If you are looking for some quick, easy and affordable DIY gift ideas this Christmas there here are a few of my favourites:
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 to your favorite colours and essential oil
What You Need:
3/4 cup white sugar (you can also use brown sugar or sea salt)1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (you could also use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil).12 drops Peppermint essential oilSkin safe food coloring
1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bowl and divide equally into two bowls.
2. In one bowl, add red food coloring until you get your desired color.
3. Layer the red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.
4. Tie a cute ribbon and tag on the container and you’re done!
Fizzing Bath Bomb
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; because really, who doesn’t love a bath that fizzles?!
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.
What you need:
1 cup citric acid*1 cup baking soda½ cup cornstarch½ cup oil (almond oil, olive oil, dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, etc.)8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s)silicone mold or saran wrap
* citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section
1. In a bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.
2. Add 8-10 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice.
Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. The options are endless. For relaxation, try Lavender or Serenity. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, or Grapefruit. For a decongestant, try Eucalyptus or Breathe Respiratory Blend.
4. Mix well with a spoon or with your hands until a soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. At this point you could also add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to the mixture. If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until the consistency is
5. Put the mixture into a silicone mold. Let it sit for at least 24 hours before removing from mold.
6. If you don’t have a silicone mold, you could use cupcake liners or saran wrap to help mold your bath bombs.
7. The bath bombs are ready to use once they are completely dry. To use, just drop them in the tub/shower until they dissolve.
Bath Salt Ornaments
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 off the top off and pour it in. Customize the colour and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list.
What You Need:
Round Plastic Ornaments1 Cup Epsom Salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)5-10 drops of your favorite dōTERRA essential oil
1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired.
2. Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma.
3. Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well.
4. Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full.
5. Once full, put the top of the ornament back on. Quick, easy, and beautiful.
6. When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath.
- 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (this remains liquid all year and is odourless)
- 15 drops of your favourite dōTERRA essential oil
- reed diffuser sticks (rattan is best, although bamboo skewers will also work)
- glass bottle with small opening
Mix the coconut oil and essential oils in the bottle, filled approximately three quarters. Add the sticks. Flip the sticks over after about an hour to saturate with the scent. The number of sticks to use will vary depending on the size of the room; more sticks mean more scent and faster evaporation of the oils. Rotate the sticks every few days to refresh. When the sticks get dusty or clogged, throw them out and replace.
Making lip balm can be simple! Try this easy DIY lip balm that is moisturizing and healthy for your lips.
Ingredients 1 ounce beeswax 1 ounce coconut oil ½ ounce shea butter ½ ounce cocoa butter 20 drops Peppermint oil 10 drops Lavender oil
Note: This recipe makes three ounces of lip balm, so make sure you have enough containers. This recipe will make 20 lip balm tubes. You can always reduce the batch size by cutting the recipe in
- Line up empty containers. If using a lip balm stick, make sure it ihas been twisted down.
- Measure butters and oils and place in glass jar.
- Fill a large saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, add glass jar to center of saucepan.
- Stir every few minutes until ingredients are melted and combined.
- Once wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit for three minutes then add essential oils.
- Pour mixture into lip balm containers and let cool.
- If you would like to make tinted lip balm, move to the next two steps.
- Add a pinch of colored mineral makeup until you get your desired color. Stir until combined.
- Pour tinted lip balm into containers and let cool.
Tip: If you want a harder lip balm, add an additional half ounce of beeswax. For an even softer lip balm, add an additional half ounce of coconut oil.
This lip balm makes a great gift and can easily be customized. Change the color or the scent by using a variety of mineral makeup and essential oils. If you don't have time to make your own lip balm then try one of the doTERRA SPA Lip Balm flavors.
- 20 – 30 drops of your favourite dōTERRA essential oil
- Small pinch of Epsom salts
- Water to fill
- 30-50ml glass spray bottle.
Shake before spraying in the room.
One of the best ways to use essential oils is by diffusing them into the air. Aromatic benefits help to uplift your mood, ease your mind, and provide a variety of solutions to everyday issues. Another way to take advantage of the aromatic benefits of oils is by wearing them as a natural fragrance. Purge your home of any synthetic fragrances and use a homemade essential oil perfume including all-natural ingredients instead. You can blend any oils together to get the scent that you want. In particular, if you have a diffuser blend that you love, start there. It will probably smell different on your skin, but you can easily tweak it from there. Or, check out our Guide to Blending Oils for more inspiration in creating your customized essential oil perfume. The following perfume DIY combines the warm floral scents of Whisper® Blend for Women and Ylang Ylang essential oil, with the fresh citrus aromas of Citrus Bliss® and Lemon to create a unique irresistible blend. Ingredients 10 drops Whisper® 10 drops Citrus Bliss® 10 drops Lemon oil 5 drops Ylang Ylang oil 1 tablespoon witch hazel ¼ cup water Instructions
- Combine witch hazel and water into a small glass spray bottle and shake.
- Add essential oils and mix thoroughly.
- Mist scent over body or clothes to create your desired aroma. Mix well before each use.
- Shelf-life is approximately one to two weeks; keep refrigerated to extend shelf-life
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Happy and healthy living!