In my opinion, the best gift you can give someone this year is the gift of relaxation. After this year, we all need just a moment of peace and calm—whatever that means to you. For some people, it's curling up with a good book and losing themselves in another world. For others, it's just a nice bath. Then, you have friends who like to de-stress by working out, whether it's taking a walk outside and getting fresh air or doing a HIIT workout at home. Aromatherapy can be a good option to unwind, too.
The benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy seem endless. Certain oils can be used for stress and anxiety relief, some can promote better sleep, and others can clear your mind and help you focus. All of these benefits, plus the fact that they're pretty easy to try out, make essential oils an excellent gift idea for the people in your life who need a break (which is pretty much everyone, right?).
So I've compiled a list of the most thoughtful and stylish essential oil gift sets out there. And while your loved one gets to relax with these, you'll also catch a stress-relief break because these sets are just so easy to gift. We all win! Take a look at our picks below.
Serene House offers trios of essential oils for different needs. The spa collection (pictured here) is for relaxing. There's also a citrus collection with lemon, orange, and grapefruit and an apothecary collection with peppermint, lavender, and tea tree.
You'll find six essential oil–infused balms in this handy travel-friendly tin. There's a blend for every mood or need: Sleep Well, Happy, De-Stress, Love, Escape, and Focus. To use, apply the balm to your wrist, neck, or temples and breathe in deep.
Add one of these into a diffuser or mix them for a specific blend. You can also use them for DIY cleaning supplies or place a few drops into your favorite lotion or carrier oil to apply topically. The set includes lemongrass, peppermint, orange, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree.
These personal diffusers are the easiest way to take your aromatherapy on the go. To use them, breathe in through your mouth and out your nose, but be careful not to inhale. There's a diffuser for every occasion in this set. Choose from Happy, Sleepy, Zen, Vibrant, Ocean, and Focus.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Anyone who wants to cash in on the benefits of aromatherapy should also invest in a diffuser. It's an easy way to use your favorite essential oils and all the goodness they bring. Here are some we love.
For a sleek diffuser that also doubles as décor, Vitruvi's stone device is a winning option. It can run for three hours continuously or 7.5 hours intermittently.