25+ Easy Homemade Essential Oil Gifts for Christmas

In this post you’ll find 25+ of my favorite gifts to make with essential oils.

These are easy DIY recipes and ideas to make amazing Christmas gifts for almost everyone on your list – your mom, friends, sister, teachers, and even your husband.

There are recipes and instructions for bath bombs, perfume, cooling foot cream, soap, whipped body butter, coffee scrub, diffuser necklaces, dryer balls, sugar scrub, mugs, sugar cubes, bath salts, foaming hand soap, gel air freshener, rooms sprays, lip balm, salt scrub, dry body oil, beard balm, men’s cologne, ornaments, heating pad, shower melts, reed diffuser, roller bottles, and lotion bars.

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these recipes as much as I have.



25 DIY essential oil Christmas gifts



Christmas Cookie Sugar Scrub recipe made with essential oil

1- Christmas Cookie Sugar Scrub

This DIY sugar scrub exfoliates and hydrates skin, is fast, cheap, and easy to make, and smells like fresh baked Christmas cookies!

Find the recipe here



Christmas bath bomb recipes {made with essential oils}

2- Christmas Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bombs are both a fun activity & a great Christmas gift!  see below for essential oil blends to customize your bath bombs for Christmas.
find my favorite BATH BOMB RECIPE & step-by step instructions here

CANDY CANE= 12 drops peppermint

STRESS RELIEF= 6 drops eucalyptus + 6 drops spearmint

WINTER WONDERLAND= 6 drops peppermint + 4 drops bergamot + 2 drop cypress

SILENT NIGHT= 6 drops lavender + 6 drops cedarwood

CHRISTMAS TREE FOREST= 5 drops fir (any) + 5 drops spruce + 2 drops peppermint + 1 drop wintergreen (optional)

HOLIDAY JOY= 4 drops orange + 4 drops peppermint + 4 drops frankincense

SWEATER WEATHER= 6 drops eucalyptus + 4 drops juniper berry + 2 drops sage

FROSTED CITRUS= 5 drops orange + 5 drops grapefruit + 2 drops spearmint



Holiday joy perfume recipe made with essential oils (4 oz vodka, 20 drops orange, 20 drops peppermint, and 20 drops frankincense)

3- Holiday Joy Perfume {made with essential oils}

It’s easy to make your own Holiday Joy essential oil perfume.  All it takes is two ingredients and a little time.

Here’s how you do it:

add the following essential oils to a 4 ounce glass spray bottle

20 drops orange

20 drops peppermint

20 drops frankincense

mix essential oils together

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then add 4 ounces of vodka

put lid on the bottle and shake well

place bottle in a cool dark place for several days (or up to several weeks) to let the scent develop.  This allows the alcohol scent to fade and the scent of the essential oils to develop and intensify.



essential oil potpourri diffuser

4- Homemade Potpourri Diffuser

Here’s an easy Christmas DIY that’s a great way to naturally scent your home with essential oils.

Bonus– it includes 10 recipes to scent your Christmas potpourri diffuser.

here the instructions and recipes here



This is the absolute best homemade aromatherapy playdough to help ease stress and anxiety. Easy to customize and make your perfect scent with info about 20+ calming essential oils and 15+ soothing aromatherapy recipes. Super easy to make, uses common ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, in vibrant colors that won't stain your skin, and stays soft & pliable for months. essential oil recipe, DIY playdough, calming playdough, DIY essential oil, doTERRA, Young Living

5- Aromatherapy Playdough {made with essential oils}

This is the absolute best homemade aromatherapy playdough to help ease stress and anxiety. Easy to customize and make your perfect scent with info about 20+ calming essential oils and 15+ soothing aromatherapy recipes. Super easy to make, uses common ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, in vibrant colors that won’t stain your skin, and stays soft & pliable for months.  Find the recipe here



peppermint foot cream recipe made with essential oils

6- Peppermint Foot Cream

Easy 3-Ingredient Foot Cream with Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oils– whip up a batch for yourself or to share as Christmas gifts.
The ultra-minty combination of aloe and peppermint feels tingly and refreshing. Plus, an aromatherapy blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils clears your mind so you can relax. It’s a great combination for not only your feet, but also your spirit. Helping you to relax, reset, and recharge, so you can take on the world again.  Find the recipe here



scented floating candles with essential oils

7- Floating Candles {scented with essential oils}

Make scented Christmas floating candles in mason jars with essential oils, easy DIY to fill your home with holiday aromas

Click here for floating candle instructions and Christmas essential oil recipes 



peppermint soap made with essential oils

8- Homemade Peppermint Soap

How cute is this?!!   Homemade peppermint soap that’s super simple to make! Just 3 ingredients- (1) melt & poour soap, (2) red soap colorant and (3) peppermint essential oil.
find the recipe from A Pumpkin and A Princess here

gingerbread whipped body body made with essential oil

9- Whipped Body Butter in Christmas Scents

This is THE BEST whipped body butter recipe I’ve ever used! It’s soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing– and all without being overly greasy. Want to make it for Christmas gifts? Try these fun essential oil blends in your homemade whipped body butters.  find the full recipe & step-by-step instructions here

NUTCRACKER SWEET= 15 drops tangerine + 15 drops fir (any)

CANDY CANE= 25 drops peppermint

MERRY & BRIGHT= 10 drops fir (any) + 10 drops grapefruit + 5 drops frankincense

STRESS RELIEF= 15 drops eucalyptus + 15 drops spearmint

GINGERBREAD= 15 drops ginger + 5 drops clove + 5 drops cinnamon + 5 drops nutmeg (optional)



peppermint mocha coffee scrub recipe - 3/4 cup ground coffee, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup refined coconut oil, 15 drops peppermint essential oil

10- Peppermint Mocha Coffee Scrub

mix together and store in airtight container:

3/4 cup ground coffee

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil

15 drops peppermint essential oil

to use:

  • scoop out with clean spoon, making sure to not get water into the container
  • apply a generous amount of coffee scrub to wet skin
  • massage coffee scrub into skin using a circular motion to help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells
  • rinse well
  • pat skin dry



essential oil diffuser necklaces

11- DIY Diffuser Necklaces

Love these!!  Make essential oil diffuser necklaces in less than 1 minute for only about $1 each!!  find instructions and supplies here



essential oil salt dough ornaments for Christmas

12- Salt Dough Ornaments {scented with essential oils}

Includes 15 variations of essential oil blends to use in ornaments.

Find instructions and recipes here



essential oil dryer ball snowman -- 3 dryer balls stacked in clear bag then decorated with top har, buttons and mini scarf

13- Dryer Balls Packaged as Snowman

this is so cute!!  (idea & photo from Megan Eckstone here)

What are dryer balls and how do they work?  Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to a dryer ball- use 3 dryer balls for small loads and 5-6 balls for large loads.  Dryer balls help reduce drying time and static- all without the toxic chemicals found in most dryer sheets.  Plus dryer balls are reusable; one set lasts for years.  Wouldn’t these make great gifts for your oily friends and team members?  Buy premium extra-large dryer balls at a great price here or find instructions for making your own dryer balls here



peppermint sugar scrub made with essential oils

14- Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint sugar scrub recipe that’s super simple to make. And the best part is it comes with these really cute FREE printable labels. Great gift idea and a fun make & take class.  Find the recipe and labels here from Mom4Real



mugs decorated with essential oil saying like "relax I've got an oil for that" and "there's an oil for that"

15- Mugs

LOVE this! Pretty much sums things up!  find essential oil mugs like on Etsy here
Want to make your own mug? Find instructions here

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16- Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Cubes {made with essential oil}

I’m in LOVE with these sugar scrub cubes! They are so easy to make, smell incredible, and leave my skin feeling silky smooth.
plus you can color and scent them any way you want– Color a batch sea blue and use a lavender, lime, and spearmint essential oils for a calming and uplifting aroma that smells like a sea breeze. Or color them yellow with a mix of rosemary and lemon essential oils for an energizing scent that makes you looks forward to your morning shower. Or color them pink and use grapefruit, juniper berry, cypress, and rosemary essential oils to help improve cellulite. (more ideas for essential oil recipes on the blog)  Find the recipe and step-by-step instructions here



peppermint candy cane lip scrub made with essential oils

17- Peppermint Candy Cane Lip Scrub

This four-ingredient homemade sugar scrub is easy to make, plus, it smells & tastes like candy canes!

click here for the recipe

Want to try lip scrubs in other flavors?  click here for an absolutely delicious and fun chocolate lip scrub and click here for a vanilla honey truffle lip scrub



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18- Peppermint Bath Salt Ornaments

Making bath salts is incredibly easy! And it’s a great way to relax, ease stress, and get a great night’s sleep. Try an essential oil blend of lavender, orange, and cedarwood (one of my favorites!) or click here for 15 more essential oil blends for bath salts.  click here for instructions on how to put bath salts in ornament



moisturizing foaming hand soap for Christmas made with essential oilsways to decorate mason jars for Christmas (snowflakes with paint pen, red and white stripes, buttons and scarf for snowman effect, painted red and decorated with buckle and buttons for Santa)

19- Homemade Foaming Hand Soap in 1o Christmas Scents

DIY Foaming Soap in 10 Christmas Scents —  It’s really easy to make your own foaming soap. All you need is a few ingredients, and in about 1 minute, you can whip up an {all-natural} moisturizing foaming hand soap. They smell amazing! And they’re very gentle and moisturizing for dry winter skin.

And then after you’ve made your DIY foaming hand soap with essential oils, why not make a super cute mason jar soap dispenser to put your soap in?!!

instructions for snowflake paint pen jar

instructions for red & white striped jar

snowman and Santa jars on Etsy

instructions for clear snowman jar



Silent Night bath salts made with essential oils {great for getting a good nights sleep}

20- Silent Night Bath Salts

Inspired by the “Silent Night” Christmas carol and the gifts of the Magi, Silent Night Bath Salts with gold (orange), frankincense, and myrrh essential oils help you relax and sleep well during the hectic holiday season.

Click here for the recipe and free printable label



bubbling bath salts made with essential oils

21- Bubbling Bath Salts

Do you love detox Epsom salt baths AND do you also love a good, old fashioned bubble bath? Well, now you don’t have to choose.
Bubbly Bath Salts is BOTH a detox Epsom salt bath AND a bubble bath. What a fantastic way to relax and soak your cares away!  Find the recipe here



homemade gel air fresheners for Christmas made with essential oils

22- Homemade Gel Air Freshener {made with essential oils}

Have you tried making a gel air freshener? These are incredibly simple to make. It’s just polymer absorbent crystals (like these), water, and essential oils. Couldn’t be easier.  Find the recipe here from Shaken Together Life

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DIY exfoliating essential oil soap made with essential oils

23- DIY Exfoliating Soap

Here’s a really easy DIY essential oil project to try.   Only 3 ingredients.    Melt, mix, and pour- that’s all it takes to make this fantastic essential oil soap that moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes skin.   Plus, of course, there’s a free PRINTABLE with recipes for 25 essential oil blends to customize soap that you can use for yourself, share with your team, or use as a class handout.   Find the recipes here



25+ best Christmas room sprays made with essential oils

24- Christmas Air Fresheners (25+ essential oil scents}

The 25+ BEST Christmas Holiday room spray recipes {made with essential oils}… Holiday Treats, Candy Cane Forest, Peace on Earth, Christmas Cheer, and more!
And there’s a free printable of all the recipes that you may use for yourself, share with your team, or use as a class handout. Enjoy!



peppermint lip balm made with essential oil

25- Peppermint Lip Balm

Here’s another super simple homemade essential oil Christmas gift – peppermint lip balm. My favorite thing is that it uses PACKING TAPE to decorate the lip balm tubes! So very clever!  Find the recipe from Mom Off Track here 



DIY coconut salt scrub made with essential oil

26- Coconut Salt Scrub

Easy 3 ingredient salt scrub exfoliates, moisturizes, & nourishes skin. My favorite thing is that there are 18 recipes for essential oil blends to customize your salt scrub!! blends include: cellulite helper, calm skin, muscle soother, grapefruit & fir, mojito, invigorating, rosemary & lavender, sea breeze, lemonade, good times, Hawaii dreams, autumn breeze, sweater weather, gingerbread, candy cane, and Christmas tree.   So fun!! These would make great gifts!  Find the recipe here



DIY gingerbread dry body oil {1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil, 1/2 cup apricot kernel oil, 2 Tbsp rice bran oil, 2 Tbsp safflower oil, 1 tsp vitamin E oil, 30 drops ginger, 10 drops cinnamon, 10 drops clove, 10 drops nutmeg)

27- Dry Body Oil

I love making dry body oils scented with essential oils!  This one hydrates skin like a body butter, but feel silky & light like a dry body oil.   Plus it smells like gingerbread!

combine the following in a glass bowl or measuring cup:

1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil

1/2 cup apricot kernel oil

2 Tbsp rice bran oil

2 Tbsp safflower oil

1 tsp vitamin e oil

30 drops ginger essential oil

10 drops cinnamon essential oil

10 drops clove essential oil

10 drops nutmeg essential oil

Carefully pour mixture into 8 ounce glass spray bottle

To use:  After a shower or bath, pat skin dry, then apply this nourishing dry body oil to arms and legs.   It feels light and absorbs into skin quickly, leaving a smooth finish.

Tip:  to avoid your bathroom floors getting slippery from the oils, spray or apply the oils to your hands and then rub into your arms and legs.



DIY beard balm made with essential oils

28- DIY Beard Balm {made with essential oils}

Make your own natural beard balm to help soften, condition and tame your scruff– find the recipe here



DIY cologne for men made with essential oils

29- Homemade Essential Oil Cologne for Men

Invigorating cologne for men made with cedarwood and fir essential oils – here the recipe here



wood slice ornaments turned into essential oil diffusers for Christmas tree

30- Wooden Ornaments {diffuse essential oils}

How cute are these?! Set of 20 wood slice tags (each is 2-2.5 inch diameter). Perfect for a gift tag or ornament. Add a few drops of white fir or douglas fir essential oil and even your artificial tree will smell like it was just cut fresh from the Christmas tree farm. Add a couple more drops of essential oil every few days as needed. These look great left natural or you can on them or wood burn them with a message or fun design.  Find instructions from Design Mom here on how to make wood-slice ornaments



homemade hot pad

31- Homemade Heating Pad {scented with essential oils}

Make your own heating pad with essential oils– find the tutorial here


homemade gingerbread men sugar scubs made with essential oils

32- Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

find the recipe here (note: this recipe uses spices; however, you can substitute 5 drops each of ginger, cinnamon, and clove instead of the spices)



how to made a reed diffuser with essential oils + 25 recipes for Christmas scents

33- Make Your Own Reed Diffuser

So many great reasons to LOVE reed diffusers made with essential oils:
– easy & inexpensive to make
– customize them to your dĂ©cor
– they make great gifts
– they’re perfect for places where it’s not convenient to plug in a diffuser (like bathrooms)
– fun make & take class!!

Find recipes & instructions for how to make an essential oil reed diffuser in 25 Christmas scents



homemade shower melts made with essential oils

34- Shower Steamers {made with essential oils}

No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts!  They’re a great way to add aromatherapy to your shower!  Shower steamers are really very easy to make and only take a few ingredients.  The basic recipe is 1 cup baking soda , 1/3 cup distilled water, and 25 drops essential oil.  Yep, the recipe is very simple.  I think the really fun part is choosing which fun shape you want to make and which essential oil blends to use.  Find instructions here



Christmas themed roller bottle labels

35- Essential Oil Roller Bottles

Aren’t these labels these so cute!!  They’d be great for make & takes, and of course, they’d make great Christmas gifts for oily friends and family!  There are labels for spray bottles, 5ml bottles, 10ml roller bottles, and 15ml bottles.  You can get labels for just one kind of bottle, or get several sets of labels so that all your bottles coordinate.  Love these!!  click here to check out these essential oil bottle labels

want essential oil ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPES to help you fill your new case?  click here and here for my favorite roller bottle recipes

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Snowflake and snowmen lotion bars made with essential oils

36- Lotion Bars

Peppermint lotion bars are perfect for soothing and moisturizing dry winter skin — find the recipe here


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8 thoughts on “25+ Easy Homemade Essential Oil Gifts for Christmas”

  1. I have tried to print several of your recipes that don’t have links & stuff keeps popping up over the recipe so I can’t print them. why?

    • I’m guessing it’s the ads?
      Some printers have options to print without ads. My Brother printer has a clutter-free print option that sometimes works.
      I try to include a printable form for most of my recipes. I can’t on this post because some of these recipes are from other bloggers’ sites and it wouldn’t be right for me to include their recipes in my printable.

  2. Were do you get all of the oils you show there are so many Varieties what are the sites you go on and the types of oils you use, “ like I have heard of Young living “. I don’t know about oils but I don’t want to use oils that smell bad if it a lemon oil I want it to smell like lemon, thank you and have a blessed holiday,
    Michael Oneto

    • Hi Michael,
      I use many different brands of essential oils, but mostly doTERRA, Young Living, and Plant Therapy. doTERRA is buy from family members, but you can also buy directly from doTERRA’s website. You can also buy directly from Young Living’s website. And Plant Therapy I usually buy through Amazon (Plant Therapy has a shop on Amazon here)
      Lemon essential oil will smell great from all three of those brands.

  3. The Beard Balm link goes to a message that the connections is not private. The Essential Oil Christmas Bottle Labels site goes to a message that it cannot be located. I am super interested in both those sites. Update the link? Thanks!

    • Thanks for letting me know, Anita.
      The entire site for the original beard balm recipe has that error/warning; that site might have been hacked. So I’ve included a link to another great beard balm recipe.
      The roller bottle labels link has been updated to their new Etsy listing. It should work fine now.
      Thanks again for your help!

  4. I am new to your page and LOVE it! Can you please give me a link of where I can find the right sized tins for those cute essential oil kits? Also, the link to the labels doesn’t work. Thank you so much for all your awesome work!

    • Hi Carina,

      Welcome! So glad you found us.

      Here’s a link to the tins on Amazon https://amzn.to/2OhkVQ1. You might want to look around to see if this is the best deal. Sellers change their prices on Amazon all the time and sometimes this is a good deal or sometimes it’s not. What you’re look for is a hinged tin case that’s about 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches and about 7/8 inches tall.

      Getting labels and other printables can be a little confusing. I’m sorry about that. See if this helps, if not, please feel free to send me an email requesting the labels and I’d be happy to send them to you.

      here’s how to get printables on oneessentialcommunity.com.
      Printables are not emailed to you. Instead when you follow the links, the printable will open up on your computer/phone.
      click on the link for the printable. That will open up a pop-up box where you enter your email.
      Tip: If you’re on your phone, make sure that you fully open the blog post. If you just open it from Facebook, you probably won’t be able to print anything because of how Facebook works. Click on the three little dots in the upper righthand corner and select “open Safari” to open up a site outside of the Facebook app.
      You do need to enter your email each time you want a printable, but as long as you use the same email address, you’ll only be on my list once. It’s kind of like a membership site, but without needing to use a password.
      After you enter your email, then a new tab will open a pdf of the printable.


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