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Homemade Essential Oil Recipes

Essential oil recipes so easy you can do them at home

Homemade Essential Oil Recipes
Homemade Essential Oil Recipes

Homemade Essential Oil Recipes

Essential oils are complex and concentrated aromatic compounds that are derived from different plants such as herbs, flowers, fruits, resin, and even bark.  We encounter essential oils every day when we smell flowers or peel an orange.  The essential oil aromatic compounds are what we smell.

Essential oil recipes date back 6,500 years to the ancient Egyptians who used myrrh and cedarwood oils in their embalming processes.  They also knew how to use them as medicine and for facial beauty.  The Romans also had their own essential oil recipes, and were fond of chamomile essential oil for skin problems as well as rose essential oil as a headache cure.

Today, we call the use of essential oils “aromatherapy” and we also credit many of our essential oil recipes to the Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and Indians who spent centuries refining the use of essential oils.

Here we will share with you some great essential oil recipes.  If you would rather try mixing oils on your own, check out how to mix essential oils, which will give you the low-down on how to choose oils and in what proportion.

 

Dry Skin Moisturizer
Essential Oil Blend


3 drops patchouli

3 drops jasmine

4 drops sandalwood

30 ml almond oil

Oily Skin Moisturizer
Essential Oil Blend


2 drops geranium

5 drops chamomile

3 drops bergamot

30 ml safflower oil

Cellulite
Essential Oil Blend


2 drops orange

2 drops cinnamon

3 drops juniper

3 drops cypress

Scar Healing
Essential Oil Blend


5 drops lavender

5 drops helichrysum

5 drops frankincense

Relaxation
Essential Oil Blend


2 drops orange

5 drops cedarwood

3 drops chamomile

30 ml safflower oil

Energizing
Essential Oil Blend


2 drops peppermint

3 drops lemongrass

5 drops rosemary

30 ml safflower oil

Homemade Essential Oil Recipe Safety

As you go about making your own special essential oil recipes, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind:

It is generally best to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil, almond oil, or coconut oil.  This is because essential oils are very potent.  Do not let the fact that they come in a small bottle fool you.  Some essential oils can be too strong to use on the skin and can cause a burning effect.  Oregano essential oil is a good example of this.  Diluting the oil ensures that you will not get too much oil at one time

Less is more.  Since essential oils are so potent, you only need a fraction of a drop to get a result.  Using more essential oil will not bring about a better result.  Some oils, such as wintergreen, can be toxic in large amounts, so use essential oils very sparingly.

Only use glass containers to store essential oils.  They are so potent that not only can they degrade plastic containers, but your oils can become contaminated from the breakdown of the plastic.  Essential oil supply companies like My Oil Gear are a great place to get your own glass bottles and Spark Naturals is a great place to get your essential oils for a reasonable price.

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