Are you a DIY gift giver? I prefer giving my friends and family something I personally made with love and care—I suppose it is my love language. So, with the holiday season around the corner, I wanted to share some great DIY gifts you can make with Christmas oil blends.
I love making essential oil gifts because they are natural and smell SO good. DIY essential oil gifts show the receiver how much thought, time, and care you put into their present.
We have several posts on Christmas diffuser blends and Christmas essential oils. Besides using them to scent your home, I haven’t explained how you can use these same amazing essential oil blends for DIY gifts.
There are more options than you may realize, and they are pretty easy to assemble.
So, I hope you make and gift some of these great smelling and personal DIY Christmas gifts.
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Favorite Christmas Oil Blends
Before we get into the gifts, let’s chat about some great essential oils to use for scent and aromatherapy. You can use a mix of any of these essential oils for your DIY Christmas gifts! One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE scents for use on the body is our own Fresh Mommy Blend.
*A note of caution when making your own Christmas blend creations: use “hot” oils like cinnamon and clove sparingly when creating a gift to be used on the skin.
By the Fire
Under the Mistletoe
- Scotch Pine
1) DIY Lip Scrub
Many women fail to realize the benefits of using a lip scrub. It not only exfoliates dead skin, but it can prep your lips for optimal absorption of moisturizing products and lip serums.
Also, if you live in a cold climate taking special care of your lips in the dry, cold winter is a must. So, pamper your pals with this great DIY gift that smells of your favorite Christmas oil blends.
It is doubly delightful with a DIY lip balm.
How to Make DIY Lip Scrub
- ¾ teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 tsp. organic evaporated cane juice crystals
- 1–2 drops Christmas oil blends
- Combine the ingredients with a small spatula and carefully add the mixture to containers. (I prefer using 2 oz. blue glass jars to protect the essential oils from the light.)
2) DIY Lip Balm
- 2 Tbsp. shea butter
- 3 Tbsp. beeswax pellets
- 4 Tbsp. coconut oil or other liquid oil such as almond oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil
- 10-20 drops Christmas oil blends
- Use a microwave-safe container to melt the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. (Use 30-second increments, stirring well each time until liquidy) Stir in the 10-20 drops of Christmas oil blends. Pour the liquid carefully into empty lip tubes or pots before it cools.
3) DIY Milk Bath
All too often, women have lost the art of the home spa. We take quick showers and power through our day, worrying more about our family’s wellbeing vs. our own.
As a mom of 6, I get it.
Things get busy.
But we often skip over self-care. I believe in the idea that you need to fill your own physical and spiritual needs before being able to do it for others. After all, how are you supposed to do it if you are empty and have nothing left to give?
Give the gift of self-care to your friends and family with this relaxing DIY milk bath. Your gift provides an easy home spa solution scented with your favorite Christmas oil blends.
How to Make a DIY Milk Bath
- ½ cup dry coconut milk powder
- 2 Tbsp. baking soda
- 2 Tbsp. arrowroot starch
- 10–15 drops of your favorite Christmas oil blends
- Mix dry ingredients together. Fill a half-pint (8 oz.) glass jar halfway. Next, insert the 10-15 drops of essential oil into the center. Fill the jar with the remaining dry mixture. Secure the lid and shake well until it combines. (Let your receiver know adding actual milk to the bath is optional.)
4) DIY Foot Soak
Travel, shopping, playing, and all of the holiday adventures take a toll on your tootsies. Using a relaxing DIY foot soak can be a major blessing.
It detoxes, relaxes, and releases tension. This is another kind gift that reminds your receiver to take a moment for self-care.
Use your favorite Christmas oil blends to scent this easy DIY gift and use a cute glass jar and ribbon for a decorative presentation.
How to Make a DIY Foot Soak
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- 2 Tbsp. rolled oats
- 10–15 drops of your favorite Christmas oil blends
- Combine the dry ingredients. Fill the glass jar halfway and then add the 10-15 drops of Christmas oil blends. Shake to combine, fill the jar the rest of the way, and shake to combine again.
5) DIY Liquid Hand Soap
Who doesn’t use soap? Especially these days, hand washing is something everyone does multiple times a day. This easy DIY liquid hand soap is something your friend or family member can use up gratefully.
And best of all you know it is natural, safe, and will smell great.
How to Make DIY Liquid Hand Soap
- 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 3/4 cup Unscented Castile Soap
- 35-45 drops of Christmas oil Blend
- Use a glass measuring cup to measure out the aloe vera gel. Then, add the unscented castile soap. Drop in the 35-45 drops of your favorite Christmas oil blends and mix all of the ingredients together. Pour the mixture into a dark 8 oz glass pump bottle (using a funnel may help).
6) DIY Roller Remedies
DIY roller remedies are a great way to introduce friends and family to essential oils. They are clean and easy to use.
The physical and aromatherapy benefits are great. So, this is a DIY gift that gives so much more. Best of all you can use your favorite Christmas oil blends that help with winter ills such as headaches, focus, and sleep struggles.
How to Make a DIY roller remedy
- 6 drops of Christmas oil blends
- just shy of 10 ml of the Jojoba oil of your choice
- Add your Christmas oil blends to the 10 ml roller bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with Jojoba oil and shake gently. (This makes a 2% dilution rate.)
7) DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe
One of our favorite Christmas oil blends is Shield. You may also know this as robber’s or thieves’ oil. You can find an easy-to-follow DIY thieves oil recipe on my website.
I love making this DIY hand sanitizer as a gift for teachers and moms. It is kid-safe which is a real plus.
- 1/2 Tsp vegetable glycerin
- 20 drops of Shield
- alcohol or witch hazel
- In a 2 oz. dark spray bottle add the vegetable glycerin, 20 drops of Shield essential oil, and about 3-4 Tbsp of120+ proof alcohol (like vodka) or witch hazel until the bottle is full. Shake it well. I also recommend shaking it before each use.
Final Thoughts on these DIY essential oil Gifts for christmas
One last important note on using Christmas oil blends in DIY gifts. It is super important to make sure you are either using “topical” essential oils that are safe for skin, or that you are diluting your essential oil in a carrier at a safe rate.
I like to reference the Tisserand Institute Dilution Rate Chart when mixing oils for a quick guide to safety. Be aware that some oils are considered hot which may require a higher dilution rate of 5%, but most oils are safe for adults at 2%.
Many of these recipes are diluted, but it best to double check the specific oil you are using.
These DIY gifts are a great way to go if you are on a budget or are having a difficult time thinking of what to get the person who has everything. DIY gifts show the receiver how much you care, but it is also something they can use up.
These essential oil gifts are great for little helpers to participate in the making. With a little presentation, they are sweet gifts for teachers and grandparents.
Be sure to check out all of my Christmas essential oil posts for ideas of scents to use. And please let me know which DIY gift you will be making in the comments below.