Holiday Aromatherapy Recipes!

Homemade gifts!

Yay it's holiday time! Everyone has so much stuff. We like to give consumables. Good coffee, chocolate, wine. And homemade products are great too! Several are really easy to make, and some are also great projects to do with kids. Sugar scrubs and epsom salts are really quick and easy. Add some labels or twine, ribbons, stickers and you're done! The base ingredients are pretty flexible. I use organic sugar and coconut oil (Costco!)

In general use ingredients you can consume - olive or coconut oil that you could use for cooking, rather than oil from the beauty aisle. Feel free to use the recipes as a guideline and change the oils to your preference. Store in glass jars - anything works! For gifts I like the blue and green Ball "Heritage" canning jars. 

Sugar Scrubs

Peppermint Mocha Scrub

  • ¾ cup finely ground coffee
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup olive or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 drops peppermint oil
  • Orange Creamsicle Scrub
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 drops orange oil

Cinnamon Vanilla Scrub

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 drops cinnamon bark oil OR 3 drops cinnamon, 1 drop ginger, 1 drop clove

Cellulite Body Scrub

  • 1 tsp coffee grounds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 5 drops grapefruit oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil

Epsom Salts

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops of essential oil
  • 1 cup epsom salts

Add baking soda and oil to jar. Cover and shake well. Add epsom salts and shake again.

Lavender is always a great option for gifts. I also like the Young Living blend Stress Away.

You can use all epsom salt and eliminate the baking soda if you wish.

Recipe makes 1-4 baths depending on desired strength, size of tub, and age (use less for children).

Rollers

Again - super easy! I like 10ml roller bottles, and use around 10 drops of essential oil and fill the rest up with carrier oil. I like fractionated coconut oil, but you could also use almond oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or others. 

Immunity

- 10 drops Thieves

Sleep

- 5 drops lavender and 5 drops cedar, or 3-4 each lavender, cedar and Peace & Calming

Pain

- 5 drops each PanAway and Peppermint, OR 5 drops each lemongrass and copaiba 

Hand Cream

I also made some Peppermint Hand Cream, using this recipe.

- and adding Peppermint essential oil. The base cream has cocoa butter with a nice vanilla/chocolate scent, which worked really well with the peppermint.

***With all homemade recipes, remember to take care not to contaminate your product. There are no preservatives in these. The base ingredients are stable, and depending on the oils chosen that might help inhibit microbial growth as well, just remember to be mindful about this:)

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