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Guest Room Aromatherapy Gift Baskets 


Help your guests feel really welcome this year with this exquisite aromatherapy gift basket! This gift basket includes a Bath Salt Set Totem Pole, a Linen Spritzer Canoe, a Teepee Diffuser, and an Aromatic Comfort Pillow! Use the following instructions and downloadable designs to create this style of gift basket, or create your own unique design to really wow your guests. 

This fun totem pole contains several individually-sized portions of bath salts that you can add your favorite essential oil or blend to for an amazing aromatic mineral bath!

  1. In a small bowl, create 1-1/2 cups of bath salts using one of the following recipes:
    1. Basic Bath Salts:
      • To create basic bath salts, simply use your choice of Epsom salts, sea salts, or other salts. These can be combined, or used separately.
    2. Sparkling Bath Salts:
      • Mix 1-1/4 cups of Epsom salts or fine sea salts with 2 Tbsp. baking soda and 1 Tbsp. citric acid (available at many pharmacies or baking supply stores) until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Pour the bath salts into five or six empty 1/2 oz. Plastic Salve Containers then screw the caps onto the containers.
  3. Download and print this Totem Pole Design onto brown paper or cardstock, or create your own design if desired.
  4. Cut out the top of the totem pole design so the ears of the top animal can stick up, and cut out around the outside edges of the wing (it may be easier to use an Exacto knife or box cutter to trim around these edges).
  5. Stack the filled containers of bath salts on top of each other. Wrap the totem pole design around the containers and tape, staple, or glue the edge of the design so it stays as a cylinder (Note: Before you attach the totem together, you may want to do a trial fit, then trim some of the edges of the design so it fits better around the containers, or trim the bottom edge of the design so it is shorter if you are using less containers).
  6. If giving as a gift, include several Small Vials of different essential oils or blends that would work well with a bath (i.e., lavender would work well for a relaxing bath, peppermint would work well for a stimulating bath, jasmine or rosewood would work well for a romantic bath, etc.).
  7. To use the bath salts, remove one of the containers of bath salts from the totem pole and open the container. Add 2-3 drops of your desired essential oil or blend into the salts, allow the oil to soak into the salt for a minute, then use a toothpick to mix the oils throughout the salts in the container, or simply screw the lid on and shake until well mixed. Pour the entire container of salts into warm or hot bath-water while the bath is filling. Allow the salts to dissolve completely, then get in and enjoy!

Help your guests relax at night with a relaxing sheet spritzer. This fun spritzer can also be sprayed into the air to freshen the air.

  1. In a 1 oz. Amber Spray Bottle, combine 1 tsp. of perfume grade alcohol (vodka can be used if this is for personal use) with 2-3 drops of your favorite relaxing essential oil or blend (some essential oils that work well for relaxing include lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, geranium, jasmine, and frankincense). Allow this mixture to sit for 15-30 minutes to allow the oils to be dissolved into the alcohol.
  2. Carefully fill the rest of the bottle until nearly full with distilled water. Screw the spray top onto the bottle, and shake vigorously until the mixture is combined well.
  3. Download and print this Canoe Design onto tan or brown paper or cardstock. Cut out the canoe. Fold the sides of the canoe up along the long dashed lines so the sides sit at a 90° angle to the bottom of the canoe. Create creases along the four shorter dashed lines perpendicular to the long dashed lines (these creases should "fold" the same direction as the creases along the long dashed lines). Create creases along the four diagonal dashed lines that "fold" in the opposite direction as the other creases. With these creases created, you should then easily be able to bring the two front edges of the canoe together, and the two back edges of the canoe together as well. Bring the front edges of the canoe together and glue, staple, or tape these two edges together. Bring the back two edges of the canoe together and glue, staple, or tape these two edges together.
  4. Place the spritzer spray bottle into the canoe.
  5. If desired, trace the shape around the top edge of the canoe onto another piece of paper or cardstock, then cut out to use for a "cover" or "blanket" to go over the spray bottle in the canoe.
  6. To use the spritzer, shake the bottle vigorously, and spray 1-3 times into the air, or onto your sheets, curtains, blankets, or other linens and household items. Be careful not to spray towards people, especially into the eyes as the alcohol can cause stinging.

This fun teepee disguises a simple aromatherapy diffuser that is really easy to make, but works really well!

  1. Fill a 15 ml Glass Vial with 5-10 ml (1-2 tsp.) of your desired essential oil or blend.
  2. If desired, mix 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba or fractionated coconut oil with the essential oils in the vial (this extra oil will slow the rate of diffusion so the oil lasts longer).
  3. Take 20 Aroma Testing Strips and stack them on top of each other. Place the stack (with the red-line-side down) into the 15 ml Glass Vial. Insert this stack slowly into the oils so the strips have a chance to absorb enough oil that it doesn't overflow out of the container.
  4. Download and print this Teepee Design onto tan or brown paper or cardstock. Cut out around the outside edge of the teepee design. Curl the paper around so it forms a cone, and tape, glue, or staple the teepee together near the top edge. Fold the two door-flaps of the teepee back along the dashed lines.
  5. Slip the teepee over the diffuser so the aromatic testing strips are coming up through the hole in the top of the teepee cone.
  6. Fan the top of the testing strips so that each strip is slightly apart from each of the adjoining strips. 
  7. The diffuser is now ready to use. Place it in your desired location. Within about an hour, the oil with saturate the aroma testing strips and diffuse into the surrounding room.
  8. If desired, include a bottle of extra essential oil or blend to re-fill the diffuser.
This luxurious pillow can be used warm or cool to help relax and soothe tired and achy muscles and joints. Add your desired essential oil or blend to increase the benefits with aromatherapy as well. This pillow will be much appreciated and enjoyed, but it is fairly simple and inexpensive to make as well!
  1. Using a tightly woven, sturdy fabric (as simple as a plain cotton material, or as elegant as a fuzzy microfiber fabric), cut out a rectangle measuring approximately 6" x 21".
  2. Fold over and stitch 1/2" along each of the short edges of the fabric (be certain to fold so the "wrong" sides are together).
  3. Cut a 2" x 2" square out of the fabric. Trim about 1/4" from each of the corners of the square. Fold each edge of the square in about 1/4" and press or tack so it stays in place (be certain to fold so "wrong" sides are together). Sew along one edge using a 1/8" seam allowance. Place the square about 2" from one of the short edges of the rectangle so the right side of the square is facing away from the right side of the rectangle, and sew the square along the three un-finished edges to the rectangle using a 1/8" seam allowance to create a small pocket.
  4. Fold the rectangle in half (so it now measures approximately 6" x 10") so the "right" sides of the fabric are together on the inside.
  5. Sew along both of the long edges, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
  6. Sew most of the way along the open short edge, leaving about 1.5" open near one of the corners.
  7. Turn the pillow right-side out by pushing it through the 1.5" opening on the short edge.
  8. Fill the pillow about 2/3 of the way full with either flax-seed (works really well, but can be harder to find—can be found in some grocery stores, and many health-food stores), or dried rice (easier to find, but doesn't work quite as well).
  9. Sew the opening of the pillow shut.
  10. To use the pillow cool, place it in the freezer for approximately 1 hour, then take out and place on any area of discomfort. To use the pillow warm, heat for 1-2 minutes (30 seconds at a time) in the microwave, or heat in a crock-pot or warm oven (200°) for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Before using, check the temperature with your hands to ensure it is not too warm, then place on any desired area to soothe and relax.
  11. For an added aromatherapy benefit, add 2-3 drops of your desired essential oil or blend to an Aroma Pad, small folded tissue or cotton ball, and place the pad into the pocket. Place the pillow on your desired location so the pocket is facing away from the skin.
Extra Ideas:
  • To assemble the gift basket as above, I used a shallow rectangular basket and placed the Aromatic Comfort Pillow in the basket in front to represent water. I then created a small platform out of cardboard and placed this in the basket behind the pillow for the shore. I then placed the Teepee Diffuser and Bath Salts Totem Pole on the shore, and the Linen Spritzer Canoe on the water. I added a couple of small plants and a few decorative rocks to embellish the presentation. I also added a few 1 Dram Vials of essential oils to add to the bath salts.
  • Create your own themed gift-basket idea using your own designs. This theme could be something like ancient Egypt, a medieval castle, an Aztec city, any of several distinctive modern day cities, a sports arena, or any thing else you can imagine!   

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