The 5 Best Essential Oils To Give As A Gift

If you are anything like me, I frequently try to introduce essential oils and the benefits of them to my friends, my family and even random strangers. I have compiled a list of the 5 best and easiest essential oils to give as gifts. With the holidays fast approaching it is the perfect excuse to give everyone a taste of how impacting and life changing the use of essential oils can be.

If you came to this page looking meaningful gift idea, then welcomeThere is a Chinese proverb that says “A bit Of Fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers”. I know we all are trying to find gifts that show our loved ones exactly how much we care for them. I think this proverb is all too important to remember as we go into this holiday season. The gifts and love we give this season will cling to us we head into the New Year. So let us begin…

Gift #1 Lavender Essential Oil

I believe that this is the easiest essential oil to give. Most people enjoy the floral scent of lavender and have some working knowledge of the stress relief this essential oil provides. Lavender has such a range of usefulness. It is wonderful for providing relief to skin irritations, reducing our stress and getting rid of painful headaches. The scent alone is enough to help get rid of the extra anxiety and provide excellent relaxation. Sometimes life can get extremely hectic and overwhelming. While there is no such thing as a “Cure-all”, Lavender gets pretty close. It helps hit all the basics point that our friends and family could use all year round.

Gift #2 Jasmine Essential Oil

In times of stress, tension and even depression, jasmine Essential oil is of great use. Its benefits include; being an antidepressant, aphrodisiac and sedative. We all have friends, especially during this time of year, that could use a little winding down and sense of support. This Essential oil is a sweet scent that has a variety of uses. For example, massage a drop of this essential oil into your temples to relieve nerves and nourish the skin. Jasmine essential oil would make for a great gift for couples. Jasmine is well known for its use in massage oils. Our gifts shouldn’t just be about the items we give but also proving an experience. This essential oil is for the people that need a reminder of how sweet life is.

Gift #3 Peppermint Essential Oil

Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit like peppermint does. The weather is cooling down and this is our time to try to refresh ourselves. This essential oil is a wonderful gift when we take into consideration all the damage we tend to do to our bodies during this time of year. It can be used topically to help sooth soreness of the muscles but it also helps our digestive track when we aren’t eating quite as well as we usually do. Giving this as a gift provides ease and fresh breath of air, Excuse the pun. Not to mention most people can’t get enough peppermint during these winter months.

Gift #4 Sandalwood Essential Oil

Giving sandalwood essential oil as a gift will be not only a nostalgic surprise but also a very beneficial one. Most of you reading this are probably already reminiscing about the good old days, Long Hair, peace signs and all the flowers. This is a woody and rich essential oil. It is known to improve memory, which I’m sure as the years pass by we could all use a little help with that. It also serves as a deodorant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Turns out the 70’s knew exactly what they were doing. Every day we see our friends running around, losing track of time and unfortunately losing track of their health. This is a wonderful gift option for the people who prefer a more earthy tone and who could use a sweet trip down memory lane.

Gift #5 Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

This essential oils is a wonder to give to anyone who has little ones running around the house of every age. Chamomile is very similar to Lavender in the sense that it has a variety of topical uses. You can use it for stings, bruises, cuts, eczema and Acne. It also is a can be used to help alleviate stress, tension, anxiety and irritation. We have all watched and dealt with the stress of growing families. Chamomile can act a parent’s sidekick. It really has a use for anyone in any stage of their lives from being a child and needing to treat scrapes and scratches we get from trying to find our feet, all the way up to helping relax us during the menopausal phase of life. I bet you have already imagined the family you want to give this gift to. If they are in your mind now you can check them off the shopping list.

To Conclude

This list embodies the simplicity and versatility of essential oils. The most important thing to remember when giving someone else an essential oil as a gift is what their day to day life looks like. This is an incredibly thoughtful and personal gift, as long as it is relevant in their everyday lives. If the person you are giving this gift to is not familiar with essential oils then I suggest hand writing a list of benefits and uses. This adds a really nice loving touch. These days a lot of us are falling short of keeping track of our health. This gift could be the very thing that pushes someone towards bigger steps to taking care of themselves.

Best Wishes!

-Sally Wong

About the author

    Sally Wong

    Sally Wong is a manual therapist for about 15 years now and also a massage specialist. She is actively taking care of her body to stay healthy and in shape by doing Yoga and Tai Chi. She has a lot of knowledge and interest in Essential Oils because of her Oriental background. She learnt many things from her Grandmother. Originally from a small village in South China, now she lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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