21 Homemade Gifts You Can Make with Essential Oils

diy gifts with essential oils

Homemade gifts don’t have to equate to bizarre Christmas sweaters and rock paperweights.

Thanks to resources like Pinterest, I’ve seen some of the coolest DIY gift ideas floating around lately. And personally, I much prefer a thoughtful homemade gift over a hastily purchase store bought one. Don’t you?

Put your essential oil stash to good use this year and use your collection to create homemade gifts for your family and friends. I’ve rounded up 21 of my favorite essential oil gift ideas–I’m pretty sure there is something for everyone on this list!

Where to Get Supplies for Homemade Gifts:

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 21 Homemade Gifts You Can Make with Essential Oils

Make your own Peppermint Citrus Sugar Scrub

1. Homemade Sugar Scrub

2. DIY Waterless Hand Cleanser (perfect for the teachers in your life!)

3. Five Easy Homemade Room Spritzers (printable labels included)  

homemade playdough recipe you can make with essential oils

4. Scented Homemade Playdough Recipe

homemade udder balm

5. DIY Udder Balm for Cows or Goats (for the fellow homesteaders in your life)


6. Sweet Orange Coffee Scrub


7. Homemade Citrus Lavender Perfume

8. Homemade Honey Body Butter

9. Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub Recipe

10. Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

11. Lavender Lotion Bars

12. Honey Lavender Bath Melts

13. Homemade Bath Salts

14. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (copycat recipe)

15. DIY Aromatherapy Pendant

16. Homemade Body Sprays

17. Chocolate Scented Lotion Bars

18. Homemade Body Wash

19. DIY Bath Fizzies

20. DIY Laundry Kit Gift Basket Idea


 21. Diffuser Gift Basket Idea

I have several diffusers in my home, and like them all for different reasons. My essential oil diffuser review post will help you make the best choice. which makes it perfect for gifts. Here’s a whole list of my favorite diffuser combinations that you could include in the gift basket, or simply tuck in single oils such as lavender, peppermint, or lemon.


Still looking for more ideas? Check out my Homemade Gifts board on Pinterest!

homemade gifts you can make with your essential oil stash!

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  1. Melissa says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I am making hard lotion bars for the first time as Christmas presents this year. Got some more great ideas from this post! I have already gotten a visa giftcard from my inlaws as my Christmas gift and have been using it to stock up on essential oils instead of wasting it on clothes like I used to :)

  2. says

    These are wonderful ideas! I will absolutely be checking them out. I am still working on building my essential oil supply, but I know these ideas will help to boost my why for doing so =0) Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. says

    Jill – what are your other diffusers? I’ve looked at buying one – have you tried others? Love these gift ideas – your blog is seriously the most useful one in my life right now!!

  4. Jaci says

    My son is 7 and has mild eczema on his face. It flares up when we use baby wipes on it (even the sensitive ones) or when he gets food oils all over his face…he’s a very very messy eater still.
    I’m curious which you think might be better forhis face the whipped coconut oil or the udder balm? I plan on making it plain without essential oils simply because in the past certain things have made it burn or flare up even worse

  5. says

    Thank you for the great ideas – I wanted to let you know that I also make my own lip balm and get my tubes from Bulk Apothecary – they work out to $0.14 a tube – cheaper than the ones in your link which may save you some money.

  6. Marcia Lee says

    I am so thrilled with your homemade collection. I have pinned them to Pinterest and copied them to make as gifts. Not only are they money-savers, but because they are chemical free, I have confidence in giving them as gifts because they are made with all-natural ingredients. Thank you, Jill.

  7. Brenda says

    This is one of my all-time favorite posts! I saved the email that is the link, thanks for sharing????

  8. Beth says

    What are your thought on using coconut oil and tea tree oil for acne? I have heard it was good but not sure. Thanks

  9. says

    Great.. The best gift I can imagine of making with essential oils is “Soap”

    I have tried it many times, its fun and creativity :)