NEW! DIY Christmas Gift Recipes

Christmas Pine Cones

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Gather your own pine cones or get natural (no added fragrance) pine cones at any general craft store.

*If gathering your own pine cones, you can sanitize them by preheating oven to 200 degrees and bake pine cones for 20 min.  This will ensure no unwanted critters will run around the house.  

Put pine cones in a plastic Ziploc bag and add 20-30 drops of Christmas Spirit.  You can add Cinnamon Bark if you like the extra Cinnamon aroma.  Let it sit in bag for about a week or more.   Then take out and the fragrance will last for some time.  

You can also make the “Christmas Spray” to refresh your pine cones.


Winter Air/Carpet Freshener

  • Mason Jar
  • Baking Soda
  • Favorite Essential Oil
  • Burlap

Fill jar with baking soda, add in EO, cover jar in burlap and screw on outer rim of mason jar.  Wrap with bow if gifting.

To use as fabric/upholstery/carpet freshener or car freshener just shake it out onto carpet and vacuum up.


Christmas Spray or Roll-on

In 2 oz glass amber spray bottle, add a pinch of Epsom Salt to cover bottom of bottle, then add essential oil of choice (see below) and add distilled water. If making a roll one, add your carrier oil (V6) and then your choice of essential oils.  Label your Christmas Spray or Roll-on and have fun with creative names:

  • Peace on Earth – Peace and Calming 2
  • Joy to the World or Bah Hum Bug– Joy
  • Silent Night – Valor 2 (for the snorer, lol)
  • Jingle Bells – Citrus Fresh and Lime
  • Merry and Bright – Christmas Spirit and Orange
  • Oh Christmas Tree – any of the Evergreen oils ( Pine, Idaho Balsam Fir, for example)
  • Angel We Have Heard on High – White Angelica
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen- (Cedarwood and Idaho Blue Spruce)
  • Manger Spray – Frankincense and Myrrh
  • Santa Clause or I Believe Spray – Believe
  • Candy Cane Spray - Peppermint

Beautiful Hair Serum

Stress, postpartum or age can sometimes weaken our hair.  Hair can start to thin or lose it’s luster.  This DIY can help bring back the beauty of your hair by giving support to the hair shaft. It’s also smells wonderful!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 ounce dark glass dropper bottle 
  • Almost 2 ounces of *Castor Oil 
  • 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil

Directions:

Pour almost 2 ounces of your Castor Oil into your dropper bottle. Add your essential oils. Put on dropper lid and shake bottle. Apply to your scalp each morning and massage into scalp. Wait 20 minutes and then wash hair. You can also apply before bed. *If you want to apply more frequently without an oil feel, you can make the serum using almost 2 ounces of distilled water and 1 teaspoon of witch hazel instead of the castor oil.


Exfoliation Body Scrub

Our skin is our largest organ? We want to be sure we’re scrubbing off dead skin cells daily to assist in overall health. Skin brushing is a great way to do this as well as doing a weekly exfoliating skin scrub.

This luxurious exfoliating scrub will help give our skin a healthy glow!

What You’ll Need:

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  • 8 ounce mason jar
  • White lids (for easy use)
  • 1/2 cup raw olive oil 
  • 1 cup sea salt 
  • 5 drops each of Lavender, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang

Directions:

Measure your salt and pour into a large glass bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well with a metal spoon. Add your essential oils and continue to stir your mixture. Slowly scoop into your jar. Close tightly with white lid and label. Store in a cool, dark place. Scoop out a silver dollar size of scrub and apply to body. Repeat weekly. This is one of the most pampering DIY essential oil recipes.


Luxurious Exfoliation Facial Scrub

This is the same recipe above but we use sugar instead of salt because it’s gentler for facial skin. I have 3 different essential oil combinations depending on your skin type. This would make a lovely holiday gift!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce mason jar
  • White lids (for convenience)
  • 1/2 cup raw olive oil 
  • 1 cup raw, organic sugar 
  • For normal skin: 5 drops each of Lavender, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang
  • For oily skin: 5 drops each of Carrot Seed Oil, Frankincense, and Tea Tree essential oils
  • For dry and mature skin: 5 drops each of Pachouli, Frankincense and Geranium essential oils
  • For a super special treat: 5 drops each of Rose, Jasmine and Sacred Frankincense essential oils

Directions:

Measure your sugar and pour into a large glass bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well with a metal spoon. Add your essential oils and continue to stir your mixture. Slowly scoop into your glass jar. Close tightly with white lid and label. Store in a cool, dark place. Scoop out silver dollar size of scrub and use weekly.


Vibrant Perfume Blend

The mix of oils helps us feel vibrant and well. All of these oils are also safe for younger children, breastfeeding and pregnant mamas.

What You’ll Need:

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  • 1 dark glass roll-on bottle 
  • ~ 1 TB fractionated coconut oil 
  • 3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop of Copiaba essential oil
  • 1 drop of Bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Put your essential oil drops into your roll-on bottle. Fill the remainder of your roll-on bottle with a light carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Put on your roll-on top and lid. Store in a cool, dark place. Apply to pulse points as needed.


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Peppermint Shaving Cream

Most conventional shaving creams are filled with harsh chemicals and fragrances. I love this homemade DIY that will leave your skin soft, thanks to the shea and coconut oils as well as and invigorated due to the Peppermint oil. You can add any essential oil you’d like to change up the scent.

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What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce glass mason jar
  • White lids (for convenience)
  • 1/3 cup of Shea Butter 
  • 1/3 cup of Coconut Oil 
  • 3 TB raw olive oil 
  • 1 tsp. Castile soap
  • 7-8 drops of Peppermint

Directions:

Put your shea butter and coconut oil in a double burner. Put on low heat and let the fats melt. Take off of heat and pour your oils into a glass bowl. Add your olive oil. Let slightly cool and add your Castile soap and essential oil. Put in refrigerator for about an hour or until the solution starts to solidify. Then remove from fridge and whip your solution with an immersion blender until it forms a whipped cream texture. Scoop into your jar. Close with lid and store in a dark, cool place. Scoop out silver dollar scoop of cream and spread before shaving.


Soothing Shaving Gel

For those who prefer a gel, the aloe vera leaves your skin soft and conditioned. Lemongrass and Grapefruit smell absolutely divine together and are also great for the skin!

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What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce dark glass pump bottle 
  • 3/4 cup aloe vera gel 
  • 1/4 cup raw olive oil 
  • 7 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
  • 7 drops of Grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Put a small funnel in your glass bottle. Pour 3/4 cup of aloe vera gel into your bottle. Add 1/4 cup of raw olive oil. Then add your essential oils. Close your container with the pump lid and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. When needed, pump onto skin and shave.


Make My Day After Shave

This another one of my favorites out of these DIY essential oil recipes because Orange + Sandalwood = Heaven! Both of these soothing oils are perfect in this aftershave, not only because of the fabulous smell but because they are hydrating to the skin.

What You’ll Need:

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  • 8 ounce dark glass pump bottle 
  • Scant 1/2 cup aloe vera gel 
  • Scant 1/2 cup witch hazel 
  • 2 TBS jojoba oil 
  • 1 tsp. Vitamin E oil 
  • 10 drops Orange essential oil
  • 10 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Directions:

Put a small funnel in your glass bottle. Pour 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel into your bottle. Add 1/2 cup of witch hazel. Ad your jojoba and vitamin E oils. Then add your essential oils. Close your container with the pump lid and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. When needed, pump onto skin after a shave.