DIY Essential Oil Christmas Gifts

What is the first thing you think of when you think about Christmas? Gift-giving is a top contender for me, and while giving is good, it ends up becoming the reason for the season! My prayer is that this year I focus on my relationships and share Christ’s love with the ones I love. Saying this is one thing, but when it’s crunch-time I need to remember to slow-down and remember that gift-giving isn’t about myself, or the person receiving the gift, it’s about The Greatest Gift of all.

One way I’ve discovered to slow-down and give with intention is through making homemade gifts. I’m not much of a crafter, sewer, or baker, but you all know my love for essential oils! Handmade gifts give me the opportunity to think through what a person might need or want and customize it to their liking. Handmade gifts also allow me time to pray for the person I’m making it for during the process in hopes that they be blessed!

Another great way to focus on relationships during the Christmas season is by gathering. Don’t just gather to give– gather to make!

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to gather with friends for a Make & Take. Together we made Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm, Christmas Spirit Room Spray, and peppermint-chocolate dipped goodies! It was sort of a whirlwind for me as I was the one coordinating everything, but I pray it was a blessing to those who attended and that they were able to gain some inspiration as well as check a few people off their Christmas list!

DIY Air Freshner

WARNING! Please use a table cloth when working on delicate surfaces. We had a small casualty on this table where something ate away at the finish and I will feel awful about it FOREVER!!

Young Living Essential Oils


Below are the recipes we used as well as some labels I made. You are welcome to download the labels and use them to your liking. The labels also list the ingredients so they serve as recipe cards as well!


Sugar Scrub

Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir thoroughly. Store in a sealed container for up to 2 months. To use, apply scrub to wet skin. Massage the scrub into skin and then rinse with water. For additional moisturization apply foot cream and wear socks overnight. Also check out my Pumpkin Spice sugar scrub recipe

Homemade Sugar Scrub

 Chocolate Dipped Spoons

Peppermint-Chocolate Dipped Pretzels OR Spoons

Warm chocolate in a small crockpot or in microwave. Add one drop of peppermint for each bag of baking chips. Dip pretzels or spoons and add sprinkles. Allow to harden on wax paper. Place in refrigerator or freezer to speed up the process! Make bags of hot chocolate for two and attached the peppermint-chocolate dipped spoons (optional).  

DIY lip balm

Lip Balm

Recipe adapted from

Melt coconut oil and beeswax in a pourable glass measuring cup in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Add a few shavings off a natural lipstick to melt in for color. Add essential oil and pour into empty lip balm tubes or pots. Add a printed label or some washi tape!

DIY Lip Balm

So this got crazy messy and it was all because I didn’t use this fancy tool right here! Do yourself a favor and use this bad boy! You will need a few of them because once the mixture starts to harden it needs to be discarded.

DIY Lip Balm

Non Toxic room spray

Room Spray

  • 6-8 oz Spray Bottle
  • 2 tsp. rubbing alcohol or witch hazel  
  • Fill the rest of the way with water
  • 1 pinch of Epsom Salt
  • 20-30 drops essential oil of choice

Fill spray bottle with distilled water leaving room in the bottle for 2 tsp of rubbing alcohol (the alcohol is necessary because it acts as a dispersant for the essential oils; the epsom salt also aids in the mixing of the oils and water). Add essential oils of choice. Shake before use.  

Ta-da! Fun homemade gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors– anyone! Merry Christmas!

Essential Oil Gifts

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About Laurie

I'm a Child of God, wife, mother of 4, wellness advocate and writer. This blog is a journal of my days, a collection of my recipes and crafts, and hopefully, a platform for all families to share their ideas, encouragement, inspiration and advice! I'm striving to "bloom where I am planted". Don't wait until things are "perfect" to begin sharing your gifts. We are all part of one giant puzzle—don't be a missing piece!

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