3 Simple DIY Holiday Gifts sure to delight everyone on your list

Thinking about making homemade holiday gifts using essential oils? Invite your friends over for a make-and-take party or make them yourself and give the gift of health!

Find simple instructions below to make three memorable holiday gifts—Winter Smooth Hand Scrub to comfort skin exposed to harsh elements, Fresh Spray to freshen any indoor environment, and invigorating Bath Salts to use after a big day of rich foods, family, and fun!

Winter Smooth Hand Scrub

  1. In a bowl, combine:

1 C Sugar of choice

1/4 C Solid State Coconut oil (heat to melted state first)

2. Mix Ingredients together

3. Pour contents into mason jar or other jar of choice.

Winter Fresh Spray

  1. Pour witch hazel into spray bottle of choice 1/3 full (2-3oz is a great gift size)
  2. Add 10-20 drops essential oil(s) of choice
  3. Top off bottle with distilled water

Luxurious Bath Salts

Bath Salts
  1. To a 4 oz. jar with cork lid, add

1 C Epsom salt

10-20 Drops essential oils of your choice

 2. Secure the cork top and shake well.

3. Add as desired to a hot bath.

What other essential oil-infused gifts have you made or received? We’d love to read about your gifts in the comments!

Looking for more ideas? Click here to see more incredible ways to gift wellness this holiday season!

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DIY Scented Pine Cones in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Prep Your Pine Cones The only downside to collecting pine cones from outside is they’re likely to have dirt, sap, or even small bugs on them. But don’t let that deter you. It’s easy to clean them. Simply give the pine cones a good rinse in the sink. You can use Thieves dish soap or just water. The scent from the store bought dish soap will linger (and possibly interfere with the oils) so I don’t recommend using anything other than Thieves.

    Then, place the pine cones on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake them at a low heat (roughly 200 degrees Fahrenheit) for about an hour. Baking works to preserve the pine cones, opens them up and gets rid of any creepy crawlers. Keep an eye on them throughout the entire baking process to be sure they do not burn. While it is unlikely that they will burn, it is important to take them out immediately if it looks like they are. Finally, remove them from the oven, and wait for them to cool before proceeding to the next step.

  2. Apply essential oil(s) to scent your pine cones, choose any essential oils that you like. While many people prefer to use Christmas Spirit or cinnamon because it’s associated with the fall and winter months, other good options include Citrus Fresh, vanilla, peppermint, and even pine essential oils (Scared Mountain or Winter Lights). You can apply just one type of oil, or you can mix and match. For instance, cinnamon and vanilla blend together to form a pleasant, warming aroma. Place the pine cones in a gallon-size zip-top bag, and pour at least 10 drops of essential oil right inside. You can always add more drops if you feel the scent isn’t strong enough. Seal and shake the bag to spread the essential oil on the pine cones, and then leave them in the bag for a week. Finally, remove them from the bag, and make sure they’re dry before using them to decorate. You also can use a spray bottle for a quicker and more uniform application of the essential oil. Fill the bottle with a few ounces of water and about 10 drops of essential oil to start. (You always can add more.) Then, spray the pine cones, and place them inside the gallon-size zip-top bag. With this method, they only need to remain in the bag for about a day because they’ve taken a more direct hit of essential oil thanks to the spray bottle. Finally, remove the pine cones from the bag, and let them dry completely before placing around your home.

  3. Repeat as Needed Once the pine cones are out on display for a few weeks, they’ll start to lose their fragrance. You can continue to add essential oil as needed to refresh the scent. You don’t have to use the same scents that you previously used on the pine cones, as long as the previous scents aren’t detectable to the point that they clash with the new scents.

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12 days of Christmas diffuser blends

Dasher and Dancer Diffuser Blend

Christmas music, twinkling lights, and the gift of family and friends—the Christmas season truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Wishing you could fill your home with the fresh scent of a pine forest? We have a blend for that! Looking for a way to make it smell like you baked Christmas goodies? We have a blend for that too! We have all your holiday bases—and scents—covered so you can focus on making holiday memories with those you love.

While we can’t promise a white Christmas when you try these diffuser recipes, we can guarantee they will make your home smell like a winter wonderland!

Day 1: To Grandmother’s House

“Over the river and through the woods” to diffusing bliss you go! This essential oil blend smells like a frost-covered pine forest. Mittens and down coats are optional.

To Grandmothers House Diffuser Blend

Day 2: Dasher and Dancer

If a sleigh ride with Santa is on your bucket list, you’ll love this seasonal diffuser recipe. The smells of citrus, tea tree, and spruce with a dash of peppermint will have you feeling like Kris Kringle’s co-pilot on Christmas Eve.

Day 3: O, Tannenbaum

While decorating your tree can take hours, filling your home with that fresh evergreen scent takes mere seconds. Try this blend for that amazing Christmas tree scent without all the work!

O, Tannembaum Diffuser Blend

Day 4: Winter Wonderland

You don’t have to live where it snows to feel like you’re walking in a winter wonderland. A Christmas essential oil diffuser recipe like this one will have you and your loved ones dreaming by the fire in no time!

Winter Wonderland Diffuser Blend

Day 5: Candy Canes and Silver Lanes

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the classic candy cane! We love its festive red and white stripes that burst with delightful peppermint flavor. Try this diffuser blend for a calorie-free way to enjoy the nostalgia of this favorite holiday candy!

Candy Canes and Silver Lanes diffuser blend

Day 6: Better Not Pout

This delicious essential oil diffuser blend brings the comforting scent of holiday goodies to the air! Sweet citruses and warm spices will make your home smell like your favorite bakery; whether you decide to actually bake is entirely up to you.

Better Not Pout Diffuser Blend

Day 7: A Letter to Santa

There’s nothing like the Christmas joy in a child’s letter to Santa. Bring that happiness into your home with a diffuser blend that combines the brightness of citrus, the fresh scent of a forest, and a warm floral aroma to keep things cozy.

A Letter to Santa Diffuser Blend

Day 8: Reindeer Games

You’ll be shouting out with glee once you try this diffuser blend! Diffuse this blend of Christmas essential oils, and you might become as famous as the red-nosed reindeer himself!

Reindeer Games diffuser blend

Day 9: Deck the Halls

Haul out the holly—because we need a little Christmas! As you deck your halls, don’t forget to deck your home with the scents of the holiday season!

Deck the halls diffuser blend

Day 10: The Gingerbread Man

That gingerbread man is mighty quick! And while you may not be able to catch the cookie, you can catch that fantastic gingerbread scent with this holiday spice-filled diffuser recipe.

The Gingerbread Man diffuser blend

Day 11: Sugar Plum Fairy

Let those sugarplums keep dancing as you diffuse this sweet-smelling holiday essential oil blend. We promise we won’t judge you for diffusing it every day from now until next Christmas—it’s that good!

Sugar Plum Fairy Diffuser Blend

Day 12: We Three Kings

Make sure to remember the most important gift of Christmas. Keep the reason for the season at the center of your thoughts by filling your home with the cozy scents of FrankincenseMyrrh, and warm spices.

We Three Kings diffuser blend

If our holiday-inspired diffuser blends haven’t satisfied your sweet tooth, try one of these dessert-scented diffuser blends. If you’re in the mood for something else but not sure what, take this quiz to find out which diffuser blend you need right now.

Which of these holiday diffuser blends will help you get into the Christmas spirit?


Holiday Room Spray

Replace synthetic and harmful air fresheners with homemade, natural, safe, and effective room sprays.

Things like air fresheners are filled with fragrance to make them smell good and cover up odors.

The problem with “fragrance” is it can be a lot of chemicals mixed together to create a scent like “White Willow” or “Winter White.” Many people are negatively affected by fragrance due to the synthetic nature. 

The non-flammable propellant found in air fresheners presents “Moderate Concern for respiratory effects” according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The good news is that you can make your own room spray for a fraction of the cost, with no harmful ingredients, and in fact, contains ingredients beneficial to your wellbeing!

Here is an easy room spray recipe with five fun holiday scents.


Put 2 ounces of witch hazel into the bottle first (approximately 1/3 of the bottle, it’s OK to estimate on this). Add approximately 30 drops of essential oil(s) of your choice to the witch hazel and gentle mix around. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. For the holidays I like to use Christmas Spirit essential oil blend but you can create your own blends too (see below).

Rooms sprays can be used for a variety of purposes. Of course spray into any room that needs a boost of goodness is great! Kids rooms, bathroom, living room – all great places to spray. You can also use them as a fabric freshener, in the car, on your linens etc. One of my favorite ways to use them is to spray my dryer balls with it before drying my laundry. My kids love to use them to spray their pillows before bed (using Peace & Calming or Kidscents Calm blend).

Cozy By The Fire

  • 15 drops Orange
  • 8 drops Cinnamon
  • 7 drops Clove

Candy Cane scent

  • 20 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Wintergreen

Sweet Mint Scent

  • 20 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Spearmint


  • 15 Ginger
  • 10 Clove
  • 5 Nutmeg
  • 5 Cinnamon

Spiced Cider

  • 15 Cinnamon
  • 10 Orange
  • 5 Ginger

Christmas Tree

  • 20 Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • 5 Pine
  • 5 Idaho Blue Spruce
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Fall In Love With These Autumn Diffuser Blends

Love fall? So do we! And if you’re like us, you love bringing out all of the things that have been patiently waiting in storage for just this time of year. Things like chunky sweaters, warming drinks, and certain scents that just seem right during autumn.

That’s why we’ve created these four new DIY blends—to celebrate fall!

Autumn Air

Enjoy the sweetness of autumn with this light and breezy blend. Diffuse these oils together on warm fall days to invite a refreshing atmosphere to your home.

Spiced Cider

Nothing says fall like Thieves! Backed up with delicious-smelling Bergamot and Ginger, this blend smells like your favorite hot cider—but with none of the work.

Fall Romance

Romance knows no season, and this playful blend proves it. Diffuse this blend in the background of a candle-lit dinner to help set the mood.

Changing Leaves

Bring Earth’s signature scents inside the easy way! This blend combines the crisp aromas of the great outdoors without actually dragging in branches and leaves.

What diffusion blends remind you of fall?

Let us know in the comments!


DIY garbage disposal fresheners

Lemon essential oil uses | Young Living
Thieves essential oil blend uses | Young Living

Ever wonder what that funky smell is coming from your kitchen sink? We’re not exactly sure what it is either, but we do have the solution—DIY garbage disposal fresheners!

This easy DIY takes less than an hour, including cleanup! It’s all natural and completely safe for the environment, and the fresheners will make your disposal smell as fresh and clean as a meadow of daisies!


Rosemary essential oil

1 cup baking soda

¾ cup liquid Castile soap

½ cup salt

30 drops essential oil

¼ cup water

Measuring spoon (we used a tablespoon)

Yield: approx. thirty 1-inch fresheners


1. Combine baking soda and salt in a bowl.

2. Add Castile soap and essential oils. See our scent ideas below!

3. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture reaches the texture of wet sand.

DIY Garbage disposal fresheners

YL tip: If you add too much water, the mixture won’t pack together or dry properly. Add more baking soda and salt to get the texture of wet sand.

4. Pack the mixture into the measuring spoon.

YL tip: To get your freshener out of the measuring spoon, tap the spoon lightly on the counter until the contents slide out. Be careful! The mixture hasn’t dried yet, so it might be fragile.

5. Let the fresheners dry for about 24 hours.

6. Store in a sealed glass jar, and keep dry.

To use: 

Put 1-3 fresheners in your garbage disposal. Turn the faucet on a steady cold stream, and run the disposal for up to one minute.

Four tips for keeping your garbage disposal fresh: 

  • Run it often, even when there’s nothing in it, to keep all its parts moving.
  • Always use cold water—hot water can melt grease, which causes clogs.
  • Avoid putting certain things down there, like grease, bones, large fruit pits, and foods that expand when wet, like rice or pasta.
  • Grind small pieces of food thoroughly by running the disposal for longer than you think—a few seconds doesn’t cut it.

Disposal freshener essential oil combos

Classic Clean

20 drops Thieves® essential oil blend

10 drops Lemon essential oil

Citrus Herb

10 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops Grapefruit essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil

5 drops Peppermint essential oil

Freshen Up

10 drops Purification® essential oil blend

10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil

10 drops Spearmint essential oil

What scent combo do you love for your kitchen?