Some suggestions on the use of essential oils.

Recipes
Usage Tips:
  • Baths: Add 10 to 30 drops of essential oil per tub of water just before getting in.

  • Bath Oils: Add 10 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil for one bath.

  • Bath Salts: Add 25 drops of essential oil to 8 oz. mixed salts. Shake well. Age 1 week before using. Use the entire batch per bath.

  • Facial Creams or Lotions: Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of cream, lotion or facial mask.

  • Massage Oils: Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil per 2 tablespoons of carrier oil per massage.

  • Hand Cream or Lotion: Add 3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil per application.

  • Floral Water: Add 40 drops of essential oil per 4 oz. of distilled water and refrigerate for use. Shake well each time before using.

  • Healing Floral Water for Wounds: Add 60 drops of essential oil per 4 oz. of distilled water and keep for use (3% solution). Shake well each time before use.

  • After Shave Lotion: Add 40 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of apple cider vinegar or alcohol. Shake well. Add to 3 oz. of distilled water.

    Carpet/Room Freshener
    Wide Mouth Glass Jar with Lid
    ½ cup baking soda
    essential oil(s) of choice (see suggestions below)

    Mix all ingredients in a wide-mouthed glass jar and tighten cap. Set aside for 24 hours to allow the aromas to permeate the powder. Sprinkle over carpeting, leave for 10 – 15 minutes, and vacuum.

    Some scents to try:
    Lavender 24 drops/Cinnamon 8 drops/Orange 8 drops - or -
    Rosemary 24 drops/Spruce 12 drops/Orange 4 drops - or -
    Lime 20 drops/Orange 12 drops/Patchouli 8 drops - or -
    Lemon 40 drops - or -
    Eucalyptus 40 drops

    Aromatherapy Recipes for Colds
    Bath
    Add the following ingredients to a hot bath:
    10 drops lavender essential oil
    5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    5 drops sweet orange essential oil
    Relax in the bath for at least ten minutes.

    Steam Inhalation
    In a pot of boiling water add:
    10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    5 drops ginger essential oil
    5 drops lemon essential oil
    Hold your head about 18 inches from the water and breathe in through your nose, exhaling through your mouth.

    Dry Inhalation
    On a handkerchief place:
    3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    2 drops clary sage essential oil
    2 drops sweet orange essential oil
    Hold the handkerchief about three inches from your face. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.

    Immune Boosting Recipes
    Morning Immunity Bath
    4 drops tea tree oil
    3 drops rosemary oil
    2 drops lemon oil
    1 drop ginger oil
    Add the essential oils to a tub of warm water and soak for fifteen to twenty minutes.

    Evening Immunity Bath
    4 drops tea tree oil
    2 drops clary sage oil
    2 drops sweet orange oil
    2 drops rosewood oil
    Add the essential oils to a tub of warm water and soak for fifteen to twenty minutes.

    Immune Boosting Massage Oil
    4 ounces jojoba, olive or almond oil
    10 drops geranium oil
    10 drops tea tree oil
    8 drops lemon oil
    8 drops lavender oil
    4 drops eucalyptus oil
    Mix well.

    Salt Scrub
    1 cup Sea Salt
    1/2 cup of a mixture of carrier oils (jojoba, grapeseed, almond, apricot)
    10 drops peppermint essential oil
    5 drops orange essential oil
    5 drops spearmint essential oil
    3 drops rosemary essential oil
    Mix into plastic, shower-safe jar. Especially nice in the morning shower or bath.

    Aroma Lamps
    Add to water in the bowl of an aroma lamp.

    Breathe More Easily
    Lemon 5 drops/Pine 5 drops/Lavender 5 drops/Spearmint 5 drops.
    Room Disinfectant
    Pine 6 drops/Cinnamon 6 drops/Juniperberry 5 drops/Clove 3 drops.
    Refreshing
    Peppermint 8 drops/Eucalyptus 8 drops/Lemongrass 4 drops.
    Romance
    Sandalwood 7 drops/Ylang Ylang 7 drops/Orange 6 drops.
    Stress Reduction
    Chamomile 9 drops/Cinnamon 6 drops/Fennel 5 drops

    Car Diffusers

  • Peppermint to increase mental activity while driving alone.
  • Eucalyptus to ease breathing when the ozone levels rise.
  • Tangerine for better recall while driving down memory lane.
  • Lemongrass for breezing through a traffic jam.
  • Patchouli for great conversations during long road trips.
  • Ylang Ylang Extra for making a good impression on a first date.

    Room Diffusers
  • Lavender for relaxation in the kids room.
  • Peppermint to improve concentration in the study.
  • Eucalyptus for easy breathing in the bedroom.
  • Tangerine to increase motivation at work.
  • Lemongrass to brighten your blues on a rainy day.
  • Patchouli for social gatherings in the living room.
  • Ylang Ylang Extra for greater passion while on vacation.

    Cold Process Soap Making
    Here are some guidelines for how much essential oil to use when making soap via the Cold Process method.
    0.9 ounces of CITRUS essential oils per pound of oil/fat in your recipe (orange, tangerine, lime, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, litsea, petitgrain).
    0.5 ounces of MINT & SPICE essential oils per pound of oil/fat in your recipe (spearmint, peppermint, anise).
    0.7 ounces of MOST OTHER essential oils per pound of oil/fat in your recipe (lavender, cedarwood, pine, ylang ylang, etc.).


    Pet Flea Collar
    Alcohol ½ teaspoon
    Cedarwood 1 drop
    Lavender 1 drop
    Citronella 1 drop
    Thyme 1 drop
    4 garlic capsules
    Soak a soft material collar in mixture. Let collar dry before putting on pet.

    Hair Conditioner and Scalp Stimulator
    This formula helps stimulate circulation, encourages hair growth, and aids in balancing sebum production – so don’t be afraid to use it if your hair is oily. It has a potent, cooling fragrance and may cause the scalp to slightly tingle. You can actually sleep with this blend on your scalp and hair ends for ultimate conditioning. If your hair and scalp are very dry, you may not need to shampoo afterwards at all.
    40 drops rosemary essential oil
    25 drops basil essential oil
    20 drops lemon essential oil
    15 drops lavender essential oil
    15 drops lemongrass essential oil
    10 drops peppermint essential oil
    ½ cup jojoba oil
    Add the essential oils drop by drop directly into a storage bottle. Next, add the jojoba. Screw the top on the bottle, and shake the formula vigorously for 2 minutes to blend all ingredients.
    Place the bottle in a dark location that’s between 60 and 80 degrees for 24 hours so that the oils can synergize.
    No refrigeration is required, but for maximum potency, use within 2 years.
    Application tips: Place 2 teaspoons of the product in a small bowl. Dip fingertips into the mixture and gradually massage the entire amount into your dry scalp for about 3 to 5 minutes, making sure to rub a little onto the ends of your hair. Next, wrap your hair completely with plastic wrap or a shower cap, then wrap it again with a very warm, damp towel. Replace this with another warm towel once it has cooled. Leave on 30 to 45 minutes, then rinse and lightly shampoo your hair. Condition afterward if desired.
    Recommended for: all hair types
    Use: 2 times per week if hair is thinning or dry; otherwise, use once per week
    Follow with: shampoo and light conditioner
    Prep Time: approx 15 minutes, plus 24 hours to synergize
    Blending Tools: shake before each use
    Store In: Out of heat and direct light
    Yield: Approx ½ cup