Mother’s Day 2019: 10 Easy DIY Gift Ideas Using Essential Oils
Our moms deserve the best of everything, but that is a bit difficult to wrap up and gift. However, you could show you love them and care for their wellbeing by giving them all-natural handmade gifts free of harmful chemicals made from essential oils.
1) Gift Her Good Health and Wellness!
An essential oils kit makes a perfect gift. They have several applications- personal, therapeutic, and household. Plus, they are all-natural and safe to use. Your mother will have a selection of different oils to choose from. We recommend Revive Starter Kit with Diffuser. It contains 6 single essential oils, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Frankincense, and Copaiba; 4 of our popular blends Immunity Boost, Sleep, Breathe Air, and Stress Easy; and Revive Ultrasonic Diffuser, Mist Humidifier, and Ionizer.
2) This Exotic Smelling Essential Oils Blend:
Revive Mrs. combines 11 essential oils to produce a rich and intoxicating blend that will instantly perk up the mood. Essential oils of Patchouli Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Rose Flower, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Jasmine Flower, Cinnamon Bark, Vetiver Root, Labdanum Leaf/Stem, Cocoa Seed, and Ylang Ylang Flower along with Fractioned Coconut Oil create a rich and alluring aroma that piques the senses and exudes warmth. Your mom will love this intriguing blend of oils.
3) Create a Signature Perfume:
Handmade gifts are a great way of creating something truly personal for the ones we love. A lot of thought, love, and care goes into making it. This Mother’s Day, why not create a signature fragrance for your mother using essential oils? We are sure she will love the fact that you made something beautiful specifically for her. Here are a few recipes you could use:
Flirty Floral: Ylang ylang (5 drops) + Lavender (3 drops) + Sweet orange (2 drops) + Carrier oil
Fruity Fun: Sweet orange (5 drops) + Mandarin (3 drops) + Cedarwood Atlas (2 drops) + Carrier oil
Sweet and Spicy: Vanilla (3 drops) + Cardamom (2 drops) + Cinnamon (3 drops) + Clove (1 drop) + Carrier oil
Earthy Magic: Vetiver (5 drops) + Patchouli (3 drops) + Cedarwood (2 drops) + Carrier oil
You can add these blends to a roll-on bottle which will make applying them on pulse points easier.
4) An All-Natural Anti-Aging Facial Oil:
Commercially available anti-aging serums, lotions, and creams are brimming with chemicals and other synthetic compounds. Essential oils have several properties that are beneficial to skin health and maintenance. Instead of buying your mother store-bought anti-aging products, take some time to prepare this nourishing and moisturizing facial oil. It is packed with properties that will help reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, spots, crow lines, etc. and give your mother glowing, toned skin.
Recipe for Nourishing Facial Oil: Golden Jojoba Oil (2 tbsp.) + Rosehip Oil (1 ½ tbsp.) + Argan Oil (1 tbsp.) + Frankincense & Myrrh Blend (5 drops) + Patchouli Essential Oil (2 drops) + Lavender Essential Oil (2 drops) + YarPom Blend (2 drops)
Mix together and store it in a dark-colored glass bottle.
5) Luxurious Bath Salts:
Everyone loves long, relaxing baths. Adding scented bath salts to this daily routine will elevate the experience. Pamper your mom with these homemade bath salts that promote relaxation. They are easy to make; you can customize them as per your liking. Here is a basic recipe:
Epsom Salt (2 cups) + Golden Jojoba Oil (2 tbsp.) + Serenity Blend (15 drops) + Dried Lavender Petals (1 tbsp., optional)
Mix all the ingredients together. Store the bath salts in an airtight container.
6) An Indulgent Body Scrub:
Another easy recipe that you can whip up at home. This homemade body scrub is stimulating and also helps fight signs of aging.
Recipe: Granulated white sugar (1 cup) + Argan Oil (1/4 cup) + Copaiba & Coffee Blend (10-15 drops)
Mix together sugar and essential oils, then slowly pour in Argan oil. Just add enough carrier oil to make the sugar stick together but it should not be too watery. You can increase the number of drops of oil if you want a stronger scent. You can even replace the essential oils with your favorites. Store in a glass jar.
7) Refreshing Aromatherapy Shower Steamers:
These easy to make aromatherapy shower steamers can be customized. These are relaxing, stimulating, and energizing. Just leave a disc at the farthest corner of the bathroom when taking a shower. They release scent every time water trickles over them.
Recipe: Baking soda (2 cups) +Water (1/2 cup) + Your Favorite Essential Oil or Blend (8 drops) + Silicone Molds
Mix all the ingredients together till they form a paste. Press the paste in the molds and even out the top using your finger or spatula. Place the mold in a baking pan and put in a preheated oven (350° F). Bake for 20 minutes at 350° F. Remove and let the cubes cool completely.
Our suggestions for Essential Oil Blends: Zen & Calming for a relaxation, Energy for energizing, and Cheerful for an uplifting scent.
8) Luxurious Hand Cream Recipe:
Our hands seldom get the pampering they deserve for all the hard work they do. Here is a recipe for a hand cream that is a perfect gift for your mom. It is rich and deeply moisturizing. Just make and put in a glass jar.
Recipe: Shea butter (1/4 cup) + Golden Jojoba Oil (1/8 cup) + Beeswax (1 tbsp.) + Geranium Essential oil (10 drops) + Frankincense Essential Oil (5 drops) + Vanilla Absolute (5 drops)
Use a double boiler to melt shea butter and beeswax. Once it has cooled, add the rest of the oils and mix together thoroughly. Pour this liquid into a small glass jar. It will eventually harden.
9) Moisturizing Lotion Bars:
Granted body lotions in their liquid form are extremely popular, but you should give lotion bars a try. They are easy to make, store, and carry around. More importantly, they are very moisturizing.
Recipe: Beeswax (2 oz.) + Coconut oil (2 oz.) + Shea butter (1 oz.) + Cocoa butter (1 oz.) + Lavender Essential Oil (10 drops) + Frankincense Essential Oil ( 5 drops)
Melt together beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir in the essential oils. Pour this liquid in silicone molds. Let it cool. Remove and gift wrap once the bars are completely cool.
10) Refreshing Body Wash:
Unlike store bought body washes, this one is free of chemicals, gentle, and deeply cleansing. Here is how you make it:
Unscented castile soap (1/2 cup) + Aloe Vera gel (1/4 cup) + Grapeseed Carrier Oil (1/4 cup) + Distilled water (1/2 cup) + Lemongrass Essential Oil (10 drops) + Grapefruit (5 drops) + Ginger (5 drops)
Mix all the ingredients together until they are properly blended. Pour in a bottle.