Over the months we have tried various ways to use the oils in our home and I have Instagrammed our favorites along the way. Keep in mind that I'm not a doctor. I'm just sharing our family's experiences. This post is a collection of our favorite, tried and true recipes/uses.
All Purpose Spray: This is my go to all purpose bathroom spray. I use it as a baby wipe spray, for a quick spritz and swipe of the bathroom sinks and counters, walls, floors... You name it, I will spritz and swipe it. It works great for quick cleanups and smells great. Nothing like a little aromatherapy while cleaning! Feel free to change up the essential oils as you like.
Bug Spray!! To turn this same bottle of spray into a bug repellant for our family, I add 8 additional drops of Purification and 4 drops of Peppermint. Works like a charm for our family when we play outside. You can also add AromaRepel, Citronella or Thieves if you like. There are lots of options!
Face Wash: This one is especially good for problem prone skin. I used my hand mixer to mix up 1/4 of chilled coconut oil with 15 drops of Purification and 15 drops of Lavender. If non-cystic acne is more prominent, then add 30 drops of Melaleuca A essential oil instead. Massage this on and then remove with a warm, wet cloth. You can also use the Lavender essential or the Purification neat on blemishes to soothe the skin. If you need extra moisurizer, this cleanser doubles as a moisturizer. Sweet!
Luxury Lotion Bars: Disclaimer, I made these lotion bars really soft. If you want a harder lotion bar add in and additional ounce of Cocoa Butter and reduce the olive oil by 1/2.
In this batch, I used 1 oz each: pure beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, scant 1/4 cup olive oil. I gently melted the wax, coconut oil and cocoa butter together, then added the shea butter and 8 drops each Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Frankincense and Joy essential oils from Young Living. Add the essential oils at the very end so they are not affected by the heat. Pour into molds and enjoy!
Lemonade: We love this drink! I make this almost everyday. It helps me keep me hydrated and gives me that extra energy boost in the mid-afternoon. I mix the above ingredients into a 1.5 quart pitcher of water and sweeten with liquid stevia as needed. Sometimes we don't sweeten it at all. Sometimes I use grapefruit essential oil or orance essential oil along with the lemon. Try it and then tweak as you like. Disclaimer: check your oils. Please only ingest oils that are known to be safe, known to be pure, and have Seed to Seal verifcation.
Simple Kitchen Cleaner: This is super easy to mix up for spritzing and swiping the counters. Cuts grease, deep cleans and I don't have to worry about my children staying safe while they help me clean. Awesome.
Foot Rub Spray: My kids love the Peace and Calming essential oil blend. It smells so good and supports peaceful slumber. For my little glass spray bottles, I dissolved a scant 1/4 cup of Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes into 1/4 cup of hot filtered water. I allowed that to cool and then added approximately 20 drops of Peace and Calming blend of essential oils. Poured that into cobalt blue spray bottles. This is what we use to give the little ones foot rubs at night. They love it when we add this into their bedtime routine.
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Next up, Sugar Scrubs! Click HERE for the full recipe that I love and several possible adaptations.
If you have tried any of these, I would love here what you think. And if you would like more information on Young Living Essential Oils, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click here to purchase your own diffuser kit and amazing collection of oils.
Thanks for reading!
Chelle @ My Blue Daisy.