Essential Oil Gifts - 12 Gifts of  Christmas to DIY or Buy

Essential Oil Gifts - 12 Gifts of Christmas to DIY or Buy

Essential oils are natures gift to us all, but giving a bottle of oil as a gift may not be the best choice for that special person on your list, especially if they are new to essential oils and aromatherapy. Essential oil gifts are best when the receiver can full enjoy them.

Unless you have a savvy oiler on your Christmas list, it is best to give give products made with essential oils, either DIY or bought, instead of a bottle of oil. Remember when you were new to oils (maybe you still are??), learning to use them was a bit of a learning curve, right?

Let me further explain. A bottle of essential oil to a new user may go unused because the receive may not know or understand how to put it to use safely.

Essential oils took me a while to warm up to. I was first given a bottle of White Fir, the giver said it would help with my respiratory system and gave me some brief instructions on how I could use it. It took me a while before I even attempted to use it because I just wasn't comfortable using it. Give me white fir soap bar or body cream and I would know how to use it... but with the bottle of oil I was a little lost.

So, if you have someone that is new to essential oils and aromatherapy, try giving them a gift that has essential oils in it. That way they can use essential oils and gain some positive experiences, then they will be open to trying more :)

12 Essential Oil Gifts to Give

Essential oil gifts can be enjoyed whether they are homemade or bought. It really depends on your preference. I know many people enjoy DIY but others may not, or just may not have the time to make them. Here I list a recipe and an alternative item to purchase if preferred. Hopefully this list will give you some ideas, be sure to customize it for the person you are giving it to.

#1. Body Oil

Body oil can smooth, moisturize and nourish your skin. They can also be used as massage oil, bath oil, or just a good aromatherapy session. They make perfect gifts because they are ready to use, already diluted and take any guess work out of it for the recipient.


Simple Moisturizing Body Oil Recipe

Lavender and frankincense oil in this recipe are not only skin repairing but also are very calming essential oils.

Add ingredients in glass bottle, shake to blend. Apply anytime skin feels dry and needs some extra moisturizing. 2% dilution.


Edens Garden Body Oils

Edens Garden has beautiful body oils in a variety of scents, they even have a sampler set that has several different blends, makes a great gift:

#2. Sugar Scrub

Everyone loves a good exfoliating body scrub to polish the body and get glowing skin.


Heavenly Sugar Scrub

Renew and refresh skin with this heavenly exfoliating scrub.

  • 6 drops Magnolia (Magnolia Alba)
  • 2 drops Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 2 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 4 oz jar

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place into jar. To use, scoop out a small amount and rub onto desired areas for exfoliating action. Take caution, bathtub may be slippery. Read more about magnolia essential oil here.


Majestic Pure Brown Sugar Scrub

#3. Body Butter/Body Cream


Lavender & Shea Body Butter

Add all ingredients to small mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, whip for about 5 minutes. Your shea butter should be whipped smooth without lumps, looks kind of like cake frosting consistency.

Scoop whipped shea butter directly into storage container using spatula if the neck opening is large enough or into small plastic baggie to fill up containers if not. If using baggie method for filling containers, get all shea butter into one corner of bag, then snip corner of baggie off to create a hole to squeeze out shea butter. This step is similar to piping cake frosting if you have even done that before. Squeeze into jars.


Plant Therapy Body Cream

#4. Lip Balm


Lip Balm Recipe

See complete lip balm tutorial here.


SkyOrganics Beeswax Lip Balm

#5. Bath Salt/Salt Scrub


Simple Lavender Bath Salt

Healing and moisturizing to skin, comforting to mind

Get our complete bath salt tutorial here.


Majestic Pure Himalayan Scrub (with Lychee Fruit Essential Oil). Click picture to learn more:

#6. Foot Cream


Peppermint Foot Cream

Same directions as #3 Body Butter/Body Cream recipe.


The Yellow Bird - All Natural Foot Cream

#7. Beard Oil

Beard oil is a great and easy gift for the bearded man in your life. Read our full post on Beard Oil.


Rugged Beard Oil

  • 6 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 6 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • 6 drops White Fir essential oil (Abies alba)
  • 6 drops Cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil (or carrier oil of choice)
  • 2 oz dropper bottle

Add ingredients in glass bottle, shake to blend. Place a few drops of oil into hands, rub together and massage into the beard. Work the oils through beard to the tips, making sure to evenly spread the oil over beard and underlying skin. 2% dilution.


Leven Rose Beard Oil - Click picture to learn more:

#8. Liquid Hand Soap

#9. Roller Remedies


Sleepytime Roller

Promotes relaxation and sleep

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile

Add essential oils into 10 ml roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with Jojoba oil. Roll on to chest and shoulders before bedtime. 5% dilution. Get our Roller Recipes Guide here.


Plant Therapy Synergy Roll ons - click picture to learn more:

#10. Essential Oil Perfume


Orange Patchouli Solid Perfume

Click here for complete essential oil solid perfume tutorial. You can change out the essential oils for a custom scent that will fit the person you are giving it to.


Edens Garden Perfume

#11. Soap Bars


Cardamom Essential Oil Soap Bar

Get complete soap bar tutorial here, change essential oil and soap mold if desired.


#12. Body Wash


Rose Water Body Wash Recipe

Read complete foaming soap tutorial here.


Tree To Tub Soapberry For Body with Lavender

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Jennifer Lane

Hello, I'm Jennifer, Founder of Loving Essential Oils. I have a passion for natural health and aromatherapy. I love making DIY products to replace store bought items and strive for a chemical and toxin free home. I enjoy using aromatherapy and essential oils every day to keep my family and myself healthy and happy. My hope is to help you do the same.

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