In recent years, essential oils have surged in popularity as people seek natural remedies and holistic approaches to health and wellness. From relaxation to skincare and beyond, the therapeutic benefits of essential oils are diverse and fascinating. One of the most delightful aspects of incorporating essential oils into your life is the world of do-it-yourself (DIY) projects it opens up. Whether you're a seasoned aromatherapy enthusiast or just dipping your toes into the fragrant waters, there's something for everyone in the realm of essential oil DIY. Let's explore some captivating projects to ignite your creativity and enhance your well-being.


1. Luxurious Bath Bombs

Create your own fizzy, fragrant bath bombs infused with essential oils for a relaxing soak in the tub.

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
Essential oils of your choice
Bath bomb molds



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, and cornstarch. Mix well to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
  2. In a separate small bowl, melt the coconut oil until liquid.
  3. Slowly add the melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients, stirring continuously to prevent fizzing.
  4. Add 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oils to the mixture and mix thoroughly until well combined. Adjust the amount based on your preference for fragrance strength.
  5. Once the mixture holds together when squeezed, firmly pack it into bath bomb molds, pressing down to ensure they are tightly packed.
  6. Allow the bath bombs to dry and harden in the molds for at least 24 hours.
  7. Once completely dry, carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds and store them in an airtight container until ready to use.
  8. To use, simply drop one bath bomb into a warm bath and enjoy the fizzing action and aromatic experience.


2. Mood-Boosting Room Sprays

Craft refreshing room sprays using essential oils to create an uplifting ambiance in your living space.

2 ounces distilled water
1 ounce witch hazel or vodka
20-30 drops essential oils of your choice
Glass spray bottle



  1. In a glass spray bottle, combine the distilled water and witch hazel or vodka. These act as a base and help disperse the essential oils evenly.
  2. Add 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oils to the bottle. You can use a single oil or create your own blend depending on your mood and preferences.
  3. Secure the spray bottle cap and shake well to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Label the bottle with the name of the room spray and the date it was made.
  5. To use, shake the bottle gently and spritz the room spray into the air as desired to refresh and uplift the atmosphere.


3. Nourishing Body Scrubs

Whip up exfoliating body scrubs infused with aromatic essential oils to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.


1 cup granulated sugar or sea salt
1/2 cup carrier oil (such as coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil)
15-20 drops essential oils of your choice
Optional: dried herbs or flowers for decoration



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar or sea salt with the carrier oil of your choice.
  2. Add 15-20 drops of your chosen essential oils to the mixture. Consider using relaxing lavender, invigorating peppermint, or rejuvenating citrus oils.
  3. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined.
  4. If desired, add dried herbs or flowers for decoration and additional fragrance.
  5. Transfer the body scrub to a clean, airtight container for storage.
  6. To use, scoop out a small amount of the scrub and massage it onto damp skin in gentle circular motions.
  7. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Enjoy the soft, smooth feeling of exfoliated skin.


4. Calming Sleep Sachets

Soothe your senses and promote restful sleep with aromatic sleep sachets filled with calming herbs and essential oils.

Dried lavender buds or other calming herbs
10-15 drops essential oils of your choice
Small muslin bags or sachet pouches



  1. Fill each muslin bag or sachet pouch with dried lavender buds or your chosen calming herbs, leaving some space at the top.
  2. Add 10-15 drops of your preferred essential oils to the herbs inside the bag. Lavender, chamomile, and cedarwood are popular choices for promoting relaxation and sleep.
  3. Close the bag tightly and give it a gentle shake to distribute the essential oils evenly.
  4. Place the sleep sachet under your pillow or in your bedside drawer to enjoy the soothing aroma as you drift off to sleep.


5. Herbal Infused Candles

Make aromatic candles infused with dried herbs and essential oils to create a cozy atmosphere and enhance relaxation.

Candle wax (soy wax or beeswax)
Candle wicks
Heat-resistant containers or molds
Dried herbs or flowers of your choice
Essential oils (optional)



  1. Prepare your containers or molds by securing the candle wicks in the center. You can use a small amount of melted wax to adhere the wicks to the bottom of the containers.
  2. Melt the candle wax in a double boiler or microwave according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to use caution and follow safety guidelines when working with hot wax.
  3. Once the wax is fully melted, remove it from the heat source and allow it to cool slightly.
  4. While the wax is still liquid, add your chosen dried herbs or flowers to the containers or molds. Arrange them in a decorative manner, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  5. If desired, add a few drops of essential oils to the melted wax for additional fragrance and therapeutic benefits. Popular choices include lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus.
  6. Carefully pour the melted wax into the prepared containers or molds, ensuring that the candle wicks remain centered.
  7. Allow the candles to cool and harden completely before trimming the wicks to the desired length.
  8. Once the candles are fully set, they are ready to be lit and enjoyed. Light the candles and bask in the soothing glow and aromatic fragrance of your homemade herbal infused candles.


Final thoughts on these DIY essential oil projects

Diving into the world of DIY projects with essential oils offers a multitude of opportunities to enhance your well-being and surround yourself with natural, aromatic goodness. Whether you're crafting indulgent bath bombs, refreshing room sprays, or soothing sleep sachets, each project invites you to explore the therapeutic benefits of essential oils while unleashing your creativity. So, gather your favorite oils, roll up your sleeves, and embark on a journey of self-care and creativity. With these simple yet rewarding DIY projects, you can elevate your wellness routine and infuse every aspect of your life with the delightful essence of essential oils. Happy crafting and may your aromatic adventures bring joy, relaxation, and rejuvenation to your days ahead!

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