We all have a basic need for love and connection. For many, February 14th is a day to celebrate relationships, whether it’s a special someone, a close friend, or your family. Whether you’re celebrating with a fancy dinner and red roses, a night out on the town, or a rom-com movie night with your best friends, everyone can have fun spicing up Valentine's with some essential oils that suit their personality.
Here are three of my favorite oil-based gifts to make for the people I love at this time of year.
Make these ahead of time to let the oils incorporate and aromas mature.
1. Good Clean Fun with Bubble Bath - whether you're 2 or 102, the delicate aroma and sensation of bubbles is too fun not to share. This recipe is easy and saves your winter skin from commercial synthetics. Dilute this recipe with more water to create a simple body wash for the shower.
1 1/2 cup unscented castile soap
2 tbsp vegetable glycerin
1/2 tbsp white sugar
2 tablespoons water
25 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil or blend
Recommended Essential oils: Citrus Bliss or Citrus Bloom for a fresh invigorating
aroma. Balance, Serenity, or Adaptiv blends make a fantastic option for relaxation.
Combine castile soap, glycerin, water + sugar, and essential oils in glass bowl and stir until fully combined.
Transfer into a glass container with a tight-sealing lid to store.
To use, add ¼–½ cup of bubble bath mixture to warm, running bath water.
Use this gift tag to personalize your project with a sweet message and details of your creation.
2. Pucker Up with Peppermint Lip Plumper - soothe and plump winter lips with this
easy and tasty recipe and get ready for some smooches.
10 mL roller bottle or empty lip gloss tube
5 drops vitamin E oil
1/8 tsp honey
6 drops peppermint oil
1 1/2 tsp jojoba, olive, or fractionated coconut oil
Add all ingredients to a glass bowl and mix gently to combine.
Pour into your glass roller with a stainless steel or glass ball or empty lip gloss tube.
Apply to lips as often as you like and enjoy the softly sweet, minty sensation.
3. Soak in natural scent with Sandalwood & Vanilla Solid Perfume
It is easy to enjoy the many benefits without artificial scents of essential oils with this
recipe. Simply add your favorite essential oil to the mixture and pour into a unique
container for a personalized perfume.
2 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
20 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oil or blend
Recommended Essential oils: 15 drops sandalwood + 5 drops vanilla or 20 drops of
Balance essential oil blend or 20 drops of InTune have been my most successful
Add beeswax and fractionated coconut oil to glass jar.
Place jar in saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water.
Stir ingredients until combined (about 5–10 minutes).
Once melted, remove from heat and let rest to cool for three minutes. This step is crucial so that the aroma doesn't flash off when added to liquid that is too hot.
Add essential oil and stir to combine.
Pour into containers like small tins, a vintage brooch, or necklace.
To use, apply small amount to skin as often as you like.
I hope these gifts delight you while you make them and offer a sweet treat to those you love.
Have fun and let me know how you make out!
Until next time, friends !