Essential Oil Recipes - Bath, Beauty and Personal Care

Whitening Teeth

3 T. baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt (regular salt can be substituted)

Mix these ingredients in a small container with a lid that is wide enough for you to dip our toothbrush into. Then add 6 drops Peppermint and 6 drops Lemon. Put the lid on and shake well. Place on counter and tap top to remove anything clinging to the lid. When you're ready to use it, dip your wet toothbrush into the powder and brush.

Healthy Teeth & Gums Tooth Powder

3 T. white or green clay
1 T. salt

Mix the clay and salt together in a small container with a lid that is wide enough for you to dip the toothbrush into. Then add 6 drops Peppermint, put the lid on and shake well. Place on counter and tap top to remove anything clinging to the lid. When you're ready to use it, dip your wet toothbrush into the powder and brush.

Lavender-Peppermint Soap Recipe

4 ounces clear, solid glycerin
(usually about 3 cubes)
15 drops Lavender
5 drops Peppermint
soap molds
coloring (optional)

Melt glycerin in the microwave (about 40 seconds) or in a double boiler. Pour hot glycerin into the soap molds. Allow it to cool slightly, then drop in the essential oils and coloring. Glycerin blocks and soap molds are available at craft stores. Soap hardens in about one hour.

Safe Mosquito Repellant

5 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Geranium
4 drops Lemon
I drop Peppermint
1 tablespoon Herbal Trim
1/4 teaspoon Massage Oil
1.5 ounces (3 T.) purified water (distilled water is fine)

Pour all ingredients into a 2-ounce spray bottle and shake to blend. Spray on exposed areas of the skin. Reapply every 2 hours. From "Is Your Home Safe?" by Larissa Jones.

Magical Disappearing Bath Oil

Nourish your skin with this amazing bath oil that mixes into your bath water and leaves you soft, moisturized, and fragrant.

1/2 cup Massage Oil
1/8 cup vegetable glycerin
1/8 cup castile soap
8 drops Bergamot
6 drops Rosemary
3 drops Patchouli
3 drops Peppermint

Combine ingredients in a large, glass measuring cup for easy mixing and pouring. Mix with a wire whisk until ingredients are thoroughly blended. Store in a container with a narrow neck, so it will be easy to pour into your bath. Use half this mixture for one bath. From "The Aromatherapy Recipe Guide" by Larissa Jones.

Fragrant Skin Rejuvenating Spritzer

Has the healing benefits of essential oils and green tea's antioxidant properties for your skin. Add 1 Green Tea Bag or 1 capsule Green Tea Extract to 1 cup of boiling water and allow to brew for five minutes. Remove tea bag if you used one. Add preferred essential oils from below. Pour into an 8-ounce pump spray bottle and store in the refrigerator. Mist lightly on face and body to refresh, cool and rejuvenate skin.

Vitality Blend

2 drops each of Lemon and Peppermint essential oils

Calming Blend

2 drops each of Lavender and Chamomile essential oils

Dry Chapped Skin

Make a skin moisturizer using 40 drops of Lavender to four (4) ounces of any carrier or massage oil.

Use daily on problem skin areas. Lavender is very healing and is used in burn clinics in Europe.

Jasmine Perfume Recipe

1 drop Jasmine
2 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Ylang Ylang
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Massage Oil
1 Roll-on Bottle

Blend and apply to pulse points.

Bath Salts

Bath salts are invigorating when used as a body scrub or added to the tub. They open pores, allowing the skin to absorb healing trace minerals and vitamins. Rosemary stimulates circulation and clears the mind.

Place the following ingredients in a plastic bag and knead together till well blended.

1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup baking powder
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
6 drops Rosemary essential oil

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to running bath water or use as a body scrub.

Mouth Wash for Gingivitis

3 drops Thyme
2 drops Eucalyptus
3 drops Chamomile
3 drops Peppermint

Dilute Essential Oils in 1 teaspoon of Brandy and add mixture to a glass of warm water. Swish well around the mouth and don't swallow. Then add 3 drops of Chamomile and 2 drops of Lavender into 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera Gel and rub some over the gums.

Recipe from "The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy" by Valerie Ann Worwood

Showering and Shower Gel

Put 1 or 2 drops of favored or appropriate essential oil for therapeutic benefits on wash cloth and rub your body with it while showering. Use Sunshine Concentrate with your favorite essential oil as a pH balanced shower gel - great for your skin. Lavender is a great choice for bedtime showers and healing to the skin. Rosemary is good for oily skin. Lemon is great for a perky wake-up in the morning - promotes alertness and mental clarity.

Foot and Toenail Fungus

Mix 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil and 1 drop of Lavender Oil in your palm and spread it between the toes and around the nails.

For the rest of the feet, mix 5 drops Tea Tree Oil and 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil in 1 teaspoon of Massage Oil (or olive oil) and rub on the feet morning and night. Keep the feet dry and use only cotton or wool socks.

Lice Remover

8 drops Geranium Essential Oil
7 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil

This formula helps kill lice and nourish the hair and scalp. Mix and massage the entire formula vigorously into the hair and scalp before bedtime. Wrap a towel around the head with plastic cap if possible, and leave on overnight. Repeat nightly until all lice are gone. (From "500 Formulas for Aromatherapy" by Carol & David Schiller)

Rosemary Lavender Milk Bath

½ Cup powdered buttermilk
½ cup nonfat powdered milk
¾ cup fine sea salt
½ cup Dead Sea salt
25 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops wild rosemary essential oil
Combine essential oils with fine sea salt in a glass bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to distribute oils evenly through the salt. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Store in a glass container. Use about 1/3 cup of the mixture for each bath. Add dried lavender for additional color. This recipe makes bath salts for 6 or 7 baths.