Make Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts at Home: Free eBook!!!

Nov 13, 2012 3:57:00 PM | DIY Make Aromatherapy Holiday Gifts at Home: Free eBook!!!

Start making aromatic holiday gifts! Free eBook download "Holiday Gifts to Make At Home" from American College of Healthcare Sciences.

describe the image'Tis time to think about making holiday gifts. Really? Yes! We know Nordstrom isn't going to decorate for the holidays until the day after Thanksgiving... which we love by the way, as we too think you should enjoy one holiday at a time.

That is, unless you want to make your own holiday gifts! Those salves just don't make themselves and now is a great time to start!

Making your own holiday gifts has lots of benefits:

  • It's relaxing. You get to benefit from the aromatherapy as you prepare it. Plus you avoid the stress at the mall!
  • You can get the kids involved (friends, neighbors, or properly screened strangers make good kid substitutes)
  • You know exactly what organic goodness is in them. No more reading scary labels at the store!
  • You can save a bunch of money. What? Yes really! The ingredients for an entire batch of lip balm will cost you about the same as one single tube of decent stuff - maybe even less!!
  • It's easy. We encourage you to grow and harvest your own herbs, but in case you didn't get around to it this year, and if harvesting your own beeswax is out of the question... we even sell organic DIY kits of ingredients at the Apothecary Shoppe College Store that you can use so you avoid having to shop lots of different stores.

Here's our favorite recipe for the bath. After all, you'll deserve to relax after you get your holiday gift list crossed off BEFORE Thanksgiving!!

Basic Bath Salts Blend
Epsom salts: 1 cup or 8 ounces
Sea or mineral salts: 1/2 cup or 4 ounces
White clay: 1/8 cup or 1 ounce
Pure essential oils

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in bowl and sift. Add 4 tablespoons to one full bath; add after the bath has filled. Essential oils can be added as either single oils or as blends.

Calm Down Aromatherapy Blend of Essential Oils for Bath Salts
Essential oil of geranium Pelargonium graveolens: 3 drops
Essential oil of lavender Lavandula angustifolia: 3 drops
Essential oil of lemon Citrus limon: 2 drops
Essential oil of sandalwood Santalum album: 2 drops

Free eBook: Holiday Gifts
Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President

Written By: Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President

Dorene is the Founding President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). She has over 45 years of clinical teaching and lecturing experience in aromatherapy and other holistic health subjects. She has presented papers on essential oils and clinical aromatherapy at the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades Annual Conference (IFEAT) in California, USA; the Aroma Environment Association of Japan (AEAJ) in Tokyo, Japan; the Asian Aroma Ingredients Congress (AAIC) and Expo in Bali, Indonesia; the International Center of Advanced Aromatherapy (ICAA) at the WonGwang Digital University in Seoul, Korea; as well as the AAIC Expo in Kunming, Yunnan, China. Dorene is a founding member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and served as its chair until 2023. Dorene is also involved in the distance education community and has served as a volunteer, committee member, and standards evaluator for the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Dorene is a travel junkie, and has led ACHS Study Abroad programs to India, Indonesia, Greece, and Hawaii!