10 Essential Oil DIYs to Replace Things You Already Use

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10 Essential Oil DIYs to Replace Things You Already Use

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Trying to live a more natural lifestyle can be a daunting, not to mention, expensive endeavor. It can include everything from foods to household products to the clothes we wear. And there are so many factors to consider! Organic, non-GMO, ethically sourced and produced, natural… and the list goes on. It can be overwhelming, to say the least. To make the journey to a more natural lifestyle just a little bit easier, we’ve put together 10 quick and easy essential oil DIYs that you can swap in for things you already use. And you won’t have to worry about mystery ingredients or harsh chemicals since you’ll be making them yourselves. You can know exactly what goes into the products you use around your house. Plus you can enjoy the natural benefits of your essential oils. It’s a win-win!

Don’t forget we have a fantastic selection of organic essential oils, which are free from harmful pesticides, GMOs and grown in clean soil. They’re perfect for your natural essential oil DIYs.


All-Purpose Cleaner

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Keep your counters sparkling and your kitchen clean with this super simple All-Purpose Cleaner.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Add everything to the bottle and shake to mix. Spray and wipe off to clean!

Disclaimer: Due to the water content, this product should be stored in the fridge and used within a week. Otherwise, add a preservative, such as Optiphen Plus or Germall Plus.


Window Cleaner

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A good window cleaner doesn’t have to be blue! All you need is your favorite citrus oil, it doesn’t have to be Lime.

What you’ll need:

  • 1½ cups white vinegar
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 8 drops Lime
  • 16-ounce spray bottle

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What you’ll do:

Put all ingredients in the bottle. Shake well before use. Store in the fridge and try to use within a couple weeks.


Dusting Spray

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Enjoy the fresh, lemony scent of May Chang and Lemon while grabbing the dust off your surfaces, the natural way!

What you will need:

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What you’ll do:

Simply spray and wipe, I like using a microfiber cloth.  Shake well before each use. Store in the fridge and use after a week.


Bathroom Odor Eliminator

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We all have business to do in the bathroom. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with lingering smells.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 oz spray bottle
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • 3.5 oz distilled water
  • 1.5 ml (approximately 45 drops) Optiphen Plus
  • 20 drops Saro
  • 15 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Balsam Fir

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What you’ll do:

Add vegetable glycerin, Optiphen Plus, and essential oils to the spray bottle. Stir or swirl to combine. Add water to fill and shake prior to each use. Spray into toilet water prior to using the restroom. This creates a barrier to the water, as well as releases a pleasant scent into the room.


Outdoor Spray

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An outdoor excursion can quickly be ruined by, you guessed it, bugs. Instead of spraying yourself down with harsh chemicals, use this Outdoor Spray to help keep out those pesky, unwanted guests. You can also substitute one of our blends, Nature Shield or Shield Me.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Mix essential oils and Everclear in a 4-ounce bottle. Add water and shake well before each use.


Face Serum

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Fabulous, glowy skin doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Instead, use the skin-nourishing power of Carrot Seed, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Blend essential oils and carrier oils together thoroughly. Massage onto face after cleansing.


Body Cream

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Keep your skin soft and silky smooth with this fabulous evening body cream.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Mix together shea butter and solid coconut oil. In a separate bowl, blend carrier oils with essential oils and add to shea butter and coconut oil. Whip together for 5 minutes and store in an airtight container. Apply to a clean face or body in the evening.


Shaving Oil

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Shaving cream from a can not only comes with an overpowering aroma but can also make it kind of hard to see what you’re doing.  This shaving oil is lightweight, moisturizing and smells of fresh lavender.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Mix your carrier oils and essential oils in a small bowl. Apply to wet legs, and shave as usual.


Lip Balm

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Keep those lips soft and moisturized with an easy and natural DIY lip balm!

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Place beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water and heat until melted. Stir in essential oils. Pour into tins or tubes and allow the mixture to cool before capping.


For more fun and natural essential oil DIYs that you can use around your home, don’t forget to join our out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group.

39 thoughts on “10 Essential Oil DIYs to Replace Things You Already Use”

  1. If I want to use everclear 151 proof into the All-Purpose Cleaner to replace Optiphen Plus, what would be the ratio of everclear, water, and vinegar?

    1. Any time you use Everclear as a preservative in a water-based recipe, it needs to be at least 25% of your total mixture. In this case, you can use 2 oz of Everclear, 3 oz of water and 3 oz of vinegar.

  2. I’m just getting started with oils and want to incorporate them wherever and whenever I can. I love the all purpose cleaner for the kitchen. Any suggestions for a bathroom cleaner?

    1. You can substitute Shea, Mango or Cocoa Butter for the solid coconut oil. If a recipe calls for Fractionated Coconut Oil, you can substitute a different carrier oil.

  3. I have a question about the lip balm. One of the ingredients she butter. But it doesn’t specify if it’s crude or fine. Which one works best and used in several DIYs?

    1. You’ll probably want to use Refined Shea Butter for your DIYs as it’s a little more versatile. But Crude Shea is still a great option, but it has a stronger aroma.

    1. Glass or tin containers are great storage options. But you can also use plastic containers made from PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate).

  4. Wow all these recipes look great. Can’t wait to try some soon. I make the hand sanitizer with aloe already. It’s the best!!! I like to change it up sometimes and add lemongrass instead (but add fewer drops). We also use a kitchen cleaner with vinegar but add orange, lemon, and lemongrass eo’s. Thanks for all of the info. Super excited to try the shaving oil!

  5. These are great recipes! I am especially interested in the all purpose cleaning spray for my kitchen. But living in the south, the bug spray will come in handy too! Thanks!!

  6. These are great ideas. I use vinegar for window cleaning all the time. Is the lime added for fragrance or does it help with the cleaning?

  7. The hand sanitizer sounds like a great idea. I love the smell of germ fighter, but it would be fun to smell defender, too. Thanks for the recipes!

  8. I’d love a natural cleaner that I don’t have to use up in a week or two. I do love going with natural products whenever I can!

    1. The shelf life for this recipe is about a year. But you’ll need to be careful not getting any water in it as it would cause it to turn.

  9. This is a pretty phenomenal list! Thank you so much!!
    Are there any concerns about all the oils going down the drain pipes with the shaving cream? Reminds me of the no grease warnings for the kitchen.

    1. Because the oils used in this DIY don’t ever solidify, you should be good! The only thing you might have to worry about is the tub getting slippery.

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