Essential oils are oils that are obtained from plant material such as the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, or roots most frequently through steam distillation. Each essential oil offers not only the aroma of that plant but also the medicinal value of that plant. There are many potential applications and health benefits of essential oils as well as many ways to use essential oils such as topical application or aromatherapy. Today, I will share several free essential oil recipes that help you with many things in your life from DIY beauty products to DIY natural remedies to DIY home recipes. Enjoy!
Free Essential Oil Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind
Who knew that you could use essential oils in so many ways? If you have only been diffusing essential oils, you have been missing out! I think you will love these free essential oil recipes and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you give them a try.
You can make so many of your own products with just a few essential oils and a few extra ingredients like carrier oils. Essential oils are very potent and concentrated so a small amount (just a few drops) should always be mixed with a carrier oil before applying to your skin. Then test for sensitivity by applying a bit of the carrier oil with the essential oil to a small area of skin like your leg or your arm. Never apply essential oils too near sensitive areas like your eyes!
While essential oils are thought to have many medicinal qualities and purposes, none of the recipes or essential oil blends I mention in this blog should be used as treatment for a medical condition. This post is not medical advice and you should always consult with your physician about any health concerns you may have.
DIY Beauty Essential Oil Recipes
These are great essential oil recipes for skin.
All Natural Fragrance
I love natural fragrances and it is fun to mix up your own blend. Try using ylang ylang essential oil in your mix. It has the most incredible smell. Just a few drops of essential oils goes a long way in these DIY Essential Oil Perfume Recipes. My favorite way to apply these is to use a roller bottle.
Coffee Body Scrub
Bathing suit season is here so I think you might just love this Invigorating Grapefruit Coffee Body Scrub Recipe! It is a great way to help you temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Try this homemade coffee body scrub recipe to get the job done. The grapefruit essential oil smells so good too!
DIY Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm
Your lips will feel soft and smooth and taste great with this delicious citrus oils lip balm recipe from Midwestern Moms– DIY Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm. You might want to use this sweet orange lip scrub first as an easy way to get off any old, dry skin.
This homemade face mask with a few drops of lavender essential oil and palmarosa essential oils feels amazing and helps leave your skin in looking renewed. Enjoy this DIY Hydrating Face Mask a couple of times a week.
DIY Natural Remedy Essential Oil Blend Recipes
These are great essential oil recipes for sleep, anxiety, or headaches. The properties of different oils may be useful in easing some discomfort both physically and mentally. Some essential oils have anti bacterial or antiviral properties that may help kill germs and boost your immune system. I find essential oils useful tools to have on hand to address small issues. However, these essential oil recipes are not a replacement for treatment and all health concerns should be discussed with your doctor.
Seasonal Allergy Relief
This easy essential oil recipe is sure to come in handy this spring to help you handle the allergy season. A few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus are a great addition and they really help clear the nasal passages and open those air ways. Try this Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief Roller Blend.
Itch Be Gone Roller
Have you been on an exciting walk in the wilderness only to realize that the mosquitos and chiggers love nature too? You will love this essential oil recipe with lavender oil to help Stop Mosquito Bites Itching.
All Natural Sleep Spray
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Or maybe your it’s your little one that needs help relaxing and unwinding? Lavender essential oil is very good for relaxing and calming the nervous system. Try this Natural Lavender Sleep Spray Recipe.
Sunburn Relief Gel
You will love the soothing effect of this sunburn relief gel- so cooling and healing. You can find the Busy Creating Memories recipe and instructions here- Homemade AfterSun Sunburn Relief Gel.
Natural Mouthwash Recipe
Now, I never thought of this one but I am glad I stumbled across this recipe for homemade mouthwash with tea tree oil and spearmint. Confessions of An Over-Worked Mother shared this genius money saving idea- mouthwash recipe with essential oils.
DIY Home Essential Oil Recipes
These are great essential oil recipes for cleaning and refreshing. These homemade cleaners are also an eco-friendly choice.
Essential Oil Closet Drawer Sachets
Keep your clothes and linens smelling fresh with natural scents from essential oils. You can select essential oils with great scents that repel bugs, like peppermint and citronella. Try this easy and cute solution- Closet Drawer Sachets
Linen Spray Recipe
Want to freshen your sheets of your couch upholstery? Just try this Linen Spray Recipe. We’ve got an easy solution that creates a great home smell. You can spray this on your pillows for a relaxing scent before bed. Or use this as a room spray on your couch to help deodorize and refresh. It is the best way to freshen everything up in just a few minutes!
Stainless Steel Cleaner Polish
This stainless steel polish is so easy to make and works great on kitchen appliances to rub out fingerprints and smudges. Lemon oil and citrus fresh essential oil smell great and cleanse the surfaces. Get the full polish recipe here.
DIY Personal Care Essential Oil Recipes:
These essential oil recipes are all a green choice because by choosing to make your own products, you can reduce the packing and chemicals that are not earth friendly.
Where To Get Essential Oils:
I used to use Young Living but I just recently became a Simply Earth Ambassador. It just made sense to me. I love essential oils because of their healing powers and I have been a big believer in them for over 20 years. I suggest Simply Earth essential oils because they are good quality oils at a reasonable price. Additionally, it is nice to know that Simply Earth shares 13% of their profits to organizations who helps end human trafficking. That sure is a cause I am happy to support!
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A good aromatherapy diffuser is a great way to get the benefits of your bottles of oils into all the different rooms of your home. For example, I find a few drops grapefruit or citrus blends does wonders to dispel winter blues and raise my mood.
The brand of essential oils you use does make a difference. Be sure to pick one with high quality, pure essential oils. Start with a few different essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and lemon. Then grow your collection from there once you discover your favorite ways to use them.
Making your own products is really quite a lot of fun once you get started. These recipes are also perfect for making homemade gifts. What are your favorite essential oil recipes? Tag us in photos or share your favorite recipes @familyfocusblog!