I love giving gifts almost as much as I love essential oils. Which is why when I can combine my love of essential oils with my love of giving gifts, it’s a no brainer!
One of the simple Essential Oil DIY Gifts I’ve found lately are these super cute personal diffuser necklaces.
I purchased all the supplies on Amazon. And do you want to hear the best part? They cost just under $2 per necklace which means they make a great and inexpensive gift.
Simply put the wire cages on one of the chains, and place the felted wool ball inside the wire cage. Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the wool ball. You can change out the wool balls to compliment different clothing colors or to change out oil scents.
You can purchase your supplies from Amazon here:
- Wool Balls (or use black lava beads)
- Silver Chains
- Wire pendant cage
- Black Lava Beads
Another fun DIY gift is essential oil based bath salts. I’ve written a blog with the instructions and recipe for the bath salts.
These clay personal diffuser pendants are also a great gift for anyone who would like to gain from the aromatic benefits of essential oils. The clay absorbs the essential oils and the oil gives the clay a nice glossed look. Plus the aromatic benefit of the oils is released in the clay. For the clay pendants, you will need the following supplies. Again, I purchased most of these items on Amazon:
- Terra-cotta clay – You can find this at most craft stores, but I ordered mine on Amazon.
- Stamps (small—no more than 1 inch in diameter). I had several of these on hand, but again Amazon or a draft store carries tons of them!
- Shish kabob stick (or toothpick)
- String, leather cord or whatever you will want to put your necklace on. I used leather cord from Amazon
- 1-1.25 round cut-out object (can use caps left over from hair products, bottle caps, cookie cutter, etc.)
- Rolling pin (or pen/pencil will work. I used a roller from my kids play-dough set!)
- Aluminum foil
- Wax paper
- Take some Terra-cotta clay in your hand and knead until it’s soft and pliable.
- Place on wax paper and roll out until about 1/8 of an inch thick.
- Take your round cutter (I used a cap from a facial product) and cut the clay. Note, you will want to turn in a circular motion as you “cut” the clay or else it may stick in the cap and it can be difficult to get it back out. Remove any excess clay.
- Take rubber stamp of your choice and press into the clay.
- Once you’ve stamped your clay, use the shish kabob stick or a toothpick to make a hole in the top of the pendant. This hole needs to be big enough for your cord/string/etc, but small enough to not break apart the top of the pendant.
- Once you have cut, stamped and placed the holes in your pendants, place them on a cookie sheet covered in foil for baking. Use caution to not over bake them! Follow baking (or air drying) directions on the packaging for the clay.
- Take your string or leather cord and cut to the desired length if necessary.
- Take your pendant and put both ends of your string through the hole creating a loop. Pull the ends through and put them through the loop and pull tight. This will help your pendant lay flat on your chest.
- Your necklace is now done! Place 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil on the clay and you enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils!
You can embellish any way you want; add beads, etc. If you are super crafty, I’m sure you will have all sorts of ways to improve upon this basic concept.
Cheers and happy crafting with your oils!
P.S. We’ve created a free printable guide as a reference to assist you in creating your own easy step by step recipes, including DIY Bath Salts, Sugar Scrubs, Diffuser Necklaces and More!