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Holiday Essential Oil Gift Recipes

Holiday Gift Essential Oil Recipes

It's fun and easy to craft gifts for your friends and family using essential oils! Use the one of our DIY recipes below to create unique, yummy-smelling blends that will scent your season with holiday cheer. 

Luxurious Milk Bath Recipe:

Combine 2 cups whole powdered milk, ½ cup cornstarch, and ½ cup baking soda into a quart-sized mason jar. Cap the jar and shake until the powders are thoroughly mixed. Remove the cap and add 7 drops Lavender and 3 drops Rose Absolute or Roman Chamomile. Re-cap the jar and shake to combine.

To use: pour 1-2 cups of the mixture under hot running water in a bathtub.

Candy Cane Salt Scrub Recipe:

Add 2 cups melted coconut oil and 1 cup kosher salt in a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Stir in 7 drops of Peppermint and 7 drops of Vanilla essential oils.  Scoop into jars with tight fitting lids. This blend is fantastic for exfoliating rough, winter skin. Note: use caution during use, as the oil can make shower floors slippery!

Skin-Calming Vanilla Sugar Scrub Recipe:

In a small bowl, mix together ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup almond oil, 2 tbsp honey, ½ tsp vitamin E, 4 drops Lavender
and 4 drops Vanilla essential oils. Stir until well combined. For an extra skin-soothing boost, replace 2tbsp of the almond oil with Calendula Infused Oil. Store in jars with tight fitting lids.

To use: gently apply the sugar scrub to your face, neck, and throat. Rub the sugar mixture over your face in a gentle circular motion to help slough off dry or dead skin. Do not scrub vigorously, and avoid the eye area completely.  Rinse the face using warm water.

Winter Spice Body Spray Recipe:

Mix together 1 tbs witch hazel, 7.5oz water, and 20 drops Sweet Orange, and 5 drops Cinnamon Leaf. Pour into an 8oz spray bottle and shake well to combine. 

To use: mist body, avoiding eye area when spraying. Cinnamon and Orange together create a warming, cozy scent that is perfect for the cold winter months!

Bergamot and Sandalwood After-Shave Recipe:

Add 5 drops Sandalwood and 4 drops Bergamot essential oils to 4 ounces Witch Hazel. Shake Well before each use! Spray or pat onto skin.

Romantic Bath & Body Oil Recipe:

In 4oz jojoba or almond oil, blend one of the following selections of essential oils:

• 15 drops Rose, 10 drops Patchouli, and 25 drops Orange

• 8 drops Ylang Ylang, 7 drops Cinnamon, and 40 drops Sandalwood

This blend may be used as a bath oil, body oil, or for a romantic massage.

Yoga Mat Spray Recipe:

To enhance your yoga or meditation practice, blend one of the following selections of essential oils in a 4oz spray bottle filled with distilled water. Shake well before each use, and lightly mist your yoga mat.

• To encourage awareness and deep, oxygenating breaths, blend 12 drops Frankincense and 12 drops Sandalwood

• For an energizing practice, blend 12 drops Grapefruit, 10 drops Cedarwood, and 2 drops Lemongrass


Simplers Botanicals 2014 - By Andie Kolbeck, Aromatherapist