AROMATHERAPY MASTER POST
Wood Cleaner And Polish
1 cup distilled water ¼ cup distilled white vinegar 2 Tbsp carrier oil 5-10 drops essential oil
Combine in a spray bottle, shake before use. Spray on and wipe off with a microfiber cloth
Thieves Oil Recipes
40 drops of Clove EO 35 drops of Lemon EO 20 drops of Cinnamon EO 15 drops of Eucalyptus EO 10 drops of Rosemary EO
Combine and use.
Thieves Liquid hand Soap
5 Tbsp Castile Soap 2 Cups of Water Essential Oils
Combine and use.
Stimulating Essential Oils
Aniseed Bay Ginger Basil Black pepper Jasmine Camphor Cardamom Myrrh Citronella Caraway seed Patchouli Coriander Cinnamon Tarragon Eucalyptus Clove bud Fennel Dill Grapefruit Geranium Lemon Juniper berry Lime Lavender Mandarin Marjoram Orange Myrtle Oregano Nutmeg Palmarosa Pine Peppermint Rosemary Rosemary verbena Thyme Sage Spearmint Tea tree
Sprain Care Oil
2 Tbsp Avocado Oil 2 Tbsp Castor Oil 1 Tbsp Hempseed Oil 1 tsp Turmeric Powder 5 drops Peppermint EO 5 drops Lavender EO 5 drops Wintergreen EO 1 Airtight Glass Jar
Combine and use
Soothing/Calming Essential Oils
Bergamot Balsam fir Benzoin Cajeput Cardamom Cedarwood Clary Sage Chamomile, Roman Frankincense Coriander Cypress Ginger Lemongrass Fir Needle Jasmine Orange Geranium Myrrh Petitgrain Lavender Patchouli Spearmint Marjoram Rose Tangerine Melissa Rosewood Tea Tree Myrtle Sandalwood Neroli Valerian Nutmeg Vanilla Thyme Vetiver Viollet Ylang Ylang
Peppermint Window and Mirror Cleaner
¼ cupping rubbing alcohol
¼ cup white vinegar
3 cups filtered water
20 drops peppermint EO
1 spray bottle
Mix all ingredients together in spray bottle and shake and that is it!
Pain Relieving Essential Oils
Basil Black pepper Ginger Bergamot Chamomile, Roman Helichrysum Camphor Clary Sage Vetiver Caraway seed Clove Coriander Juniper Eucalyptus Geranium Lemon Lavender Lemongrass Marjoram Peppermint Lavender Sage Marjoram Tea Tree Nutmeg Wintergreen Pine Rosemary Thyme
Natural Insect repellent
½ cup distilled water ( or you can use apple cider vinegar) ½ cup witch hazel ½ tsp vegetable glycerin 40 drops of essential oils Spray bottle
10 Essential Oils that are great at repelling insects
● Lemon eucalyptus ● Lavender ● Citronella ● Rosemary ● Peppermint ● Tea tree ● Basil ● Lemongrass ● Thyme ● Geranium
Muscle Balms, Tiger Balm and Salves
Instant Muscle Relief Balm
½ cup Coconut Oil ¼ cup Grated Beeswax 2 tsp Cayenne Powder 2 tsp Turmeric Powder 10 drops Peppermint EO 8 drops Lavender EO 1 Glass Jar
Melt gently the beeswax and coconut oil, add the cayenne pepper and turmeric. Let it cool slightly and add the EO’s. Mix through and put it in a jar.
Herbal Pain Salve
½ ounce Beeswax 2 ounces Coconut Oil 10 drops Eucalyptus EO 10 drops Peppermint EO 5 drops Clove EO 1 Glass Jar
Gently melt the beeswax and coconut oil in the double boiler , let it cool slightly and add the EO’s. Put in jar.
Homemade Tiger Balm
¼ ounce Beeswax ¾ ounce Saint John’s Wort Oil 60 drops Cornmint EO 60 drops White Camphor EO 40 drops Cajeput EO 35 drops Peppermint EO 30 drops Clove EO 30 drops Cassia EO
Do the same as the above recipes to make this.
Lavender Lip Balm
2 Tbsp Beeswax 2 Tbsp Shea Butter 2 Tbsp Coconut oil 15 drops lavender essential oil
Chapstick tubes from Amazon or small dish with a lid
Lavender Bath Salts
3 cups of Epsom salts 1 cup baking soda 30 drops Lavender EO
Combine and use.
Easy Liquid laundry detergent Ingredients 2/3 cup Super Washing Soda
3 Tbsp Baking Soda ½ cup Liquid Castile soap 5 cups Water
Easier Liquid laundry detergent Ingredients 2/3 cup Super Washing Soda
½ cup Sal's Suds 4 cups Water Pour washing soda into a large glass bowl then slowly stir in 2 cups of boiling water until washing soda is completely dissolved. Stir in Sal’s Suds until well combined. Then slowly stir in remaining 2 cups of boiling water. Put in a glass bottle and there you have it! You will also note that I do not use essential oils in any of these. The reason is that it just wastes them because the oils get washed out and you do not smell them. Your clothes will come out smelling clean without chemical fragrances. You can, if you want to, once they have been washed, spritz them with a lavender spritz to have them smell of lavender(or whatever essential oils you prefer)
Homemade Fabric softener
2 cups white vinegar 2 cups distilled water 1/8 cup glycerin
Add the ingredients into a bottle and you are good to go!
Note: if you want to have softer clothes, you can simply add a cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle. Don’t worry they won’t come out stinking of vinegar! Also adding baking soda to your load will soften clothes. ( it is already in the dry laundry detergent recipe so doesn’t need to be added.
In the Kitchen
All Natural Kitchen Wipes
30 mls Castile Soap 1 cup Water ½ cup Vinegar 8 drops Lemon EO 8 drops Peppermint EO 4 drops Tea tree EO Small Cloths 1 Mason jar
Add all ingredients together. Put them into a jar. Add your cloths.
Natural Dishwashing Liquid
¼ cup Liquid Castile Soap ¼ cup Grated Castile Bar Soap 1 Tbsp Washing Soda 1 ¼ cups Boiling Water 20 drops Lemon EO 10 drops Tea Tree EO 1 Bottle
Put the grated castile soap into the boiling water, mix it through then add the liquid castile soap and washing soda, add the EO's.
Ideas for Aromatherapy Inhalers
● 15 drops Lavender ● 10 drops of Chamomile
Allergy Relief 1 ● 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata ● 10 drops Rosemary ● 8 drops Bay Laurel
Allergy Relief 2 ● 10 drops Lemon ● 10 drops Rosemary ● 10 drops Tea tree
Colds and Flus ● 8 drops Rosemary ● 10 drops Peppermint ● 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata
Hydrating Liquid Body Soap With Honey
½ cup Castile Soap
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup carrier oil (of your choice)
20 drop essential oil (of your choice)
Put them all into a pump or squirt bottle and use in the shower. This is great for problem skin because of the healing benefits of honey
Homemade Vapor Rub
¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup grated beeswax 15 drops peppermint essential oil 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil 15 drops Rosemary essential oil Glass jar
Recipe No.1 ● 4 Tbsp(¼ cup) Baking soda ● 4 Tbsp (¼ cup)arrowroot powder or cornstarch ● 6 Tbsp Coconut Oil ● 5-10 drops favorite E.O. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then put into an airtight jar(mason jar) or deodorant stick. For Sensitive skin: ● 1/3 cup coconut oil ● 1/3 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch ● 1-2 Tbsp baking soda(depending on sensitivity) ● 5- 10 drops essential oils Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then put into an airtight jar or deodorant stick. Deodorant without coconut oil
● ¼ cup shea butter ● 5 Tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch ● 1 Tbsp Baking soda ● 5-15 drops E.O.s Melt Shea butter in your double boiler, then add baking soda and arrowroot powder, let it cool a little bit then add the E.O.s.
List of excellent essential oils you can use.
Remember also that you have a list of antibacterial oils that you can use to refer to and blend by the notes! ● Lavender ● Bergamot ● Geranium ● Eucalyptus ● Tea Tree ● Rosemary ● Palmarosa
Helping Specific Emotions
Bergamot Chamomile, Roman Jasmine Orange Neroli Patchouli Petitgrain Palmarosa Rose Vetiver Ylang Ylang
Bergamot Chamomile, Roman Benzoin Clary Sage Geranium Cedarwood Orange Juniper Berry Frankincense Coriander Lavender Jasmine Grapefruit Neroli Patchouli Mandarin Pine Rose Petitgrain Thyme Sandalwood Valerian Ylang Ylang Helichrysum Myrrh
Basil Clary sage Ginger Bergamot Cinnamon Frankincense Coriander Juniper berry Helichrysum Eucalyptus Palmarosa Jasmine Grapefruit Peppermint Patchouli Lemon Rosemary Sandalwood Orange Ylang Ylang Tangerine
Bergamot Chamomile Benzoin Grapefruit Lavender Frankincense Lemon Neroli Helichrysum Orange Jasmine Tangerine Rose Lime Sandalwood
Top Note Middle Note Base Note Basil Rosemary Frankincense Peppermint Ylang Ylang Lemon Orange
Basil Rosemary Frankincense Peppermint Ylang Ylang Lemon Orange
Basil Clary sage Ginger Bergamot Cinnamon Frankincense Coriander Juniper berry Helichrysum Eucalyptus Palmarosa Jasmine Grapefruit Peppermint Patchouli Lemon Rosemary Sandalwood Orange Ylang Ylang Tangerine
Bergamot Chamomile Benzoin Grapefruit Lavender Frankincense Lemon Neroli Helichrysum Orange Jasmine Tangerine Rose Lime Sandalwood
8 drops Peppermint EO 8 drops Lavender EO 8 drops Chamomile EO 5 drops Frankincense EO Carrier Oil 1 Roller Bottle
Mix the EO’s together, put them into the roller and add the carrier oil of your choice to fill it to the top
Foot Scrub Recipes
1 cup of sea salt(or Epsom salts or granulated sugar) 1 Tbsp coconut oil ( you can use any carrier oils) 1 Tbsp Olive oil 15 drops essential oil(peppermint, tea tree, and lavender is a great combination-5 drops of each or just use one EO)
You could also add baking soda as well
Mix and keep in an airtight jar
Essential Oils that are higher risk for skin irritation or sensitization
● Anise ● Allspice ● Bay Laurel ● Benzoin ● Cinnamon ● Citronella ● Clove ● Fennel ● Lemongrass ● Melissa ● Oregano ● Parsley ● Pine ● Sage ● Spruce ● Star anise ● Tagetes ● Thyme
ESSENTIAL OIL CONVERSIONS
Ounces –> Milliliters Ounces Milliliters 1/8th oz 3.75 ml ¼th oz 7.5 ml ½ oz 15 ml 1 oz 30 ml 4 oz 120 ml 8 oz 237 ml 16 oz 473 ml
THERE ARE AROUND 20 DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL IN 1 ML. Ounce –> Drops Ounces Drops 1/8th oz 75 drops ¼th oz 150 drops ½ oz 300 drops 1 oz 600 drops
DILUTIONS: Essential oils are very strong and should be diluted (usually in a carrier oil) or incorporated into a finished product such as a massage oil, lotion, or aroma spray. Whether diluting an essential oil or adding it to a finished product, the oil content should only account for 1% to 2% of the total blend. Here's an easy guide for how much essential oil to add to 1 oz of carrier oil or to a finished product. These dilutions for 1 oz can be easily multiplied for larger batches of finished product or divided for a fraction of an ounce.
1% DILUTION 1 oz = 30 ml = 600 drops of oil 1% of 600 drops is 6 Add 6 drops of essential oil for 1 oz of carrier oil or finished product.
2% DILUTION 1 oz = 30 ml = 600 drops of oil 2% of 600 drops is 12 Add 12 drops of essential oil for 1 oz of carrier oil or finished product.
Essential Oil Blending Basics
Essential oils can be categorized into separate groups based on their aromas.
● Floral ● (i.e. Lavender, Rose, Jasmine) ● Woodsy ● (i.e. Pine, Cedar, Sandalwood) ● Earthy ● (i.e. Vetiver, Patchouli) ● Herbaceous ● (i.e. Rosemary, Basil) ● Minty ● (i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint) ● Medicinal/Camphorous ● (i.e. Eucalyptus,Tea Tree) ● Spicy ● (i.e. Clove, Cinnamon) ● Oriental ● (i.e. Ginger, Patchouli) ● Citrus ● (i.e. Orange, Lemon,) Oils in the same category generally blend well together.
As a General Rule: ● Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy and woodsy oils. ● Woodsy oils generally blend well with all categories. ● Spicy and oriental oils blend well with florals, oriental and citrus oils. ● Minty oils blend well with citrus, woodsy, herbaceous and earthy oils.
The Top,Middle and Base Notes in Blending
● Oils that evaporate the quickest, usually within 1-2 hours, are called “top notes.” ● Oils that evaporate with 2-4 hours are considered “middle notes.” ● Oils that take the longest time to evaporate are referred to as “base notes.”
Blending does not have hard and fast rules that must be followed. There are some basics but this is why it is so fun,it is both an art and a science and you will enjoy having fun experimenting .
● When creating a new blend, start out small with a total number of drops of either 5, 10, 20 or 25 drops. 25 drops should be the most that you start with. By starting small, you waste less oil in your blending experiments.
● Start off your blending experiments by creating blends that are made up in the following ratio(more or less):
● 30% of the oils are top notes ● 20% are middle notes ● 10% are base notes.
Easy Lavender and Rosemary Shampoo ● 1 cup coconut milk ● 1 cup liquid castile soap ● 15 drops lavender EO ● 15 drops Rosemary EO (or you could use whatever EO’s you like)
Mix together in a bowl and put it into a shampoo bottle. Replace the shampoo after 30 days.
You can also add a spoonful of Vitamin E or Jojoba oil (or both) to this for dry hair.
The ‘say no to Coco’ Shampoo
If you are not a fan of coconut then here is another version without it.
● ¼ cup distilled Water ● ¼ cup liquid Castile soap ● 2 teaspoons Jojoba or Vitamin E oil ● 10 drops Peppermint essential oil ● 8 drops Tea tree essential oil (again it is up to you which EO’s you prefer)
Easy All Natural Conditioner
2 cups distilled water 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 15 drops E.O.( of your choice)
Put ingredients into a spray bottle, spray on and leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse off.
You can simply use jojoba oil( which is great for hair) and add a few drops of essential oil and then massage into your scalp. Leave it in for 10 minutes and then rinse out.
Essential Oils for hair types
● Grapefruit – oily hair ● Patchouli – dandruff/oily hair ● Tea tree – dandruff/dry scalp ● Peppermint – for all hair types/promotes growth ● Chamomile – calms scalp irritation ● Lavender – promotes hair growth/treats itchiness/dandruff/dry hair ● Rosemary – good for hair growth/dandruff/oily hair ● Patchouli– oily hair/dandruff. ● Sage -all types of hair ● Lemon-oily hair ● Bergamot – oily hair ● Sandalwood- dry hair/dandruff ● Geranium – dry hair/dandruff
DIY Orange Patchouli Solid Perfume Patchouli essential oil offers a rich and earthy aroma that is perfect for deep relaxation, meditation, and contemplation. Its peaceful scent has been used frequently in natural perfumes and deodorants. Orange essential oil is most impressive for offering a bright and cheery optimistic feeling. Its citrus aroma is relaxing and uplifting. I wanted a really happy scent, patchouli and orange make a great combo. Essential oils can be changed to your preference.
Orange Patchouli Solid Perfume 1 tablespoon beeswax 1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil 20 drops Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin) 15 drops Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) 2 small tins or containers
Step 1: Add beeswax to glass measuring cup, place cup in saucepan with 1–2 inches of gently boiling water. Step 2: Once beeswax melted, add in fractionated coconut oil and blend together, remove from heat. Step 3: Stir in essential oil, then pour into containers. Allow to cool until firm (about 10-15 minutes). Step 4: To use, rub your finger over the perfume and rub onto wrist or neck. Want more out? Use a spatula or back of fingernail.
Top note Middle note Base note Eucalyptus Chamomile Patchouli Grapefruit Lavender Rose Lemon Palmarosa Sandalwood Lime Thyme Ylang Ylang Peppermint Petitgrain Spearmint
Top note Middle note Base note Aniseed Black pepper Ginger Basil Cardamom Turmeric Coriander Cinnamon Oregano Clove bud Juniper berry Nutmeg Rosemary Thyme
Carrier Oils for massages
Carrier Oils and their Qualities
When you choose a carrier oil make sure that it is 100% pure, cold pressed and unrefined.
1% dilution: 1 tsp carrier oil with 1 drop essential oil(E.O)
5% dilution: 5 tsp carrier oil with 5 drops essential oil(E.O)
Apricot Kernel Oil: as the name suggests, it is from the kernel of the apricot. It is light yellow in color, is a light oil and absorbs well. Rich in vitamins A, B and E which are great for skin rejuvenation. This oil is great for sensitive skin types, great for the face, leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and is a great moisturizer.
Avocado Oil: This oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E and is packed with essential fatty acids. It is great for face absorbs well and help cell regeneration so is very good for mature skin.
Grape Seed oil: Is an astringent so is good for toning and tightening the skin. Wheat germ oil: This oil is super rich in vitamin E which makes it great for your skin to regenerate it and give it a healthy glow. Coconut oil: a perfect oil to moisturize the skin and also is great for the hair. It is very calming to the skin so great for skin conditions that are inflamed. Jojoba oil: This is my 'go-to' oil for hair and skin problems. It is great for all skin types and gives a nice healthy glow to the skin. It absorbs very well. This is very good for acne and oily scalp because excess sebum is dissolved in jojoba. It is also very good for muscular and joint pains and is very soothing for inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Rosehip oil: Here is another fabulous carrier oil for the skin. It is made from cold pressing the seeds of rose hips. It is great for cell regeneration, is anti-aging, very calming for inflammatory skin conditions and is also good for PMS and menopause. You can also combine it with calendula oil to treat stretch marks and scars. Calendula oil: Here is a very calming and soothing oil. It is great for oily skin and can be used as is, or blended with other oils. Evening primrose oil: A very well known oil because of it's calming properties on the skin. It is a great moisturizer and skin softener as well. Sweet almond oil: This is the most widely used carrier oil for massage. It is moisturizing and absorbs very well. It is also rich in vitamin D. It is great for all skin types and especially good for inflammatory skin disorders.
Essential Oils to Avoid Using with Children There are essential oils which should be avoided with children – either just inhaling, just topically, or both (referred to below as “all routes”)
● Anise/Aniseed Pimpinella anisum – avoid using (all routes) with children under 5 ● Anise (Star) Illicium verum – avoid using (all routes) with children under 5 ● Basil (lemon) Ocimum x citriodorum – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Benzoin Styrax benzoin, Styrax paralleloneurus and Styrax tonkinensis – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Birch (sweet) Betula lenta – avoid using (all routes) with children ● ● Black Seed Nigella sativa – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Cajuput Melaleuca cajuputi, Melaleuca leucadendron – avoid using with children under 6 ● Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Cassia Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum aromaticum – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Chaste Tree Vitex agnus castus – avoid using (all routes) with prepubertal children ● Clove Bud, Clove Leaf, Clove Stem Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata, Eugenia aromatica – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Cornmint Mentha arvensis, Mentha canadensis – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Eucalyptus Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus maidenii, Eucalyptus plenissima, Eucalyptus kochii, Eucalyptus polybractea, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus Australiana,Eucalyptus phellandra, Eucalyptus smithii – avoid using (all routes) with children under 10 ● Fennel (bitter), Fennel (sweet) Foeniculum vulgare – avoid using (all routes) with children under 5 ● Galangal (lesser) Alpinia officinarum, Languas officinarum – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Garlic Allium sativum – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Ginger Lily Hedychium coronarium – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Ho Leaf/Ravintsara Cinnamomum camphora (cineole chemotype) – avoid using with children under 6 ● Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis (pinocamphone chemptype) – avoid using (all routes) with children under 2 ● Laurel Leaf/Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis – avoid topical use on children under 2; avoid all routes for children under age 6 ● Lemon Leaf/Lemon Petitgrain Citrus x limon, Citrus limonum – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus, Andropogon flexuosus, Cymbopogon citratus, Andropogon citratus – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Marjoram (Spanish) Thymus mastichina – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Massoia Cryptocarya massoy, Cryptocaria massoia, Massoia aromatica – avoid using (all routes) with children under 2 ● May Chang Litsea cubeba, Litsea citrata, Laura cubeba – avoid topical use with children under 2 ● Melissa/Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis – avoid topical use with children under 2 ● Myrtle (red) Myrtus communis – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Myrtle (aniseed) Backhousia anisata – avoid using (all routes) with children under 5 ● Myrtle (honey) Melaleuca teretifolia – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Myrtle (lemon)/Sweet Verbena Backhousia citriodora – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Niaouli (cineole chemotype) Melaleuca quinquinervia – avoid using (all routes) on children under 6 ● Oakmoss Evernia prunastri – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Opopanax Commiphora guidottii – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Oregano Origanum onites, Origanum smyrnaeum, Origanum vulgare, Origanum compactum, Origanum hirtum, Thymbra capitata, Thymus capitatus, Coridothymus capitatus, Satureeja capitata – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Peppermint Mentha x Piperita – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Peru Balsam Myroxylon balsamum, Myroxylon pereiraw, Myroxylon peruiferum, Myrospermum pereirae, Toluifera pereirae – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Rambiazana Helichrysum gymnocephalum – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Rosemary (1,8-cineole chemotype) Rosmarinus officinalis – avoid using (all routes) with children under 10 ● Saffron Crocus sativus – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Sage (Greek), Salvia fruiticosa, Salvia triloba Sage (White) – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Sage (White) Salvia apiana – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Sage (Wild Mountain) Hemizygia petiolata – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Sanna Hedychium spicatum – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Saro Cinnamosma fragrans – avoid using (all routes) with children under 6 ● Savory Satureia hortensis, Satureia montana – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Styrax Liquidambar orientalis, Liquidambar styraciflua – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Tea Leaf/Black Tea Camellia sinensis, Thea sinensis – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Tea Tree (lemon-scented) Leptospermum petersonii, Leptospermum citratum, Leptospermum liversidgei – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Treemoss Pseudevernia furfuracea – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Tuberose Polianthes tuberosa – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Turpentine Pinus ayacahuite, Pinus caribaea, Pinus contorta, Pinus elliottii, Pinus halepensis, Pinus insularis, Pinus kesiya, Pinus merkusii, Pinus palustris, Pinus pinaster, Pinus radiata, Pinus roxburghii, Pinus tabulaeformis, Pinus teocote, Pinus yunnanensis – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Verbena (Lemon) Aloysia triphylla, Aloysia citriodora, Lippa citriodora, Lippa triphylla – avoid topical use on children under 2 ● Wintergreen Gaultheria fragrantissima, Gaultheria procumbens – avoid (all routes) on children due to methyl salicylate content under age 10 ● Ylang-Ylang Cananga odorata – avoid topical use on children under 2
Massage Oil blends
Here are lots of great blends for you.
Get the ingredients and blend them together.
You can also choose which carrier oil you would like based on the qualities I have given you or use my recipes. You may also heat the oils gently for the client especially good if the weather is cold
Luxurious lavender blend: I love lavender so much and although this is not a blend of EOs it is great for massages.
25 drops lavender 75mls carrier oil of your choice
The Gentlemen's blend
60 mls sweet almond oil ( soothing for skin ) 60 mls grape seed oil ( tonifies and tones skin) 5 drops sandalwood EO( I love this oil. It is very very relaxing) 5 drops bay oil ( great for those aches and pains) 3 drops bergamot oil ( stimulating oil which balances well with the depth of the sandalwood and bay oils) 3 drops any citrus oil ( you could use lemon, orange, mandarin, lime etc to give a real lift to the blend)
Soothe my feet blend
For that person that wants their feet to feel stimulated, soothed and fresh again. Here is a treat for the feet.
30 mls carrier oil 5 drops peppermint oil 2 drops wintergreen oil 2 drops rosemary oil
Here is a blend that will 'get things going' so to speak.
60 mls carrier oil 10 drops patchouli oil 10 drops orange or lemon oil 5 drops vanilla oil( vanilla oil promotes arousal)
Drift away relaxation blend:
Here is a great blend for someone that is stressed and has aches and pains, tight shoulders and neck etc. This blend will soothe their muscles, relax their nerves and also regenerate them with the addition of bergamot as it is uplifting.
60 mls carrier oil 15 drops lavender oil 5 drops rosemary oil 5 drops bergamot
Sweet dreams blend:
When all you want to do is have a beautiful night's sleep and wake up feeling great. This is the blend for you. These oils are soothing, calming and will have you sleeping like a baby
60 mls carrier oil 5 drops chamomile oil 5 drops jasmine oil 2 drops rose oil 2 drops lavender oil
When you need to look your best blend
Here is an anti-aging blend that will have you looking, feeling and smelling great!
30 mls carrier oil 30 mls rosehip oil 10 drops lavender oil 10 drops patchouli oil 5 drops rose oil
Menopause relief blend
If you have a client that needs help with menopausal symptoms try this blend.
30 mls carrier oil 10 drops lime oil 5 drops sage oil 5 drops thyme oil
There are 3 main types of scrubs ● Sugar ● Salt ● Oatmeal
Chamomile Oatmeal scrub
45 gms Cornmeal 30gms rolled oats 30 gms finely ground almonds 1 Tbs Jojoba oil 6 drops chamomile EO 4 drops Geranium
Grind oats, cornmeal and almonds in a coffee grinder to a fine texture. Put them in a glass container with the EO’s. When you are ready to use it add the jojoba oil to the mixture.
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
½ cup brown sugar 2 Tbs jojoba oil 1 Tbs Glycerine(optional) 4 drops sandalwood EO 8 drops Lavender EO
Mix and use.
Honey and Yoghurt Scrub
¼ cup finely ground rolled oats ¼ cup wheat bran 1 Tbs jojoba oil 1 Tbs Raw Honey ½ cup natural yoghurt 8 drops lavender EO 2 drops Rose EO 2 drops Chamomile EO
Mix oats and wheat bran and EO’s. You can then store these until you are ready to use them. When you want to use them you add the other ingredients. (This is great for people with sensitive skin)
Lemon sugar scrub
250 gms sugar 100mls jojoba oil 15 drops lemon EO
Combine and use.
Minty Salt Scrub
500 gms sea salt 200 mls favorite carrier oil( look at carrier oil section to see qualities of each) 8 drops peppermint EO 8 drops Spearmint EO 8 drops Lemon EO
Combine and use
Simple Wonderful Body Lotion
1 cup Shea Butter 1 cup Pure Coconut Oil 2 tsp Beeswax 50 drops Lavender EO
Put all ingredients(except the Essential Oils) into your double boiler on low heat to gently melt the ingredients. Then remove, let cool gently but don’t let it harden, add the EO’s. PLace into a jar or bottle.
All Natural Body Lotion
2 Tbsp Emulsifying Wax ½ cup Stearic Acid ⅓ cup Carrier Oil ½ cup Water 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil 10 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract 1 Tbs Vegetable Glycerine 10-20 drops Favorite EO.
Stir together the oil, stearic acid, wax and glycerine in a double boiler until they are melted. Remove from the heat and add the vitamin E oil. Warm the water in a separate dish and slowly pour the water into the mixture whilst using a whisk to get it thoroughly combined. Add EO’s and grapeseed extract and mix through. Put into jar. As it cools shake the jar every 5 minutes so they don’t separate.
Essential Oil Combinations for your lotions for skin types
10 drops Petitgrain EO 5 drops Lemongrass EO 3 drops Tea Tree EO 1 drop Geranium EO
4 drops Helichrysum EO 4 drops Frankincense EO 3 drops Patchouli EO 3 drops Sandalwood EO
14 drops Lavender EO 2 drops Geranium EO 3 drops Jasmine EO 2 drops Rose EO
12 drops Lavender EO 4 drops Chamomile EO 2 drops Rose EO
4 drops Helichrysum EO 4 drops Frankincense EO 4 drops Lavender EO 4 drops Chamomile EO
4 drops Helichrysum EO 4 drops Patchouli EO 4 drops Lavender EO 4 drops Geranium EO
Please remember that essential oils are very powerful so please treat them as such.
Essential Oils on the Skin ● In most cases, essential oils should not be used undiluted on the skin. ● As a general rule, essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil in a 1-5% solution.(1-5 drops of essential oils per teaspoon of carrier oil) Less for children. ● Undiluted use on the skin can cause irritation or an allergic reaction Use on Babies and Children ● Essential oils should never be given internally to children or used undiluted on the skin. ● They should be diluted more than they are for adult application and care should be taken with any essential oils considered “hot” as they may cause damage to the skin. ● In general, oils like lavender, chamomile, orange, lemon and frankincense are considered safe for diluted use on children, but do a skin test and check with a doctor first. ● Some oils have caused seizures in children and extreme caution should be used .(Albeit, these seizure reactions were rare and most were in people who were predisposed to seizures) ● Peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus and wintergreen should not be used around young children or babies. These herbs contain menthol and 1,8-cineole. These compounds can slow breathing (or even stop it completely) in very young children or those with respiratory problems. Essential Oils in Plastics ● Essential oils should never be stored in plastic containers, especially in concentrated forms. Many essential oils can eat through plastics when undiluted
Learning the Essential Language
Adulterant: a foreign substance or chemical in an essential oil
Aromatherapy: the beneficial and aromatic use of essential oils Botanical: the name of the plant from which the essential oil is derived Blend: a mixture of essential oil and carrier oil Carrier Oil: a vegetable, seed, or nut oil commonly mixed with an essential oil to lessen the essential oil’s potency Chemotype: a chemically distinct entity in a plant or microorganism, with differences in the composition of the secondary metabolites Cold Press: an extraction method using a centrifuge to separate the natural oil from the skin or peel of a fruit Constituent: a component or substance found in an essential oil Diffuser: device used to disperse essential oil molecules through the air, so that their aroma and beneficial properties fill an area Dilution: the process of making an essential oil not as concentrated, by adding carrier oil
Distillation: the action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and/or cooling Essential Oil: the aroma and beneficial properties of a plant condensed into a highly concentrated liquid Extraction: the process of obtaining the essential oil from its plant source F.C.O.: an abbreviation used for fractionated coconut oil, a stainless and scentless carrier oil commonly used for blending purposes; this carrier oil is a “fraction” of coconut oil that remains liquid at room temperature unlike coconut oil found in a grocery store GC/MS test: an abbreviation for the gas chromatography mass spectrometry test used to expose all constituents of an oil and show if an oil is pure Hot Oils: oils that can cause a burning sensation when applied directly to the skin without a carrier oil Neat: a combination of single essential oils, no carrier oil Patch Test: for first time use of an essential oil, a safe practice is to place a drop of diluted essential oil to a small area of skin such as the inside of the elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24 hours. Possibly reactions include skin irritation, headache, nausea, respiratory complaints, or dizziness Phototoxic: some essential oils are phototoxic. Making the skin more sensitive to the damage caused by UV rays. When a phototoxic oil is applied topically avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for up to 24 hours. (examples citrus oils like Lemon , Bergamot and Lime )
Potency: the aromatic and therapeutic strength of an essential oil Refined: impurities or unwanted elements removed through processing Single: term used for an essential oil, nothing else added Synergy: a combination of multiple single oils, no carrier oil added Topical application: the process of gently massaging essential oils into the skin to receive the beneficial properties Unrefined: not processed to remove impurities or unwanted elements
Essential Oils Shelf Life
Here is a basic break down for the shelf life of your essential oils.
Degradation comes about from three main ways: oxygen, heat, and light. For this reason it is best to store your essential oils in the refrigerator.
You should halve these guidelines for oils if they are not stored in a refrigerator:
In general, shelf life is determined by the chemical composition of the essential oils, some of which oxidize or evaporate faster than others.
The E.Os which have a lot of monoterpenes or oxides have the shortest shelf life, which is around about 1 -2 years. E.O.s which contain a lot of phenols may last up to 3 years. The E.O.s that contain ketones, monoterpenols, and/or esters usually have a shelf life of 4-5 years. The E.O.s that contain lots of sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenols which can last up to 6 years. Common Essential OIls Shelf Life
1 year: ● Lemon Citrus x limon, Citrus limonum ● Orange (sweet) Citrus sinensis, Citrus aurantium var. Sinensis ● Mandarin Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis 2 years: ● Frankincense Boswellia frereana, Boswellia papyrifera, Boswellia sacra (Boswellia carteri), Boswellia serrata, Boswellia neglecta, Boswellia rivae ● Lime Citrus x aurantifolia, Citrus x latifolia ● Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia 3 years: ● Basil (sweet) Ocimum basilicum ● Bergamot Citrus bergamia ● Blue Tansy Tanacetum annuum ● Elemi Canarium luzonicum, Canarium vulgare ● Fennel (sweet) Foeniculum vulgare ● Juniper Berry Juniperus communis ● Melissa Melissa officinalis ● Oregano Origanum onites, Origanum vulgare, Thymbra capitata ● Rosalina Melaleuca ericifolia ● Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor 4 years: ● Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum ● Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum ● Chamomile, German Matricaria recutita ● Clary Sage Salvia sclarea ● Geranium Pelargonium roseum x asperum ● Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum angustifolium, Helichrysum stoechas ● Lavender Lavandula angustifolia ● Peppermint Mentha x piperita ● Spearmint Mentha cardiaca, Mentha crispa, Mentha viridis ● Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata
5 – 6 years: ● Copaiba Copaifera officinalis, Copaigera langsdorfii ● Ginger Zingiber officinale ● Myrrh Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora molmol ● Pepper (black) Piper nigrum ● Rose (otto)
Rosa damascena ● Valerian Valeriana officinalis, Valeriana fauriei ● Wintergreen Gaultheria fragmentissima, Gaultheria procumbens
6 + years: ● Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides, Andropogon muricatus, Andropogon zizanoides, Chrysopogon zizanoides, Phalaris zizanoides ● Sandalwood (East Indian) Santalum album ● Patchouli Pogostemom cablin, Pogostemon patchouly Cedarwood Juniperus virginiana
The Essential Essential Oils
Tea tree E.O.(Melaleuca alternifolia)
● Acne ● Hair and dandruff ● Cleaning products ● Skin problems ● Toenail fungus and ringworm ● Mold ● Deodorant ● Infections and cuts
Lavender( Lavendula Angustifolia)
● Antioxidant protection ● Diabetes treatment ● Improves mood ● Heals burns and cuts ● Beneficial for skin ● Headaches ● Insomnia ● Air freshener/cleaning
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
● Memory ● Concentration ● Pain ● Hair growth
Chamomile Roman( Anthemis Nobilis)
● Calming ● Natural allergy reliever ● PMS symptoms ● Insomnia ● Skin disorders ● Pain
● Stress reliever ● Natural cleaner ● Astringent ● Stomach problems ● Skin disorders ● Natural cold/flu medicine ● Pain
● Cooling ● Stomach aches ● halitosis(bad breath) ● Headaches ● Pain ● Concentration
● Bad breath ● Cavities ● Energising ● Bacteria ● Fungii ● Pain and inflammation ● Digestive problems
● Stress and depression ● Skin ● cuts/abrasions/injuries ● Infections ● Deodorant ● Nerve painkiller
Thyme Linalol(Thymus Vulgaris Ct. Linanool)
● Bacteria ● Fungii ● Sore throats ● High bl.pressure ● coughs/bronchitis ● Prevents food poisoning
● Cleaning ● Bad breath ● Quenches thirst ● Stomach problems ● cleansing
Eucalyptus Radiata(Eucalyptus Radiata)
● colds/flus ● Home cleaning ● energising/stimulating ● Cuts ● bites/stings
Antifungal Essential Oils
Top note Middle note Base note Basil Black pepper Cedarwood Bay Laurel Cinnamon Frankincense Bergamot Clove bud Ginger Cajeput Chamomile Helichrysum Citronella Cypress Myrrh Clary sage Geranium Patchouli Coriander Juniper berry Rose Eucalyptus Lavender Rosewood Garlic Marjoram Sandalwood Grapefruit Melissa Tarragon Lemon Myrtle Valerian Lemongrass Neroli Vetiver Lemon myrtle Palmarosa Lime Pine Mandarin Rosemary Orange Spruce Oregano Thyme Peppermint Petitgrain Sage Tangerine Tea tree
Top note Middle note Base note Basil Chamomile, German Cedarwood Bay laurel Cinnamon Frankincense Bergamot Cypress Helichrysum Cajeput Geranium Myrrh Citronella Juniper berry Patchouli Eucalyptus Lavender Rose Grapefruit Marjoram Rosewood Lemon Melissa Sandalwood Lemongrass Myrtle Tarragon Lime Palmarosa Vetiver Orange Pine Oregano Rosemary Peppermint Spruce Petitgrain Thyme Tea tree
Top note Middle note Base note Aniseed Bay Balsam Basil Black pepper Benzoin Bay Laurel Caraway seed Cedarwood Bergamot Carrot seed Frankincense Cajeput Cinnamon Ginger Camphor Clove bud Helichrysum Citronella Cypress Jasmine Clary sage Chamomile Myrrh Coriander Geranium Patchouli Eucalyptus Juniper berry Rose Fennel Lavender Rosewood Garlic Marjoram Sandalwood Grapefruit Melissa Tarragon Lemon Myrtle Vetiver Lemongrass Neroli Ylang Ylang Lime Nutmeg Mandarin Palmarosa Orange Peppermint Oregano Pine Peppermint Rose geranium Petitgrain Rosemary Sage Thyme
Top note Middle note Base note Basil Cinnamon Cedarwood Bergamot Clove bud Frankincense Cajeput Cypress Ginger Coriander Geranium Helichrysum Eucalyptus Juniper berry Myrrh Fennel Lavender Patchouli Garlic Marjoram Rose Grapefruit Melissa Rosewood Lemon Myrtle Sandalwood Lemongrass Palmarosa Lime Pine Mandarin Rosemary Orange Spruce Oregano Thyme Peppermint Petitgrain Sage Tea tree
All Natural Body Wash
● ¼ cup (60 ml)Water ● ½ cup (120 ml) Liquid Castile Soap ● ½ cup (120 ml)Carrier Oil of your choice ● 1 tsp. Epsom Salt ● 20 drops Essential Oils(use your favorite or make a blend) ● 8 oz. bottle
Simply put all of the ingredients into the bottle and shake it before each use. You can use a loofah or washcloth to apply it.
This is a fabulous body wash. The E.O.'s that you use all depends on what you prefer. Lavender is great for this!
Air Freshener Recipes
Snowy days ● 6 drops cardamom essential oil ● 6 drops cassia essential oil ● 6 drops clove essential oil
Earthy/Grounding ● 8 drops white fir essential oil ● 4 drops cedarwood essential oil ● 6 drops frankincense essential oil
Focusing/studying ● 9 drops peppermint essential oil ● 4 drops rosemary essential oil ● 4 drops basil essential oil Invigorating ● 9 drops orange essential oil ● 9 drops peppermint essential oil Calming ● 8 drops lavender essential oil ● 10 drops chamomile essential oil
Citrus Delight ● 5 drops orange essential oil ● 5 drops lemon essential oil ● 5 drops lime essential oil ● 5 drops grapefruit essential oil
Warming ● 5 drops orange essential oil ● 5 drops cassia essential oil ● 5 drops clove essential oil
Eternal spring ● 8 drops lavender essential oil ● 6 drops geranium essential oil ● 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
Uplifting ● 6 drops lavender essential oil ● 6 drops lemon essential oil ● 4 drops rosemary essential oil Cleansing ● 4 drops tea tree essential oil ● 10 drops lemon essential oil ● 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Everyday Life
Cooking: I love to cook with coconut oil. You can easily use it as a substitute for vegetable oil, olive oil, or butter. 2. Moisturizer: Put coconut oil on your body after showering or bathing for silky, smooth skin. 3. Hair Conditioner: Coconut oil helps repair damaged hair. Apply 1 tsp. of coconut oil to your hair and the leave it there for around about 15 minutes before shampooing it out again. 4. Dandruff Treatment: All you need to do is simply mix 1 tsp. coconut oil with 3 drops of tea tree E.O., and then massage it in, wait a few minutes, say about 5 minutes and the shampoo it out. 5. Bath Melts: Make some dead easy bath melts by mixing 1 cup coconut oil with 15–20 drops of your favorite E.O.'s.. Freeze in a silicone mold. Then the next time you have a bath, drop in one of these silky bath melts and WOW! 6. Shaving Cream: You can really use this as a wonderful shaving cream! Simply apply coconut oil over legs before shaving. It's not only a shaving cream but it also will act as an after-shave moisturizer as well. 2 in 1! 7. Massage Oil: You can use coconut oil alone but I personally think that it is better to combine it with another carrier oil (50/50) 8. Sugar Scrub: Mix coconut oil, brown sugar, and peppermint oil for a refreshing lip or skin scrub. 9. Acne: Apply a small amount of coconut oil after washing your face with soap and water. At first, your complexion may get worse as toxins are expelled from the skin but then it should be much better after some time. 10. Chafe Protection: Use a little coconut oil to soothe chafing.
Surface Polisher: Use coconut oil to polish stainless steel, bronze, leather, furniture, wood, fake plants, etc. 12. Wood Conditioner: Rub coconut oil on wooden utensils to help condition them. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to help sanitize wood cutting boards and utensils. 13. Bruises and Minor Burns: Apply something cold (ice for bruises; cold, wet cloth for burns) for 10–15 minutes. Then gently apply a layer of coconut oil with lavender EO. Re-apply oil 4–8 times a day, or every couple of hours, until the pain is gone or until healed. 14. Indigestion: For acute cases of indigestion, take 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil internally. If needed, take 1 Tbsp. again 6 hours later. 15. Itchy Skin/Psoriasis/Eczema: Massage warm coconut oil into affected area. I have seen great results from this treatment! Do it every couple of days.