It’s amazing how quick the Holiday season creeps up on us, even though it seems like the commercials have been never ending for the past few weeks! If you are one of those people who leaves their Holiday shopping to the last minute, why not think about making some Holiday gifts this year? These three quick and easy Holiday gifts are perfect for those who love aromatherapy – and are on a budget!
Note: All recipes given here are suggested for use with a healthy adult. Consult a certified aromatherapist for use with babies and children, the elderly, if you are pregnant, if you have a complex health history, or are taking medication.
Aromatherapy Bath Salts for the Holidays
Bath salts are one of the easiest aromatherapy gifts to make. Although you can compose more complex aromatherapy recipes, this particular aromatherapy bath salts recipe is great for beginners!
8 oz Epsom Salts
70 drops essential oil*
*I suggest using an essential oil such as lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) or rose (Rosa damascena). Check for any contra-indications for use.
TIP:If you don’t take baths, use these aromatherapy salts as a foot soak!
Blend the salts together with the essential oil and package in a glass jar.
Aromatherapy Perfume Oil for the Holidays
Although traditional perfume is made with an alcohol base, you can make a simple aromatherapy perfume with a carrier oil base. Simply blend the carrier oil with the essential oils and package in a roll-on bottle for easy application. If you don’t have the supplies to make your own aromatherapy perfume oil, consider one of the Sedona Aromatherapie Limited Edition Custom Holiday Blends!
0.33 oz jojoba oil
40 – 50 drops of essential oil*
*it takes time to find the “perfect” essential oil blend for an aromatherapy perfume, so you will need to experiment to find what works for you. However, if you haven’t got the time, I suggest this seasonal blend:
0.33 oz jojoba oil
16 drops myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil
14 drops frankincense (Boswellia serrata) essential oil
8 drops sandalwood (Santalum album) essential oil
Check for any contra-indications for use.
TIP: Add in a citrus oil to give this blend a lift!
Aromatherapy Cleanser for the Holidays
Cleansers can be a little more complex to make, but I have taken this recipe down to the basics for this particular exercise! You might enjoy making this aromatherapy product as a gift for those who like a custom (and therapeutic) soap in the bathroom for their Holiday guests!
8 oz organic castile (liquid) soap
15 drops lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil*
20 drops cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil
25 drops black spruce (Picea mariana) essential oil
*caution: lemon essential oil is photo-toxic, so do not apply before going out in the sun or before exposure to any ultra-violet light. The risk is minimal as this is a “wash-off” product, but you should still heed the caution.
Simply mix the castile soap base with the essential oils and pour into a pump bottle for use.
Learn How to Make More Aromatherapy Products with Sedona Aromatherapie
If you would like to learn how to make lots of other aromatherapy products, there is a Sedona Aromatherapie home study course, e-book, or make-your-own kit for you! From just $2.99 for a simple e-book, to a $59.99 bath and body product making course, to the 250 hour Professional Certification in Aromatherapy program (starting at $1,150), there is a wide range of options to choose from!
Author is a UK-certified aromatherapist, published author and professional writer, accredited aromatherapy training provider, and aromatherapy business owner.
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