Aromatherapy Recipes


Aromatherapy Recipes

Migraine Blend


Migraine Blend

My Aromatherapy Story


My Aromatherapy Story

Welcome, my name is Dana. I am an essential oil enthusiast currently studying in a Master Clinical Aromatherapy program. I started this blog to document my journey in aromatherapy and share what I learn.
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I don’t know about you, but my cuticles are always dry and I often wait way too long in between manicures. This oil will help keep your nail beds soft and nourished in between visits to the salon.

Tangerine Cuticle Oil

  • 1 tbsp. apricot kernel oil
  • 6 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 ounce dropper bottle (I use these)

Add the essential oil and vitamin E to the dropper bottle, then top with the apricot kernel oil. Shake to combine. Apply daily to your cuticles.


I have perpetually dry lips and have trouble finding the perfect moisturizing lip balm that’s not full of yucky additives. So yesterday when I was experimenting with all my new supplies, I came up with this amazingly moisturizing lavender lip balm blend. The mix of oils, butters, and vitamin E nourish the skin and the lavender lends its soothing properties. Let me know how you like it!

Lavender Lip Balm

  • 1 1/2 tsp. shea butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. jojoba oil
  • 2 tsp. beeswax pellets
  • 7 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Vitamin E oil
  • Containers (I use these 5 ml pots)


Combine beeswax and oils in a glass bowl and heat slowly in microwave or double boiler until beeswax has melted and combined with oils. Remove bowl from heat and drop in essential oil and vitamin E oil. Immediately transfer the balm into your desired containers. Allow to cool completely before capping and using. This recipe will fill 4 of the 5 ml pots.


  • Be sure that all of the products you use are pure, food grade, and safe, preferably organic
  • Don’t forget to sterilize your containers


I got a big shipment of supplies in this week and could not wait to start experimenting. The first thing I came up with this beautiful summer perfume. Its bright punch of orange, tempered by earthy patchouli and juniper berry come together for what smells like a perfect summer afternoon. I’ll get more into choosing notes and developing fragrance blends in a future post, but today let’s just jump right into the recipe. Note: this is an oil-based perfume. I’ll also dive into alcohol based perfumes in the coming weeks.

Summer Perfume

  • Base Note: 5 drops patchouli essential oil
  • Middle Note: 10 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • Top Note: 7 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • Carrier oil (I prefer to use sweet almond oil)
  • 10 ml roller ball bottle (I use these)

Drop oils into roller ball bottle. Top off with carrier oil. Shake well to blend. Apply to pressure points like wrists and behind the ears.