Men’s Health DIY

Prostatitis is an infection that causes a burning sensation when passing urine, pain and tenderness in the pelvic area and lower back pain, fever, and exhaustion.

This blend will only help to relieve symptoms and you need to see a medical professional to make sure that nothing more serious is going on.

Prostatitis Blend
15 drops Cypress
15 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Myrrh

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil of your choice.

Apply over the abdomen and lower back as needed.

Here’s a blend to help keep that hair attached to your head (ladies this can help you too!).

Hair Stay There Blend
24 drops Rosemary
18 drops Cedarwood
14 drops Geranium
12 drops Peppermint
8 drops Lavender
40 drops carrier oil

Combine in a 5mL bottle. Apply daily before bed or just after showering. Put 4-7 drops in the palm of your hand and gently massage throughout the scalp, paying attention to areas of thinning hair or balding spots.

Here’s a cologne recipe to try. You’ll be one of my favorite people to smell if you wear this since I love Bergamot.

Earthy Spice Cologne
18 drops Bergamot
13 drops Siberian Fir
10 drops Clove
8 drops Lemon

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to pulse points.

Men whose beards need a little TLC, this beard balm this recipe is for you.

Beard Balm
2 teaspoons beeswax
1 teaspoon Shea butter
3 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E
2 drops Cedarwood oil
2 drops Melaleuca oil
2 drops Rosemary oil

Combine all ingredients, except essential oils, in a glass container.

Place the jar in a saucepan with one to two inches of boiling water.

Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.

Remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes.

Add essential oils and stir.

Pour mixture into an empty tin or airtight glass jar.

Let balm rest 1-2 hours before using.

This cologne blend is super simple and you don’t even need to make it a roller bottle if you don’t want.

Lime Delight Cologne
2 drops Lime oil
1 drop Vetiver oil

Rub the Vetiver over your heart, layer the Lime over top. Dilute with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.

To make this a roller bottle use 20 drops of Lime and 10 drops of Vetiver in a roller bottle and then fill with a carrier oil of your choice.

Cardiovascular health is important for both men and women. Heart disease is a major killer of people throughout the world.

This blend helps to improve circulation, reduce stress, and can aid in lowering blood pressure.

Heart’s Ease Blend
30 drops Lavender
30 drops Clary Sage
15 drops Wild Orange
15 drops Rosemary
8 drops Marjoram

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil of your choice.

Apply this blend to your feet, pulse points, or over your heart.

Make sure to continue to follow any recommendations that your health practitioner has given to you and let your health practitioner know you are using essential oils.

Women’s Health DIY

Over on my Instagram, I spent a lot of time focusing on Women’s Health. Here are some of the DIY posts that I did over there.

Menstruation Blend

15 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops Marjoram essential oil

10 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. You can massage this blend over your lower back and abdomen for relief from abdominal cramping and lower back pain.

Menopause is a time when the hormones in a woman’s body get all out of whack. This blend helps to relieve some of the many symptoms that come along with hormonal imbalance.

Hormonal Balance Blend

15 drops Clary Sage

15 drops Geranium

15 drops Bergamot

Combine all of the ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Massage the blend over your lower back and abdomen.

What is Menorrhagia? It’s a menstrual period with an excessively heavy flow. Here is a blend that can help you deal with menorrhagia.

Menorrhagia Blend (Excessive Bleeding Blend)

10 drops Cypress essential oil

5 drops Helichrysum oil

5 drops Spikenard essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the abdomen during heavy bleeding.

Cramps can ruin anyone’s day. Here’s a blend to help prevent/soothe them.

Prevent Cramps Blend

15 drops Marjoram essential oil

10 drops Lavender essential oil

5 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Combine in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to lower back, abdomen, and feet as needed.

He’ll Never Know…you have PMS with this blend. It even helps with menopause symptoms.

He’ll Never Know Blend

12 drops Geranium essential oil

6 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

4 drops Clary Sage essential oil

Combine in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the lower abdomen and lower back as needed.

Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. This condition can lead to debilitating pain. Endometriosis affects about 10% of women.

If you are one of the many women who have Endometriosis or just experience extremely painful periods this blend is for you.

Endometriosis Blend

20 drops Cypress essential oil

5 drops Clary Sage essential oil

5 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the abdomen during your menstrual period.

Once a woman starts going through menopause hot flashes can become the evil in a woman’s day. One minute you feel fine and great, the next minute you feel like your body is on fire but it’s a fire on the inside.

Here is a blend to combat those hot flashes, it can be made into a roller bottle or a spray.

Beat Hot Flashes Blend

20 drops Clary Sage essential oil

20 drops Geranium essential oil

15 drops Cypress or Peppermint essential oil

If making a roller bottle combine all ingredients in the bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Massage into the abdomen, chest, upper arms, and lower back.

If making a spray combine all ingredients in the spray bottle and use either distilled water or witch hazel. Spray over your body during a hot flash.

Here is another blend to help deal with PMS. It’s great to use on days when your life just feels like a hot mess.

Cool Your Hot Mess Blend

12 drops Wild Orange essential oil

9 drops Clary Sage essential oil

6 drops Geranium essential oil

6 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply over pulse points throughout the day and take a deep breath. You will get through the day.

Are you trying to have a baby? Do you want to attempt to enhance your fertility? Here’s a blend to try.

Fertility Blend

12 drops Clary Sage essential oil

10 drops Fennel essential oil

7 drops Geranium essential oil

8 drops Lavender essential oil

8 drops Bergamot essential oil

bonus: add 3 drops Rose essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil. Apply to the lower abdomen twice daily. Concentrate over the ovaries and uterus.

Next week’s post will feature the oils and supplements that doTERRA has that focus on Women’s Health.

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Do you follow me on Instagram? If you do you’ll know I post there a lot, but if not feel free to come on over and have a look. I post about all sorts of things like diffuser blends, DIY projects, essential oils, my life, what I’m doing, what I’m eating, and more.

Over the spring I posted about how to clean with essential oils and figured I would combine all that information into a blog post so it was easy to reference. So here are some recipes to help with not just spring cleaning but everyday cleaning.

We all love our diffusers but do we remember to clean them? Here are the steps for cleaning an ultrasonic diffuser.

  1. Turn off your diffuser.
  2. Fill the water reservoir halfway to the line with clean water.
  3. Add 10 drops of pure white vinegar to the water reservoir.
  4. Turn it on and let it run for 3-5 minutes, allowing the vinegar to disperse throughout.
  5. Drain the water reservoir completely.
  6. Dip a cotton swab in white vinegar and wipe down the edges of the water reservoir as well as the ultrasonic mist chip.
  7. Rinse the water reservoir with clean water.
  8. Wipe the reservoir with a dry cloth and let air dry before using it again.

Diffusers should be cleaned monthly to keep them in good working condition.

Lavender Linen Spray is a great way to refresh your laundry and sheets. You can use any oils you want with this but Lavender is a great way to help your sheets assist you in falling asleep.

Lavender Linen Spray

2 cups distilled water

2 tablespoons vodka or rubbing alcohol

15-20 drops Lavender essential oil (or oil of your choice)

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

Who doesn’t like nice clean windows and mirrors, this recipe will keep them sparkling clean.

Fresh Mint Window & Mirror Cleaner

3 cups distilled water

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol or vodka

1/4 cup vinegar

20 drops Peppermint or Spearmint essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a quart-sized spray bottle. Shake to combine, then spray on mirrors, windows, or stainless steel. Wipe off with paper towels or old newspaper for a streak-free shine.

Cleaning the bathtub/shower/toilet is a pain, but this easy recipe makes the chore a little less daunting.

Soft Scrub for Bath, Tile, and Toilet

*This recipe is intended to be used same day or next day.

3/4 rounded cup baking soda

1/4 cup unscented liquid castile soap

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon vinegar

5-10 drops Lemon essential oil

In a bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap. Add water and stir. Add vinegar and Lemon essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.

When using apply to surface, and let dry for 5-10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean. If cleaning a toilet be careful as it will react to toilet scrub.

Wood polish is a staple in making all the wood surfaces in your house look shiny and new. Here is a simple recipe to keep those wood surfaces shiny.

Wood Polish

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

10 drops essential oil (Wild Orange, Arborvitae, or Lemon)

Add olive oil and vinegar to a glass spray bottle. Add 10 drops essential oil. Shake well before each use. Apply to a microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean.

Do you clean your yoga mat? I don’t usually think about cleaning it but after doing hot yoga, outdoor yoga, and just being on a variety of different floors it has come into contact with a lot of germs (your bare feet, the floor/ground of the studio, the trunk of your car, etc.). Here is a simple recipe to keep that mat germ free.

Yoga Mat Spray

3/4 cup distilled water

1/4 alcohol-free witch hazel or white vinegar

5 drops Lavender essential oil

3 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil

In a glass spray bottle combine all ingredients. Shake until combined. Spray on your yoga mat and wipe dry with a towel.

Before cleaning your whole yoga mat make sure to do a spot test to ensure that the essential oils will not damage your yoga mat.

Anti-Inflammatory Blend

This anti-inflammatory blend is something I created myself for myself in order to combat some terrible inflammation in my feet and ankles due to bug bites that happened while I was living in Augusta, GA. I found out the hard way that fire ants and fleas are not fun things to live and deal with.

I made this roller bottle of oils that would be not only skin nourishing but also would treat the inflammation that was giving a bad pair of cankles. It worked wonders and now I am only dealing with a little bit of discoloration left from the bug bites.

Anti-Inflammatory Blend

3 drops Frankincense

3 drops Wild Orange

3 drops Lemon

3 drops Marjoram

3 Drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Fill the rest of the roller bottle with Jojoba Wax/Oil

The reasons I used these specific oils was that each had properties that were useful in my current situation.

Frankincense – has analgesic properties, is an anti-inflammatory and is a cicatrisant (skin healing).

Wild Orange – has analgesic properties, is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, has astringent properties, and enhances skin penetration of oils.

Lemon – has analgesic properties, is anti-inflammatory, has astringent properties, and enhances skin penetration of oils.

Marjoram – has analgesic properties, is anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) – has analgesic properties, is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

Jojoba Wax/Oil – I used jojoba because it a skin nourishing oil, but you can use whatever carrier oil you prefer.