Oregano essential oil: handmade apothecary
I love oregano essential oil, and it’s not just because it reminds me of pizza. It is SO powerful, yet so often overlooked. Also, just FYI, it’s a good idea to wash your hands after using oregano essential oil and helpful to keep the outside of the bottle clean. It is a very hot oil—but don’t be afraid of it!
If you’ve seen my Handmade Apothecary series then you know that people wonder about the cost of DoTerra essential oils; are you really getting your money’s worth? This series will cover the ten most popular oils that come in a kit and will show you how much you can actually do with your 15 mL bottle of essential oil (I’m basing my evaluation on the Home Essentials kit which comes with 10 essential oils in 15 mL bottles, excluding Deep Blue which only comes in a 5 mL bottle. Each 15 mL bottle has approximately 250 drops and a 5 mL has about 85 drops). Be sure to read the disclaimer if you haven’t already!
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Oregano essential oil—handmade apothecary
Some of these DIY will require additional essential oils included in the kit. So when you buy a kit, you can make all of these things without needing to buy more oils. Recipes that include oils that are not included in the kit will be marked with a * and have a variation to suit the oils in your kit.
Breakout blend: I call this my “spot remover”, but I basically use it whenever I get breakouts. You’ll need two other oils that come in the kits (melaleuca and lemon), and 20 drops of oregano. Bonus: this doubles as a bug bite/sting soother. Follow the tutorial here.
Funky gunk skin salve: This is a powerful salve for those funky skin things that just don’t seem to go away; itching, redness, flaking, weird bumps, cracked skin, etc. I haven’t had a chance to use this yet, but if I ever have any itchiness caused by like, a fungus, this is what I would use! You can follow the tutorial here, and you’ll be using two oils in your kit, but only 15 drops of oregano.
DIY chest rub salve: I’m not a Vick’s person, and if you are that’s totally okay, but I challenge you to try this DIY instead! You can follow this tutorial, but basically, you’ll need 15 drops of oregano and the Breathe blend that comes in your kit.
Icky sicky blend: Are you guys sick of my weird names yet? Funky gunk, icky sicky…but guys, I can’t use real sicknesses or diseases when I talk about oils because the FDA doesn’t like it. So I apologize for the weird names. Anyway, this blend can be used as a preventative measure against illness during the sick season and when you’re actually sick. Fun fact: oregano is my go-to oil when I’m sick. Some people don’t like the smell, but it helps my achy body when I feel gross. I love it. Using the roller blend tutorial, you can make your own roller for this; just use 10 drops oregano and 30 drops On Guard. If you’re using this on your kids I suggest putting it on the bottom of their feet or along their spine so they can’t touch it.
Oregano essential oil breakdown
A bottle of oregano essential oil costs $24 (wholesale). There are approximately 250 drops in a 15 mL bottle. IF you made everything in this post, you just used 60 drops of oregano essential oil, which means you still have 190 drops left. Guys, that’s more than half a bottle. You just handmade all of these beautiful things for your home and apothecary and you STILL HAVE OIL LEFT. Oregano is a great cooking oil and I love to diffuse it when I’m sick, so have fun experimenting with your left-over oil!
And guess what? You don’t even have to make all of these things—just make the ones you want or need! Which one is on your list?