Our Favorite Recipes
We might as well admit it.
We actually don’t work with recipes most of the time. Instead, we put a few things together that make sense for what we want and what we have on hand. We’ve come to prefer teaching our students this thinking process, too, so they can move beyond relying on recipes for the right answers ( … since the only right answers are found inside anyways).
However, when you are just getting started, recipes are awesome! We know that if we were to say, take up French cuisine, we’d want recipes or some other step-by-step instruction to begin with.
So, we’ve been getting some of our favorite recipes and remedies on paper, so that you can try out what we know works for us.
Make this delightful diffuser blend to brighten up a room, or use it as a counter cleaner.
Eucalyptus is great for the respiratory system, kind of like a walk in the woods. Since we can’t do that as much these days, try this woods-inspired blend.
Eucalyptus is known to help awaken the mind, so it’s great for use after your morning shower.
Having a hard time getting to sleep lately? Try making yourself a bedtime blend and pairing it with a cup of relaxing tea—and/or a bath.
Start the morning off right with this bright and sunny, mental stimulant blend. It will help you create an enjoyable start to your day (hopefully) at home.
This is a great time to make a general diffuser blend to help keep your home smelling nice and help keep the air clean.
Anxiety in the time of COVID-19 is real. At least many of us are stuck home with our aromatics. Here’s how to use them for your mental health.
If you’re in a healing profession, then chances are you are familiar with the concept of: “Healer, heal thyself.” Here’s a way to use aromatics as you travel on your own healing journey within.
It’s springtime, which means many people are suffering from allergies. Essential oils like Yarrow can help provide relief from these seasonal symptoms.
Rashes not only irritate the skin, but they can make being in your own skin uncomfortable. If you need relief from an acute rash, try this topical blend to aid the healing process.
Suffering from arthritic joints? Anti-inflammatories like Yarrow can help. Try this blend to get one step closer to feeling better.
Here’s a recipe that uses two powerful, aromatic spices to help settle your stomach when experiencing nausea.
Looking for something nice to do with your partner? Here’s a blend that can help you open your heart and find that spark for the first time—or maybe for the first time in a while.
Need something to give you just a little push? Try this uplifting, motivational blend.
Wouldn’t it be great to have an after-dinner tea that also helps you get ready for bed? I’ve got just the one for you!
Frankincense has long been used to create sacred spaces, but it can also be a great environmental uplifter. Here’s a blend that combines both.
Utilize Frankincense’s skin-rejuvenating properties with this facial serum—featuring other resinous essential oils as well.
This is a blend I was inspired to make for a new client who came in recently. They are in the final stages of letting go of the “old version” of themselves—all the hurt and pain, generations of family trauma, unhelpful patterns, and self-sabotage. They have already shed a lot and it’s time to move forward.
In addition Frankincense’s beneficial effect on mental health, it can also be great for the lungs. Well, of course … It helps us breathe better!
It’s hard to talk about Clove without thinking of warm chai tea. If you also love this delicious spiced drink, check out this chai-inspired diffuser blend.
If you’re looking for a blend to fight off the seasonal flu, here’s one we like that’s based on the herbal blend used during the plague.
Sometimes we just need to give our joints a little love. Here’s a blend that can help you soothe aching joints.
If you’ve ever wanted to make an aromatic decoration, here’s one to try.
If you’re going to be traveling on an airplane, you’ll want this inhaler to help you ward off germs and stay healthy for your trip.
Ever wondered how to make a yoga mat cleaner that’s better for you and the environment? Try this simple one with essential oils.
Athlete’s foot can be itchy and irritating, but it doesn’t have to last forever. Here is a simple recipe for treating this common and uncomfortable foot condition.
Wondering how to safely eliminate troublesome acne with aromatherapy? Here’s a recipe you can try!
Making a salt scrub is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. Use this recipe in the morning to wake yourself up and get ready for the day.
Love Spearmint and want to drink it as a tea? Here’s a blend you can adapt to make your own minty herbal tea at any time.
Try this simple blend to keep your air clean and your lungs clear.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own products at home, toothpaste is a great place to start. Here’s a simple recipe that details how to make your own natural toothpaste—using things you might already have at home!
Sometimes it’s hard to get up in the morning … But if you’re a morning-shower person, here’s a great way to use essential oils to help you get excited about the day.
Rosemary has such great therapeutic properties for the respiratory system, we couldn’t help but create a simple respiratory blend.
What if I told you that your kids could go back to school with an inhaler that not only helps them focus but also fights off colds and the flu? Yes, it’s true!
The best way to learn about essential oils is to try them yourself! With this blend, you can do a home-test to see if you get the same results as researchers did in one study.
Use this skin-soothing facial serum to create a grounding and uplifting skin-care routine.
Though what calms us is unique to each of us individually, this blend may help soothe anxiety and give you the ability to trust what life brings.
These two grounding oils will bring you down to earth when your head is spinning and you need a little more tranquility in your life.
This blend is based on one of Sylla’s first scent obsessions from when she was just getting started with aromatherapy.
Recipes from Our Blog
Springtime means new growth, flowers, and … pollen. For many of us, that means lots of sneezing, a runny nose, and red eyes. Find out about our favorite remedy for allergies. It is easy to make and it’s tasty!
Hot Pepper Jelly is another holiday favorite that was a local homemade gift for my mom at the holidays. She always had it on hand with cream cheese and Ritz crackers. This year, my daughter Nyssa gave me some locally-made balsamic pepper jelly. I thought this would be a great time to continue exploring aromatic creations like my recent aromatic medicinal honeys.
We discussed aromatic honey in our internal use blog, but we wanted to expand on that and share some more variations. This includes honey, jams, and chocolate!
In celebration of the Spring Equinox and our new virtual home, we wanted to bring you an inspirational spring-time blend.