DIY Holiday Aromatherapy Gifts Make Great Scents

The holiday season is the perfect time to put your personal touch on the gifts you give. The recipient will know you thought of them in a special way when you give them an aromatherapy treat designed to de-stress or delight them.

Time out for relaxation. Give the gift of a luxury time-out. Offer up one or all of these formulas in a beautifully wrapped container along with a calming cd or candles, and you'll be sending the message to slow down and enjoy the special moments.

Consider this bright, fresh and long-lasting blend of essential oils:

15 drops ylang ylang
30 drops peppermint
55 drops tangerine

Use this blend in the following easy-to-make products:

AmyrisFizzy Foot Soak
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1 tablespoon sodium bicarbonate
3-4 tablets (crushed) or 1 tablespoon of citric acid crystals
24 drops essential oil blend

Body Buff
1 cup super fine unrefined sugar granules
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
15 drops essential oil blend

Bouquet Mist
4 ounces purified water
18 drops essential oil blend

Place in a bottle with spray-mist cap attachment, and spray wherever you need to freshen the air, or body.

No-Calorie Way to Enjoy Chocolate. Chocolates are delicious--and abundant at holiday time. Here's a way to enjoy that comforting flavor worry-free. Cocoa butter comes from the same source as chocolate, and makes a luxurious body care treat.

Chocolate Body Butter
1 ounce grapeseed or jojoba oil
3 ounces cocoa butter
3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
3 drops tangerine essential Oil
12 drops Aura Cacia Vanilla Precious Essentials oil

Use after a bath or shower.

Everlasting Greeting Cards. Add a unique treat to your greeting cards, whether you buy or make them. Include a bottle of essential oil such as lavender with the card -- and instructions to apply drops to the card and use as a sachet to tuck among linens and clothes.

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ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH

AMYRIS

AmyrisAmyris provides an invaluable base note and fixative for essential oil blending in both aromatherapy and perfume applications. The oil is distilled from the wood of a tropical East Indian tree called Amyris balsamifera. It is a colorless, viscous oil with a light but distinct sandalwood-like aroma. Amyris blends especially well with rich florals and other base notes such as jasmine, rose, patchouli and vetiver. Use it in sensual blends and massage oils for its exotic, calming and focusing benefit.

Amyris Sensual Touch Massage Oil

5 drops Aura Cacia Amyris Essential Oil
3 drops Aura Cacia Jasmine Absolute Oil
2 drops Aura Cacia Mandarin orange Essential Oil
3 Tablespoons Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil

Mix essential oils and sweet almond oil. Dispense into palm of hand. Apply in a gentle massage over entire body.

Amyris & Frankincense Meditation Anointment

3 drops Aura Cacia Amyris Essential Oil
3 drops Aura Cacia Frankincense Precious Essential Oil

As a precursor to meditation, prayer or yoga practice, dispense oils into palm of hand. Apply a drop to center of forehead and massage into temples. Rub palms together and cup hands over face, inhaling deeply and slowly several times.

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