It's here, we are deep in the thick of the holiday season and you need a quick and beautiful holiday gift for a friend or loved on and have no idea what to make! I know I have been there and it is hard to come up with ideas that you know someone is sure to love. I enjoy giving gifts, love language maybe ;) and choosing or making one that I know someone will cherish makes me giddy. I have a couple quick recipes you can make up for those on your gift list.
Bath Salts are easy and if they love to soak, have pain or just want to pamper themselves this is a great gift for them. Grab a Jar with a lid, some Epsom Salt or Himalayan Salt and your favorite oils and you've got a gift.
- 8 oz Jar with lid
- 5 ml of Jojoba or fractionated coconut oil
- Essential Oils like Cedarwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Vetiver or Clary Sage
Mix a few drops of your chosen essential oil into the Jojoba and mix, then add the oil mixture to your jar of salt and stir, attach lid and a label and you are all set.
Sugar Scrubs are another nice way to make up a useful and delicious smelling gift for someone. I love to make Peppermint or Citrus Scrubs because they are so versatile. A nice Peppermint scrub on the feet and lower legs after a long day is a nice gift to give someone.
- 3 ounces of oil of your choice (avocado, jojoba, coconut is fine)
- 8 ounces of sugar
- 3-12 drops of essential oil
In mixing bowl pour in sugar. In measuring cup pour in your oil and then add the number of essential oil drops. I use 3-4 drops for peppermint and 6-12 for citrus. This is where adding a few drops to the carrier oil and smelling it can be helpful to decide if you need more essential oil. Then mix ingredients in mixing bowl with a spoon, fork or spatula. Then scoop into your jars. Now if using Peppermint essential oil a little goes a long way and be careful not to get it into eyes because it will burn. Be sure to label your jars so they know what is inside and you're all set.
Of course sharing your favorite oils are always fun but this can be a fun way to give a wonderful gift to your loved ones. What is your favorite oil gift to give this time of year?