Essential Oil Recipes – Essential Oils Diffuser Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:55:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Clean Your Yoga Mat the Natural, Inexpensive DIY Way Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:55:44 +0000 Your yoga mat needs to be cleaned and sanitized to remove germs, bacteria, fungi and odors that occur when you perspire as well as simply when you place your mat on the floor of the yoga studio, gym or even your home. You can get ringworm which is a species of fungus found on frequently-used and well-worn surfaces. As you use your yoga mat you will easily see why the mat could be a good place for this fungus to live. Mats can quickly become smelly from bacteria that find perspiration soaked into the mat a great home. Plus, your mat can get that sticky feel that you won’t enjoy.

Some gyms and yoga studios offer yoga mats for clients to use. While cleansing and sterilization is done after each session, you don’t know how thoroughly this process is performed or what chemicals may be used. By purchasing and caring for your own yoga mat, which will last for a very long time making it a good investment, you know how it is cleaned and with what products. Instead of buying an expensive store marketed mat spray, you can use the same essential oils you probably already have on hand for your Aromasent Essential Oil Mist Diffuser to create a natural, safe cleaning mixture.

Reason essential oils are great to sanitize your yoga mat

Tea tree and My Thieves essential oils have incredible antiseptic properties. Citrus and lavender essential oils have properties that work against bacteria and fungi.
They contain no chemicals Essential oils smell good and inhaling the fumes has mental and physical healing and mood-changing properties
A few tips about using your own essential oil yoga mat spray:
Do not spray the mat in public areas because other people could be allergic and have a bad reaction to the essential oils you have chosen to use.
Keep the amount of water compared to the amount of essential oil in your mixture very high to prevent skin reactions you might have from getting too much essential oil on your skin.
Don’t share your yoga mat with anyone else due to the potential of their reaction to your essential oil mixture as well as their potential transferal of bacteria, fungi or viruses to your mat.
Between cleaning, wipe your mat clean with a damp cloth and let it dry before reuse.
When cleaning with an essential oil mixture, spray a light coating of fine mist solution over your mat and wipe it clean with a clean dry cloth such as a soft towel.
If you are a person who perspires heavily, consider the addition of a yoga towel. These towels are super-absorbent and are made to fit the full length and width of your yoga workout mats, plus they dry really quickly. Most can be machine washed or hand wash, either way you can add a few drops of your natural essential oil yoga mat spray solution to your wash water.
In no case should an essential oil solution be left on your yoga mat for a long duration because some plastics or other compounds can begin to melt or become sticky with long duration exposure to essential oils.
Your supply of yoga mat cleaning solution not being immediately used (like the next few days!) should be stored in dark brown or cobalt blue glass bottled in a cool area that does not get direct sunlight. Get a small colored glass bottle with a spray top that can be used to hold the supply of cleaning solution you will be immediately using.

Now here is a essential oils guide for the natural essential oil yoga mat cleaning solutions:

All-Around Good Cleaning Solution for Yoga Mat and Exercise Equipment:

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2 cups water (preferably distilled)
1/4 cup alcohol-free Witch Hazel
1/4 cup white vinegar (not if you don’t have Witch Hazel, you can use ½ cup vinegar)
15 drops Tea Tree essential oil
15 drops Melaleuca essential oil
10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
10 – 20 drops of your choice of Lavender or Lemongrass oil

Mix all ingredients except the last essential oil listed above in a bottle. Add the last essential oil to your desired strength because it has mild antibacterial properties but also adds a nice scent to the mixture. Mix well. Use a clean funnel to place a small supply into your spray top bottle, Use the funnel to place the remaining cleaning solution into your longer-term storage bottles.

Shake well before each use. Keep all solution out of direct sunlight.

Relaxing Yoga Mat Spray

This mixture helps you relax and restore while cleaning your yoga equipment after a workout. It can also be used on your work desk or any other area you wish to feel relaxed yet restored. Adjust downward slightly the

amount of any essential oil that you may find overpowering.


Distilled water to fill your spray bottle ? full
Alcohol-free Witch Hazel to fill your bottle until it is nearly full, leaving space to add essential oils and shake mixture
Add 15 drops lavender oil
Add 10 drops My Thieves essential oil
Add 10 drops each of Jasmine and sandalwood essential oil

Shake mixture well. Store as described in the recipe above. Use to clean yoga mat. You can also spray a bit around you just before entering your yoga session to add to the relaxation and restoration effects during your session.

Essential Oil Yoga Mat Cleaning Solution Three

10 drops My Thieves or Tea Tree essential oil
10 drops orange essential oil
10 drops of your choice of grapefruit, lime or lemon essential oil
5  drops of your choice vetiver or palmarosa essential oil

Add a little distilled water to your bottle to add the oils to. Add all the above ingredients to dark colored glass spray bottle. Add enough distilled water to fill bottle, leaving only room to allow you to shake the bottle. If the mixture is too strong for your tastes, remove part of the mixture to another bottle and dilute with water until you find the right mixture for your tolerance.

An Essential Oil Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray to Use When Allergies or a Cold Hits

Use this formulation to clean your mat just before your yoga session because it will help open your nose and sinuses. If you’ve thoroughly cleaned your yoga mat after your last session, you can just use this one for a refresher cleaning and to help your symptoms during your session.

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil
Distilled water

Add to your colored glass spray bottle a little distilled water, add the essential oil and fill the bottle with water until almost completely full. Shake and it is ready to use.

Smelly Mat Essential Oil

If you recall the rather bad song from the TV series Friends, Smelly Cat,  you’ll probably find it playing in your head right now. This spray is simple, easy and really gets out odors, while being naturally anti-microbial and anti-viral.


15 drops Tea Tree oil
5-10 drops Eucalyptus oil to personal preference
Alcohol-free Witch Hazel
Distilled water

Add a little water to your dark glass bottle until it is about 1/2 full. Add the Tea Tree oil. Fill with Witch Hazel until nearly full, leaving room to add the eucalyptus essential oil. Add 5 drops of the eucalyptus oil, cap and mixessential oils diffuser by shaking. Smell the formula and decide if you would like more eucalyptus oil; if so add a few drops, cap and shake, smell checking after each addition until you reach the strongest mixture that feels tolerable to you without burning your nose.

Wonderful Yoga Mat Cleaning Solution for Well-Maintained Mats

The opposite of the Smelly Mat recipe above, this solution is great for just a quick refresher cleaning for a nearly clean mat.


Distilled Water
10 drops jasmine essential oil
6-8 drops sandalwood essential oil
2-4 drops rose absolute oil (to taste or may be left out and replaced with a floral essential oil at 5-8 drops quantity)

Mix first three ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle. Cap and shake well. Add the rose absolute oil, starting with only 2 drops (if using a floral essential oil, start 5 drops).

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Enhance Your Yoga Session with Essential Oil Mat Spray Recipes Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:24:28 +0000 You want to use essential oils for enhancing your yoga session and often placing a drop of oil on a cotton ball for placing in your clothing seems the only way to do this. But have you considered spraying your yoga mat with essential oils? You’ll get the benefits of aromatherapy but if the spray is mixed properly it should not bother anyone else in the yoga studio if you go to yoga sessions. Of course, if practice at home or in a small group, you can probably use a slightly stronger spray, but you never want to be so strong as to become overwhelming.

Adding Essential Oils To Your Yoga Session

You’ll need essential oils and a plastic spray bottle that you can purchase almost anywhere for only a couple of dollars.  A small bottle is better than a large one since you will make only a small mixture of the spray at a time. Choose the essential oils you love that provide energy. Here are a couple of recipes to try but you can create your own original recipe if you prefer. Give these a try to begin.
Energy Spray:
Fill your spray bottle with a cup of water. Add 10 or 12 drops each of grapefruit essential oil and sweet orange oil. Shake to mix the oils and water. Set the nozzle on mist rather than stream and lightly spray your entire yoga mat. You’ll find the extra energy you need as you breathe in the essential oils during your yoga session.
Restorative Spray:
Fill your bottle with water and add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 to 10 drops of sandalwood and 5 to 10 drops of jasmine essential oil (experiment to find the perfect strength for you). Mix and spray your mat before your yoga session.
Breathing Spray:
Breathing is important in yoga and clearing sinuses helps breathing. Try mixing 10 to 15 drops of eucalyptus oils and 10 drops of peppermint oil to your bottle of water. Mix and spray. You’ll find breathing easier during

your poses

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Mat Sterilizing Spray
You don’t have to wash your yoga mat daily to keep it smelling fresh and clean as well as germ-free. Fill your water bottle and add 15 drops of tea tree essential oil and 10 drops each of eucalyptus essential oil and lavender essential oil. Some people like to add a few drops of witch hazel as well but some do not like the smell at all. Mix and spray your mat after a session and it will be fresh and clean for your next use. Do wash your mat out every week or so but in the meantime you can keep it fresh with essential oils.


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Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes Tips For Spring Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:01:42 +0000 Spring cleaning is a ritual most people enjoy to bring the freshness of springtime into their homes. While these essential oil recipes are great for everyday cleaning, they will bring the wonderful clean scents of spring into your home while killing germs, deterring pests and cleaning every bit as effectively as high-priced chemical cleaning supplies. While all cleaning products, natural or chemical, should be kept away from children and pets, natural oils cleaning is better for Mother Nature and you and your family’s health. These essential oil recipes also save  money compared to those store-bought cleaning products and natural recipes often work better than the dangerous chemical supplies.

How To Clean With Essential Oils

When creating essential oil cleaning recipes, you’ll need to have clean, never-before-used plastic spray bottles. You’ll want to label each bottle clearly with the natural essential oils and other ingredients as well as its intended purpose essential oilsand the date you created the cleaning blend. Then store any unused portions in a cool dark place to protect the natural  oils so that left-overs can be used during upcoming house cleaning tasks.
All-Purpose Disinfectant Spray
In spray bottle, mix:
1-1/2 cups water
20-25 drops of Thieves essential oil
5-10 drops lemon essential oil
Spray liberally on surface to be cleaned and wipe dry with soft clean cloth. Store the unused portion in a cool dark area.
Use this recipe to take care of all the cleaning jobs where you want to be sure you kill all the germs such as bathroom, kitchen, in fact every room in the house can benefit.
Effective Soft Scrubbing Blend
¾ cup finely crushed washed egg shells (about 2-3 dozen)
¾ cup baking soda
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops Thieves essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oils
Mix ingredients into a paste and apply to surface to be cleaned. Great for removing soap scum from shower and bath tub. Apply scrub to surface and scrub until clean. This recipe will not scratch your finest bathroom and kitchen fixtures or counter tops.
Natural Oven Cleaner
16 ounces (1 box) baking soda
White vinegar to create a spreadable paste
8 drops any citrus essential oil
Mix ingredients. Remove any loose burned debris from oven and then preheat oven to about 200F degrees (warm but not hot). Spread oven cleaner paste on all dirty areas and allow the paste to remain for 15 minutesessential oil recipies. Remove paste with sponge or soft cloth. Reapply to problem areas.
Insect and Spider Deterrent
1 cup water
15 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops Thieves essential oil
6 drops lemon or your favorite citrus essential oil
Mix ingredients in spray bottle. Spray effected areas liberally and do not wipe spray away. Reapply as needed or every month or two to maintain a pest-free home.

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Five Essential Oil Recipes that Relieve Everyday Stress Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:22:47 +0000 Essential oil recipes can be created safely at home provided you understand a few facts. First of all, when mixing essential oils recipes you should never be put directly on the skin at full strength; they are simply too concentrated for such use. Secondly, you need to choose a carrier oil if you do wish to apply to the skin. Oil fumes can safely be inhaled from the bottle. Today, perhaps the most popular method of benefiting from is by use of an essential oil diffuser like the Aromasent. Whatever method you choose to distribute the oil to your body is up to you.

If you wish use an essential oil diffuser, you’ll use tap or distilled water (refer to your product’s instructions to be such which is right) instead of any carrier oil. Just blend the oils together, using the given proportions and store in dark glass. To create a safe cream or rub, choose a carrier oil from this list:

Essential Oil Combinations Recipes

Almond Oil: Very easily absorbed but shouldn’t be used by anyone allergic to nuts
Avocado Oil: Full of Vitamin A and great for dry skin and signs of aging
Soya Oil: Rich in Vitamin E
Wheat Germ Oil: Tones and firms skin, great for scar reduction and high in A, B, C and E but has a strong smell
Olive Oil: Only use in a pinch because the strong odor can compete with essential oil
Here are a few recipes to help you deal with daily stress of normal life and even deal with periods of more intense stress:essential oils
Mixture 1 for Everyday Stress:
30 ml of your chosen carrier oil
4 drops Clary sage oil (great for blood pressure)
3 drops Ylang Ylang oil (regulates heart rate and breathing)
3 drops lavender (general calming properties)
Mixture 2 Relaxing Blend:
1 ounce carrier oil
3 drops each lavender, tangerine and marjoram oils
1 drop Chamomile oil
Mixture 3 Diffuser Recipe for Stress and Mental Clarity:
I’ve never blended this one with carrier oil, but it’s great for the office in a diffuser.
3 drops lemon oil
2 drops rosemary oil
1 drop basil oil
2 drops lavender oil
Mixture 4 Stress Relieving Foot Rub:
If you work on your feet all day, there’s nothing better than stress relieving foot oil massage.massage oils
4 ounces carrier oil
3 ounces mint tea
21 drops lavender oil
10 drops peppermint oil
5 drops spearmint essential oil
Apply liberally to feet, arms or legs and massage in well.
Mixture 5 for Stress Relief Using a Diffuser:
3 drops Bergamot essential oil
1 drop Frankincense oil
1 drop lavender essential oil

Bonus Essential Oil Tip:

You may notice that almost all these essential oil wellness recipes contain lavender essential oil. It is considered the universal essential oil for stress reduction, relaxation and improving sleep. I use 3 drops of lavender oil by itself in my Aromasent essential oil diffuser each night for sleeping to awake refreshed.

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