Valentine’s Day should be a day full of love and romance, but most of the time it turns into a hassle and a source of stress as you spend so much time and effort to find the ideal gift.
A thoughtful gift that’s unique to the receiver and was handmade by you is always better than a generic one that everybody can get in a store. Making a nice present from scratch is not as easy but it is totally worth it!
This Valentine’s Day, we will help you out with some ideas. How to make an amazing gift for your loved one that is also beneficial for their health. These presents will help to create a special bond with the recipients and will make them feel extra special, no matter who you plan to give them to. Your family members, your second half or your valued colleagues.
1. A bookmark
If your special person is a reader, consider giving them a book with an essential oil scented bookmark. Or perhaps just a set of bookmarks for them to use wherever they wish.
Essential oil bookmarks only make the experience better.
To make these essential oil infused bookmarks all you have to do is put a couple cotton pads with 2-3 drops of essential oil of your choice on each of them, and put them in a Ziploc bag with the bookmark. Put several bookmarks if you’d like.
Leave it for the night to let the bookmarks take in the scent. Note that leather or fabric bookmarks will hold the aroma longer than paper. Whether your Valentine enjoys diving into the world of fiction (you can use any favorite essential oil here, like relaxing lavender or our blend “Inner peace”) or needs to concentrate on studying or incoming tests (Peppermint and Rosemary oil will help best), essential oil bookmarks will be a perfect gift.
It will be even more dear to your beloved one’s heart if you make the bookmarks yourself! Some of them are not that difficult to make, you’ll just need to cut out paper or fabric and glue or sew parts together. Here is a photo with some ideas:
I found this link with adorable and very simple corner bookmark DIY, you just need to cut 2 corners and sew or hot glue the outer edges of the two sides together, so that this bookmark can fit on the corner of the page.
You can make any shape, including a heart. Here’s the link:
Here’s an idea for a more complex bookmark, but a bit more useful, as it shows exactly the place where you stopped reading.
PS You can infuse your greeting cards with essential oils the same way!