Top 7 Natural Products To Make With Essential Oils

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Essential oils are little miracle workers for both our body and mind. Their scents help to calm, relax and uplift and when applied to our skin they deliver intense healing and protective properties.

Making your own essential oil infused health and beauty products at home is a fun and affordable way to be more frugal, be more natural and protect the environment.

So avoid the chemical laden sprays, lotions and creams, and throw away the dangerous air fresheners and deodorants and try making the below essential oil infused products as shared by some of the industry’s top bloggers.

SIDENOTE: If you don’t yet have an essential oil collection that you can experiment with then I recommend taking a look at this fantastic collection from Eden’s Garden. Plus, if you’d like to discover more recipes for things you can make with essential oils, then pick up a copy of The Complete Book Of Aromatherapy & Essential Oils – which includes over 600 non-toxic and fragrant recipes.

Be sure to leave your comments at the end of this post sharing YOUR favorite essential oil recipes and make sure you visit each blogger and leave a comment thanking them for sharing their recipes.

homemade body butterHomemade Essential Oil Body Butter

Shop bought body butters can be expensive and don’t always contain skin-kind ingredients (think artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives) but this homemade version packed with intensely moisturizing fats such as coconut oil and Shea butter and skin healing essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint and sweet orange essential oil will leave your skin feeling fresh, smooth and supple.

UPDATE MAY 2012: This recipe includes Shea Butter. At time of writing there is a very special deal on Shea Butter on Amazon. This 100% Pure & Raw African Shea Butter has been reduced from $10.99 to just $0.80! Click here to see if this offer is still available and snap up numerous tubs if so!

For the full recipe and step-by-step instructions, visit

Homemade Natural Sunscreen with Essential Oilshomemade natural sunscreen

As we approached Summer last year, I published a post revealing my top five natural sunscreens to keep your skin protected without the harsh chemicals, but just a few days ago I stumbled upon a blog post revealing how you can make your own all natural sunscreen.

Did you know that essential oils had sun protective qualities?

For example, carrot seed essential oil can protect up to an SPF of 30, while raspberry seed oil has protective qualities up to an estimated SPF of 50. Unfortunately, these oils alone are not enough to protect from a full day in the blazing sun. A natural mineral called zinc oxide, and perhaps titanium oxide, needs to be added to reflect the sun’s rays.

For the full essential oil enriched natural sunscreen recipe, visit

homemade air freshenerDIY Essential Oil Air Freshener

This is probably the easiest of all the recipes I round-up in this blog post. You need just a container, baking soda, some essential oil of your choice and a lid with holes (or foil failing that).

You can customize your room freshener depending on your favorite smells, or depending on a goal you are trying to achieve. For example, use lavender oil if you want to relax, use rosemary if you want to boost energy, and use peppermint oil if you want to lose weight (the scent of peppermint has been found to reduce hunger cravings)

Visit for the step-by-step instructions.

Homemade Calming & Deodorizing Room Sprayhomemade room spray

Like Stacy, I detest commercial air fresheners. They smell awful and you can almost taste the chemicals in them. They make me sneeze, too!

Instead, try making your own room spray enriched with essential oils that help to calm, relax and refresh your – and your families – minds.

Stacy shares two fantastic – and really easy to make – recipes. My favorite is her Simply Delightful Air-Freshening Spray because I love citrusy smells. Visit her at for the full recipes.

homemade shampooNatural Shampoo with Essential Oils

Most store bought shampoos are packed full of harmful chemicals. Many of these chemicals are absorbed by our scalp and skin further adding to the toxic load on our health and beauty. Last year we shared our top five best natural shampoos, but has taken it one step further and shared how to make a homemade natural shampoo packed with only natural ingredients, including a variety of hair health enhancing essential oils.

For the full ingredients list and instructions, visit

Homemade Deodorant with Essential Oils

Store bought deodorants are one of the most chemical laden personal care products on the market. Many believe you can’t make your own at home with natural ingredients (not one that works anyway) but you can!

Katie shares, on Sarah’s blog, a super easy four ingredient recipe for making your own homemade deodorant. Add essential oils of your choice depending on the type of scent you’d like.

For the full recipe and instructions, visit

homemade toothpasteHomemade Toothpaste with Peppermint Oil

Matt from DIYNatural has a fantastic and frugal homemade toothpaste recipe. It requires just four ingredients: baking soda, fine sea salt, peppermint oil and water.

Matt worked out that to make one batch of this toothpaste would cost between $0.91 and $1.43 as opposed to the $5 he was paying previously for toothpaste.

If you’d like to make your own homemade all natural peppermint oil enriched toothpaste then visit for the full recipe.


I hope this blog post has shared a few ideas for things you can make with your essential oil collection. If you don’t yet have a collection, then you can get this Ultimate Essential Oil Set containing 32 different essential oils.

These homemade products are good for your mind, good for your body, and good for the environment.

Give the recipes shared in this post a go and share your favorite essential oil enriched products by leaving a comment below.

Plus, I would really appreciate it if you could share this post. If possible, please share on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Pinterest. I would be incredibly grateful for any help you can give spreading the word.

Want to read more? Take a look at these posts from the archive…

Top 7 Homemade & DIY Beauty Books
The Top 8 Uses For Lavender Oil

Top 5 Essential Oils For Boosting Energy
The Top 8 Uses For Tea Tree Oil
How To Use Essential Oils For Weight Loss
The Top 5 Essential Oils For Skin

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  1. I would like to e-mail myself this page, but do not find a place to be able to do that. I would also like to sign up for your future articles as I found this to be exellent information.
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  2. Tanya Branham says:

    Thanks for posting these awesome recipes and websites. Can’t wait to try some of these receipes!!

  3. Phyllis says:

    Thanks for sharing these recipes. They are just what I have been looking for. Can’t wait to try making some of these. I already make my own bath salts with essential oils.

  4. Thank you for sharing, I make many of these things already but I will definitely have to try the sunscreen. I came up with a really great recipe for homemade shampoo (with essential oils) it is all we use now :) The link will take you to the recipe.

  5. Just a note of caution. For people who have seizure disorders, please be careful with essential oils. Some are known to trigger seizures. Unfortunately, I have learned from personal experience. Just be careful and get enough information as possible.

  6. Me, again. Some of the most common essential oils, the mints, are the most common triggers.

  7. Dogpackmomma says:

    Very timely collection of recipes. Thanks & Happy Trails!

  8. Thanks for the info! Just recently I have been introduced to essential oils and I love them already!

  9. I’ve actually tried the toothpaste and my teeth have never felt so clean!

  10. I love to make salt scrub with essential oils. I LOVE the air freshener idea! I’m totally going to do that!

  11. Great post! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  12. This is absolutely amazing!!

    You shared this link on the BlogLovin’ Hop (Blog Hop not Linky Party). Do you have an account with Bloglovin’ so that I can update your link to Bloglovin’?

    You are more than welcome to share you creations at From Dream To Reality:

    Thanks so much! :)

  13. Oh thank you for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! These are fabulous!

  14. There are some interesting ideas here. I have been a fan of essential oils for some time now. My favourites are lavender, camomile, mandarin and tea tree.

  15. Love all the fabulous homemade products with essential oil. However as a dental assistant I would advise not to use the toothpaste made with baking soda. They have found it is too abrasive, and can wear away enamel on your tooth. I’m all about healthy alternatives, but this is one I wouldn’t recommend.

  16. Visiting from the Barn Hop. Love these recipes. Thanks for sharing this valuable information!

  17. I love the air freshener idea. It is something that I have been trying to figure out for a while now. I love soy and beeswax candles, but in the summer I am looking for something a little different. I will have to try it!

  18. I think I may try the homemade toothpaste. I’ve heard too many questionable things about fluoride.

  19. Such great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing this at Pin It and Win It Wednesday! Hope you will join us again tomorrow evening!

  20. Ardena Newton says:

    Do you have any organic recipes for hair spray and gel. Thanks!

  21. i am taking an herbal class right now and we just made a face wash that was great, and now i am hooked so i will have to try all of these. i cant wait!

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