5 fantastic Xmas gift ideas


It’s that time of the year, and if you’re anything like me, you are already starting to long for that luscious Christmas break. So it’s time to take a mini “pre-Christmas” break, put your feet up, and have some fun making these wonderful recipes below.

Not only will they pamper you, they can also be used to make some oil-infused treats for those Christmas stockings!

Fennel and Lemon Sugar Scrub by Lucinda Waters


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of liquid soap (I like to use Dr Bronners unscented soap)
  • 2 teaspoons of Almond oil
  • 10-20 drops (in total) of your favourite essential oils

Mix these ingredients into a small bowl until combined. Pour into an airtight container. Note that this mix will separate, so you will need to stir it up before using it.

Suggested oils:

For Greasy Hands

  • 10 drops Orange
  • 10 drops Lemon







For Gardeners Hands:

  • 7 drops Clary Sage
  • 5 drops Tea Tree
  • 6 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark






Lucinda’s personal Fav”

  • 10 drops Fennel
  • 10 drops Lemon






Home-made Body Sugar Scrub by Ali Wass

This is a really simple recipe, and lots of fun to make for the whole family.

1. Start with 200g of sugar, blitzed in a food processor until it’s caster sugar consistency.

2. Place it in a tub, cover it with your favourite carrier oil (eg. Young Living’s V6 oil).

3. Now it’s time to add your essential oils. I like to use 3 drops of Peppermint oil and 9 drops of Tangerine oil.

4. Mix it up, and eat….Ooops, I meant scrub & enjoy!!!!




“My Nightly Treat” Hand Cream by Carrie Taylor

I love using natural products on my skin. This hand cream supports my skin when I have to wash my hands 20 or more times each day – this is their nightly treat! And it also smells divine!!!!









  • 60g of Shea Butter
  • 20g of Coconut Oil
  • 10g of Beeswax
  • 6 drops Copaiba oil
  • 6 drops Geranium oil
  • 6 drops Lavender oil
  • 6 drops Cedarwood oil

I usually use a double boiler (Pyrex bowl over a pan of water) or if I’m being lazy the microwave! I’ll put the harder ingredients in first beeswax, then shea butter etc as these take longer to melt. I just used a hand whisk as they cool to get a fluffier texture and when soft and much cooler add my oils and whisk again, pouring into glass jars whilst still liquid.

This makes enough mix to fill 3 x 30ml pots plus a 10ml lip balm pot.

Luscious Lotion Bars by Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson writes

I made these lotion bars recently – they are so easy to make, and lots of fun, and are a great treat to pop under the Xmas tree for your loved ones.

I must get some soap moulds so people aren’t tempted to pop them in their mouth!!!!


  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter (or you can substitute Cacao Butter or Mango Butter)
  • 1/2 cup Bees Wax
  • 20 drops of your favourite Young Living essential oils
  • Optional: 2 Capsules of Vitamin E Oil


Place the first 3 items into the top of a double boiler. If you don’t have one, simply put a small saucepan or stainless steel pan inside a larger saucepan, and have simmering water inside the larger saucepan.

Stir the mixture until it’s melted and blended together. Then remove it from the heat, let it cool a bit, then add your essential oils. Mix well, and pour into the moulds to set.

My Favourite Oils to Use:

Luscious Skin-Softening Mix:

  • 7 drops Lavender oil
  • 7 drops Elemi oil
  • 7 drops Geranium oil






Your Premium Starter Kit Mix:

  • 7 drops Lavender oil
  • 7 drops Frankincense oil
  • 7 drops Copaiba oil




How to Use

Simply rub the bar onto any areas of rough or dry skin, such as the hands, elbows and knees. The heat from your body will soften the bar.

These are great to do at a “Make & Take” workshop. You would make them at the start of the workshop, so that the bars have time to set before the workshop is over.

Your “Tired Feet Soak” by Holly van Vliet

You know the days…the ones where you just can’t wait to get off your feet, and into some comfy shoes? Well, before you do that, make sure you pamper your hard-working feet with this Lavender and Peppermint foot bath. It’s DIVINE!!!!

Whether you gift a footbath to a loved one, have one yourself or snuggle on the couch and have one together, there’s nothing more relaxing and energising than an oily footbath.

Take time to nurture yourself and others with this simple, rejuvenating recipe:


  • 10 drops of Lavender oil
  • 5 to 7 drops of Peppermint oil
  • A fist full of Epsom salt





Another great combo is:

  • 4 drops Lavender oil
  • 4 drops Lemon oil
  • 7 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
  • A fist full of Epsom salt


Find a container suitable in size for a foot bath – this could be a shallow tub or oversized bucket. In a bowl, place your Epsom Salts and essential oils, and mix. Fill the foot bath with lovely warm water, and sprinkle your Epsom Salt/Essential Oil Mix into the water.

Then just pop your feet into the warm water, and have a cuppa of Slique Tea while you soak there for 30 minutes.


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