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Essential Oil Recipes

Balancing

Back Rub Blend

Ingredients

30 drops German Chamomile Precious Essential?
10 drops 
Roman chamomile precious essential oil
6 drops 
peppermint essential oil
4 drops 
wintergreen essential oil
2 drops 
clove essential oil

Directions

Rub this at the base of the back and down through the buttocks and as far down as you feel the irritation from the sciatica.

Benefits

Balancing

 

Balancing Citrus and Spice Aromatherapy Air Freshener

The bright scent of citrus and spice can melt the feelings of lethargy that often accompany winter. The uplifting aroma of this spicy citrus blend is reminiscent of a clove-studded orange.

Ingredients

32 ounces water
1/2 teaspoon 
sweet orange essential oil
1/2 teaspoon 
clove bud essential oil
1/2 teaspoon 
cinnamon essential oil

Directions

Mix oils and water in a 32-ounce mister bottle. Shake well and use to mist the air throughout your home.

Benefits

Balancing

 

Calming Vanilla Massage for Infants

Ingredients

1 teaspoon unscented massage cream
4 drops 
Vanilla Precious Essential?

Directions

Combine cream and oil. Use to gently massage baby.

Benefits

Balancing

 

Cooling Foot Cream

After a therapeutic soak and scrub, rinse feet well and follow up with a delightful foot massage using this cooling cream.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce melted beeswax
4 ounces 
sweet almond oil or 3 ounces chamomile tea
3 ounces warm
mint tea or 3 ounces warm chamomile tea
21 drops 
lavender essential oil
9 drops 
peppermint essential oil
6 drops 
spearmint essential oil

Directions

Melt the beeswax and almond oil together in a double boiler. Add the warm tea to the wax and oil mixture in a thin stream, whisking vigorously. Remove the mixture from heat and immerse the bowl in a cool water bath to make the cream congeal, again whisking vigorously. As the cream begins to form, add the essential oils, drop by drop, and whisk them into the mixture.

Benefits

Balancing

Exotic Island Potpourri

Ylang ylang is a fun addition to this Exotic Island Potpourri.

Ingredients

1 cup dried orange or  lemon peel
1 cup 
bay leaves
1 cup 
whole allspice
1 cup 
cinnamon sticks
20 drops ylang ylang essential oil
20 drops 
mandarin orange essential oil
15 drops 
cinnamon essential oil
4 drops vetiver essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a covered container. Store the container for three weeks, shaking periodically to distribute the aroma.
Display the potpourri in a decorative container.
Sprinkle the potpourri with more essential oils to renew the fragrance as needed.

Benefits

Balancing

Forest Fresh Room Spray

Here's a fresh, natural room spray with odor-fighting properties and purifying action.

Ingredients

4 ounces water
4 drops 
tangerine essential oil
10 drops 
fir needle essential oil
10 drops 
pine essential oil

Directions

Mix oils and water in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously and mist rooms throughout your home.

Benefits

Balancing

Freshen Up Formula

Ingredients

6 drops rose absolute essential oil
3 drops 
lavender essential oil
1 drop 
vanilla essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
Bacteria causes odor. This perfect, gentle combination of antibacterial oils can be applied to areas of the body where some of the most offensive odors occur and linger.

Benefits

Balancing 

Furniture Oil

A natural and aromatic solution for dusting wooden furniture and floors.

Ingredients

4 ounces jojoba oil
12 drops 
lemon essential oil
4 drops 
lemongrass essential oil
8 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Combine jojoba and essential oils in a spray bottle. Shake and apply lightly to wood surfaces or onto dusting cloth and wipe.

Benefits

Balancing


Geranium Balancing Aromatherapy Blend

The balancing effect that geranium oil has on our emotions is often utilized in aromatherapy. Though geranium is distilled from leaves, its aroma and effects are comparable to floral oils, such as rose and lavender. Humans are drawn to floral aromas because their pleasant scents can be uplifting and gently inspiring -- or evoke a sense of calm and tranquility.

Ingredients

35 drops geranium essential oil
35 drops 
lavender essential oil
20 drops 
bergamot essential oil
10 drops 
rose essential oil

Directions

Combine all of the oils. Put six drops of the oil blend and one ounce of water into an aromatherapy lamp. Gently diffuse the relaxing aroma during times of stress.

We Suggest

Tip: For a more immediate release of this tranquil blend, try dispensing it from a spray mister.

Benefits

Balancing

Geranium Tonifying Cream

Geranium skin preparations are gently astringent, opening pores and clearing oily complexions. A tonifying cream containing geranium oil makes a nourishing moisturizer and makeup remover.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce beeswax
3 ounces 
jojoba oil
1 ounce 
rosehip seed oil
3 ounces distilled water
15 drops 
geranium essential oil
10 drops 
carrot seed oil
10 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Heat the wax, jojoba and rosehip seed oils in a double boiler until the wax melts. Add the water gradually while whisking the mixture into a creamy emulsion. Continue whisking until the cream cools, incorporating the essential oils.
Store in a tightly closed container.

Benefits

Balancing

Lavender Balancing Aromatherapy Blend

Lavender is one of the most adaptable essential oils for creating aromatherapy blends or fragrances. It adapts well to rich floral oils like rose otto or strong herbaceous oils like camphoraceous rosemary. The aromatherapy benefits of lavender are equally adaptable. The addition of lavender can make a rich, sedative, floral blend more refreshing and uplifting, and it can make an invigorating, herbaceous blend more soothing.

Ingredients

7 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops 
bergamot essential oil
1 drop 
patchouli essential oil
1 drop 
juniper berry essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients.
Use this balancing aromatherapy blend in the bath (5 to 10 drops per bath), a spray mister (10 drops per ounce of distilled water), or an aromatherapy lamp.

Benefits

Balancing

Luxurious Foot Bath

The sensitive skin and tissues of the feet contain many nerves and blood vessels that readily absorb the healing effects of essential oils and carry them throughout the body. A foot massage can be easily performed on oneself and is a perfect stress-reducing activity.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salts
1 tablespoon sodium bicarbonate or 1 tablespoon 
baking soda
1 tablespoon 
French white clay powder
8 drops 
lavender oil
4 drops 
rose oil
4 drops cedarwood oil
2 drops 
patchouli oil
2  gallons of hot water
1 tablespoon 
rose petals
1 tablespoon 
lavender flowers

Directions

Combine dry ingredients. Add the essential oils and mix evenly.
Dissolve the mixture into a large basin containing two gallons of hot water. Sprinkle flowers into basin and soak feet for as long as desired.

Benefits

Balancing

Oily Hair Treatment

Red cedarwood oil is strongly astringent and makes an excellent treatment for oily hair.

Ingredients

3 drops cedarwood essential oil
2 drops 
rosemary essential oil
1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

Combine oils.
Gently massage this mixture into the hair before shampooing.

Benefits

Balancing

Patchouli Personal Essence

This recipe will produce a distinctive and adaptable bodynote for a personal essence.

Ingredients

10 drops bergamot essential oil
4 drops 
rose essential oil
6 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.

We Suggest

The rich, floral aroma can be lightened with the addition of complementary topnotes like lavender or lemon. The rose heart of the essence can be developed into a more complex floral note with the addition of neroli or jasmine. Clove and cinnamon will produce a spicier fragrance.

Benefits

Balancing

Red Cedarwood Perfume

Cedarwood can impart a subtle, woody balance and longer life to the powerful floral aroma of rose otto and rose absolute.

Ingredients

30 drops rose essential oil
20 drops cedarwood essential oil
20 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
20 drops 
myrrh essential oil
10 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
Dilute 5 drops of this richly scented blend in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, and use as a perfume.

Benefits

Balancing

Scalp Rescue

Ingredients

2 ounces unscented massage cream
3 drops 
rose otto essential oil
5 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Benefits

Balancing

Skin Saver

Ingredients

1 drop carrot seed essential oil
1 drop 
German Chamomile Precious Essential?
3 drops 
rose otto precious essential oil

Directions

Wash hands and face thoroughly. Drop each essential oil into the palm of your hand. Liberally massage into the face and neck, concentrating on dry patches.

We Suggest

Dry skin can impede the penetration of essential oils, so, if possible, exfoliate the skin before use. This will help slough off dead, dry skin and expose fresh, clear skin.

Benefits

Balancing

Super Fun Creamy Sickle Scent for Kids

Ingredients

4 drops Vanilla Precious Essential?
1 drop 
sweet orange essential oil

Directions

Blend oils together in a small plastic container or directly in the palm of the hand. Dab on the wrists, the neck, or behind the ears. Or blend into Aura Cacia's Unscented Body Massage Cream and use as a lotion.

Benefits

Balancing 

Uplifting Bath and Body Oil

Versatile aromatherapy for a luxurious bath or natural skin nourishment

Ingredients

3 ounces grapeseed oil
1 ounce 
apricot kernel oil
9 drops 
geranium essential oil
9 drops 
lavender essential oil
6 drops 
lemongrass essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons in bath. Or apply as a nourishing body oil to damp skin after showering.

Benefits

Balancing

Wintertime Aromatherapy Blend

A wonderful combination of winter-season oils like pine and fir needle are sweetened with fruity bergamot and juniper berry to create an indispensable aroma with therapeutic and aesthetic properties.

Ingredients

10 drops cedarwood essential oil
25 drops 
bergamot orange essential oil
15 drops 
fir needle essential oil
30 drops 
juniper berry essential oil
20 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Combine ingredients.
For an emotionally strengthening, muscle-warming massage oil, dilute 12 drops of this blend in 3 ounces of vegetable oil.
To diffuse in the air, place 1/4 cup water and 10 drops of the blend in a candle lamp. Or simply add 10 drops to a terracotta ornament-style diffuser.

Benefits

Balancing

Centering

 

Eucalyptus Spiritually Energizing Blend

Small amounts of eucalyptus oil skillfully blended with uplifting, gently inspiring oils such as bergamot, lemon and lavender, support and activate transcendent, as opposed to deeply reflective, meditative inner work.

Ingredients

30 drops bergamot essential oil
50 drops 
lemon essential oil
20 drops 
lemon eucalyptus essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
Add 10 to 15 drops of this blend to 1/4 cup distilled water, and place the mixture in an aromatherapy candle diffuser lamp. The gentle diffusion created by a flickering candle lamp is very effective in spiritual aromatherapy work.

Benefits

Centering


Focusing Temple Massage

Use this massage blend to facilitate creative work and to enhance concentration.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
3 drops 
clary sage essentil oil
3 drops 
bergamot essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.
Place 1 or two drops of the mixture on your fingertips and gently massage your temples. Close your eyes as the warm, sweet aroma of the blend penetrates; envision the creative work before you.

Benefits

Centering

Foot Soak

Ingredients

10 drops Frankincense Precious Essential?
2 drops 
peppermint essential oil
2 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Combine ingredients. Add blend to a bowl of water big enough to soak your feet.

We Suggest

This blend provides an especially nice foot massage when added to Aura Cacia's Unscented Body Massage Cream.

Benefits

Centering

Harmonious Energy Flow Massage Blend

An aromatherapy blend inspired by the traditional Chinese can evoke a feeling of gentle clarity and inspire the harmonious flow of emotional energy. It uses oils with balancing and mildly energizing aromas.

Ingredients

28 drops patchouli essential oil
28 drops 
lavender essential oil
29 drops 
bergamot essential oil
10 drops 
clary sage essential oil
5 drops 
rosemary essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.

Add three drops of this blend to 1 ounce vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.

Benefits

Centering

Meditative Candle Lamp Diffusion

This rich, frankincense- and myrrh-based blend is well suited to the spiritual renewal and meditation that accompany winter. Its rich, sweet aroma is meditative and relaxing.

Ingredients

1/4 cup water
3 drops 
lemon essential oil
3 drops 
frankincense essential oil
3 drops 
myrrh essential oil
 Candle aromatherapy lamp

Directions

Place water and oils in a candle aromatherapy lamp. Light candle.

Benefits

Centering

Energizing

 

Air Purifying & Deodorizing Room Spray

Utilize the cleansing and disinfecting benefits of essential oils AND enjoy a pure aromatherapy experience with this all natural air freshener.

Ingredients

4 ounces water
16 drops 
lemon essential oil
6 drops 
red thyme essential oil or  white thyme essential oil
2 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Combine water and oils in a 4-ounce spray bottle. Shake vigorously and mist stale room air.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Basil Refreshing and Rejuvenating Basil Aromatherapy Blend

The fresh, sweet aroma of this blend helps relieve the physical and emotional fatigue associated with stress. The spicy green basil nuance also inspires clarity and positive thinking.

Ingredients

35 drops basil essential oil
35 drops 
bergamot essential oil
5 drops 
eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops 
lavender essential oil
15 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Combine 12 drops of the blend with 1/4 cup distilled water and diffuse it into the air using a candle aromatherapy lamp.

Benefits

Energizing

Emotional Release Blend

The delectable aroma of grapefruit has a pronounced impact on the senses and emotions. In aromatherapy applications, grapefruit is refreshing, cheering, slightly euphoria-inducing and slightly energizing. Grapefruit's sweet and familiar aroma can evoke warm feelings that melt sour dispositions. Grapefruit is a "releasing" oil -- so personalities that tend to harbor resentment or keep emotions bottled up can benefit from inhaling this oil.

Ingredients

90 drops grapefruit oil essential oil
5 drops 
bergamot essential oil
5 drops 
rose otto essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
Mix six drops of this blend with one ounce of water, and diffuse in an aromatherapy lamp for an emotional rescue.

Benefits

Energizing

Energizing Liquid Shower Soap

A vigorous, aromatic shower featuring energizing essential oils is a great way to wake up to the work day. This recipe is especially effective in the midst of a strenuous work week, to combat yesterday's fatigue and prepare for today's challenges.

Ingredients

4 ounces unscented liquid soap
14 drops 
cypress essential oil
8 drops 
lavender essential oil
2 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Mix oils and liquid soap and use anytime you need an energizing boost.

Benefits

Energizing

Eucalyptus Massage Oil

Aromatherapy applications rely on the activating, vitalizing and energizing actions inspired by eucalyptus. An activating eucalyptus massage oil is effective for sore and aching muscles.

Ingredients

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops 
lavender essential oil
5 drops 
peppermint essential oil
20 drops 
rosewood essential oil
5 drops 
wintergreen essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.
Add no more than 36 drops of this blend to 3 ounces of sweet almond oil. Shake briefly. Massage a small amount into tired, achy muscles and joints.

Benefits

Energizing

Eucalyptus Workout Spritzer

This activating formula is great to carry in the gym. Whenever a workout routine needs a little boost, simply spritz your face lightly and inhale the fresh, invigorating aroma.

Ingredients

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
40 drops 
lavender essential oil
20 drops 
lemon essential oil
10 drops petitgrain essential oil
10 dash 
spearmint essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.
Add no more than 36 drops of this blend to 3 ounces of distilled water. Shake vigorously and add to a bottle with a spray atomizer attachment. Be sure to shake the bottle before each application.

We Suggest

Not only is this blend inspiring, it also combats locker room odor.

Benefits

Energizing

Foresty Fresh Aromatherapy Blend

This blend's balsamic, evergreen fragrance and sweet citrus-woody undertone provide refreshing and uplifting aromatherapy benefits.

Ingredients

37 drops fir needle essential oil
33 drops 
tangerine essential oil
10 drops 
juniper berry essential oil
20 drops cedarwood essential oil

Directions

Mix essential oils in a 22-ounce spray bottle filled with water. (Shake bottle before spraying.)
Tip: Wipe windows with crumpled newspapers to impart shine.

Benefits

Energizing

Freshening Window Cleaner

Utilize the cleaning and disinfecting benefits of essential oils AND enjoy a pure aromatherapy experience.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons vinegar
12 drops 
lemon essential oil

Directions

Mix vinegar and essential oil in a 22- to 32-ounce spray bottle. Fill with water and use as a window cleaner. Tip: Shake bottle before spraying. Wipe windows with crumpled newspapers to impart shine.

Benefits

Energizing

Mineral Bath

Try this recipe for creating an emotionally uplifting and skin-soothing citrus & herbal scented bath. Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons 
baking soda
2 tablespoons powdered oatmeal
8 drops 
tangerine essential oil
8 drops 
lavender essential oil
8 drops 
chamomile essential oil

Directions

Mix dry ingredients, sprinkle with oils and mix until fully incorporated. Add desired amount to bath water.
Add 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk to enhance skin nourishing.

Benefits

Energizing

Mouth Freshening Gargle

Ingredients

2 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop 
myrrh essential oil
1 drop 
tea tree oil

Directions

Combine oils and blend with a small amount of milk (rice, soy, dairy, hemp, almond, etc.). (Water is okay, but the fat in the milk acts as a buffer and effectively distributes the oils.)
Use to gargle or swish in the mouth for approximately 60 seconds several times each day. Continue as necessary.
Take care not to swallow!

We Suggest

One or two drops of thyme or oregano essential oil can be added to this blend. Be careful, however, as some find these oils to be somewhat irritating.

Benefits

Energizing

Oily Skin Facial Mask

This natural facial mask relies on thel astringency of essential oils to help dissolve excess oil. Cornmeal provides a gentle buffing action to remove dead skin cells, while ground almonds provide a non-drying, soap-free cleansing action.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons white cornmeal
3 tablespoons freshly ground raw almond meal
10 drops 
lavender essential oil
5 drops 
bergamot essential oil
3 drops 
clary sage essential oil
2 to 3 tablespoons water

Directions

Mix corn and almond meal with essential oils. Gradually add water until a creamy paste forms.
Apply to skin in gentle, circular buffing motion. Allow to dry and tighten. Rinse with lukewarm water, then pat dry.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Outdoor Lotion

Ingredients

1 cup sweet almond oil or  apricot kernel oil
3/4 ounce 
beeswax
1 cup lukewarm water-based liquid like green tea, hydrosol, rainwater or aloe juice
28 drops 
lemon eucalyptus essential oil
6 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
grapefruit essential oil
2 drops 
geranium essential oil

Directions

Add beeswax to oil in a Pyrex cup or bowl. Place in a hot water bath. Heat until melted. Allow the mixture to cool.
Place the water-based liquid in a blender. When the temperatures of the oil and water are comparable, turn on the blender and add the oil in a thin stream. Blend until a cream develops. Blend in the essential oils and store in a jar in the refrigerator.

We Suggest

A pinch of Sodium Borate (Borax) dissolved in the water prior to blending will help emulsify the mixture and prevent separation.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

 

Purifying & Energizing Workout Mist

Boost your motivation and energy during your next workout with an energizing blend.

Ingredients

4 ounces water
8 drops 
lemon essential oil
8 drops 
peppermint essential oil
5 drops 
rosemary essential oil
 spray bottle

Directions

Combine water and oils in spray bottle. Shake well and use as an air freshener or to purify exercise equipment. Or spray into your workout towel.

Benefits

Energizing

Refreshing Eau de Cologne Mist

Aromatherapists use rosemary's briskly energizing aroma to combat nervous exhaustion and fatigue. This effect can be so powerful that rosemary is not recommended for use by people with epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Ingredients

8 ounces distilled water
12 drops 
bergamot essential oil
12 drops 
lemon essential oil
6 drops 
rosemary essential oil
5 drops 
lavender essential oil
5 drops petitgrain essential oil

Directions

Pour this mixture into a bottle with a spray atomizer attachment. Shake the bottle vigorously and mist over exposed skin.

Benefits

Energizing

Revitalizing Foot Soak

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salts
1 tablespoon sodium bicarbonate or  
baking soda
1 tablespoon 
French white clay powder
12 drops 
lavender essential oil
2 drops 
peppermint essential oil
1 drop 
spearmint essential oil

Directions

Combine dry ingredients. Add oils and mix evenly.
Add to a warm water bath tub or foot soak tub.

Benefits

Energizing

Shop 'til You Drop Blend

Ingredients

2 ounces carrier oil or  unscented massage cream
3 drops 
peppermint essential oil
2 drops 
sweet orange essential oil
1 drop 
clove essential oil
1 drop 
wintergreen essential oil

Directions

We Suggest

When you get home from shopping, mix the same oils but substitute the massage cream for the Aura Cacia Body Polish.

Benefits

Energizing

Stimulating Blend

Ingredients

10 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops 
eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops 
ginger essential oil
3 drops 
sweet orange essential oil

Directions

Combine ingredients. Use for inhalation.

We Suggest

To use on the skin, add two or more ounces of carrier oil or unscented massage cream.

Benefits

Energizing

Purifying Toilet Bowl Cleanser

Utilize the cleaning benefits of essential oils AND enjoy a pure aromatherapy experience.

Ingredients

18 ounces water
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
4 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
tea tree
4 drops 
lemon essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a 22-ounce spray bottle. Spray toilet bowl, scrub with brush, and flush.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Refreshing Eau de Cologne Mist

Aromatherapists use rosemary's briskly energizing aroma to combat nervous exhaustion and fatigue. This effect can be so powerful that rosemary is not recommended for use by people with epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Ingredients

8 ounces distilled water
12 drops 
bergamot essential oil
12 drops 
lemon essential oil
6 drops 
rosemary essential oil
5 drops 
lavender essential oil
5 drops petitgrain essential oil

Directions

Pour this mixture into a bottle with a spray atomizer attachment. Shake the bottle vigorously and mist over exposed skin.

Benefits

Energizing

Revitalizing Foot Soak

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salts
1 tablespoon sodium bicarbonate or  
baking soda
1 tablespoon 
French white clay powder
12 drops 
lavender essential oil
2 drops 
peppermint essential oil
1 drop 
spearmint essential oil

Directions

Combine dry ingredients. Add oils and mix evenly.
Add to a warm water bath tub or foot soak tub.

Benefits

Energizing

Shop 'til You Drop Blend

Ingredients

2 ounces carrier oil or  unscented massage cream
3 drops 
peppermint essential oil
2 drops 
sweet orange essential oil
1 drop 
clove essential oil
1 drop 
wintergreen essential oil

Directions

We Suggest

When you get home from shopping, mix the same oils but substitute the massage cream for the Aura Cacia Body Polish.

Benefits

Energizing

Stimulating Blend

Ingredients

10 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops 
eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops 
ginger essential oil
3 drops 
sweet orange essential oil

Directions

Combine ingredients. Use for inhalation.

We Suggest

To use on the skin, add two or more ounces of carrier oil or unscented massage cream.

Benefits

Energizing

Summertime Body Mist

Summertime activities like picnics, camping, gardening and outdoor vacations, call for this protecting and healing aromatherapy body mist.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon plain vinegar or herb-infused vinegar (lavender, rose, peppermint, etc.)
8 drops 
lemon eucalyptus essential oil
8 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
grapefruit essential oil
4 drops 
geranium essential oil
24 ounces cool, freshly brewed
green tea
2 ounces aloe gel or extract

Directions

Place vinegar in a spray-mister bottle. Add the essential oils and shake. Add green tea and aloe. Cap and use to mist airspace around outdoor activities as well as skin after a day spent in the sun.
Always shake well before use.

Benefits

 

Summertime Room Spray

This blend will freshen your house with the aroma of a perfect summer day. It combines bergamot with other oils that are evocative of summertime.

Ingredients

4 ounces water
 Small spray bottle
8 drops 
bergamot essential oil
8 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Combine oils and water in spray bottle. Shake well and liberally mist room air throughout your home

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Sweet Clarity Blend

Many aromatherapy blends formulated to be energizing can be a bit too brisk and overpowering. But this blend combines oils that yield an energizing benefit with sweetly scented ones, making a combination that's pleasant and uplifting. This blend is wonderful inhaled directly from the bottle or diffused when studying for a test or sitting through a long meeting.

Ingredients

20 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops 
spearmint essential oil
35 drops lavandin essential oil
25 drops 
lemon essential oil

Directions

Combine oils. Use for inhalation or in a room diffuser.

We Suggest

Make a Consternation Massage by adding 3 drops of the Sweet Clarity blend to 1 ounce of sweet almond vegetable oil. Apply a few drops of this mixture to the fingertips and gently massage the temples during times of stress and confusion.

Benefits

Energizing

Uplifting Lemon Blend

This balanced blend of inspiring and relaxing oils can have a gently uplifting effect on the emotions.

Ingredients

20 drops lemon essential oil
20 drops 
tangerine essential oil
25 drops neroli essential oil
35 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Combine oils. Place a few drops on a handkerchief whenever a little emotional boost is needed. Or use the blend in an aromatherapy lamp or diffuser.

Benefits

Energizing

Passion

 

Amyris Sensual Touch Massage Oil

Ingredients

5 drops amyris essential oil
3 drops 
jasmine absolute essential
2 drops 
Mandarin orange essential oil
3 drops 
Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil

Directions

Mix essential oils and sweet almond oil. Dispense into palm of hand. Apply in a gentle massage over entire body.

Benefits

Passion

Cocoa Butter Wintertime Body Moisturizer

Fair Trade guarantees that the growers of Aura Cacia's cocoa butter get a fair price for their product, while you end up with guilt-free, natural body care. Aura Cacia Fair Trade Cocoa Butter is minimally refined, so it retains all of the luxurious aroma and skin-moisturizing nutrients of the cocoa bean.

Ingredients

1  container Aura Cacia Fair Trade cocoa butter
2 cups 
sweet almond oil
1 1/2 teaspoons 
Vanilla Precious Essential?

Directions

Place cocoa butter in freezer for 10 minutes until it pops out of the container easily, then place in a saucepan and melt over gentle heat. Add sweet almond oil and continue heating just until liquid has clarified. Remove from heat and stir in Vanilla Precious Essential? oil. Let cool into a salve-like cream.

Use as an all-over body moisturizer.

We Suggest

For a creamier consistency, try whipping the mixture during the cool-down phase.

Benefits

Passion, Purifying

Fizzing Jasmine Bath Brew

Ingredients

3 tablespoons baking soda
3 tablespoons 
sea salt (table grind)
2 tablespoons citric acid granules or crushed vitamin C tablets
1 cup fresh white rose petals
10 drops 
sweet orange essential oil
6 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
3 drops 
jasmine absolute essential oil

Directions

Combine dry ingredients and sprinkle mix with essential oils. Add all ingredients to a tub of very warm water.

We Suggest

Enhance this luxurious bath brew with a cup of whole milk or a tablespoon of skin-nourishing jojoba oil.
Add a natural, unscented bubble bath if desired.

Benefits

Passion

Love Potion Mist

Make your own all-natural body mists to spritz your face (remember to close your eyes), your hands and arms, your feet, or anywhere else to evoke the mood you desire.

Ingredients

6 drops ylang ylang essential oil
5 drops 
rose absolute essential oil
1 drop 
clove bud essential oil

Directions

Add essential oils to a cup of water in a non-plastic mister. Essential oils float on water, so don't forget to shake well before each use.

Benefits

Passion

Lovers Massage

Create a sensory experience by combining aromatherapy with an erotic massage. Create the following blend to entice desire and inspire romance.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon 
sweet almond or  apricot kernel oil
10 drops 
rose absolute essential oil
7 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Find a warm, cozy place free from interruptions and take turns massaging with your partner.

Benefits

Passion

Rose Absolute Sensual Perfume Oil

Ingredients

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon 
jojoba oil
10 drops 
rose absolute essential oil
7 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Mix oils and store in a small glass vial. Massage a drop or two into pulse points.

Benefits

Passion

Rose Anointing Oil

Ingredients

1 ounce grapeseed or 1 ounce jojoba oil
3 drops 
rose otto essential oil or 3 drops rose absolute essential oil
3 drops 
mandarin or 3 drops sweet orange essential oil
1 drop 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Combine oils. Dab this evocative essence on pulse points, over the heart or the solar plexus, or upon the third eye of the forehead.

Benefits

Passion


Purifying

 

Cocoa Butter Wintertime Body Moisturizer

Fair Trade guarantees that the growers of Aura Cacia's cocoa butter get a fair price for their product, while you end up with guilt-free, natural body care. Aura Cacia Fair Trade Cocoa Butter is minimally refined, so it retains all of the luxurious aroma and skin-moisturizing nutrients of the cocoa bean.

Ingredients

1  container Aura Cacia Fair Trade cocoa butter
2 cups 
sweet almond oil
1 1/2 teaspoons 
Vanilla Precious Essential?

Directions

Place cocoa butter in freezer for 10 minutes until it pops out of the container easily, then place in a saucepan and melt over gentle heat. Add sweet almond oil and continue heating just until liquid has clarified. Remove from heat and stir in Vanilla Precious Essential? oil. Let cool into a salve-like cream.
Use as an all-over body moisturizer.

We Suggest

For a creamier consistency, try whipping the mixture during the cool-down phase.

Benefits

Passion, Purifying

Cooling & Purifying Foot Massage

The combination of nourishing tamanu and essential oils will cool and purify tired feet after a long day.

Ingredients

1 ounce organic tamanu oil
6 drops 
tea tree essential oil
6 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Add essential oils to bottle of tamanu oil. Mix well. Massage thoroughly into feet and toes, concentrating on pressure points.

Benefits

Purifying

Refreshing

 

Air Clarifying Diffusion

Ingredients

3 drops basil essential oil
3 drops 
thyme essential oil
10 drops 
lemon essential oil

Directions

DO NOT INGEST!

In a small glass (a shot glass, glass ramekin or glass measuring device works well) blend the recommended oils. Drop into your favorite diffuser or humidifier, or simply breathe deeply directly from your blending glass. Be very careful not to get on the hands or skin, as it could be quite irritating.

When finished with the blend, simply set the glass aside in a place that is out of the reach of children. The oils will continue to volatize, and the aroma will be useful and enjoyed for hours. You may also choose to empty the oils into a sink, bathtub, or shower, where they will continue to volatize until they are washed down the drain. Natural diffusers in your household?such as pinecones, dark carpets, and pillows?are also excellent choices.

Benefits

Refreshing

Air Purifying & Deodorizing Room Spray

Utilize the cleansing and disinfecting benefits of essential oils AND enjoy a pure aromatherapy experience with this all natural air freshener.

Ingredients

4 ounces water
16 drops 
lemon essential oil
6 drops 
red thyme essential oil or  white thyme essential oil
2 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Combine water and oils in a 4-ounce spray bottle. Shake vigorously and mist stale room air.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Chest Rub

Ingredients

1 to 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop 
peppermint essential oil
 
small amount of the massage cream

Directions

Mix oils and cream together in the palm of your hand, and rub on before going to bed.

Benefits

Refreshing

Clarifying Study Blend

The mental clarity that this powerful blend inspires may help you recall the important details needed to ace a test or shine at your next presentation.

Ingredients

9 drops rosemary essential oil
13 drops 
lemon essential oil
2 drops 
cypress essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.

Try brief inhalations of the blend while committing facts and figures to memory, and again while trying to recall the information

Benefits

Refreshing

Comforting Winter Blend

Ingredients

5 drops bay essential oil
5 drops 
fennel seed essential oil
10 drops 
anise essential oil

Directions

Not to be ingested!

In a small glass (a shot glass, glass ramekin or glass measuring device works well) blend the recommended oils. Drop into your favorite diffuser or humidifier, or simply breathe deeply directly from your blending glass. Be very careful not to get on the hands or skin, as it could be quite irritating.

When finished with the blend, simply set the glass aside in a place that is out of the reach of children. The oils will continue to volatize, and the aroma will be useful and enjoyed for hours. You may also choose to empty the oils into a sink, bathtub, or shower, where they will continue to volatize until they are washed down the drain. Natural diffusers in your household?such as pinecones, dark carpets, and pillows?are also excellent choices.

Benefits

Refreshing

Energizing Rosemary Hair Oil

Rosemary oil acts as an astringent and will help regulate or decrease oily secretions of the hair folicles. For this reason rosemary hair care preparations are often used by people with greasy hair and dandruff.

Ingredients

3 ounces virgin olive oil
5 drops 
rosemary essential oil
5 drops 
lavender essential oil
2 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Gently massage a few drops of this mixture into the scalp and throughout the hair. This will impart a fragrant, moisturizing sheen.

Benefits

Refreshing

Eucalyptus Steamer

Ingredients

1 to 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1  bowl of steaming water
1  large towel

Directions

Add the eucalyptus to the steaming water. Lean over the bowl. Pull the towel over the head and the bowl (like a tent). Keep eyes closed and breathe deeply.

Benefits

Refreshing

Foot Fetish

Ingredients

15 drops Sandalwood Precious Essential?
5 drops 
rose absolute essential oil
1 drop 
sweet orange essential oil
1 drop 
vanilla precious essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Massage into the feet just before putting on clean socks.

You can also add this blend to 4 to 6 ounces of water in a spray bottle, and use to spray to your shoes. These oils are antibacterial and antifungal and will make even the stinkiest shoes smell good.

Benefits

Refreshing

Jojoba-Based Perfume Oil

The jojoba-oil base of this perfume oil won?t dry or irritate the skin like the alcohol used in regular fragrances.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons jojoba essential oil
3 drops ylang ylang or  
jasmine absolute oil
3 drops 
lemon essential oil
3 drops 
sandalwood essential oil

Directions

Combine jojoba and essential oils in a small bottle. Dab mixture onto pulse points.

Benefits

Refreshing

Lemon Skin Brightener

Lemon oil is astringent and detoxifying and is therefore great for blemishes associated with oily skin. Lemon oil also has rejuvenating properties and will brighten dull skin.

Ingredients

3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops 
lavender essential oil
3 tablespoons distilled water

Directions

Combine all ingredients.

Use a soft cotton ball to gently massage this mixture into the skin after cleansing. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Benefits

Refreshing

Lemongrass Skin Tonic

Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire. The tall tropical grass fills this tall order beautifully.

Ingredients

6 drops lavender essential oil
1 drop 
clary sage essential oil
1 drop 
chamomile essential oil
4 drops 
lemongrass essential oil
2 ounces distilled water

Directions

Add the essential oils to the distilled water, then pour into a spritzer bottle. Close your eyes, and mist your skin. Keep this in the refrigerator, and you'll have a cooling, refreshing lift.

Benefits

Refreshing

Medieval Magik

Ingredients

100 drops Medieval Mix
50 drops 
lemon essential oil
3 ounces water

Directions

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. Use as a refreshing air spray.

Benefits

Refreshing

Muscle & Joint Soothing Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Create this penetrating massage blend to soothe and restore sore, tired muscles after a long, hard day or vigorous workout.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sweet almond
1 tablespoon grapeseed or  
jojoba oil
3 drops 
lavender essential oil
3 drops 
peppermint essential oil
3 drops 
eucalyptus essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Massage oil into muscles.
Use more to create slippery glide and less to create friction and warmth.

Benefits

Refreshing, Relaxing

North Woods Sauna Blend

In aromatherapy, pine is used in saunas, steam baths and massage blends for sore muscles. The natural evergreen aroma of pine essential oil is a sweet alternative to harshly medicinal pharmaceutical preparations. Here's a recipe that combines the oils of several plants used to add, therapeutic fragrance to steams and saunas.

Ingredients

30 drops pine essential oil
30 drops 
lemon essential oil
20 drops 
juniper berry essential oil
10 drops 
fir needle essential oil
5 drops sweet birch essential oil
5 drops 
wintergreen essential oil

Directions

Combine all oils.
Create your own personal sauna by adding several drops of this blend to a large bowl of boiling water. Make a tent over your head with a soft towel, then lean over the bowl and inhale.

Benefits

Refreshing

Oily Skin Facial Mask

This natural facial mask relies on thel astringency of essential oils to help dissolve excess oil. Cornmeal provides a gentle buffing action to remove dead skin cells, while ground almonds provide a non-drying, soap-free cleansing action.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons white cornmeal
3 tablespoons freshly ground raw almond meal
10 drops 
lavender essential oil
5 drops 
bergamot essential oil
3 drops 
clary sage essential oil
2 to 3 tablespoons water

Directions

Mix corn and almond meal with essential oils. Gradually add water until a creamy paste forms.
Apply to skin in gentle, circular buffing motion. Allow to dry and tighten. Rinse with lukewarm water, then pat dry.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Outdoor Lotion

Ingredients

1 cup sweet almond oil or  apricot kernel oil
3/4 ounce 
beeswax
1 cup lukewarm water-based liquid like green tea, hydrosol, rainwater or aloe juice
28 drops 
lemon eucalyptus essential oil
6 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
grapefruit essential oil
2 drops 
geranium essential oil

Directions

Add beeswax to oil in a Pyrex cup or bowl. Place in a hot water bath. Heat until melted. Allow the mixture to cool.

Place the water-based liquid in a blender. When the temperatures of the oil and water are comparable, turn on the blender and add the oil in a thin stream. Blend until a cream develops. Blend in the essential oils and store in a jar in the refrigerator.

We Suggest

A pinch of Sodium Borate (Borax) dissolved in the water prior to blending will help emulsify the mixture and prevent separation.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Patio Spray

Ingredients

1 teaspoon grain alcohol or 1 teaspoon high-proof vodka
20 drops 
lemon eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops 
citronella essential oil
5 drops 
grapefruit essential oil
5 drops cedarwood or 5 drops 
Texas cedarwood
4 ounces distilled water

Directions

Place alcohol in a spray-mister bottle. Add the essential oils and shake. Add water, cap and mist the atmosphere around your outdoor activities.
Always shake well before use. Avoid spraying the skin, clothing or garden plants.

Benefits

Refreshing

Purification

Combat body aches, chills and congestion with a soak in this preventative eucalyptus and tea tree blend. These powerful anti-microbial oils will cleanse and open breathing.

Ingredients

14 drops eucalyptus essential oil
8 drops 
tea tree essential oil
14 drops 
grapefruit essential oil
 dead sea salt

Directions

We Suggest

Sprinkle 1 or 2 tablespoons of finely ground rolled oats into the bath, along with this blend, to soften the skin and relieve irritation and itchiness.

Benefits

Refreshing

Purifying Toilet Bowl Cleanser

Utilize the cleaning benefits of essential oils AND enjoy a pure aromatherapy experience.

Ingredients

18 ounces water
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
4 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
tea tree
4 drops 
lemon essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a 22-ounce spray bottle. Spray toilet bowl, scrub with brush, and flush.

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Purifying Tub Scrub Powder

Natural baking soda and essential oils combine to create a simple yet powerful cleansing and disinfecting scrub for your tub.

Ingredients

1 cup baking soda
24 drops 
tea tree essential oil
24 drops 
grapefruit essential oil

Directions

Thoroughly mix baking soda and essential oils. Rinse tub, sprinkle on powder, and scrub with brush. Rinse.

Benefits

Refreshing

Refreshing & Deodorizing Liquid Shower Soap

Wash away the sweat and grime of your workout with this fresh and natural liquid aromatherapy soap.

Ingredients

1  bottle (8 ounces) of unscented liquid soap (oil-based, castile-type)
1/4 teaspoon 
coriander essential oil
12 drops 
tangerine essential oil
12 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Add oils to liquid soap, shake bottle and use in shower.

Benefits

Refreshing, Relaxing

Skin Renewal Blend

Lavender and clary sage nourish and tone the skin. Lemon is cleansing and brightening. This blend is appropriate for all skin types and ages.

Ingredients

24 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops 
clary sage essential oil
6 drops 
lemon essential oil
 
dead sea salt

Directions

We Suggest

Pour in a cup of organic whole milk to provide luxurious skin-nourishing properties.

Toss in 1 or 2 bags of tea to increase the skin-toning effects of your bath.

Benefits

Refreshing

Soothing Muscle Rub

In aromatherapy, pine is used in saunas, steam baths and massage blends for sore muscles. The natural evergreen aroma of pine essential oil is a sweet alternative to harshly medicinal pharmaceutical preparations. Here's a recipe that combines the oils of several plants used to add therapeutic fragrance to steams and saunas.

Ingredients

30 drops pine essential oil
30 drops 
juniper berry essential oil
30 drops 
peppermint essential oil
10 drops 
lemon essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
To make a penetrating massage oil for overworked muscles, dilute 12 drops of this concentrated blend in 3 ounces of vegetable oil (such as sweet almond).
This fragrant muscle rub is especially nice the day after a strenuous workout when muscles may be tight and sore.

We Suggest

Never apply concentrated essential oil blends directly to skin without diluting them first; irritation may develop.

Benefits

Refreshing

Spring Fresh Room Spray

Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire. The tall tropical grass fills this tall order beautifully.

Ingredients

4 drops lemongrass
8 drops 
fir needle essential oil
2 drops 
lemon essential oil
2 drops 
citronella essential oil
2 ounces distilled water

Directions

Add the oils to the distilled water and pour into spritzer bottle. This delightfully scented blend refreshes rooms and closets, filling your home with the scent of spring.

Benefits

Refreshing

Summertime Room Spray

This blend will freshen your house with the aroma of a perfect summer day. It combines bergamot with other oils that are evocative of summertime.

Ingredients

4 ounces water
 Small spray bottle
8 drops 
bergamot essential oil
8 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Combine oils and water in spray bottle. Shake well and liberally mist room air throughout your home

Benefits

Energizing, Refreshing

Tea Tree Travel Mist

Ingredients

1 teaspoon grain alcohol, rubbing alcohol or high-proof vodka
10 drops 
tea tree essential oil
7 drops 
peppermint essential oil
10 drops 
tangerine essential oil
4 ounces distilled water

Directions

Place alcohol in a spray mister bottle. Add the essential oils and shake. Add water, cap and mist the atmosphere around your outdoor activities. Always shake well before use. Avoid spraying eyes and sensitive areas.

Benefits

Refreshing

Relaxing

 

Absolute Bliss

This combination of deeply relaxing lavender and euphoric coriander and bergamot will help calm the body while it elevates your spirit. Perfect after a strenuous or emotionally charged day.

Ingredients

22 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops 
coriander essential oil
6 drops 
bergamot essential oil
2 drops 
patchouli essential oil
3/4 cup 
Dead Sea salt

Directions

Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of Aura Cacia skin care oils including jojoba, sweet almond and grapeseed for extra skin-nourishing benefits.

Benefits

Relaxing

Back and Muscle Formula

Ingredients

10 drops German Chamomile Precious Essential?
3 drops 
wintergreen essential oil
1 drop 
clove bud essential oil
3 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Mix oils in the palm of your hand and then apply to sore muscles.

Benefits

Relaxing

Bath Soak for Sore Muscles

Ingredients

20 drops German Chamomile Precious Essential?
10 drops 
Roman Chamomile Precious Essential?
5 drops 
lavender essential oil
1 drop 
clary sage essential oil

Directions

Blend together and add to hot bath water.
Note that Precious Essentials are pre-blended in jojoba, so there is no need for an additional carrier oil.

Benefits

Relaxing

Calming Foot Powder

Ingredients

1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 cup 
cornstarch
10 drops 
lavender essential oil
5 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
5 drops 
clary sage essential oil

Directions

Benefits

Relaxing

Calming Mist Spray

Ingredients

4 ounces water
20 drops 
lavender essential oil
20 drops 
geranium essential oil
20 drops 
clary sage essential oil

Directions

Mix in a spray bottle.

Benefits

Relaxing

Commuter's Aromatherapy Spritzer

This recipe contains oils that are both relaxing and refreshing, thereby producing an overall balancing benefit that will serve to diffuse stress and road rage but also gently energize during a long drive.

Ingredients

2 ounces distilled water
6 drops 
lavender essential oil
2 drops 
clary sage essential oil
2 drops 
geranium essential oil
2 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture vigorously before applying 2 to 3 sprays to the interior of your car.

Benefits

Relaxing

Ear Trouble

Ingredients

9 drops German Chamomile Precious Essential?
1 drop 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Benefits

Relaxing

Foot and Muscle Blend

Ingredients

2 ounces unscented massage blend
6 drops 
sweet orange essential oil
3 drops 
clove essential oil
3 drops 
wintergreen essential oil
6 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

We Suggest

For the feet, try blending in Aura Cacia unscented body polish. It?s a wonderful foot massage!

Benefits

Relaxing 

Grey Mood Bath Salts

A relaxing bath blend of sea salt and herbs

Ingredients

1 cup Frontier Grey Sea Salt
1 teaspoon 
basil
1 teaspoon 
rosemary
1 teaspoon 
sage
1 teaspoon 
thyme
1 tablespoon 
lavender flowers
1 tablespoon 
baking soda

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag or glass jar. (If storing for longer than a few days, place in glass.) Mix well.

Use 1/2 cup of the mixture for each warm bath.

We Suggest

Place the mix into a mesh bag or coffee filter in order to keep herbs together for easy removal after bath.

Benefits

Relaxing

Lavender Skin-Soother Calming Body Mist

Ingredients

1 teaspoon plain vinegar or 1 teaspoon herb-infused vinegar (lavender, rose, peppermint, etc.)
18 drops 
lavender essential oil
6 drops 
geranium essential oil
3 drops 
rose otto essential oil or 3 drops rose absolute essential oil
4 ounces water or 4 ounces water-based liquid, such as green tea, hydrosol or aloe juice

Directions

Place vinegar in a spray mister bottle. Add the essential oils and shake. Add water, cap and mist clothes and skin.
Always shake well before use. Avoid eyes and sensitive areas.

Benefits

Relaxing

Luxurious Foot Soak

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salts
1 tablespoon sodium bicarbonate or  
baking soda
1 tablespoon 
French white clay powder
8 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
rose essential oil
4 drops cedarwood essential oil
2 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Combine dry ingredients. Add essential oils and mix thoroughly. Dissolve the mixture in two gallons of hot water, making sure the oils are dispersed.

Benefits

Relaxing 

Muscle & Joint Soothing Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Create this penetrating massage blend to soothe and restore sore, tired muscles after a long, hard day or vigorous workout.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sweet almond
1 tablespoon grapeseed or  
jojoba oil
3 drops 
lavender essential oil
3 drops 
peppermint essential oil
3 drops 
eucalyptus essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Massage oil into muscles.

Use more to create slippery glide and less to create friction and warmth.

Benefits

Refreshing, Relaxing

Patchouli Blend

This simple blend makes a relaxing, sensual and richly fragrant aroma for massage or bath.

Ingredients

4 drops rose essential oil
8 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
5 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Add the oils directly to a warm bubble bath, or dilute them with 1 to 2 tablespoons of a vegetable carrier oil -- such as jojoba or sweet almond -- for a luxurious massage.

Benefits

Relaxing

Refreshing & Deodorizing Liquid Shower Soap

Wash away the sweat and grime of your workout with this fresh and natural liquid aromatherapy soap.

Ingredients

1  bottle (8 ounces) of unscented liquid soap (oil-based, castile-type)
1/4 teaspoon 
coriander essential oil
12 drops 
tangerine essential oil
12 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Add oils to liquid soap, shake bottle and use in shower.

Benefits

Refreshing, Relaxing

Refreshing and Relaxing Ylang Citrus Diffusion

The addition of mandarin and bergamot oils adds freshness to the heavy floral aroma of ylang.

Ingredients

15 drops ylang ylang essential oil
45 drops 
mandarin orange essential oil
40 drops 
bergamot essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
Mix 6 drops of this relaxing blend with 1 ounce of water and diffuse the mixture in an aromatherapy lamp.

Benefits

Relaxing 

Relaxing Bath Soak

Ingredients

20 drops Rose Absolute Precious Essential?
5 drops 
lavender essential oil
1 drop 
sandalwood essential oil or  patchouli essential oil
5 drops 
jasmine absolute precious essential oil

Directions

Blend together all ingredients and add to hot bath water.
Remember that the rose and the jasmine are pre-blended in jojoba, so there is no need for an additional carrier.

Benefits

Relaxing

Relaxing Lavender Spa Bath

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salt
1 tablespoon ground oats
27 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Mix ingredients and add to hot bath.

Benefits

Relaxing

Restoring Rose Facial

Ingredients

5 drops rose otto essential oil or  rose absolute essential oil

Directions

Apply to the palm of the hand. With the fingers from the other hand, apply directly to the face, neck and décolletage.
Apply a freshly steamed washcloth to the face and keep it there as long as possible.
Repeat as often as possible.

Benefits

Relaxing

Rose and Lavender Facial Cream

In aromatherapy, rose oil inspires emotional calm and stability without sedative effects. The aroma is powerful and comforting. Its physical actions are mildly astringent and balancing. Rose and lavender facial cream is excellent for sensitive combination skin. Dabbed onto a freshly washed face, this cream is a fragrant, toning emollient.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce beeswax
4 ounces 
jojoba oil
3 ounces distilled water
20 drops 
rose absolute or  rose otto essential oil
15 drops 
lavender essential oil

Directions

Melt the wax in the jojoba oil using a double boiler. Add the distilled water in a thin stream while vigorously beating the mixture with a wire whisk. Remove from heat and continue whisking the oil while adding the essential oils, drop by drop.

We Suggest

Make a tea of fresh rose petals and lavender flowers, and use this in place of the distilled water.

Benefits

Relaxing 

Shampoo for Dry Scalp

Ingredients

2 ounces unscented shampoo
20 drops 
lavender essential oil
10 drops 
carrot seed essential oil
5 drops 
rosemary essential oil
5 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
5 drops palmarosa essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a squirt bottle (for convenience).

Benefits

Relaxing

Simple Mental Soother

Ingredients

5 drops Rose Otto Precious Essential?
5 drops 
Jasmine Precious Essential?
2 drops 
lavender essential oil
1 drop 
sandalwood essential oil
1 drop 
vanilla essential oil
1 drop neroli essential oil

Directions

We Suggest

The above formulas also works wonders as a body massage using Aura Cacia?s Unscented Massage Cream or as a foot and leg massage using the Aura Cacia Unscented Body Polish.
If you don?t like messing around with lots of different oils, try using Aura Cacia?s
Pep Talk or Grey Matter Batter with a carrier oil, or one or both of the Precious Essentials used in this recipe.

Benefits

Relaxing

Soothing Bath Blend

When the stress and strain of a hectic day weigh heavily on your mind and body, try this uplifting yet soothing citrus-scented bath.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons sodium bicarbonate or 2 tablespoons 
baking soda
1 tablespoon borax
9 drops 
tangerine essential oil
7 drops 
lavender essential oil
2 drops 
chamomile essential oil

Directions

Benefits

Relaxing

Soothing Skin Spray

Ingredients

2 ounces distilled water
20 drops 
lavender essential oil
10 drops palmarosa essential oil
5 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
10 drops 
Rose Absolute Precious Essential?

Directions

Combine oils and water in a spray bottle.

Benefits

Relaxing

Sports Massage Blend

Ingredients

30 dash German Chamomile Precious Essential?
10 drops 
Roman Chamomile Precious Essential?
6 drops 
lavender essential oil
1 drop 
clove essential oil
1 drop 
allspice essential oil
4 drops 
wintergreen essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Massage into sore, tired muscles.

Benefits

Relaxing

Suncare Mist

Painfully sunburned skin will benefit from a soothing, fragrant mist of distilled water, aloe and lavender oil. A few drops of peppermint and spearmint oil will provide a cooling effect.

Ingredients

3 ounces distilled water
1 ounce aloe gel or extract
18 drops 
lavender essential oil
4 drops 
peppermint essential oil
2 drops 
spearmint essential oil

Directions

Pour ingredients into a spray mister bottle. Essential oils and water will separate, so shake the bottle vigorously before misting lightly over sunburned skin. To increase the cooling effect, store bottle in refrigerator.

Benefits

Relaxing

Warming After-Workout Massage Oil

Tired, sore muscles need the soothing touch of a therapeutic massage. Increase the benefits and the enjoyment of your after-workout rubdown with this soothing & relaxing massage blend.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons sweet almond or  apricot kernel oil
1 tablespoon 
jojoba or  grapeseed oil
3 drops 
juniper berry essential oil
3 drops lavandin essential oil
3 drops 
peppermint essential oil

Directions

Mix oils and use as a massage oil after workout.

Benefits

Relaxing 

Romantic

 

Chocolove Formula

Ingredients

20 drops Vanilla Precious Essential?
1 to 2 drops 
sweet orange essential oil
1 drop 
cardamom essential oil
2 to 3 drops 
rose otto precious essential oil

Directions

Benefits

Romantic

Erotic Blend

Ingredients

40 drops Vanilla Precious Essential?
2 to 4 drops 
sweet orange essential oil
2 drops 
cardamom essential oil
10 drops 
rose absolute essential oil

Directions

Combine oils.
You can either add this to an ounce of base or you can melt a little cocoa butter (20 seconds in a microwave), add the oil blend, and then rub that on your lovers body.

Benefits

Romantic

Lusty Love Massage Formula

Ingredients

30 drops Rose Otto Precious Essential?
10 drops 
vanilla precious essential oil
5 drops 
sandalwood essential oil
2 tablespoons 
unscented massage cream

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Use liberally for massage.

Benefits

Romantic

Rose & Geranium Moisturizing Cream

Rose and geranium are especially well suited for dry and aged skin.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce beeswax
4 ounces 
sweet almond oil
3 ounces water
6 drops 
rose otto or  absolute oil
21 drops 
geranium
12 drops 
patchouli essential oil

Directions

Melt the wax and the almond oil in a double boiler. Allow to cool to lukewarm temperature, then add the essential oils.
Warm the water slightly and place in blender. Add the wax/almond oil/essential oil mixture to the water in a slow and steady stream. Blend until a creamy emulsion forms.
Store in the refrigerator.

Benefits

Romantic

Rose Perfume

This a simple recipe for a rose perfume. Although it calls for rose oil only, some of the drops can be replaced with other essential oils to create a distinctive personal essence.

Ingredients

3 ounces vodka
30 drops 
rose absolute or  rose otto essential oil
 small funnel
 coffee filters
 empty perfume or cologne bottle

Directions

Add the oil to the vodka. Shake gently and allow the mixture to age for 2 to 3 weeks. This aging allows the alcohol to extract the aromatic constituents of the oil that are only partially soluble in the alcohol. You may notice globules of the undissolved constituents floating around in the mixture ? this is normal.
After aging the mixture, chill it briefly and filter it using the funnel and a coffee filter. Let the mixture settle. If any additional globules form, chill and filter again. Repeat this process until all traces of undissolved oil are removed. At this point, your personal essence is ready to use.

Benefits

Romantic

Sensual Blend

Exotic ylang ylang, rich sandalwood and the floral nuances of mandarin combine to awaken the sensual self.

Ingredients

12 drops ylang ylang essential oil
12 drops 
sandalwood or  cedarwood essential oil
12 drops 
mandarin orange essential oil
 
dead sea salt

Directions

We Suggest

Strew some scented rose petals over the surface of your bath.

Benefits

Romantic

Sensual Vanilla Massage

Ingredients

1/4 cup Aura Cacia Cocoa Butter
20 drops 
Vanilla Precious Essential?
2 drops 
cardamom essential oil
2 drops 
sweet orange essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Use for massage.

We Suggest

Options:
For men - consider adding a drop of two or clove essential oil.
For women - consider adding a drop or two or rose otto essential oil.

Benefits

Romantic

Spicy Seduction

Ingredients

3 drops Vanilla Precious Essential?
2 drops 
rose precious essential oil
1 drop 
clove essential oil
2 tablespoons 
unscented massage cream

Directions

Combine oils into cream. Use liberally for massage.

Benefits

Romantic

Subtle Seduction Formula

Ingredients

1 drop Jasmine Precious Essential?
2 drops 
Vanilla Precious Essential?
1 drop 
patchouli essential oil (optional)
2 tablespoons 
unscented massage cream

Directions

Combine oils with cream. Heat if desired. Use liberally for massage.

Benefits

Romantic

Soothing

 

Milk & Oat Skin Soothing Solution

This homemade paste soothes itchy, irritated skin.

Ingredients

1 package Organic Milk & Oat Bath with Lavender
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1/4 cup water

Directions

Combine ingredients to form a creamy paste. If mix is too dry, add a bit more water. Smooth a thin layer over red, bumpy or irritated skin, and leave in place for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

We Suggest

Consider just adding water to the Milk & Oat Bath packet and mixing right in the packaging -- a great option for hikers and campers!

Benefits

Soothing

 Recipe Source www.auracacia.com

Disclaimer: We at 4 Seasons Farm Market are not experts in the field of Aromatherapy. Please seek advice or council from a professional before using Essential Oils or recipes.