Essential Oil Recipes

A good essential oil recipe does a lot more than just make your house smell wonderful and inviting. Each recipe has its own set of benefits that can improve your well-being.



What are Essential Oils made of?

Essential oils are concentrated extracts derived from various parts of plants, including flowers, leaves, stems, roots, and fruits. These oils contain the natural aromatic compounds and therapeutic properties of the plants from which they are derived. All of Avivni's Essential Oils are certified 100% organic and pure, so you can rest assured that there are no chemicals and no unnatural additives.



How to use the Essential Oil blends:

There are several ways to use essential oils, each offering unique benefits. Here are some common methods:

  1. Aromatic Use: Add a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser or inhale directly from the bottle for aromatherapy benefits. For diffusion, dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in water depending on the size of your diffuser. 

  2. Topical Use: Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil before applying to the skin. The recommended dilution ratio is typically 2-3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil for adults, and 1 drop per teaspoon for children. 


    1. Mix the essential oils together in a small dark glass bottle.
    2. Add the carrier oil and shake well to blend before each application.
    3. Apply as needed.

Here are some common carrier oils you can use when making your blends, along with their recommended uses and benefits:

  1. Coconut Oil: Known for its moisturizing properties, coconut oil is suitable for all skin types.
  2. Jojoba Oil: Mimics the skin's natural oils and is excellent for balancing oil production and for facial care.
  3. Sweet Almond Oil: Light and easily absorbed, rich in vitamin E, and can help soothe dry, irritated skin.
  4. Olive Oil: Rich in antioxidants, suitable for dry skin.
  5. Grapeseed Oil: Non-greasy and good for all skin types.
  6. Argan Oil: Nourishing and hydrating, perfect for hair care.



Our top Essential Oil Recipes:

1. Essential Oil blend to Repel Mosquitoes:

Dilute in 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and 2 tablespoons water in a small spray bottle, shake well, and apply to exposed skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Reapply every few hours as needed.


2. Essential Oil blend for Pain and Inflammation:

Dilute in 3 tablespoons of carrier oil and apply topically to the affected areas. 

This blend helps to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation. Peppermint and Eucalyptus also have a nice cooling effect on muscles.


3. Essential Oil blend for Headaches:

Dilute in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil and apply to temples and neck by massaging gently.

This blend helps to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and support your nervous system.


4. Essential Oil blends for Sickness:


Diffuse in a bowl of hot water and inhale with a towel over your head for 5 minutes. Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.

Eucalyptus has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, Bergamot strengthen the immune system, and Lemon has anti-inflammatory properties.


Sinus Infection:

Diffuse in a bowl of hot water and inhale with a towel over your head for 5 minutes. Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.

Peppermint has a cooling effect and can help soothe irritated sinuses, Eucalyptus helps to reduce nasal stuffiness, and Tea Tree helps helps stimulate the immune system to help fight infection. 



Depending on your preference, diffuse in water, or dilute in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and apply a small amount to your temples, chest, or pulse points, then inhale deeply to experience the aroma of the oils.

Peppermint has an antispasmodic effect, with calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract, Lemon significantly helps reduce nausea and vomiting, especially when related to stress, and Lavender helps to calm and relax every major bodily system.


5. Essential Oil blend for Hair Care:

Dilute in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (e.g. jojoba oil) and massage into scalp. Leave on for 20-30 minutes, then wash and condition your hair as usual.

Lavender and Cedarwood promote hair growth and improve circulation, while Rosemary and Clary Sage help strengthen and nourish hair.


6. Essential Oil blend for Focus

Dilute in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, or diffuse in water depending on your preference.

Rosemary and Peppermint improve memory, alertness and mental function to help you study, stay focused or just get things done.


7. Essential Oil blend for Relaxation

Diffuse in water and take a few slow, deep breaths to enjoy.

Bergamot alleviates moodiness, Lemongrass lowers stress levels and Ylang Ylang curbs anxiety. So sit back and allow yourself to wind down.



    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: Are Essential Oils safe for all skin types?

    A: Yes, but as with all essential oils, it should be diluted with a carrier oil before application. A patch test is recommended for those with sensitive skin.


    Q: Can I ingest Essential Oils?

    A: It depends upon whether the manufacturer has produced the oil to be ingested or purely for topical and aromatic purposes.  For exampleAvivni's Essential Oils have organic and purity certifications, however, we still don't recommend ingesting essential oils without consulting a physician (or holistic physician) simply because every person's body reacts differently. No essential oil should ever be ingested in its pure, undiluted form.


    Q: Are Essential Oils safe for pets?

    A: Cats and dogs are very sensitive to essential oils and many are even harmful or poisonous to them.  Diffusers for aromatherapy should be placed high up and not near food and water bowls. There are products especially formulated for pets that have been vetted for safety and diluted to the appropriate strength and we suggest you stick with these.  We recommend always checking with a holistic veterinarian before using an essential oil product on your pet.


    Q: Can Essential Oils be used during pregnancy?

    A: Pregnant or nursing women should always consult with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils.


    Q: Do Essential Oils have a shelf life?

    A: Yes, for optimal quality, it's best to use within 3-4 years of opening.

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