Essential Oil Extraction Recipes
If you are interested in essential oil extraction but don’t know where to begin, we have several recipes here of mixtures you might find interesting. We have a list of methods you can use in the EssenEx as a resource for learning how to extract your own oils. These also provide a great opportunity to get started with the essential oil maker!
Even if you’re familiar with essential oil extraction and are simply interested in trying out a new recipe, please feel free to use our oil extraction processes. Our essential oil maker is designed in a way so that it protects the condensate from overheating, which in turn maintains the quality of your extracted oil.
DIY Oil Recipes
Our essential oil recipes include citrus, geranium, lavender, oregano, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, etc. However, these are the ones that we have personally tested with our own essential oil maker; there are other types of plants to experiment with as well. We recommend that you use fresh plants, as these produce the best results.
Be sure to also visit our essential oil extraction process pages to learn more about the essential oil extraction process for each type of plant.
Essential Oil Extraction Kits
EssenEx® 100A (Advanced) Essential Oil Extraction Kit$229.00
The EssenEx® 100A Essential Oil Home Extraction Kit is the world’s fastest extraction kit. This patented product, developed at Oregon State University, uses the same technique found in traditional steam distillation but works through your home microwave! The outcome? More convenient and higher quality essential oil made right in your home in just 6 minutes! Whether you use essential oils for medicinal, therapeutic, culinary, or other purposes, you can save time and money with this revolutionary product.
This kit includes everything you need to extract separate and store your own essentials you grow in your garden. Each time you use your extractor you will yield up to 3.5 g of oil depending on the plant material and 7-9 oz. of hydrosol. One run uses 50-100+g (1/8 – ¼ lbs) of plant material.
The 100A (Advanced) includes Ice Molds, Stands and Insulators to improve Ice core (condenser) along with a Silicone Insulator Pad and Packaging Design to allow you to easily store product when not in use.
EssenEx® 100E (Economy) Essential Oil Extraction Kit$199.00
The EssenEx® 100E Essential Oil Home Extraction Kit is the same device as the EssenEx100A but with only two Ice Mold Sets and fewer pipettes and vials.
EssenEx®-300 Essential Oil Extraction Kit
The EssenEx®-300, inspired from customers wanting a higher capacity, triples the botanical volume capacity while at only costing about twice as much. It is a smart investment for entrepreneurs making soaps, creams and other care products, aroma therapists and folks that have a fragrance farm store such as many lavender growers. This is also a great option for home schools and K-12 chemistry labs. It is larger than the 100, and requires a microwave with a vertical clearance of no less than 9.5 inches (240mm).
EssenEx® 100A (Advanced) Essential Oil Extraction Kit – 2 Pack (Save $20)$438.00
A Special 2-Pack of our Newest and most popular unit! Two (2) EssenEx® 100A (Advanced) packaged together, with a $20 discount. On top of that, you will save money on shipping cost per unit as well! Packaged individually in one shipping box therefore reducing the cost of shipping per unit.
EssenEx® 100 Series Educator’s Parts Kit$50.00
Sometimes, things break. If you are an Educator, and if it is in the middle of class time and you have a bunch of young active minds watching, it would be great to have the repair parts you need! This kit has the items that are hard to find easily, could break, or get lost.
Advanced Ice Mold Kit for EssenEx® 100A (Backward Compatible with EssenEx® 100)$50.00
Ice Core Molds & Stands for the EssenEx® 100A. The Advanced Ice Mold is an upgraded design of the original EssenEx® 100 and is backward compatible. Extra Ice Cores are key for those interested in doing multiple extractions per day. This kit has Five Complete Sets, and one Silicone pad. Each set includes a stand, Ice Mold, Ice pin with anchor nut, white separator disk and white foam insulator. After 24 hours in the freezer the White Insulator Foam and Separator Disk are removed, and it is screwed into the knob above the lid. Then the clear ice mold is removed and you are ready to condense. The Disk & Insulator recess into the Ice Mold to “center” the Ice Core Pin within the mold.
7″ Diameter Silicone Pad$5.00
The silicone pad (1) is to be used under the extractor in the microwave. The silicone pad and extractor can then be taken out and set safely on the counter. When ordering you can leave a preference of color; orange, yellow, green, or lavender, in the Order Notes on the checkout page.
Pipettes 1ml (Set of 10 – Universal Part)$1.50
Non-sterile, disposable low density polyethylene pipettes. Perfect for transferring oils and liquids between vials or to measure out oil by drop count. Pipettess are re-usable but it is recommended to have a designated pipette for each oil you extract and transfer to vials.
1 mL Graduated Transfer Pipettes, 1/4 mL grads
Pack of 10
Pipettes 3ml (Set of 10 – Universal Part)$2.00
Non-sterile, disposable low density polyethylene pipettes. Perfect for transferring oils and liquids between vials or to measure out oil by drop count. Pipettes are re-usable but it is recommended to have a designated pipette for each oil you extract and transfer to vials.
3mL Graduated Transfer Pipettes, 1/2 mL grads
Pack of 10
Citrus essential oil recipes have a variety of uses and health benefits. Popular for aromatic purposes and, of course, for household cleaners, you will enjoy the fresh scent of citrus essential oil! Learn how to extract your own orange or lemon essential oils by following our step-by-step recipes.
Geranium essential oil gives off a beautiful aroma. Since ancient times, Geranium essential oil has been commonly used to promote healthy hair and skin. To get started on your Geranium essential oil recipes, just purchase one of our EssenEx oil extractors today.
Among the most popular of essential oils, lavender essential oil recipes provides a calming, floral smell and is commonly used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, and baths. In addition, lavender oil benefits skin by helping to reduce acne, lessen wrinkles, and overall, lighten skin.
Commonly used for cooking, did you know that oregano can also be extracted as an essential oil? Oregano essential oil comes with a number of health benefits. In addition, oregano essential oil recipes are fun to make and can be used for massages or topical use.
Peppermint is a common flavor or scent for mouthwashes, lip balms, toothpastes, etc. If you’re a peppermint fan, it’s especially a fun, rewarding experience to extract your own peppermint oil. Try creating your peppermint oil recipes for massages, aromatherapy, and foot baths.
Mint fans will enjoy extracting their own spearmint essential oil, using one of our EssenEx oil extraction makers and following our easy step-by-step spearmint essential oil recipes. Try extracting your own spearmint oil to create an air freshener, or even for after-dinner mints!
Rosemary essential oil can be used for a relaxing massage, promoting healthy hair, as an air freshener, etc. To get started on extracting this lovely essential oil, purchase one of our extraction kits and follow our easy rosemary oil recipes.
Basil Essential Oil Recipes
This herb is commonly used for cooking, however, it makes for a great essential oil as well. Basil oil emits a fresh and herbaceous scent and is often used in aromatherapy. In addition, basil oil has a number of other health benefits which make it a popular choice. Try extracting your own basil essential oil today using our very own EssenEx kits and following our easy step-by-step recipes!
Frankincense Essential Oil Recipes
An ancient incense with a beautiful smell, frankincense helps to promote health, beauty, cleansing, and relaxation. Follow our instructions to learn how to extract your own Frankincense essential oil! The Frankincense essential oil extraction process is easy with our EssenEx extraction kits.
Juniper Essential Oil Recipes
Juniper essential oil is known for its health benefits and is commonly used for aromtherapy. To get started on your juniper essential oil extraction, you can collect juniper needles and/or berries by trimming or handpicking from juniper plants.
Myrrh Essential Oil Recipes
Since ancient times, myrrh essential oil has been used to make perfume and incense for both medicinal and sacred purposes. Order one of our essential oil extraction kits and follow our easy myrrh essential oil recipes to create your own myrrh oil!
Star Anise Essential Oil Recipes
Star Anise essential oil is characterized by its licorice-like smell and like many other essential oils, has a number of health benefits. It is commonly diffused to help relieve symptoms of bronchitis, colds, and the flu. Extract your own Star Anise oil using one of our EssenEx oil makers!
Essential Oil Recipes for Skin
Many essential oils you can extract help to benefit your skin. From lavender and frankincense to geranium and peppermint, you can enjoy not only the beautiful scent these essential oils emit, but also the health benefits they provide. Many of these essential oils work to moisturize your skin, or even help to lessen acne, brighten your face, or strengthen your hair and nails.
Try these recipes the DIY way! Using our own EssenEx extractions kits, oil extraction has never been easier. DIY skin care and natural beauty products have never been more popular than they are now. Essential oil recipes are not only used for skin, but also for baths, beauty, cleaning, massages, aromatherapy, and even in food and drink.
Essential Oil Recipes for Anxiety
Commonly used for relieving anxiety, many of our essential oil recipes are great for purposes of aromatherapy, massage therapy, and more. If you are an essential oil DIY enthusiast, you may want to look into our essential oil recipes to help alleviate anxiety. Several essential oils such as frankincense and lavender are just some of the great choices to help you relax.
Whether you are using an essential oil recipe for your massage, or using it for the purposes of aromatherapy, you will find these essential oils calming and relaxing. Just purchase one of our EssenEx extraction kits and try out one of our recipes today!
Essential Oil Recipes for Sleep
Browse our recipes section for ideas on essential oil recipes for sleep. If you have troubles getting to sleep or sleeping through the entire night, you may want to try essential oils to help you rest. Certain varieties in particular, such as lavender oil, are commonly used for promoting sleep.
Whether you are using essential oils to get a good night’s rest, or even for your massage therapy session, you may enjoy the adventure of extracting your essential oil in your own kit, right in the comfort of your home! For details, please visit our shop page and browse options. (We also have all the necessary accessories for you to complete your essential oil kit.) Purchase one of these, follow one of our recipes, and you’re well on your way to extracting your own essential oils!
Our company was established in 2012 by Bill Dean and David Hackleman and got its start as a research project at OSU, by focusing on small-scale oil extraction. Dean and Hackleman, along with three graduate students, discovered an efficient method of essential oil extraction using microwave ovens. From there, the men began a two and a half year development process until the kits developed into what they are today.
We have several EssenEx oil extraction kits available. Each of these are able to extract high quality essential oils from oregano, lavender, hemp, orange zest, and more. Our extraction kits are effective tools suited for students, and professionals alike, and even for those hobbyists who enjoy making their own homemade essential oil recipes.
Although there are certainly products that are cheaper or capable of larger-scale production, the EssenEx from OilExTech is, without a doubt, the perfect balance between affordability, efficiency, and ease of use. If you have any questions about the oregano oil extraction process, how to make recipes, or the EssenEx products themselves, please email us at email@example.com or fill out our customer feedback form on our contact page for more information on how to make essential oil recipes.