Use Essential Oils to Make Homemade Gifts

Use essential oils to make homemade gifts such as room mists, massage oils, moisturizing baths and more!


| November/December 2013



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Essential oils make creating healthy scents simple. Whether in a body spray, bath oil or bath salts, essential oils smell wonderful and can help us feel calm, energetic or warmed.

One of the simplest ways to use essential oils is in a mist that can be used as a light body spray or an aromatherapy room spray: Combine 10 to 15 drops essential oil with water and witch hazel in a spray bottle and attach a label and a ribbon. 

To make a moisturizing bath or massage oil, add 10 to 12 drops essential oil to 6 ounces carrier oil such as almond or jojoba.

Here are a few oils to consider, courtesy Kathi Keville’s The Little Book of Aromatherapy:

Uplifting Essential Oils

Cedarwood
Citrus
Geranium
Jasmine
Lemon verbena
Pine
Sandalwood
Ylang-ylang

Calming Essential Oils

Basil
Chamomile
Frankincense
Jasmine
Juniper
Neroli
Pine
Vanilla





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