Festive DIYs & Gifts

Purchased gifts are a great time saver. Plus with wish lists and gift cards you're sure to get that special someone exactly what they want this Christmas. However, if you like the personal touch of a homemade gift or you like the idea of adding a homemade treat to their gift box you'll appreciate these easy and festive holiday DIYs and gift ideas.

We've got two room sprays, bath bombs and scrub, holiday potpourri, and my personal favorite, bath salt ornaments - super easy, fun, and useful! Not only will the finished product be something you love using or gifting, but it will put you in the holiday spirit too.

Holiday Room Spray
This two simple DIY Holiday Room Sprays are inviting, uplifting, and will make your friends and family feel welcome in your home.
15 drops Frankincense oil
15 drops Grapefruit oil
30 drops Douglas Fir oil
2oz Witch Hazel
2oz Distilled Water

Deck the Halls Room Spray
10 drops Frankincense oil
10 drops Cedarwood oil
15 drops Peppermint oil
2oz Witch Hazel
2oz Distilled Water

  1. In a 4oz glass spray bottle, add 2oz Witch Hazel, essential oils and top off with water. 
  2. To use, shake the bottle, then spray.

Pro Tips - If you don't have Witch Hazel try a cheap vodka, both help to suspend the aroma in the air longer. If you don't have either simply use 4oz of water.

Bath Salt Ornaments
This DIY lets you disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament. When it's not decorating the tree, this ornament can double as a luxurious addition to a warm bath. 

Round ornaments
1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)
5–10 drops of your favorite essential oil

  1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl.
  2. Add the essential oils of your choice (and dried herbs/flowers if desired). Mix well.
  3. Add the bath salt to plastic ornament to desired level.
  4. When ready to use, add desired amount of mixture to a warm bath.

Pro Tips - You can customize the color and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list. Mix skin-safe colorant in with the Epsom salt. Class it up by adding dried herbs or flower petals.

Gingerbread Bath Bombs and Scrub
These two DIYs make a great and easy gift. Enjoy the warming and spicy aroma of Cinnamon and Ginger together in this gingerbread scrub and bath bomb combo. 

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

¾ c Packed Dark Brown Sugar
½ c Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
5 drops Ginger oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 2 drops Vanilla oil
½ tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp Allspice

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. 
  2. Store in an airtight container. 
  3. To use, massage over skin for 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, then rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.

Gingerbread Bath Bombs

½ c Baking Soda
¼ c Epsom Salt
¼ c Citric Acid
½ tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp Allspice
2 tsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 2 drops Vanilla oil
½ tsp Molasses
5 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
5 drops Ginger oil

  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and mix.
  3. Mix to combine wet and dry ingredients, mixture should be relatively dry but still moldable. 
  4. Pack mixture into molds and allow to dry for at least 24 hours before removing.
  5. Store in a dry place until use.

Pro Tips - If the mixture is too moist the bath bombs will lose their fizziness, so spritz with water carefully if the mixture is too dry to hold shape.

Holiday Potpourri
Potpourri is an easy and festive way to bring the essence of season into your home. Simply gather some of your favorite spices and herbs, place them in a bowl, and add a few drops of essential oil for an amazing aroma.

Recommended Ingredients
Orange Peels
Star Anise
Bay Leaves
Cinnamon Sticks
Vanilla Beans (cut into small pieces)
Cardamom Seeds
Dried Apple Slices
Whole Cloves
Whole Nutmeg
All Spice

Recommended Essential Oils
Cinnamon Bark
doTERRA OnGuard®
Wild Orange

  1. Place desired herbs and spices into a container or bowl. Mix and assemble as desired.
  2. Add 3–5 drops of one or more essential oils of your choosing on top of potpourri.

Pro Tips -  After a couple of weeks, the aroma will start to fade. Add a few more drops of your desired essential oils to revive it's scent. Place potpourri in a decorative box with a bottle of essential oil. I vote doTERRA Vanilla, Holiday Joy, Holiday Peace, or Hygge! 

Would love for you to send me a picture or at least tell me if you try any of these, especially if you give any as gifts! 


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