Welcome back to Part 2 of our DIY Holiday Gifts series. As with the last set of gifts, you can make these any time of year for any reason, but they also make great Christmas gifts and holiday stocking stuffers!
Mermaid Hair Spray
Say hello to healthy, luscious hair with this easy Mermaid Hair Spray! Spoil a friend with this perfect holiday gift.
- 10-15 drops Lavender
- 10-15 drops Rosemary
- 10-15 drops Cedarwood
- 5-7 drops Peppermint (optional)
- 2 oz. witch hazel
Price: Approximately $3 (without the bottle)Add oils to a 4 oz. bottle. Add witch hazel and fill the remainder with water. Gently shake to combine. Spray on damp hair and let the magic happen!
Watch this video to learn more.
Winter Nights Beard Oil
It’s never been easier to keep your rugged beard looking and feeling great. Using a beard oil in your grooming regimen can help tame your beard and care for the skin underneath the facial hair, all while leaving your beard smelling amazing.
This beard oil features Young Living’s exclusive Winter Nights essential oil blend. Northern Lights Black Spruce, Cedarwood, Orange, and Peppermint essential oils combine to make a fresh, woodsy aroma that is perfect for the wintertime. If you like easy recipes, this one is for you!
Add 30 drops of Winter Nights to a 2 oz. dropper bottle and fill the remainder with your favorite moisturizing carrier oil.
Keep your nails looking and feeling fabulous this season with this DIY nail serum! Combine equal drops of Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, and Frankincense, in a 10ml roller and top with your favorite carrier oil. Apply on nails and cuticles in the morning and night!
DIY Room Sprays make the perfect gift! All you need is a glass spray bottle, essential oils, water, and some witch hazel. Fill your bottle almost full of water. Add your favorite essential oils to the potency of your liking. Top with a little witch hazel, shake, and spritz. There are so many awesome combinations of oils you can use for room sprays!
Merry and Bright
- 5-8 drops Grapefruit (about $.06 per drop)
- 5-8 drops Cinnamon (about $.25 per drop)
- 5-8 drops Peppermint (about $.07 per drop)
Total: Approximately $3.05 without spray bottle
- 8-10 drops Cinnamon (about $.25 per drop)
- 5-8 drops Vanilla (about $.32 per drop)
- 5-8 drops StressAway (about $.10 per drop)
Total: Approximately $4.50 without spray bottle
- 4-6 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce (about $.25 per drop)
- 6 drops Grapefruit (about $.06 per drop)
- 3-5 drops Lemon Myrtle or Lemon Verbena (about $.24 per drop)
- 2-3 drops Lime (about $.04 per drop)
- 2-3 drops Geranium (about $.14 per drop)
Total: Approximately $3.60 without spray bottle
Save our cute Cosmo Volcano label to use on your room spray!
Bath Salts are one of the easiest gifts! Follow the recipe below and customize with your favorite essential oils.
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 25 drops of essential oil
- Bottles or jars with tight lids
1. Place coarse sea salt, Epsom salt, and baking soda in a bowl.2. Mix 25 drops of essential oil into the bowl with salts.3. Combine all ingredients together in a jar with a tight seal.
Here are some oil recommendations:
- Peppermint + Rosemary
- Lemon + Orange + Tangerine
- Grapefruit + Gentle Baby
- Lavender + Cedarwood
Simple, DIY linen sprays are inexpensive, easy to make and totally customizable to your preferences! Click through the images to see some essential oil recommendations for your linen spray!
- 4 ounces distilled water
- 2 ounces witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
- 35-45 drops essential oil
1. Put witch hazel or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.
*2. Add essential oils (see below for scent ideas).
3. Add water and shake well.
4. Lightly mist your linens.
*Because oil and water don’t mix, witch hazel and rubbing alcohol act as emulsifiers to help the ingredients combine. Always shake your linen spray before using it to maximize the scent.
Homemade exfoliating soaps are great for renewing dull, dehydrated skin. Each soap is uncommonly beautiful, thanks to natural ingredients like Himalayan pink salt and poppy seed. The unique way the exfoliators disperse throughout the soap simply adds to their charm. Display the bars as part of your bathroom decor or wrap a ribbon around one of our naturally exfoliating soaps for a gift that keeps your friends glowing.
Ingredients to make homemade exfoliating soap:
Homemade exfoliating soap is easier to customize when you start with a pre-made base. We used the same base—organic melt and pour glycerin soap plus coconut oil—for each bar but changed up the exfoliating ingredients and essential oils.
We recommend using silicone soap molds with circles approximately 2 ½ inches in diameter. This recipe makes approximately 3 soaps.
- 6 ounces suspended organic melt and pour glycerin soap
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Exfoliating ingredient
- Essential oils
How to make homemade exfoliating soap:
- Cut soap into about 1-inch cubes.
- Put soap and coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until soap is completely melted, stirring in between to smooth clumps.
- Add essential oils and mix well.
- Add exfoliating ingredient slowly, stirring well to combine and remove all clumps. Work quickly before the soap gets too cool.
- Pour into molds. Let sit until solid, approximately 1-3 hours.
Lemon sage soap:
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 10 drops Lemon essential oil
- 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops Sage essential oil
Poppy Seed Patchouli soap:
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons fine Himalayan pink salt
- 15 drops Joy essential oil blend
- 10 drops Patchouli essential oil
- 5 drops Geranium essential oil
Treat sore muscles and skin with moisturizing ingredients, a cooling sensation, and a yummy aroma. This DIY massage bar is almost good enough to eat! The combo of cocoa powder, Peppermint essential oil, and Cinnamon Bark essential oil, along with luscious coconut and almond oils, is the treat your skin deserves. This bar is perfect to enhance your wind-down routine.
- ½ cup beeswax pellets
- ¼ cup cocoa butter, cut into small chunks
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 15-20 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 15-20 drops Spearmint essential oil
- 9-12 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
- 9-12 drops Copaiba essential oil
- A silicone mold about the size of a bar of soap with ridges or bumps
- Add beeswax and cocoa butter to a double boiler over medium-low heat until melted. Be careful not to overheat or melt too quickly. Low and slow is best.
- Once beeswax and cocoa butter are melted, turn off the heat and add sweet almond oil and coconut oil.
- Add cocoa powder and mix well until fully incorporated with no clumps.
- Pour the mixture into a mold of your choosing. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Add essential oils: 5 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Spearmint, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark, and 3 drops Copaiba to each massage bar. Mix in with a toothpick. **Tip: Wait until the cocoa butter and beeswax mixture is slightly cooled before adding the essential oils. This keeps the temperature more consistent, which helps the oils blend well and do their job.
- Let everything cool completely in the fridge before popping the massage bars out of the mold.
- Store in a sealed container at room temperature; keep away from extreme heat to prevent the bars from melting.
How to Use
Rub the textured side of the bar along your sore back, feet, legs, or any part of your body that needs a boost!
This DIY lotion bar uses the warmth of your body to melt natural emollients and essential oils into the skin to smooth, moisturize and hydrate dry hands, heels, elbows, and more.
- ½ cup extra-virgin coconut oil
- ½ cup beeswax
- ¼ cup shea butter
- ¼ cup cocoa butter
- 15–20 drops essential oil of your choice (we recommend 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and 10 drops of Lemon essential oil)
- Combine coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter in a 16-ounce glass measuring cup.
- Place in a pot with water that rises to halfway up the measuring cup
- Bring water to a boil, stirring frequently until ingredients are completely melted.
- Remove measuring cup from the pot.
- Add dried lavender and lemon zest, if desired.
- Add essential oils and stir until completely combined.
- Immediately pour into molds.
- Let sit overnight.
- Once cooled, remove the lotion from the molds.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
We hope you enjoyed these DIYs. Don’t miss out on our other posts with gifts your family and friends will love. It doesn’t have to be a holiday to share something special with those you care about, so feel free to make these any time of year.
If you don’t about essential oils, you can learn about them by reading our essential oil related posts. If you would like to order a kit or any other Young Living Oils, you can do so here or learn more getting started with Young Living essential oils here.
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