DIY gifts leave lasting impressions on friends and family when they know you took the time to create something special just for them. Creating simple DIY Christmas gifts made with essential oils and other all-natural products shows that you care about them and your environment as well.
I have some great gift ideas using some gorgeous essential oils that you and your family will love.
The November Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box is chock full of essential oils and recipes for some lovely all-natural products that are super easy to make, and will make the best gifts for your loved ones.
But first, I want to mention another way using essential oils from Simply Earth makes me happy. There are many things I love about Simply Earth, but one of favorite reasons for supporting this company is because they donate 13% of their profits to organizations that are working to end human trafficking. Later on in this post, I’ll tell you more about the wonderful organization they’re supporting in November, but I think this is an amazing cause and company to support while giving gifts made with love. It’s like giving two gifts at once.
Simple DIY Christmas Gifts Made with Essential Oils
In the November Recipe Box, you’ll find Cassia and Lime Essential Oils and two essential oil blends – Winter Spice and Candy Cane.
Winter Spice has an evergreen/Christmas tree kind of scent made with Tangerine, Fir Needle, and Balsam Fir. Candy Cane has that beloved mint candy scent, made with Spearmint, Frankincense, Orange, and Lemon.
The recipes include Candy Lip Balm, Bath Salts, Clay Diffuser Ornament, Oatmeal Cookie Sugar Scrub, Forever Thankful roll-on, and a delightful diffuser blend. Ever thought of making your own Christmas ornaments that are all-natural? What a great way to spend some time this holiday with the kids!
As you can see, there are lots of great ideas for simple gifts for the holidays using essential oils.
Let’s talk a little about these oils – their scents, benefits, uses, and precautions.
Cassia Essential Oil
Cassia oil is as old as time, mentioned in the Bible along with famous essential oils such as frankincense and myrrh. It has an unmistakable spicy, woody aroma, similar to that of cinnamon.
Cassia essential oil is made by the distillation of the leaves and bark of Cinnamomum cassia, a type of evergreen tree that is native to China.
It can be applied topically to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as to provide relief from headaches. It is also thought to help balance hormones, promote mental clarity, and ease symptoms associated with menopause. Cassia essential oil is often mixed with other oils such as clove, sweet orange, or lavender for even more benefits.
Cassia essential oil is not pet safe, should only be used by children over 10, and should always be diluted as it can be irritating to the skin.
Lime Essential Oil
Lime essential oil is a popular ingredient in skincare products. It is thought to have a purifying and detoxifying effect on the skin, while also being a stimulant that makes you feel more alert.
Vitamin C in citrus fruits, such as limes, helps the body absorb iron from plant-based sources. This can make it helpful for people who are anemic or suffer from iron deficiency.
Lime essential oil has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect when applied topically. This makes it useful for anyone with inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
You’ll want to avoid sun exposure when wearing this oil. It isn’t safe for cats but may be used around dogs or children 2 years and older.
Holiday Gifts Using Essential Oils
Some great ideas are mentioned above and you will get the recipe and instructions on making these holiday gifts in the November Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box.
Bath bombs, bath scrubs, lip scrubs, candles, all-natural lotions and creams, and even Christmas ornaments can be made and scented using these essential oils. These are useful and practical gifts that will evoke a memory of the holidays and your generosity each time the user takes part in your gift.
Some other great ideas for holiday gifts using essential oils include:
- Coconut-Lime Salt Scrub
- Contact Lens Peppermint Lip Balm
- DIY Hand Lotion
- Lemon Sugar Scrub
- Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
You can, of course, just purchase a Simply Earth Monthly Essential Oils Recipe Box as a gift for your loved one too! If they’re crafty and love natural remedies and scents as you do, they will love this gift filled with sustainably sourced oils and practical ways in which to use them. Use the code: MARCYFREE should you decide to purchase the recipe box and you’ll receive a $40 gift certificate to make your second box free (or you can use it on any other purchase in the Simply Earth store).
Keep in mind that if you’re gifting a diffuser blend to a loved one, it’s a good idea to also get them a diffuser so they won’t have to make an additional purchase to use your great gift.
For the holidays, essential oil blends are a great natural way to make your home smell like Christmas. The oils that are included in this box will help you to make the perfect holiday diffuser blend that you can use in your own home or pour into a pretty bottle and give as a gift or stocking stuffer.
Evergreen oils are perfect for making your home smell like Christmas, and blend well with citrus oils, two of which are my favorite essential oils ever, lime and tangerine. The Winter Spice Blend in the November box blends Tangerine, Fir Needle, and Balsam Fir beautifully for a wonderfully holiday-scented home. The Candy Cane blend will be perfect for those who prefer a minty spin on things.
Giving Back This Holiday
I like to purchase my oils from Simply Earth because of the wonderful way they give back to this world. This month, my purchase helps Simply Earth to support Jericho Ministries in Honduras. Jericho Ministries are the operators of a children’s school, children’s home, and women’s workshop. Their focus is to serve those who have been exploited through prostitution and sex trafficking as well as the children of those individuals. Jericho Ministries offers safe housing, education, protection, and skills training so that those they serve can remain free.
The holidays are a great time to give from your heart. Supporting and promoting Simply Earth is a great way to find holiday gifts that I truly love for my family and friends as well as to support the world in meaningful ways.