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100 Amazing Blends and Uses of Essential Oils

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Vaporisation
Massage
Bath
Shower
Skin Care
Hair Care
Body Care
Compresses
Steam Inhalation
Direct Inhalation
Perfumes
Room Sprays and Candles
Cleaning Products
GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES
DIFFUSER BLENDS
De-Stress Blend 1
De-Stress Blend 2
De-Stress Blend 3
Relaxing Blend 1
Relaxing Blend 2
Relaxing Blend 3
Relaxing Blend 4
Relaxing Blend 5
Uplifting Blend 1
Uplifting Blend 2
Uplifting Blend 3
Uplifting Blend 4
Calming Blend 1
Calming Blend 2
Calming Blend 3
Energising Blend 1
Energising Blend 2
Energising Blend 3
Energising Blend 4
Energising Blend 5
Energising Blend 6
Energising Blend 7
Soothing Blend
Joyful Blend 1
Joyful Blend 2
Confidence Blend
Focus Blend
Winter Spice Blend
Insect Repelling Blend
Breathe Easy Blend 1
Breathe Easy Blend 2
Headache Relief Blend
Anti-Viral Blend
Meditation Blend
Festive Blend 1
Festive Blend 2
SKIN, HAIR AND BODY CARE BLENDS
Balancing Face Mask
Deep Cleansing Face Mask
Calming Face Mask
Rejuvenating Face Mask
Balancing Facial Oil
Calming Facial Oil
Rejuvenating Facial Oil
Blemish-Fighting Blend
Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Lip Scrub
Natural Shampoo
Hair Conditioner
Anti-Dandruff Hair Rinse
Body Scrub
Whipped Body Butter 1
Whipped Body Butter 2
Foot Scrub
Foot Powder
Refreshing Foot Cream
Eczema Cream
BATH AND SHOWER BLENDS
Relaxing Shower Gel
Uplifting Shower Gel
Energising Shower Gel
Soothing Shower Gel
Breathe Easy Shower Fizzer 1
Breathe Easy Shower Fizzer 2
Relaxing Shower Fizzer 1
Relaxing Shower Fizzer 2
Uplifting Shower Fizzer
Festive Shower Fizzer
Energising Bath Salts
Relaxing Bath Salts
Uplifting Bath Salts
Soothing Bath Salts
Balancing Bath Salts
Refreshing Bath Tonic
HOUSEHOLD BLENDS
Calming Room Spray
Uplifting Room Spray
Energising Room Spray
Energising Candle
Relaxing Candle
Uplifting Candle
Carpet Freshener
Grout Cleaner
Floor Cleaner
Mildew Spray
Surface Spray Cleaner
Toilet Cleaner
Natural Laundry Detergent
Antiseptic Air Freshener
MASSAGE BLENDS
Warming Muscle and Joint Blend
Exercise Preparation Blend
Breathe Easy Blend
Digestive Blend
Relaxing Blend
Throat Ease Blend
PERFUME BLENDS
Calming Blend
Relaxing Blend
Uplifting Blend
Energising Blend
Refreshing Blend
Headache Relief Blend
Memorise Blend

INTRODUCTION

Vaporisation

Add up to 5 drops of essential oil to an oil burner filled with water, or to an electric diffuser. Alternatively, add the essential oils to a small bowl of water and place on a warm radiator. This method is best used for scenting and freshening a room, repelling insects, easing congestion or for helping to keep the air purified. It is also a great way to aid relaxation, energise the mind, lift the mood or to create a peaceful environment before bed. Choose different essential oils to create various atmospheres.

Always ensure oil burners are kept in a safe place away from children and pets. Never leave burning candles unattended and never allow the oil and water in the burner to dry out. Do not burn oils for more than 30 minutes at a time.

Massage

To use essential oils in a massage blend, select the desired essential oils and mix them with a carrier oil such as grapeseed or sweet almond oil. As a general guide, use 1-3 drops of essential oil per 5ml of carrier oil, unless a recipe states otherwise.

Massage blends may be used all over the body to nourish the skin and to relax or energise the body and mind. They can be applied to a specific area of the body to help relieve muscle and joint pain, improve skin conditions or to ease discomfort. Massage blends can also be added to a warm bath. If irritation occurs, remove the oils from the skin and discontinue use.

Bath

Run a warm bath - not too hot or the essential oils will evaporate too quickly - and add up to 5 drops of essential oil or 5ml of a blend of carrier and essential oils to the bath. This method can be used for general relaxation or to help with specific complaints such as skin conditions, muscular aches and pains, anxiety or insomnia. Essential oils can also be added to bath salts.

Some essential oils such as mint, citrus and spice oils may be too irritating to use in a bath, so be cautious if using them in this method. If these oils are used in a bath, they should first be diluted in a carrier oil. If irritation occurs, remove the oils from the skin and discontinue use. Oils may make the bath slippery, so take care when using this method.

Shower

Essential oils can be used to make shower fizzers – discs that melt and fizz when they come into contact with water, releasing aromas into the air. Alternatively, essential oils may be added directly to the shower or bath floor to produce a similar effect. Different essential oils may be used to create different atmospheres, such as relaxing, energising or uplifting. This is also an ideal way to ease sinus congestion. Oils may make the shower slippery, so take care when using this method.

Skin Care

To make facial oils, mix the desired essential oils with a nourishing carrier oil such as jojoba, rosehip, peach kernel or avocado. Use only 1 drop of essential oil per 5ml of carrier oil. Massage a small amount of oil into the skin until fully absorbed. Facial oils are an excellent way to help improve the condition of the skin and address specific skincare concerns, such as acne or premature ageing.

Essential oils may also be added to cleansers, toners, masks and moisturisers to help enhance the appearance of the skin. If irritation occurs, remove the oils from the skin and discontinue use.

Hair Care

Essential oils can be used in shampoo, conditioner, masks and hair rinses to nourish and improve the condition of the hair. Essential oils may also be used to help control dandruff and encourage healthy hair growth.

Body Care

As well as using essential oils in massage and body oil blends, they may also be added to shower gels, body scrubs, butters and creams to help improve the condition of the skin and relax or energise the mind.

Compresses

This method is an ideal way to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. To make a hot compress, fill a bowl with very hot water then add 4-5 drops of essential oil or 5ml of a massage blend. Dip a flannel or cotton pad into the bowl, squeeze out the excess and place on the affected area until it has cooled, then repeat. This method may be helpful for localised complaints such as backache, arthritis or sore throats.

Cold compresses can be made in a similar way, using ice cold water instead of hot, to help with headaches, sprains and strains. If irritation occurs, remove the oils from the skin and discontinue use.

Steam Inhalation

Add up to 5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water, cover the head and bowl with a towel and breathe deeply for a minute, then repeat. This method is ideal for helping to relieve sinus, throat and chest complaints. It may also be used to help unclog facial pores and clear the complexion. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Direct Inhalation

Direct inhalation may be used when steam inhalation or vaporisation is not possible. Dab 1-2 drops of essential oil onto a tissue, hold near the nose for a few moments and inhale the vapours. Alternatively, hold the bottle of essential oil near the nose and gently inhale. This method may be helpful for easing congestion and sinus complaints, or reducing feelings of stress, anxiety, nervous tension or fatigue.

Perfumes

Essential oils make excellent natural perfumes. Rollerball bottles are the ideal way to make aromatherapy perfumes; simply fill with a blend of essential oils and carrier oils and dab onto pulse points. Essential oils may be chosen simply for their pleasing aroma, or for their therapeutic properties. Rollerball blends are perfect for helping to calm, relax, energise or uplift the mind whilst away from the home.

Room Sprays and Candles

Essential oils may be used to make room sprays, candles and air fresheners to help scent the room and create a relaxing, energising or uplifting atmosphere. Try to keep children and pets out of the room when using essential oils in this way, and never leave burning candles unattended.

Cleaning Products

Essential oils can be used to make natural, effective cleaning products and to freshen rooms and laundry. Take care when using cleaning products around children and pets and always ensure the room is well ventilated.

GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

Essential oils are highly concentrated substances and care must be taken to ensure their correct usage at all times. Safety information has been added to the recipes in this book where necessary. Here are some general safety considerations for using essential oils:

  • With the exception of lavender and tea tree, essential oils should never be used neat on the skin as irritation is likely to occur.
  • Always follow recipes carefully, and never exceed the stated amount of essential oils.
  • When applying a blend to the skin, hair or body, always apply a small amount to one area first to test for sensitivity if prone to irritation. If a reaction occurs, wash the blend off and discontinue use.
  • Essential oils should never be ingested as this could result in irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, organ damage or seizures and could potentially be fatal.
  • Some essential oils may not be suitable for individuals who are pregnant or have a medical condition - always check the safety information for each individual recipe before use. No essential oils should be used during the first trimester of pregnancy. Thereafter, certain essential oils may be used sparingly. If there is a history of complications during pregnancy, it may be wise to err on the side of caution and forego the use of all essential oils. Always consult a medical professional if in any doubt.
  • Care must be taken when using essential oils on babies and children. Unless specified by a recipe, use only 1 drop of lavender for babies 0-12 months, either in an oil burner or diluted in 5ml of carrier oil for massage or bathing. For children aged 1-6 years, use only 1-3 drops of lavender or tea tree in an oil burner or diluted in 5ml of carrier oil for massage or bathing. Children aged 7-12 years may use essential oils as directed for adults, but at half the number of drops stated in a recipe. Teenagers may use essential oils as directed for adults.
  • Essential oils should be stored in a cool, dark place out of reach of children and animals.
  • When using essential oils in an oil burner, room sprays, candles or in cleaning products, always ensure the room is well ventilated. Try to keep children and pets out of the room when using essential oils in this way.
  • If ever in any doubt about using essential oils at home, it may be wise to seek the guidance of a qualified aromatherapist or a medical professional.

DIFFUSER BLENDS

De-Stress Blend 1

  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This relaxing blend is ideal for helping to reduce stress levels.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

De-Stress Blend 2

  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help relieve stress and tension.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

De-Stress Blend 3

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend will help to reduce stress and calm the mind and body.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Relaxing Blend 1

  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This calming blend is ideal for helping to reduce stress levels and creating a relaxing atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Relaxing Blend 2

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend helps to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Relaxing Blend 3

  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help relieve stress and tension and bring a sense of calm.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Relaxing Blend 4

  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 1 drop frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to promote feelings of deep relaxation.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Relaxing Blend 5

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This calming blend will help to create a peaceful environment.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Uplifting Blend 1

  • 3 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to lift the mood and encourage positivity.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Uplifting Blend 2

  • 3 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend is perfect for helping to lift the mood and reduce stress levels.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Uplifting Blend 3

  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend is perfect for helping to create a calm and uplifting atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Uplifting Blend 4

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to boost the mood and beat the winter blues.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Calming Blend 1

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend before bedtime to help promote a peaceful night’s sleep.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Calming Blend 2

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend will help to create a tranquil atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Calming Blend 3

  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help calm an anxious mind.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Energising Blend 1

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this energising blend to help combat fatigue and aid concentration.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Energising Blend 2

  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend is ideal for helping to stimulate the mind and reduce fatigue.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Energising Blend 3

  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend will help to invigorate the mind and body.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Energising Blend 4

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This invigorating blend is the perfect way to stimulate the mind first thing in the morning, or to help beat an afternoon energy dip.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Energising Blend 5

  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help clear the mind and aid concentration.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Energising Blend 6

  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 1 drop bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend first thing in the morning to prepare the mind and body for a busy day.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Energising Blend 7

  • 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend will help to create an energising environment.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Soothing Blend

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help create a calming, peaceful atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Joyful Blend 1

  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This uplifting blend will help to create a joyful atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Joyful Blend 2

  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop clary sage essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to de-stress and promote positivity.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Confidence Blend

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this uplifting blend when a boost of confidence is needed.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Focus Blend

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this stimulating blend when studying or working on an important project to help stay focused.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Winter Spice Blend

  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This warming, uplifting blend is the perfect way to create a festive atmosphere in the home.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Insect Repelling Blend

  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help deter insects.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Breathe Easy Blend 1

  • 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend helps to clear the head and the sinuses, bringing relief from congestion.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Breathe Easy Blend 2

  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This blend is helpful for clearing the sinuses and helping to reduce the symptoms of hay fever and allergies.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Headache Relief Blend

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This cooling blend is ideal for helping to relieve headaches and migraines.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Anti-Viral Blend

  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to help purify the air and help prevent the spread of germs.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Meditation Blend

  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. Use this blend to aid meditation and bring a sense of deep relaxation.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Festive Blend 1

  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This festive blend is ideal for helping to reduce stress levels.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Festive Blend 2

  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to an oil burner or diffuser. This festive blend will create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be added to the burner. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

SKIN, HAIR AND BODY CARE BLENDS

Balancing Face Mask

  • 1 tsp rhassoul clay (available online)
  • Jojoba oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix the rhassoul clay with enough jojoba oil to make a thin paste. Add the ylang ylang essential oil and mix well. Apply the mask to the face and neck (avoiding the delicate eye area), leave for 10-15 minutes then remove. Rhassoul clay helps to gently deep cleanse and nourish the skin, while ylang ylang helps to balance all skin types, especially oily skin.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Deep Cleansing Face Mask

  • 1 tsp rhassoul clay (available online)
  • Filtered or distilled water
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix the rhassoul clay with enough water to make a thin paste. Add the tea tree essential oil and mix well. Apply the mask to the face and neck (avoiding the delicate eye area), leave for 10-15 minutes then remove. Rhassoul clay helps to gently deep cleanse and nourish the skin, while tea tree helps to combat acne and blemishes.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Calming Face Mask

  • 1 tsp rhassoul clay (available online)
  • Grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix the rhassoul clay with enough grapeseed or sweet almond oil to make a thin paste. Add the lavender essential oil and mix well. Apply the mask to the face and neck (avoiding the delicate eye area), leave for 10-15 minutes then remove. Rhassoul clay helps to gently deep cleanse and nourish the skin, while lavender helps to soothe irritated skin.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Rejuvenating Face Mask

  • 1 tsp rhassoul clay (available online)
  • Rosehip oil
  • 1 drop frankincense essential oil

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix the rhassoul clay with enough rosehip oil to make a thin paste. Add the frankincense essential oil and mix well. Apply the mask to the face and neck (avoiding the delicate eye area), leave for 10-15 minutes then remove. Rhassoul clay helps to gently deep cleanse and nourish the skin, while frankincense helps to moisturise and tone the skin.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Balancing Facial Oil

  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba and ylang ylang essential oil together then apply to the face, neck and décolletage. Spend a few minutes massaging it into the skin until absorbed, blotting any excess with a tissue if necessary. Jojoba has similar properties to the skin’s sebum and ylang ylang helps to brighten and balance the skin.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Calming Facial Oil

  • 1 tsp peach kernel oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

Mix the peach kernel and lavender essential oil together then apply to the face, neck and décolletage. Spend a few minutes massaging it into the skin until absorbed, blotting any excess with a tissue if necessary. Peach kernel helps to nourish and soften the skin, while lavender is soothing and moisturising.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Rejuvenating Facial Oil

  • 1 tsp rosehip oil
  • 1 drop frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Mix the rosehip and frankincense essential oil together then apply to the face, neck and décolletage. Spend a few minutes massaging it into the skin until absorbed, blotting any excess with a tissue if necessary. Rosehip oil helps to regenerate and deeply nourish the skin, while frankincense helps to tone and moisturise.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Blemish-Fighting Blend

  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the tea tree and lavender essential oils to a small bowl. Using a cotton swab, apply the blend directly to blemishes twice a day.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but should be diluted in a teaspoon of jojoba oil before applying to blemishes. Individuals with skin that is sensitive or prone to irritation should also dilute the blend before using.

Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

  • ¾ cup strong green tea
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

Make the green tea and allow to cool completely. Add the apple cider vinegar and essential oils and mix well. Store in a glass bottle in the fridge (this should keep for a couple of weeks). To use, place a small amount onto a cotton pad and sweep over the face and neck after cleansing. Green tea has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great for calming the skin. Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the skin’s natural pH levels and speed up the removal of dead skin cells. Lavender and tea tree are balancing and may help to heal blemishes.

Safety note: for skin that is sensitive or prone to irritation, omit the apple cider vinegar and the tea tree and just use the green tea and lavender. This blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 2 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Lip Scrub

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp olive or sweet almond oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients together then store in a small pot. To use, simply massage a small amount into the lips then wipe off. Sugar is an excellent natural exfoliator and will help to remove dry skin from the lips. Olive oil and sweet almond oil provide moisture and will add a hint of shine to the lips, while peppermint essential oil will leave the lips feeling cool and refreshed.

Safety note: peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Swap the peppermint for orange essential oil to make this blend safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy. Whilst this recipe may smell delicious, please ensure the scrub is fully removed from the lips after use – do not ingest!

Natural Shampoo

  • ½ cup castile soap
  • ½ cup distilled or filtered water
  • 8 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Place the castile soap in a bottle then add the rosemary and lavender essential oils. Add the water and shake well to mix. Massage into wet hair before rinsing well. Rosemary and lavender help to balance the scalp and prevent dandruff.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Hair Conditioner

  • 1 tbsp jojoba, olive or grapeseed oil
  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba, olive or grapeseed oil and rosemary essential oil together in a small bowl. Wet the hair with warm water then apply the conditioner and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Wash the hair as normal. Rosemary helps to combat dandruff and greasy hair and may help to encourage hair growth.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Anti-Dandruff Hair Rinse

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a spray bottle. To use, shake well and apply to the hair after shampooing. Massage into the scalp and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing out.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Body Scrub

  • 4 tbsp sea salt or granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 6 drops bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Mix the salt or sugar, coconut oil and essential oils in a bowl until well combined. Transfer to a jar and store in a cool place. Massage into damp skin to buff away dead skin cells and boost stimulation, then rinse off. The ylang ylang and bergamot essential oils will help to uplift and relax the mind and body.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 3 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Whipped Body Butter 1

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 9 drops lavender essential oil
  • 9 drops frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Put the coconut oil in a bowl and place over a pan of water on the stove. Heat gently until melted. Take off the heat, allow to cool slightly then add the essential oils and stir well. Leave the oil to cool and set completely, then whip using an electric mixer on a high setting for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and store in a cool place. Massage all over the body for silky smooth skin. Lavender and frankincense help to relieve dry skin and may also help to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 4 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Whipped Body Butter 2

  • 3 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 9 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Place the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a mixing bowl. Add the peppermint essential oil and whip using a hand mixer for a few minutes until smooth and airy. Transfer to a glass jar and store in a cool place. Peppermint essential oil is invigorating and may help to relieve muscular aches and pains.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Foot Scrub

  • 4 tbsp Epsom salt or sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Massage into the feet and legs before rinsing off. The salt will help to buff away hard skin and the coconut oil will leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. Tea tree and peppermint are invigorating and will help to leave the legs and feet feeling refreshed.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Foot Powder

  • 2 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. Dust onto the feet to keep them fresh and dry.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Refreshing Foot Cream

  • 50ml unscented foot cream or body lotion
  • 7 drops lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 6 drops lemongrass essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to the cream or lotion and mix well. Store in a glass jar and massage into the feet twice daily. The essential oils in this recipe will help to leave the feet feeling soothed and refreshed. Due to their fungicidal properties, the oils may also help to combat athlete’s foot.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Eczema Cream

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops of bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil by placing it in a bowl and heating gently over a pan of water on the stove. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. Add the essential oils and mix well before pouring into a glass jar. Allow the oil to cool and set completely before using. Store the cream in a cool place to enable it to stay solid. Massage into the affected areas as needed to help soothe the skin.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 4 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours after using this cream as bergamot essential oil may cause photosensitivity.

BATH AND SHOWER BLENDS

Relaxing Shower Gel

  • 100ml liquid castile soap or unscented natural shower gel
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to the castile soap or shower gel and mix well. This shower gel is best used in the evening to help relax and unwind after a busy day.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Uplifting Shower Gel

  • 100ml liquid castile soap or unscented natural shower gel
  • 20 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 14 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 6 drops lemongrass essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to the castile soap or shower gel and mix well. Use this shower gel to lift the mood and promote positivity.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Energising Shower Gel

  • 100ml liquid castile soap or unscented natural shower gel
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 14 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil.

Directions:

Add the essential oils to the castile soap or shower gel and mix well. This shower gel is the ideal way to awaken the mind and body in the morning.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Soothing Shower Gel

  • 100ml liquid castile soap or unscented natural shower gel
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils to the castile soap or shower gel and mix well. Use this shower gel to soothe and calm the mind.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 6 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Breathe Easy Shower Fizzer 1

  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp citric acid
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid together. Slowly add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well to combine. Continue to add water until the mixture can be held in the hand. Quickly place the mixture into silicone moulds or into a muffin tin lined with paper cases, pressing down firmly. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours. To use, place a fizzer in the bath or shower at the end furthest from the running water. Sprinkle the essential oils onto the fizzer and turn the shower on before getting in. The fizzer will melt and release the invigorating vapours of the essential oils, allowing the sinuses and head to be cleared.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Breathe Easy Shower Fizzer 2

  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp citric acid
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid together. Slowly add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well to combine. Continue to add water until the mixture can be held in the hand. Quickly place the mixture into silicone moulds or into a muffin tin lined with paper cases, pressing down firmly. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours. To use, place a fizzer in the bath or shower at the end furthest from the running water. Sprinkle the essential oils onto the fizzer and turn the shower on before getting in. The fizzer will melt and release the invigorating vapours of the essential oils, easing congestion and stimulating the mind.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Relaxing Shower Fizzer 1

  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp citric acid
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid together. Slowly add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well to combine. Continue to add water until the mixture can be held in the hand. Quickly place the mixture into silicone moulds or into a muffin tin lined with paper cases, pressing down firmly. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours. To use, place a fizzer in the bath or shower at the end furthest from the running water. Sprinkle the essential oils onto the fizzer and turn the shower on before getting in. The fizzer will melt and release the vapours of the essential oils, creating a calming and relaxing environment.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Relaxing Shower Fizzer 2

  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp citric acid
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops clary sage essential oil

Directions:

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid together. Slowly add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well to combine. Continue to add water until the mixture can be held in the hand. Quickly place the mixture into silicone moulds or into a muffin tin lined with paper cases, pressing down firmly. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours. To use, place a fizzer in the bath or shower at the end furthest from the running water. Sprinkle the essential oils onto the fizzer and turn the shower on before getting in. The fizzer will melt and release the relaxing vapours of the essential oils, creating a calming and uplifting environment.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Uplifting Shower Fizzer

  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp citric acid
  • ½ cup water
  • 5 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 5 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid together. Slowly add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well to combine. Continue to add water until the mixture can be held in the hand. Quickly place the mixture into silicone moulds or into a muffin tin lined with paper cases, pressing down firmly. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours. To use, place a fizzer in the bath or shower at the end furthest from the running water. Sprinkle the essential oils onto the fizzer and turn the shower on before getting in. The fizzer will melt and release the vapours of the essential oils, creating a refreshing citrus aroma that will lift the mood.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Festive Shower Fizzer

  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp citric acid
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid together. Slowly add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well to combine. Continue to add water until the mixture can be held in the hand. Quickly place the mixture into silicone moulds or into a muffin tin lined with paper cases, pressing down firmly. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours. To use, place a fizzer in the bath or shower at the end furthest from the running water. Sprinkle the essential oils onto the fizzer and turn the shower on before getting in. The fizzer will melt and release the vapours of the essential oils, creating a warming, festive aroma.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Energising Bath Salts

  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 6 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. Add a teaspoonful to a warm bath to help prepare the mind and body for a busy day ahead.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Relaxing Bath Salts

  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 6 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 6 drops orange essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. Add a teaspoonful to a warm bath to help relax the mind and body.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Uplifting Bath Salts

  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 6 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 6 drops bergamot essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. Add a teaspoonful to a warm bath to help uplift the mind and body.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Soothing Bath Salts

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 18 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. Add a teaspoonful to a warm bath to help soothe irritated skin and relax a troubled mind.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1-2 drops of essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Balancing Bath Salts

  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 6 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. Add a teaspoonful to a warm bath to help balance the mind and body. This blend may be helpful for easing the symptoms of PMS.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Refreshing Bath Tonic

  • 5 green tea bags
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 3 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Place the green tea bags into a bowl. Boil the water then pour over the tea bags. Allow to cool slightly before removing the tea bags. Add the grapeseed or sweet almond oil and the essential oils and mix well. Pour the tonic into a running bath before getting in. This tonic will help to refresh and energise the body and mind.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

HOUSEHOLD BLENDS

Relaxing Room Spray

  • 100ml distilled or filtered water
  • 15 drops orange essential oil
  • 15 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the water and essential oils to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spritz into the air to create a relaxing, calming environment.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 5 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Calming Room Spray

  • 100ml distilled or filtered water
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Add the water and essential oils to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spritz into the air to create a calming environment and encourage a peaceful night’s sleep.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Uplifting Room Spray

  • 100ml distilled or filtered water
  • 15 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil

Directions:

Add the water and essential oils to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spritz into the air to create a joyful atmosphere.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy.

Energising Room Spray

  • 100ml distilled or filtered water
  • 15 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil

Directions:

Add the water and essential oils to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spritz into the air when an energising environment is required.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy. Eucalyptus essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Energising Candle

  • Soy wax flakes
  • 25 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • 25 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Fill a container such as a glass jar or candle tin with soy wax flakes, add them to a clean aluminium tin and repeat once more. Cut a piece of candle wick for each container, ensuring that the wick is at least 4 inches longer than the container. Secure the wick to the bottom of container using a glue dot. Allow the free end of the wick to hang over the side of the container.

Carefully melt the soy wax flakes by placing the aluminium tin in a saucepan of water over a low heat. Remove the wax from the heat and allow it to cool at room temperature for 5 minutes. Stir in the essential oils then pour the mixture into the container.

Centre the free end of the wick and twist it around a wooden skewer or pencil. Allow the wax to set for at least 24 hours before burning. Cut the excess wick so that 1 inch remains visible. This blend will help to energise the mind.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Relaxing Candle

  • Soy wax flakes
  • 30 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Fill a container such as a glass jar or candle tin with soy wax flakes, add them to a clean aluminium tin and repeat once more. Cut a piece of candle wick for each container, ensuring that the wick is at least 4 inches longer than the container. Secure the wick to the bottom of container using a glue dot. Allow the free end of the wick to hang over the side of the container.

Carefully melt the soy wax flakes by placing the aluminium tin in a saucepan of water over a low heat. Remove the wax from the heat and allow it to cool at room temperature for 5 minutes. Stir in the essential oils then pour the mixture into the container.

Centre the free end of the wick and twist it around a wooden skewer or pencil. Allow the wax to set for at least 24 hours before burning. Cut the excess wick so that 1 inch remains visible. This blend will help to relax the mind.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 10 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Uplifting Candle

  • Soy wax flakes
  • 25 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 25 drops of grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Fill a container such as a glass jar or candle tin with soy wax flakes, add them to a clean aluminium tin and repeat once more. Cut a piece of candle wick for each container, ensuring that the wick is at least 4 inches longer than the container. Secure the wick to the bottom of container using a glue dot. Allow the free end of the wick to hang over the side of the container.

Carefully melt the soy wax flakes by placing the aluminium tin in a saucepan of water over a low heat. Remove the wax from the heat and allow it to cool at room temperature for 5 minutes. Stir in the essential oils then pour the mixture into the container.

Centre the free end of the wick and twist it around a wooden skewer or pencil. Allow the wax to set for at least 24 hours before burning. Cut the excess wick so that 1 inch remains visible. This blend will help to lift the mood.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only up to 10 drops of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Ensure the room is well ventilated and that the oils are not inhaled for long periods of time.

Carpet Freshener

  • 1 tub bicarbonate of soda
  • 3-5 drops essential oil of choice such as lavender or peppermint

Directions:

Mix the essential oils and the bicarbonate of soda together and store in a container. Sprinkle onto the carpet and leave for 30-60 minutes before vacuuming.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Take care when using this recipe around children and pets.

Grout Cleaner

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tbsp liquid castile soap
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a container and mix well to form a paste. If necessary, add a small amount of water to loosen the consistency. To use, dip a cloth or scrubbing brush into the paste and scrub the grout before wiping with a damp cloth.

Safety note: take care when using this recipe around children and pets and during pregnancy. Always test an inconspicuous area first and make sure the room is well ventilated.

Floor Cleaner

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 5 litres hot water
  • 1 to 2 tbsp liquid castile soap
  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 25 drops rosemary essential oil

Directions:

In a bucket, combine the vinegar, hot water, castile soap and essential oils. Lavender and rosemary have antimicrobial properties and will help to leave the room smelling fresh and clean.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy. Take care when using this recipe around children and pets and always ensure the room is well ventilated.

Mildew Spray

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 25 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

Combine the white vinegar and tea tree oil in a reusable spray bottle. Spritz onto mould or mildew and let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe away with a damp sponge.

Safety note: take care when using this recipe around children and pets and during pregnancy. Always test an inconspicuous area first and make sure the room is well ventilated.

Surface Spray Cleaner

  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

Place the white vinegar in a clean spray bottle and add the essential oils. Shake well before each use. Spray onto surfaces and wipe with a cloth to clean and refresh the area.

Safety note: take care when using this recipe around children and pets and during pregnancy. Always test an inconspicuous area first and make sure the room is well ventilated.

Toilet Cleaner

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

Combine the vinegar and essential oil in a small spray bottle. Spray the mixture inside the toilet bowl and onto the seat, lid and handle. Leave to sit for several minutes. Sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda inside the toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet brush. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe off the vinegar mixture. The tea tree essential oil will help to kill germs and leave the toilet smelling fresh and clean.

Safety note: take care when using this recipe around children and pets and during pregnancy. Always test an inconspicuous area first and make sure the room is well ventilated.

Natural Laundry Detergent

  • 5-7 soapnut shells
  • 10-20 drops lavender, bergamot or ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Place the soapnut shells into a muslin washbag. Add the essential oils then tie the bag securely. Place the washbag into the drum of the washing machine with the laundry. Wash the laundry as directed by fabric care instructions. Save the used shells as they can be reused up to four more times.

Safety note: take care when using this recipe around children and pets.

Antiseptic Air Freshener

  • 100ml distilled or filtered water
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions:

Add the water and essential oils to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spritz into the air to help cleanse the environment and prevent the spread of germs.

Safety note: take care when using this recipe around children and pets and during pregnancy. Always make sure the room is well ventilated.

MASSAGE BLENDS

Warming Muscle and Joint Blend

  • 50ml grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

Mix the grapeseed or sweet almond oil with the essential oils. Store in a dark glass bottle and massage the blend into the affected areas as needed to help ease muscle and joint pain.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Exercise Preparation Blend

  • 50ml grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

Mix the grapeseed or sweet almond oil with the essential oils. Store in a dark glass bottle and massage the blend into the muscles before exercising to help prevent aches and pains.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

Breathe Easy Blend

  • 20ml grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the grapeseed or sweet almond oil with the essential oils. Store in a dark glass bottle and massage the blend into the chest, neck, back and feet to help relieve congestion.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Digestive Blend

  • 20ml grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 4 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the grapeseed or sweet almond oil with the essential oils. Store in a dark glass bottle and massage the blend into the abdomen to aid digestion.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Relaxing Blend

  • 20ml grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions:

Mix the grapeseed or sweet almond oil with the essential oils. Store in a dark glass bottle and massage into the body to relax the mind and nourish the skin.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be used in the recipe.

Throat Ease Blend

  • 10ml grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops clary sage essential oil

Directions:

Mix the grapeseed or sweet almond oil with the essential oils. Store in a dark glass bottle and massage into the neck and chest to help ease a sore throat.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

PERFUME BLENDS

Calming Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto pulse points. Use this blend to calm the mind.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours after using this blend as bergamot essential oil may cause photosensitivity.

Relaxing Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto pulse points. Use this blend to encourage feelings of deep relaxation.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Avoid consuming alcohol when using this blend as clary sage can exaggerate the effects of the alcohol.

Uplifting Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto pulse points. This blend will help to lift the mood.

Safety note: this blend is safe to use after the first trimester of pregnancy, but only 1 drop of each essential oil should be used in the recipe. Avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours after using this blend as bergamot essential oil may cause photosensitivity.

Energising Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto pulse points. Use this blend to help combat feelings of fatigue.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Refreshing Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 drop lemongrass essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto pulse points. This blend is ideal for helping to keep cool and refresh the mind and body.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Headache Relief Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto the temples and across the forehead to help clear the head and relieve headaches and migraines.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil may interfere with the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies.

Memorise Blend

  • 10ml jojoba oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Mix the jojoba oil with the essential oils. Store in a glass rollerball bottle and dab onto pulse points. Use this blend to help improve the memory.

Safety note: this blend should not be used during pregnancy. Rosemary should be avoided by individuals with epilepsy.

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