Recipes

My goal for this page is to share the the most easy and practical recipes using Young Living's most affordable oils (most of them found in the Every Day Living Start Up Kit). Here are some simple ideas for every day use around your home.




Homemade Tooth Paste

3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerin (food grade) (optional)
1/2 tsp or more of Xylitol
15 -25 drops of essential oil of choice (I use a mixture of Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Clove, but you can also include Spearmint, Theives, or Cinnamon Bark - use sparingly because Cinnamon is a hot oil).

Combine ingredients in a bowl, mash and mix with a fork until it becomes a paste. Depending on your preference, you may want to add a little more baking soda to thicken it. However, I prefer more coconut oil to baking soda (since baking soda can be a bit harsh on your teeth). Store in an airtight glass container with lid.



Purification Bathroom Air Freshener

Place 1/8 tsp of epsom salt at bottom of 2 ounce amber/blue glass spray bottle. Put 15 - 18 drops of Purification over the epsom salt and let it soak in. Then, fill the bottle with purified or distilled water to the top. Shake and use. 

This air freshener cuts through odors without a perfume-y, synthetic fragrance. It makes your bathroom smell very uplifting after a few sprays.



 Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

Fill a quart size jar full of leftover citrus peels. Pour white vinegar up to the top. Add 5-8 drops of each essential oil. Let mixture sit in a cool, dark place for a couple weeks. Remove citrus peels and pour vinegar cleaner into a glass spray bottle for cleaning counter-tops in the bathroom and kitchen.

I used Orange and Grapefruit in this blend, but I have also used Young Living's Citrus Fresh blend and Lemon. Their citrus oils are the most affordable, ranging from $10 - $16, which is why they are so *perfect* to use for every day cleaning.

Cooling Summer Spray
8 ounce dark glass bottle with sprayer top
Purified/Distilled water
Epsom salt
Wintergreen & Peppermint essential oil

Pour 1/8 tsp of espom salt in the bottom of glass bottle and place 10 drops of each essential oil on it. Let it soak in, then fill with water. Shake and spray during long, hot summers. It is a nice spray to use when you get home from shopping or running errands in the heat. You immediately feel the cooling sensation of the minty essential oils.

Peaceful Pillow Spray

2 oz. amber/dark blue glass sprayer bottle
15 drops of essential oil of choice (I recommend Peace & Calming, Joy, or Lavender)
Vodka (you can use purified/distilled water for this, but the alcohol dries faster)

 Can be used before bed on pillows and sheets. A great way to begin the night for little ones who might be fussy. 

Marvelous Mouthwash
8 oz. dark glass bottle (or any size ounce bottle)
Distilled Water
1 Drop of Thieves per ounce
1 Drop of Wintergreen, Spearmint, or Peppermint per ounce

Burn Spray (By, Stacy M.)

2 oz. aloe vera juice (or purified water)
20 drops Lavender
Glass dark bottle
Epsom salt

Homemade Hand Sanitizer (by, Stacy M.)
1/2 Cup Witch Hazel
1/4 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tsp Vegetable Glycerin
20 drops Thieves or Purification
1 Dark glass jar/bottle

Bug Repellant Recipe
2 oz. amber/dark blue glass spray bottle
1/8 tsp Epsom Salt
5 drops Peppermint
4 drops Citronella
2 drops Purification
3 drops Lavender
1-2 drops Clove

Soothing Bath Soak (recipes by Stacy M.)
(for use in the bath tub or in a big foot bowl)
Sore Muscle Soak:
1 cup Epsom Salts or Dead Sea Salts
20 drops of Panaway or Relieve It

Sleepy Time Soak:
1 Cup Epsom Salt or Dead Sea Salt
1 Cup Lavender Buds (optional)
20 drops Lavender essential oil

Personalized Massage Oil
2 oz. carrier oil (almond, jojoba, olive, etc)
15 - 30 drops of essential oil
2 ounce dark glass bottle
 For this massage oil recipe, I recommend you customize it according to your needs.
Soothing & Relaxing: Lavender & Orange, Peace & Calming, Cedarwood, Clary Sage (mainly for emotional/hormonal needs), or Geranium.
Invigorating Oils: Peppermint, Cypress, Wintergreen, Cedarwood.
Romantic: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Geranium.

No Scrub Toilet Bowl Cleaner
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Vinegar
!0 Drops Lavender EO
5 Drops Lemon or Lime EO
 Combine all ingredients in a bowl and pour all at once in the toilet. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning, just flush.

Easy-Does-It Bowl Cleaner
1/2  Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
10 Drops Tea Tree EO (maleluca alternifolia)
Combine ingredients. Add to the toilet bowl, swipe with brush, and you're done!

Soap Scum Remover
For buildup on soap dishes and tootbrush holder.
1 TBSP baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 Drops EO of choice
Vinegar
 Combine in cup but only add enough vinegar to make a paste. Apply to surface with a damp cloth or sponge. Rinse well.

Basic Sink Cleanser
Safe for porcelain or stainless steel.
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
3 drops Lavender, or Rosemary, or Lemon/Lime EO
 Combine Ingredients. Rinse sink with hot water then pour cleanser and wipe with sponge. Rinse.

Sore-Throat Aid
Vegetable Capsule 00
1 Drop Thieves
1 drop Oregano
1 drop Clove
a few drops of Olive oil to dilute

OR

Fill the capsule with 5 drops of Thieves and a few drops of Olive oil.

Take every couple hours as needed to combat the cold/flu.

Cough Syrup (by, Stacy M.)

1 cup raw honey
1/4 cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
30 drops Lemon
30 drops Thieves
 Combine honey/vinegar in a small pot and heat over low heat until honey is runny and combined. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Put in a glass bottle container and add essential oils. Shake well before each use. Serve 1 - 2 teaspoons

Essential Oil Infused Sweetener
 ~ Your choice of raw honey, organic sugar, or agave.
~ 10 - 15 drops of essential oils per cup of sugar.
 For ice summer tea, use Peppermint essential oil.
For immune boosting, hot winter tea use Lemon, Orange, or any of the Citrus oils. 
Place sugar/honey/agave essential oil mixture in a glass jar.



2 comments:

  1. These are all awesome recipes that I must try! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Kristin~
    http://livingtherusticlife.com

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