Favorite DIY Oil Recipes

Everywhere you look on the internet, you will find a blend or recipe for a rollerball or diffuser. The unique thing about essential oils is that even though the oil has constituents know for certain activity, they work with each individual differently. Therefore, your very best friend may recommend Lavender for sleep, but you notice that it just doesn’t work as well for you. DON’T give up, ask. Hook into some oil education groups ask questions, and trust your own body. Perhaps for you it’s Ylang Ylang or Vetiver.

Below are some of my favorite recipes and blends.

Bug Sprays and Repellents
Floral Scented

This recipe fits in a recycled 15ml essential oil bottle, with this spray cap.

1/2 Tbs distilled water
1/4 tsp carrier oil
1/4 tsp vodka or witch hazel
3 drops Geranium
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Rosemary
1 drop Patchouli

Counter and All Purpose Cleaner

Use a spray bottle to mix the following ingredients:

¼ cup white vinegar
1 ¾ cups water
10 drops peppermint
10 drops Purify
10 drop lemon
Lip Balm
This is my favorite lip balm. It makes quite a bit. You can cut the recipe in half if you want and still have some to offer to friends. It makes a lovely, lip-smacking gift for all ages.

Natural Healing Lotion:


2 tablespoons Emulsifying wax (You can add more if you want it thicker next time)
1/2 teaspoon Stearic Acid
1/3 cup sweet almond oil
1/2 cup distilled Water
10 drops lemon essential oil
2 tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
15 to 25 drops Essential Oils (I used 10 drops Lavender, 8 drops Geranium, 3 Rosemary, 3 Helichrysum) All of these oils are healing, anti-inflammatory and soothing, as well as super good and nourishing for the skin.


Stir together the oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid and glycerin in the top part of a double boiler. Warm this slowly over a low heat until the wax is melted.

While you’re waiting, warm the water just until lukewarm.

After the contents of the double boiler have melted, slowly pour the water into the oil, stirring briskly with a whisk until the mixture is a uniform color. As you can see, mine was both the color and consistency of milk.

Stir in your choices of essential oils. Pour into a 4oz glass pumpable bottle (note here: you should replace the straw of the pump if you can not clean it between batches to avoid bacterial build up.) Allow it to cool before putting the lid on.

And here’s a trick I learned: The oil and water components of the lotion will separate as it cools. Shake the bottle every 10 to 20 minutes to re-mix them. Once the lotion has cooled completely, they’ll stay mixed.