An Oily Mama's 5 Favorite Essential Oil Recipes

An Oily Mama’s 5 Favorite Essential Oil Recipes

What the heck is an essential oil anyway?  Is it an oil that is essential that I have?  Well, yes and no.  By definition essential oils are “naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices (Doterra).” 

Essential oils have so many great health benefits!  There is literally an essential oil for everything!  I love that they are a pure, natural and drug free alternative to countless ailments.  Natural and drug free is what chiropractic care is all about, right?  Essential oils are a great way to help you lead a more holistic lifestyle and are a great supplement to your chiropractic care.  When choosing essential oils, make sure to select oils that are therapeutic grade.  This means they are 100% pure and do not contain any germs, heavy metals, or adulterants.  If you’re trying to live a more holistic lifestyle, you wouldn't want to introduce anything to your body that is harmful, right?

I’ve been familiar with essential oils for a few years now, but I’ve only started using them seriously a few months ago.  They have become part of my family’s daily routine.  My favorite ways to use essential oils are topically and diffused; we diffuse them every single day.  I tend to find great recipes on Pinterest.  I am excited to share with you 5 of my favorite essential oil recipes that I’ve tried and love!  Please note, any of these recipes can be adjusted to best meet your needs.  It is important to keep in mind when using oils topically on your little ones that it is best to use them cautiously.  I like to avoid topical use until my children are at least 6 months old and when I do use them topically it is best to make sure your recipes are extra diluted for their fresh sensitive skin.  The recipes below that are meant for little ones were adjusted to meet my 1.5 year old’s needs.

1. Diaper Rash Spray
2 ounce spray bottle
Frankincense: 5 Drops (aides in healing)
Melaleuca: 10 Drops (helps treat skin infections)
Lavender: 10 Drops (helps with various skin problems; soothing)
Fractionated Coconut Oil: 1 TBSP (carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin)
2 oz water
*Shake before use.  Apply a thin layer with every diaper change and allow to air dry.*

2) Mama's Face Serum (aka Liquid Youth)
2 ounce dropper bottle
Lavender: 15 Drops (helps with various skin problems; soothing)
Frankincense: 30 Drops (anti-aging properties)
Melaleuca: 30 Drops (great for acne fighting)
Witch Hazel: 1/2 TSP (astringent)
Vitamin E Oil: 1/4 TSP (antioxidant that helps protect cells in your skin)
Fractionated Coconut Oil: Fill bottle the rest of the way (carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin)
*Shake before use.  Massage 4 drops into face and/or neck after cleansing in the PM.*

3) Boo Boo Spray
2 ounce spray bottle
Helichrysum: 5 Drops (accelerates healing)
Myrrh: 5 Drops (soothing)
Frankincense: 5 Drops (aides in healing)
Lavender: 5 Drops (helps with various skin problems; soothing)
Water: Fill bottle the rest of the way
*Great for your older active kiddos and yourself!  Shake before use.  Use to clean scrapes and cuts and for quick healing.  Apply 2-3 times per day as needed.

4) Calm Mama Anxiety Roller
Roller bottle
Balance: 20 Drops
Serentity: 20 Drops
Fractionated Coconut Oil:  Fill bottle the rest of the way (carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin)
*Shake before use.  Roll onto wrists, bottom of feet, and/or neck as often as needed.*

5) Monster Spray (Linen Spray)
2 ounce spray bottle
Lavender: 3 Drops (calming and relaxing when used aromatically)
Water: Fill bottle the rest of the way
*Shake before use.  Spray in the closet, under and on bed, and around room for maximum coverage to deter monsters*

I haven’t used this recipe, YET, since my little one is too young to get scared of monsters but we  do diffuse lavender in her room every night as part of our bedtime routine.

*Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional and am not making any recommendations, just simply sharing my experience using essential oils.*