Essential oils can be used in countless applications. I’ve included here some basic information in addition to a few really cool recipes to try for your next at home spa treatment.
Add a few drops of essential oil to water in a diffuser and enjoy some aromatherapy!
Add a few drops to sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, argan oil, moringa oil or unscented lotion and apply topically. Undiluted essential oils are powerful so topical use requires a carrier medium. The possibilities are endless here for at home spa ideas but to name a few: body oil, bath oil, massage oil, aromatherapy lotion and body scrub.
Prebath Body Oils
Not that widely known about or commonly utilized, but should be! Essential oils are mixed with a carrier oil like above but applied prior to stepping into the bath. These are essential oil at home spa treatments that work double time. Benefits achieved both by being absorbed into the body through the skin in addition to aromatherapy while in the tub! You don’t need to apply lotion after, just massage in prebath oil after stepping out of the tub for a luxurious glow.
Essential Oil Recipes
Essential Oil Blends for diffuser or topical applications
Awake Essential Oil Blend (When its time to stay alert, focused and tackle the day! Uplifting to boot.)
Burnout Essential Oil Blend (To address chronic stress sustained over a long period of time)
Headache Blend (This blend is primarily for topical application diluted in carrier oil or aloe vera, can also be used in a diffuser.)
- 5 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Chamomile roman
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 3 drops Eucalyptus
- 1 drop Basil linalool
- aloe vera or sweet almond oil
Blend essential oils first then add to 4 tsp aloe vera or almond oil and combine thoroughly. Apply a small amount to the back of the neck and/or soles of feet.
Bath Oil Recipe
Detox Prebath Oil Blend
- 5 drops Juniper Berry
- 2 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Sweet Orange
- 2 drops Pink Grapefruit
- 1 drop Spearmint
- Sweet Almond or Jojoba Oil
Blend essential oils first, then add 4-5 drops of blend to 1 tsp carrier oil of choice (sweet almond vs jojoba) and mix thoroughly. Massage into skin before taking a bath.
Other nice at home spa ideas to try
Foot spa treatment
Fill a basin full of perfect temp hot water that you can put your feet into. Add 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oil (blend or not, you choose). Put a golf ball under both feet. Roll the golf balls under the soles of your feet for a soothing foot massage, reflexology treatment and amazing experience all in all. This at home spa treatment helps immensely after a long day. If you have been sitting at a computer and feel extra tense, focus rolling the golf ball right in the center of the ball of the feet for localized trigger point relief of nervous system-related tension (brachial plexus). Go through this treatment slowly and breath deeply for optimal results. Follow with massaging the following essential oil blend into your feet and its like that stressful day (or any stressful day for that matter) never happened.
Foot Massage Treatment Essential Oil blend
- 6 drops Palmarosa
- 4 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Geranium
- 2 Drops Ylang ylang
- 2 Drops Sweet Orange
- 1 drop Thyme linalool
- Jojoba Oil
Blend essential oils together first. Then dilute 5 drops of essential oil blend with 1 tsp jojoba. Massage into feet after reflexology foot soak.
Skin Calming Body Scrub
Mix essential oils first, then add oil and combine. Lastly add sugar to the mix and scrub away!
No time for all this nonsense of making essential oil blends and such? If your not ready to dive into all that rigamarole, you can always go with a starter kit that includes commonly used essential oils and/or blends to cure what ails ya! These essential oils are pure and undiluted. Each batch of essential oil is evaluated through independent third party GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry) testing to verify botanical species and ensure purity.
Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil Set (essential set of essential oils)
Relaxation Essential Oil Set (time to chill)
Sleep Easy Essential Oil Set (g’night)
Tropical Scents Essential Oil Set (can almost hear the waves and feel the sand between my toes..)
7 & 7 Essential Oil Set (go big or go home, for cheap)