You may think it is difficult to make DIY aromatherapy gifts but we are here to help! With just a little research you can make the perfect gift. Let’s get started with a few recipes. You can make these with aromatherapy essential oils.
Cologne For Dad?
That’s right you can make a perfect cologne that your dad will be proud to wear. Here is a perfect recipe for you. Remember to get help from mom with some aspects. You will need to blend and add to a nice glass bottle:
- 12 drops cedarwood
- 12 drops orange
- 6 drops pine
- 6 drops tea tree
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- 1-ounce witch hazel
You could consider any other types of essential oil if there are any you know your dad likes best.
Ready Mix Blend For Diffuser
You could find a cool bottle and create a blend of essential oils and water that can be added to a diffuser or oil burner for an instant aromatic effect. Why not consider a meditation blend such as:
- 5 drops sandalwood
- 4 drops lavender
- 3 drops frankincense
- 3 drops geranium
Every man that has a beard is very proud of it and takes great pains to keep it in great shape. A beard oil made just for your dad would be perfect. Here is one to consider:
- 3 drops frankincense
- 3 drops cedarwood
- 3 drops lavender
- 1-ounce grapeseed (or any other carrier) oil
Just mix it all together and place in a dropper bottle as he will only need a few drops at a time. Perfect!
DIY Incense Sticks
Why not consider giving dad home-made incense sticks. You will just need a set of our unscented incense sticks and you can use the essential oils you already have at home or look at Plant Guru’s fantastic range for more inspiration. As a starter Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Petitgrain are all favorites with the men and they aren’t too sweet.
To make the sticks you will need:
- Essential oils of choice
- 3 teaspoon Propylene Glycol
- Rubber gloves
- Long rectangular container big enough to fit your incense sticks
- Unscented incense sticks
- Plastic wrap
- Cooling rack
- Ziploc bag
Place the 3 teaspoons of propylene glycol and 2 teaspoons of one essential oil into the rectangular container. If you are blending a few different oils, then you will need a few drops of each. Make sure you do not put the teaspoon with the essential oil on a surface as it will mark it. Stir the mixture well. Place a batch of no more than 10 incense sticks in the mixture and ensure they are all coated in the mixture. Cover the container with the plastic wrap to prevent evaporation and allow the sticks to soak overnight. The following day remove the sticks from the mixture and allow to dry. You can put on a cooling rack to do this, but make sure the surface underneath is protected from any excess dripping oils. Make sure they dry away from direct sunlight for 24 hours. They may take a few days to completely dry. When ready you can place them in the Ziploc bag and tie a ribbon around.