Essential Oils and Fragrant Medicinals

Recipes and Blends

Fall Treat Room Spray

 

You will need:

  • 16 oz. spray bottle
  • 8 oz. distilled water
  • 2 oz. Witch Hazel
  • 20 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 15 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 15 drops Cassia essential oil

Put the witch hazel into the spray bottle and then add the essential oils. Blend the mixture, and then add the water and shake well before using.

Note: Vodka can be substituted for the Witch Hazel.

Source: One Essential Community

 

Woodland Walk Room Spray

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. spray bottle
  • 8 oz. distilled water
  • 2 oz. Witch Hazel
  • 15 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 15 drops Cassia essential oil
  • 15 drops White Fir essential oil

Put the witch hazel into the spray bottle and then add the essential oils. Blend the mixture, and then add the water and shake well before using.

Note: Vodka can be substituted for the Witch Hazel.

Source: One Essential Community

Ganesh Road Opener Oil Blend

Fill a small bottle with equal parts of the following essential oils:

  • Sandalwood
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hibiscus

Add a few drops of Gardenia essential oil, if desired.

Consider all obstacles in your way being removed from your path as you blend this oil, and invoke Ganesh, the remover of obstacles to give his blessings to your blend so that it may be the best oil you use to open all roads to success.

Ganesh is perhaps one of the most beloved deities in the Hindu culture. He is perfect to petition when starting any type of new undertaking. Known to remove any type of obstacle, Ganesh offers insight, abundance, prosperity, new opportunities and overall success. Traditionally, Ganesh is depicted as an elephant headed man with a big belly and numerous arms. He loves sweet foods and is typically honored with hibiscus flowers.

You can use Ganesh Road Opener Oil in a variety of ways. It can be worn on the body, dabbed into the bath, anointed on important documents, dropped in the heel of your shoe, dabbed on charms and talismans, rubbed on the front door, burned in a diffuser or simply worn during prayer or meditation. You may also petition Ganesh by placing out sweets, fresh flowers and a bowl of water with a bit of this oil blend mixed in.

This oil blend should be a basic staple in your collection, and I strongly suggest you keep it on hand to be used whenever needed. Anytime you must clear your way through physical obstacles, this is the oil for the job. Add Road Opener to any magick or impossible task you wish to accomplish.

Add this oil to liquid body soap, and every time you wash your hands, you will be imbuing them with the power to open roads in all that they encounter. Writing letters, doing chores and being involved in all manner of communications – we use our hands one way or another.

Adapted from a recipe in the Enchanted Formulary

Bugs Be Gone Room Spray

You can use essential oils to make a bug-repelling room spray that can be used inside or out. This blend of Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Lemon Eucalyptus oils is great for keeping away all kinds of bugs (mosquitoes, flies, gnats, spiders, and more). Plus, it has a wonderful fresh scent.

To make room spray:

  • Fill 8 oz glass spray bottle about 3/4 full with distilled water
  • Fill most of the rest of the way full with Witch Hazel
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Put on sprayer top and shake well to mix

To use: Shake bottle gently before each use. Spray into the air to freshen room. Use as often as needed.

Source: One Essential Community

Lake House Room Spray


My summers were often spent at my family’s lake house on the Minnesota Canada border. Days (and nights) were filled with fishing, swimming, hiking, camp fires, and board games. The air was scented with a wonderful blend of evergreens, fresh-cut fire wood, and water. This homemade room spray recipe of Pine, Cedarwood, Lavender and Spearmint captures that memory perfectly for me. Plus it’s calming, grounding, and balancing.

To make room spray:

  • Fill 8 oz glass spray bottle about 3/4 full with distilled water
  • Fill most of the rest of the way full with Witch Hazel
  • 10 drops Pine essential oil
  • 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Spearmint drops essential oil
  • Put on sprayer top and shake well to mix

To use: Shake bottle gently before each use. Spray into the air to freshen room. Use as often as needed.

Source: One Essential Community

Lemon Oil for Your Hair


Caused by an overzealous sebaceous gland, greasy hair can leave your tresses limp, flat, and stringy no matter how much you wash it. As with oily skin, Lemon oil can reduce the amount of sebum on the scalp, as well as help balance the production of oils.

Shampoo Recipe:

  • ½ cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1 cup of water
  • 20 drops of Lemon oil

Hair Rinse Recipe:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 drops of Lemon oil

From: Natural Living Ideas

Fat Dissolving Massage Recipe

It may seem like a bold statement, but Lemon oil can actually help you lose weight by suppressing weight gain, dissolving body fat, and reducing appetite. The rind of many citrus fruits – including Lemon – contain high amounts of the organic compound limonene.

Limonene has the ability to facilitate lipolysis – the breakdown of white adipose tissue, which is the type of fat the body stores for energy. The connection between limonene and lipolysis was demonstrated in a study where exposure to a blend of Lemon oil and grapefruit oil aromatherapy increased lipolysis and reduced body weight in lab rats.

Fat Dissolving Massage Recipe:

  • ¼ cup of sweet almond oil
  • 7 drops of pure Lemon oil
  • 7 drops of Grapefruit oil
Lemon Oil Precautions

Like many citrus essential oils, Lemon oil is phototoxic. This means that when an essential oil is applied topically, exposure to sunlight (UV rays to be exact) causes the skin to become hyper-sensitive and burn much more easily. It is recommended to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 12 hours after using Lemon oil on the skin.

From: Natural Living Ideas

Treat Candida With Lemon Oil

Most commonly expressed as a yeast infection when it’s running rampant, Candida is a class of fungus that is often a normal part of good oral and intestinal health. Its overgrowth, however, can affect the skin, throat, mouth, genitals, and, if left untreated, can even invade the blood.

Because of its antifungal properties, Lemon oil can be used as a natural remedy for yeast infections. A recent study found that Lemon oil was able to inhibit the growth of various Candida strains. This is likely because of Lemon oil’s high monoterpenoid content, which has an antimicrobial effect. You can use the following recipe as an external skin treatment once per day. If there’s no improvement after a week, you should see a healthcare practitioner.

Recipe:
  • 3 cups of lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 3 drops of Lemon oil
  • 4 drops of Tea Tree oil
Lemon Oil Precautions

Like many citrus essential oils, Lemon oil is phototoxic. This means that when an essential oil is applied topically, exposure to sunlight (UV rays to be exact) causes the skin to become hyper-sensitive and burn much more easily. It is recommended to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 12 hours after using Lemon oil on the skin.

From: Natural Living Ideas

Summer Sunset Room Spray


Summer sunsets and summer nights are hard to beat. You can still feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, but the air begins to cool and things start to slow down, giving a chance to reflect on the day. This summer sunset air freshener blend reflects that calm, grateful, peaceful feeling. The Patchouli essential oil is grounding and encourages reflection and self acceptance. The Ylang Ylang essential oil is the oil of the heart and helps connect us to our inner joy and being in the moment. Sandalwood essential oil is grounding, helping to calm and reduce stress. And sweet Orange essential oil is very uplifting and opens your heart to accept the goodness that life is offering.

To make room spray:

  • Fill 8 oz glass spray bottle about 3/4 full with distilled water
  • Fill most of the rest of the way full with Witch Hazel
  • 12 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 12 drops Sweet (wild) Orange essential oil
  • 10 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 5 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • Put on sprayer top and shake well to mix

To use: Shake bottle gently before each use. Spray into the air to freshen room. Use as often as needed.

Source: One Essential Community

Lemonade Room Spray

What’s better than a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day? How about this all-natural, homemade lemonade air freshener? The sweet, tangy smell of Lemon combines with subtle notes of Basil and Spearmint to give your home a fresh, sunny vibe no matter the weather outside. And not only does it smell great, but with the therapeutic benefits of essential oil, it’s also helps energize, clear the mind, and focus on the task at hand.

To make room spray:

  • Fill 8 oz glass spray bottle about 3/4 full with distilled water
  • Fill most of the rest of the way full with Witch Hazel
  • 28 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops Basil essential oil
  • 6 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • put on sprayer top and shake well to mix

To use: Shake bottle gently before each use. Spray into the air to freshen room. Use as often as needed.

Source: One Essential Community

Important Notice

Almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of an aromatherapy oil, but certain individuals, such as pregnant women, persons with allergies, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma should only use essential oils for aromatherapy under the guidance of a trained professional.

Keep in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated botanical extracts and should never be ingested or applied to skin at full strength. Consult a professional aromatherapist or an accredited reference on aromatherapy for advice on these uses.

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