It is that time of year when gift giving becomes an everyday occurrence. It can be tough thinking of gifts to share with your family and friends, but essential oils might be the answer to your gift giving dilemmas. Oils are appropriate for people from all walks of life, but there are a few things you should know before giving oils as a gift.
First, determine if your gift recipient has any allergies. You can ask family members about your recipient’s health status or ask the recipient directly. The gift can be a surprise, but you will know in advance if allergies prevent him or her from using any type of oils. If the person reports being generally sensitive to a variety of things, you might want to avoid oils all together or choose a lotion blended with natural oils. Usually the more natural a product the less likely a negative reaction, but this is not always the case. Some people are just sensitive to certain products regardless of their quality.
Once you know that allergies are a not problem, you need to choose the right oils. Think about the person for whom you are buying. Do they have chronic health issues? Are they known for catching miserable head colds? Do they complain about a certain ailment? These are all clues that can help you determine the best oil to purchase. Finding an essential oil to combat a specific problem a person has is a very thoughtful gift.
Next, locate quality essential oils to purchase. There are plenty of places that sell oils, but not all oils are of the same quality. You should always choose high quality oils, but this is especially important if you plan to give the oils as a gift.
Finally, prepare your gift. Include information about how best to use the oils, as well as any accessories needed. For instance, if you are giving someone lavender to help combat insomnia, include an atomizer for spraying bedding or an oil burner for diffusing the oil. This creates a complete gift and shows you really put effort into creating the perfect presentation.