3 DIY Recipes With Essential Oils

I’ve been using essential oils for years and to coincide with my first podcast on CASA DE KARMA covering everything you need to know about essential oils, I’m sharing three of my favourite DIY recipes that include essential oils.

The three recipes I’m sharing with you are a:

  • DIY all purpose cleaning recipe
  • DIY deodorant recipe
  • DIY air freshener

I hope you’re inspired to try one (or more!) of these for yourself and would love to hear how you go if you do make and use them – come back and let me know! Here they are:

1. My DIY house cleaning recipe with essential oils

Cleaning the house can be tiring and to be honest I really don’t like the idea of using chemicals. This was especially true a few years ago when I had two young children following me around wanting to help, so I decided to make my own cleaning recipe with essential oils. I was pleasantly surprised to find that after a few hours of cleaning with this blend I had more energy than when I started and the house smelled fantastic! Now that my kids are older I have no problem at all in getting my kids to use this blend when cleaning their rooms. This blend is antibacterial, antimicrobial and the combination of oils smell great together – much better than that chemical smell you get after cleaning the house with store bought products!

Ingredients: 

  • 35 drops of lemon
  • 26 drops of lavender
  • 18 drops of eucalyptus
  • 20 drops of tea tree
  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 50 drops of solubiliser or 30 ml vodka
  • 200ml of filtered water

Instructions: Mix all together in a bottle and use as needed

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2. My DIY deodorant recipe with essential oils

Many years ago I found that using commercial deodorants were causing me to have a dull pain in the glands under my arm pit. This concerned me due to all the media attention with regard to breast cancer coupled with the fact that my grandmother has had both breasts removed. At the time I tried different natural deodorants but found none of them really gave me the lasting power for the day so I came up with this recipe. I have now used this for over 5 years and love it. Recently my 10 year old daughter went on camp and all the kids were told they had to bring deodorant. There was no way I was going to buy her a commercial product so I made her this. Now I have orders for this for many of her school friends and a request to make it more male friendly for some of the young lads!

Ingredients: 

  • 60ml of filtered water
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 5 drops of lavender
  • 4 drops of lime
  • 2 drops of ylang ylang
  • 1 drop of clove
  • 1 drop of geranium
  • 1 drop of tea tree

Instructions: Mix all together and you can use as a spray

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3. My diffuser blend to freshen the house

Most days I am diffusing some sort of blend in my diffuser and I have bought many blends which I love, but I came across this blend many years ago when I was making soap and absolutely loved the freshness of it. On a windy day I love opening all the windows to freshen the house while I also diffuse this blend. Just be mindful that spearmint is quite a strong fragrance so you can add a few more drops of the lime. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops spearmint
  • 2 drops lime
  • 2 drops lemongrass

Instructions: Mix all together and you can use as a spray

There you have it. Those are my 3 DIY recipes using essential oils. Have you got a question about these recipes? Ask away via comment section below – I love hearing from you.

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Tell me, do you have a DIY recipe with uses essential oils that you can share? I’d love to know and give it a try – just pop it in the comments below.

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  • Thanks so much for sharing these essential oil recipes Carolyn, I’m going to try making the DIY deodorant over the weekend. 2 quick questions though – do you rub it in at all, and does it leave white marks? X

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