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10 Handmade Essential Oil Holiday Gifts

The holidays are quickly approaching, and who doesn’t love a quality handmade gift? Especially a gift that contains all natural ingredients! We thought it would be fun to round up our favourite holiday gift recipes and craft ideas so that you can make up a few to have around for last minute parties or visitors.


1.Peppermint Orange Body Scrub

  • 250 ml granulated sugar
  • 50 ml coconut oil
  • 25 ml jojoba or sweet almond oil
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops orange or bergamot essential oil

Mix all ingredients well and store in a glass jar. If the mixture is too runny or the sugar floats on top, add more sugar. Apply to skin, especially rough patches or dry areas, before or during bath time and rinse well.

Caution: For adult use only. Peppermint can be toxic to young children.

2.Whipped White Chocolate Peppermint Body Butter

  • 120 ml cocoa butter
  • 75 ml coconut oil
  • 50 ml jojoba or grapeseed oil
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil

Whip coconut oil on high speed until creamy. Heat cocoa butter in the microwave in 30 second increments until softened and mix into whipped coconut oil. Gradually mix in remaining oils until it’s the consistency of thick body cream. Store in a glass jar and use as needed.

Peppermint Mocha Body Butter - add 10 ml ground coffee beans to the cocoa butter while hot before mixing with the other ingredients.

Caution: For adult use only. Peppermint can be toxic to young children.

3.Holiday Room Spray

  • 20-30 drops essential oils
  • 20 ml rubbing alcohol
  • water

Pour essential oils and alcohol into a glass spray bottle. Add water to fill. Spray into air and on furniture for a disinfecting and deodorizing effect.

By the Fire Room Spray

  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil

Spiced Tea Room Spray

  • 8 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 8 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil

Candy Cane Room Spray

  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil

4.Body Spray

Pour glycerin and essential oil into a glass spray bottle. Fill with water.

Citrus Body Spray

  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oil

Spa Fresh Body Spray

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

5.Bath Salts

  • 250 ml epsom salts
  • 250 ml sea salt
  • 30 drops essential oil
  • 5 ml vegetable glycerin

Mix all ingredients well and store in a glass container. Sprinkle 20-50 ml of mixture in warm bath.

Peppermint Citrus Bath Salt

Caution: For adult use only. Peppermint can be toxic to young children.

  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil

6. Candy Cane Candle

250 ml melted beeswax pellets

50 drops peppermint essential oil

Melt the wax pellets in a glass container in 30-second increments until pourable. Stir in essential oils and pour into a glass jar quickly. Insert wick and let cool.

Christmas Coffee Candle - add 20 ml ground coffee beans to mixture.

Christmas Woods Candle - substitute 20 drops sandalwood, 10 drops frankincense and 10 drops cinnamon.

7.Scented Christmas Tree Ornaments

  • Terra cotta clay
  • Essential oil

Roll out terra cotta clay and use holiday cookie cutters to shape. Poke holes in the top to string with ribbon. Prepare according to clay directions. Drop 5-7 drops essential oil of your choice onto each ornament.

8. Peppermint Cocoa Lotion Bars

  • 120 ml coconut oil
  • 120 ml melted beeswax
  • 120 ml cocoa butter
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 25 ml jojoba or vitamin E oil

Mix all ingredients and quickly pour into molds or mini muffin tins. Store in a glass container.

9.Aromatherapy Playdough

  • 250 ml self-rising flour
  • 120 ml table salt
  • 240 ml water
  • 5 ml vegetable oil
  • Food coloring
  • 10 drops of essential oils

Mix the dry ingredients together in a saucepan over low heat. Mix in water, vegetable oil

Add in the water, cooking oil, and food coloring and mix until smooth. Increase to medium heat and stir until it forms a ball. Remove from heat and let cool. When completely cool, kneed in essential oils of your choice. Store in airtight container or ziploc bags.

10.Aromatherapy Coasters

  • Terra cotta clay
  • 20-30 drops essential oils

Kneed essential oils into clay and roll out thinly. Use large cookie cutters to cut out holiday shapes, or use a drinking glass to cut out circles. Let dry according to directions and use on coffee tables for coasters.

Wrapping it Up (Pun Intended)!

These great handmade gifts are wonderful little items to let your children give their teachers, to drop off for neighbors, or to take to parties. Use pretty Christmas ribbons and fabric to dress up the containers and keep on hand for unexpected gift-giving situations.


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