If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a great stash of essential oils and are always looking for ways to use them. With the holidays coming up, I decided to make a bunch of DIY essential oil recipes to share with family and friends. Let me just tell you how much money this is going to save me! Woot! Plus, I love the idea of giving loved ones healthy, non-toxic products that they can use as toiletries or in their home.

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Here are my top 15 DIY essential oil recipes

 


 

Lavender Linen Spray recipe by Mama Natural

Lavender Linen Spray

This is a classic spray that makes your laundry smell uh-mazing and helps to support well-being. Once your clothes come out of dryer or cloth’s line, spray your sheets liberally. Because Lavender essential oil is gentle, this is safe to use on your children’s sheets before bedtime. You could also use this as a soothing body spray or perfume (replace the distilled water with a light carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil.)

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ounce dark glass spray bottle (where to buy)
  • 1 teaspoon of witch hazel (where to buy)
  • 15-20 drops of Lavender
  • Almost 2 ounces of distilled water

Directions:

Add your Lavender to your glass bottle. Then add your witch hazel. Fill the remaining bottle with distilled water. Put on spray cap and shake bottle well. Spray on freshly laundered clothes or on your pillows and linens before bed.

 


 

Thieve's Spray recipe by Mama Natural

Thieves Spray

This delicious oil blend smells like Christmas. I’ve done a separate post on this oil, but let’s just say that Thieves is excellent for boosting our vitality. I adore this Thieves spray essential oil recipe and love to share with family and friends. It’s an instant favorite, and I like to keep one handy in my home and diaper bag for travel.

You can use to:

  • Clean toddler toys
  • Transform public restroom seats
  • Whip down cutting boards
  • Wash fruits and vegetables
  • Freshen gym bags
  • Clean airplane armrests and serving trays
  • Spray in the room to remove heavy odors

The uses of this spray are really endless. And it’s super easy to make.

What you’ll need:

Directions:

In your clean spray bottle, add 10-15 drops of your Thieves oil. Next add 1 tsp. of witch hazel. Then pour distilled water into bottle until full. Put on your spray top and use as you see fit. That’s it! This is one of my favorite DIY essential oil recipes!

 


 

Lustrous Hair Serum recipe by Mama Natural

Lustrous Hair Serum

Who doesn’t want thick, shiny and beautiful hair? Sometimes due to stress, postpartum or age, our hair can start to thin, break or lose its luster. I love using this DIY essential oil recipe to give support to the hair shaft. It’s also smells wonderful!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 ounce dark glass dropper bottle (where to buy)
  • Almost 2 ounces of Castor Oil (where to buy)
  • 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil

Directions:

Pour almost 2 ounces of your Castor Oil into your dropper bottle. Add your essential oils. Put on dropper lid and shake bottle. Apply to your scalp each morning and massage into scalp. Wait 20 minutes and then wash hair. You can also apply before bed. If you want to apply more frequently without an oil feel, you can make the serum using almost 2 ounces of distilled water and 1 teaspoon of witch hazel instead of the castor oil.

 


 

All Purpose Salve recipe by Mama Natural

All Purpose Salve

This is a great all purpose salve to use on our skin. Lemon and Melaleuca are wonderful for their cleansing properties. Lavender is a soothing oil that is known for its skin benefits. I love having this salve on hand. It can even be used as a hand lotion in the winter.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ounce glass lotion pot (where to buy)
  • 5 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil
  • Almost 2 ounces of raw coconut oil (where to buy)

Directions:

Scoop 2 ounces of raw coconut oil into a small glass bowl. Add your essential oils. Mix well with a metal fork or spoon. Scoop final concoction into your glass lotion pot and put lid on. Store in a cool, dark place. Apply directly to skin as needed. This is one of the great DIY essential oil recipes to share with other mamas!

 


 

Luxurious Exfoliation Body Scrub recipe by Mama Natural

Luxurious Exfoliation Body Scrub

Did you know that our skin is our largest organ? We want to be sure we’re scrubbing off dead skin cells daily to assist in overall health. Skin brushing is a great way to do this as well as doing a weekly exfoliating skin scrub.

This luxurious exfoliating scrub will help give our skin a healthy glow!

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

Measure your salt and pour into a large glass bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well with a metal spoon. Add your essential oils and continue to stir your mixture. Slowly scoop into your glass pot. Close tightly with white lid and label. Store in a cool, dark place. Scoop out a silver dollar size of scrub and apply to body. Repeat weekly. This is one of the most pampering DIY essential oil recipes 🙂

 


Luxurious Exfoliation Facial Scrub recipe by Mama Natural

Luxurious Exfoliation Facial Scrub

This is the same recipe above but we use sugar instead of salt because it’s gentler for facial skin. I have 3 different essential oil combinations depending on your skin type. This would make a lovely holiday gift!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce glass pot (where to buy)
  • White lids (where to buy) – optional for a different look
  • 1/2 cup raw olive oil (where to buy)
  • 1 cup raw, organic sugar (where to buy)
  • For normal skin: 5 drops each of Lavender, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang
  • For oily skin: 5 drops each of Carrot Seed Oil, Frankincense, and Tea Tree essential oils
  • For dry and mature skin: 5 drops each of Pachouli, Frankincense and Geranium essential oils
  • For a super special treat: 5 drops each of Rose, Jasmine and Sacred Frankincense essential oils

Directions:

Measure your sugar and pour into a large glass bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well with a metal spoon. Add your essential oils and continue to stir your mixture. Slowly scoop into your glass pot. Close tightly with white lid and label. Store in a cool, dark place. Scoop out silver dollar size of scrub and use weekly.

 


 

Muscle Love Bath Salts essential oil recipe by Mama Natural

Muscle Love Bath Salts

These salts are excellent for athletes, people who want to support their bodies after a grueling workout or yard work 🙂

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce glass pot (where to buy)
  • White lids (where to buy) – optional for a different look
  • 10 drops of Panaway and/or Aroma Siez
  • 5 drops of Copiaba
  • 1 cup of Epsom Salts (where to buy)

Directions:

Put your Epsom salts into a big glass bowl. Add your essential oils and mix well with a metal spoon. Carefully pour into your 8 ounce glass pot and cover tightly with lid. Scoop out 1/4 to 1/2 cup and put into a warm bath when needed. This is probably the most appreciated of my DIY essential oil recipes!

 


 

Coffee Cellulite Scrub recipe by Mama Natural

Coffee Cellulite Scrub

This is the most unusual of my DIY essential oil recipes. Coffee is a known stimulant and can actually assist the body in breaking up fat deposits close the skin’s surface. Grapefruit and Cypress oils are also excellent supporters of the lymph system. When combined, this can be a terrific scrub!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce glass pot (where to buy)
  • White lids (where to buy) – optional for a different look
  • 10 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
  • 5 drops of Cypress essential oil
  • 1 cup organic ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil (where to buy)

Directions:

Measure your coffee and pour into a large glass bowl. Add your olive oil and mix well with a metal spoon. Add your essential oils and continue to stir your mixture. Slowly scoop into your glass pot. Close tightly with white lid and label. Store in a cool, dark place. Scoop out silver dollar size of scrub and apply to body.

 


 

Balancing Perfume Blend recipe by Mama Natural

Balancing Perfume Blend

Papa Natural actually came up with this perfume recipe! He has a great nose and I love this oil blend. I’ve given this away to team members as well. The mix of oils helps us feel vibrant and well. All of these oils are also safe for younger children, breastfeeding and pregnant mamas.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 dark glass roll-on bottle (where to buy)
  • ~ 1 TB fractionated coconut oil (where to buy)
  • 3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop of Copiaba essential oil
  • 1 drop of Bergamot essential oil

Directions:

Put your essential oil drops into your roll-on bottle. Fill the remainder of your roll-on bottle with a light carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Put on your roll-on top and lid. Store in a cool, dark place. Apply to pulse points as needed.

 


 

Invigorating Cologne essential oil recipe by Mama Natural

Invigorating Cologne

Who says essential oils are just for the ladies? Make your man a masculine roll on that will also help to boost his well-being. Balsam Fir is *the* actual Christmas tree and Cedarwood has a musky scent that’s perfect for the men in your life.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 dark glass roll-on bottle (where to buy)
  • ~ 1 TB fractionated coconut oil (where to buy)
  • 3 drops of Balsam Fir essential oil
  • 3 drops of Cedarwood essential oil

Directions:

Put your essential oil drops into your roll-on bottle. Fill the remainder of your roll-on bottle with a light carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Put on your roll-on top and lid. Store in a cool, dark place. Apply to pulse points as needed.

 


 

Minty Fresh Shaving Cream essential oil recipe by Mama Natural

Minty Fresh Shaving Cream

Did you know that most conventional shaving creams are filled with harsh chemicals and fragrances? I love this homemade concoction that will leave your skin soft, thanks to the shea and coconut oils as well as and invigorated due to the Peppermint oil. You can add any essential oil you’d like to change up the scent.

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

Put your shea butter and coconut oil in a double burner. Put on low heat and let the fats melt. Take off of heat and pour your oils into a glass bowl. Add your olive oil. Let slightly cool and add your Castile soap and essential oil. Put in refrigerator for about an hour or until the solution starts to solidify. Then remove from fridge and whip your solution with an immersion blender until it forms a whipped cream texture. Scoop into your glass pot. Close with lid and store in a dark, cool place. Scoop out silver dollar scoop of cream and spread before shaving.

 


 

Soothing Shaving Gel essential oil recipe by your friend Mama Natural

Soothing Shaving Gel

Papa Natural actually prefers a gel than a cream so I made this one for him. The aloe vera serves as your “gel” and leaves your skin soft and conditioned. Lemongrass and Grapefruit smell absolutely divine together and are also great for the skin!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounce dark glass pump bottle (where to buy)
  • 3/4 cup aloe vera gel (where to buy)
  • 1/4 cup raw olive oil (where to buy)
  • 7 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
  • 7 drops of Grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

Put a small funnel in your glass bottle. Pour 3/4 cup of aloe vera gel into your bottle. Add 1/4 cup of raw olive oil. Then add your essential oils. Close your container with the pump lid and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. When needed, pump onto skin and shave.

 


 

Sensual After Shave essential oil recipe by your friend Mama Natural

Sensual After Shave

This another one of my favorites out of these DIY essential oil recipes because Orange + Sandalwood = Heaven! Both of these soothing oils are perfect in this aftershave, not only because of the fabulous smell but because they are hydrating to the skin.

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

Put a small funnel in your glass bottle. Pour 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel into your bottle. Add 1/2 cup of witch hazel. Ad your jojoba and vitamin E oils. Then add your essential oils. Close your container with the pump lid and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. When needed, pump onto skin after a shave.

 


 

Mama's Boob & Belly Rub essential oil recipe by Mama Natural

Mama’s Boob & Belly Rub

This rub is wonderful for all things skin. As our bellies and boobs expand in pregnancy and breastfeeding, this balm will help to condition and nurture the skin. Cocoa, shea, olive and vitamin E are also used in many stretch mark formulations on the market. These are both safe oils to use during pregnancy and postpartum.

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

Put your cocoa and shea butter in a double burner. Put on low heat and let the fats melt. Take off of heat and pour your oils into a glass bowl. Let slightly cool and add your vitamin E, olive and essential oils. Put in refrigerator for about an hour or until the solution starts to solidify. Then remove from fridge and whip your solution with an immersion blender until it forms a whipped cream texture. Scoop into your glass pot. Close with lid and store in a dark, cool place. Apply to belly and breasts daily.

 


 

Sleepy Spray recipe by Mama Natural

Sleepy Spray

I love this spray for promoting relaxation. It’s a soothing, calming concoction that combines essential oils with a unique form of magnesium. Many of us are deficient in this important mineral due to our depleted soils. Magnesium also is soothing so it’s a double whammy of peaceful goodness!

The key to this recipe is this magnesium oil, which will serve as your “carrier oil.” This transdermal source of magnesium is easier for our body to absorb than oral supplements.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ounce dark glass spray bottle (where to buy)
  • Almost 2 ounces of Ancient Minerals magnesium oil (where to buy)
  • 20 drops Peace & Calming (You can also use Lavender, Cedarwood, Tangerine, or Roman/German Chamomile)

Directions:

Fill your spray bottle with Ancient Minerals magnesium oil. Add your essential oils. Put on spray cap and shake bottle well. Apply to feet and rub in 20 minutes before bed. Also, cup hands and inhale oil residue for added benefit.

 


I hope you enjoyed these DIY essential oil recipes! Find other ways to use essential oils here. Please share with your oily friends and family 🙂

Looking to get started with essential oils?

Click here to see why I recommend the Young Living brand of oils.

Best wishes and happy holidays!