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While we having been exploring our own semi-crunchy journey for a little over four years now, we know that many people in our family still think we are a bit on the hippie wagon. Yet and still, I’m always looking for ways to get our family and friends on a more natural journey of their own. One of the ways I love to do this is by introducing them to essential oils. They are so versatile and amazing that it’s no wonder that people typically fall in love with them after just a few uses.
With the holiday season officially here, we came up with this awesome DIY Essential Oil Hostess Gift Basket. This is a super simple idea for any parties that you are going too where you want to bring over a gift for the hostess or hosting family. You could even just do one of the projects if you have a smaller budget.
Inside our basket we included Nature’s Truth Essential Oils, a pair of fuzzy socks (who doesn’t love fuzzy socks!?), DIY Homemade Bath Bombs, DIY Homemade Room Spray, and DIY No-Sew Rice Heating Pack. Everyone always wants to make sure that their houses look and smell amazing for company, so we bust our butts cleaning every last detail and cooking food for 3x the amount of people we invited. While the get together goes off without a hitch and no one realized that you completely forgot to scrub an entire section of the baseboards in the kitchen, you melt into a puddle of exhaustion the second you close the door behind the last guest. This type of exhaustion needs pampering and that’s exactly why this is the perfect hostess gift.
Cinnamon Room Spray
- 40 drops Nature’s Truth Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 2 tbsp witch hazel (can use rubbing alcohol as an alternative)
- water to fill bottle
**Directions: In a 4oz glass spray bottle, add the witch hazel and essential oils. Fill with water to top. Use as needed. Store in a cool area away from sunlight.
No Sew Heating Pack
- 10 drops Nature’s Truth Peppermint Essential Oil (optional)
- 1 lb white rice (uncooked)
- 1 sock (ensure sock has no holes)
- 2 pieces Thick yarn or thread, 10 inches each
**Directions: In a bowl, add the essential oil to the rice. Using a funnel, add the rice to the sock. On the open end of the sock, quadruple knot the thread to seal the hole. Then tie in a bow or snip the excess thread. Repeat on the close end of the sock. Heat in microwave 30 seconds at a time until desired temperature achieved.
**Optional: If not adding the essential oil to the rice, include a note with the gift that explains to recipient to add 2-3 drops on the outside of the sock with every use.
DIY Lemon Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 1 tsp water
- 2 tsp Nature’s Truth Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp Nature’s Truth Almond Oil
- 6 drops yellow food coloring
**Directions: In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk until very well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Slowly combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Note: if the mixture is foaming, you are adding too fast. Keep whisking together until very well combined. Using silicone baking molds, firmly pack mixture in each mold. Let air dry for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Pop out and keep in an airtight container.
Some other DIY projects you could think about making with Nature’s Truth Essential Oils to add to your hostess basket are: soaps, candles, dryer sheets, massage oil, and a mini diffuser.
You can find Nature’s Truth Essential Oils at Target.com
Or inside the vitamin aisle at the following stores (essential oils available vary by store): , CVS, Walgreens, HEB, Meijer, Albertsons, ShopRite, Rite Aid, and Stop & Shop. And don’t forgot your $1 off coupon!