How to host an aromatherapy gift assembly line DIY party

12 Dec

Aromatherapy DIY

By Tom Havran

A desire to show how much we care fuels our search for the perfect holiday gifts each year, yet few store-bought items are as heartfelt as handcrafted, personalized gifts. This year, choose conviviality rather than a mad rush to the mall by hosting an aromatherapy gift assembly line DIY party with your family or a group of friends.

This set of Soothing and Refreshing aromatherapy gifts — including a homemade bath salt blend, a body oil and a hydrating aromatherapy mist — are both nice to receive and fun to make!

Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You can find the items on your shopping list at your local co-op or local health food store, or online:

Step 2: Create a festive atmosphere.
This is a party, after all! Prepare some snacks and drinks, turn on your Christmas lights and play a selection of your favorite Christmas tunes.

Step 3: Make your Soothe & Refresh Essential Oil Blend.
You’ll use this blend for your three different gift recipes.

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Soothe & Refresh Essential Oil Blend

Yield: 1 bottle

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz. lavender essential oil
  • .5 oz. peppermint essential oil
  • .5 oz. sweet orange essential oil

Directions: Combine all oils in a 2 oz. amber glass bottle. Shake gently, and use blend in the following recipes.

Step 4: Set up your assembly lines.
Set out your materials for each of the gifts, including one bottle of the Soothe & Refresh Essential Oil Blend at each station. Include gift tags, string or ribbon, and pens for personalization and decorating!

Soothe & Refresh Homemade Bath Salts Blend
These little bags of bliss can be steeped in a warm bath to create a soothing and refreshing at home spa experience.

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Yield: 1 bag

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Mineral Bath Salts
  • 4 tablespoons Herbal Bath Blend
  • 20 drops Sooth & Refresh essential oil blend (see above)
  • Cotton drawstring bag

Directions: Measure and toss salts and herbal blend in a bowl, sprinkle with oil blend and toss thoroughly until well-combined. Fill drawstring bag with mixture and package in a cellophane bag, airtight tin or jar.

Soothe & Refresh Body Oil
This silky oil can be used in the bath or as an after shower moisture-supporting body oil.

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Yield: 1 bottle

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. sweet almond oil
  • 12 drops Soothe & Refresh essential oil blend (see above)
  • 2 oz. amber bottle with cap

Directions: Measure sweet almond oil and Soothe & Refresh essential oil blend into a measuring cup. Stir until well combined and decant into amber bottle.

Sooth & Refresh Hydrating Body Mist
This simple water-based mist provides a refreshing boost when applied lightly to face and neck.

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Yield: 1 mist

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. water
  • 24 drops Soothe & Refresh essential oil blend (see above)
  • 4 oz. mist bottle with cap

Directions: Measure water and essential oil blend into mist bottle cap and shake well before each application.

What homemade gifts are you giving this year? Share your ideas below!

Tom-HavranAbout the author: Tom is communicator of natural living for Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia brands. In other words, he’s a very imaginative copywriter. A local boy, raised on a farm just down the road from the company’s headquarters in Norway, Tom enjoys drawing, plant hoarding, cooking and living the simple life in the beautiful state of Iowa.

2 Responses to “How to host an aromatherapy gift assembly line DIY party”

  1. ladyinthehouse December 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    How fun!!

  2. Nancy December 13, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    I am having people make their own so they can customize their own blends based on their preferences.

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