There’s still a way to go until Christmas but shopping fatigue has probably already set in. If you’re running out of ideas – and cash! – it may be time to investigate some alternative gift ideas. Home made gifts run the risk of being irredeemably naff but the personal attention devoted to carefully chosen and presented gifts is always appreciated. One simple option involves investing in a selection of small screw top bottles and filling them with aromatherapy blends, crafted to suit the individual recipient. Always use high quality, therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils.
Small screw top bottles with aromatherapy blends for sporty types
This combination eases muscle pains and stress when added to a warm bath. You’ll need 15ml, clear glass mini screw top bottles:
- 3 drops lavender oil
- 2 drops petitgrain
- 1 or 2 drops Frankincense
Create the blend and add to the bath, then soak for 20 minutes up to three times per week. The oils will sting if the water gets in the eyes. Alternatively, you can drop the oil blend into a diffuser or add the same quantities of oils to a tablespoon of almond oil as the base for a massage oil.
A pre-sports rub can hep to avoid injuries and stimulate performance. Blend two parts rosemary oil with one part each of lavender and eucalyptus, then add to four tablespoons of a massage base oil to be used before exercise.
Small screw top bottles with aromatherapy blends for stressed out, business types
A sleep well blend of three parts lavender oil and one part clary sage can be added to a fragrance free body lotion or used in a warm bath soak to promote a restful sleep. Alternatively, mix up a blend of two parts lavender oil, one part ylang ylang and two parts petitgrain and add to five tablespoons of almond or other carrier oil to make a stress soothing massage blend.
Small screw top bottles with aromatherapy blends to lift the spirits
- 2 drops geranium oil
- 2 drops rosewood
- 2 drops bergamot
Blend with six teaspoons of a carrier oil to make a gentle massage blend. Alternatively this can be worn as a fragrance or inhaled directly to lift the mood during the daytime.
For night time, use two parts each of rosewood, bergamot and ylang ylang, blended and again mixed with six teaspoons of a carrier oil then used for massage, fragrance or to be inhaled.