Are you dying to share the joy of oils with basically everyone you love, but don’t know where to start? These essential oils gift ideas are exactly what you need!
Giving the gift of essential oils isn’t generally a matter of plopping a bottle of oil in someone’s hand and calling it a day. A lot of people love the idea of essential oils, but aren’t sure how to use them in their day-to-day. And while a bottle of lavender or lemon might be well-received, chances are it’s just going to start gathering dust at the back of the cupboard within a few a weeks.
When you gift essential oils to someone who has never used oils before, you need to do it gently. Give them in such a way that the receiver can easily begin using them without having to buy a diffuser or a carrier oil (because they’re probably not going to do that just yet!)
These essential oils gift ideas are a wonderful way to gently introduce your loved ones to the oils that you know and love. Before you know it, they’ll be as hooked as you are!
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Essential Oils Gift Ideas
A homemade perfume is one of the loveliest essential oils gift ideas out there, and this is one that you can have a lot of fun creating! Pick out a single lush-smelling oil, or a dizzyingly beautiful combo. This article is a great reference on how to use top, middle and base notes when creating an essential oils perfume.
DIY Essential Oils Perfume Roller
- Glass roller bottle (how stunning are these gold-lidded rainbow ones!?!)
- 1 tbs vodka
- Sweet almond oil
- Essential oils
- Optional (but gorgeous!): dried flower petals
Add 12-15 drops of your chosen essential oil/s to the roller bottle. Add vodka and a sprinkle of dried flowers (if using). Fill to the top with the sweet almond oil. Give it a shake.
Note: Make this one well in advance (at least 4 weeks), if you can, as this will enhance the strength of the perfume and make it a longer-lasting scent.
Help your friend stay hydrated with a gorgeous new water bottle, and a bottle of lemon or lime (or both, if you’re feeling generous!). Instruct her to add one drop of lemon/lime each time she refills her water for a fresh, citrusy burst.
There are tons of gorgeous water bottles available, so pick one that you know she’ll love. I love the faux leather sleeve of the water bottle pictured above. This confetti sparkle bottle is a LOT of fun. This stunning rose gold insulated water bottle is an elegant option. And if your friend is a lover of feminine florals, this black bottle and this watercolour bottle are both super pretty.
For a sweet, cozy gift in the colder months, there is nothing better than a comfy pair of warm socks to wear to bed. Pair this gift with a bottle of lavender essential oil and the instructions to add 1 drop per sock each night before bed, and help your friend sleep her sweetest sleep!
Don’t have time to knit your own socks? The knitted socks pictured above are cute and festive. These wool block colour socks will bring all the cozy vibes. These vintage-inspired knit socks are lovely. I love these extra-long grey knit socks for those extra cold nights. And for that friend who’s always shivering, these fleece-lined slipper socks will really do the job!
Don’t neglect the men in your life – you’ll probably find that they enjoy discovering the benefits of essential oils just as much as you do! There are many manly, earthy scents you can create for this DIY beard oil, but my husband’s chosen oils combo is bergamot, peppermint, clove and nutmeg.
DIY Beard Oil
- 2oz glass dropper bottle (these cobalt bottles are stunning)
- Jojoba oil
- Sweet almond oil
- 15 drops vitamin E oil
- 25-30 drops essential oils
Add essential oils and vitamin E oil to the glass dropper bottle. Top to about halfway with the jojoba oil, then fill to the top with the sweet almond oil.
Instructions for use: After a shower (or a warm washcloth over the face), add 2-3 drops of beard oil to palms and rub over beard. Brush or comb oils through beard.
Essential Oils Diffuser
Diffusing is many peoples’ favourite way to use essential oils, so why not gift your friend with a beautiful diffuser and her own oil/s to diffuse?
As for the essential oil/s you pair with this gift: pick out an oil or create a unique combo specific to your friend’s needs. Does she want more calm in her life? Does she struggle with anxiety? Is she a happy, easy-going person who just loves a little mood boost?
Whatever oil/s you decide to gift her, include a little card telling her why you chose them for her, specifically. Explain the properties of the oils and how you think they’ll benefit her.
When it comes to choosing a diffuser, oh my goodness, there are thousands of affordable options to choose from! So you can really pick something that will suit her decor. My favourite choice at the moment is this stunning cracked gold-look diffuser (pictured above). Other notable mentions are this cute little lotus diffuser, this Turkish lamp-style piece, this starry night-light diffuser, this beautiful blown glass diffuser, this adorable pineapple, this votive-style tree diffuser and this pretty butterfly adorned piece.
DIY Spa Night
Give your friend the beautiful gift of pampering herself, and show her the luxurious side of essential oils! Check out our simple DIY bath and beauty product ideas, make a little selection (3 will be perfect), fill up some pretty jars (these cork-lidded jars with labels are divine), and pop them all in a beautiful basket with a natural Egyptian loofah.
And voila! An (all-natural) luxury beauty hamper without the luxury price tag!
Homemade Cleaning Products
A selection of all-natural cleaning products would make a lovely housewarming gift or bridal shower gift. And if you haven’t tried making your own cleaning products with essential oils before, you’re in luck – they’re some of the quickest, easiest DIYs you can make!
Check out these DIY essential oils cleaning products that I use in my home, and make a handful of them. Slap some handwritten labels on them. Pop them in a laundry bucket (this collapsible laundry bucket is super handy and easy to store). And make your friend’s day with her brand new, all-natural cleaning products!
Jewelry is a classic, sure-fire way to make someone’s day on pretty much any occasion. But jewelry that can diffuse some carefully selected oils and leave the wearer in a happy, oil haze all day? That’s next-level! There’s a whole range of lava stone jewelry available out there, but my favourites are this geometric triangle ring (pictured above), this exquisite rose locket, this bold statement-making bangle cuff, this darling little lotus pendant, and this totally VSCO beaded bracelet. Or if you’re a bit of a jewelry-making buff, pick up a set of these mixed-colour lava stones and make your own gorgeous pieces.
Then simply pair your lava stone jewelry with some hand-selected oils in these teeny tiny bottles. Gorgeous gift, sorted!
Know someone who’s about to jet off to some awesome location? Make up a quick little kit of oil rollers to bring on their travels! The gorgeous gold purse pictured above holds four roller bottles (such as this 4-pack of fuschia rollers), so here are four ideas for filling them:
Sleep roller: 10 drops each of lavender, cedarwood and chamomile, topped with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.
Tummy trouble roller: 40 drops each of DiGize and orange, topped with carrier oil.
Headache/body ache roller: 10 drops of peppermint, 10 drops of Panaway, 5 drops of Stress Away, 5 drops of lavender, 5 drops of copaiba/frankincense, topped with carrier oil.
Immunity roller: 30 drops of Thieves, topped with carrier oil.
For more tips on essential oils to bring when traveling, I’ve got a whole article – check it out here!
I hope these essential oils gift ideas have inspired you to share the joy of oils with your loved ones!
And if they fall in love with oils the way you have (and they almost definitely will!), send them over to Tahlia’s Essential Oils Facebook Group, Common Scents – a perfect spot for beginners to learn more!