Updated: 31st July 2023
Creating something with your own two hands is always a gratifying experience. Among these, DIY recipes with essential oils stand as an incredibly fulfilling practice. Whether you're trying to reduce your carbon footprint or have been experiencing issues with store-bought products, making your own creams, body butter, and diffuser blends is a great way to tackle both those issues.
Making homemade recipes using essential oils mirrors the process of composing a symphony. Each note plays its distinctive role in establishing a harmonious blend.
Creating homemade skin care products with essentials offers several substantial benefits. One key advantage is customisation. This means that you can tailor your skincare products to match your preferences. Another significant benefit is the potential cost savings. Many store-bought skincare products can be expensive, and by creating your own, you can often save money while still achieving excellent results. Plus, you'll know exactly what's going onto your skin - no complicated, unpronounceable components, just pure, natural ingredients.
Here are a few recipes that will help you get comfortable with starting your own skincare regimen at home:
Make sure you store your blends correctly - in a cool, dark environment that has a constant temperature. This and using good quality carrier oils from N-Essentials will make blending easier.
For the following recipes, simply mix all these ingredients together in a bowl and let it sit for about 30 minutes before using. Use on the same day. Discard all unused portions.
Rosemary And Peppermint Shampoo
Our Rosemary and Peppermint Shampoo is about creating a moment of self-care in your routine that leaves your hair with a lush appearance. Make the switch to this DIY delight and embrace the power of nature's botanicals in your daily hair care regimen. Simply mix these ingredients together to create a blend and apply a walnut-sized amount to your hair with water in the shower.
- ½ cup castile soap
- ½ cup filtered water
- 16 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Please be aware that this DIY product contains water and does not include preservatives to extend its shelf life. For best results and to ensure safety, we recommend using this product the day it is made. If any remains, please discard it to prevent the risk of bacterial growth. Always prioritise safety and freshness when creating and using homemade skincare and haircare products.
Homemade Shaving Cream
This luscious homemade shaving cream contains no harmful chemicals and leaves skin feeling beautiful following a shave. Simply melt the butter and coconut oil using a double boiler and once cooled a little, add the remaining oils before placing the mix in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, you can whip it up to the consistency of whipped cream, and it will keep in an airtight container for up to a month.
Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter
Taking advantage of the high melting point of cocoa butter, this homemade body butter keeps well in summer and offers an incredible cooling effect to combat hot summer days. The best bit, however, is that once whipped, you’ll be smelling like dessert all day.
Caribbean Dream Scent
Use this deep rum-like fragrance in your diffuser to perfume your home. It’s a great use of this recipe the next time you use your infuser.
Fresh And Clean Diffuser Blend
To create a welcoming atmosphere when expecting guests, create a blend for the diffuser that gives off a clean and fresh aroma. This simple diffuser blend is perfect for adding freshness to your home, especially when people are visiting.
Why use N-Essentials?
Our high-quality essential oils and carrier oils have a natural, robust scent and that might be one of the first things you notice about N-Essentials oils. Our premium-grade raw ingredients allow us to work with quality products that help you create ideal DIY recipes.
From lavender to lemon, our oils and raw materials are available in small and wholesale quantities. Perfect for those looking to make a small batch of oil blends for their home diffuser or even commercial quantities to sell for their business.
For more information, feel free to explore the catalogue of essential oils and carrier oils on the N-Essentials website today. Contact our team to learn more.