Gift Guide: Last Minute DIYs Roundup - Everyday Essentials

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Gift Guide: Last Minute DIYs Roundup

The Christmas tree is lit, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, cookies are baking in the oven… but are you forgetting something? Gifts of course! Whether time just got away from you or you’re like me and saved it for the last possible minute, we’ve got you covered.  These last minute DIYs are not only quick and easy but a fun and personal way to show the people in your life that you care.

So skip the long lines at the store and whip up some of these fantastic DIYs.

Lovely Lips Balm

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Place beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water {double boiler}
  2. Heat until melted
  3. Once melted, stir in essential oils
  4. Pour into tins or tubes
  5. Allow mixture to cool before capping

Clean Earthy Aftershave

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

Candy Cane Latte Sugar Scrub

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

DIY Scented Holiday Sachets

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

Festive Fall Candle

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

Sleigh Ride Balm (for Chapped Skin)

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

Pumpkin Pie Body Butter

Last Minute DIYs Gifts Roundup

73 thoughts on “Gift Guide: Last Minute DIYs Roundup”

  1. You guys give us so many great ideas! Gonna make the sugar scrub and lip balm so I can hopefully kick the petroleum-based lip stuff habit.

  2. I love this recipe. I’m very new to making my own products and was able to follow the recipe with no problems. Easy for kids to help too.

  3. I always have big plans to make DIY gifts but not the best follow through. I love that these gifts seem pretty simple to make but also useful. I’m going to pin this and hopefully this will be the year I follow through! Lol

    1. You can, however, keep in mind that Vanilla Oleoresin does not blend with carrier oils, so you’ll have to dilute it in a bit of alcohol first 🙂 Feel free to reach out to our aromatherapists at [email protected] if you have any questions about this 🙂

  4. I used the lip balm recipe but subbed out for peppermint oil. It was a big hit with my family! I felt like the ratio of oil to beeswax was perfect and I’m very picky about consistency! Love it!

  5. I am fairly new to essential oils. Can’t wait to try the lip balm! I’m going to try the original recipe first but want to try variations! Thanks for the great recipes!!!

  6. I made the lip balm yesterday & LOVE it. It was so easy to follow & the lip balm turned out great. I’m excited to try the other recipes.

  7. I made so many things form the blog post. They are easy enough directions and so easy to follow. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  8. I enjoy making home made lip balms. A silicone funnel made it so much easier!!!!! I add a bit of lip safe mica color that I also use for cold processed soap.

  9. I love making my own lipbalm. Adding Plant Therapy oils really make a big difference. I like that the recipe listed here is small, this way you can make several batches with different oils!

  10. I’ve been making my own lipbalm and lipstick and loving the awesomeness of homemade lip products. I added orange sweet into making them and oh my… It smells definitely refreshing! Perfect as gifts as well.

  11. Love this idea! My sons lips get extremely chapped all around. He goes through chapstick like crazy. Making our own will really help us have a nice stack on hand plus it seems much more affordable.

  12. For the Lovely lip balm can you reccommend a replacement for the coconut oil…need the substitute due to an allergy. Thanks for your help

  13. I love this idea. Handmade gifts are great and usually mean a lot that someone took the time to make you something. I’m going to make a lip balm!

  14. I have caught the oil crafting bug! I’ve just sent my son to school with lip balms, body butter and inhalers for his teacher 🙂 And for family and friends, I will also be making beard oil and balm, pain salves, scrubs and rollers. So much fun! So far I’m loving the lip balms the best, they have a much better glide than anything I’ve ever bought in the store. I don’t think I’ll ever go back!

  15. These are some great ideas! I will have to come back to this when I get all my oils! Homemade gifts are always the best!

  16. I love when you post these DIY’s. The lip balm is wonderful, reminded me of Burt’s Bee’s but BETTER! I usually try to make my own… EVERYTHING when possible. Your essential oils have become part of my daily life, Thank you PT!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! It really makes us all feel good when our customers are happy and enjoying their oils 🙂

  17. Wonderful timely gift ideas, thank you PT. Made Lip Balm. Allergy relief and Stress Away inhalers with PT oils today for gifts. Next up is sugar scrub.

  18. Thanks for all the great ideas, neatly packaged in one place! Kids and I are going to have a blast making gifts for the rest of the family this weekend.

  19. What is the dilution of the lip balm? What is considered the carrier here? The coconut oil? The the butter and the oil?

  20. Can I sub shea butter with cocoa butter in the same amount? Plan to make some lip balms with honeybell and coffee, but need to get some tin containers first!

  21. Wow, thanks for all of the great gift ideas! I’ve already made lip balms, but I’ve never thought about using Love Vanilla, I’ll be trying that next! Ooohh, and the Candy Cane Latte Sugar Scrub sounds amazing too!

  22. Does anyone know what the average life expectancy is for beeswax pearls and shea butter? I just made something very similar to this and it smells… off. My beeswax and shea butter are a little over a year old, stored in a cool, dry place, out of the sunlight. Thanks!

  23. Great read. I’ve been wanting to make candles. I’ve seen some other recipies online that use coconut oil with the bees was. Do you know what effect adding coconut oil would have as opposed to your recipe of just beeswax? Thanks!

  24. I am excited to make some lip balms with my kids over our winter break- can we substitute any kid safe oil – like orange sweet for the love vanilla ?

  25. Excellent idea for stocking stuffers. Amanda had a great idea to use the Dec OOTM oil. Will be making these as last minute gifts.

  26. Thank you so much for posting this! I already ordered my lip balm containers and can’t wait to start this project. May anyone give their opinion of the love synergy or vanilla scent please? Thanks PT for your awesome DIYS !

  27. I love DIY!!!

    However, if you don’t have time for the Sleigh Ride Balm, PT Healing Balm is fantastic! My favorite winter product by far.

  28. I’ve ordered lip balm containers and cannot wait to make some norishing lip balms for my family for winter. I’m definitely going to use the Dec. OOTM oil in it!

  29. I’m going to make some lip balm later. I want to use the birthday cupcake synergy. Can I swap the Shea butter for mango butter?

  30. I thought I was done with all my Christmas gifts, but now I have another list of things I want to make. Thank you Plant Therapy!

  31. I love the PT lip balm recipe! I’ve subbed mango for shea butter and also added a little extra liquid carrier to keep it softer in the winter.

  32. I’m so excited for these ideas! Especially the lip balm. I’ve found that a lot of chapsticks make my lips peel, so it’s time I make my own!

  33. Homemade presents really are the best. My best friend had me make him a little dream pillow for Christmas. It was fun discussing what scents he liked and explaining the different components to him.

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