Essential oils are fantastic things. Each oil has its own unique properties and aroma, so no matter what you need them for or whether you’re into fresh or floral scents, you can find at least a few essential oils that you will love.
As well as simply diffusing essential oils to make the room smell nice, you can actually use them in a wide range of crafting projects too, and it just so happens that I’ve gathered together some of the best essential oil craft ideas below…
Essential oil perfume
One of the most obvious uses of essential oils is in crafting your own signature perfume. This is a really easy craft that requires you to do little more than add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to a carrier oil like almond oil before decanting into a rollerball.
You can also make spray perfume by mixing water, alcohol, and essential oils or solid perfume by mixing essential oils with beeswax and almond oil.
The hardest part will be blending the perfect scent!
Potpourri is one of the most basic crafting projects there is, but it is also a lot of fun, and a great way to keep your home smelling sweet. Simply gather up a bunch of herbs, flowers, and spices lay them out flat on a rack or tray, and leave them to dry in a sunny spot.
After a week, they should be ready to mix with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Then, all that remains is to place your potpourri in a pretty bowl where it will help to fragrance your home for weeks to come.
If you live in an area where there are lots of mosquitos, as well as calling out mosquito control, you might want to get your crafting hat on and make your own mosquito repellant. All you need is some citronella essential oil, rubbing alcohol, some boiling water, and a little vegetable glycerin. Once you’ve made the spray, you can use it around your home or n your clothing snd linen to keep the bugs at bay. They really hate that stuff!
DIY lip balm
If you’re a sucker for tasty lip balms, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can make your own, using essential oils to give them unique fresh flavors you might not have experienced before.
All you need are lip balm tubes, coconut oil, beeswax, and a little essential oil. You can throw colored mica powder into the mix if you want your lip balm to be tinted too.
Herbal bath salts
This craft is probably the easiest project you will ever try out. Simply fill a mason jar three-quarters of the way with Epsom salts, add a few drops of your chosen essential oils, and shake. You can also add dry herbs or rose petals into the mix if you like to make your bath salts a bit fancier. These make great gifts!
Time to get crafting!