Are you the type that waits until the last minute to do your holiday gift shopping?
Not this year!
In this post, we’re going to explore some top picks for essential oil lovers. These ideas are perfect gifts for your family, friends or… you know, yourself!
You do treat yourself every now and then, right? Right?
In this post, you’ll find tips about the best essential oils to use in your diffuser over the holidays to help get into the spirit of things, storage gift ideas, how to pick a diffuser for yourself or a friend, and an amazing “candy cane” bath scrub recipe.
Grab a hot cup of cocoa and settle in.
How to Choose a Diffuser
Diffusing essential oils is by far the best way to introduce a pleasant aroma to a room without using chemical spray products. Easy, natural, and more effective. Depending on what essential oils you’re diffusing, you can even sharpen your mental clarity, enhance your ability to relax after a long day, or simply improve your overall wellbeing.
For smaller areas like offices, bedrooms, or reading nooks, our 50ml Hero essential oil diffuser is an excellent choice for yourself or as a gift. With an elegant appearance, ultra-quiet operation, and a runtime of up to 4 hours, this compact diffuser is a perfect entry-level or secondary product.
If you want to add fragrance to an even larger area, our 200ml diffuser can cover approximately five hundred square feet. If you have a large living area or an open office space, this beautiful little beast is the best unit for the job.
Perhaps the best diffuser to get as a gift for your loved ones—or yourself if you’re crazy enough to not have one already—is our car vent diffuser. This waterless diffuser simply clips to your car vent, giving you the ability to enjoy calming or focus-enhancing essential oils during your daily commute, long trips, or just a quick run to the store. This is the ultimate stocking-stuffer when paired with a few essential oils (we prefer lavender or lemon).
The Best Essential Oils for the Holidays
The holiday season is one of the best times to enjoy essential oils. The right aroma can significantly enhance the overall feel of the season. Cozy, warm, woodsy oils are excellent choices to diffuse.
Somehow, the emotion-balancing properties and a delightfully foresty scent of pine essential oil bring out the feeling of winter even if you live in a hot climate. Cinnamon and peppermint essential oils are mainstays of the holiday season for obvious reasons but don’t forget aromas like nutmeg, ginger, and clove to really get in the spirit.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our massive favorite winter essential oil recipes post. You’ll find tons of suggestions, DIY recipes, and downloadable diffuser blend sheets. If you come down with a case of the sniffles, our DIY cold and cough relief recipes are sure to be a welcome addition to your repertoire.
Is This the Season You’ll Get Organized? Great Essential Oil Storage Cases
The better organized your essential oils are, the more likely you are to use them. If your new year’s resolution is to cut out the store-bought chemicals and start using natural essential oils more often, the first step is organization – or maybe you have things covered but you have a friend in that situation. Why not give the gift of getting organized?
If it’s time for you to upgrade your storage capacity, our huge (yet somehow still elegant) 87 bottle capacity wooden essential oil storage box is the way to go. It comes with a label set so you can get serious about getting organized.
DIY Essential Oil “Candy Cane” Bath Scrub Recipe
This bath scrub smells like the holidays and helps with exfoliating your skin, which is very important during the winter months. Cold, dry winter air can really do a number on your skin, and exfoliating with a natural salt scrub like this can reduce roughness.
You’ll need the following:
- 7-8 drops peppermint essential oil
- 7-8 drops vanilla essential oil
- 2 cups coconut oil
- 1 cup kosher salt
If solid, begin by melting the coconut oil. Never microwave coconut oil by itself, as this can change its chemical composition and, if you spill it on yourself, burn pretty badly. Instead, fill a bowl with hot water and place the container of coconut oil in it. About five minutes later, it should be soft and liquidy.
Put the coconut oil and salt into a mixing bowl, stir generously for a minute or two, and then drop in the essential oils as you continue to stir. Stir for 3-5 more minutes. You can take the entire concoction and pour it into its own container, or several small containers (it makes an excellent gift).
What are your top holiday recommendations for essential oils and oil-related accessories? We hope you’ve enjoyed the information in this post and would love to hear from you in the comments below.
From everyone at Aroma Outfitters, we hope that you have a very happy holiday season!