For those of us on a tight budget this Christmas, the thought of the festive season looming can be really stressful. However, Aromatherapy can offer the ideal opportunity for the perfect personalised gifts – and what’s more – these options won’t break the bank. They will also be presents your loved ones will really appreciate – as their recipes can be individually orientated, therapeutic and full of pamper potential!
Rather than making absolutely everything from scratch, buy a range of our base products, a few bottles and jars, your favourite aromatherapy oils and you’re ready to go!
Home made aromatherapy gift ideas for Christmas
To alleviate stress & tension:
De-stress Bath & Shower Gel
SLS free Bath & Shower Gel mixed with stress relieving essential oils makes an ideal gift. To 120ml add 10 drops each of Lavender, Bergamot and Petitgrain, 5 Benzoin and 5 Sandalwood. Shake well.
Uplifting Body Lotion
This lovely moisturising lotion allows you to enjoy the essential oils beneficial effects on the skin as well their mood enhancing qualities. Mix 120ml Organic Moisturising Lotion with 15 drops Lavender essential oil, 10 Geranium, 10 Bergamot and 5 Benzoin.
To boost mood & energy:
Stimulating Vaporising Oil
Why not consider buying an aromatherapy vaporiser or diffuser and making up your own diffuser blend? In a 10ml amber glass bottle add 3ml Rosemary essential oil, 3ml Lime, 2ml Bergamot, 1ml Plai and 1ml Elemi. Use 8 drops per session plus water.
Energising Bath & Shower Gel
Mix 120ml SLS free Bath & Shower Gel, 10 drops Rosemary, 10 Lime, 4 Black Pepper and 2 Ginger.
For detoxing & vitality:
Detox Bath & Shower Gel
Mix 120ml SLS free Bath & Shower Gel, 15 drops Geranium, 10 Cypress, 10 Juniper, 5 Lime and 3 Rose.
Detox Body Lotion
120ml Organic Moisturising Lotion, 15 drops Geranium, 10 drops Juniper, 10 Cypress, 5 Lemon and 5 Lime.
Detox Body Firming Gel
Especially for cellulite areas i.e. thighs and buttocks. Mix 100ml Aloe Vera & Rose Gel, 10ml Passion Seed Oil, 10ml Argan Oil, 15 drops Geranium, 10 Lime, 10 Juniper, 10 Cypress and 3 Rose.
Natural first aid pack:
Tea Tree Antiseptic Cream
50ml Organic Moisturising Lotion, 15 drops Tea Tree, 5 Elemi and 5 Patchouli. Mix well.
In a 10ml amber glass bottle mix 2ml Bergamot, 2ml Tea Tree, 2ml Elemi, 2ml Lemon, 1 ml Myrrh and 1ml Frankincense. Use 6 drops per inhalation.
Peppermint Foot Balm
Useful for anything from Athlete’s foot to aching tired feet. Mix 50ml Organic Moisturising Lotion, 15 drops Tea Tree, 5 Elemi, 5 Spearmint and 3 Peppermint.
Blend 50ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 10 drops Lavender and 5 Neroli. Massage into temples and back of neck.
Massage Oil for Muscular Aches & Pains
60ml Sweet Almond Oil, 15 drops Lavender, 5 Marjoram and 5 Elemi.
Dead Sea Salt Bath Salt (for arthritic inflammation)
100g Fine Dead Sea Salt, 10 drops Lavender, 2 German Chamomile and 2 Yarrow. Mix well and store in an airtight jar. Enough for 2 baths.
Aromatic Christmas Diffuser Blends
6 different recipes for vaporising over the festive season (make up in a 10ml amber glass bottle)
6ml Pine, 1ml each of Cinnamon, Ginger, Frankincense and Myrrh
Cleanse & Energise
4ml each of Lemon and Lime, 1 ml Rosemary and 1ml Spearmint
4ml Orange, 4ml Lime, 1 ml Cinnamon and 1ml Ginger
4ml Pine, 3ml Bergamot, 1ml Lime, 1ml Spearmint and 1ml Peppermint
Christmas Tree Pine
3ml Cedarwood, 3ml Pine, 1ml Black Spruce, 1ml Plai and 1ml Lime
4ml Bergamot, 2ml Ylang Ylang, 2ml Frankincense, 1ml Geranium and 1ml Patchouli
Enjoy your blending and have a very Merry Christmas!