How to DIY Holiday Gifts Even If You Are Not Crafty

Have you been trying to figure out what to give to some of the amazing people in your life for the holidays and not sure what to give them? It’s time to DIY some holiday gifts using your essential oils as a great option to give to family, friends, kid’s teachers, co-workers and more. Today I am going to break down some of my favorite do it yourself essential oil gift ideas!

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DIY essential oil scented pine cones.

Scented Pine Cones

Who else loves Scented Pinecones? Here is a way you can make your own!

  • Place pinecones in a sealable bag

  • Add several drops of oil (essential oils options; Holiday Joy, OnGuard, or Cinnamon & Wild Orange)

  • CLOSE bag, shake several times

  • Keep sealed 2+ days for more fragrance Place in baskets, give for gifts, etc.


SUGAR LIP SCRUB

This delicious, natural, exfoliating lip scrub will leave your lips feeling smooth and rejuvenated. Customize it by using any of your favorite essential oils. For extra soft lips, apply lip balm after the scrub.

DIY essential oil lip scrub and exfoliator

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 3 teaspoons virgin coconut oil

  • 3 teaspoons honey

  • 2 drops Peppermint Oil

  • 2 drops Wild Orange Oil

Instructions

  1. Mix brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey in small bowl.

  2. Add desired essential oils.

  3. Stir until ingredients are combined.

  4. Put contents into container(s) of your choice.

  5. Apply to lips as needed.


AIR FRESHENER

Commercial air fresheners can bring many unnatural aromas into your home. There are, however, completely safe and natural alternatives to help keep your home refreshed. Make your own air freshener that has only two ingredients—baking soda and essential oils!

DIY Essential Oil Air Freshener

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup baking soda

  • 5–6 drops favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. Put 1⁄4 cup baking soda into a small Mason jar. Add 5–6 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil or blend.

  2. Recommended Essential Oils: doTERRA Balance®, Lavender, Lemon, doTERRA On Guard®, Purify, or Wild Orange.

  3. Put piece of fabric on jar and seal with jar band.

  4. To keep an area smelling fresh, place jar on a solid surface and shake often to activate the fresh scent.If scent starts to fade, simply add 2–3 drops of essential oil to jar.


SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

Adding a personal touch to your presents has never been easier with these aromatherapy salt dough ornaments and gift tags. These ornaments can be given as a wrapping accessory on a present and can then easily be transformed into an ornament for your friends and family to enjoy for many years to come. You can even add essential oils to the ornaments to add some aromatherapy elements. There are multiple ways to decorate, too. You can stamp on an image, paint it, or leave it plain. Either way, your friends and family will love and adore this homemade gift.

DIY essential oil salt ornaments

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup salt

  • 1 1⁄2 cups warm water

  • Favorite doTERRA essential oils

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

  2. Pour flour, salt, and warm water into large bowl.

  3. Using your hands, knead until all ingredients are well-incorporated and dough is smooth.

  4. If mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together.

  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until 1⁄4 inch thick.

  6. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

  7. Using a drinking straw or toothpick, make a hole in top of ornament for threading string.

  8. Place in oven until hard, approximately 1 hour.

  9. Once hard, remove from oven and cool.

  10. Decorate with paint, string, or glitter. Add essential oils by placing one drop on each ornament and allow it to soak in.

Note: Baking the ornament will turn the dough slightly brown and may “puff” up some of the ornaments. If you prefer, you can also air dry the ornaments for 2–3 days to help the ornaments remain white and at.


HOLIDAY ROLLERBALL

Rollerballs are a wonderful and easy way to give the gift of joy and peace. You will need some 10 mL roller bottles (I use these) and you can get cute labels printed from Etsy or buy labels and write on, or use paint pen

Holiday Joy Roller Bottle

Peace and Joy essential oil roller bottles
  • 10 ML Roller bottle

  • 10 drops Citrus bliss or Wild Orange

  • 5 drops Grapefruit

  • 3 drops Bergamot

  • 2 drops Frankincense

  • Fill the remainder with Fractionated Coconut Oil

Peace Roller Bottle

  • 10 ML Roller bottle

  • 10 drops Balance

  • 10 drops Serenity

  • OR Use 15-20 drops Peace Reasurring Blend

  • Fill the remainder with Fractionated Coconut Oil


WHIPPED BODY BUTTER

Who doesn’t love soft, moisturized, and healthy skin? The butters and oils used in this recipe are the perfect combination that will leave your skin moisturized for days after applying. Customize your whipped body butter with any essential oil of your choice.

Ingredients

DIY essential oil whipped body butter
  • 1⁄2 cup shea butter

  • 1⁄2 cup cocoa butter

  • 1⁄2 cup coconut oil

  • 1⁄2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • 15 drops Frankincense

  • 15 drops Lavender

Instructions

  1. Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.

  2. Fill a large skillet/saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to a boil.

  3. Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients. Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10–15 minutes) Tip: Use a popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.

  4. Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5–10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.

  5. Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (such as the refrigerator) until it has set.

  6. Once chilled, take out of refrigerator. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3–5 minutes).

  7. Note: Store mixture in a glass jar and keep in a cool place. If needed, re-fluff the body butter by whipping it back up to the desired consistency with a hand mixture.


EPSOM SALTS

Epsom Salt and essential oil bath soak

We all like taking baths for different reasons. Even though a nice warm bath can be exactly what you need to make your day better, there are a couple extra ingredients that can make your soak in the tub even more beneficial.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Epsom salt

  • 10 drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. Add Lavender oil to Epsom salt and stir together

  2. Pour into glass container to give as gift

  3. Draw a warm bath and add 1⁄4–1⁄2 cup of Epsom salt to bath


MOISTURIZING LOTION BARS

Made with beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and essential oils, these natural moisturizing lotion bars will nourish and soothe dry skin. Massage the bar on your skin and let your body’s natural heat melt the lotion. After one use, you won’t know how you lived without it.

Ingredients

essential oil moisturizing bath bar
  • 2/3 cup beeswax

  • 1⁄2 cup coconut oil

  • 1⁄2 cup cocoa butter

  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

  • 15 drops of doTERRA essential oil

Recommended essential oils: Peppermint, Lavender, Wild Orange

Instructions

  1. Measure all ingredients, except for essential oils, in large glass jar.

  2. Place jar in saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water.

  3. Stir ingredients until combined.

  4. Once melted, remove from heat. Let rest three minutes.

  5. Add essential oils and stir.

  6. Pour mixture into silicone mold.

  7. Let mixture harden two to three hours.

  8. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in container until ready to use.

  9. Massage lotion bar on skin for moisture.

Tip: For an exfoliating lotion bar, add oatmeal to the bottom of the mold.


CANDY CANE SUGAR SCRUB

Looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try this fun candy cane scrub made with Peppermint essential oil. This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils.

Essential Oil DIY Peppermint, Candy cane sugar scrub

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup white sugar

  • 1⁄2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • 12 drops Peppermint oil

  • Skin safe food coloring

Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

  2. Divide mixture equally into two bowls.

  3. In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.

  4. Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.


EPSOM SALT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Everyone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament. When it’s not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition to your warm bath. Just take the top off and pour it in. Customize the color and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list.

Ingredients

DIY essential oil epsom salt ornaments
  • Round plastic ornaments

  • 1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)

  • 5–10 drops favorite doTERRA essential oil: Essential Oil ideas: Lavender, calming; Balance, grounding; Deep Blue, Sore Muscles

Instructions

  1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl

  2. Option to add some skin-safe colorant and/or dried herbs or flower petals to mixture

  3. Add the essential oils of your choice

  4. Mix well

  5. Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until 3/4 full

  6. Once full, put the top of ornament back on

  7. When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath


Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are a fun way to add excitement to your senses while enjoying the benefits of essential oils. They are also entertaining to use and are loved by both kids and adults alike. When making for kids, try adding some color to the mixture. Not only will they love that the water changes colors, but will also love the fizz from the bath bomb.Even if you don’t have a bathtub, these bath bombs can still be effective in a shower. The water will help dissolve the bath bomb and release the aroma of the essential oils into the steam.

Ingredients

DIY essential oil bath bombs
  • 1 cup citric acid (I use this kind)

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1⁄2 cup cornstarch

  • 1⁄2 cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • 8–10 drops favorite essential oil

Instructions

  1. In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.

  2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.

  3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand.

  4. If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct.

  5. At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture.

  6. Place mixture in silicone molds.

  7. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.

  8. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.

Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. For relaxation, try Lavender or doTERRA Serenity®. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange.

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