5 Super Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts


The holidays are nearly here but it’s still not too late to save money on gift shopping and create some homemade Christmas gifts that your friends and family will really love.

Making homemade essential oil products doesn’t need to be scary or complicated. By using some of our brilliant skin care bases, carrier oils, fragrance blends and other ingredients you can skip the hard work and get straight to the all important personal touches.

From moisturisers and soaps to hand salves and scented candles, homemade gifts are the perfect way to save money while giving truly thoughtful and enjoyable gifts; it’s great for the planet as well!

If you’re in a hurry, here are five of our favourite quick and easy homemade gift recipes that you can still make in time for Christmas:

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1. Melt and Pour Soap

Difficulty rating: Easy
Time required: Up to 1 hour plus setting time

Homemade soap is a brilliant gift for him or her. Fragrance it with your own blend of essential oils, or pick on of our ready made fragrance blends and away you go! 

Thanks to melt and pour soap bases, soap making is accessible to everyone. You won’t need lots of kit and there’s no nasty lye to worry about. These days, melt and pour soap is so popular that you can choose from a huge variety of bases including organic, vegetable and shea butter, as well as various levels of opacity and colour.

Follow our straightforward Melt and Pour Soap Guide and you’ll be making beautiful homemade soap in no time.

gardeners hand salve

2. Gardeners’ Hand Salve

Difficulty rating: Medium
Time required: Preparing ingredients – 2 hours, Making Salve – 30 mins plus setting time

If you’re looking for a gift for the gardener in your life, this homemade hand salve recipe is just the thing. Infused with wild plants and geranium essential oil, this healing and nourishing beeswax salve takes a little more effort to make but the results are well worth it. 

The trickiest part of this recipe is the time needed to naturally infuse sweet almond oil with calendula, plantain and comfrey. Fortunately, as with all of these gift ideas, there’s a shortcut version that makes it possible to create this fabulous gift in the space of one evening.

Check out our Geranium Hand Salve Recipe for full instructions.

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3. Christmas Candle

Difficulty rating: Easy
Time required: Up to 1 hour plus 24 hours to set

What better gift to give at Christmas than a beautiful, homemade festive candle. Packed with gorgeous winter essential oils and made using our amazing soy wax flakes, candle making is so much easier than you think!

Just warm up the wax, add our suggested blend of oils or choose one of our brilliant festive fragrance blends, mix well, pour and allow to set. If you want to get more creative, try adding natural dyes and creating different layers by allowing one colour to set at a time. 

Check out our Christmas Candle Recipe for full instructions.

homemade moisturiser

4. Essential Oil Moisturiser

Difficulty rating: Easy
Time required: Up to 1 hour

One of our most popular homemade products is this incredible homemade moisturiser. Featuring three easy to follow recipes, from the easy to the super easy, these homemade creams take no time to make yet deliver incredible results. 

A perfect, all natural gift that can be tailored to suit the preferences of the receiver, our homemade moisturiser take about as long to wrap as the do to make.

Head over to our Make Your Own Homemade Moisturiser blog for full details.

homemade beard oil

5. Homemade Beard Oil

Difficulty rating: Easy
Time required: 30 mins

We all know a man who could put an all natural, homemade beard oil to good use this Christmas. The perfect gift for the bearded man in your life, homemade beard oil is incredibly easy to whip together and wonderfully effective.

Combine gorgeous smelling manly essential oils with deeply nourishing and nutrient rich carrier oils for a hydrating, softing and moisturising beard oil that will keep his facial hair looking lustrous.

Head over to our Homemade Beard Oil recipe to get started.