Everyone recognizes that a homemade gift that you’ve created yourself has more significance and touches the loved ones on your giving list more than anything purchased at store. It’s also more economical for you because you can save money by purchasing one set of materials and producing multiple gifts. The only rub is if you take on a project that is too complicated or time-consuming for you to produce. Here are some easy, anyone-can-do-them gift ideas that feature pure Aura Cacia essential oils. We encourage you to get the ingredients, maybe pour yourself a glass of wine, put on some music and spend a quiet, stress-free evening crafting some truly memorable presents. Happy Holidays from Aura Cacia!
Spiced Dried Citrus Ornaments
A variety of fresh, colorful citrus (oranges, limes, lemons)
A variety of spice essential oils (cinnamon, clove, allspice)
Decorative ribbon, string or twine
Small cellophane bags.
Carefully slice citrus into ¼ inch slices. Arrange on a wire rack and dry in the oven at lowest setting. Sprinkle dried citrus slices with several drops of essential oils. Poke or drill a small hole into dried slices and tie a loop of ribbon. Place ornaments in bags and tie shut with more ribbon.
Winter Forest Air Freshener
A variety of natural pine cones (collected from nature or purchased at a craft store)
A variety of evergreen essential oils (balsam fir needle, pine, cedarwood)
Sprinkle each pine cone with several drops of essential oils. Place several scented cones in each bag and tie shut with ribbon.