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:
Fizzy 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
1 cup super fine unrefined sugar granules
cup sweet almond oil
15 drops essential oil blend
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.