In my opinion, the best gift you can give someone this year is the gift of relaxation. After this year, we just need a moment of peace - whatever that means to you. For some, it's curling up with a good book and losing yourself in another world. For others, it's just a nice bathtub. Then you have friends who like to reduce stress through exercise, whether it's a walk outside, a breath of fresh air, or a HIIT workout at home. Aromatherapy is also a great option for relaxation.
Yes, the best gift is an essential oils gift set.
Today, this post is about essential oils gift sets. However, I will also introduce some information about essential oil itself to you which is friendly to newcomers.
What are Essential Oils Gift Sets
Essential oils gift sets are boxed-up sets of various essential oils, usually in some sort of themed way, like oils for stress, skincare, or holiday scents. These types of essential oils gift sets usually contain smaller bottles (not full-sized) and they are really easy to wrap up and give.
What Might Be Included in an Essential Oils Gift Set?
As we know there are various kinds of essential oils, and an essential oils gift set will have several kinds of essential oils.
There are the most popular single essential oils:
Lavender is the most universally liked essential oil. Its benefits include promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.
Frankincense has been around for thousands of years and was one of the gifts the wise men presented shortly after Jesus' birth. It is grounding and calming and is said to include healing properties.
Peppermint essential oil is uplifting and invigorating. It can help relieve headaches when its vapors are inhaled and muscle soreness when rubbed (with a carrier oil) into the skin.
Tea tree oil is great for cleansing and purifying. We've used it at our house for years in place of pharmaceutical topical acne treatments.
Grapefruit essential oil is uplifting, cleansing, and crisp. It's a lovely light scent.
Lemon essential oil is great in all matters of cleaning supplies. It's uplifting, refreshing, and clean smelling.
Sweet orange is a beautiful scent. When mixed with vanilla it smells a lot like a creamsicle! Otherwise, it's just plain refreshing.
How to Use an Essential Oil Gift Set?
Dilute at a percentage of 1% of the finished blend, 1ml of essential oil (approx. 20 drops) to 100ml of carrier oil. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Consult your doctor or midwife before using during pregnancy.
Use the essential oil note guide to help you create your own citrus blends to use in your diffuser or burner. The possibilities are endless, experiment and fill your house with a zesty scent. Add 4-5 drops to your diffuser to awaken the senses!
Why not dilute your citrus blends in a carrier oil of your choice to make an energizing massage oil blend?
How to Pick an Essential Oils Gift Set for Your Girlfriend?
Picking a gift is a very traumatic thing, how do pick a gift that displays you care about your girlfriend? One essential oils gift set solves all, choose the right oil to solve the problem. So how do you pick an essential oils gift set? You can pick an essential oils gift set according to the small details in life to make it appear that you are dedicated to her.
- If your girlfriend is prone to mosquito bites, she needs a mosquito repellent essential oils gift set. To repel mosquitoes, try Citronella oil. Apply it directly to the hem of a garment or shoelace without touching her skin.
- If your girlfriend is prone to menstrual cramps during her period, use Geranium essential oils gift set and milk to bubble her feet, and soak her feet for 20 or 30 minutes a day to sweat slightly, and it will be significantly improved in two or three months. Because geranium is to promote circulation, small molecules penetrate the blood and participate in blood circulation, and pain relief, so you are no longer a "doormat".
- If your girlfriend is having trouble sleeping, pick Frankincense, Lavender, and happy Sage essential oils gift set. The three differences are quite obvious. If it is a deep sleep time is not enough, choose Frankincense essential oils gift set, drop one or two drops of pure essential oil first-hand rub and smell and then smear the sole of the feet. If you're feeling tense, use happy sage essential oils gift set, it's extremely relaxing. If you can't sleep, use lavender essential oils gift set, it's the same usage. If you don't like the smell of lavender, switch to two other essential oils gift sets. Anything she can get used to, anything she can feel at ease with will help her relax and sleep.
- If your girlfriend always feels drowsy, you can choose Peppermint essential oil gift set for her, which can be scented to feel the stimulation, especially awake. Also can match the rosemary essential oils gift set, and can improve work and study efficiency. Rosemary can help with hair loss, and when used with carrot seed oil, it can help grow little hairs along the hairline. By the way, girls who stay up late will love it!
Precautions for Using Essential Oils
Essential oils are rich in natural benefits, but they can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Before you start using it, make sure that you pay special attention to the areas.
1. It cannot be applied directly to the skin, but must be mixed with vegetable oil.
Essential oil is a safe substance, but because it concentrates on the ingredients of plants, it may cause excessive irritation when applied directly to the skin. For massage, blend vegetable oil, and for handmade cosmetics, mix basic ingredients. If contact occurs, wash immediately with plenty of running water.
Here will introduce the dilution method of massage essential oil concentration:
1) The diluted concentration is 2% for the body and 1% for the face
Essential oils concentrate on plant components and cannot be applied directly to the skin. When used in massage, they need to be diluted with base oil. The action of diluting is called dilution in aromatherapy. Base oil containing () % essential oil is called diluted concentration. One drop of essential oil is 0.05 ml. The dilution concentration of essential oil used for massage is 1% of the face, 2% of the body base oil, and the number of drops of essential oil, as recorded below:
A simple calculation method of drops
20 ml of base oil, mixed with 20 drops of essential oil, diluted at 5%. If you want to dilute it to 1%, 20 ÷ 5 is 4 drops. If you want a 2% dilution, double it and add 8 drops.
10 ml of base oil, mixed with 10 drops of essential oil, diluted at 5%. If you want to dilute it to 1%, 10 ÷ 5 is 2 drops. If you want a 2% dilution, double it and add 4 drops.
2) When making small amounts of massage oils
For example, if you want to make 10 ml of essential oil for body massage, the number of drops of essential oil is 4 drops (see above calculation method). If you want to use four essential oils, you can only add one drop each, and you cannot adjust the combination of essential oils. In this case, can mix the necessary number of drops then place the blended essential oil in a shading bottle with the dripper.
2. Never drink it. Never drink it by mistake.
There are also overseas experts to guide the method of internal use, this method of use can only be implemented by experts with professional knowledge and experience, please do not carry it out by yourself. In case of accidental drinking or residual essential oil in the mouth, please gargle with plenty of water, and immediately accept the doctor's examination. When visiting a doctor, please carry a bottle of essential oil that you have drunk by mistake.
3. Do not go in the eye.
Do not allow the essential oil to contact the eyes. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, do not rub, please wash with plenty of water, and immediately accept a doctor's examination.
4. Pay attention to fire source when using.
Essential oils may cause fires. Do not go near the fire. Be careful when using essential oils in kitchens close to fire sources.
5. Attention must be paid to the use of the following conditions.
<Advanced age · Past medical history> Physical decline, physical sensitivity, easy to respond to essential oil. It is recommended to start with about half of the drops described in this book.
<Children> Compared with adults, children are light in weight and weak in physical strength, so please do not use essential oils for children under three years old except for incense. For children over 3 years of age, start with 1/10 of the weight described in this book and do not exceed 1/2 of the drops.
<Pregnant women> Pregnant period is easy to become sensitive to the sweet atmosphere, causing body conditions to change periodically. Please note that there are also essential oils that are not suitable for pregnant women (Like Happy Sage, Cypress, Moroccan Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Peppermint, Myrrh, Rosemary, etc.). However, aromatherapy is very effective for the physical and mental care of pregnant women. It is recommended to consult with a trusted aromatherapist before conditioning. If you feel uncomfortable with the fragrance, or have abnormal changes in physical condition, please stop using it immediately.
6. Get a skin allergy test.
Please take skin allergy measures after using massage essential oils and before using handmade cosmetics. Apply an essential oil to the inner forearm for about 24 to 48 hours and observe how your body reacts. If abnormal skin occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water and discontinue use.
Optimum Storage of Essential Oils
Use the correct method to keep essential oil, just can enjoy the natural beauty and sweet atmosphere for a long time, and also can ensure the quality of essential oil.
Fasten the bottle cap
Essential oils are very sensitive and exposure to air will accelerate changes in composition. After use, fasten the cap immediately to ensure quality.
Store in a cool place and store in the fridge during the summer
Not only air exposure, but also high temperature, moisture, and ultraviolet light can accelerate the composition of essential oils. Please keep away from direct sunlight, a damp bathroom, and a kitchen near the fire source. Keep in a cool place. In case of a heat wave, it should be kept in the refrigerator.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets for safety
Keep the essential oil out of the reach of children and pets in order to prevent children from drinking it and pets from breaking the bottle.
Confirm the expiry date on the package
Please observe the expiry date on the essential oil package. Generally, the essential oils should be used within one year after opening. Citrus essential oils have rapid changes in composition compared with other essential oils, so please use them as soon as possible. Even if the use period has not expired, if you feel a change, it is likely that the essential oil has deteriorated, please stop using.
In an aromatherapy store, can buy the special box that keeps essential oil and a small bag to wait normally, which can be good at using. There are also some aromatherapists who practice aromatherapy, using wine casings to store essential oils or vegetable oils.
Essential oils are a lot of people's favorite ways to add natural fragrances to their homes.
Even if you're shopping on a budget this season, or you don't know a thing about essential oils, essential oils gift sets are a great gift to give.