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Homemade Holiday Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes

Make these thoughtful herb and aromatherapy recipes into homemade holiday gifts to delight family and friends this holiday season or any time!

| November/December 2001

  • Make homemade holiday gifts from this list of herb and aromatherapy recipes.
    Make homemade holiday gifts from this list of herb and aromatherapy recipes.
    Photo By Fotolia/Fee Klinkerglocke

  • Make homemade holiday gifts from this list of herb and aromatherapy recipes.

These herb and aromatherapy recipes are perfect to make as homemade holiday gifts for those you care about.

Make Your Own Herbal Holiday Gifts

Yuletide Spirit Spray Mist Recipe
Herbal Oat Scrub Recipe
Bath Salts Recipe
Body Silk Powder Recipe
Lip Balm Recipe
Soothing Body Shampoo Recipe
Vanilla Extract Recipe
Rose Hip Syrup or Jam Recipe
Homemade Incense Recipe
Dream Fragrance Pillow Recipe
Yule Log Recipe
Mulling Spices Recipe
Vanilla-Rose Cordial Recipe
Popcorn Spice Recipe
Herbal Bath Blends Recipe
Bay Rum Aftershave Recipe
Male Tonic Elixir Recipe

Herbal Homemade Holiday Gifts

The dark days of winter have always been marked by celebration. Life seems dormant and we feel the need to bring light and warmth to this cold period with ceremony and candlelight. In religions that predate Christianity, festivals of differing cultures marked the return of the sun, the winter solstice. Our current rituals grew from a combination of traditions and superstitions from the Druids, the Romans’ Saturnalia, and the Norse candlelight ceremonies to today’s solstice traditions of Christmas and Hanukkah.

The hardy beauty of nature is brought indoors with aromatic pine boughs and fir trees, scenting the home with the perfume of winter. As the blazing Yule log burns in the fireplace, we enjoy this time of inward reflection with dear ones, a good book, and dreams of the coming year.

This celebratory time is often disrupted with the stress of what to buy the special people in our lives. But gift-giving needn’t be stressful, nor expensive. Use one of the recipes on the following pages to create the perfect gift, or use your imagination—these recipes may spark some unique ideas of your own!

The delightful gifts you make will become treasures for your friends and help to recreate the holidays as a festivity of the heart. May peace, love, and joy fill your hearts this holiday season!

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