Recipes

Recipes For Essential Oils – Reboot Your Health

I’ve been bringing essential oil information to you for a while now, and there’s a lot more to come. I briefly touched on some recipes for essential oils and also brought information about several oils and what they can do. You learned how to blend oils together to give you a natural remedy for what ails you. You learned the history of oils and how they are extracted.
This post will be devoted to essential oil recipes using the information that was previously given. There are just so many things you can use essential oils for. I’ve broken them down into three categories: Health, Household, Beauty. This post will have recipes you can use for your health. These are ones that we personally use in our home. I hope one or more can be useful to you.

Recipes For Health

Athlete’s Foot Oil

This oil recipe is specifically for fighting fungus and bacteria on the feet. To prevent or help heal, athletes foot, diabetic sores, or other related issues. It is also a good way to get oils into the body. There are two versions for this recipe.

(Version 1)

  • 3-5 drops oil of oregano    (Properties: antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal
  • 3-5 drops lavender oil   (Properties: antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-       inflammatory,  antiseptic)
  • 2-5 drops tea tree oil   (Properties: antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal)
  • 8-12 drops any thieves oil    (Properties: antimicrobial, anti fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory)
  • 2-3 oz carrier oil such as, fractionated coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, or any other

In a 4 oz. glass jar, preferable dark-colored (amber or cobalt with a metal lid), add essential oils then add carrier oil. Use a toothpick or something similar to stir. Apply sparingly by rubbing into affected area.

(Version 2)

Alternatively, you can substitute the following oils for Thieves oil:
(these are the ingredients in thieves oil, but not necessarily these proportions)

  • 2 drops Clove Oil   (Properties: antimicrobial, anti fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac)
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark Oil   (Properties: antibacterial, anti fungal, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-clotting)
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil   (Properties: antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal)
  • 2 drops Lemon Oil   (Properties: anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, anti fungal)
  • 2 drops Rosemary Oil   (Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-infection, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant)
    The total number of drops of essential oil should not exceed 35 in the total recipe.

Natural Mouth Rinse   

Here’s a natural mouth rinse to help fight bacteria in your mouth. It cleans your teeth and gums and freshens your breath.

  • 15 drops Peppermint Oil   (Properties: antiviral, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-edema)
  • 15 drops Tea Tree Oil   (Properties: antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal)
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Oil   (Properties: antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda   (Neutralizes acid, kills odors, fights germs)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt   (Heals sore gums, fights bacteria)
  • Water   (preferably not faucet water)

In a 12 oz. amber bottle add ingredients in the order listed. Fill the bottle halfway with hot water. Put lid on and shake bottle until soda and salt dissolve. Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with cool water and shake. Take a small amount and rinse your mouth and gargle. Try not to swallow it. If it’s too strong, just cut back on the essential oils.

Tooth Powder  

Have you ever looked on the label of your toothpaste? We did and didn’t like what we saw. Fluoride, Glycerin, Sodium Laurel Sulfate(SLS), Titanium Dioxide to mention a few. All synthetic ingredients that sometimes cause more harm than good. Wouldn’t you rather use all natural ingredients that can do the same things? Here’s a great recipe we use to keep our teeth in shape.

  • 4 tablespoons Bentonite Clay   (Properties: detoxifying, adsorptive, a gentle cleaner, rich in minerals)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda  (Mild abrasive tooth polish that helps remove stains)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons unrefined sea salt  (Contain minerals that aid in tooth remineralization, antiseptic)
  • ½ teaspoons clove powder  (Flavoring, astringent, support gum health)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  (Flavoring, astringent, support gum health)
  • 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil  (Properties: antiviral, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antioxidant, analgesic, as flavoring)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons xylitol   (Natural Sweetener)
  • ¾ teaspoons Activated Charcoal  (Helps pull out stains in teeth, balances mouth’s PH) This is an optional ingredient.

Directions: Add all ingredients to a clean 4 oz. glass jar with plastic lid and shake. Bentonite clay will react to metal, so don’t use a metal lid. To use powder, add a little to a wet toothbrush and brush as normal.

Nasal Inhaler

If you are suffering from asthma, cold, allergies or any kind of nasal congestion, you can make yourself a natural nasal inhaler. It can be very hard to breathe when you’re dealing with nasal congestion and an inhaler gives you relief and helps you breathe easier. The combination of eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender soothes and comforts nasal passages as it penetrates.

  • 2-3 drops eucalyptus oil   (Properties: antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal)
  • 2-3 drops peppermint oil   (Properties: antiviral, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antioxidant, analgesic, antiedema)
  • 2 drops lavender oil   (Properties: antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic)
  • 1 drop cedarwood oil (optional)   (Properties: antiseptic, anti fungal, antibacterial, astringent, tonic, expectorant)
  • cotton ball
  • small, air tight container, such as old film container or diabetic test strip bottle

Place cotton ball in container. Add essential oils. Close lid and let rest. It’s best if it rests for 12-24 hrs. The longer it rests, the more strength it has. It can still be used before that, but it won’t be as powerful. You can also buy DIY inhaler containers instead of the containers mentioned.

FINAL WORD

These recipes for essential oils we have tried and use regularly. Switching from commercial products to DIY natural products is a big step, but the benefits are worth the switch. And the money saved is worth it, too!! This is only the beginning of the recipes that will be shared here. Some will be ones that we use in our house and some will be from others.

I highly recommend getting rid of all the toxic commercial products that pollute your body. Go ahead and try some DIY recipes to start the process. Start with one and see how you like it. You may be surprised! Please leave me a comment below if you liked what you read. If you already make your own products, will you share your recipe below? I’d like to know what you use.

As always, thanks for reading!!

Lynn

 

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8 thoughts on “Recipes For Essential Oils – Reboot Your Health

  1. Absolutely love your website and how you share actionable tips to help get chemicals out of our lives.   Thanks for the tooth powder recipe.  I used to use Uncle Harry’s but it’s hard to find unless you order on line.    The bentonite clay really helps to keep you mouth healthy.

    I’ve never heard Thieves oil…is that just the name of the mixture of different oils in it?

    I started using a diffuser last year and love it.  It really can energize a room.  There is so much that therapeutic-grade oil can do.  Lots of untapped possibilities….thanks for revealing some

    1. Hey, Tim!

      So you’ve been using natural tooth powder for a while.  That’s great!  So you’re familiar with the natural ingredients.  Bentonite clay is not only keeps your mouth healthy it makes a great cleaner for your teeth.  I’d never heard of it before my husband made our first batch of tooth powder.  It’s an amazing natural product.

      So thieves oil is a blend of several essential oils, as my recipe showed.  Different essential oil companies have different names for it.  For instance, Young Living calls it Thieves oil; Do Terra calls it On Guard Blend; Eden’s Garden calls it Four Thieves; Woolzies calls it Immunity Blend.  This is the one I use by Plant Therapy:  Germ Fighter Synergy and I love it.

      That’s what my website is all about — helping people improve their health naturally.  Thanks for coming by and I’m glad you discovered something new.  I’ll be bringing more information so come back soon!

  2. Hi 

    I’ve been using eucalyptus oil in a diffuser recently for congestion and it does wonders. Hadn’t thought about using essential oils until my wife mentioned it. 

    Your nasal inhaler recipe looks interesting though. Think that might be something I have to try – and the all-natural toothpaste. I’d never thought about what was in my toothpaste before, but you’ve given me something to think about!

    1. Nathan,

      Yes, eucalyptus is awesome.  It really helps with congestion in our family.  We use it everyday in the inhaler and quite often in the diffuser. 

      In regards to essential oils, I find it amusing that in our family it was my husband who first started using oils.  Usually it is the woman of the house that introduces them to the family.  I’m glad he did, because we’re so much better off using them.

      I think you’ll be happy using an inhaler with eucalyptus, especially since you can take it with you on the go.  I hope you do try the recipes.  It just takes getting used to making your own products, but it’s worth it.

      Thanks for reading and come back soon!

  3. What a great find in coming across this site. We are holistic types and use essential oils all the time. I want to get some of these recipes and save them for future use. I do have a question about the one that mentions bentonite clay, can you use bentonite clay that has diatomaceous earth in it? Is the tooth powder safe for dentures? Thank you for the great site and info.

    1. I’m glad to hear you use essential oils, also.  Please feel free to use any recipes on this site.  In answer to your questions, I see no reason why you can’t use the clay with diatomaceous earth, as long as it is food-grade.  You should be careful, though, as the earth might make the powder more abrasive. 

      If you don’t brush hard, you should be fine.  As far as using the tooth powder on dentures, I’m not sure what the effect would be on them so I can’t recommend that.  It could probably be used on the gums, though.  I did find this article interesting on cleaning dentures naturally.  You may want to check it out and see what you think.

      I appreciate you taking the time to read this and am glad you like the recipes.  I will be bringing more later, and also more informative posts, so check back and take a look.

  4. I loved all your recipes with essential oils. I liked so much your recommendation for teeth, can it be also good for gums? There are many persons with many gum troubles and no cure. Do you mind if I share your site with a friend? She has been suffering from asthma and is worse every day, the weather here is bad for her. If you don’t mind, please let me know. Thank you in advance. Your post is great 🙂

    1. Maria,

      So glad you like the recipes.  Yes, the tooth powder is also good for gums because of all the properties that are in each natural ingredient.  Absolutely, please feel free to share the site with your friend and anyone else who you think could benefit from it.  I have a lot on there about which oils can help asthma and breathing problems.  My husband has asthma and has gotten so much better since we started using essential oils. He hasn’t had to use his prescription inhaler for several years.  He just uses the inhaler recipe and makes his own.

      Thank you so much for reading.  Come back again!  I keep adding new information.

       

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