Holiday Aromatherapy Gifts: Photo Credit, Fotolia

It’s amazing how quick the Holiday season creeps up on us, even though it seems like the commercials have been never ending for the past few weeks! If you are one of those people who leaves their Holiday shopping to the last minute, why not think about making some Holiday gifts this year? These three quick and easy Holiday gifts are perfect for those who love aromatherapy – and are on a budget!

Note: All recipes given here are suggested for use with a healthy adult. Consult a certified aromatherapist for use with babies and children, the elderly, if you are pregnant, if you have a complex health history, or are taking medication.

Easy Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts: Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Bath salts are one of the easiest aromatherapy gifts to make. Although you can compose more complex aromatherapy recipes, this particular aromatherapy bath salts recipe is great for beginners!

*I suggest using an essential oil such as lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) or rose (Rosa x damascena). Check for any contra-indications for use.

TIP:If you don’t take baths, use these aromatherapy salts as a foot soak!

Blend the salts together with the essential oil and package in a glass jar.

Easy Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts: Aromatherapy Perfume Oil

Although traditional perfume is made with an alcohol base, you can make a simple aromatherapy perfume with a carrier oil base. Simply blend the carrier oil with the essential oils and package in a roll-on bottle for easy application. If you don’t have the supplies to make your own aromatherapy perfume oil, consider our custom aromatherapy blend for the individual!

  • 0.33 oz jojoba oil

  • 40 – 50 drops of essential oil*

*it takes time to find the “perfect” essential oil blend for an aromatherapy perfume, so you will need to experiment to find what works for you. However, if you haven’t got the time, I suggest this seasonal blend:

  • 0.33 oz jojoba oil

  • 16 drops myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil

  • 14 drops frankincense (Boswellia serrata) essential oil

  • 8 drops sandalwood (Santalum album) essential oil

Check for any contra-indications for use.

TIP: Add in a citrus oil to give this blend a lift!

Easy Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts: Aromatherapy Cleanser

Cleansers can be a little more complex to make, but I have taken this recipe down to the basics for this particular exercise! You might enjoy making this aromatherapy product as a gift for those who like a custom (and therapeutic) soap in the bathroom for their Holiday guests!

  • 8 oz organic castile (liquid) soap

  • 15 drops lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil*

  • 20 drops cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil

  • 25 drops black spruce (Picea mariana) essential oil

*caution: lemon essential oil is photo-toxic, so do not apply before going out in the sun or before exposure to any ultra-violet light. The risk is minimal as this is a “wash-off” product, but you should still heed the caution.

Simply mix the castile soap base with the essential oils and pour into a pump bottle for use.

References

  • Author is a UK-certified aromatherapist, published author and professional writer, accredited aromatherapy training provider, and aromatherapy business owner.

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