This year I gave away homemade body cream. I first purchased a bottle of unscented lotion. Then I added essential oils and color. Shake well before using.
For the containers I purchased 2 -3 oz. travel bottles. The essential oils I recommend are from Young Living essential oils. They are the safest to put on the skin. Be sure to smell the oil before using it!
The coloring I used was soap coloring. You can buy that at your local craft store. You can also buy the lotions there too but I would question the quality.
Make your friend happy and give them a bottle of homemade lotion!