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Aromatherapy gift baskets are all the rage today and for good reason too. They are easy to assemble, budget-friendly, can be gifted on any occasion, and the final result is absolutely stunning! See all the reasons why I think aromatherapy gift baskets are a brilliant gift idea. You’ll also find lots of simple tips for creating a customized gift basket of your own.
When creating aromatherapy gift baskets, you don’t want them all to look the same or to have the same contents. The beauty of these baskets is that you can customize them for each person on your list depending on their needs and preferences. With that in mind, the first thing you will need to do is explore aromatherapy gift ideas for each basket. This is really the fun part of this process! It’s when you can get creative and choose items that reflect the theme for the different aromatherapy baskets.
First…Think About the Size of Your Container
Before looking at aromatherapy gift ideas for your basket, you must think about the size of your container.
Although you will be buying the container after you’ve decided what items you are gifting each person, you should give some thought to the type and size of the container you’ll be using.
Take a look at the different types of containersyou can use to create your customized aromatherapy gift basket.
If you are planning on gifting a large basket, you are not limited as to what you can put in it. You could include a few large items such as an aromatherapy diffuser, bottles of bath scrubs, body butters and salt scrubs, spa candles, with plenty of smaller items as fillers.
Naturally, you may not want to gift such large baskets to everyone on your list. For the smaller baskets, choose a variety of smaller aromatherapy-related items, such as individual bottles of essential oils, aromatherapy jewelry, or a scented drawer sachet.
I cannot overstate the importance of keeping your budget in mind when looking for aromatherapy gift ideas. The second most important thing to consider is your recipient’s preferences. Think about what they will like and use when adding things to their customized gift basket.
Next, it’s time to start looking at the different aromatherapy gift ideas and decide what you’re going to add to your customized gift baskets.
Aromatherapy Gift Ideas: Christmas Themed Essential Oils & Blends
The most common items to include in all of your aromatherapy gift baskets are one or more bottles of Christmas-themed essential oils and blends. While you will also be adding in candles, drawer sachets and other scented items using the oils, adding one or two bottles of essential oils is a versatile addition to the basket. Your recipient can use it in so many different ways – in their diffuser, in the bath, or in various DIY projects.
Lavender, chamomile, vanilla, and lemon are the more popularly used essential oils. These make an excellent addition to any aromatherapy basket. You know for sure they will be used.
If you are putting together a Christmas gift basket, you may want to add a couple of these seasonal essential oils: Fir Needle, Pine, Cypress, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Cinnamon, and Cedarwood.
These all of these essential oils have distinctive Christmas aromas, you can take this concept one step further and add essential oil blends instead.
Christmas Themed Essential Oil Blend Sets
When looking for essential oil blends to add to your aromatherapy gift basket, you have two choices. You can either include individual bottles of Christmas scents or a set of Christmas-themed blends. Here are a few ideas for both.
Holiday Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils by P & J Trading – This set includes 10 ml each of Mistletoe, Candy Cane, Wintermint, Apple Cider, Cranberry, and Forest Pine essential oil blends packed in a sleek gift packaging.
Winter Essential Oil Set of 6 Fragrance Oils by Good Essentials – With this set, you get 10ml each of 6 seasonal favorites – Christmas Wreath Pine, Vanilla, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Sugar Cookie, and Gingerbread.
Winter Wishes Essential Oil Holiday Blend Set by Plant Therapy – Another set inspired by distinctive Holiday scents – Christmas Tree, Holly Berries and Three Gifts.
Christmas Themed Individual Essential Oil Blends
These are Christmas themed blends you can buy individually
You just can’t go wrong with adding essential oils in your aromatherapy gift basket and as you can see you have plenty of choices, whether you decide to go with individual Christmas themed essential oils, single bottles of essential oil blends or Holiday-themed blend sets.
Adding an aromatherapy diffuser will allow your recipient to enjoy the diffused aroma of whichever oil or blend you’ve added to their basket. The good news is you don’t have to pay a whole lot to buy a good quality aromatherapy diffuser.
I’ve put together a list of top-rated essential oil diffusers that cost less than $25. All of these have received great reviews on Amazon by actual users so it’s like they’ve already been vetted. One of the essential oil diffusers you’ll find on the list has more than 35,000 reviews and it costs less than $16.
Go through the list to find some really great, budget-friendly diffusers for your aromatherapy gift basket.
The biggest problem I encountered while searching for candles? There were so many fabulous options at great prices too! It was tough narrowing down that list. The aromatherapy candles I finally shortlisted had excellent ratings and long burn times.
Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle scented with Eucalyptus & Spearmint – This candle is 4″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall and has a burn time of 25-45 hours. I absolutely love this Bath & Body Works Candle. Read my review of this candle here.
Chesapeake Bay Candles – Chesapeake Bay makes some of the most divine scented range of aromatherapy candles. These are poured into pastel frosted glass candles that allow the light of the flame to shine through in a soft glow. You can see the full Chesapeake Bay range of candles here. Most of these have earned more than 2,200 five-star ratings, which is a testimony to their high quality.
Yankee Candles – Yankee Candles is another well-known make of aromatherapy candles. Their candles are known for their gorgeous bold looks and distinctive scents. And their range of Holiday candles is absolutely stunning!
Aromascape Candles – Aromascape has a relatively small range of aromatherapy candles but what they have is fabulous. These candles would make a great addition to a gift basket for someone who has a more minimalistic taste. Check out this one with ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ labeled on the container.
Lulu Candles – No list of aromatherapy candles is complete without mentioning Lulu Candles. These premium scented candles come packed in sleek gift boxes so you can even gift them on their own.
Who doesn’t love bath bombs! These are by far the most popular item to add to any gift basket. And the ones I’ve found and listed below are just out of this world fabulous!
When you check them out, don’t forget to look at their reviews and ratings. The first one has over 5,000 reviews and the next two have over 1,500 reviews. You know whoever gets these in their aromatherapy gift basket is going to be super excited.
LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set – This set contains 12 USA made, uniquely crafted Fizzies. These therapeutic and moisturizing bath bombs contain Shea & Coco Butter Dry Skin, formulated for Normal/Dry skin. Each bath bomb in the pack is individually wrapped.
Plant Therapy Luxury Set of 12 Asstd Bath Bombs in Gift Box – These extra-large bath bombs are handmade with naturally derived ingredients and scented with essential oils and natural fragrances for a delightfully fizzy experience. This 12-pack assortment includes two of each bath bomb: Peach Siesta, Sweet Peace, Candy Calm, Ocean Sunset, Spiced Bliss, and Mint Cream.
Amor Bath Bombs Set of 10 Large Bath Bombs Gift Set – This Assorted gift set contains 10 large, individually wrapped moisturizing & therapeutic bath bombs, specially made for Normal/ Dry skin. If your recipient has kids, you may want to add this Lotion Fast Bath Bombs 6 pack gift set with a surprise toy in each bath bomb.
Inteye Organic & Natural Bath Bombs, Handmade Bubble Bath Bomb Gift Set – This is a super generous gift box with 24 bath bombs. These bath bombs are rich in Essential Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Grape Seed Oil to moisturize dry skin.
Bath Bombs Gift Set with 8 Luxury Vegan Bubble Fizzies – This bath bomb kit from Zen Breeze comes with 8 wonderfully scented, fast-dissolving bath balls for immediate stress relief!
Greenbrier Body Relaxing Bath Salts – Set of 3 jars of bath salts scented with lavender, vanilla, and rose.
SpaLife Soothing Petal-Infused Effervescent Mineral Bath Salts – 2 Pack scented with Lavender & Rose.
French Rose Bath Salts by Olivia Care – 1 jar of pure and natural Pink Himalayan salt scented with French rose. Helps detoxify and cleanse the skin while relieving tired muscles
WBM LLC Himalayan Pink Salt Body Soak – Set of 2 jars scented with Blood Orange & Lavender Oil. Helps to relieve sore and tired muscles, best for foot detoxification and relaxation.