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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!