Aromatherapy gift ideas: 4 toiletry gifts to surprise your loved ones


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Aromatherapy gifts. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to gift someone an aromatic substance? Ever thought of the aromatherapy gift ideas? Contrary to the popular belief, aromatherapy gifts can be stunning and instantly lovable. Since they will be mostly soaps, scents, shampoos or other aromatic healing blends, they will be far from the usual, fancy or pop culture type gifts. Aromatherapy gifts are ideal for people who are special to you in life. Yes, special people should be given special treatment and aromatherapy is one of the best ways to treat your loved ones, friends or family members in a exciting, unusual way.

Aromatherapy gift ideas: The gift ideas given here can be executed at home and packaged with accessories available in your kitchen. No exceptional efforts or expensive ingredients or supplies are needed to make them. The basic things involve aromatic essential oils, mostly of the therapeutic grade efficiency.


1. Salt scrub: This is a recipe for a commercial salt scrub and requires the following ingredients to make: 1 cup of sea salt, ½ of mixture of carrier oils and essential oils (whichever suits your skin type). Essential oil blends should comprise of the following – 10 drops of Peppermint, 5 drops of Orange, 5 drops of Spearmint, and 3 drops of Rosemary. This blend would be great to use in morning shower or for any other bath. You can change/modify the quantity of oils if you want an aroma of your choice.

2. Perfume: Imagine how lovely it would be to gift that special someone a perfume handmade by you. Perfumes are not just about aromas, but are characteristic of the person who wears them. So, if you ever thought you could make a perfume on your own, here we go. An ideal and sensational perfume would comprise of 3 parts of Jojoba oil, 2 parts of Beeswax blends (of oils) and 1 part of essential oil blend. To prepare the perfume, warm the oil and then add beeswax beads. Let the mixture cool until it attains a thickening consistency. Then, stir in the essential oil or blend and pour into wee pots. You can also add different essential oil blends to the perfume and gift them as separate perfumes.

3. Foot soak blend: Refreshing a tired feet with a foot soak or foot massage can do wonders to improve blood circulation in your body. It can also rejuvenate yourself after a hard day. You can present this foot soak blend as a gift to someone you care for (your mother, sister or some other elder in the family). This is also a way of pampering your loved ones. To make the foot soak, combine 1 ¼ cups of Epsom salt with the same amount of Kosher salt in a jar. Blend into the mixture ¼ cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of cornstarch, ½ teaspoon of Lemon oil and  ¼ teaspoon of Spearmint oil. Close the jar with a  lid and shake well. Use it after a few weeks of preparation. Massaging feet with this blend after soaking will also benefit a lot.

4. Aftershave gel: An easy to make gel for all your male friends and family members. Mix ½ cup of Aloe Vera gel with 2 oz of Witch Hazel Extract, 1 tsp of Glycerin, 5 drops of Chamomile oil and 3 drops of Peppermint oil. First add the glycerin to the Witch Hazel and then, add the essential oils. Mix the blend with the Aloe Vera gel bottle and use if as an aftershave and also as a sunburn cream.