Hand “Santa”tizer

These cute Hand “Santa”tizers are so easy to make, and they work great as gifts for teachers, neighbors, and friends.

Hand Sanitizer

  • Servings: 5 bottles
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients & Supplies:

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Witch Hazel or vodka
  • 40–50 drops essential oil (see blend suggestions below)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) aloe vera gel (use aloe vera juice for a spray hand sanitizer)
  • 5 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • Five 2 oz. plastic bottles with treatment pump, disc top, or spray top (see options below)


  1. Add all ingredients in order to a glass bowl or measuring cup, stirring after each addition. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the bottles.
  2. To use, pump or spray 1–2 times into the palm of your hand. Rub hands together until the liquid evaporates.

Essential Oil Blends:

Melaleuca & Lavender:
30 drops melaleuca
10 drops lavender
Citrus Mint:
20 drops rosemary
16 drops lemon
12 drops peppermint
Holiday Spice:
15 drops orange
10 drops clove
10 drops cassia or 5 drops cinnamon
5 drops eucalyptus
5 drops rosemary
Candy Cane Mist:
25 drops peppermint
10 drops orange
10 drops fir
Peppermint Surprise:
30 drops peppermint
10 drops bergamot,
orange, or ylang ylang
First Snowfall:
25 drops wintergreen
15 drops fir

Extra Idea:

  • If you just want to make a single bottle, follow this recipe: Citrus Mint Hand Sanitizer, and add a total of 15–25 drops essential oil.

Bottle and Vinyl Options:

There are several bottle options you can choose from at aromatools.com. Our favorite involves the treatment pump top. This top works so well at getting just the right amount out each time you use it. Other top options include the disc top and the misting spray top (for a hand sanitizer spray). Most of these bottles work well for this project.

Don’t forget to add a cute vinyl label to the bottle! We now offer 5 vinyl label options (including some normal ones to gift during other seasons!):

Another option is to print your own labels with this blank label sheet.

These are our favorite bottle/vinyl combinations:

Which bottle/vinyl combination do you like best?

Nail Care Kit with Essential Oils

This Mother’s Day, give the special women in your life a nail care kit made with essential oils!


Your nail care kit could include any of the following items:

  • Nail clippers
  • Nail files and/or nail buffers
  • Wooden cuticle sticks
  • Homemade Foot Scrub
  • Nail polish
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Homemade Nail Polish Remover (see recipe below)
  • Homemade Nail Strengthening Serum (see recipe below)
  • Cute sandals
  • Soft microfiber washcloth or towel

Nail Polish Remover with Essential Oils

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Add essential oil(s) to the glass bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with white vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Screw the lid on, and shake to combine.
  2. To use, simply dab some polish remover on a cotton ball. Rub over nail polish to remove.

Nail Strengthening Serum with Essential Oils

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 25–30 drops of essential oil (The following oils help strengthen nails: lemon, frankincense, myrrh, Invigorating Blend, eucalyptus, lavender, grapefruit, and rosemary essential oil)
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 oz. Glass Bottle with Black Lid


  1. Add essential oil(s) to the glass bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Screw the lid on, and shake to combine.
  2. To use, simply dab some of the serum on a cotton ball or washcloth, and rub over nails to soften cuticles and strengthen nails.

Source: Modern Essentials, Sixth Edition, p. 277

AromaTools™ Holiday Gift Guide and Candy Cane Bath Salts

It’s time to start thinking of gifts to give your friends, neighbors, and family this holiday season. This season of giving is the perfect time to introduce those you know to the wonderful benefits of essential oils! And, if they already use essential oils, then why not give them something they will be able to use with the oils they already have?

Our Holiday Gift Guide contains many gift ideas that may help you find the perfect gifts for the people you care about! The gift guide could also be given as a gift because it contains various essential oil–related recipes and ideas. Below is a recipe featured in the AromaTools™ Holiday Gift Guide. Click here to view the AromaTools™ Holiday Gift Guide.

Candy Cane Bath Salts

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Pour each bag of Epsom salts into its own mixing container, and color one bag red with the natural food dye.
  2. Add 2–3 drops peppermint essential oil and 1/2 Tbsp. baking soda to each container, and stir.
  3. Layer the different colors of bath salt alternately in the tube to create a candy cane look. Do not shake. Fills 6 tubes.
  4. Use the blank white circle labels to create a fun label, and place it on the side of the tube. Feel free to download these templates that we have already created: