How to Make an Essential Oil Bar – For Targeted Relief and Support

ESSENTIAL OILS BAR FOR TARGETED RELIEF AND SUPPORT

I wrote a blog post last week titled “Mess Free Essential Oil Application: How to Make a Carrier Oil Bar.” In it, I provided a recipe to make your own carrier oil bar so that you can quickly, easily, and neatly dilute any essential oil for topical application. After publishing that post, I got to thinking that it might be useful to add a therapeutic dose of your most frequently used essential oil/s to the ingredients. Doing so would create a pre-diluted, ready to use essential oil bar that you could simply uncap and rub onto the skin for targeted support. A fun, yet simple twist to my original recipe!

The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ideas to get you thinking about your essential oil bar:

  • Respiratory support bar —> Eucalyptus essential oil bar to rub on the chest and throat to support proper respiratory function.
  • Immune support bar —> Immupower essential oil bar to rub on the bottom of the feet to support the immune system.
  • Sleep tight bar —> Lavender and/or Cedarwood essential oil bar to rub on the bottom of the feet to promote a restful nights sleep.

How much essential oil do you need for an essential oil bar?

The Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils recommends that when creating an essential oil blend, to add about 28 drops of essential oil to about 1/2 ounce (or 1 Tablespoon) of carrier oil.

I start with the 28 drops and adjust depending on that particular essential oil, the strength I want my bar to be, and the surface area I’ll be covering with my bar.

How much essential oil do you need to make an essential oil bar for a baby or child?

That Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils suggests that essential oils be diluted further for use on babies and small children. The guide suggests:

  • Dilute 1-2 drops essential oil in 1/2-1 teaspoon carrier oil (or 3-6 drops essential oil 1/2-1 Tablespoon carrier oil).

Obviously, you can always adjust based on what seems to work for your family…these suggestions simply provide a great starting point.

Here’s how to make you own essential oil bar:

Step 1:

Fill a small saucepan with a small amount of water. Place a small mason jar (I use a 4 ounce jar) into the water (the water should come up to the halfway point on the outside of the mason jar). Turn the burner on a medium-low setting.

Step 2:

Add the below ingredients to the mason jar. Allow the ingredients to melt, stirring frequently. Remember, the beeswax pellets take some time to melt.

To make a therapeutic essential oil bar for ADULTS:

  • 3/4 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon shea butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon beeswax pellets
  • a few drops of vitamin E oil (optional)

There is much more essential oil in an essential oil bar for adults (which takes up more space in the container I use). This is why the amounts of the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax pellets are slightly less than those listed for babies and small children (so I don’t overflow my container). 

To make a therapeutic essential oil bar for BABIES/CHILDREN:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax pellets
  • a few drops of vitamin E oil (optional)

Step 3:

Once melted, remove from heat, add your essential oils (amounts below), mix, and carefully pour the mixture into a 0.35 ounce travel deodorant container (I bought mine from Abundant Health). Let sit until your essential oil bar hardens. Don’t you just love this?! Use as needed to provide relief!

For a therapeutic essential oil bar for ADULTS:

  • add 28 drops of essential oil

To make a therapeutic essential oil bar for BABIES/CHILDREN:

  • add 3-6 drops of essential oil

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