Make your own massage oil blend for your Valentine!
From the earliest days of my husband and I dating, I've been big into making him gifts for "holidays" like Valentine's Day, Father's Day and any other day that might remotely be sentimental. For a while, I wasn't even sure if he liked such gifts! I just had fun making them. Then we moved into our current house, and he's decorated his office with every single gift I've ever made - so, win win for us! I can get crafty and he can decorate his office. One thing that won't be decking the halls, so to speak, is this DIY Valentine's Day gift. Nope. We'll be keeping this massage oil back in the bedroom.
Now I realize Valentine's Day is a month away (from the date of publishing this) so hey honey, if you're reading this... This is what you're getting this year! Happy Valentine's Day a tad early :)
Ok, back to the massage oil DIY. Here's what you'll need:
- Small plain, clear bottle
- 5 drops Sensations essential oil
- 5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil (or anything in the pine family)
- Mod Podge glue and a small paintbrush
- Decorative paper; at least two sheets with one flexible and one thicker card stock
First, cut the flexible decorative paper in a strip long enough to just go around your bottle once. Use the paintbrush to coat the bottle in glue. Wrap the strip of decorative paper around the glued bottle and run your fingers over the paper to squeeze out any air bubbles. On the seam of the paper, paint another layer of Mod Podge over the decorative paper.
Next, use a piece of printer paper or junk mail to cut out heart templates for your card stock. On the back of the thicker decorative paper, trace the hearts. Use the scissors to cut them out. Once the glue on the bottle is dry, add hearts to further decorate your bottle of massage oil.
Let the bottle dry over night so that the glue is good and dry before you handle the bottle. Once it's set, pour your carrier oil of choice into your decorated bottle. Add the drops of essential oil. I chose Sensations because it's a Young Living blend formulated to stimulate women's senses and, ahem! Their sexuality. The Black Spruce is a masculine scent and balances the feminine scent of Sensations. It's a combo I would have never thought would go together, but I learned about it at an oil class and it's probably my favorite smell to date.
And there you have it! A fun, fairly easy DIY Valentine's Day gift that brings you and your partner together through massage. Happy Valentine's Day!