There are quite a few essential oil companies who make and sell an immune boosting blend of oils, but you can also make your own DIY protective essential oil blend for a lot less money! Here’s the recipe!
I’ve been using an immune boosting essential oil blend around the house during cold and flu season for the last couple of years and I’ve found it to be really effective when someone starts feeling a little under the weather. It also smells really great and creates a nice warm, happy atmosphere when it’s diffused, so it’s great to use during the colder months. I recently noticed that my little bottle was almost empty and I was about to re-order it when I realized that I already had everything on hand that I needed to make my own DIY protective essential oil blend!
I thought this would be a great opportunity to share the recipe with you! The pre-made versions of this blend can get pretty expensive, but most of the ingredients are things that a lot of essential oil users already have on hand!
About This DIY Protective Essential Oil Blend
There’s actually a really neat story behind this oil. Legend has it that during the black plague, grave robbers used a version of this oil blend to protect themselves and allow them to rob the dead without getting ill. When they were caught, they were set to be burned at the stake. The king was curious as to why they were not getting sick though, so he told them that he would allow them to live if they shared their secret!
I’m sure that the original version of this recipe was some concoction made with herb tinctures or something like that, rather than these super pure essential oils that we have available to us today. This recipe is obviously the modern version. 🙂
DIY Protective Essential Oil Blend Recipe
To make this protective essential oil blend, you’ll need five commonly used essential oils.
- Clove Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
You can make as little or as much as you want and it will keep for a long time as long as it’s kept away from heat and light and in a dark glass bottle.
Here’s a recipe that makes enough to fill a small 5ml essential oil bottle a little more than halfway. This is a good amount to make if you want to try it out for yourself for a few weeks, or if you want to make some to share with your friends or family!
- 20 drops clove essential oil
- 18 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
This is also a good amount of oil to put in a roller bottle if you want to use this oil topically. Just add in the oils and then top the roller bottle up with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil!
If you want to make enough to fill a larger 15ml bottle, just triple the recipe!
How to Use the DIY Protective Essential Oil Blend
This is a great oil blend to keep around the house so you can have it ready to go when you need it! I like to diffuse it to keep our immune systems strong and prevent any cold or flu germs from getting us during the colder months. I’ve also had really great luck with diffusing it after one of us is already feeling a little under the weather. It often seems to help clear things up a lot more quickly, sometimes right away! And, as I said earlier, it smells amazing! 🙂
You can also use this oil topically by blending it with a carrier oil, either in a roller ball or on its own. A lot of people swear by putting it on the bottoms of their feet to get it to really absorb and benefit their immune systems. You can also add this oil to your DIY cleaning products to use throughout the year.
About These Oils
I should mention that the oils that you see in the pictures are the oils that I usually use at home and they’re from PURE, where I get most of my essential oils. With the exception the Eucalyptus, which I ran out of at the wrong time and ended up needing to buy in a different brand. You need to order directly from them, so let me know if you’re interested and I can get you some more info. Just leave me a comment or send me an email. ????
PURE Essential Oils
The PURE oils go through 9 different purity tests and are super high quality. They’re also about 1/2 the price of a lot of oils that you can get from the other big essential oil companies so that’s why I almost always buy from there. ???? I linked to some oils from other manufacturers in this post for your convenience so you can see what the bottles look like or buy them instantly through Amazon. This brand that I’ve linked to is the brand that I usually go with if I’m out of something and need to pick it up from a local store and don’t have time to wait to get my PURE order for that month. I find that if I don’t provide enough info about which essential oils I choose and why in these posts, that someone always asks to have that part of things explained a little better. So if you want to know more about this (or anything else I write about ever, just drop me a line!)
Have you ever tried making a DIY protective essential oil blend? How do you like to use it in your home?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.