Make a scented DIY Oil Candle Lamp using pretty botanicals and light olive oil. For gift giving the floating wick is placed on the lid until use. This is another “Magic Oil Lamp” because you just add more oil after using.
Make a soy wax and bayberry DIY Good Luck Bayberry Candle. In Colonial times it was thought that burning a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve (some say Christmas day and New Year’s Eve) would draw luck and good fortune.
Package these with this traditional saying:
This bayberry candle comes from a friend
so on Christmas eve burn it down to the end.
For a bayberry candle burned to the socket,
will bring joy to the heart and gold to the pocket.
DIY Bandits Oil is made from 5 essential oils and is similar to “Thieves® Oil ”. But the makers of Thieves® Oil have sent cease and desist letters to the bloggers who used that name.
The legend of Thieves® Oil is that in 15th century France, 4 thieves made a special scented blend of the essential oils so they could safely rob people who were dead and dying of the plague. The essential oils were clove bud, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus.
There are many claims about what Thieves Oil can do, but it must smell wonderful. From Humblebee & Me:
These five oils combine to create an essential oil blend that is strongly antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral. They also smell surprisingly nice when blended together, though in a very camphorous, clean way.