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Top 10 Make & Take Recipes

  1. Armpit Freshener: Make a rollerball using a 1 to 1 ratio of grapeseed or coconut oil with equal parts of Tea Tree, Citronella, Lavender, Cypress, and Lemongrass. Roll on your armpits in the morning. You may also rub this on the bottom of your clean feet before you put shoes on.
  2. Bath Fizzies: Mix together 1 cup citric acid, 1 cup baking soda, and 1.5 cups corn starch. Slowly drizzle in 1.5 teaspoons olive oil, kneading until it feels like wet sand. Add small amounts of olive oil if it is not molding well. Be careful not to add too much olive oil so as to not activate the citric acid. Add food coloring or natural plant based coloring. Smooth into a flexible mold of your choice and add one drop per mold of your favorite bath essential oil such as Lavender. Let dry completely. Gently pop out of mold and store in an airtight container.
  3. Body Sugar Scrub: Mix together the following: ¼ cup sugar, 3 TBS brown sugar, ¼ cup melted raw coconut oil. Scoop into a small glass jar and pat down. Add 3-6 drops Lemon or Grapefruit essential oil.
  4. Creamsicle Perfume Bottle: In a small 5mL perfume attimizer add 6 drops Orange and 1 drop Vanilla. Shake well. Fill to ¾ full with Witch Hazel or 100+ proof vodka. Add distilled water to top off once desired smell is reached.
  5. Daily Face Serum: Carrier oil base Grapeseed Oil with 20 drops Sweet Almond oil with 10 drops each of Frankincense, Lavender, and Cedarwood.
  6. Foaming Hand Soap: Using a foaming hand soap dispenser, add 2 TBS castile soap and ½ teaspoon Sweet Almond oil. Top off with distilled water leaving ¼ of air space at the top to account for the dispenser plug. For a deep cleaning blend add a synergy of 3 drops each Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils. For a milder blend add a synergy of 3 drops each Lavender, Cedarwood, and Copaiba essential oils. Place dispenser cap on tightly and roll lightly to mix
  7. Hair Detangler: Add ½ cup conditioner with 1 ¼ cup hot (not boiling) distilled water to a 12 ounce spray bottle. Add 3 drops each Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and Frankincense. Place cap on and shake to mix. To use, spray on dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends.
  8. Linen Spray and Room Freshener: Buy an 8-16 ounce glass spray bottle and add your favorite blend. Try 10 drops of your favorite synergy or equal parts Sage and Lavender or Cedarwood and Lavender.
  9. Smooth Legs & Bikini Cream: Using your favorite chemical-free, scent free cream or lotion, fill a 4 ounce glass jar ¾ full with the cream. Add 25 drops of Grapefruit essential oil. Tightly close the lid and shake vigorously until fully mixed. Use liberally on freshly shaved legs and bikini area directly after you shower. Use sunscreen if your legs will be exposed to the sun as Grapefruit may cause photosensitivity.
  10. Tooth Polish: Fill a small glass container with 2 TBS baking soda. Add 10 drops each of Peppermint, Lemon, and Tea Tree or Thieves essential oils. Tightly close the lid and shake vigorously to mix. Dip damp toothbrush into the mix and brush teeth as usual. Clean off excess under running tap water. No need to rinse fully, but you may choose to spit the remainder into the sink. You may also try this without the baking soda by mixing a batch of equal parts of the oils and dripping 2 drops directly on your tooth brush. Make sure you fully rinse your toothbrush after you use it as the Lemon oil will start to deteriorate the plastic bristles.

© 2016 Jen O’Sullivan. French Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Recipes & Usage Guide

6 thoughts on “Top 10 Make & Take Recipes

    1. You can get Vanilla from several online companies. I recommend Eden’s Garden or Mountain Rose Herbs Vanilla which is not technically an essential oil but an oleoresin or absolute. Vanilla planifolia is the Lantin name.

  1. Hi Jen…I was wondering if you have ever made the soap bars and if so would a recipe be available using the YLEOils? I’ve checked my EO Bar and I have ordered your new book of recipes, but not sure that it will be in that one. Thanking you in advance for your help!!

    1. Hey Alice, No sadly. Soap bars need lye and I don’t want to work with that. I may experiment at some point. I know you can make some interesting soap using coconut oil.

  2. Hi Jen…thank you for your time and expertise in regards to YLOils! Much appreciated!! I was wondering if you could suggest besides coconut oil the carrier oils to use that would make suds and also leave my hands feeling soft when making the bar soap? Again thanking you in advance for your info!! Have a great day!!

  3. Hi Jen…I could use a little help!!lol When I look into the Essential Oils pocket reference 6th edition I find the oil Sandalwood listed, but when I check on the YLEO site I find Sacred Sandalwood…what happened to Sandalwood and what is the difference between the two? Thanks for your much appreciated help!!

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