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DIY Essential Oil Recipes For Natural Relaxation

Last updated: May 26, 2022

You need the best DIY essential oil recipes when it’s time to relax. We've got essential oil recipes for everything from rollerball applicators all the way over to diffusers and nebulizers. Kickback, mix up your favorite essential oils, and unwind with us.

Here’s how you can unwind with DIY essential oil recipes. 

One of the best ways to store and use DIY essential oil recipes is with a doTERRA rollerball. These handy applicators are glass vials with a steel rollerball attached to the top. You can simply fill them with your favorite essential oil mix and roll on as needed. 

 

You’ll need to mix ten drops of your recipe of choice with a carrier oil in your 10ml rollerball container. That’s one drop of the essential oil recipe for every millimeter in your rollerball. 

doTerra Essential Oil Rollerball Recipes 

One of the best ways to store and use DIY essential oil recipes is with a doTERRA rollerball. These handy applicators are glass vials with a steel rollerball attached to the top. You can simply fill them with your favorite essential oil mix and roll on as needed. 

You’ll need to mix ten drops of your recipe of choice with a carrier oil in your 10ml rollerball container. That’s one drop of the essential oil recipe for every millimeter in your rollerball. 

Let’s check out a few of our favorite recipes starting with this relaxing rollerball headache relief oil recipe.

Rollerball Headache Relief 

  • 4 drops peppermint 
  • 4 drops lavender 
  • 2 drops frankincense 

Upset Stomach Relief

  • 4 drops Ginger
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Lavender

Sore Muscle Support 

  • 6 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Clove

Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes For Relaxation 

Essential oil diffusers are a great way to get to relaxing aromatherapy scents throughout your entire rumor home. These recipes are sure to get the relaxation going— just make sure you follow your diffusers' recommendation for how many drops of the recipe to use. 

Pure Lavender Relaxation

Sometimes the best route to relaxation involves a simple recipe. This lavender recipe gives you a calming, uncomplicated scent. This is the perfect choice for someone who needs to unwind from the hectic pace of things. 

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil 

Lavender-Frankincense  

Frankincense has a way of promoting easy breathing and relaxation. This recipe combines with lavender and chamomile to help you truly kick back. This is the perfect recipe when relaxation means dispelling tension. 

  • 4 drops Frankincense 
  • 3 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Chamomile 

Essential Oil Nebulizer Vs Diffuser

We see a lot of people struggling to pick between an essential oil diffuser and a nebulizer. Here are the key takeaways you need when it comes to deciding between an essential oil nebulizer vs diffuser. 

Nebulizer

Essential oil nebulizers can be harder to find and a little more expensive than diffusers. They also have more of an artificial, mechanical sound. Their biggest advantage comes from the fact that they do not increase the humidity and are ideal for humid climates or for people who have trouble with mold. 

Diffuser 

Essential oil diffusers are much more common. You can readily find DIY essential oil recipes for diffusers and you can even find budget options when it comes to buying essential oil diffusers. People also tend to think that essential oil diffusers sound better and can offer a more relaxing experience. 

Tips for Essential Oil DIY Recipes 

It's easy to get intimidated by starting your own essential oil DIY recipes. Here are a few tips that I'll make sure that you start off on the right foot. 

Understanding the Importance of Dilution 

Essential oils need to be diluted for the best results. Essential oils in their purest form are too powerful and can overwhelm the senses. This is why we dilute essential oils with carrier oils to make them more relaxing and usable. 

What Carrier Oils Should You Use?

The job of a carrier oil is to dilute the essential oils which makes them easier for us to use. You want to find a carrier oil that complements the essential oils that you're using. Here's a few of the best carrier oils for DIY essential oil recipes

  • Jojoba oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Almond oil
  • Avocado oil 

Start Small, Start Simple 

It can be tempting to go overboard when you need relief from essential oils. However, we recommend starting with simple DIY recipes in small doses. This will get you used to using essential oils without running the risk of overwhelming your senses when all you need is some relief. 

Which Essential Oils Help for Relaxation?

These are the core essential oils for combating stress. Mix these up while listening to your favorite vegan podcast

Lavender

Lavender is the most well-known essential oil for relaxation. Not only does it excel at promoting calming energy, but it also helps to reduce stress. Lavender has also been linked to resisting fungal infections and calming down cramps. 

Frankincense  

Frankincense is a powerful and useful essential oil. We’ve got a whole guide on the benefits of frankincense along with its close companion rosemary. Frankincense helps promote relaxation and easy breathing in addition to having anti-inflammatory properties. 

Peppermint 

Peppermint excels at reducing pain and stress. Peppermint is also a classic remedy for common colds and general muscle discomfort. 

DIY Essential Oil FAQs 

Are Essential Oils Safe?

Essential oils can be safe for internal and external use, but experts warn that you should play it safe when it comes to essential oils. The safe way to benefit from using essential oils includes a few basic steps. Start with a patch test to check for any potential allergic reactions, then make sure you’re following the right dilution and dosing information to stay safe. 

How do Essential Oils Work?

There is still a lot of research to be done on the topic of how essential oils function in the body, but the medical experts at Johns Hopkins state that aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years. One way essential oils work is by activating our olfactory senses which can trigger a therapeutic response in the brain. 

Can Essential Oils Go Bad? 

Essential oils can expire. They do not spoil in the same way food does, but when exposed to light, heat, and oxygen, essential oils can go bad over time. Store your essential oils in tightly sealed containers in a cool place away from light and if they start to change color or odor, it’s best to toss them. 

 


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