Essential Oil Blend Recipes – A Female Perspective

It’s finally happened! I have been hijacked! Those of you who have followed my progress to date will know that I often write about the advice, ideas and badgering from my beautiful wife. Well now it has gone a step further. You see the other day I was sitting on the couch watching the football and during a break in play, I called out to Nic and asked “Hey, I need a topic for my next man-blog. What do you think about essential oil blend recipes? What have you been looking at lately?”.

She simply said “Sure”. I wasn’t entirely confident what that meant, and the footy had come back on. so I said “thank you” and got on with it! Now for future reference, the word “sure” means, in woman-speak, “Sure, I am going to write my own post for your little website and you will post it!” So here it is, in her own words and in her first guest blogging appearance (something tells me it will not be her last), my amazing wife gives you her best essential oil blend recipes.

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I thought it was about time I jumped in here, took over (read: tidy things up a bit) and introduce myself. So this is where my husband has been spending all of his time! He has really embraced this new world of oils, much more than I was expecting to be honest. There is a still a ‘skeptical’ element about him, but I don’t expect that to go anywhere… much the same as I have stopped holding hope after 15 years that he will stop liking football, start buying more flowers, do his own folding etc etc…

My Story

I wanted to add my own story on here, hopefully the first of many, about oils and how much I adore them, use them, sniff them, research them and some of the things I use them for.

Using oils and moving into a ‘chemical-free life’ has always interested me. I remember flicking through the Young Living Catalogue years ago. For whatever reason, it didn’t happen then, however, whenever we visited friends who used them, I think I spent more time smelling the oils than socializing!

I used to find the whole ‘oil world’ quite overwhelming. Honestly, I didn’t know where to start. Is it super salesy? I am going to have to buy all the oils? And then, if I do buy some, do I have to hassle everyone I know to buy them too?

Short answer. Nope, not even a little bit.

I buy what I like, when I like. Of course there is a chance to make money and I am happy to chat and share my love for them… want to buy some? Cool. Don’t want to? That’s cool too.

The Starter Kit is amazing. It is everything I didn’t know I always wanted. Do you need a chemical-free insect repellent for yet another BBQ catch up?

Essential Oil Blend Recipes. A Female Perspective. Clean kitchenGrab the Lavender or Purification!!

Need to clean something?

Thieves for days!!!!

Have an upset tummy after too many Sauv Blancs?

Digize is my new bestie.

Feeling stressed by trying to round up boys to help with washing / cleaning / anything helpful?

Overwhelm be gone with Stress Away!

How I use Oils

I am a big stickler for not wasting oils… you will often hear me yelling, “only smell it, don’t waste it!”, when I hear the males of the household opening my oils drawer. So, I make a lot of blends. Some I make up myself (I told you I spend a lot of time sniffing!) and some I research and measure out. Any oils we purchase that are recommended to use with a carrier oil, are made straight up so we never risk putting them straight onto our skin. We go straight to the diluted version.

We purchased our Starter Kit about 6 months ago and so much has changed since then. And yes, we sleep better (Lavender / Snoozeland blend), we have avoided colds / flu (Thieves / Breath Better blend) and we are less anxious (Stress Away / Energy blends 1 and 2) and reduced the effects of headaches with ease (Peppermint / Clear Head blend).

Below are some awesome blends that I have made up in the last few months (please note that I am using oils that I have, obviously, I know there may be better/different options and these are on my VERY long wishlist!)

I use these bottles which are 10mls.

Once I have added the oils I choose, I top it up with a carrier oil, such as coconut, grape seed or jojoba.

My essential oil blend recipes

Snoozeland blend

Apply on neck, chest, and wrists.

15 drops of Lavender

10 drops of Stress Away

10 drops of Vetiver

Topped with a carrier oil

Read more: 13 Benefits and Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

Breathe better blend

Apply on neck, chest, wrists, and tummy.

20 drops of Thieves

10 drops of Purification

10 drops of Lavender

Topped with a carrier oil

Energy blend 1

Apply on neck, chest, wrists, or use in diffuser jewelry.

12 drops Peppermint

10 drops Lemon

8 drops Joy

Topped with a carrier oil

Read more: Peppermint Essential Oil Uses for Men – A Man versus Oils Review

Energy blend 2

Apply on neck, chest, wrists, or use in diffuser jewelry.

12 drops Lemongrass

10 drops Clove

8 drops Rosemary

Topped with a carrier oil

Read more: 11 Benefits and Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil

Clear head blend

Apply on neck, chest, wrists, or use in diffuser jewelry.

12 drops Thieves

10 drops Frankincense

8 drops Lemon

Topped with a carrier oil.

I find it to be a nice little challenge to come up with new blends. Even MVO Jr (our 6 year old son) has made his own up. When I asked him why he chose the oils and combinations he did, he simply shrugged and said “I just like the way the smelt”. So simple and straightforward!

Before we start though… I just wanted to reiterate that when it comes to the use of essential oils and children, great care is needed at all times. Children’s skin is a lot more delicate than that of most adults so always be sure to test on yourself first, then on a small area of the child. Again, if they have allergies to a particular fruit or tree, then I would avoid that oil type. The list of oils not suitable for kids is long and differs from site to site, so great care is always recommended. The following works for our son, but may not for your little ones so always do your checks. We also dilute his blends with more carrier oil than we do our blends.

That said, here are his blends…

MVO Jr 1

Apply on bottom of feet, neck, wrists.

6 drops Lemon

5 drops Lavender

4 drops Copiabia

Topped with a carrier oil

MVO Jr 2

Apply on bottom of feet, neck, wrists.

6 drops Joy

5 drops Cedarwood

4 drops Frankincense

Topped with a carrier oil

Note: I have just run out of blend bottles so once they arrive next week, you will see some awesome videos of Mr MVO and I showing you how easy it is make up these blends.

Read more: 5 Manly Uses for Frankincense and Myrrh Essential oils


So there you have it… some fun new blends to try out. ‘Manly’ or not, these have really worked for us and the males of the household enjoying these new smells as much as I am.

Catch you then.


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My name is Paul and I live on the east coast of Australia with my wife and six year old son. I also have 19 and 23 year old daughters. I am an ex government and bank worker who took a bit of a sea change and opened my own business by the beach with my amazing wife. If you can do it, try it. You will never look back. You want to know more about me, read my About Me page

12 thoughts on “Essential Oil Blend Recipes – A Female Perspective”

  1. Hmm…I’m not sure what to say here….You might have a new regular gust blog appearance.  I have to say, it’s nice to get a few “recipes” from the other sex and I appreciate the descriptive titles that let me know what the goal is.

    Any chance you might be able to put a rating system on these from a his and hers perspective (i.e. the man gave this scent a 6 but the woman gave it a 2, etc.)?  I guess what I’m saying is I’d love some blends that have his and her ratings and maybe a why behind them (i.e. the woman loves this scent on her man because…).  Just a thought really.  I struggle finding a good scent that isn’t offensive to one or the other.

    I may have to pick up this starter kit and see what I can come up with.

    Thanks again

  2. I love this post! I love that your topic is something the whole family is interested in. I love the smell of essential oils as well. I recently purchased a diffuser so I could have the wonderful aromas in my home all the time but surprisingly found I am allergic to several that I purchased. I will have to save the diffuser for certain occasions such as colds, headaches, stress, etc. Thank you so much for sharing your sons recipes as well! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  3. Very interesting these oils. I guess I never knew that you applied the oil to your body. I just always thought that it was the aroma that did the deed.

    Do you apply the oil till you get the results you want or can you get to much?

    Does it really help chronic allergy suffers?

    • Hi Paul,

      As we use oils to assist and provide benefit rather than heal as such, they can be added regularly as you see fit.  You can definitely add too much however and I always recommend the use of a carrier oil.

      Essential oils can be useful to allergies however as always, if these are chronic, check with a medical professional first and if an allergy is to a certian fruit or plant then stear clear of the relative oil.

      thanks for your comments


  4. It’s so lovely to see your wife guest post here. I read through her post and it seems like she had been into blogging for almost 20 years or greater with the post style and the confidence/passion she has for writing. She wrote a short story about herself that is so amazing. I guessed she knows a lot about oils. I bookmarked the page and saved the Amazon product link published in this post to check back for later. I must get the Roller Bottles any moment from now.

    Israel Olatunji

    • Hey Israel, I thought the same thing and asked her why she had not started writing earlier.  I will pass on your comments to her.

      Thanks again


  5. Thanks for your guest post Mrs MVO! You did a great job explaining all the different uses for oils. I must admit, my wife is into oils more than me and before reading this post I didn’t realize just how many uses there are for oils. The insect repellent is a great idea as the chemicals in regular repellents are quite toxic. Your post has encouraged me to explore the use of essential oils further.

  6. Hello Mrs MVO! I thoroughly enjoyed your post, and I do think you might need to become a regular guest on this blog 🙂

    I do love oils too and you’ve motivated me to look into this more. Who doesn’t want to sleep better, avoid colds, and be less anxious? Thanks for your recipes too. Could you recommend a blend for reducing anxiety? I’d like to introduce some oils to my mum who I think would benefit from these greatly, particularly one designed to reduce anxiety.

    Thanks so much.  


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