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CREATE + NOURISH … with DIY mother’s day essential oil scents | by five and one

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Mother’s Day Essential Oil Scents |with Printable Gift Tag

Nourish the mothers in your life with these simple essential oil scents made by blending almond oil and natural, fragrant essential oils. After you make these as a gift you will want to experiment to create fragrant blends for you and your family. What is lovely about these roll on bottles is that you can lightly dab a little on the wrist and rub in for a soothing aromatic scent or simply inhale slowly to enjoy the aromatherapy benefits. Lately my daughter has had a tough time settling down at bedtime so I have used a night time blend with lavender and almond oil to rub on her chest and feet to ease relaxation. I have used essential oils for years and especially loved them while being pregnant.  Careful consideration should be taken with essential oils while pregnant since they are very potent, but some can work beautifully for relaxation.  A great reference book is Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby. Another great essential oil blend that I use often is this Rosemary Lavender Chest Rub. It works great for breathing easier and clearing up congestion.  The kids love chest and foot massages with this while they are feeling under the weather and it takes a very small pea size amount of oil for each massage. If a blend is ever too strong for you just add more of the carrier oil. I hope you enjoy this simple way of creating a unique scent for someone special or for yourself. For another Mother’s Day gift take a look at this Citrus + Herb Sea Salt DIY with free printable labels.

SUPPLIES

Assorted essential oils (I used Aura Cacia oils and these can be found online or at a natural health food store)

Almond oil (or another carrier oil such as jojoba oil)

Glass perfume bottles from Making Cosmetics (they have an amazing selection of items for making your own cosmetics)

DIRECTIONS 

Step 1  - fill glass container 1/4″ from the top with carrier oil

Step 2 –  add in one of the following blends

These are some favorite scents but feel free to smell samples and create a blend that works for you.

Lavender, Grapefruit | 3 drops lavender, 6-7 drops grapefruit

Rosemary, Grapefruit | 2 drops rosemary, 6-7 drops grapefruit

Rosemary, Orange, Clove | 2 drops rosemary, 6 drops orange, 1 drop clove

Rosemary, Sweet orange | 2 drops rosemary, 5-6 drops sweet orange

Bedtime blend | 1-2 drops of lavender

Step 3 – print out the following labels and attach with decorative washi tape.

Essential oil scent labels (Save labels to your desktop and print on clear 8 1/2″ x 11″ label paper ) The clear labels do not stay on the glass bottles by themselves but I like the added touch of the washi paper for decoration.  You could also use a white or kraft brown colored label sheet.

Enjoy experimenting and know that you are using a scent that is nourishing you and the environment.

If you already use essential oils, I would love to know you favorite blends.

Julie

CREATE + NOURISH …. with homemade gifts to nourish family and friends

Nourish the ones you love this holiday season with one of these homemade gifts above.  The mulling spices, pinecone fire starters dipped in beeswax, and the Christmas in a jar are great ones to make with your children.

Mulling Spices | Good Eggs

Beeswax Pinecone Firestarters | Imagination Childhood

Gifts from the Kitchen | Bon Appetit

Christmas in a Jar | Dandee Designs

Plus, this roundup from the Kitchn is a great resource for finding homemade gift ideas!

 

Above are a couple of great free printables to complement your homemade treats.  The jam labelizer is fantastic ( you may even want to whip up some jam just to be able to use these customized labels).

Make your own jam labels | Jam Labelizer

Free printable recipe cards | Love vs. Design

Enjoy!

- julie

CREATE … handmade gifts with your children

Share some together time with your child making these christmas decorations for your own home or give to someone as a gift.

Fabric Trees | Kasparasregnbue

Tree Paper Stars | Home Sweet Homemade

Paper Star Garland | Papierwunder

Paper trees | Papierwunder

- julie