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Updated: May 18, 2020

All of our favorite EO recipes for Health will be found here! I'll be adding more along the way but in the meantime you can find us at Undecorated Wellness. Please know that I only suggest using doTerra for these recipes as other brands can be filled with chemicals and synthetics. It is also important to note that you should only ingest doTerras oils if they have a supplement label on the bottle. Check the chart below if you need help with dilution ratios by age. Start with the minimum number of drops for the correct age group and adjust as needed for effectiveness.


The minute anyone in our house shows signs of illness, FLOOM is our go-to. Personally I like to make a veggie capsule and take it internally for a mega boost. To make an internal FLOOM bomb get your Veggie Caps for $4 here, add one drop of each oil. Take immediately. Veggie Caps are designed to dissolve quickly and aren't meant to be made ahead of time. Be careful not to get oil on the outside of the capsule or it will start to dissolve. Glass droppers are always helpful.


Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, On Guard & Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

To make a FLOOM adult roller add 10 drops of each oil to a 10 ml roller bottle and top with a carrier oil.

To make a FLOOM kids roller add 3-5 drops of each oil depending on their age to a 10 ml roller bottle and top with carrier oil.

Roll up and down the spine every hour or so until you're sure you've kicked it! Works like a dream!


For cuts, bruises, bumps, rashes... any skin irritations, this is our go to.


Lavender, Frankincense, Tea Tree. Those are enough but if you have Yarrow Pom or Helichrysum those would be great additions.

In a 2 oz spray bottle add 15 drops Lavender, Tea Tree & Frankincense. (5 drops of the other's I mentioned.) Top off with fractionated coconut oil or the carrier of your choice. Shake it up and spray it on the problem area. Repeat as necessary.


Nontoxic bug spray that is safe for the whole family, cats & dogs included! We love dōTERRA’s TerraShield blend, you can find it in spray form or you can grab a bottle and make your own spray. We add Geranium to our spray because it’s been proven to be more effective repelling ticks than DEET! The TerraShield blend also has Lemon Eucalyptus which has been proven to be more effective repelling mosquitoes than DEET! I made ours in dōTERRA’s continuous mist spray bottle, it’s a 10 oz bottle, you can adjust your recipe according to your bottle size.


10 oz bottle

40 drops TerraShield

40 drops Geranium

2 tbsp Witch Hazel (to help the water & oil combine)

Top with water

Shake before use!

🐾 Add 5 drops of Rosemary to repel fleas if you are using this on your pets. Always avoid your pets faces when using oils. Spray or apply to your hands and rub on the fur, behind the ears, paws, legs and stomach.


CorrectX is a natural multi-purpose ointment that fixes everything from cuts, bumps, rashes & chapped lips to bug bites! A blend of lavender, tea tree, frankincense, helichrysum and cedarwood naturally soothes and disinfects skin with out irritating it.

Lavender is a no brainer for anything skin related- it stops itching, irritation and swelling from errythang.

Tea Tree kills all the bacteria those little buggers bring with them.

Purify- one you wouldn’t think of but is absolute magic for mosquito bites! We never forget this when we go camping. Just take the lid off, tap the top and tap those bites. Guarantee you they disappear!!


These options are pretty general for pain and recommended for headaches, migraines, joint & nerve pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel, restless legs, cramps, growing pains and poor circulation just to name a few!

Deep Blue Rub is the best muscle rub I’ve ever used. A little goes a long way!

PastTense is a potent oil blend, hot and cold at the same time. It isn’t diluted so if you find it to be too strong dump half of it in an empty roller and top them off with a carrier.

AromaTouch is a massage blend made specifically for pain. You can make a roller or just drop a few drops in your palm and add a carrier for a quick massage.

Copaiba is a game changer for inflammation. I like to add a drop to my deep blue rub or layer it over the other options above. It will enhance the benefits of the other oils and help drive them deeper into your tissue.

If you have chronic pain or would rather ingest these benefits to get right to the problem area you can find Deep Blue Capsules & Copaiba Softgels on dōTERRA’s website pre-made as well.


Diffuse 2 drops each Lavender, Wild Orange, Balance & Vetiver or make a roller with up to 10 drops of each for an adult or swipe for my roller dilution chart for kids. Top with carrier oil, roll on the spine or bottoms of feet and take a few deep breaths!


In a 10 ml Roller add- 3 drops Oregano, 3 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Lemon, 5 drops Peppermint. Top with carrier oil, roll on at least twice a day.


Snoring, coughing, congestion... these oils are fabulous for our respiratory system.

Copaiba, Siberian Fir, Cedarwood, & Breathe

You can add two drops of each to your diffuser or make a roller for topical use. For an adult I would start with 5 drops of each and fill with a carrier oil. If you need to add more go for it.

*The Breathe Roller is also great for snoring and respiratory issues.

Skin Relief Blend

In a 2 oz bottle combine 20-25 drops each Yarrow|Pom, Tumeric, Copaiba & Roman Chamomile. Blue Tansy can be used in place of yarrow|pom if you don’t have it. Fill bottle with carrier oil and spray multiple times through the day or as often as needed.

*Topical solutions are great for relief but they don’t get to the heart of the problem. Our skin is our largest organ, flare ups are usually a last ditch effort for our body to remove toxins or tell us something is off inside the gut. dōTERRA has a product called GX Assist which is recommended to be taken for 10 days in a row to clean out the gut and any toxins that may be trapped there. Follow it up with 10 days of PB Assist to reestablish healthly gut flora!


Diffuser Blend-

3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Rosemary

Roller- Roll PastTense around your hairline and the back of your neck. It’s strong and comes undiluted so feel free to split it into 2 rollers and top them both off with a carrier oil if its too strong.

*Oil Hack- take the lid off of your bottle of Frankincense. Put your thumb over the top and turn it upside down. Now take that tiny bit of frank and push it up against the roof of your mouth for a FULL 30 seconds, rock your thumb around a little. If you have a migraine take a drop or two of frank under your tongue.


COPAIBA- a drop or two under the tongue may help calm your nervous system and racing mind. When that panic starts creeping in this is the oil I go to first.

ADAPTIV- this blend was formulated to help us with our stress response. Used daily and in times of stress or anxiety it may help regulate your stress response. This blend is comforting, uplifting, calming and stress relieving. Diffuse it or apply it to your elbow creases and pulse points behind your ears daily.

BALANCE- diffuse to balance emotions. Use on the bottom of your feet to start and end your day with grounded emotions. This blend creates a calm and tranquil atmosphere that is a part of our daily routine.

MAGNOLIA- little known fact- magnolia is 71% linalool compared to lavenders 30%! Linalool is the chemical constitute in some oils that calm and relax our bodies and central nervous systems. Roll it on before bed if you are an anxious sleeper and in times of high stress and anxiety.

CONSOLE- this blend counteracts negative emotions of grief, sadness, anger and hopelessness and promotes feelings of comfort and hope! We leaned on this a lot over the last few months.

*These are all topical and diffuser options. The best products doTERRA offers for stress and anxiety are the Adaptive Capsules and Copaiba softgels. Taken Daily the Adaptiv Capsules are showing promising results in clinical studies. The Copaiba softgels are calming for the nervous and cardiovascular systems.


Add 15 drops Peppermint, 10 drops Frankincense, 10 drops Tea Tree, & 15 drops Lavender to a 4 oz spray bottle and top with water for a nice mist or you can use a carrier oil instead to really condition your skin.

*Yarrow|Pom & Yarrow|Pom Serum are both incredible on their own for sunburns as well.

Layering rugs is a great way to change up a space, define an area, and add texture and color. It's easier than you think and it doesn't have to break the bank. Room-sized vintage rugs, like a 9 x 12, can be pretty expensive but often a smaller version of your dream rug can be just as great when layered over an inexpensive base rug. The even less expensive route is opting for a look-a-like version of your dream rug.

My best advice is to start with a good base rug. Pick a neutral base like a jute, sisal, stripe or black and white pattern. This is what I have done in almost every room in our house. All of our base rugs work on their own when we are feeling minimal or want a clean slate but can be totally transformed simply by layering another rug over the top.

Once you have a good foundation rug that you like the sky is the limit. Think of it like mixing pillow patterns or outfits, a neutral and a pattern always compliment each other just as a small pattern and large pattern always work together. A stripe and a pattern work together just as well. Try to pick patterns and colors that compliment each other.

You absolutely can layer a rug over carpet as well. In fact, I recommend it. Rugs are the best way to define an area. Use them over the carpeting in your living room, under your dining table, and at the end of a bed! It will break up the sea of carpet and give you the layered look.

If you have an open concept house a rug is your best friend. Throw a few rugs down where you want to define specific areas and build your room around it.

How you layer them is up to you; there are no rules. You can layer a skinny runner at the sides of a bed, a wide runner at the end of a bed, throw one down in your foyer for a pop of color or pattern, or chose a larger size for the middle of your family room. You can't go wrong.

I have put together some examples below. All of the rugs are linked below the photos and there is a round up at the bottom.

Here are a few examples of layered rugs in our house.

Rug Layering Examples

This would be a beautiful combo anywhere but I see these two in a bedroom or living room. I used a larger size top rug for a living room example but a smaller version would work just as well at the end of a bed for any of the combos below.

bleached jute rug | multi-colored rug

Stripes and patterns play so well together. This combo reminds me of Hazel's room but I can see this in a boy's room or playroom too. Here I've added a smaller rug towards the end of the larger rug to show you what it would look like at the end of the bed. These work together because the colors compliment each other so well.

gray striped rug | rusty rug

Mudroom, foyer, playroom, this combo goes anywhere. The plaid would be great on a smaller pattern like this or a jute. Layer this one over your beige carpet to kick it up a notch!

neutral rug | plaid rug

These two both act as neutrals but the layers make it so much more cozy and inviting. These would be beautiful in a den, master bedroom or family room.

bleached jute | blue black rug

I have to include my old foyer rug which has been a great base for so many vintage rugs. Hazel has the same rug in her room. On it's own it acts as a graphic neutral but pair it with any of the above and they'll be best friends. The rug I chose with it below comes in a ton of color ways and the quality can't be beat especially for the price.

black & white rug | blue & red rug

Here are a few more neutral and patterned rugs you might like...

one | two | three | four

one | two | three | four

Whatever you choose, have fun with it and forget the rules! I guarantee you'll love the option of switching up your room whenever you feel like it!

XO, Meg

Updated: May 18, 2020

Below you'll find our non-toxic, low-waste cleaning recipes. I'll add more as we create them!

These are the basics that I can easily make into a cleaning kit for you.

On Guard Cleaning Concentrate- a highly concentrated multi-purpose cleaner with the on guard protective blend. 2 tbsp per 24 oz of water makes a multipurpose surface and glass cleaner.

Lemon-Antibacterial, Disinfectant, Degreaser, Deodorizer

Tea Tree- Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-parasitic & Antiviral for surfaces and diffusing.

Purify- kills germs and airborne pathogens for surface cleaning & diffusing.

On Guard Sanitizer with ethyl alcohol- to kill viruses and bacteria on skin and surfaces.



Glass bowl at least twice the size of the ingredients. This recipe rises!

Silicone Molds- batch makes twelve pods. We usually double it up and make 24.

1 Cup Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Citric Acid

1 tbsp On Guard Cleaning Concentrate

1 tbsp Castile Soap

15 drops Essential Oil of choice (I used Purify but a combo of lemon and tea tree will be just as effective)


Mix dry ingredients thoroughly

Slowly add concentrate, castile soap, & essential oil

Stir until mixed

Let sit for about an hour. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't expand out of the bowl. Mix occasionally and press the mixture down then let it sit again. Repeat until mixture becomes crumbly.

Fill molds and press mixture down until each mold is compact

Cover molds with something flat to keep mixture from rising out of the molds

Let sit about 4 hours or until the pods are dry

Pop them out and store them in an airtight container


Drop 1 or two in the toilet, wait for fizz to subside, scrub and flush


INGREDIENTS:  ½ cup isopropyl alcohol 1½ cups water 15 drops On Guard ½ teaspoon castile soap


Combine all ingredients in a 16 ounce glass spray bottle. Shake well before use, spray over the surface. Wipe away with a soft cloth.

Tip: Other oils that work well in this cleaner include Lemon, Grapefruit, or Basil essential oils add any of them for extra cleaning power!



On Guard Cleaning Concentrate

Lemon Essential Oil



In a 2 oz spray bottle add 2 tablespoons of On Guard Cleaning Concentrate, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and top it off with water. Shake well and spray directly on stains. Let sit for a bit and throw it in the washer.


10-15 drops of On Guard Oil, 2 tablespoons of Castile Soap and a few pumps of Fractionated Coconut Oil to keep our hands soft. Put them all in an 8 oz pump and shake it up!


In a pitcher combine-

1 cup white vinegar

2 cups distilled water

1 tbsp On Guard Concentrate

(If you feel more comfortable adding alcohol you can exchange the vinegar for ethyl alcohol.)

If you don’t have concentrate use 15 drops On Guard Oil.

Fold your reusable Bamboo Towels (an old tshirt or thick paper towels works just as well) and place in a leak proof quart jar. Pour mixture over towels. Use them, wash them, stick them back in the jar.


The natural chemical components of the oils I chose for this spray are disinfecting, antiviral, & antibacterial. The Witch Hazel acts as an emulsifier to help the water and oils combine. I made mine in the 10 oz continuous mist spray bottle.

Add 5 drops lavender, 10 drops lemon, 15 drops tea tree, 15 drops rosemary, and 10 drops on guard.

Add a splash of witch hazel and top with water. Shake before use.


In an airtight container mix dry ingredients:

1 Cup Super Washing Soda

1/2 Cup Table Salt

1 Cup Baking Soda

1 Cup Citric Acid

Mix in 40 drops of Essential Oil. Choose a citrus and/or other oils with antibacterial and anti microbial properties. I used Rosemary and Lemon.


Add 1 TBSP directly to the drum of your washer. Make 56 loads.

*TIP- add a drop or two of Juniper Berry directly to the drum of your dishwasher for an extra cleaning and disinfecting boost! Juniper Berry was used during the plague for protection.


Fill up the sink or a glass bowl with water (filtered if possible), add 5 drops of lemon and a few pumps of on guard foaming hand soap and let them soak for 5-10 minutes, then rinse them off.