INVIGORATING WAYS TO STRENGTHEN WITH FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense Essential Oil is an eminent and versatile oil that can be used on almost any part of the body for almost any ailment. The positive effects of Frankincense Oil are powerful and have beneficial impacts on interconnected body systems. It is famed for its ability to strengthen and invigorate the respiratory system, stimulate the immune system, reduce the appearance of aging, diminish anxiety, and eliminate bacteria, both on surfaces and in the air. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Frankincense Essential Oil.

USING FRANKINCENSE OIL IN A DIFFUSER TO RELIEVE STRESS AND ENHANCE FOCUS

Frankincense Essential Oil can be added to a diffuser or vaporizer and inhaled for its sedative, earthy fragrance that is known to enhance the mood and combat stress and anxiety. It is believed that, in spiritual practices, the scent of Frankincense strengthens intuition and deepens a spiritual connection by enhancing focus, regardless of the practice. A few drops of Frankincense added to a diffuser or mixed with water to make an air freshening spray can eliminate airborne bacteria. Sprayed in a bedroom at night, it can help achieve a state of relaxation and readiness for sleep.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH DIFFUSER BLEND TO RELEASE TENSION
INGREDIENTS AMOUNT
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops
Myrrh Essential Oil 5 drops
Cedarwood Essential Oil (optional – to lighten the aroma a bit) 5 drops
Orange Essential Oil (optional – to add a sweet, fruity aroma to the blend) 5-10 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all oils to a 2-mL glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.

 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE DIFFUSER BLEND TO EASE STRESS
Ingredient Amount
Lavender Essential Oil 3-4 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 2 drops
Orange Essential Oil 2 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all oils to a 2-mL glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.

 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE DIFFUSER BLEND FOR MENTAL CLARITY
Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 6 drops
Patchouli Essential Oil 5 drops
Sandalwood Essential Oil 4 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all oils to a 2-mL glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.

 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

 


 

USING FRANKINCENSE OIL IN A MASSAGE TO RELIEVE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION

After dilution with an unscented carrier oil, Frankincense Essential Oil can be absorbed into the skin via topical application. It is known to prevent the body from producing molecules that cause inflammation related to arthritis, asthma, painful bowel disorders, and other inflammatory ailments. By preventing the breakdown of cartilage tissue, it helps decrease muscle, joint, and tendon pain naturally. Frankincense Essential Oil is popular for its astringent, disinfectant, and digestive properties. Its antiseptic property protects the wound from becoming infected and facilitates healing. It protects cells and can fade scars by boosting cellular regeneration.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE MASSAGE BLEND FOR PAIN RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Jojoba Oil (cold pressed) 1/4 cup
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 2 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dark bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and gently shake it to mix the ingredients.
  3. If the fragrance is too strong for personal preference, an additional 1 to 1.5 tbsp (15 to 22mL) of carrier oil may be added.
  4. Shake bottle gently to thoroughly mix all ingredients again.
  5. Massage 1 tsp of the blend into the affected area.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE MASSAGE BLEND FOR INFLAMMATION AND ARTHRITIS RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 14 drops
Sweet Orange Essential Oil 10 drops
Turmeric Essential Oil 8 drops
Sweet Almond Oil 2 tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend all oils in a dark glass dropper bottle.
  2. Massage 1 tsp of the blend into the affected area.

 


 

USING FRANKINCENSE OIL IN A BATH TO RELIEVE STRESS & REJUVENATE SKIN

In aromatherapy, the calming, grounding fragrance of Frankincense Essential Oil has demonstrated its ability to naturally reduce anxiety, stress, and depression without causing drowsiness. This is beneficial in treating issues with sleeplessness; it can act as a sleep aid by reducing the pain that causes insomnia and allowing the body to reach a temperature that is ideal for facilitating the onset of sleep.

Frankincense Oil not only boosts cell regeneration, it also maintains the health of existing cells and tissues. This ability along with its astringent property makes Frankincense Oil an effective oil for slowing down the look of aging skin anywhere on the body, as it can smooth and tighten the look of wrinkles and reduce the appearance of blemishes such as sunspots.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE BATH BLEND FOR RELAXATION & STRESS RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 10 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops
Bergamot Essential Oil 5 drops
Full-Fat Milk 1 cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour milk into glass container/jar.
  2. Add the essential oils to the milk and mix well to create an even emulsion.
  3. Add the blend to a hot bath.
  4. Relax in the bath for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE AND BATH SALT BLEND TO REJUVENATE SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Epsom Salt 1 cup
Dead Sea Salt ¼ cup
Baking Soda ¼ cup
Essential Oils (see suggested blends below) 8-10 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Add Dead Sea Salt to the Epsom Salt. Mix well.
  3. Add Baking Soda to the salts. Mix well.
  4. Add Essential Oil(s). Mix well.
  5. Spoon the final product into clean jars (such as canning or jam jars).
  6. When adding the salts to a bath, ensure complete dissolution in water to avoid slipping.
  7. Depending on the size of the bathtub, use between ¼ to ½ cup of this salt blend per bath.

 


 

RELAXING FRANKINCENSE OIL BLENDS FOR BATHS

To reduce skin imperfections and uplift the mood, try this…

Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 3 drops
Patchouli Essential Oil 3 drops
Orange Essential Oil 3 drops

 

To ease tension, reduce blemishes, and soothe skin, try this…

Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 4 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 4 drops

 

To ground, balance, and relax the body, try this…

Ingredient Amount
Frankincense Essential Oil 4 drops
Sandalwood Essential Oil 4 drops

 


 

FRANKINCENSE OIL IN COSMETICS TO IMPROVE SKIN HEALTH

By blending Frankincense with other essential oils and diluting the mixture, it can be used in cosmetics to make natural homemade products. In shampoos, its tonic property is believed to help strengthen hair roots, while in skin care products it is reputed to help heal wounds and minimize the appearance of scars and blemishes by supporting the regeneration of skin.

Frankincense Oil is a tonic that boosts overall health. By applying it topically all over the body, it can benefit respiration, digestion, as well as the nervous and excretory systems. It aids the body in improving the absorption of nutrients and strengthens the immune system.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE BODY BUTTER TO REDUCE SCARS AND MOISTURIZE
Ingredient Amount
Beeswax 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Cocoa Butter 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT) 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Mango Butter 50 mL / 2 oz. (3 Tbsp + 1 tsp)
Frankincense Essential Oil 40 drops (40 drops)
Sweet Orange Essential Oil 60 drops (50 drops)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the wax, butters, and MCT in a cooking pot.
  2. Heat on the stove until melted.
  3. Stir gently but thoroughly.
  4. Remove mixture from heat, and when it begins to appear cloudy, stir in the Essential Oils.
  5. Pour the mixture into sterile jars, cap them loosely, and let them sit for 4 hours undisturbed.
  6. Apply the finished butter to affected areas of the body.

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE SERUM TO MOISTURIZE OVERNIGHT
Ingredients Amount
Carrier Oil (Almond Sweet, Borage, Evening Primrose or Wheat Germsuggested) 4 tsp (20 mL / 0.7 oz.)
Frankincense Essential Oil (Egyptian) 5 drops
Neroli Essential Oil 3 drops
Rose Otto Essential Oil 2 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Apply mixture to face and leave on overnight to moisturize.

 

TIP

  • If making a larger quantity, store in a dark glass bottle and use as needed. 

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE FACE MASK TO PURIFY, SOOTHE, AND SOFTEN SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Bentonite Clay 2 Tbsp
Egg Yolk 1
Raw Honey 1 Tsp
Frankincense Essential Oil 3 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Apply mixture to face and leave on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse mask off with warm water.
  4. Moisturize face (Organic Coconut Oil suggested)

 

  1. FRANKINCENSE FACE CREAM TO NOURISH AND HEAL SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Cocoa Butter ½ cup
Coconut Oil ¼ cup
Jojoba Oil 2 Tbsp
Sweet Almond Oil 2 Tbsp
Frankincense Essential Oil 40 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a double boiler, melt the Cocoa Butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted Cocoa Butter with the Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Almond Oil.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge until the mixture hardens.
  4. Once it has cooled, put it in a stand mixer and whip.
  5. Scrape off the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure everything has been thoroughly whipped. Continue to whip it until it is well mixed and fluffy.
  6. Add the Frankincense Essential Oil and whip it again.
  7. Store the cream in glass jars.
  8. Apply to the face cream to the skin as needed.

 


 

A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE

 

Myrrh Essential Oil: This antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal essential oil are beneficial for reducing the appearance of aging due to its ability to rejuvenate skin, heal wounds, and soothe inflammation. Its expectorant property reduces phlegm, thereby relieving cough and cold symptoms such as congestion.

 

Cedarwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to enhance concentration and promote the retention of information. It tightens and tones the skin, promotes hair growth, and prevents wounds from developing infections. Its anti-inflammatory property soothes skin irritations and relieves muscle and joint pain.

 

Patchouli Essential Oil: The calming scent of Patchouli Essential Oil relieves anxiety, stress, and depression, making it effective for achieving relaxation. This oil is known to have a grounding and balancing effect on emotions. It relieves stress and thereby strengthens the immune system.

 

Jojoba Oil: This carrier oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for its ability to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil and for preventing skin irritations. It locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This popular oil is known to relieve stress that is experienced both physically and emotionally. Its calming scent alleviates the feelings of sadness, anxiety, and fatigue. By promoting relaxation and reducing pulse rates as well as feelings of irritability, it induces calmness and improves sleep.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is popular for its cooling scent that improves focus and mental clarity, boosts energy, clears the respiratory tract, and releases muscle tightness. It is used to soothe and reduce aches and digestive problems. Its anti-microbial property protects the body against bacteria.

 

Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration. Orange essential oil is known to prevent fungal infections and to inhibit the growth of further bacterial growth, which is useful for disinfecting wounds.

 

Turmeric Essential Oil: This oil relieves common cold, anxiety, and depression symptoms. It’s protective and anti-inflammatory properties help ease joint and muscle pain. Historically, it has also been used to ease stomach pains by improving digestion. It eliminates toxins, promotes heart health, strengthens the immune system, and boosts circulation.

 

Sweet Almond Oil: Almond carrier oil provides an intense hydration suitable for all skin types. This skin-softening lubricant is almost odorless and is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Skin will look and feel nourished and revitalized.

 

Bergamot Essential Oil: This energizing oil is known to boost circulation and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, which in turn replaces negative mental states with feelings of joy, refreshment, and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors such as sadness may lead to reduced blood pressure, enhanced relaxation, and better regulation of the sleep hormones serotonin and dopamine, which may lead to better sleep.

 

Full-Fat Milk: Using milk in cosmetics can improve the complexion by cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing, and softening the skin. It can soothe skin irritations such as wounds and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In hair, it works as a conditioner that can restore natural sheen.

 

Epsom Salt: These salts are known to facilitate the expulsion of toxins from the body, relieve stress, promote relaxation, soothe inflammation, and enhance the body’s nutrient absorption.

 

Dead Sea Salt: These salts are known to balance skin’s moisture, boost circulation, relieve muscle pain, improve metabolic functions, and detoxify.

 

Baking Soda: This finely powdered salt is known to help detoxify the body and to soften skin to make it smooth.

 

Sandalwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to soothe skin irritations such as inflammation, wounds, or acne and can reduce the appearance of aging skin. Sandalwood Oil is used to improve mental clarity, memory, calmness, and libido. It is believed to fight bacteria that contribute to respiratory ailments and to promote a sense of relaxation, calmness, and harmony.

 

Beeswax: When added to creams and butters, Beeswax acts as a thickening agent and makes them more spreadable on the skin. By exfoliating and helping skin retain moisture, Beeswax prevents skin from drying out and promotes the appearance of rejuvenated skin.

 

Cocoa Butter: This moisturizer increases levels of endorphins and serotonin, providing a general emotional boost. The magnesium contained in the cacao is believed to prevent mood swings. Phenylethylamine, which is a stimulant in the cacao, can lead to a keen sense of awareness, energy, and endurance.

 

Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT): This type of Coconut Oil is also called “liquid coconut oil.” It mixes well with other oils in a product and extends the product’s shelf life. It penetrates the skin quickly and adds moisture without clogging pores.

 

Mango Butter: This non-greasy butter absorbs easily into the skin to soften and deeply moisturize. Its anti-oxidant properties reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making it an anti-aging moisturizer. Mango Butter is also known for its anti-inflammatory property and for protecting skin from UV radiation.

 

Carrier Oil of Your Choice: Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils before topical application, as their potency can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier oils also help essential oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating.

 

Neroli Essential Oil: The scent of this oil uplifts negative moods and promotes sensuality by encouraging libido and enhancing arousal. Applied to the skin, it protects wounds from becoming infected and guards against toxins. It promotes easy breathing by inhibiting the production of excess mucus in the nose and throat.

 

Rose Otto Essential Oil: This oil is known to relieve anxiety, reduce feelings of depression, enhance libido, balance hormones, and improve the complexion by reducing the appearance of rosacea and acne.

DISCOVER PURIFYING WAYS TO HEAL WITH TEA TREE

Tea Tree Essential Oil is an eminent and versatile oil that can be used on almost any part of the body for almost any ailment. The positive effects of Tea Tree Oil are powerful and have beneficial impacts on interconnected body systems. It is reputed to cleanse, purify, and rejuvenate the skin, to promote healing and relaxation, to enhance and support immune function, and to eliminate bacteria, both on surfaces and in the air. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Tea Tree Essential Oil.

USING TEA TREE OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY: TO FIGHT GERMS

Used in aromatherapy, the calming fragrance of Tea Tree Essential Oil has demonstrated its ability to naturally support and boost immune system health and fight infections, as it diminishes the detrimental feeling of stress, which facilitates illness. It is beneficial in treating issues with sleeplessness, acting as a sleep aid by reducing any aches and pains that can cause insomnia. Its herbaceous scent also uplifts the mood and boosts mental clarity. Tea Tree Oil’s expectorant properties also make it effective in facilitating the relief of congestion and respiratory tract infections.

As a disinfecting air spray, Tea Tree Essential Oil acts as a natural, anti-microbial, non-toxic air freshener that removes bacteria, viruses, and mold from the environment. By placing a couple of drops in a steaming bowl of hot water and leaning over it to inhale the aromatic vapors with a towel draped over the head and the bowl, Tea Tree Oil can be used to help a sinus infection.

 

  1. TEA TREE DIFFUSER BLEND FOR ELIMINATING BACTERIA
Ingredient Amount
Tea Tree Essential Oil 4 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 4 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 4 drops
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 4 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In order to achieve a thorough mix of oils before adding them to a diffuser, add all oils to a 2 ml glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.

 

TIPS

  • To increase the quantity, multiply the recipe above and add it to a larger bottle.
  • This recipe is not intended for topical use.

 

  1. TEA TREE STEAM BLEND TO FIGHT COLDS
Ingredient Amount
Tea Tree Essential Oil 4 drops
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 4 drops
Vicks Vapor Rub 1 Tbsp.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Thoroughly cleanse skin
  2. Boil 3 cups of distilled or purified water.
  3. Remove the water from the heat and allow it to cool in a bowl for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the essential oils and vapor rub to the water and stir.
  5. Place the bowl somewhere stable and comfortable where you can sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Drape a large bath towel over your head, shoulders, and the bowl.
  7. Lean over the bowl with your face 10-12 inches away from the water.
  8. Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.
  9. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Enjoy the relief from congestion and other cold symptoms.

 

 


 

USING TEA TREE OIL IN A MASSAGE: TO BOOST IMMUNITY

Diluted with a carrier oil and used topically, Tea Tree Oil’s sudorific properties may help to strengthen and stimulate the immune system to increase its ability to fight off infection. It does this by promoting perspiration to eliminate internal bodily toxins. Known to have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, this soothing oil provides relief to minor burns, sores, bites, and cuts by decreasing pain, inhibiting bleeding, eliminating bacteria from the wound, and promoting the faster healing of wounds and scars. Tea Tree Oil relieves muscle aches as well as pain associated with illness and arthritis.

 

  1. TEA TREE MASSAGE OIL BLEND TO BOOST IMMUNITY
Ingredient Amount
Carrier Oil of personal preference 120 ml (4 fl. oz.)
Tea Tree Essential Oil 10 drops
Geranium Essential Oil 10 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 8 drops
Thyme Essential Oil 8 drops
Myrrh Essential Oil 6 drops
Elemi Essential Oil 5 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the essential oils in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
  2. Dilute the blend by adding the carrier oil.
  3. Massage over the body for a boost to the immune system.

 

  1. TEA TREE AND PEPPERMINT MASSAGE OIL BLEND TO SOOTHE TIRED FEET
Ingredient Amount
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 60 ml (2 fl. oz.)
Tea Tree Essential Oil 12 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 12 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all oils to a dark 120 ml (4 fl. oz.) glass bottle and shake well to blend thoroughly.
  2. Gently massage the blend into feet and toes.

 


 

USING TEA TREE OIL IN A BATH: FOR EASY BREATHING & SOOTHING INFLAMMATION

When used in a bath, Tea Tree Essential Oil stimulates the body’s immune function through its antifungal and antibacterial properties, which combats the harmful effects of contaminants on the skin by inhibiting bacterial growth and reproduction. It heals skin conditions, such as Athlete’s Foot, while soothing burns and cuts. Its antiseptic properties eliminate bodily toxins and disinfect pores to prevent clogging that can lead to acne-prone skin. It can lighten scars while replenishing the skin’s natural oil balance.

Inhaling the fragrance of bath water scented with Tea Tree Oil can relieve inflammation that causes not only a sore body but also sinus pressure and headaches. Its decongestant and expectorant properties make Tea Tree Essential Oil beneficial for reducing or relieving respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, and the flu. It does this by loosening phlegm and mucus in the nose and throat to facilitate their elimination. Its anti-bacterial activity fights respiratory infections and inflammation from ailments such as bronchitis, laryngitis, and tonsillitis.

 

  1. TEA TREE BATH BLEND FOR SORE MUSCLES
Ingredient Amount
Epsom Salt 1 cup
Dead Sea Salt ¼ cup
Baking Soda ¼ cup
Tea Tree Essential Oil 10 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Add Dead Sea Salt to the Epsom Salt. Mix well.
  3. Add Baking Soda to the salts. Mix well.
  4. Add Tea Tree Essential Oil. Mix well.
  5. Spoon the final product into clean jars (such as canning or jam jars).
  6. When adding the salts to a warm bath, ensure complete dissolution in water to avoid slipping.
  7. Depending on the size of the bathtub, use between ¼ to ½ cup of this salt blend per bath.
  8. Relax and enjoy the relief from congestion, sore muscles, and inflammation.

 

  1. TEA TREE FOOT BATH BLEND TO FIGHT FOOT ODOR
Ingredient Amount
Water 8 cups (2 L) (70 fl. oz)
Rosemary Sprigs 2
Tea Tree Oil 15 drops
Carrier Oil (Grapeseed, Almond, Jojoba, Olive suggested) 2 ½ Tbsp.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a large container or spa foot bath with 8 cups (2 L) of hot water.
  2. Steep sprigs of Rosemary in this water for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Blend the Tea Tree Oil into the Carrier Oil.
  4. When the Rosemary herbs have been immersed for 10-15 minutes, add the Tea Tree and carrier oil blend to the water.
  5. Soak feet for 15 minutes twice daily.
  6. If the oil and water separate during the soak, simply swish the water around with feet.
  7. Towel dry feet and apply moisturizer.

 


 

USING TEA TREE OIL IN COSMETICS: TO CLEANSE AND SOOTHE

Tea Tree Essential Oil restores the complexion and improves the look and feel of blemished skin by cleansing, purifying and toning skin, soothing irritations, slowing the look of aging with its powerful anti-oxidant action, and improving the look of pores. When combined with other essential oils and diluted, Tea Tree can also be used in a toner for balancing oily skin. In hair care, Tea Tree Oil is known to be an antiseptic that effectively eliminates lice and nits. By soothing dry, flaking skin this fungicidal oil can refresh and moisturize the scalp to eliminate dandruff while boosting circulation, thereby stimulating the growth of hair.

 

  1. TEA TREE SHAMPOO BLEND FOR OILY HAIR
Ingredient Amount
Tea Tree Essential Oil 25 drops
Basil Essential Oil 15 drops
Grapeseed Carrier Oil 2 Tbsp.
Shampoo Base 1 cup
Raw Organic Honey ¼ cup
Vitamin E Oil 1 Tbsp.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dark glass container/jar.
  2. Screw the jar lid on tightly and shake the jar to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  3. Store finished product in a cool place.

 

  1. TEA TREE OIL SALVE FOR LIPS AND SORE MUSCLES
Ingredient Amount
Tea Tree Essential Oil 1 Tbsp.
Beeswax 9 g (1/3 oz.)
Olive Carrier Oil 1/3 cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a medium-sized pan with 3 cups of water (or enough water to immerse the bottom half of an 8-ounce mason jar).
  2. Place the pan on the stove over medium heat.
  3. In an 8-ounce mason jar, combine the Olive Oil and the beeswax.
  4. Place the jar containing the blend into the pan of water to create a double boiler.
  5. Heat the blend until the beeswax melts.
  6. Stir the Olive Oil and beeswax mixture to ensure a thorough combination.
  7. Once the beeswax is completely melted, add the Tea Tree Essential Oil.
  8. Pour blend into metal tins or tubes, leaving an opening.
  9. When salve is cool to the touch, apply to lips, scratches, insect bites, bee stings, itchy spots, dry skin, and sore muscles.

 

TIP

  • This salve can be made entirely with a double boiler; using a mason jar simply creates less of a mess.

 

  1. TEA TREE AND LEMONGRASS DEODORANT BAR
Ingredient Amount
Tea Tree Essential Oil 15 drops
Lemongrass Essential Oil (or another essential oil of personal preference) 15 drops
Beeswax 2 Tbsp.
Shea Butter ¼ cup
Coconut Oil ¼ cup
Baking Soda 2 Tbsp.
Cornstarch 2 Tbsp.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a heat-safe bowl, combine the Beeswax, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil.
  2. Place a small saucepan filled with a couple of inches of water on the stove over low heat.
  3. Place the bowl on top of the pan to melt the wax and oils.
  4. Remove the bowl from the heat to stir in the Baking Soda and Cornstarch.
  5. Add in the essential oils and combine the mixture thoroughly.
  6. Pour the mixture into soap or lotion bar molds (ice cube trays, loaf pans, silicone molds or other Tupperware will also work), and allow them to harden for several hours.

 

TIP

  • To make moisturizing lotion bars, leave out the Baking Soda and Cornstarch.
  • Due to the absence of water in this recipe, the final product will last for a minimum of 1 year.

 

  1. ROSEMARY AND TEA TREE OIL BODY BUTTER
Ingredient Amount
Shea Butter 5 Tbsp.
Mango Butter 5 Tbsp.
Jojoba Oil 1/8 cup
Tea Tree Essential Oil 8 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 8 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together all the ingredients using a whisk or hand blender until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  2. Scoop the body butter into a tightly sealed container and store it in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  3. To use, scoop a small amount into hands and massage into dry areas of skin.

 


 

A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE

 

Lemon Essential Oil: This stimulating oil is known to detoxify, disinfect, and induce sleep. Its ability to calm and relieve stress contributes to its ability to boost immunity, which prevents fevers and infections. It is an anti-fungal oil that is known to rejuvenate skin by soothing irritations, increasing skin luster, and reducing excessive oil.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is popular for its cooling scent that improves focus and mental clarity, boosts energy, clears the respiratory tract, and releases muscle tightness. It is used to soothe and reduce aches and digestive problems. Its anti-microbial property protects the body against bacteria.

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting oil that is ideal for use on skin, for use in aromatherapy, and as a surface cleaning agent and a fabric freshener. Eucalyptus Oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antiseptic qualities, among other valuable properties.

 

Vicks Vapor Rub: This salve contains Camphor and Menthol, which contribute to its ability to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains in muscles and joints. Its minty scent promotes easy breathing by decongesting the nasal passages and relieves headaches. It clears up acne, moisturizes skin, and soothes itchiness and inflammation.

 

Geranium Essential Oil: The sweet, floral scent of this uplifting oil offers relaxation to the body and mind. It is known to improve mental function and to boost the moods of those who suffer from anger, anxiety, and depression.

 

Thyme Essential Oil: This oil is known to be one of the strongest antioxidants and as such it supports the immune system. By eliminating infections, it treats colds and coughs, detoxifies the body, decongests the nose and chest, increases circulation, and supports the digestive system. Thyme Essential Oil is also beneficial for naturally balancing hormones, reducing anxiety, and relieving insomnia.

 

Myrrh Essential Oil: This antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal essential oil is beneficial for reducing the appearance of aging due to its ability to rejuvenate skin, heal wounds, and soothe inflammation. Its expectorant property reduces phlegm, thereby relieving cough and cold symptoms such as congestion.

 

Elemi Essential Oil: This analgesic oil relieves the pain associated with colds, fevers, sprains, headaches, and muscular aches. Its strong expectorant properties relieve chest and nasal congestion to promote easier breathing. As an antiseptic, it defends the body against infection caused by bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

 

Sweet Almond Carrier Oil: This carrier oil provides an intense hydration suitable for all skin types. This skin-softening lubricant is almost odorless and is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Skin will look and feel nourished and revitalized.

 

Epsom Salt: These salts are known to facilitate the expulsion of toxins from the body, relieve stress, promote relaxation, soothe inflammation, and enhance the body’s nutrient absorption.

 

Dead Sea Salt: These salts are known to balance skin’s moisture, boost circulation, relieve muscle pain, improve metabolic functions, and detoxify.

 

Rosemary Sprigs: This antibacterial and antifungal herb helps to not only eliminate and prevent odors but to also reduce inflammation and relieve pain. By boosting immunity, it protects the body from bacterial infections and eliminates toxins. It is also known to stimulate circulation, heal skin conditions, and slow the appearance of aging.

 

Carrier Oil: Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils before topical application, as their potency can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier oils also help essential oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating.

 

Basil Essential Oil: This antibacterial and anti-fungal oil is known to enhance the look and feel of hair and skin by eliminating excess oil and buildup while adding shine. It soothes itching, boosts circulation, and disinfects.

 

Grapeseed Carrier Oil: This is a light, fast-absorbing oil that promotes the speedy healing of wounds and minimizes the look of scarring. It is odorless and is not known to stain sheets. Grapeseed promotes the excretion of most toxins from the body thus boosting blood circulation.

 

Raw Organic Honey: This type of honey is full of enzymes and nutrients that add shine to dull hair without leaving it feeling heavy. As a humectant, it draws in and allows hair to retain moisture while also strengthening it and promoting healthier growth.

 

Vitamin E Liquid: This powerful antioxidant reduces inflammation, repairs hair damage, and promotes better circulation to boost healthier growth.

 

Beeswax: When added to creams and butters, Beeswax acts as a thickening agent and makes them more spreadable on the skin. By exfoliating skin and helping it retain moisture, Beeswax prevents skin from drying out and promotes the appearance of rejuvenated skin. This wax naturally has the scent of honey and can calm and soothe.

 

Olive Carrier Oil: This strengthening oil introduces weight and moisture to hair, sealing it in. It repairs split ends and smoothes the look of frizz. By conditioning, treating dandruff, and removing the buildup that prevents the growth of new hair, it improves the health and appearance of hair.

 

Lemongrass Essential Oil: This calming oil is commonly used to relieve anxiety, irritability, and sleeplessness, improving the length and quality of sleep.

 

Shea Butter: This nourishing butter is full of vitamins and fatty acids, making it an excellent moisturizer for skin. While moisturizing and repairing skin, it protects natural oils and boosts collagen.

 

Coconut Oil: This oil mixes well with other oils in a product and extends the product’s shelf life. It penetrates the skin quickly and adds moisture without clogging pores. Coconut Oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties and helps combat unpleasant odors.

 

Baking Soda: This finely powdered salt is known to be an excellent exfoliant that can remove dead skin cells while also balancing the skin’s pH level, which helps maintain clear, even-toned skin. Baking Soda is able to absorb moisture and eliminate the bacteria that contribute to unpleasant body odors. It helps to detoxify the body and soften the skin to make it smooth.

 

Cornstarch: This scent-free powder soothes skin irritations such as sunburn and topical allergies. By absorbing moisture, it prevents body odors from forming.

 

Mango Butter: This non-greasy butter absorbs easily into the skin to soften and deeply moisturize. Its anti-oxidant properties reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making it an anti-aging moisturizer. Mango Butter is also known for its anti-inflammatory property and for protecting skin from UV radiation.

 

Jojoba Oil: This carrier oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for preventing skin irritations and for its ability to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil. It locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.

 

Rosemary Essential Oil: This pain-relieving oil stimulates blood circulation, which makes it a popular remedy for arthritis, muscle and joint pains, and headaches. It promotes faster healing for wounds by facilitating the process of coagulation.

EXHILARATING WAYS TO USE EUCALYPTUS OIL

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is reputed to purify, cleanse, clarify, and boost immunity. It is popular for its soothing, stimulating, and anti-bacterial properties and can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

USING EUCALYPTUS OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY (SINUS RELIEF AND SPIRITUALITY)

Used in aromatherapy, the cooling and healing scent of Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known to relieve mental exhaustion by boosting circulation, stimulating the mind out of sluggishness and rejuvenating the spirit. Those suffering from sinus congestion or sinus tension that causes headaches can diffuse Eucalyptus Essential Oil to clear nasal passages and to eliminate harmful airborne bacteria.

As a natural disinfecting air spray, Eucalyptus Essential Oil acts as an anti-microbial, non-toxic air freshener that removes from the environment bacteria, viruses, and mold that could contribute to respiratory issues. Diluted with water, a Eucalyptus spray can freshen the room and eliminate the body odors trapped in shoes and sports gear. Those who suffer from allergies will benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties that make it easier to breathe.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS MELTING SHOWER CUBE BLEND FOR SINUS RELIEF
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 5-7 drops
Green Food Coloring (optional) Enough for desired shade of green
Water 2 Tbsp
Cornstarch 1 cup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Cornstarch to a mixing bowl. Using a spoon, thoroughly mix them together until the mixture appears to be a crumbly powder.
  2. (Optional) Add in a few drops of the food coloring and thoroughly mix it into the powder.  The coloring might not be very concentrated until step 3 is complete.
  3. Combine the water into the powder until the food coloring disperses evenly throughout the mixture and clumps begin to form in the powder. (Note: This amount of water will not be sufficient for forming a paste; however, from this starting point, more water can be carefully rationed to form a paste.)
  4. Continue adding a few drops of water at a time, mixing it in well. (As soon as water touches the Cornstarch, the latter begins to harden, so adding water slowly is critical.)
  5. Once a thick paste has formed, transfer the mixture to a mini ice cube tray.  Smooth and flatten the mixture so that it is level with the top of the ice cube tray, in order to form perfect cubes.
  6. Freeze the tray contents for 1 hour or until the mixture is set.
  7. When the shower cubes are ready for use, place them on the shower floor and turn the water on. To prevent slippage in the shower, place the cube in a shallow dish or near the shower drain.
  8. Shower as usual and enjoy the aromatic vapor from a cube as the water melts it and diffuses its decongestant scent.
  9. Store unused shower cubes inside a jar in a cool, dry place. If the cubes are runny due to too much water in the mixture, store them in the freezer.
  10. If the cubes do not diffuse a strong enough aroma for personal scent preference, more essential oils can be added to the finished cubes. This can be done by first crushing the cubes in a mixing bowl, then adding a few more drops of essential oils to the powder, and stirring in small amounts of water to recreate a paste. The paste can then be placed in an ice cube tray and frozen until ready for use.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS FACIAL STEAM TO RELIEVE COLD AND ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 20 drops
Sweet Marjoram 20 drops
Ravensara Essential Oil 15 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 15 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all essential oils together in a 5 ml amber glass vial/bottle that has an orifice reducer.
  2. Thoroughly cleanse the face.
  3. Boil 3 cups of distilled or purified water.
  4. Remove the water from the heat and allow it to cool in a bowl for 5 minutes.
  5. Add 1 drop of the essential oil blend to the steaming water.
  6. Place the bowl somewhere stable and comfortable where you can sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Drape a large bath towel over your head, shoulders, and the bowl.
  8. Lean over the bowl with your face 10-12 inches away from the water.
  9. Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.
  10. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Enjoy the relief from congestion, mucus, inflammation, itching, and other cold and allergy symptoms.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS ROOM SPRAY BLEND TO ENHANCE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 15 drops
Distilled Water 60 ml (2 oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the essential oil with the water inside the spray bottle. (Increase the volume as desired, adding 15 drops of the essential oil per 2 oz. of distilled water.)
  2. Tightly close the spray bottle with the cap and swirl the mixture together to blend everything thoroughly.
  3. Spritz the room spray into the air to enhance spiritual practices.

 


 

USING EUCALYPTUS OIL IN A MASSAGE (REDUCE PAIN AND CELLULITE)

Diluted with a carrier oil and used topically in a moisturizer or a blended massage oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s stimulating properties may help to revitalize the skin and tired muscles. It facilitates easy breathing, enhances feelings of relaxation, creates a refreshing feeling, soothes nervous tension, and helps clear the mind. This soothing oil provides relief to minor burns, sores, bites, and cuts by decreasing pain, inhibiting bleeding, eliminating bacteria from the wound, and promoting the closing of scars

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS MASSAGE OIL BLEND TO RELIEVE PAIN
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 8 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 8 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 8 drops
Grapeseed Carrier Oil 14 ml (½ fl. oz.)
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 44 ml (1 ½ fl. oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients inside a 60 ml (2 fl. oz.) amber glass bottle.
  2. Replace the bottle cap and shake well to thoroughly blend all oils.
  3. To use, dispense up to 1 Tbsp of the blend into the palm of your hand and massage into affected areas.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS MASSAGE BLEND FOR SINUS RELIEF 
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 8 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 5 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Jojoba Oil 60 ml (2 oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the ingredients inside a 90 ml (3 fl. oz.) amber glass bottle.
  2. Replace the bottle cap and shake well to thoroughly blend all the oils.
  3. To use, dispense up to 1 Tbsp of the blend into the palm of your hand and massage into affected areas.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS MASSAGE BLEND TO DIMINISH CELLULITE
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 5 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 4 drops
Cedarwood Essential Oil 4 drops
Sage Essential Oil 2 drops
Cypress Essential Oil 2 drops
Hazelnut Oil 60 ml (2 oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients inside a 90 ml (3 fl. oz.) amber glass bottle.
  2. Replace the bottle cap and shake well to thoroughly blend all the oils.
  3. To use, dispense up to 1 Tbsp of the blend into the palm of your hand and massage into affected areas.

 


 

USING EUCALYPTUS OIL IN A BATH (BOOST IMMUNITY AND SOOTHE MUSCLES)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s germicidal and antiseptic properties make it a popular choice for use on wounds, cuts, burns, bites, stings, and sores. Besides soothing the irritated skin, it relieves pain, protects any openings from becoming infected, and promotes faster healing. Added to warm baths, Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties help to rejuvenate stiff and sore muscles.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS SOOTHING AROMATHERAPY BATH BLEND
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 15 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 10 drops
Sweet Orange Essential Oil 10 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil (Jojoba or Apricot Kernel Oil suggested) 125ml (4 fl. oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the oils in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake the closed bottle to thoroughly blend all oils.
  2. Pour 1 Tbsp of the blend into warm bath water.
  3. This blend can also be used as a decongestant and immune-boosting massage blend for the chest, back, and feet.
  4. Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place outside of the humid bathroom.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS BATH BLEND TO BOOST IMMUNITY
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 5 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Pine Essential Oil 2 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 2 drops
Virgin Coconut Carrier Oil 2 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the oils in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake the closed bottle to thoroughly blend all oils.
  2. Pour 1 Tbsp of the blend into warm bath water.
  3. This blend can also be used as a decongestant and immune-boosting massage blend for the chest, back, and feet.
  4. Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place outside of the humid bathroom.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS BATH SALT BLEND TO RELIEVE PAIN
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 8 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 8 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 4 drops
Epsom Salt 1 cup
Baking Soda ¼ cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Add Dead Sea Salt to the Epsom Salt. Mix well.
  3. Add Baking Soda to the salts. Mix well.
  4. Add all the essential oils. Mix well.
  5. Spoon the final product into clean jars (such as canning or jam jars).
  6. When adding the salts to a warm bath, ensure complete dissolution in water to avoid slipping.
  7. Depending on the size of the bathtub, use between ¼ to ½ cup of this salt blend per bath.
  8. Relax and enjoy the relief from congestion, sore muscles, and inflammation.

 


 

USING EUCALYPTUS OIL IN COSMETICS (SOOTHE AND STIMULATE)

When used cosmetically to nourish hair, Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties relieve scalp itchiness by facilitating the removal and prevention of dandruff flakes. With its strong scent and anti-microbial properties, Eucalyptus is capable of eliminating lice and nits. Due to its astringent properties, Eucalyptus Oil controls sebum production, thereby preventing hair follicles from becoming clogged with excess sebum and dirt that can lead to hair loss. As a hair stimulant, it boosts circulation in the scalp and encourages hair growth, strengthening the hair by improving elasticity and preventing breakage.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil helps dry up blemishes and acne outbreaks, alleviating inflammation and pain. The oil’s anti-bacterial properties help reduce the chance of future outbreaks.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS HOT OIL TREATMENT BLEND FOR NOURISHING AND STRENGTHENING HAIR
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 4-5 drops
Coconut Oil 1 Tbsp
Jojoba Oil 2 Tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small pan, mix together the Coconut Oil, the Castor Oil, and the Jojoba Oil. Heat the mixture until it is warm enough that it can still be touched with bare hands. Ensure that the oils are never overheated nor brought to a boil.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and, using a spoon, mix in the Eucalyptus Essential Oil.
  3. Using the fingertips, massage the oil blend into the scalp.
  4.  Leave the oil in the hair for 15 mins before washing it off.
  5. This hair treatment can be applied once a week or once every 3 days.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS SHAMPOO BLEND TO HYDRATE DRY HAIR
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oils 10 drops
Peppermint Essential Oils 10 drops
Coconut Milk (Homemade or Canned) ¼ cup
Liquid Castile Soap ¼ cup
Olive Carrier Oil or Almond Carrier Oil ½ tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or bottle.
  2. Tighten the jar lid or bottle cap and shake to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  3. Store the finished product in a cool place.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR CONDITIONER BLEND FOR DANDRUFF
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 6-8 drops
Apple Cider Vinegar ½ to 1 Tbsp
Water 1 cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. After shampooing hair, follow the steps below to create a conditioning vinegar hair rinse.
  2. Dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar in the water. (Above is a general ratio, but it can differ based on individual hair types and the condition of water in the individual’s area.)
  3. Add the Eucalyptus Essential Oil.
  4. Massage hair and scalp with the blend, especially the ends of the hair. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  5. Rinse your hair with water. For those with long hair, it is recommended to leave the vinegar rinse on, as it prevents hair from becoming tangled.
  6. A slight odor of vinegar might linger while hair is wet, but will disappear when hair is dry.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS OIL BLEND FOR SCALP PSORIASIS
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 3 drops
Fractionated Coconut Oil ½ cup
Oregano Essential Oil 3 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In an applicator bottle, combine all the oils and shake well to blend together thoroughly.
  2. To apply, section the hair and squeeze the product from the applicator bottle.
  3. Using the fingertips, gently massage the oil blend into the scalp.
  4. Leave the oil in for 2 hours.
  5. Wash hair as usual. It is suggested that the oil is washed out of the hair with a mild, non-sulfate shampoo.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS FACE WASH BLEND FOR ACNE AND BLEMISHES
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Pure 35-40 drops
Unscented Liquid Castile Soap 240 ml (8 oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine ingredients and transfer into a small pump bottle.
  2. Use as you would any face wash.

 

TIPS

  • 35-40 drops (This amount makes a dilution of less than 1%, as this recipe is intended for use directly on the face)
  • 240 ml (8 oz.) of Liquid Castile Soap will last approximately 1-2 months.
  • Diluting 180 ml (6 oz.) of soap with 60 ml (2 oz.) of water makes the soap last even longer.

 

The following are a few other essential oil blend suggestions for this recipe:

  • 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 25 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 240 ml (8 oz.) Liquid Castile Soap
  • 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 240 ml (8 oz.) Liquid Castile Soap

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS SUGAR SCRUB BLEND FOR EXFOLIATING FACE, HANDS, AND BODY
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 8 drops
Coconut Oil (thick) 1/4 cup
Green Food Coloring 2-3 drops
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar ½ cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Thoroughly combine the sugar and the Coconut Oil. (The denseness/consistency of the Coconut Oil should be similar to that of lard.)
  2. Mix in the Eucalyptus Essential Oil and the food coloring.
  3. Scoop the finished mixture into a jar/container.
  4. To use, apply this mixture to the face, hands and/or body. Gently scrub for 2-3 minutes before rinsing off.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS CONDITIONING OIL BLEND FOR BEARDS
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 4 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 4 drops
Castor Oil 20 ml (¼ oz.)
Grapeseed Oil 20 ml (¼ oz.)
Moroccan Argan Oil 20 ml (¼ oz.)
Jojoba Oil 20 ml (¼ oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 60 ml (2 oz.) dropper bottle, combine all the oils.
  2. Tightly cap the bottle and shake it vigorously to ensure the oils mix together thoroughly.
  3. To use, take a small amount of the oil in the palm of your hand, rub the hands together, and gently smooth onto facial hair to soften and condition your beard.

 

  1. EUCALYPTUS BLEND FOR DEODORANT
Ingredient Amount
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 10 drops
Baking Soda 1/3 cup
Cornstarch 1/3 cup
Sandalwood Essential Oil 10 drops
Vitamin E Oil 2 Tbsp
Coconut Carrier Oil 3 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until thick paste forms.
  2. Transfer this blend to a storage container such as a shallow, wide-mouthed jar, and allow it to set for 24 hours.
  3. To use, apply the deodorant to underarms with fingertips.

 


 

A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE

 

Cornstarch: As an odorless thickening and binding agent, this ingredient helps hold a shower cube together and allows the shower cubes to harden and become sturdy. Cornstarch acts as a softening agent if the shower cubes are used in a bath instead. It can also absorb moisture to prevent body odors from forming. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it soothing and relieving for rashes, burns, and itchiness.

 

Ravensara Essential Oil: This anti-allergenic oil alleviates allergic reactions, allowing the body to build resistance against allergy-inducing substances. By eliminating bacteria, Ravensara Oil treats infections while preventing new infections from forming. It relieves severe and spasmodic coughs and allows muscles to relax, thereby alleviating breathlessness, cramps, and a sensation of pulling pain in the abdomen.

 

Sweet Marjoram: This anti-viral oil effectively eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses associated with colds, flu, and other viral illnesses, thus treating infections. The expectorant properties of Marjoram Oil make it effective in clearing congestion caused by colds and infections.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is popular for its powerful cooling scent, which improves focus and mental clarity, boosts energy, clears the respiratory tract, and releases muscle tightness. It is used to soothe and reduce pain, redness, inflammation, aches, and digestive discomfort. Its anti-microbial property protects the body against bacteria. When used topically, it closes pores and tightens skin. Its simultaneous cooling and warming sensation on skin makes it an effective numbing agent.

 

Grapeseed Carrier Oil: This light, non-greasy, moisturizing, and fast-absorbing oil promotes the speedy healing of wounds and minimizes the look of scarring. It is odorless and is not known to stain fabrics. Grapeseed Oil boosts circulation and when used in hair products, conditions hair to help retain moisture and restore shine while preventing hair breakage and hair loss.

 

Rosemary Essential Oil: This pain-relieving oil stimulates blood circulation, which makes it a popular remedy for arthritis, muscle and joint pains, and headaches. It promotes faster healing for wounds by facilitating the process of coagulation.

 

Lemon Essential Oil: This stimulating oil is known to detoxify, disinfect, and induce sleep. Its ability to relieve stress contributes to its ability to boost immunity, which prevents fevers and infections. It is an anti-fungal oil that is known to rejuvenate skin by soothing irritations, increasing skin luster, and reducing excessive oil.

 

Cedarwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to enhance concentration and to promote the retention of information. It tightens and tones the skin, promotes hair growth, and prevents wounds from developing infections. Its anti-inflammatory property soothes skin irritations and relieves muscle and joint pain.

 

Sage Essential Oil: The anti-oxidant properties of this essential oil help slow the appearance of aging and its symptoms such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and loose muscles. Sage Oil promotes the quick healing of wounds and cuts. It reduces skin inflammation as well as the appearance of marks, spots, and scars on the skin.

 

Cypress Essential Oil: This oil promotes perspiration, which facilitates the expulsion of bodily toxins as well as excess salts and water. This, in turn, benefits all body systems, especially the skin, as it prevents acne and reduces the build-up of toxicity. By stimulating circulation and eliminating excess fluids, Cypress Oil diminishes the bumpy appearance of cellulite as well as other unsightly skin conditions, which are caused by fluid retention and/or poor circulation.

 

Hazelnut Oil: This non-greasy, hydrating oil helps skin absorb oil and balance oil production while introducing skin-softening moisture that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. By offering skin protection through its antioxidant and rejuvenating properties, Hazelnut Oil shields skin against environmental stressors that lead to the appearance of aging, leaving the complexion looking younger and brighter.

 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, peacefulness, and cheerfulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration. Orange Essential Oil is known to prevent fungal infections and to inhibit the growth of further bacterial growth, which is useful for disinfecting wounds.

 

Carrier Oil: Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils before topical application, as the potency of essential oils can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier oils also help essential oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating.

 

Pine Essential Oil: This oil is known to boost immunity by clearing mucus and phlegm from nasal passages and protecting the body and the environment from harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. When used topically, it reduces redness and inflammation while soothing skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis. Its antioxidant properties balance skin, rejuvenating the complexion to leave it looking and feeling healthy.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. It improves sleep by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress as well as reducing pulse rates. It promotes a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.

 

Epsom Salt: These salts are known to facilitate the expulsion of toxins from the body, relieve stress, promote relaxation, soothe inflammation, and enhance the body’s nutrient absorption.

 

Baking Soda: This finely powdered salt is known to help detoxify the body and to soften skin to make it smooth. Baking Soda eliminates the bacteria that contribute to body odor and reduces the pH level to offset the acids present in perspiration.

 

Virgin Coconut Carrier Oil: This deeply conditioning oil is known to increase skin hydration by reducing water loss in the dry skin. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties can also facilitate the healing of wounds.

 

Coconut Carrier Oil: This moisturizing and conditioning oil helps regrow and repair dry, damaged hair, thus promoting the health of the scalp. While relieving the discomforts associated with lice and dandruff, Coconut Oil strengthens and softens hair to make it silky and lustrous. By preventing breakage and split ends, it slows the loss of hair and protects it from environmental stressors as well as heat damage.

 

Fractionated Coconut Oil: This softening oil is known to relieve skin dryness by reducing skin’s water loss. Coconut Oil can reduce inflammation, relieve irritation, and remove psoriasis skin plaques by softening the skin.

 

Coconut Milk: This cooling liquid is different from Coconut Water, in that it is extracted from grated coconut. With its natural moisture, it nourishes hair to encourage the growth of longer and thicker strands.

 

Liquid Castile Soap: This natural, non-toxic soap contains vegetable-based ingredients, making it a milder and more environmentally-friendly option. Its rich oil content means that it easily produces a high-foaming lather that requires less water than traditional liquid soaps.

 

Olive Carrier Oil: This strengthening oil introduces weight and moisture to hair, sealing it in. It repairs split ends and smoothes the look of frizz. By conditioning, treating dandruff, and removing the buildup that prevents the growth of new hair, it improves the health and appearance of hair.

 

Almond Carrier Oil: This nourishing oil provides intense hydration that is suitable for all skin types. Almond Oil is a skin-softening lubricant that is almost odorless, and it is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids that make skin look and feel revitalized.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar: This strengthening tonic has traditionally been used for hair conditioning benefits. With a pH level that is close to that of human hair, it helps balance the natural pH of sebum. This protects the scalp against bacteria and fungus, which are main causes of dandruff. By clearing the scalp of product build-up, it refreshes hair, reduces frizz, detangles hair, and stimulates hair growth. Its stimulating properties encourage hair to grow healthier and stronger, reducing the chance of breakage.

 

Oregano Essential Oil: This immune-boosting oil is known to improve respiration and relieve pain associated with arthritis and injury. As well as stimulating the body, its scent invigorates the mind. Oregano Oil can enhance skin health and soothe skin discomforts such as itchiness while slowing the look of aging and brightening the complexion.

 

Extra Fine Granulated Sugar: This hydrating exfoliant gently brushes away dead skin cells to allow healthy, glowing skin to emerge. It facilitates cell regeneration, leaving skin looking and feeling younger and fresher.

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil: This is a powerful, anti-septic immune system stimulant that is beneficial for eliminating bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can treat wounds, provide soothing relief for aches, pains, and congestion, promote a sense of calm, and disinfect surfaces. This stimulating and nourishing oil promotes the growth of healthy hair and prevents dryness. It soothes itchiness and inflammation while preventing the accumulation of dead skin cells.

 

Castor Oil: This nourishing oil stimulates circulation to promote the growth of stronger, thicker hair. By moisturizing, smoothing, and softening hair, it prevents hair from becoming dry and brittle.

 

Moroccan Argan Carrier Oil: This conditioning oil is known to make hair softer and smoother. By penetrating and moisturizing hair, it repairs damage while leaving it looking shiny without the greasy residue. Moroccan Argan Oil boosts the growth of hair that looks thick and healthy.

 

Jojoba Carrier Oil: This carrier oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for its ability to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil and for preventing skin irritations. It locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.

 

Sandalwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to soothe skin irritations such as inflammation, wounds, or acne and can reduce the appearance of aging skin. Sandalwood Oil is used to improve mental clarity, memory, calmness, and libido. It is believed to fight bacteria that contribute to respiratory ailments.

 

Vitamin E Liquid: This powerful antioxidant reduces inflammation, repairs hair damage, and promotes better circulation to boost healthier growth.

RELIEVE AND STIMULATE WITH OREGANO

Oregano Essential Oil is reputed to relieve a cough and cold symptoms, to disinfect, and to soothe topical discomforts such as inflammation and itchiness. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Oregano Essential Oil.

USING OREGANO OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY – TO FIGHT GERMS & ENERGIZE

When used in aromatherapy, Oregano Essential Oil can boost the immune system and improve the efficiency of the respiratory tract by loosening up and eliminating a buildup of mucus and phlegm. It can also soothe throat irritation to suppress coughing fits. Its calming and relaxing effects make it an effective sleep aid when diffused in the bedroom.

 

Anti-allergenic and sedative, Oregano Oil reduces bodily reactions to allergens and airborne pollutants that cause inflammation, such as pollen and mold. Due to its Carvacrol content, which exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, Oregano Oil can relieve swelling, itching, sneezing, and congestion. Flu and general sickness symptoms may diminish when Oregano Oil is inhaled. As a stimulant, Oregano Essential Oil is known to boost circulation, invigorate body and mind, and thus ease fatigue.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL DIFFUSER BLEND TO ENERGIZE
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 2 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 2 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 2 drops
Eucalyptus Essential Oil 2 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In order to achieve a thorough mix of oils before adding them to a diffuser, add all oils to a 2 ml glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.
  4. To make a massage blend, simply mix all the essential oils with 4 tsp. of a carrier oil of personal preference.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL STEAM BLEND TO ALLEVIATE COLDS AND ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 4 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 4 drops
Juniper Essential Oil 4 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Thoroughly cleanse skin
  2. Boil 3 cups of distilled or purified water.
  3. Remove the water from the heat and allow it to cool in a bowl for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the essential oils to the water and stir.
  5. Place the bowl somewhere stable and comfortable where you can sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Drape a large bath towel over your head, shoulders, and the bowl.
  7. Lean over the bowl with your face 10-12 inches away from the water.
  8. Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.
  9. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Enjoy the relief from congestion, mucus, inflammation, itching, and other cold and allergy symptoms.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL ROOM SPRAY BLEND TO FIGHT AND PREVENT GERMS
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 5 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops
Epsom Salt 1 Tsp
Glass Spray Bottle 60 ml (2 oz.)
Distilled Water 60 ml (2 oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the essential oils with the Epsom salt inside the spray bottle.
  2. Swirl the mixture together to blend everything thoroughly.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, tightly close the bottle with the cap, and shake well.
  4. Spray into the air to eliminate and prevent germs.

 


 

USING OREGANO OIL IN A MASSAGE – TO RELIEVE PAIN

When used topically, Oregano Essential Oil can improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, and fungal infections, as it eliminates yeast, bacteria, and fungi. Its anti-inflammatory properties can neutralize the pain, itchiness, and general discomforts of insect stings and bites. Muscle aches, joint pains, and rashes may be relieved by using diluted Oregano Oil in a massage.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL MASSAGE BLEND FOR LATE PERIODS
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 4 drops
Almond Carrier Oil 1 tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Measure out the carrier oil in a dark bottle.
  2. Slowly add in the essential oil and shake the bottle to mix the blend thoroughly.
  3. Massage the blend into the stomach and lower back in a clockwise motion for a few minutes. Repeat several times a day, if necessary, such as morning, afternoon, and night.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL MASSAGE BLEND FOR SORE MUSCLES
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 8 drops
Almond Carrier Oil 2 Tsp
Wheatgerm Carrier Oil 2 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Measure out the carrier oils in a dark bottle.
  2. Slowly add in the essential oil and shake the bottle to mix the blend thoroughly.
  3. Massage the blend into the affected areas.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL MASSAGE BLEND FOR PAIN & INFLAMMATION
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 4 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 3 drops
Cedarwood Essential Oil 2 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Measure out the carrier oil in a dark bottle.
  2. Slowly add in the essential oils and shake the bottle to mix the blend thoroughly.
  3. Massage the blend into the affected areas.

 


 

USING OREGANO OIL IN COSMETICS – TO HEAL AND SOOTHE

Used in cosmetics, Oregano Oil is known to have antioxidant activity that fights the look of aging, which results in skin that looks clear and smooth. As such, it can treat acne and brighten the complexion. Applied in massage, Oregano Essential Oil’s anti-inflammatory activity can soothe redness, irritation, bites, and discomforts associated with arthritis and injury.

 

  1. HOMEMADE OREGANO-TEA TREE OINTMENT FOR HEALING WOUNDS
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 2 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 2 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 2 drops
Refined Coconut Carrier Oil 2 Tbsp.
Beeswax Pastilles (optional; for increased firmness) 1-2 tsp.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a double boiler, melt the Coconut Oil (and Beeswax, if using) until liquefied.
  2. When the wax has liquefied, add the essential oils one at a time.
  3. Thoroughly mix the oils together, then pour into a small jar or 30 g (1 oz.) salve tin.
  4. Allow the mixture to set in the fridge.
  5. When ready to use, salve can be applied to minor cuts and scrapes then covered with a bandage.
  6. To prevent the salve from melting in high temperatures, store it in a cool, dry place.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL MOISTURIZING LOTION BLEND TO SOOTHE DRY SKIN
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 14 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops
Avocado Carrier Oil 60 ml (2 oz.)
Coconut Carrier Oil 60 ml (2 oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Sterilize a 4 fl. oz. ball glass jar by placing it in boiling water. Remove from heat then dry.
  2. Melt the Coconut Oil.
  3. In the glass jar, pour the Avocado Oil and essential oils, then pour in the Coconut Oil last.
  4. Allow the oils to combine thoroughly by placing the jar in the refrigerator.
  5. When the mixture has solidified into a soft lotion, it can be used to moisturize any area of dry skin without leaving a greasy residue.

 

  1. OREGANO OIL SALVE FOR SANITIZING HANDS
Ingredient Amount
Oregano Essential Oil 25 – 30 drops
Vitamin E Oil (optional) ½ tsp
Olive Carrier Oil ¼ cup
Coconut Carrier Oil ¼ cup
Beeswax 2 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a pot with 1 inch of water and place on the stove over medium/low heat.
  2. In a glass jar, add the Beeswax and Coconut Oil and place the jar in the pot of water, maintaining the same level of heat on the stove.
  3. Allow the wax and carrier oil mixture to melt slowly for 10-15 minutes without overheating.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the 1 oz. tins by removing their lids for ease of pouring, as the salve is quick to cool and harden.
  5. Once the Beeswax and Coconut Oil have melted on the stove, stir in the Olive Carrier Oil and ensure it is thoroughly blended.
  6. Remove this blend from the heat, and quickly stir in the Oregano Essential Oil.
  7. Carefully pour the finished product into the tins. This recipe can fill 6 tins of 1 oz. capacity.
  8. Allow the salve to harden completely inside the tins before placing the lids on and before applying the salve. This cooling period typically takes between 15 and 20 minutes.

 


 

A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE

 

Rosemary Essential Oil: This pain-relieving oil stimulates blood circulation, which makes it a popular remedy for arthritis, muscle and joint pains, and headaches. It promotes faster healing for wounds by facilitating the process of coagulation.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is popular for its cooling scent that improves focus and mental clarity, boosts energy, clears the respiratory tract, and releases muscle tightness. It is used to soothe and reduce aches and digestive problems. Its anti-microbial property protects the body against bacteria.

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting oil that is ideal for use on skin, for use in aromatherapy, and as a surface cleaning agent and a fabric freshener. Eucalyptus Oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antiseptic qualities, among other valuable properties.

 

Juniper Essential Oil: This oil boosts circulation and promotes the faster healing of wounds while protecting them from becoming septic and infected. By encouraging perspiration, Juniper Essential Oil cleanses the pores and the internal body systems of toxins, thereby preventing acne and other ailments associated with an accumulation of bodily toxins. Its stimulating scent combats depression, vertigo, and fatigue, and its toning properties have a tightening effect that leaves skin feeling firm and looking youthful.

 

Frankincense Essential Oil: This oil has a grounding scent and promotes easy breathing. It induces feelings of tranquility, contentment, and relief from physical and mental fatigue, as well as depression and anxiety, which are common factors in sleeplessness. It is known to reduce heart rate and blood pressure and to allow the body to reach an ideal body temperature that is conducive to sleep.

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil: This is a powerful, anti-septic immune system stimulant that is beneficial for eliminating bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can treat wounds, provide soothing relief for aches, pains, and congestion, promote a sense of calm, and disinfect surfaces.

 

Epsom Salt: These salts are known to facilitate the expulsion of toxins from the body, relieve stress, promote relaxation, soothe inflammation, and enhance the body’s nutrient absorption.

 

Almond Carrier Oil: Almond carrier oil provides an intense hydration suitable for all skin types. This skin-softening lubricant is almost odorless and is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Skin will look and feel nourished and revitalized.

 

Wheatgerm Carrier Oil: This moisturizing oil soothes and softens dry, cracked skin and boosts its ability to regenerate and reduce the appearance of scars, leaving a healthy, even-toned, brightened complexion. It originates from the most nutrient-rich part of the wheat kernel and thus provides the skin with proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

 

Cedarwood Essential Oil: This oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe dry, itching, irritated skin such as acne and fungal infections. It can soothe aching muscles as well as tighten muscles. As a stimulant, it promotes hair growth and slows hair loss. It eliminates toxins in the body, thereby stimulating the metabolism and reducing coughs, and it is believed to enhance focus and wisdom.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. It improves sleep by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress. It promotes a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.

 

Lemon Essential Oil: This stimulating oil is known to detoxify, disinfect, and induce sleep. Its ability to calm and relieve stress contributes to its ability to boost immunity, which prevents fevers and infections. It is an anti-fungal oil that is known to rejuvenate skin by soothing irritations, increasing skin luster, and reducing excessive oil.

 

Avocado Carrier Oil: This carrier oil is an odorless healing oil that is silky to the touch and is easily absorbed by the skin. Its anti-wrinkle and regenerative properties prevent the early onset of visible signs of aging by keeping the skin hydrated, nourished, elastic, and soft.

 

Coconut Carrier Oil: This oil mixes well with other oils in a product and extends the product’s shelf life. It penetrates the skin quickly and adds moisture without clogging pores. Coconut Oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties and helps combat unpleasant odors.

 

Beeswax: When added to creams and butters, Beeswax acts as a thickening agent and makes them more spreadable on the skin. By exfoliating and helping skin retain moisture, Beeswax prevents skin from drying out and promotes the appearance of rejuvenated skin.

 

Olive Carrier Oil: This strengthening oil introduces weight and moisture to hair, sealing it in. It repairs split ends and smoothes the look of frizz. By conditioning, treating dandruff, and removing the buildup that prevents the growth of new hair, it improves the health and appearance of hair.

 

Vitamin E Liquid: This powerful antioxidant reduces inflammation, repairs hair damage, and promotes better circulation to boost healthier growth.

REJUVENATE YOURSELF WITH ROSEMARY OIL

Rosemary Essential Oil is reputed to strengthen the body, eliminate harmful bacteria, improve concentration, soothe digestive issues, and relieve aching muscles. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Rosemary Essential Oil.

USING ROSEMARY OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY (SINUS RELIEF, FOCUS, AND ENERGY)

Used in aromatherapy, Rosemary Essential Oil improves alertness, eliminates negative moods, and increases the retention of information by enhancing concentration. The scent of Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates the appetite and is also known to reduce the level of harmful stress hormones that are released during tense experiences. Inhaling Rosemary Oil boosts the immune system by stimulating internal anti-oxidant activity, which in turn fights ailments caused by free radicals.

 

  1. ROSEMARY FACIAL STEAM BLEND FOR EASY BREATHING

Use this blend to clear the respiratory tract and relieve throat and nasal congestion.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops
Pine Essential Oil 5 drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 1 tsp (15 ml)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all essential oils together in a 15 ml amber glass vial/bottle that has an orifice reducer.
  2. Thoroughly cleanse the face.
  3. Boil 3 cups of distilled or purified water.
  4. Remove the water from the heat and allow it to cool in a bowl for 5 minutes.
  5. Add 1 drop of the essential oil blend to the steaming water.
  6. Place the bowl somewhere stable and comfortable where you can sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Drape a large bath towel over your head, shoulders, and the bowl.
  8. Lean over the bowl with your face 10-12 inches away from the water.
  9. Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.
  10. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Enjoy the relief from congestion, mucus, inflammation, itching, and other cold and allergy symptoms.

 

  1. ROSEMARY ROOM SPRAY TO ENHANCE MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION

Use this blend to stay alert and focused, especially when studying.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 6 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 3 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 3 drops
Witch Hazel 1 Tbsp
Distilled Water ½ cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 120 ml (4 oz.) amber glass spray bottle, pour in the Witch Hazel.
  2. Add all the essential oils.
  3. Gently swirl the bottle to thoroughly blend together all ingredients.
  4. Add the distilled water.
  5. Replace the spray bottle cap and shake vigorously.
  6. To use, spritz the room spray into the air to enhance memory and concentration.

 

  1. ROSEMARY DIFFUSER BLEND TO ENERGIZE

Use this blend to stimulate physical activity and prevent the sluggish feeling of fatigue.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 4 Drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil 4 Drops
Lime Essential Oil 4 Drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all oils to a 2 ml glass bottle.
  2. Roll bottle between hands to thoroughly blend oils.
  3. Based on manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to your diffuser.

 


 

USING ROSEMARY OIL IN A MASSAGE (REDUCE PAIN, CELLULITE, STRETCH MARKS, AND VARICOSE VEINS)

Used in a massage, Rosemary Essential Oil’s detoxifying properties can facilitate healthy digestion, relieve flatulence, bloating, cramps, and constipation. Through massage, this oil stimulates circulation, which allows the body to better absorb nutrients from food.

 

  1. ROSEMARY MASSAGE BLEND TO RELIEVE ACHES AND PAINS

Use this blend to soothe muscular aches and joint pains.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Nutmeg Essential Oil 5drops
Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dark bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and gently shake it to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
  3. Massage 1 tsp of the blend into the affected area for at least 30 minutes to ensure complete absorption into the skin.

 

  1. ROSEMARY MASSAGE BLEND TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE

Use this blend to stimulate circulation and smooth the appearance of unsightly dimpled skin.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Benzoin Resinoid 5 drops
Fennel Essential Oil 5 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 4 tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients inside a 20 ml (0.70 fl. oz.) amber glass bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all oils.
  3. To use, dispense up to 1 Tbsp of the blend into the palm of your hand and massage into affected areas.

 

  1. ROSEMARY-COCONUT OIL BLEND FOR STRETCH MARKS

Use this blend to reduce the appearance of blemishes and unwanted marks.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 10 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 1 cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 1-cup (236 mL / 8 fl. oz.) glass jar, mix together both oils.
  2. Pour the required amount of the blend onto the palms of hands and massage it directly onto the stretch marks.
  3. Continue massaging the skin gently with the oil for 30 minutes to ensure complete absorption into the skin.

 

  1. ROSEMARY & SHEA BODY BUTTER BLEND TO REDUCE VARICOSE VEINS

Use this blend to boost circulation and reduce the appearance of enlarged, bumpy veins.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 10 drops
Basil Essential Oil 10 drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil 5 drops
Geranium Essential Oil 5 drops
Shea Butter ½ cup
Coconut Carrier Oil 1/4 cup
Jojoba Carrier Oil 1/4 cup
Vitamin E Liquid 1 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, melt together the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add in all the remaining oils (Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E-Liquid, and essential oils).
  4. For 1-2 hours, refrigerate the blend until it appears to be an off-white semi-solid.
  5. With a hand mixer, whip this blend until it is a soft and fluffy body butter (approximately 10 minutes).
  6. To use, massage the whipped body butter upward in the direction of the heart to boost circulation. (For example, if starting at the feet, massage up toward the knee. If starting at the wrist, massage up toward the shoulder).
  7. Store the finished product in a glass jar at room temperature. Avoid leaving it in heat or humidity to prevent melting. If exposing the butter to heat is inevitable, store it in the refrigerator.
  8. This body butter should remain fresh for 6 months.

 

TIP: It is recommended that the use of this body butter be avoided just before going to sleep, as the stimulating essential oils may lead to interrupted sleep.

 


 

USING ROSEMARY OIL IN A BATH (UPLIFT MOODS AND RELIEVE MUSCLE PAIN)

Diluted with a carrier oil and used in a bath, Rosemary Essential Oil’s detoxifying and anesthetic properties can boost immunity by recharging the body’s detoxification system. It stimulates the body to rapidly eliminate waste and soothes digestive ailments. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal essential oil for relieving muscle aches and pains.

 

  1. ROSEMARY AROMATHERAPY BATH OIL BLEND TO UPLIFT THE MOOD

Use this blend to beat the blues and encourage feelings of contentment and serenity.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 4 drops
Bergamot Essential Oil 3 drops
Rosewood Essential Oil 3 drops
Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the oils in a 15 ml (0.50 fl. oz.) dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
  2. Shake the closed bottle to thoroughly blend all oils.
  3. Pour the blend into warm bath water.
  4. Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place outside of the humid bathroom.

 

  1. ROSEMARY BATH BLEND TO RELIEVE ACHES AND PAINS

Use this blend to soothe muscular aches and joint pains.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 2 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops
Marjoram Essential Oil 2 drops

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a 10 ml (0.33 fl. oz.) dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously to thoroughly blend together all oils.
  3. Pour into a warm bath.
  4. Stir ingredients thoroughly into bath water.
  5. Soak in the bath and enjoy relieve from aches and pains.
  6. Store remaining oil in a cool, dark place outside of the bathroom, which can become humid.

 


 

USING ROSEMARY OIL IN COSMETICS (REDUCE BLEMISHES AND ENHANCE HAIR GROWTH

In cosmetic products for hair care, Rosemary Essential Oil’s tonic properties stimulate hair follicles to lengthen and strengthen hair while slowing the graying of hair, preventing hair loss, and moisturizing dry scalp to relieve dandruff. The anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, anti-oxidant, and tonic properties of this oil make it a beneficial additive in skin care products that are meant to soothe or even treat dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation, and acne. Effective for all skin types, this rejuvenating oil can be added to soaps, face washes, face masks, toners, and creams to achieve firm yet hydrated skin that appears to have a healthy glow that is free of unwanted marks.

 

  1. ROSEMARY AND ALOE BLEND TO DIMINISH ACNE

Use this blend to soothe dry, irritated, inflamed skin.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 6 drops
Aloe Vera Gel 1 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl, add the Aloe Vera Gel.
  2. Using a spoon, mix in the Rosemary Essential Oil.
  3. To use, gently apply this gel by spreading a thin layer of it over the face with clean fingers.
  4. Leave this gel blend on the face for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off.
  5. For best results, use this mix daily.

 

  1. ROSEMARY AND GRAPESEED OIL BLEND FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN

Use this blend to reduce the look and feel of an uneven and irritated complexion.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 2 drops
Grapeseed Carrier Oil 1 Tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Inside a 5 ml glass bottle, mix together the Grapeseed Oil and the Rosemary Essential Oil.
  2. Using either fingers or a suitable brush, spread the oil over affected areas of skin.
  3. This blend is gentle enough to be used daily.

 

  1. ROSEMARY AND CASTOR OIL BLEND FOR HAIR TREATMENT

Use this blend to condition hair and to boost its strength and resilience.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 4 -5 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 2 tsp
Castor Oil 2 tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small pan on low heat, melt together the Coconut Oil and the Castor Oil for 1-2 minutes until it is warm enough that it can still be touched with bare hands. (Ensure that the oils are neither overheated nor brought to a boil.)
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and, using a spoon, mix in the Rosemary Essential Oil.
  3. Using the fingertips, massage the oil blend into the scalp.
  4. Leave the oil in the hair for 15 mins before washing it off.
  5. This hair treatment can be applied once a week or once every 3 days.

 

  1. COCONUT AND ROSEMARY BODY OIL FOR STRETCH MARKS

Use this blend to reduce the appearance of blemishes and unwanted marks.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Oil 3-4 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 4 Tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 60 ml (2 fl. oz.) dark glass or PET plastic bottle, mix both oils together.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  3. To use, apply the blend to affected areas of skin.
  4. This blend is gentle enough to be used twice or thrice daily.

 

  1. ROSEMARY SERUM FOR HAIR GROWTH

Use this blend to naturally stimulate healthy hair growth.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 8 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 6 drops
Clary Sage Essential Oil 3 drops
Sweet Almond Oil 50 ml (1.7 fl. oz.)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 50 ml (1.7 fl. oz.) dark glass or PET plastic bottle, mix together all the oils.
  2. Cap the bottle and gently shake it to mix the ingredients.
  3. To use, apply this serum to the hair and scalp. For even distribution, brush or comb the oil through the hair.
  4. This serum can be used daily or every two days after showering to promote hair growth.

 

  1. ROSEMARY HAIR MASK BLEND FOR ENHANCED HAIR GROWTH

Use this blend to achieve lustrous, hydrated hair.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 6 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 1 Tsp
Honey 1 Tsp
Egg 1

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  3. To use, apply this blend to the hair and leave on for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask off with warm water and allow hair to air dry. Alternatively, blow dry hair using a cool setting.
  5. This mask can be made and used once a week to enhance the growth and quality of hair.

 

  1. SHAMPOO FOR STIMULATING HAIR GROWTH

Use this blend to stimulate the growth of shiny, healthy hair with restored natural color.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 10 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 1 Tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 Tsp
Nettle Leaves 2-3 bunches
Apple Cider Vinegar 1 cup
Baking Soda 1 Tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl of boiling water, steep the Nettle bunches.
  2. Allow the water to cool down before straining the Nettle water / removing the bunches.
  3. To this Nettle “tea” add the remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  4. To use, apply this shampoo blend to wet hair and lather.
  5. Leave it in the hair for 2-5 minutes to ensure absorption.
  6. Thoroughly rinse the hair.

 

  1. ROSEMARY MOISTURIZING SERUM FOR ENHANCED EYEBROW GROWTH

Use this blend for the growth of thicker eyebrows for a healthy, sophisticated, youthful appearance.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 1 drop
Lavender Essential Oil 1 drop
Cedarwood Essential Oil 1 drop

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To a mascara tube of personal preference, add each oil.
  2. To thoroughly blend them into the mascara, swish the mascara wand around inside the tube. (Avoid pumping the wand, as this introduces air into the tube and dries out the product.)
  3. To use, apply mascara to brows by sweeping upward from the base of the hairs in light strokes.
  4. These oils will give the mascara a pleasant scent and extend the shelf life of the mascara (now “eyebrow serum”) by reducing the number of bacteria that accumulates inside the tube.

 

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  • It is highly recommended that organic oils be used in this recipe, as the finished product will be applied near a sensitive area.
  • It is critical that essential oils of any kind NEVER be used directly IN the eyes, ears, or nose.

 

  1. ROSEMARY MOISTURIZING OIL BLEND FOR HEALTHY BEARD GROWTH

Use this blend to promote the growth of healthier, denser facial hair without irritating skin.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 6 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 6 drops
Jojoba Carrier Oil ½ oz
Coconut Carrier Oil ½ oz

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 30 ml dark glass or PET plastic bottle, mix in the carrier oils.
  2. Add in the essential oils.
  3. Cap the bottle and gently swirl it to thoroughly mix the blend.
  4. To use, pour small amounts of the oil onto the palms of hands. Rub palms together to evenly distribute oil over hands. Smooth oil onto beard.
  5. This growth formula can be applied daily.

 

  1. ROSEMARY HAIR RINSE BLEND TO DARKEN GREY HAIR

Use this blend to restore the color to naturally dark hair.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 7-10 drops
Water 3 cups
Vegetable Glycerin 1 Tsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a squeeze bottle, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Shampoo and condition hair before applying the hair rinse.
  3. Squeeze the rinse into hair and leave it in for 1 minute.
  4. Thoroughly rinse hair out with cold water.

 

CAUTION

Avoid using this recipe on blonde or light-colored hair, as it may darken hair.

 

  1. ROSEMARY FACIAL MASK BLEND TO STIMULATE CIRCULATION

Use this blend to enhance circulation in the face for a glowing, rejuvenated complexion.

Ingredient Amount
Rosemary Essential Oil 10-15 drops
Rose Absolute 10-15 drops
Honey ½ cup

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a dark, airtight glass container, mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Cap the container and store it in a warm, dark place for 2-3 weeks.
  3. In a double boiler on low heat, warm up the container.
  4. To use: First, wash the face and hands then apply the blend to the face, avoiding the eye area.
  5. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. The stickiness of the honey will stimulate circulation.
  6. Rinse the mask off thoroughly and apply a moisturizer of personal preference.

 


 

A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE

Frankincense Essential Oil: This calming oil helps relieve stress, nausea, and tension. Its anti-inflammatory property effectively facilitates the speedy healing of wounds and works as an astringent and antiseptic on the skin. Frankincense Essential Oil is beneficial for aiding in digestion, relieving congestion, and eliminating bodily toxins.

 

Pine Essential Oil: This oil is known to boost immunity by clearing mucus and phlegm from nasal passages and protecting the body and the environment from harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. When used topically, Pine Essential Oil reduces redness and inflammation while soothing skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis. Its antioxidant properties balance skin, rejuvenating the complexion to leave it looking and feeling healthy.

 

Grapefruit Essential Oil:  This oil is reputed to stimulate both physically and mentally, thus boosting immunity, energy levels, and concentration. Its antioxidant properties make Grapefruit Essential Oil beneficial for protecting the body against toxins and against the physical symptoms of aging.

 

Carrier Oil:  Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils before topical application, as the potency of essential oils can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier oils also help essential oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating.

 

Lemon Essential Oil:  This stimulating oil is known to detoxify, disinfect, and induce sleep. Its ability to relieve stress contributes to its ability to boost immunity, which prevents fevers and infections. Lemon Essential Oil is an anti-fungal oil that is known to rejuvenate skin by soothing irritations, increasing skin luster, and reducing excessive oil.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. Lavender Essential Oil improves sleep by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress as well as by promoting a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.

 

Witch Hazel: Although it is best known for its skin cleansing and toning abilities, the uplifting scent of this liquid is also known to boost moods.

 

Lime Essential Oil: This invigorating and refreshing oil is known to boost immunity by relieving stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Lime Essential Oil effectively relieves and soothes colds, sore throat and chest congestion.

 

Nutmeg Essential Oil: This sedative and anti-inflammatory oil are reputed to relieve pain, stress, and discomfort associated with coughs, joint pain, and indigestion. Nutmeg Essential Oil can also be used to boost circulation.

 

Benzoin Resinoid: This uplifting and stimulating oil is known to enhance circulation and has a positive effect on negative moods. It is beneficial for relieving stress, tension, anxiety, and inflammation. Benzoin Resinoid protects wounds from becoming infected and simultaneously tones skin and muscles.

 

Fennel Essential Oil:  This relaxing oil is known to speed up the healing of wounds and to tone the skin. Fennel Essential Oil is reputed to reduce the appearance of aging by moisturizing skin to prevent the early onset of wrinkles.

 

Coconut Carrier Oil: This moisturizing and conditioning oil helps regrow and repair dry, damaged hair and skin, thus promoting the health of the scalp and the skin. While relieving the discomforts associated with lice and dandruff, Coconut Oil strengthens and softens hair and skin to make them silky and lustrous. By preventing breakage, it slows the loss of hair and protects both skin and hair from environmental stressors.

 

Basil Essential Oil: This antibacterial and anti-fungal oil is known to enhance the look and feel of hair and skin by eliminating excess oil and buildup while adding shine. It soothes itching, boosts circulation, and disinfects.

 

Geranium Essential Oil: The sweet, floral scent of this uplifting oil offers relaxation to the body and mind. It is known to improve mental function and to boost the moods of those who suffer from anger, anxiety, and depression.

 

Shea Butter:  This nourishing butter is full of vitamins and fatty acids, making it an excellent moisturizer for skin. While moisturizing and repairing skin, it protects natural oils and boosts collagen.

 

Jojoba Carrier Oil:  This carrier oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for preventing skin irritations and for its ability to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil. It locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.

 

Vitamin E Liquid:  This powerful antioxidant reduces inflammation, repairs hair damage, and promotes better circulation to boost healthier growth.

 

Bergamot Essential Oil: This energizing oil is known to boost circulation and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, which in turn replaces negative mental states with feelings of joy, refreshment, and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors such as sadness may lead to reduced blood pressure, enhanced relaxation, and better regulation of the sleep hormones serotonin and dopamine, which may lead to better sleep.

 

Rosewood Essential Oil: The mild, sweet, spicy and floral scent of this uplifting oil is known to reduce not only negative moods and stress but also nausea, coughing, and acne. Rosewood Oil exhibits mild pain-relieving properties and stimulates various body systems, enhancing circulation and digestion to name a few functions. Its rejuvenating abilities leave skin looking clear, smooth, youthful and vibrant.

 

Marjoram Essential Oil: This anti-viral oil effectively eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses associated with colds, flu, and other viral illnesses, thus treating infections. The expectorant properties of Marjoram Oil make it effective in clearing congestion.

 

Aloe Vera Gel: This natural protective gel helps to restore the skin’s moisture, thus soothing eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, acne, and wounds. Its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make Aloe Vera gel effective in quickly healing burns and minor skin infections. By stimulating the growth of new skin, it improves skin’s firmness and hydration, helping to minimize the appearance of scarring and stretch marks.

 

Clary Sage Essential Oil: The scent of this sedative oil is known to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and stress. Its anti-bacterial properties help inhibit the spread of infection and prevent new infections from forming. The stimulating properties of Clary Sage Essential Oil make it effective for boosting libido. Toning the skin and strengthening muscles and hair, it prevents hair loss, thereby preserving a youthful appearance.

 

Sweet Almond Carrier Oil:  Almond carrier oil provides an intense hydration suitable for all skin types. This skin-softening lubricant is almost odorless and is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Skin will look and feel nourished and revitalized.

 

Honey:  Full of enzymes and nutrients, Honey adds shine to dull hair without leaving it feeling heavy. As a humectant, it draws in and allows hair to retain moisture, while also strengthening it and promoting healthier growth.

 

Egg: Applying eggs to hair can result in stronger, softer, silkier, more volumized strands. By preventing breakage, eggs promote healthier hair growth and restore hair’s natural shine. By adding moisture, it hydrates and conditions hair to reduce frizz, thereby making hair more manageable.

 

Turmeric Powder: This powdered spice is known for its ability to heal wounds and prevent bacterial infections. With its exfoliating property, it stimulates the growth of new skin while enhancing skin’s natural elasticity and lightening blemishes. Used in hair, Turmeric Powder soothes the scalp and eliminates dandruff, thereby preventing hair loss caused by dryness and fungus.

 

Nettle Leaves: These anti-inflammatory leaves are known to soothe burns and to reduce the appearance of scarring. It reduces dandruff and promotes the growth of shiny, healthy hair while simultaneously restoring hair’s natural color.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar: This strengthening tonic has traditionally been used for hair conditioning benefits. With a pH level that is close to that of human hair, it helps balance the natural pH of sebum. This protects the scalp against bacteria and fungus, which are main causes of dandruff. By clearing the scalp of product build-up, it refreshes and detangles hair, reduces frizz, and stimulates healthier and stronger hair growth to reduce the chance of breakage.

 

Baking Soda: This finely powdered salt is known to help detoxify the body and to soften skin to make it smooth. Baking Soda eliminates the bacteria that contribute to body odor and reduces the pH level to offset the acids present in perspiration. Used in hair, Baking Soda helps reduce oiliness and, by balancing the scalp’s pH level, it maintains the cleanliness and health of the scalp.

 

Vegetable Glycerin: This soothing, moisturizing liquid is a stabilizer and preservative that makes it easier for oils to bind together to create a smooth cream, lotion, or gel. Vegetable Glycerin keeps skin hydrated, balanced, and toned. Its cooling effect helps soothe itching. Due to its non-toxicity, it is safe to use on sensitive skin and children’s skin.

 

Rose Absolute: The calming and uplifting scent of this absolute offers relief from stress and anxiety. With a cooling effect, it soothes dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. The anti-inflammatory property of Rose Absolute helps prevent scarring and reduces the appearance of broken capillaries.

 

Castor Oil: This nourishing oil stimulates circulation to promote the growth of stronger, thicker hair. By moisturizing, smoothing, and softening, it prevents hair from becoming dry and brittle.

 

Grapeseed Oil: This is a light, fast-absorbing oil that boosts blood circulation, promotes the speedy healing of wounds, and minimizes the look of scarring. It is odorless and is not known to stain fabrics.

 

Cedarwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to enhance concentration and to promote the retention of information. It tightens and tones the skin, promotes hair growth, and prevents wounds from developing infections. Its anti-inflammatory property soothes skin irritations and relieves muscle and joint pain.

Natural, Rejuvenating, Fruit Extracts for Skin and Hair

Throughout history and since ancient times, extracts from botanicals and fruits have been popular ingredients in natural cosmetics used by various cultures. Extracts, which take several forms including absolutes, tinctures, and powders, can be made by using water or ethanol to “extract” a part of a raw material, but Powder Fruit Extracts are obtained from fruit juices and purees using modern spray drying technology. This method ensures a high-quality product with uniform consistency and improved storage stability. The most common extracts are derived from aromatic flowers, herbs, fruits, nuts, and spices, such as Rose, Vanilla, Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange, Lemon, Almond, Pistachio, Cinnamon, and Ginger.

Although fruit extracts may not necessarily retain the aromas of their originating fruits or exude any obvious scent at all, they are known to retain all of the fruits’ nutrients and healthful qualities; thus, when added to natural, water-based cosmetic formulations, they still contribute nourishing benefits even if they do not add any natural fragrance. Due to the concentrated nature of extracts, they need only be added to formulas in small amounts, as their potency yields considerable results. Furthermore, their addition also enhances the viscosity, texture, and nutrient richness of natural products.

BENEFITS OF POWDER FRUIT EXTRACTS

Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, natural sugars, proteins, polyphenols, carotenoids, and various other natural elements and compounds that are beneficial to general health, Powder Fruit Extracts are known to promote the skin’s renewal for a rejuvenated complexion. They are reputed to have exfoliating properties, which not only remove dead, dull, and flaky skin cells but that also promote the growth of newer and healthier skin, resulting in skin that looks and feels smoother, firmer, softer, brighter, and more evenly-toned. Their emollience helps to hydrate and alleviate the discomforts of dry skin while protecting it against the harsh effects of UV radiation.

Powder Fruit Extracts can support the growth, strength, health, and function of collagen, thereby enhancing elasticity and helping to reduce the appearance of the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes. The anti-inflammatory quality of many powder fruit extracts helps to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation. They gently moisturize, soothe the symptoms of skin ailments, such as eczema and psoriasis, balance the skin tone to even out suntans, hyperpigmentation, and other types of discoloration, including dark under-eye circles. They regulate oil production, remove blackheads, cleanse and clarify, and help prevent acne breakouts. They are reputed to soften even dehydrated areas of skin that are parched to the point of cracking or peeling and when used on the nails, they are believed to simultaneously strengthen and soften.

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Used in hair, Powder Fruit Extracts are known to cleanse, condition, nourish, fortify, soften, contribute shine, prevent dandruff, and stimulate circulation to encourage healthy new growth. They are reputed to prevent hair loss, oiliness, dryness, dullness, and the buildup of dirt. As a result, fruit extract-enriched haircare products are known to leave hair looking thicker, voluminous, and more lustrous.

Used medicinally, Powder Fruit Extracts are commonly used to enhance immunity, facilitate wound healing, support digestive function and the body’s detoxification, soothe and prevent inflammation, address conditions such as ringworm, promote the renewal and strengthening of muscle tissue, reduce menstrual discomforts, support healthy weight loss, decrease stress and tension, and regulate blood pressure.

Fruit extracts with astringent, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties are reputed to help facilitate the healing of open wounds by promoting their contraction, purifying the affected area of skin, and preventing harmful bacteria and environmental pollutants from entering the body through the abrasion.

Powder Fruit Extracts are reputed to have many therapeutic properties. The following highlights their many benefits and the kinds of activity they are believed to show:

  • COSMETIC: Astringent, Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Balancing, Brightening, Collagen-Enhancing, Cleansing, Clarifying, Conditioning, Exfoliating, Firming, Hydrating, Rejuvenating, Reparative, Soothing, Strengthening, Smoothing, Softening, Stimulating
  • MEDICINAL: Astringent, Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Balancing, Reparative, Soothing, Strengthening, Stimulating, Wound-Healing

USES OF POWDER FRUIT EXTRACTS

When incorporating powdered fruit extracts into natural product formulations, it is recommended that the amount of extract not exceed 0.5% of the total product. If they are being used to make tinctures, the amount of fruit extract should not exceed 5%.

For a facial toner that helps support the skin’s suppleness and natural radiance, combine the following ingredients in a 100 ml spray bottle: 100 ml (3.50 oz.) Floral Water, 2 drops Essential Oil, 2 drops Solubilizer (Polysorbate 20) Raw Material, and ¼ tsp. Powder Fruit Extract. Cap the bottle and shake it well before spritzing the resultant spray lightly onto the face and allowing it to air dry.

For a face mask that has protective qualities and is known to hydrate the skin while repairing damage caused by environmental stressors, such as the elements, begin by thoroughly combining the following ingredients in a bowl: 1 ½ tsp. Green French Clay, 1 tsp. Powder Fruit Extract, ½ tsp. Kaolin Facial Scrub Superfine, 1 ½ Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel Juice, and 1 Tbsp. Floral Water of personal preference. To use this mask, simply spread a thin layer over the face with the fingers and allow the mask to dry for no longer than 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. This mask is known to soothe irritation and redness and to energize tired skin.

To make a strengthening, conditioning, and reparative shampoo that is reputed to help balance oil production while soothing itchiness and irritation, combine the following ingredients in a 100 ml (3.50 oz.) shampoo dispenser bottle: 100 ml Shampoo Base, 0.1 g Powder Fruit Extract, and 2 ml (0.06 oz.) essential oil of personal preference. Cap the bottle, shake it well to thoroughly combine all the ingredients, then apply it to the scalp and hair as usual in the shower. This natural shampoo blend is known to address dandruff, strengthen dull and brittle strands, and hydrate frizz for smoother and softer curls.

To create a bath bomb, begin by combining the following ingredients in a large bowl: 2 cups Baking Soda, 1 cup Citric Acid, and 1 Tbsp. Buttermilk Powder. Thoroughly mix all the powders together until any clumps have returned to their loose powder forms. In a separate bowl, dilute 12 drops of an essential oil of personal preference in 1 Tbsp. of any carrier oil. Next, pour this mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix everything together thoroughly. The addition of oils will likely lead to the formation of clumps in the powder mixture, and these clumps should be gently broken to ensure even distribution of the oil blend. Stir in ¼ tsp. Powder Fruit Extract, then spray the entire mixture with Witch Hazel or any other Floral Water, quickly mixing it into the powder with each spritz to prevent the mixture from fizzing. Spray only enough to allow the powder to hold its shape, at which point it can be transferred and packed lightly into a mold of personal preference. Once the mixture takes the shape of the mold, remove the compacted shapes and allow them to dry for 12-24 hours in an area with low humidity. To use these bath bombs, simply drop one into a bathtub filled with enough warm water for an adult-sized bath. Enter the tub once the entire bomb has dissolved. These bath bombs should be used within the month. Some suggestions for fruit powder and essential oil combinations include Mango Fruit Powder with Orange Essential Oil, Pineapple Fruit Powder with Lavender Essential Oil, and Strawberry Fruit Powder with Lime Essential Oil.

A GUIDE TO POWDER FRUIT EXTRACTS & THEIR BENEFITS

PAPAYA POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical Name: Carica papaya

Country of Origin: India

Believed to:

  • Be a free-flowing powder that ranges in color from cream to a pale yellowish-orange
  • Be excellent for balancing the oiliness of the skin and for exfoliating dry areas
  • Promote the appearance of a rejuvenated complexion, when used in skin care products
  • Contain Vitamin A, which helps to reveal the next layer of the skin to promote the complexion’s natural radiance
  • Contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant with smoothing and softening qualities

 

BANANA POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical Name: Musa spp.

Country of Origin: India

Believed to:

  • Be a fine powder of a pale, creamy shade of yellow
  • Exude the aroma of pureed bananas
  • Be rich in Potassium and Vitamin A
  • Be ideal for use on dry or sensitive skin, such as in the form of a dry facial mask or scrub

 

MANGO POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical Name: Mangifera indica

Country of Origin: India

Believed to:

  • Be made from spray-dried mangoes and to have the scent of dehydrated mangoes
  • Be a fine, creamy-yellow powder
  • Be high in Vitamin A, C, beta-Carotene, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Calcium
  • Prevent the appearance of fine lines, the drying and deterioration of skin, and to maintain elasticity
  • Be ideal for adding to recipes for soaps, dry products, facial masks, and body wraps
  • Be refreshing and gentle enough for use on any skin type, especially dry or sensitive skin

 

STRAWBERRY POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical Name: Fragaria spp.

Country of Origin: India

Believed to:

  • Be a fine powder that ranges in color from reddish-pink to purple
  • Have the scent of fresh strawberries
  • Be rich in Polyphenols, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium and Vitamins A and C
  • Provide protection for the skin and to have soothing properties
  • Make a wonderful toner that helps to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Suit any skin type and to be ideal for addition to formulations for facial masks, body wraps, and scrubs

 

PINEAPPLE POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical Name: Ananas comosus

Country of Origin: India

Believed to:

  • Be a free-flowing powder that ranges in color from bright yellow to yellow
  • Contain the fruit enzyme Bromelain, which is known to reduce inflammation
  • Be an effective exfoliant that sloughs off dead cells on the surface of the skin
  • Exhibit astringent properties, making it ideal for use in facial toners

 

GUAVA FRUIT EXTRACT

Botanical Name: Psidium guajava

Country of Origin: India

Believed to:

  • Be a fine powder that is pale yellow in appearance
  • Be revered for both its vitamin content and its ability to slow the signs of aging
  • Help prevent the deterioration of the skin
  • Be ideal for addition to hair care products due to its natural fiber content

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR POWDER FRUIT EXTRACTS

Powder Fruit Extracts are for external use only. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using these products for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use Powder Fruit Extracts without the medical advice of a physician, as they may have an effect on certain hormone secretions and it is unclear whether these effects are transferable to babies at these stages of development. These products should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

Those with the following health conditions are recommended to be advised by a physician: cancer, skin disorders, bleeding disorders, hormone-related ailments, and conditions of the heart, liver, or kidney. Individuals that are taking prescription drugs, undergoing major surgery, or who are at a greater risk of experiencing strokes, heart attacks, or atherosclerosis are also advised to seek medical consultation prior to use.

Prior to using Powder Fruit Extracts, a skin test is recommended. This can be done by diluting 1 tsp. of the preferred Powder Fruit Extract in 1 tsp. distilled water and applying a dime-size amount of this blend to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Due to their water-solubility, Powder Fruit Extracts will not dissolve in oil.

Powder Fruit Extracts must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin. Potential side effects of Powder Fruit Extracts include skin irritation or discoloration, rash, hives, swelling or tenderness on the mouth, lips, or cheeks, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nerve damage, fever, chills, nasal congestion, wheezing, breathing difficulties, chest pain, throat irritation, increased thirst, nausea, heightened or lowered blood sugar levels, bloody nose, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, gas, indigestion, cramping, constipation, diarrhea, excess menstrual flow, and frequent urination.

Those seeking medical care to manage moods, behaviors, or disorders should treat these products as a complementary remedy rather than a replacement for any medicinal treatments or prescriptions. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of these products and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.

 

IN ESSENCE…

    • Powder Fruit Extracts are obtained from fruit juices and purees using modern spray drying technology.
    • Powder Fruit Extracts are known to retain all of the originating fruits’ nutrients and healthful qualities.
    • Adding Powder Fruit Extracts to natural products enhances their viscosity, texture, and nutrient content.
    • Used on the skin, Powder Fruit Extracts are known to promote the growth of newer and healthier cells, hydrate and alleviate the discomforts of dryness, protect against the harsh effects of UV radiation, enhance elasticity, reduce the appearance of redness, irritation, hyperpigmentation, and the signs of aging. They balance the skin tone, regulate oil production, cleanse, clarify, and help prevent acne breakouts.
    • Used in hair, Powder Fruit Extracts are known to cleanse, condition, nourish, contribute shine and softness, fortify, soothe, prevent dandruff, and stimulate circulation. They are reputed to prevent hair loss, oiliness, dryness, dullness, as well as the buildup of dirt, resulting in strands that look thicker, voluminous, and more lustrous.
  • Used medicinally, Powder Fruit Extracts are believed to enhance immunity, facilitate wound healing, support digestive function and the body’s detoxification, soothe and prevent inflammation, promote the strengthening of muscle tissue, reduce menstrual discomforts, support healthy weight loss, decrease tension, and regulate blood pressure.

HOW TO USE FRUIT EXTRACTS
*The suggested usage rate is 0.1- 0.5% by weight of the product.
HOW TO INCORPORATE EXTRACTS IN FORMULATIONS
*Most extracts should be added to the cool down phase of the formulation.
• For shampoos, creams, and other thick products: Mix 5-10 ml of hot water (45˚C – 50˚C;
the temperature of the cooldown phase) into the powdered extract until it dissolves.
Combine this mixture thoroughly into the product.
• For mists, toners, and other products that are almost entirely water: There is no need to
dissolve the extract before adding it to the product.