Essential Oils

recipes for essential oils

My Oily Journey with Doterra essential Oils

I first started using essential oils in the late 1980s. Yip, that long ago! I began using them for my children, myself and my family, then extended them for my clients. In addition to the intuitive abilities and life-learnings I use in my clairvoyant work and my empowerment courses, I also use crystals and essential oils as tools. 

My recipes for essential oils over the decades

We created blends to help with digestion, to keep ratty teenagers under control, and we used them to calm and soothe emotions when people were hurting. If you’d like to know more about how I use essential oils, get in touch.

Essential oils for skin

Being the eco warrior I was back then, I used essential oils to clean the house. I had exceptionally sensitive skin and was prone to eczema, so I created a balm from an old Victorian cold cream recipe I had found using beeswax, sweet almond oil, and pure essential oils. These made an amazing balm, and depending on what essential oils you used, as to what areas you would use them in.

While creating these recipes, I discovered how wonderful this blend was, healing the eczema on my hands. The man next to me, was a printer and had lots of cuts on his hands which would get infected. And once he started using the lavender balm, the cuts began to heal a lot faster. His wife was very impressed!

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Essential oils for tired muscles

By changing some of the ingredients used in the lavender blend, the body builders at the gym said using it on their strained muscles, helped reduce healing time by a third. They were ecstatic!

Essential oils for pain

A retiree who worked out at the gym, phoned me crying because she had run out of her lavender blend. She had a hip replacement and found the lavender blend made it easier for her to get in and out of her campervan. They were going away and she needed more, she couldn’t live without it.

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Pure essential oils of Doterra

Moving forward to today, my oily journey has connected me with the pure essential oils of Doterra. When I hold these bottles of pure essential oils in my hand, I can feel the pure essence within them. To me, they are little bottles of magic.

With these new oils, I have extended my oily repertoire, to encompass not only using them in a diffuser or making balms, but to making beautiful scrubs for the face, hands and body, creating roller balls to help with easing pain and inflammation in the body, as well as balancing Chakras and soothing moods. 

My recipes for essential oils

Please enjoy some of the recipes that follow, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. Call me on 021 115 3086 or send an email explaining how I can help.

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their many benefits. 

Modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.

dōTERRA (CPTG)® essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize dōTERRA’s superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective CPTG essential oils.

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Essential Oil Uses 

  • AROMATIC – Diffuse in a room to purify the air or to change emotion.
  • TOPICAL – Apply directly to skin during massage or for topical therapy.
  • INTERNAL – Consume as a dietary supplement for targeted wellness.


Essential oils are considered very safe and gentle with few side effects however some things to remember are;

  • Keep out of eyes, ears, and nose. If accidental contact is made dilute with vegetable oil, DO NOT flush with water 
  • Dilute with vegetable oil
  • Skin sensitivity is the primary safety issue 
  • Follow all label directions
  • Ensure to dilute essential oils when using for children
Brown Sugar Face Scrub

Brown Sugar Face Scrub

1 cup of brown sugar½ cup of coconut oil5 drops of Ylang Ylang5 drops of Frankincense10 drops of Lavender1 small mouthed glass jarMix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. I only use about ¼ of a teaspoon with this, it is beautiful.

For the Ease of Pain and Discomfort

For the Ease of Pain and Discomfort

4 drops Frankincense4 drops Copaiba2 drops Ginger1 tsp Fractionated Coconut OilYou can put this into a rollerball or just mix in a small dish. Layer with Ice Blue Rub.If Ginger is too hot, try lemongrass.

Uplifting Blend

Uplifting Blend

This is one of my all-time favourites and works so well on everyone.  Use on your pulse points, neck and higher heart chakra. Add to a 10ml rollerball:14 drops lavender8 drops wild orange8 drops PeppermintTop with Fractionated Coconut Oil

It’s my pleasure to share my recipes for essential oils. When I hold my bottles of essential oils I feel their pure essence; they’re little bottles of magic.

Phone me, Trish Stewart, on 021 115 3086.