21 Recipes and Blends for doTERRA Essentials Kits

When I first got the doTERRA Family Essentials Kit (then called Family Physician's Kit), I wasn't exactly sure what to do with it. I found pretty quick uses for the Lavender, Peppermint and OnGuard Blends. I quickly warmed up to the DigestZen and Breathe blends when in need, but I wasn't exactly sure what to do with the rest.

Oregano? Not exactly a smell we are used to in anything but food. 

So I put on my researcher's hat and put together a list of my favorite recipes, and blends using just the 10 oils in the Home & Family Essentials Kits!

I also created a chart with the common properties of the oils inspired by one I put together years ago about herb properties in teas. 

21 Recipes and Blends for DoTerra Essentials Kits

Basic Recipes

Bath Salts

Ingredients: 1 c Epsom salt, ¼ c baking soda, ¼ c sea salt, 8-10 drops essential oils

Directions: Combine dry ingredients and add drops of essential oils.

Bath Bombs

Ingredients:1 cup citric acid, 1 ½ cups baking soda, ½ cup almond oil or coconut oil, 8-10 drops essential oils, silicone mold or ice cube tray

Directions: 1) In a medium bowl, whisk together the citric acid and baking soda. With a spoon or spatula, mix in almond oil and essential oils. Mixture should just hold together when pressed between fingers.2) Press mixture into your molds so that it's firmly packed. Let dry for 24 hours. To speed up the process, you can put the silicone molds into the oven. Bring the oven to 200 degrees F and then turn it off and let the bombs sit in the oven, with it off, for an hour, then cool completely before carefully removing. If bombs don't yet hold together, let dry longer.

Bubble Bath

Ingredients1 cup unscented castile soap, 1/2 cup vegetable glycerin2 tablespoons water15 dropsof your favorite essential oil

Directions1) Combine castile soap, glycerin, and water into glass .2) Add essential oils.3) Stir until it’s all well combined.4) Pour into glass container.

To use, add 1/4-1/2 cup of bubble bath to warm, running bath water. 

Sugar Scrub

Ingredients: 1 c sugar (white or brown), ¼ c olive oil, 7-8 drops essential oil. 


Ingredients: 4 glass bottle, add 30 drops oil fill 2/3 with distilled water, 1/3 witch hazel (or use 100% Vodka for a better lingering room spray since it evaporates quickly into the air)

Roller ball/Massage oil

Ingredients: 5-25 drops of essential oil per 5 ml carrier oil(add essential oils then add carrier)

Oil Property Chart

DoTerra Home Essentials & Family Essentials Kit Properties Chart


Stress Less/Headache– Equal parts lavender, peppermint, frankincense

Sleepy blend– Equal parts lavender, frankincense

Calm blend- 12 Lavender, 8 lemon (or wild orange), 5 Frankincense

Flu Blend– 9 Lemon, 7 OnGuard, 5 Oregano, 5 Melaleuca

Allergy/Pain– 8 Lavender, 8 Lemon, 8 Peppermint

Energy/Focus– 12 Peppermint, 8 Lemon (or Wild Orange), 5 Frankincense

Wound/Skin(best in spray) - 8 Lavender, 8 Melaleuca, 4 frankincense in 4 ml water

Get Unstuck– 10 Lemon, 8 Lavender, 6 Oregano, 6 Melaleuca

Throat Spray Essential Oil Blend

Throat Spray– 12 OnGuard, 8 Lemon, 30 ml water

Immune Support– Equal Parts OnGuard, Melaleuca, Lemon, Oregano & Frankincense

Respiratory Support– Equal Parts Breathe, Melaleuca, OnGuard

Anti-Inflammatory– Equal Parts Frankincense, Peppermint

Bug Bites– Equal Parts Lavender, Melaleuca, Peppermint

Burns– Equal Parts Lavender, Frankincense

Mattress Spray– Equal PartsLemon, Lavender, Melaleuca, Peppermint (in water and witch hazel)

You can go totally crazy with experimenting with different oils, but as you can see, there's a lot you can do with a basic starter kit! Next up I'm planning a post on my other favorite enrollment kit, the Emotional Aromatherapy Kit

I am working to put together a study on using Essential Oils for Stress, Focus and Energy. If you would like to sign up to participate in the study, you can sign up here

You can find out more about ordering essential oils here! 

Burn Essential Oil Blend
Bug Bite Essential Oil Blend
Immune Support Essential Oil Blend
Wound Spay Essential Oil Blend
Allergy/Pain Essential Oil Blend
Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oil Blend
Flu Essential Oil Blend
Respiratory Support Essential Oil Blend
Mattress Spray Essential Oil Blend