I have been using essential oils in my home as a natural way to keep me and my family healthy and balanced since long before it was trendy. Before the days of DoTerra and Young Living there was a gorgeous store in my home town called Sage which sold essential oils, diffusers and a few select blends. That was decades ago.
Fast forward to today and the internet is filled with recipes, remedies and recommendations for oils to use in your home. Long ago Sage published an amazing little brochure that had everything you might ever want to know about essential oils on a legal size sheet of cardstock. That brochure was folded in my medicine cabinet for many many years before I spilled a carrier oil on it and the lettering slowly started to fade. I wrote the company asking if they perhaps still made the brochure and if I could buy one. I had referenced it so many times over the years I couldn’t really imagine my life without it. They informed me that alas due to legal restrictions on “medical” advice they were no longer allowed to publish the brochure.
Desperate to save this beautifully formatted piece of information I began to painstakingly copy out all that was contained within it. I removed the proprietary blends some of which are still sold and some of which have long faded away into obsolescence and created my own legal sized brochure which I reprinted and is now living in my medicine cabinet where the previous one had been for so many years.
Because of this reference “cheat sheet” I don’t often look up essential oil recipes or blends as I prefer to make my own to suit the ailment that has befallen one of the members of my household. We do have a few stock sprays however that live in the medicine cabinet for common things like: cough & colds, headaches or my favorite our household “take-it-easy” spray. I recycle our old Avalon Organics shampoo bottles and ordered spray pumps from Mountain Rose. It took a while but we seem to now have a good collection of empty and “in-use” spray bottles. I also found a few smaller glass bottles with spray pumps. They are clear glass but their small size make them great for tossing into a purse, the car or gym bag for use while we are out and about. You never know when you might need to “take-it-easy”, the car is a good place for one of these ;)
Below are my favorite time tested blends that have been used in my home for years. I put each of these blends into a spray bottle with 350mL of water to use as an aromatic spray or into a roll on container with 1tsp of any carrier oil of your choice such as almond or jojoba.
- 16 drops Menthol Oil
- 14 drops Peppermint Oil
- 13 drops Eucalyptus Oil
- 10 drops Camphor Oil
Women’s Grounding Blend
- 9 drops Geranium Oil
- 5 drops Clary Sage Oil
- 4 drops Peppermint
Cough & Cold
Grounding & Calming Blend