As aromatherapy enthusiasts, we love a chance to try out different brands and compare them. Now Essential Oils is a division of NOW Foods, which first came to be in 1968 when things like healthy foods and supplements that were derived naturally weren’t a part of the mainstream consciousness.
NOW finds the finest natural materials and uses industry-leading purity testing to assure the purity and quality of the essential oils they sell. Their list of scents ranges from woodsy, camphoraceous, and floral to minty, musky, spicy, and sweet. NOW also offers other aromatherapy products including topical blends and diffusers.
Today, we are going to take a look at some recipes that call for NOW essential oils specifically. No matter what you use your essential oils for, there should be a recipe in this list that will work for you.
- 3 drops of NOW Peppermint
- 3 drops of NOW Pennyroyal
- 1 drop of NOW Eucalyptus
- 1 drop of NOW Tea Tree
- 2 drops of NOW Rosemary
This blend of scents can bring the fresh scent of winter to your home no matter what season it is. And unless you have an eternal love of cold and snow, this blend of aromas might be the only thing about winter you love.
What I like most about this recipe is that it can be used as a room freshener or, you can dilute it with some carrier oils like jojoba or sweet almond and use it as topical remedies for several ailments.
Peppermint oil is wonderful for tired feet and muscle pain relief after a workout. Pennyroyal kills germs, works as a pesticide, and can battle gout. Eucalyptus works as an anti-inflammatory, decongestant, and deodorizes. Tea tree oil is wonderful for athlete’s foot and fighting viruses, while rosemary essential oil gives the immune system a boost and soothes inflammation.
In an amber bottle mix all of the ingredients and shake. Let it sit for a while so the scents blend well together.
- 3 drops NOW Peppermint
- 2 drops NOW Vanilla
Candy canes are synonymous with the holidays, and it’s no wonder. With the minty taste and the colorful ribbon look it’s no wonder they are a seasonal favorite. This recipe, when blended, will make any room smell like it’s filled with candy canes. Of course, like the last recipe, that doesn’t mean that you can only use it during the holidays.
Also, this blend can be used topically if diluted well with a carrier substance. Some benefits a blend like this can bring to a user include boosting the circulation of the blood, lifts us out of mental fatigue, eases inflammation and itchy skin, and battles depression.
Using a dark amber or cobalt glass bottle, add the essential oils and let them mix.
- 4 drops NOW Peppermint
- 3 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Energy is important when we want to make it through a busy day. But, as anyone who has had to burn the candle at both ends knows, finding that extra boost of energy isn’t as easy as we’d like it to be. That’s when you put a few drops of this blend into your essential oil diffuser or even in your hair.
The uplifting scent of peppermint oil has been used to give people an extra boost for centuries. We’ve already covered the other benefits peppermint essential oil brings to users. But what about geranium? This is the first we’ve seen of this scent here.
Pelargonium graveolens relieves stress and anxiety, lifts the user out of fatigue and sadness, and improves concentration and cognitive function.
We all need a little sunshine in our lives, especially during times when the real sun is showing its face less and less. This recipe blends the bright scents of three citrus oils, orange, grapefruit, and lemon, to brighten the day of anyone who uses it.
Individually, orange oils promote weight loss, relieve pain, and fights anxiety and depression. Grapefruit essential oils balance emotions fight bacteria and have been known to help reduce stress. Lemon extracts energize and lift moods, as well as disinfects. Bergamot, which is a citrus scent, relieves pain and stress and has even been known to lower blood pressure.
As with our other recipes, use a dark glass bottle and add each ingredient to it then mix well.
Holiday Wreath and Flowers
- 4 drops of NOW Cedarwood Virginian
- 4 drops of NOW Cypress
- 1 drop of NOW Rosewood
- 6 drops of NOW Pine Needle
- 2 drops of NOW Balsam
- 1 drop of NOW Lavender
Our last recipe is also a season blend but is not secluded to being used at that time as any other blend on this list. We do see new fragrances in this recipe, which brings a new set of benefits other than making you or your space smell fantastic.
The holidays are known to be stressful and Cedarwood Virginian is just what you need to relieve it. This scent eases anxiety, helps the user rebalance, and boosts self-confidence. Cypress helps regulate blood flow, also battles stress, and even eases respiratory issues. Next, we have Rosewood, which is wonderful for promoting sleep and deodorizing.
Pine Needle essential oil reduces inflammation, eases dryness, and enhances circulation. Balsam, which is a type of fir, lifts moods, energizes, and can help with minor pain. Finally, we have lavender, which is the most popular essential oil on the market. Using this can calm the nerves, help fight anxiety, and will fight bacteria.
This recipe has quite a few ingredients, so add them carefully to an amber bottle and let them sit for a day to infuse the aromas together.
In the end, the recipes we’ve put together today focus on NOW Essential Oils and the way they blend well together. For a comparison chart, check out Aura Cacia vs Now Essential Oils.
Creating blends for others is not only fun, but they also make great gifts for friends, family, and coworkers. People love to receive great smelling presents and you get to show off your essential oil know-how.