Homemade Holidays: DIY Essential Oil Gifts

43 December 16, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Personal Care, Skin care, Wellness, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care

Share the gift of essential oils this holiday season with three easy personal care DIYs! First introduced at our 2015 Beauty School, these tried-and-true recipes are easy, inexpensive, and just a little luxurious. Plus, they make a giftable package in small mason jars or lip balm pots wrapped with a festive ribbon.


Mistletoe Lip Scrub

2 tsp. organic evaporated cane juice crystals

¾ teaspoon coconut oil

1–2 drops Christmas Spirit™ essential oil blend

Combine ingredients and add to containers.


Young Living Lavender Essential OilMoo-Less Milk Bath

½ cup dry coconut milk powder

2 Tbsp. baking soda

2 Tbsp. arrowroot starch

10–15 drops of your favorite topical essential oil

Mix dry ingredients together. Pour half the amount into a half pint-sized glass jar or larger. Drop essential oils into the center. Pour the other half of the powder mixture on top. Secure jar lid and shake until well combined.


Myrrh - Young Living Essentail OilSilky Foot Soak

½ cup Epsom salt

2 Tbsp. rolled oats

10–15 drops of your favorite topical essential oil

Thoroughly combine ingredients and store in a glass jar.


Young Living DIY Holiday Essential Oil GiftsThese simple recipes are perfect for sharing your passion for Young Living essential oils!     

These simple DIYs are great for an activity with your team, or just for sharing your YL love with friends, family, and neighbors this holiday season.

Check out our make-and-take party post for ideas on how to host a fun event featuring these holiday gifts.


What topical essential oils will you use in your holiday DIYs? Let us know in the comments!

—Gloria Russo, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager, Personal Care

  • Hello F. M. O! We suggest that you put all the mixture in a small tub of warm to hot water to soak your feet in! Let us know if you have any more questions. Thanks for stopping by!

  • I gifted the Mistletoe Lip Scrub last year in a mini mason jar that I etched with the recipients name. It was a massive success so I am back to pick another one to try for this year! Thanks for all of your tips, and keep up the good work!

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  • Nancy

    I have a grandson who is extremely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Is there the possibility of cross-contamination with the carrier oils if I use essential oils in the making of bath salts? (sea salt, baking soda, Epsom salts, and essential oils)

    • Hi Nancy, It is possible that the essential oils are manufactured in facilities which use nuts in product formulations. Though there may be nuts processed in the same facility please rest assured that according to cGMP’s (current good manufacturing practices) the machinery is cleansed and sanitized between products to prevent contamination. If you have additional concerns about the use of any of our products we would suggest speaking with a health care provider.

  • sharon

    I am making rice bags to heat and would like to add a scent. However I am not sure what oils would do in the rice. Any input on this would be most helpful.

    • Hi Sharon, That sounds like a great DIY project. We would recommend rubbing the oils in your hands and then smoothing them over the rice bag after heating. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

      • Beth

        What kind of tree nuts would YL be using in their facilities that produce essential oil?

        • Hi Beth, We do use carrier oils including almond oil, coconut oil, and sesame seed oil in a selection of our blends. It is possible that essential oils which do not contain carrier oils are manufactured in facilities which use carrier oils in product formulations. Though there may be almond oil processed in the same facility please rest assured that according to CGMP’s (current good manufacturing practices) the machinery is cleansed and sanitized between products to prevent contamination. If you have additional concerns about the use of any of our products we would encourage you to speak to your health care provider.

    • Danielle

      Hi, I’ve made several rice “socks” for heat packs. I added the oils to the rice, and they did fine. They don’t last forever, so if you make them in something that can be opened, you can refresh the oils. 🙂

  • Sabern

    Hi I use a c-pap also and one of the instructions state NOT to use any type of essence to to the water it will plug the machine. hope this helps

  • Hi Teresa, We would not recommend using essential oils in conjunction with a CPAP machine in any manner as the oils may damage the plastic components of the machine. If you desire to use the oils in another manner, we would suggest contacting your physician to determine if the oils are safe to use with your current medical condition. Thanks for stopping by with your questions.

  • Kate

    We use Young Living essential oils in all of our homemade holiday products! Lavender pillows and Peppermint swirled lip balm are my favorites 🙂

  • Alyssa Harder

    I made all the women in our extended family Lavender bath salts and Lavender sugar scrub. I tried them out myself and absolutely loved them! I had several people try them and say that they loved them too. Homemade gifts mean so much more than store bought, especially if they involve YL essential oils.

  • LOVE the idea of mixing the oats with the epsom salt! I’ve always mixed baking soda with the salts. This will be a new way to make a foot soak!

  • Is the foot soak for one use only?

    • Young Living

      Hi Pat, Thanks for your question. The Foot Soak is designed for one use, but you do not have to use the full amount. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Adrienne Cobbs

    I made Lavender bath salts, Shower Stones w/a sample of Lavender, essential oils Fun Dough, and Purification car diffusers (using a clothespin).

    • Terry

      Hello Adrienne, I love your ides for bath salts, shower stones, and car diffusers. Would you share your recipe’s? My email is thorton@stny.rr.com
      Thank you

    • Debbie Stelle

      Love your creative use of oils. Would you send the directions to me. I am just getting started and would enjoy ideas for uses

      Debbie Stelle

    • Joan Kuehn

      Would appreciate your recipes for use as gifts. thanks

  • Nancy

    Where can you purchase the organic evaporated juice crystals?

    • Young Living

      Hi Nancy, You can purchase the organic evaporated juice crystals online or at many natural food stores. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Karen Lange

    I made car fresheners with cardboard cutouts and Purification and I made bath/foot soaks with several empty EO bottles and Epsom salts, then added baking soda also when I took out the bottles. Then I soaked them in distilled water and saved that for adding to baths also.

    • Laura

      Love this! How much oil do you need for car fresheners and how long do they last? Thanks 🙂

  • Tonya

    What is the shelf life of the Silky Foot Soak, Bath Milk, Lip Scrub?

    • Young Living

      Hi Tonya, The lip scrub should be used within a day or two, but the milk bath and foot scrub should last several weeks if stored in an airtight jar. We hope this information is helpful!

  • Well, creating a homemade essential oil mix does make the gift a lot more personal. Good idea!

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