Essential Oil Recipes, Remedies

The following Essential Oil recipes, have been shown to work on certain people. However, these remedies and recipes are suggestions only! Essential oil recipes and remedies should be used with caution and at your own risk. Some people believe whole-heartedly that essentials oils are the only way to go! Oils are extracted from plants and therefore can be quite intense and strong. Some essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin without being administered in water. Oils are designed to complement, not replace, traditional western medical interventions. Always consult with your doctor before using non-traditional and alternative therapeutic approaches to health, such as these essential oil remedies. 

Are Holistic Treatments Safe?

More research needs to be done because little is still known about the safety of these treatments. In order to minimize the health risks of alternative treatments, it’s important to talk to your doctor before adding such treatments to your health regimen.

It’s also important to remember that “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean “safe.” For example, many herbal or nutritional supplements can trigger adverse effects, as well as interact with medications or other natural remedies.

In addition, it should be noted that using alternative treatments in place of physician-prescribed therapy may have serious consequences and significantly harm your health.

Addictions - Withdrawal

Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange

Addictions - Alcohol

Helichrysum, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary

Addictions - Drugs

Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Marjoram

Addictions - Smoking

Clove or Peppermint on tongue

Arthritis Relief

Mix 2 drops of wintergreen, cypress, and lemongrass

into an unscented lotion. Massage into affected areas.

Boost Immune System

Mix 1 drop of oregano oil with 4 drops of carrier oil and rub the bottoms of your feet before flying on a plane.

Circulation Improver, Eases Joint Pain

Massage 2-3 drops Frankincense in painful area

Diffuse 5 drops Frankincense Oil and breathe in for 5 minutes


  1. WARNING! Could create blood-thinning effects!

  2. WARNING! Possible clotting issues!!Please seek your doctor's advice

Detoxifying Arthritis Bath

2 cups of Epsom Salt, 20 drops of Lavender Oil, 20 drops of Peppermint Oil - Soak as long as desired.




  1. 1 tsp Olive Oil (warmed)

  2. 1 Drop Lavender

  3. 1 Drop chamomile

  4. Blend ingredients. Soak cotton ball in the blended mixture.

  5. Plug ear with soaked cotton ball.

Ear Infection

  1. 1 Tsp Olive Oil (warmed)

  2. 3 Drops of Tea Tree

  3. 2 Drops Lavender

  4. Blend Ingredients. Soak cotton ball in the blended

  5. Mixture. Plug ear with soaked cotton ball.

  6. Massage Topically

  7. 3 Drops Tea Tree

  8. 1 Drop Thyme

  9. 2 Drops Lavender

  10. 1 Tsp. Veg. Oil

  11. Dilute Essential Oils into Veg Oil.

  12. Massage the blend around the ear area, neck and across the cheekbones. After massage, apply a warm compress to the cheek and ear area.


Eczema and Psoriasis Treatment

To treat eczema, psoriasis or red dry skin, apply a mixture of lavender essential oil and shea butter.

Improve Digestion

Take ginger oil, peppermint oil and fennel essential oil to support digestion and healing leaky gut.

Kick a Cold Fast!

Take 3 drops of oil of oregano and frankincense 3 X daily for 1 week.

Lose Weight

Combine grapefruit oil, ginger oil and cinnamon oil and take as supplement 3 X daily to support metabolism.

Migraine Headache Relief

Combine a few drops each of lavender and peppermint oil and apply to temples to help with headaches and migraines.

Natural Analgesic and Ease Swelling Remedy

Dilute 3-5 drops of Wintergreen oil with equal parts carrier oil and apply to areas of concern.

  1. WARNING! Do NOT ingest!

  2. WARNING #2! This could be very toxic to pets!

Natural Analgesic, Muscle Relaxant, Soothes Joint Discomfort

Dilute 2-4 drops of Peppermint Oil and apply to area of concern.

  1. WARNING! Possible Adverse Medical Interactions, consult with your doctor.

Pain-Reducer and Anti-Inflammatory

Take 1-3 drops of Ginger Oil internally 1 X a day or apply 2 drops topically to affected area

WARNING! Sensitive to Skin - Dilute it!

Reduce Teeth Grinding

Massage 1-3 drops of lavender on the bottom of the feet

and behind the ears before bed.

Reduce Back and Neck Pain

Combine Peppermint oil, cypress oil, ginger oil, cayenne pepper and coconut oil for a homemade pain relief

Relieve Motion Sickness

Use Peppermint, lavender and ginger oil to reduce motion sickness

Treat Bruises

Use essential oils as a hot compress to treat bruises or other wounds. Add 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of frankincense to 4 oz hot water and soak. Apply to affected area!

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Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world. 

Bibliography: "Essential Oils, Ancient Medicine" by Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger and Jordan Rubin