If you have an essential oil enthusiast on your gift list this holiday season (or any other holiday, for that matter) choosing the right present couldn’t be easier. We’ve got you covered with the following list of gift ideas for essential oil and aromatherapy lovers. You’ll find everything from carrying cases and diffusers to oil blending equipment and beautiful glass bottles which are a must-have for anyone who enjoys the art of mixing custom essential oil concoctions.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Using a diffuser is one of the best ways to reap the many health benefits of your essential oils. They work by atomizing the oil into microscopic particles and dispersing those particles into the air.
Essential oil diffusers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The following are a few of our favorites:
Table Top Diffusers
Of all of the traditional tabletop diffusers, the Deneve Riverock is one of my personal favorites. It’s simple and elegant, and sounds like a babbling brook while running.
The BellaSentials Woodgrain Aromatherapy Diffuser is another favorite which won our award for the best diffuser when we personally reviewed five of the best. Not only is it lovely to look at, but it also has one of the longest running times of all of the models currently on the market – between 8 to 12 hours depending on which setting it’s run on.
For a tabletop diffuser that is both functional and adorable, this Aromatherapy ‘Alien’ Diffuser is just about as cute as they come! He also doubles as a night light for our younger (or young-at-heart) essential oil lovers!
Portable & Wearable Diffusers
BellaSentials also offers this stylish Aromatherapy Diffuser Pendant which can be used in the car or anywhere else you want to take it. All you need is a secure place from which to hang it.
The InnoGear USB-Powered Essential Oil Diffuser is portable and perfect for any on-the-go experience. You can take your favorite essential oil blend with you anywhere you travel. It’s not only stylish, but also fits snugly into your vehicle’s cup holder to prevent spilling.
This Ottertooth Portable Car Diffuser is perfect for long car trips where you need to stay alert. Also great for those relaxing joy rides when you simply want to enjoy the scents of your favorite essential oil blend diffused throughout the vehicle. The Ottertooth plugs in to a car cigarette lighter and also has a USB charger port.
If you need a little help choosing the right diffuser, you can learn more about them in this article where we review of five of the most popular models.
Essential Oil Gift Sets
If you know which oil or oils a person enjoys the most, consider giving them a gift set containing a few of their favorites. Though they may already own a bottle, an essential oil enthusiast will seldom turn their nose up at more of a good thing!
Here are a few of our favorite essential oil gift sets:
The Plant Therapy Beginners Collection offers six organic essential oils that belong in everyone’s collection. Included are Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange and Peppermint. This kit is a great starter for anyone who doesn’t already have an extensive collection of essential oils.
This “Thank You” Gift Set comes with the infinitely useful Lavender essential oil plus two of my favorite oil blends. Good Night is perfect for inducing restful sleep. Sunshine Spice is an energizing blend that is the perfect mix of citrus, herb and earthy scents.
The Biblical Essential Oil Set is a novel gift which contains essential oils of three of the oldest and most useful natural remedies on the planet – Spikenard, Frankincense & Myrrh.
For the serious essential oil enthusiast, you can also find oil sets which come neatly packaged in a zippered carrying case. For example, this set of 32 Essential Oils includes 16 single oils and 16 popular oil blends. You can take it a step further with this Set of 64 Different Essential Oils. Or go totally over the top with the Complete Aromatherapy Set which contains an incredible 128 different oils! You can always break up these collections and gift a few bottles to different friends and family. That way you can also keep a few for yourself!
Rare & Unusual Essential Oils
Looking for something a little exotic that will impress just about any essential oil lover? Consider gifting a bottle or two of some of the following rare and unusual essential oils. Chances are good that he or she doesn’t already own them and will certainly appreciate the opportunity to experiment with some new oils.
German Blue Chamomile is quite possibly the best known of all of the stress-relieving essential oils in the world. In addition to its lovely aroma, this deep azure-hued oil is also a powerful anti-inflammatory oil with the ability to speed skin cell regeneration.
Cardamom Essential Oil carries the same warm, sweet scent as the spice’s solid form. This oil pairs well with many sweet, earthy, floral or herbaceous blends. It is known for its soothing effects on the entire body and the mind. Cardamom essential oil is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the scents of vanilla, fresh ginger or sandalwood oils.
Neroli Essential Oil is made from the sweet-smelling blossoms of Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange tree. Neroli is known for its abilities to relax the mind and body, as well as to heal and nourish dry, irritated skin. Just one drop of this oil is enough to fill a large room with the scent of orange blossoms.
The heavenly scent of exotic Bulgarian Rose “Otto” is enough to make any essential oil lover swoon in ecstasy. Known for its abilities to improve heart, liver and brain health, this most prized of all rose oils is also the most expensive essential oil in the world!
If you didn’t see anything that piqued your interest here, you can find an even longer list of rare and unusual essential oils in this article.
For many essential oil enthusiasts (this one included), the art of mixing oils provides endless enjoyment! That’s why most essential oil enthusiasts will appreciate a batch of fresh blending supplies
When mixing essential oil blends, glass or ceramic tools are always preferable over metal or plastic. These Glass Stirring Rods are the perfect blending tool while a set of Glass Pipettes allows precise drop-by-drop measuring. Combine with these Pourable Glass Beakers and a set of Mini Funnels to put together a complete oil blending kit!
Blue or amber tinted glass containers are the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys blending their own oils. You can never have enough! Bottles are available in many shapes and sizes like this set of twelve 2oz Spritzer Bottles, these 1oz Blue Dropper Bottles, or these Glass Roller Bottles.
Essential Oil Storage
Whether it’s bottles and cases or decorative shelving; most essential oil lovers will appreciate the gift of “more storage”. Here are a few ideas to give you a little inspiration.
Storage Boxes & Cases
Terramore’s Natural Pine Essential Oil Storage Box holds 68 bottles with 56 spaces for upright bottles and 12 angled compartments for roller bottles.
This 30 Bottle Zippered Carrying Case by FLYMEI is sturdy and padded for keeping oil bottles safe and upright while traveling.
Pick up this Portfolio-Style Case which holds up to 32 bottles of essential oil. Bottles are secured in the case by elastic bands which don’t obscure labels like many other oil storage solutions.
This stylish Zippered Oil Case holds up to 42 bottles. It has specific slots for tall roller bottles, as well as small 5 ml and large diameter 30 ml bottles. The case also comes with a set of labels which may be placed on the top of each bottle cap for easy identification of its contents.
(Essential Oil Bottle Cap Labels also make a perfect gift all by themselves!)
Decorative Storage Shelving
For wall-mounted essential oil storage, these lovely Cedar Shelves hold up to 12 bottles a piece.
Or for those with a larger collection, consider this Beautiful Oak Display which holds up to 157 bottles. (You have to adjust the size on the right of the page.)
These simple and elegant Modular Storage Shelves are perfect for making the most of a small space while keeping essential oil bottles safe and easily-accessible.
Further Recommended Reading
Want a few gift ideas that aren’t related to essential oils? Then you’ll definitely want to peruse these Top 10 Gadgets, Tools & Gizmoes That Every Natural Health Enthusiast Must Own!
Alternatively, fancy making your own essential oil gifts? Then take a look at our 20 Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Using Essential Oils.