10 Handmade Aromatherapy Gift Ideas

by Melissa Chichester

Teachers. Postal workers. Neighbors. Co-workers. In-laws. Friends. Family members.

Plus, all the unexpected people who pop up at the last minute on your gift list. When it comes to birthdays, holidays and special occasions, there are a lot of people to think about. Surprise someone special this year with an uplifting, aromatic creation of your own.

Relaxing Pillow Mist

Pillow mist is one of life’s little luxuries that most people don’t think of buying on their own, and who doesn’t need a good night’s rest? Simply add oils to the spray bottle, and fill to the top with distilled water. Adorn with a colorful, handmade label and pair it with a relaxing tea.

Soothing Hand Wash

Teachers, moms, nurses—these are just a few people who wash their hands several times per day and they may need something more gentle. Add all ingredients to a large glass bottle with a pump. Shake to mix well. Consider making this part of a custom gift basket with plush hand towels.

Frankincense and Myrrh Balancing Bath Salts

If someone you love is training for a sporting event like a marathon, they are probably taking a lot of baths for helping with muscle relaxation. Jazz up their boring bath water with this balancing blend of essential oils. Combine all ingredients and mix until the oils sink into the salts. Store in a festive airtight glass jar adorned with colorful ribbons.

Cinnamon Sandalwood Body Scrub

Give this skin-smoothing scrub for the friend who loves to pamper themselves. In a large bowl, mix coffee grounds and jojoba oil until blended. Add essential oils and mix again. Pour into an airtight glass jar, and find free templates online to print out a custom label.

Lemon and Lavender Luxury Body Lotion

Do you have a friend who is always complaining about how dry their skin gets when the weather changes? Give the gift of silky skin with this luxurious body lotion. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until the oils are blended. Scoop into a decorative airtight glass jar for gift giving.

Rejuvenating Grapefruit Bubble Bath

Anyone who is on their feet all day will enjoy this uplifting bubble bath. In a glass bowl, whisk all ingredients until blended. Pour into a 16-ounce glass jar with a pump and adorn with a colorful ribbon!

Twinkling Trees Diffuser Locket

Does your best friend enjoy aromatherapy around the clock? This diffuser locket necklace is a thoughtful alternative for someone who can’t get enough of their favorite essential oils. For this project, you will need a diffusing locket necklace, which can be purchased from many online retailers. They are available in many designs and come with diffusing pads for the oils. Open the locket and remove the diffusing pad. Add oils to the pad, put the pad back into the locket. Gift with 1 bottle of their favorite essential oils so they can create their own blends, or the oils listed above.

Post-Workout Peppermint Shower Melts

Save this one for your favorite fitness friend who needs a cooling treat to soothe hot, sweaty skin after a workout. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until blended. Divide the mixture and add to ice cube trays. Put the trays in the freezer until the mixture sets (about 3 hours). Remove from freezer, pop out the shower melts from the ice cube tray, and put in a decorative glass jar for storage. They do not need to remain in the freezer but will have a dry consistency. Consider gifting this one with your athlete’s favorite protein powder!

Warrior Pose Yoga Mat Spray

This yoga mat spray is perfect for your favorite yogi. Combine all ingredients in a dark glass spray bottle (dark blue glass is perfect for gift giving) and gently shake to mix. Adorn with festive ribbons or creative labels if desired.

Magic Unisex Fragrance Oil Blend

Those who like simple scents will appreciate this one, plus it is unisex, making it a great gift for both men and women. Simply mix all ingredients in a small glass jar and pour into a dark-colored rollerball bottle.