Making Incense
the Easy Way

This "hands-on" kit introduces you to the fine art of crafting your very own incense.

Create sticks, cones or smudge blocks with this simple step by step kit. Each kit contains:

32 page book "Making Your Own Incense"

1 mortar & pestle

1 set instructions and recipes

Anise Star, Benzoin Gum, Cassia, Lemongrass, Makko, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Frankincense

A fun and fabulous project - check it out!

Essential Oils Deck

50 cards with recipes for aches, pains, stresses and sickness.

Profiles of important oils.

Instructions for developing unique blends for specific needs.

Tips on purchasing materials.

Makes a great gift for a newbie or a DIY-er. Take a look! 

Aromatherapy Gift Baskets

Make your own aromatherapy gifts with these fun, easy homemade gift ideas

Make gift giving fun by creating your own aromatherapy gift baskets. You'll get to play with your essential oils, you'll save some money, and you'll make some fabulous personalized presents.

Plus, who doesn't need a nice, soothing aromatherapy break these days - you can give candles, lotions, bath salts, massage oils...

Sometimes it can be hard to pick presents for people, especially when they already seem to have everything. Here's a few themed aromatherapy gift basket ideas to get your creative juices flowing...

Aromatherapy Gift Baskets
For Perennially Stressed People

For those constantly on the go, such as executives or parents of small children (or teenagers!)

Lavender is always a good choice for soothing frazzled nerves and relaxing tight muscles. It's a good wind-down at the end of a long day.

Try making easy melt-and-pour aromatherapy soy candles with a super-soothing lavender essential oil blend.

If they're bath people, add some relaxing, pain-relieving lavender bath salts.

If not, you could make some massage or body oil. They can use it for self-massage before bed or share it with a partner.

And of course there's always lavender hand and body lotion, which will give them a quick hit of soothing scent throughout the day.

And if you want to get really creative, you could make lavender shortbread. Yummm...

To fill the gaps, tuck in a lavender sachet or some dried lavender sprigs from the garden (if you're lucky enough to have them.)

Let your imagination run wild - maybe they'd like a cuddly stuffed teddy bear to help them sleep, or some cozy slippers.

Or turn it into a spa theme and add a gel eye mask, a loofah and washcloth and towel...

To decorate holiday gift baskets, tuck in a few purple and silver tree ornaments and wrap your basket with sliver and purple ribbon. Line the basket with pine boughs (don't pack it until right before Christmas or the greenery will get brittle and fall apart.)

Aromatherapy Gifts
For Cranky, Sad or Depressed People

Hard times can really get people down. Sometimes a little chemical stimulation (I'm talking about aromatherapy here!) can give them a lift. Try making these...

Citrus and Cinnamon Potpourri

For the bath, Happy Aromatherapy Bath Oil (one of my all-time favorites!) or Sweet Citrus Herbal Aromatherapy Bath

Peppy Orange-Mint Body Scrub

Add some orange flavored chocolate (never fails to cheer ME up!) and tangerines... and voila! A happy aromatherapy gift basket extraordinaire!

Handy Hint: Any aromatherapy recipe with citrus or mint essential oils is cheering - if these recipes don't excite you, poke around for some others...

... A minty candle blend for example, or an uplifting essential oil perfume.

For decorating holiday baskets, get creative and mix silver, orange and yellow for some festive sunshine.

Aromatherapy Gift Sets
For Crafty People and DIY-ers

If they haven't yet discovered the joys of making their own aromatherapy products, why not give crafters and DIY-ers a personalized starter set?

Pick 4 or 5 essential oils you think they'll love. Click here for some tips on choosing starter oils or take a look at this handy Starter Kit from Mountain Rose.

Make up a little recipe book or pack of recipe cards tied together with pretty ribbon. For a no-work option, check out this nifty Essential Oils Deck - 50 cards with recipes from massage oils to pain, stress and skincare.

Include a few jars, bottles and basic ingredients (salt, oil, herbs and flowers - whatever!)

Include a book on essential oils. I like The Complete Book of Essential Oils from Mountain Rose. Or check out for good deals on books.

And you have the ultimate personalized aromatherapy gift set. This could be good for a teenage girl or any parent who's looking for creative ways to spend time with their kids.

Sensual Aromatherapy Gift Basket Ideas
For the Love of Your Life

A sensual gift basket theme for your partner or a newly married couple could include...

These are just a few of the million-and-one aromatherapy gift ideas anyone can dream up. Use them as a stepping-stone to create your own hand-crafted, personalized, one-of-a-kind masterpieces for your loved ones.

Share Your Homemade Gift Ideas

I'd be delighted if you'd share your homemade gift ideas on Facebook by posting them on my Aromatherapy Recipes Facebook page. (Don't forget to share stories and pictures of your successes!)

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