13 Essential Oils Recipes to Make at Home Easy

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Essential Oils Misters or Room Diffusers

Essential Oils Misters or Room Diffusers are popular among the natural mama and holistic healing crowd. Some of the more well-known essential oil companies offer essential oils as a free gift with their starter packs for people who want to become essential oil distributors. You can buy an essential oil room diffuser on Amazon or at any natural products website or store.

Essential oils diffusers are an easy way to improve the air quality of your home using fresh herbal, floral and spice-based oil blends. Essential oils are ideal for cold and flu season, purifying the air with immune-boosting essential oils delivering moisture for ease breathing. These special oils provide cool-mist humidification, which is better than traditional, warm-mist humidifiers that increase mold spores in the atmosphere.

If you’ve a good collection of essential oils, you can blend them to create scents and moods for different holistic purposes. You may find that once you begin using essential oils, the compulsion to continue enjoying this fragrant, cleansing air is strong. Buy some essential oils, for bedrooms and for high traffic areas of the home such as kitchen or living room.

Essential oils can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:

Removing foul or stale odors, and detoxifying the air

Chasing away viruses, bacteria and mold spores

Changing the atmosphere of a room or floor of the house, i.e. lavender can be diffused in the evening to bring about a sense of relaxation, lemon can impart calm clarity, peppermint invigorates the senses, and rose causes loving and peaceful feelings to surfaceDelivering gentle, cool humidity to help with breathing especially during cold and flu season

How to use an essential oils as scent diffusers or cool mist humidifiers:

Fill with purified water up to the designated maximum line. Add anywhere from 5 to 8 drops of your favorite oils. Plug in and allow the mist to purify and enhance the quality of the air in your home or office.

Essential Oils Blend Massage and Body Oils Mixes

Massage body oils are made carrier oils such as jojoba, olive oil or coconut oil, with essential oils added in. Coconut obviously is the most noticeable scent out of these 3 types of carrier oils. So if you want your essential oils to shine without having to compete with coconut’s distinctive aroma, then choose one of the other two oils.

Massage body oils are perfect for an after shower or bath, all over body moisturizer. You can use essential oils anywhere on your body, including feet, chest, hands and insides of the arms where it absorbs faster. You may want to avoid oils such as lemon or cinnamon oils mixes, these oils can cause burning sensations if used on sensitive areas, and may leave a temporary burn mark on the skin.

The skin is highly absorbent, as whatever you put on your skin does enter the body. If you’re using an essential oil for health purposes, a blended massage oil you use over your body will be your best bet for getting the most out of the oil healing properties.

Body Oil blend or Massage Oil Mixes You Can Make at Home:

Love and Romance Blend Massage or Body OilSensual Blend Massage or Body OilHormone Balancing Massage or Body OilEnergizing Blend Massage or Body OilRelaxation Blend Massage or Body OilImmune Boosting Massage or Body Oil

(See recipes below)

If you enjoy getting a massage by a licensed massage therapist, you might talk to this person about bringing a special, homemade blend of massage oil to incorporate during your next session. A massage therapist will be tuned into holistic cures, so he or she may appreciate any newfound knowledge imparted on using essential oils for health and wellness.

Essential Oil Based Perfumes

Essential oil based perfumes are fun because they allow people who don’t care for the strong aroma of synthetic perfumes to indulge in their signature scents. essential oils offer a subtle option for people who want to smell good but hate being overwhelmed by perfume from across the room. Indeed, if you’re into essential oil perfumes, only those with whom you come into close contact will share your enjoyment of these special floral, herbal and spicy mixes. If you get headaches from regular perfumes, try essential oils based blends to see if you can tolerate them better.

Perfume making is fun, but it takes about a month to age a perfume blend that you create at home. Aging allows the scents to meld together and alcohol to fade, the result is a more blended mix, where, from a sensory perspective, you can’t tell where one flavor (note) of the perfume ends and the next begins.

If you want to experiment with essential oil based perfumes at home, do a few mixes in one session, as you won’t put them to use for a while after you make them.

To make perfume from essential oils, you should have a small collection of essential oils – Some base notes, some middle and some top (see list of examples, below.)

It doesn’t take more than a few drops of oil to create a perfume, you can gather together some friends who have their own essential oils collections, and host a “perfume making party” where you share a little of this and that to add variety and make it fun.

Each perfume blend should contain a woodsy base which adds depth; a middle note; and a top note which is very pungent.

You can make up your own recipes without suggestions, but you’ll find that they are not balanced without this harmonious, three-note “chord” of scents.

After you mix your perfume blend, add it to a dark colored bottle (you can start a collection of empty ones from essential oils you purchased and run out of). Store it in a cool, dark place for about 30 days before using.

Essential oils perfumes base notes:

Essential oil bases for perfumes include sandalwood, ginger, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver, vanilla, cedar, and ylang ylang. Base notes of your homemade perfume blend will contain the greatest amount of essential oils compared to middle and top notes. Top notes will consist of the smallest amount of essential oil.

Middle notes of essential oil perfumes:

Middle notes of essential oil perfumes carry through the mid-range, sort of like the melody in a song. Common middle-note scents are rose, geranium, lavender, rose geranium, melissa, nutmeg, rosemary, pine, chamomile, clove, clary sage, honeysuckle,

Top notes of essential oil perfumes:

Top notes take front and center in the order of which aromas hit your olfactory nerves in that order. Top notes are sharper to the nose, they require a smaller amount compared to base and middle notes of essential oil perfumes.

Some examples: bergamot, neroli, basil, coriander, cinnamon, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon verbena, and peppermint

Essential Oil Spritzers

Most people have a spray bottle or two hidden somewhere in a cabinet at home. Why not take your spray bottles out and fill them with fragranced, natural products to rid your table tops, counters and cabinets of dirt, odors and germs?

If you’ve always wanted to clean and freshen your home using nontoxic ingredients, an essential oil blend is the way to go. Once you start cleaning with an essential oil solution, you’ll find yourself inspired to clean more. The truth is, every essential oil seems to have anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Insect pests don’t seem to care for the scent of essential oils, either. However, certain oils are ideal for this purpose, such as lemon, peppermint, geranium, tea tree and cinnamon. Thyme oil is a powerful germ fighter, and is said to be effective against staph and strep. So do add a bit of thyme to your cleaning mix along with other oils that you enjoy the scent of.

Essential Oil Blends –

Recipes to Use in Misters, Body and Massage Oils, Perfumes (where applicable), and Spritzers

Love and Romance Blend

Rose is clean, fresh and mild. It relaxes and clears the mind delivering clarity and optimism. Mix with calming lavender and sensual, sweet jasmine for an ultra romantic, fresh and feminine scent. The following recipes will allow the rose to predominate. However, if are a jasmine gal or prefer relaxing lavender to take front and center, feel free to adjust the amounts accordingly.

Mister – Love and Romance Blend

20 drops rose essential oil 10 drops lavender 10 drops jasmine essential oil 1/4 teaspoon witch hazel

Fill an 18 oz. spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Drop in the above listed oils. Add the witch hazel and shake well. Use as a room freshener, surface cleaning spray or as a body spritz on a hot summer day.

Massage or Body Oil – Love and Romance Blend

30 drops rose oil 20 drops jasmine 20 drops lavender Carrier oil of your choice

Fill a 4 oz. stainless steel squirt bottle 3/4 of the way with a carrier oil such as olive or jojoba. Drop in each essential oil listed in the above recipe. Shake well. Massage all over after a bath or massage, or incorporate into a massage for you and your partner.

Perfume – Love and Romance Blend

4 drops rose oil 6 drops jasmine oil 10 drops lavender oil 4 tsp. jojoba oil 1/4 tsp. distilled alcohol such as rum or vodka

Use a clean dropper to dispense the above designated amount of each essential oil into a dark colored bottle. Store it in a cool, dark place for about 30 days before using.

Sensual Blend

Certain combinations of essential oils enhance your sensory experience. This jasmine and sandalwood mix puts out an exotic, intoxicating and sensual vibe. Known as a mottia attar, it’s perfect for date night on a summer evening.

Mister – Sensual Blend

20 drops jasmine essential oil 10 drops sandalwood oil 5 drops neroli oil 1/4 teaspoon witch hazel

Fill an 18 oz. spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Drop in the above listed oils. Add the witch hazel and shake well. Use as a room freshener, surface cleaning spray or as a body spritz on a warm summer night.

Massage or Body Oil – Sensual Blend

30 drops jasmine 20 drops sandalwood 10 drops neroli Jojoba or olive carrier oil

Dispense essential oils into a 4 oz. aluminum squirt bottle and then fill 3/4 of the way with the carrier oil. Shake or roll until blended, then apply all over, massing thoroughly into skin.

Perfume – Sensual Blend

5 drops jasmine oil 5 drops sandalwood oil 3 drops neroli oil 4 tsp. jojoba oil 1/4 tsp. distilled alcohol such as rum or vodka (vanilla extract works too)

Dispense above listed amounts of essential oil into an amber bottle. Add the alcohol component. Shake the blend well, cap tightly and store for 30 days until the oils have fully blended.

Invigorating Blend

This blend of energizing essential oils stimulates the senses, invigorates the body systems, and helps to improve mental clarity. Use at a time of day when you feel sluggish. The blending of lemon and peppermint is very effective. Also makes a great cleaning spray.

Mister – Invigorating Blend

30 drops lemon oil 10 drops peppermint oil 10 drops rosemary oil 10 drops geranium oil 1/4 teaspoon witch hazel

Fill an 18 oz. spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Drop in the above listed oils. Add the witch hazel and shake well. Use as a room freshener, surface cleaning spray or as a body spritz cool-down.

Massage or Body Oil – Invigorating Blend

30 drops lemon oil 10 drops peppermint oil 10 drops rosemary oil 10 drops geranium oil Jojoba or olive carrier oil

Dispense essential oils into a 4 oz. aluminum squirt bottle and then fill 3/4 of the way with the carrier oil. Shake or roll until blended, then apply all over, massing thoroughly into skin.

Balancing Blend

If you suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, have perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, experience PMS or want to improve fertility, the balancing blend of essential oils may help.

Mister – Balancing Blend

30 drops geranium oil 20 drops lavender oil 20 drops clary sage 10 drops jasmine oil 1/4 teaspoon witch hazel

Fill an 18 oz. spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Drop in the above listed oils. Add the witch hazel and shake well. Use as a room freshener, surface cleaning spray or as refreshing cool-down spray for your face and neck.

Massage or Body Oil – Balancing Blend

30 drops geranium oil 20 drops lavender oil 20 drops clary sage 10 drops jasmine oil Jojoba or olive carrier oil

Dispense essential oils into a 4 oz. aluminum squirt bottle and then fill 3/4 of the way with carrier oil. Shake or roll until blended, apply all over, massing thoroughly into skin.

Mister – Relaxation Blend

30 drops geranium oil 20 drops lavender oil 10 drops thyme oil 10 drops rose oil 1/4 teaspoon witch hazel

Fill an 18 oz. spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Drop in the above listed oils. Add witch hazel and shake. Use as a room freshener or surface cleaning spray. The relaxation blend is a nice fragrance to fill your home at the end of a stressful day. Plug it for an extra enjoyable wind-down during an evening yoga.

Massage or Body Oil – Relaxation Blend

30 drops geranium oil 20 drops lavender oil 10 drops thyme oil 10 drops rose oil Jojoba or olive carrier oil

Dispense essential oils into a 4 oz. aluminum squirt bottle and then fill 3/4 of the way with the carrier oil. Shake or roll until blended, then apply all over, massing thoroughly into skin.

Immune Boosting Blends (Cold and Flu 1 and 2)

This combination of essential oils works well for warding off cold and flu viruses and bacteria. Use the Mister recipe to cleanse the air of your home, either in a cold mist humidifier, or if you don’t have one of these, a simple spray bottle solution will do. Spray it on surfaces and wipe down, for a clean, fresh home that’s also free of germs and bacteria. You can use it on the bottoms of the feet, chest and neck area if you feel a cough or cold developing, or even if you’re already full-blown sick.

Mister – Immune Boosting Blend 1 (For Colds and Flu – Similar to Thieves mix)

10 drops lavender oil 10 drops thyme oil

10 drops lemon oil 10 drops rosemary oil 5 drops cinnamon oil 5 drops clove oil 1/4 teaspoon witch hazel

Fill an 18 oz. spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Drop in the above listed oils. Add the witch hazel and shake well. Use as a room freshener, surface cleaning spray or as refreshing cool-down spray for your face and neck.

Massage or Body Oil – Immune Boosting Blend 2 For Colds and Flu, OK on Sensitive Skin)

20 drops lavender oil 20 drops thyme oil 10 drops geranium oil Jojoba or olive carrier oil

Dispense essential oils drops into a 4 oz. aluminum squirt bottle and then fill 3/4 of the way with the carrier oil. Shake or roll until blended, then apply, massing thoroughly into skin. This blend does not contain lemon, clove or cinnamon, as they can burn the skin and may be uncomfortable if you’re using this blend on children. You can add these oils if you’re more daring, don’t mind mild discomfort or a slight, temporary skin burn, and want to feel better fast.

When it comes to essential oils, don’t be afraid to experiment. The above recipes are suggestions based on the potency of certain oils and how they combine with other oils. If you’re new to essential oils, keep an open mind and see what happens.

Misters – for a Room Diffuser or cool-mist humidifier –

“Something in the air” Massage and Body Oils –

Mixed with a carrier oil, for the entire body Perfumes –

Dab on pulse points for a personal sensory experience

Spritzers – Spray into the air of your home to freshen things up, use as a spray and wipe cleaning solution.

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