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Tis The Season: DIY Essential Oil Gifts for Him

From clean and spicy to masculine and woodsy scents, homemade essential oil gifts for that special man in your life are always thoughtful, useful, and sure to leave a lasting impression. Gifts such as these are sure to make him feel more upbeat and smell lavish. What is more special than a masculine smelling gift from the one he loves most? Check out these simple yet valuable essential oil gifts your special man, or any man on your gift-giving list, will love:

Spicy Bay Rum Cologne

All you need is a small amount of distilled water, 5 essential oils and a roller bottle for this recipe. You could also personalize this gift even more by creating your own unique label for the bottle as well. For this recipe, you’ll need Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Bergamot, Rosemary, and Bay essential oils. Simply measure 2.5 oz. of grain alcohol into a glass jar and add 50 drops of desired essential oils. For a spicier scent, use more Rosemary and Bay. Seal tightly and let this blend sit in a dark room for two days. If the smell isn’t to your liking after two days, you can add more essential oils equaling up to 50 more drops. If you feel the cologne isn’t strong enough, you can let the blend sit for two more days and the scent will become even more potent with time. Once you’re satisfied with the scent of your cologne, fill your roller bottle ⅓ full of distilled water then add your cologne blend until it’s filled to the top, and shake.

Aromatherapy Shower Head

While not technically homemade, if you’re looking for a bigger gift to throw in the mix, an Aroma Sense aromatherapy shower head is affordable and the thoughtfulness behind this gift is beyond any ordinary gift you could imagine. You can wrap this gift up in creative wrapping paper and even throw in some simple homemade essential oil gifts as well. This piece of innovative technology gives the gift of energy, stress-relief, renewal and has so many added health benefits. With a gift like this, he will have a shower like never before. Emitting pure essential oils while showering him in clean Vitamin C enriched pressurized streams, this shower head will give him a one-of-a-kind exhilarating experience as he breathes deep and relaxes with each shower. Naturally moisturizing the skin and enhancing his physical and emotional health, an aromatherapy shower is where he can turn to every morning for a conditioning of the body and mind like never before. An aromatherapy shower gives the perfect spa-like experience that will prepare him for the day ahead or a good night’s rest. This is a grooming tool any man would love to have and will definitely get a lot of use out of.

Lumberjack Balm

This balm not only has a very woodsy manly smell but is also useful for healing cuts and relieving chest congestion and sore muscles. In one quick batch, you’ll make 12 containers so this is the perfect recipe to knock off several men from your gift-giving list in a pinch! For this recipe, you’ll need a double boiler; 12 1 oz. metal tins with lids; Lavender, Juniper Berry, and Siberian Fir essential oils; 6 oz. of Jojoba Oil; and 3 oz. of Beeswax. Simply add the beeswax to the double boiler and once melted, add in the Jojoba oil. Once the beeswax and Jojoba oil mixture is melted completely, add in 10 drops of Lavender, 15 drops of Juniper Berry, and 30 drops of Siberian Fir essential oil. Pour your completed balm mixture into the tin containers and shut the lid promptly.

Woodsy Beard Oil

This beard oil has a rugged and masculine smell and is perfect for those sporting a beard. You’ll need these man-approved essential oils: Cedarwood, White Fir, Frankincense, Grapeseed and Rosemary essential oil (which promotes hair growth). Combine this essential oil blend into a glass bottle with a glass lid or a cork. Your outdoorsman can dab a small amount onto his hands and into his beard after each shower.

Cedarwood Exfoliating Soap

Why buy gifts that will just be tossed to the side or stored in a side drawer if you can make a handmade gift your significant other will love and make use of every day? All you need for this Cedarwood Exfoliating Soap is Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils, a silicone soap mold with 6 cavities, 6 oz. of Shea Butter and 1 ½ tsp. of Oats. Break the 6 oz. Shea Butter soap base into 6 squares, then place the soap base squares into a glass container and microwave for 30 seconds. Take the mixture out of the microwave and stir. After stirring, microwave this mixture for another 20 seconds or until the soap base is completely melted. Add the oats and 7 drops each of your Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils to the melted soap base, then stir. Simply pour the mixture into your silicone soap mold and let them sit and harden for two hours. Remove your completed soap bars from the mold. You can punch a hole in a hand-crafted gift label and tie the label around your handmade soap with twine, then place in tissue paper in the bottom of a small gift bag.

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