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Are you tired of being told you “just have a bug and there’s nothing you can do but let it run its course”? I AM!! While modern medicine has very little recourse when it comes to the nasties that float around every year, there IS something we can do to help! And it all starts with building your own Home Health Arsenal — a stash of ready-to-use roller bottles, spray bottles, and dropper bottles filled with the essential oil mixes you will love and trust to support your family’s health and wellness.

For the past 3 years, I’ve kept these 5 blends ready to go at all times to support my family’s health, and I could KICK myself for not learning about how to effectively use essential oils sooner! Here are my favorite EO recipes for building your own Home Health Arsenal!

Plus, you can get a BONUS recipe that’s great for kids on the FREE printable recipe cards at the end of this post! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to snag your freebie! 🙂

Ready to use essential oils to support your family's health? Grab these free, printable recipe cards to help build your essential oil Home Health Arsenal!
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Also, I am not a health professional of any sort and do not play one on the internet. I am simply a mom offering my personal recipes for supporting my family’s health and wellness. Nothing here is to be taken as medical advice. Always be sure to do your own research before starting any new health or wellness routine!

Learn more about using Essential Oils at home:

Build Your Own Essential Oil Home Health Arsenal:

1) Bug Buster Essential Oil Blend

This blend is my go-to whenever we inevitably pick up “the nasties” from the grocery store, church, or the playground. I keep this blend in a recycled 15mL EO bottle with a roller top insert, because when I need it, I NEED it.

I apply this one to the bottoms of my feet every 20-30 minutes at the first sign that my immune system is fighting something and needs extra support. Then, I back off to every hour, then every 2-3 hours, and finally a few times a day as I start feeling my body responding and getting back to an even keel.

For a 10mL roller bottle:

  • 15 drops OnGuard essential oil blend
  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops Melaleuca essential oil
  • 10 drops Oregano essential oil
  • Top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil (aka: FCO)Ready to use essential oils to support your family's health? Grab these free, printable recipe cards to help build your essential oil Home Health Arsenal!

2) Seasonal Savior Essential Oil Blend

When spring is in the air, so is all the junk that restricts my breathing, makes my eyes itch, and just makes me miserable all around! When this season and all its “seasonal issues” strike, I strike back with my Seasonal Savior Blend! It’s a pretty basic recipe that’s been around forever, but I add an “enhancer” oil to mine to give my immune system even MORE support at this lovely time of year.

I use it mostly on the back of my neck, in a ‘V’ from my ears to the center of my collar bone, and CAREFULLY around my eye sockets. ** DO NOT PUT ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR EYES OR WHERE THEY CAN RUN INTO YOUR EYES!! **

This blend is also FABULOUS to diffuse (sans FCO) when “seasonal threats” are high. It’s been going nearly 24/7 in our diffusers lately!

For a 10mL roller bottle:

  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • Top off with FCOReady to use essential oils to support your family's health? Grab these free, printable recipe cards to help build your essential oil Home Health Arsenal!

3) Chest Bump Essential Oil Blend

Along with those seasonal issues, I typically need extra respiratory support, as well. Often just Breathe essential oil blend is enough, but when I REALLY need to open things up, this blend is my favorite.

Just rub all over the chest — and AVOID SUN EXPOSURE for 12 hours after application! (Bergamot — one of the oils in the Breathe blend) is a photosensitive citrus oil. Ask me how I know. 😳)

I also keep a bottle of this blend (sans FCO) on hand to use 3-4 drops in my diffuser. Talk about “promoting feelings of free and easy breathing!”

For a 10 mL roller bottle:

  • 30 drops Breathe essential oil blend
  • 20 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • Top off with FCOReady to use essential oils to support your family's health? Grab these free, printable recipe cards to help build your essential oil Home Health Arsenal!

4) Sinus Sucker-Punch Essential Oil Blend

DoTERRA’s DigestZen essential oil blend holds a special place in my heart. Not only is it fabulous to have on hand for digestive support and easing tummy issues, it’s also AWESOME for respiratory and sinus support. I actually use it WAY more for respiratory issues than I do for tummy issues!

I cannot tell you how long I thought my sinuses were just out to get me before I discovered this tip! I spent SO MUCH time and money with my doctors trying to figure out what was going on, and now, it’s just a non-issue. My body is properly supported and is thanking me for using a more natural approach!

For a 10mL roller bottle:

  • 40 drops DigestZen essential oil blend
  • Top off with FCOReady to use essential oils to support your family's health? Grab these free, printable recipe cards to help build your essential oil Home Health Arsenal!

5) Sanity Saver Essential Oil Blend

If you’ve heard me talk about my introduction to essential oils, you’ve heard me mention my “two moves in two months without bloodshed” blend. This is it! While not necessarily related to “the nasties” we tend to bring home, it definitely helps me stay calm and able to deal with all our health issues much more easily.

It truly is my sanity saver. Whenever I start feeling stressed or overwhelmed, this is the blend I reach for. I keep it in a little keyring holder on my purse for ready access when I’m not the one driving. (My husband appreciates a co-pilot who isn’t yelling at him about his driving. 😜 I’m not allowed to go on road trips without this blend anymore!)

I also keep it on my nightstand, so I can roll it on the back of my neck, over my heart, and on the insides of each wrist right before I lay down at night. I’ve had random seasons of trouble sleeping throughout this whole cancer journey, and this blend has helped me to breathe, rest, relax, and drift off easily.

I generally only use a 10% dilution since I use it so frequently, but it’s PLENTY potent!

For a 10mL roller bottle:

  • 10 drops Balance essential oil blend
  • 10 drops Serenity essential oil blend
  • Top off with FCOReady to use essential oils to support your family's health? Grab these free, printable recipe cards to help build your essential oil Home Health Arsenal!

There you have it: My Top 5 Essential Oil Blends for my Home Health Arsenal!

We have a lot of other blends we use for various issues  — including a Baby Arsenal with blends and dilutions especially for baby/young child issues and sensitivities — but these 5 essential oil blends are the BEST when we’re struggling with our health in very season-specific ways. I can’t wait to hear how YOU’RE using them!

Now for that BONUS recipe and FREE printable I promised you! 

I am forever searching for that one recipe I saw on a blog somewhere, but forgot to write down, print off, or pin, and I don’t want you to ever NOT have these recipes ready to go when you need them!

So, I created these simple, printable recipe cards for each of the recipes we talked about above. (Be sure to pin this post, too, just in case you lose your printed cards. I NEVER do that… 😳 Plus, you can share it with all your equally-naturally-minded friends! :))

PLUS, I threw in my favorite blend recipe to have on hand for kiddos: Owie Juice! Bumps, bruises, scrapes — you no longer have any power to ruin our day at the park!

No joke, I keep Owie Juice in both bathrooms AND my purse at all times. With a preschooler running, adventuring, and exploring, there are bound to be accidents, right? This blend gets plenty of use around here. 🙂

Grab your FREE printable recipe cards — including the Owie Juice recipe! — right now! BEFORE you need them! Just click the button below, enter name and email address where you’d like me to send the recipes, and you’ll be ready to build your Home Health Arsenal today!

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As a former University Resident Director, Career Counselor, Certified Personality Trainer, and high school Spanish teacher, Laura has quite the “scattered” background — with one underlying theme: education! She writes to educate and inspire women on topics related to faith, family, and lifework. She is also a resume writer, specializing in resumes for moms, career changers, and new graduates.

4 thoughts on “Build Your Home Health Arsenal (+ FREE printable EO recipe cards!)

  1. I’ve been looking at purchasing essentials oil just the other day and felt completely overwhelmed trying to decide where to begin. Your post is a great start 🙂 especially the ‘sinus buster’ recipe!

    • Thanks, Maren! I’m so glad you found the post helpful! Oils have made such a huge difference in our home. I’m excited for you to begin experiencing their benefits, as well! 🙂

      I have a couple of options to get all the oils in these recipes in one kit, if you’re interested. I’ll also have a beginner’s guide to EOs coming out soon, and I’m always looking for great “beta testers” to read it and give me some feedback! 🙂

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