lovey box filled with botanical delights and self-care treats!

Mix and match with your favourite aromas, give it a personal touch so it can be extra special. Package your botanical crafts in a cardboard box, wrap it up with a hemp thread or paperwrap, have fun and enjoy the Christmas spirits!

Merry Christmas, folks! May your holidays be full of blessings and love.