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.
Nyssa always used this blend to help herself study. Guess what, she still does! She even used it to pass the ARC exam a few years ago. It’s a classic!
Try this vinegar recipe, then find other ways to use more plant remedies.
Aromatherapy doesn’t have to be all essential oils! Here is a great way to use aromatic herbs to get more phytonutrients in your diet.
This is one of the first oral remedies that Sylla used! She learned about it from one of her early colleagues.
Here are a few simple ingredients to help you soothe a babies bum from diaper rash—but this doesn’t have to be just for babies. Use it on your skin to make it soft … like a babies bum!
It’s no fun trying to sleep when you have a cold. This all-purpose chest rub can help you fight your cold, feel relief from body aches, and get to sleep.
One of the first aromatherapy remedies I kept with me most days. This headache blend is a classic.
This is our tried and true recipe to help anyone go to sleep.
This is one of the first blends I created based on The Blossoming Heart by Robbi Zeck. It was also the first blend that brought me repeat customers.
These three oils are often considered strong and, to some at least, offensive. We decided to put them together in a blend and found that it helps us when we need a little shift in perspective.
This is a guest blend created by one of our students, Chris Mack, of Aromatic Harmony. It was one of the first oils he worked with and it helped him heal from PTSD.
This calming massage blend can double as a diffuser blend or as a daily body lotion. It’s grounding, yet it helps relax your tissues and lift your spirits during darker times.
This is one of our favorite ways to use essential oils—with one of our favorite oils!
This is a variation on our “Rumors” House Blend, only this blend has even more herbaceous notes. Recenter yourself with this balancing blend.
Every home aromatherapist should be familiar with the art of preparing an aromatic bath. Here’s how we do it.
This personal perfume blend is perfect for creating a fun mood while also helping you stay grounded during this time of new growth.
If you’ve got a sunburn, skin burn, or just have inflamed skin, here’s a therapeutic remedy that’s easy to make and will feel great.
Building on the energetic properties of Blue Tansy that we discovered in meditation this month, here’s a blend that can help you say yes to the right things (that means you!).
This is a variation on our Aromatic Honey Allergy Blend. Instead of putting the blend in honey, here’s how you can use it in an inhaler and a diffuser.
This blend is soft and soothing for tired and inflamed tissues. Use it in your next massage or as a full-body oil.
Use the antiseptic qualities of Sandalwood in this soothing mouthwash for a sore throat and more.
Feeling powerful and in control of your day (and life) can completely change how you move through the world. Scent can help us find this confidence boost!
Try this relaxing lotion after a bath or a shower and enjoy its skin-friendly benefits. Perfect for men or women!
With this fun recipe, you can use Sandalwood powder to create a facial mask that exfoliates and brightens the skin.
We love making sugar and honey flavored with oils and herbs. We’ve tried Rose Geranium in sugar before (yum!), but this year I tried Spruce tips.
Create this simple blend with the grounding strength of Spruce and the uplifting scent of May Chang to help make your dreams come true.
Try this simple blend when you’re feeling those aches and pains.
This is a powerful blend originally designed by Marge Clark of Nature’s Gift for Nyssa. Find out what oils changed her life!
A twist on a natural cleaner that incorporates all the “Evergreen” oils together … or whichever ones you have at home!
Use this delightful diffuser blend that doubles as a germ-fighting blend, keeping the flu bugs away during these winter months.
Use Jasmine to create uplifting blends with citruses, woods, and roots!
What can you do with Jasmine Wax? Make a solid perfume that smells divine!
Cinnamon Bark is the perfect oil for this time of year. Check out our diffuser and simmer pot recipes to keep things smelling like the holidays—and help ward off germs.
Ready to make your own special holiday blend with Cinnamon. Check out this blending guide to learn how.
Need some time to get to know yourself again? Enjoy this “Me-Time” blend with Cistus and two other favorites.
Ever smelled an oil that really “takes you back?” Cistus is one of those oils. Here’s how to best use that property while blending with Cistus.
Learn our suggestions (and cautions) for blending with Helichrysum.
Our tried-and-true post-surgical serum featuring Helichrysum and Blue Tansy.
Explore all the things you can do with Orange. Such a sweet scent to use with spices, flowers, woods, and more!
In this recipe, discover how Sylla uses Orange essential oil to repel ants.
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.