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Are you planning on making your own gifts for family and friends this holiday season?
Why not take this concept one step further by infusing your DIY products with the scents of the season.
You can do this easily by simply adding a few drops of any holiday-scented essential oil.
Cinnamon, vanilla, fir, and ginger are some of the more popular essential oils for Christmas.
Vanilla is one of those scents that evoke a sensation of absolute decadence and luxury. Vanilla-infused aromatherapy gifts are perfect for this time of year.
Take a look at these few easy gifts you can make using vanilla essential oil.
How to Make Bath Salts and Bath Bombs with Vanilla Essential Oil
Bath salts and bath bombs are some of the easier gifts you can make at home for friends and loved ones.
Bath salts are simpler to make and require fewer ingredients too. They are a better aromatherapy gift idea if you are looking for budget gifts that are also easier to make.
If you don’t mind working from a more complex recipe, you should include bath bombs in your list of DIY aromatherapy gifts.
Go here to find the instructions for making bath salts and here for the instructions for making bath bombs.
While following the instructions, just add a few drops of vanilla essential oil into the mixture.
Other scents that work well with vanilla are cinnamon, fir, lavender, jasmine, and geranium.
When adding the complementary scents, add one drop at a time. You do not want to overpower the vanilla scent.
How to Make a Lip Scrub with Vanilla Essential Oil
If you are looking for more DIY aromatherapy gift ideas using vanilla essential oil, consider making a lip scrub.
This can be a good holiday gift, and since you are using vanilla and not a seasonal blend, they can use it year-round.
Making a lip scrub is easy using fine sugar or salt combined with oils and other natural ingredients. Buy small containers to put the lip scrub into. These will fit perfectly into the smallest gift container.
While you are at it, why not make batches of lip scrub using different scents. You can add a set of 2, 3 or even 4 small containers of lip scrub with different scents into each gift basket.
How to Make a Vanilla-Scented Linen and Room Spray
You can make your own vanilla essential oil spray with a spray bottle, distilled water, and essential oils. This can be sprayed onto any linens or fabrics in the home, from the sofa, cushions and pillows, to the bedspread, carpets, and curtains.
These organic, sweet-smelling linen and room sprays using essential oils are a much better alternative then chemical-laden sprays that may smell good but are toxic for people as well as the environment.
Vanilla-Themed Gift Basket
For a special someone, why not pull out all the stops and create a vanilla-themed gift basket. You’d be surprised to find that it is neither difficult nor is it expensive.
All you need to do is use only vanilla essential oil when creating all of your DIY items.
Think vanilla-scented items such as bath salts, bath bombs, lip balm, body butter, candles, room sprays and other body and home products.
Put in a bottle of vanilla essential oil as well. If you have the budget for it, include an aromatherapy diffuser.
Check out these vanilla-scented items if you don’t have the time to make all of the products or you want to mix DIY with a few store-bought products.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. See Full Disclaimer here.