Essential Oil Recipes

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Lighten Up

Fat Burning & Lymph Cleansing Massage Blends

Our look becomes most apparent during summer. As the clothes come off, all that was hidden under winter weight clothing becomes quite obvious! We have an inner voice that tells us that taking care of our selves year round is the best lifestyle. So rather than feeling bad, use this summer as an opportunity to change your diet and exercise plan, and use these oils to become your personal best year round!

Please note that citrus oils are phytotoxic. This means that they can make you more sensitive to sunburn when used before going outside. It's better to wear sunscreen for protection in the sun. it is most effective to use these blends before or after your shower, and after your time in the sun.

Lighten Up! Massage Blend


Stimulates Lymph and removes toxic waste from the body

Breaks down cellulite for removal

Eliminates excess uric acid and lactic acid from the body

Tones and tighten skin and pores

Strengthen arteries and capillaries

Help release old emotions

Anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-viral


Fat Burning Massage Blend

10 drops Pink Grapefruit

5 drops Lemon

5 drops Bitter Orange

5 drops Cypress

5 drops Lime

5 drops Bay Laurel (optional)

4 oz. of Coconut, Olive, Jojoba or Almond oil (Carrier Oil)

Mix together the essential oils and then add the mixture to the carrier oil. Apply lightly to the skin from ankle to the inside of the thighs, where the lymph gathers. Then move up around the groin to the belly and rub in a gentle, clockwise, circular motion from the bottom of the rib cage to the top of the pelvic bone. Apply from the neck down to the collarbones; and from the wrists, up the arms, and to the armpits.

Drink plenty of water, as the lymph and toxic waste will move through the body fluids. Lemon water is particularly helpful for flushing wastes without headache or stomach upset.

Lighten Up! Shower Blend

(Home Treatment)


Fat Burning Shower Blend

10 drops Pink Grapefruit

5 drops Lemon

5 drops Bitter Orange

5 drops Cypress

2 oz. Olive Oil (Carrier Oil)

Mix together and add to 2 oz. of olive oil. Divide the mixture in half. Then Add 3 T celtic salt or bath salt to ½ of the fat burning mixture and rub on the entire body, avoiding the face. You can apply by hand then use a loofah to gently scrub and help stimulate the break-up of fat tissue.

Whether you are using a loofa or applying with your fingertips, use gentle strokes from the ankle to the inside of the thighs where the lymph gathers; then continue making small circles up to the belly. Rub the belly in one large, gentle circular motion from the top of the rib cage down to the pelvic bones. Then rub from the neck down to the collarbones; and from the wrists up the arms to the armpits. If you have time, let it sit for another 5-10 minutes before showering.

After Shower

Using the other 1/2 of the Shower Blend Formula

Rinse and apply the remaining mixture to your skin without the bath salt. It will continue to break up cellulite and aid your body in waste removal. Your skin will look and feel fabulous, too.

Apply one ore more of these blends several times weekly over three months for best results. Time will vary depending upon the amount of waste and fat burning you are wanting to achieve.

Facial Mask

I love to use facial masks. These are two of my favorites. They are fabulous for moisturizing skin and sloughing dead skin cells. Some people will notice a slight reddening of the skin for a few hours after a facial. Complete your facial the night before a special occasion for a glowing, natural look the next day.

Ingredients: Facial Mask #1
2T Bentonite or French Green Clay
2T Organic Ground or Whole Oats
1 egg yolk (mature skin) or 1 egg white (under 30 or oily skin)
6 drops of Rejuvenation (see recipe above)
2T jojoba oil to make thin paste

Ingredients: Facial Mask #2:
2 T Bentonite or French Green Clay
1 T Honey
½ t Whole Milk or Cream
½ banana
4 drops of Neroli, Frankincense, or Vanilla

Combine other ingredients and add enough Jojoba or milk to make a thin paste that is not runny. Place wet mask on face and leave until dry and firm (5 – 15 minutes). Gently wash face. Do not get clay in the sink as it is will clog drains (experience speaks loudly here!) Use a small bowl of warm water to rinse off skin and discard the clay water outside.

Afterwards, apply 6 drops of any combination of these essential oils: Frankincense, Orange, Lavender, Palma Rosa, Rose Geranium or Rose Hip Seed oil. Put in ½ teaspoon of jojoba, apricot kernel, almond or sesame oil and apply to face.

Happy Feet

Healthy Feet: a recipe for Athlete’s Foot and Plantar Warts

Tea Tree and Lavender make this blend a wondrous aid for stubborn Athlete’s foot and other fungi, as well as plantar warts. Apply to clean and dry feet morning and night.

10 drops Tea tree
10 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon
½ teaspoon Olive or Jojoba oil

Application for Plantar Warts: Scrub the plantar warts down to clear white skin using a file or pumice stone (the darkened head will fall off when completely scrubbed and there will be a little hole). It may take multiple scrubbings to reach this stage. Apply Healthy Feet to the wart and cover it with a Band-Aid to keep clean. Scrub with the pumice stone and use Healthy Feet morning and night until the tissue has grown back completely. Avoid sweaty feet, dirty socks and public locker rooms while healing.

It is important to remove all of the wart and cover. Plantar warts create a callous-like cover and then root out and multiply. Apply this mixture until the skin is clear. Consistency is the key to success!

Healthy Footbath:

Treat yourself to a regular footbath and prevent feet fungus or infections from taking hold. It is soothing and enjoyable. Fill a foot sized plastic tub with hot water. Add one of the following recipes:

4 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Rosemary
  -- or --
4 drops Lavender
2 drops Tea tree

Soak your feet until the water is cool and towel dry. Apply Healthy Feet if needed.

Winter Wonderful Blend

Do you have dry itchy skin in the winter? Want to lessen the effects of aging spots, wrinkles, even skin tone and increase the production of healthy skin cells?

Try this wonderful winter blend! This can be used year round for those plagued by dry skin, but it is welcomed by all skin types in the cold months of winter.

If you don’t have the time or inclination to make this yourself, no problem! We are happy to make it especially for you. 8 oz. bottle $23.00.


¼ cup Organic Sesame seed oil
¼ cup Organic Olive oil cold pressed
30 drops Prickly Pear
20 drops Moringa
20 drops Cucumber oil
30 drops Bitter Orange
8 drops Geranium
8 drops Bulgarian Lavender


Add the botanical and essential oils together so they can bond or synergize. Then add the carrier oils (sesame and olive oil). Mix together and pour into in a pretty 4 or 5 oz. bottle. Apply to your skin after a shower, before bedtime, or 10 minutes before you dress in the morning (so your skin absorbs the oils and not your clothes).

This mixture lessens aging spots and blotchy skin colors, reduces wrinkles, increases collagen production for healthy skin and pores; it also tones and brightens skin.

Winter Wonderland Scrub:

(Would you rather we make this for you? No problem! We’ll make it for you. 8oz. bottle $24.50.)

For a delightful variation, put 3 T of this mixture in a bowl and add 2T of sea salt. Stand in the shower and massage this mixture into your skin. Enjoy the feel of rubbing it onto your body, freeing dead cells and stimulating new growth. Leave it on for several minutes so your body can absorb the nutritional benefits. Then shower as usual. When you step out of the shower, apply Winter Wonderful Blend to your skin and look in the mirror. The skin has that expensive spa shine. You will also love the feel of your smooth and silky skin!

This recipe also benefits those with seborrhea, eczema, dermatitis, and severe dry, chapped skin. It contains excellent sources of Omega 3 & 6, antioxidants, Vitamin A, C & E, and emollients to retain moisture.