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Valentine's Day Gifts

Homemade aromatherapy Valentine's Day gifts

Celebrating the love in your life on Valentine's Day (or any day!) is a way to nurture and show gratitude for your relationships — with a lover, with a friend or even with yourself. Homemade aromatherapy Valentine's Day gifts are a hands-on and personal way to show your love and pamper the recipient. Our aromatherapy experts shared their favorite homemade treats in the easy DIY recipes below.

For Your Lover:

Chocolove Sensual Body Blend

Aura Cacia aromatherapist and educator Tim Blakley formulated this sensual body blend to be a treat for you and your lover -- one that you can give as a gift or quickly whip up for a special night. His instructions for use are simple: "Massage this moisturizing exotic love blend on your lover's body and have fun!"


  • 4 ounces cocoa butter
  • 16 drops of Vanilla Precious Essentials
  • 5 drops of Rose Absolute Precious Essentials
  • 2 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 1 drop of cardamom seed essential oil

1. Scoop cocoa butter out of container with a spoon and melt in the microwave or using a double boiler until liquid.
2. Mix in essential oils and pour into airtight container.
3. Allow to cool slightly, then massage and have fun!

Note: When oil cools completely, it will solidify.

Storage: Store blend in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm before use.

Chocolove sensual body butter
Motjito body scrub

For Yourself:

Mojito Body Scrub

Aura Cacia aromatherapist and educator Charlynn Avery shared this homemade body scrub as a favorite recipe for treating herself. She says: "I created this scrub a few years ago when I wanted to enjoy my own spa experience at home. Nothing says self-care like taking excellent care of your skin in a spa-like atmosphere. This combination of brightening and uplifting oils is the perfect treat for yourself!"


  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 8 drops lime essential oil
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil

1. In a small bowl, mix oils and sugar.
2. In shower or bath, apply the sugar scrub in gentle circular motions. Rinse.

Storage: While this recipe is intended for a single, immediate use, you can multiply the amount and store for later use. In larger amounts, the scrub should be kept in a glass container in a dark, cool place.

For Your Friend:

Vanilla Almond Foot Scrub

Created by Aura Cacia product expert Tom Havran, this recipe for a foot scrub is personal without necessarily carrying any romantic intentions. It's an easy and delightful Valentine’s Day gift you can make for your best friend who deserves a bit of pampering. Tom says: "Our feet are very sensitive and a bit of podiatric pampering will have us walking on the sunny side in no time. A good foot soak, scrub and massage seems to make your whole body happy."


  • 1/4 cup raw, virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup unrefined granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Aura Cacia Vanilla Precious Essentials™ oil

1. Measure coconut and sweet almond oils into a glass measuring cup. Place cup in simmering hot water bath until coconut oil melts. Remove from hot water bath.
2. Meanwhile, measure almonds and pulse in a food processor or blender into a finely ground meal.
3. Add almonds to melted oils. Add sugar and Vanilla Precious Essentials. Mix thoroughly and place in a pretty jar or tin.

To Use:
1. Soak feet in a basin of hot water until soft. (Tip: add a packet of Aura Cacia Comforting Vanilla Precious Essentials Aromatherapy Soak.)
2. Rinse feet, pat dry, apply 1 to 2 tablespoons of scrub and massage all over feet and toes.
3. Rinse away almond and sugar granules, massage remaining oil, then wipe dry with paper towels.

Storage: Store in an airtight container in a cabinet, protected from heat. Good for up to one year.

Vanilla almond foot scrub

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