If you have a friend who is always squealing about essential oils and their benefits and has a tendency to carry around an aromatherapy candle with herself or himself everywhere, then here are some ideas for gift giving. Essential oil gift baskets and gifts in general are expensive in the store and even more expensive when you want to buy them branded. But aromatherapy has proven benefits and if you buy in bulk you can save money on buying multiple gifts and paying taxes for multiple receipts. So here are some ideas on creating DIY essential oil products to add onto a cute basket and distribute around.
Calming lavender lotion
This is suitable for one who loves bath and body items and those who like to collect a lot of homemade items for bath and body. Or this can work on anyone who likes lavender products as well. Lavender is usually recommended when counselling for anxiety and sleeping disorders as it has a calming scent. This can be used on fussy babies and help kids fall asleep quicker and easier. For this recipe you need one third cup of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of beeswax and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. To get going first melt the coconut oil and beeswax together on double boiler mode. Once these two ingredients have melted, add the lavender and take off from the source of heat and allow to cool. Then use your home beater and whip this mixture into a lotion. Usually the more air you allow into the mixture as you whip, the smoother the lotion tends to be.
Mint sea salt foot scrub
This great concoction will help sooth your nerves and also cool your feet during heated summers. Mint is known to be a cooling substance and is sometimes used for Adelaide counselling for depression as well. Instead of spending your paycheck on pedicures on weekends, using this organic homemade scrub, you will be able to soothe your feet and wallet at the same time. For making this mixture you would need 1.5 cups of sea salt, one third cups of sweet almond oil, 3 drops of peppermint essential oil and another 3 drops of spearmint essential oils. Firstly put sea salt into a bowl and slowly add almond oil as you mix and then add the other essential oils while mixing more. Then store this mixture in a glass jar in a cool place. Then use this mixture on your daily baths for your sore feet. It is a good idea to get these ingredients from the local farmer’s market or buy from an online organic store that is certified.