7 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Family and Friends Will Love


With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to turn our thoughts to how we can spread the cheer, and pour love and joy onto our friends, family and loved ones….and what better way to do that than with some Young Living inspired DIY gift ideas and treats?

But do you find yourself struggling for inspiration? I put a call out to our Young Living community for their top tips and gift ideas, and that’s what I want to share with you today. 

Here are 7 tips to get you started, and to get your creative juices flowing. 

I just love that by creating essential oil accessories or by adding Young Living oils into a recipe, we’re raising the frequency of people’s lives and their homes. That’s the best type of Santa Claus there is. 

But which oils will you choose? Well, that’s where your imagination really gets to play. Find your favourite oils, and see what magic you can create with these recipes! Enjoy!

1. DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs

Amelia W. writes:

We make lots of DIY holiday gifts, but we always make a ton of bath bombs and shower melts as they are the most popular. This is our first batch of bath bombs my son and I made today.

Purple (calming) are Lavender, Cedarwood & Bergamot. Red (rejuvenating/energy) is Rosemary and Lemon. Green (breathing easy) is Eucalyptus Globulus, Peppermint, Lemon, Lemongrass, Copaiba and Tea Tree. 


  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 1 cup of citric acid
  • 1 cup of corn starch 
  • 1 cup of Epsom or sea salt
  • 3 tsp of oil (olive, coconut, shea or mango)
  • 5-6 drops of essential oil
  • Approximately 2 tsp of witch hazel in spray bottle
  • Optional food colour


Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add oil and mix until no lumps. Spray the mixture with witch hazel until it is moist enough to form into shapes that hold. Be careful not to add too much moisture. Press mixture into moulds: let sit for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove from moulds onto parchment paper and let dry for 24 hours.

2. Spice up your Christmas Pud!

Marianne W. writes:

Every year I make approximately 10 Christmas Puddings and 1 large Christmas Cake.

I was wasting a lot of oranges and lemons as I couldn’t use them all up, mostly it was just the zest. A few years ago, I decided to use the Young Living Culinary oils instead and see how that worked out – it made no difference to the taste but I am sure it’s way better for us! And no waste! 

Note from Artemis: Find your favourite Christmas Pudding recipe, and add culinary essential oils to taste (if you live in EU/UK, that will be your Plus oil range, and in the US that will be your Vitality oil range). Your citrus oils are lighter and you can get away with putting more of them in your pudding. But if you’re using other oils like Cinnamon Bark and Nutmeg, just start with 1 drop and build up to taste. It’s easy to overpower a recipe with these stronger flavoured oils….so less is best. 

3. Essential Oil-Infused Bath Salts

Mellissa W. writes:

Every Christmas I make essential oil-infused bath salts and foot soaks with epsom salts. 

There are sooo many recipes available but I usually add a small amount of coconut oil with my chosen essential oils then mix in with the epsom salts. Simple!

The salts get used quite quickly during the silly season but keeping in air-tight glass jars is the key for storage. Be creative – add dried flowers, lavender and try different essential oil combinations! Or try making it pink by adding Himalayan salt.

4. Healthy Turkish Delights

Silvina B. writes:

Spoil your loved ones with these figs smothered in dark chocolate.

It’s important to get good quality dry figs if you can.. organic are even better! Cut your figs in half (or smaller), and then cover in your melted chocolate. Make sure you’re using dark chocolate, as figs are very sweet and with milk chocolate it’s too rich.

A little tip: make them even more luxurious by adding 3 drops of Young Living’s Rose or Geranium oil (think Turkish Delight) swirled into your melted chocolate mix!

Leave in the fridge until set, and then enjoy!

5. All-natural Car Diffuser

Agnes C. writes:

I love to repurpose our 15ml essential oil bottles to make these gorgeous DIY car diffusers!

I usually use hemp cord to go around the bottle and secure it in place with hot glue. Next, I glue the leaves and flowers onto the bottle, and finally, glue the wooden beads into the bottle opening and thread a separate section of hemp cord through, to allow it to hang. Voila! The finished DIY car diffuser!

6. A Happy Christmas and New Year roller!

Huong N. writes:

Here is my fave DIY Christmas gift using the Young Living products. You will need:

  • 1 empty 15 ml roller bottle
  • 5 drops of each Valor, Peace & Calming and Orange oil
  • Optional 2-3 drops of Joy oil
  • Young Living V6 oil or fractionated coconut oil


In a roller add Valor, Peace & Calming and Orange oil (in that order), then top up with your fave carrier oil. Swirl well to combine.

Apply to your wrists, chest and shoulders. Enjoy the festive aroma!

7. Gorgeous Pot Pouri

Bindi T. writes:

I love making this Pot Pouri from dried herbs & flowers with the lasting scents of our beautiful oils.

Bergamot and Cedarwood oil make great base notes to hold the scent for longer. Or the Young Living oil blends are already so perfectly balanced. 


I love to use organic rose petals, chamomile flowers etc. Just add 3-4 drops of your favourite Young Living oils and hang in the “loo” (aka toilet) to freshen the air or in your closet, to scent your clothes and keep the moths away!

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