Holiday Aromatherapy Christmas Gift Making

November 6, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Personalized Holiday Gift Giving

I remember growing up, I used to make Christmas gifts for my family and friends. In elementary school, we were given time to create projects and personalized gifts for our parents and grandparents. Those became lifelong treasures. Nowadays, it seems like gift cards have taken over, or store bought gift sets. Why not this Christmas, return to our roots of homemade, handmade, personalized gifts? Gifts that offer health and wellness for the mind, emotions and body? In addition, you’ll be bringing a heartfelt smile to their face.

Scent-filled Christmas Gifts for All

So, who is on your list? Family members, friends, teachers, co-workers, colleagues, vendors, acquaintances, secret Santa, adopted family, etc.? Write their names down on a piece of paper. Now, think about something that is special to them. A theme, a favorite hobby, a collection such as lighthouses, a favorite color, movie, or scent. Do they need any stress relief? Do they need some mental boosting or clarity? Something maybe invigorating or rejuvenating? Something for grief, anger, worry or courage? Write that next to their name.

Next, decide what you want to make up for them, so when they use it, they think you and feel grateful. What about a relaxing lotion and body spray set? Or Mental Booster Roll-on with an invigorating scented hand sanitzer? A garden scented room “potpourri” in a nice covered glass jar or wood box, wrapped in a ribbon? A grief support spray and roll-on set?  You name it, you can make something special to match that them.

DIY Tools and Skills Needed to Make Your Special Gifts

  • Essential oils – I like to have about 2-6 on hand to give me choice and a deep layer of scents
    • Or you can choose from 1-2 essential oil blends that you have on hand
  • Bottles and jars
    • Decide what sizes you will make
    • You can recycle from ones you already have used from your cupboard such as a mayonnaise or coconut oil jar, spray bottles, parmesan spice shaker
      • Make sure you clean it out real good with soap and water to get rid of any previous residue and food scent
  • Labels or Paper to hand make your own label
    • You can customize and personalize an Avery labels in Word, Publisher or Excel to place on your gift
    • You can use various scissor designs to cut construction paper and make a hang tag
  • Ribbon or string
    • Choose a color or design theme
  • Gift Bag or box to bundle up your gifts
  • Creativity, imagination and desire for fun

DIY Recipes 

RELAXING LAVENDER LOTION

2oz. Jar with lid or flip top or pump top
.5oz Aloe Vera Gel
.5oz Rose or Geranium Hydrosol
1oz. Shea Butter
8 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
6 drops bergamot essential oil (Citrrus bergamia)
5 drops roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
2 drops vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides)

Mix Aloe vera gel and hydrosol together first. Then add the shea butter, followed by the essential oils and mix well. Label. If you only have 1 or 2 of the essential oils, add 10-12 drops each, for a total of 20-24 total drops.

RELAXING BODY SPRAY

4oz. Spray Bottle
4oz. liquid – distilled water, chamomile herbal tea, green tea and/or lavender hydrosol
8 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
6 drops bergamot essential oil (Citrus bergamia)
5 drops roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
2 drops vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides)

Mix in half of the carrier, followed by the essential oils.  Swirl gently, not allowing aby of the liquid to splash out. Add in the remainder of the carrier, cap and shake well. Label.

 

MENTAL/BRAIN BOOSTER ROLL-ON

.33oz. Roll-on bottle
.33oz aloe vera gel or peppermint hydrosol
4 drops rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinale)
5 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limonum)
4 drops peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita)
2 drops black pepper essential oil (Nigrum piperita)

Add 1/2 the amount of carrier to the roll-on bottle, followed by the essential oils. Gently swirl it back and forth between your hands, being careful not to let any of the liquid splash out.  Then, add in the remainder of the carrier, cap, swirl some more until mixed well. Label.

ANTIBACTERIAL HAND SANITIZER

2oz. Spray bottle
.5oz. Aqua-sol Silver
1.5oz. Plant Enzyme liquid
5 drops thyme essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
7 drops orange essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil

Mix in half of the carrier, followed by the essential oils. Swirl gently, not allowing aby of the liquid to splash out. Add in the remainder of the carrier, cap and shake well. Label.

 

GARDEN SCENTED HERBAL DIFFUSER BOX

Find a box of any size that you like, or flower pot
Add in pinecones, mulch, leaves, tree shavings, flower petals, sticks, twigs
Drizzle 10-20 total drops of essential oils onto the plant material and cover with a lid, or mesh covering.
Wrap a ribbon or bow around it.

You may want to give a bottle of essential oil, or an essential oil blend with it. You can refresh by drizzling more essential oils on the plant matter 2-3 times weekly.

GRIEF SUPPORT SPRAY

2oz. Spray bottle
2oz. Distilled water, Rose hydrosol or a combination of the two
1 Tablespoon of Distress or Rescue Remedy Flower Essence
4 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
5 drops bergamot essential oil (Citrus bergamia)
5 drops ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora)
3 drops sandalwood essential oil (Santalum album)
3 drops pine essential oil (Pinus sylvestris)

Mix in half of the carrier and flower essence, followed by the essential oils. Swirl gently, not allowing aby of the liquid to splash out. Add in the remainder of the carrier, cap and shake well. Label.

 

If making your own holiday gifts is intimidating, you can have us do it for you with our Custom Blending Services.  Have a happy, healthy, joyful holiday season.

DIY Recipes

Article References: JennScents Holistic Comprehensive Guide, JennScents Aromaversity Classes, JennScents E-books and Reference Material

Author: Jennifer Pressimone, Entrepreneur, Formulator, Author
Jennifer Pressimone is an aromatherapy entrepreneur (an Aromapreneur™). She is the founder and President of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents Aromaversity®. She is the Vice-President and Regional Florida Director of Central Florida for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Jennifer has build, managed and maintained several health and wellness businesses over the last 20 years. She is an incredibly gifted essential oil formulator, aromatherapy educator, public speaker, herbalist, author and philanthropist. She leads with passion, experience and heart to inspire, empower and motivate others to not only follow their dreams, but crush it, realizing more than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer is a life coach and business mentor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has thousands of hours in continuing education in many health and wellness topics. Her specialties include mind-body health, gastrointestinal health and cognitive aromatherapy for humans and pets.

Disclaimers: Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

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