21 Simple 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 ideas–I’m pretty sure there is something for everyone on this list!

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(These are affiliate links–just so you know. That means, if you purchase something after clicking them, I might make a small commission, which helps to cover the costs of running this blog. So thanks!)

 21 Simple Gifts You Can Make with Essential Oils

Make your own Peppermint Citrus Sugar Scrub

1. Peppermint Citrus Sugar Scrub

Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

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

spritzerpin

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

whippedcoconutoil

4. Whipped Coconut Oil 

vanillasugarscrub

 5. Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub

usethispmwhippedbodybutter

6. Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

lavenderlotion7. Calming Lavender Lotion

honeylavenderbathmelts8. Honey Lavender Bath Melts

bathsalts9. Homemade Bath Salts

tallowpeppermintbodybutter10. Whipped Tallow Peppermint Body Butter

diy lip balm11. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (copycat recipe)

homemade udder balm

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

orangehoney 13. Orange Honey Lotion Bars

coconutoillotionbar

14. Coconut Oil Lotion Bars

sunscreen

15. Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars

oatmeallav

16. Oatmeal and Lavender Body Wash

bodyspray17. Homemade Body Spray

coffeescrub

18. Sweet Orange Coffee Scrub

citruslavper

19. Homemade Citrus Lavender Perfume

laundry stain remover recipe

20. DIY Laundry Kit Gift Basket
Include:

1 Bottle of DIY Laundry Spot Remover
A cute jar filled with Homemade Laundry Detergent
Several wool dryer balls, scented with your favorite essential oil

diffuser

21. Diffuser Gift Basket

I have several diffusers in my home, but this one is the most affordable (affiliate link), 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.

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

 

 

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Comments

  1. 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. What a great gathering of Christmas gift ideas! :) I hope you’ll share this on the Special Christmas Edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! :)

  3. 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!!!

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

  5. Thank you for taking the time to gather all of these recipes together. You just saved me a ton of searching.

  6. 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
    thanks

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Is there any way to get this without downloading software?

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

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