The holidays aren’t only about receiving, but giving as well. So why not give your favorite loved ones, or the coworker you drew for Secret Santa, a gift that not only smells delightful, but can also help renew and restore their mind, body and spirit during this hectic season?
(Pssst… These recipes are great for your pocketbook as well.)
As with any gift you buy, make or bake for someone, it’s important to take not only their lifestyle, but personal preferences into consideration. This means that the essential oils mentioned in the following recipes can be replaced for ones that are more suitable for the person– just think, you could make a different blend for everyone on your list! I recommend first referring to the individualized profiles for each essential oil to make sure that it is an appropriate oil to use for that specific person.
Tension-Free Bath Salts
- 1 c. Epsom Salt
- ½ c. Baking Soda
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
- Dried Lavender (optional)
- Ribbon (I recommend blue or purple)
- Gift Tag or Sticker
Mix Epsom Salt, Baking Soda and Essential Oils together in jar. For an added pop of color and aroma add dried Lavender. Seal and tie with a ribbon and tag that includes the following instructions for use: Add desired amount to running bath and enjoy the soothing effects of Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oils. Use as needed.
Sweetly Refreshing Body Spray
- 1 oz. Distilled Water
- ½ tsp. Coconut Carrier Oil
- 6 drops Blood Orange Essential Oil
- 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Glass Spray Bottle
- Ribbon (I recommend green)
- Gift Tag or Sticker
Add Water, Coconut Oil and Essential Oils to bottle. Secure cap and shake to combine. Label with the following instructions for use: Shake before use. Spray desired amount directly onto body or into the air.
These essential oils are both energizing and beneficial for protecting the body against pesky environmental threats. They can also work for gifts for both men and women. If you’re looking to create a blend for a man, some great essential oils to try are Cedarwood, Lime and Pine; some great oils for women are Bergamot, Geranium and Rosemary.
*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.