Today we are sharing an essential oil blend recipe from the Essential Oil 101 Guide and Recipe Book by Caroline Vencil ! What I like about this book is that she includes recipes for blends. Using the proper dilution method, your essential oils will last longer as well as achieve more surface space on the skin (making them more effective) when you utilize a carrier oil .
DIY "Liquid Morphine"
Topical Pain Reliever Essential Oil Blend Recipe
(shared with permission by the author)
For convenience, place ingredients (in order given) directly into a 10 ml rollerball bottle. You could also recycle an essential oil bottle for this recipe but will need to adjust the ratio according to the size of the bottle (and you will want to make sure that the bottle you are using is compatible (property wise) with your recipe. For instance, don't re-use a chamomile oil bottle (which is a relaxant) for a "Get Energy" essential oil blend! :)
Add to 10ml bottle:
- 10 drops marjoram essential oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil (This is a pricey one! The wise men brought good gifts!)
- 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
Note: There are some sources that think the oil blend might be too strong (specifically the lemongrass dosage), please read the comment section below for a varying opinion, options and an alternative recipe. I have shared what was printed in the Essential Oil Ebook but please use your own discretion. There are so many theories about safe usage of essential oils and we must all judge accordingly.
Fill the remainder of the bottle with the carrier oil of your choice such as fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, etc. Make sure to cap the bottle tightly (especially if using the rollerball bottle) and your topical pain reliever blend is ready to use! For a quick label, use a sharpie and write the name of the blend directly on the glass bottle.
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Please be aware that Lemongrass has a dermal max of 0.7%ReplyDelete
In a 10 ml bottle, 3% would be 9 drops TOTAL essential oils, of that you could do 1 drop of Lemongrass and the other oils.
For 5%, you would have 15 drop TOTAL essential oil (5% is safe for brief use, acute conditions, and small body area) and you could use 2 drops max of Lemongrass and the rest the other oils.
A safer variations that is very effective also nicknamed Liquid Morphine is equal parts Frankincense carterii or serrata, Copaiba balsam, and Balsam Fir, (or Siberian Fir)3 drops each for 3%, or 5 dropseach for 5%. It also works well with 5 drops each in an inhaler.
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Thank you for the information Davette! I just shared a recipe from one of the Ebooks... We are pretty liberal with the oils when pain is involved so I didn't think anything of dosage. Thank you for sharing your version with us!Delete
Hi Davette, I have also submitted your comment in the post for people to refer to. Love, JESDelete
Thanks Jes! I suffer from chronic pain so I'm always reading up on what to do for it. The certified aromatherapists in several of the essential oil and aromatherapy groups help keep us safe. The most I use is a 10% dilution and that is only for a very short time and for very severe pain. Then I try to work my way down to 3-5%, depending on the issue. As a retired nurse, I hate to see anyone suffer, but I also don't want to see anyone taking unnecessary risks.Delete
If you like the above combo, just mix it in more carrier oil, then just pour what you need in the rollerbottle (I'd still cut the lemongrass in half, because the smell is overpowering). I rarely use rollerbottles since it is about 3 uses on my knees, so I just mix up my blends in 3oz. travel bottles. HTH
Great suggestion and thank you for taking the time to share! You are quite right... we need to be responsible when we take health care into our own hands.Delete
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