Essential Oils

DIY Essential Oil Wellness Blend

This post was originally titled something else. However, after being threatened with legal action by Young Living Oils, I have changed the name of the post and also the name of the blend. Sorry for the confusion!

Homemade Thieves essential oil lying on cutting board next to essential oils

DIY Essential Oil Wellness Blend

I was and still am a huge fan of a certain essential oil blend that I, unfortunately, can’t name due to legal reasons.

This blend is great for immune support and keeping you well during the cold & flu season.

But I was never a big fan of the price!

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So now I just create my own wellness essential oil blend that is very similar to a certain blend that I cannot name. And it works just as good and costs about a third of the price to make!

Homemade Thieves essential oil lying on cutting board next to essential oils

If you’re unfamiliar with the story involving this wellness blend, here’s a little bit of history.

During the 15th century, the bubonic plague was spreading throughout Europe and Asia. At that time there was a group of thieves who were robbing graves.

The thieves somehow never contracted the deadly bubonic plague even though they were in constant contact with corpses that most likely had died from the disease.

Once they were finally caught and charged they were offered a deal – share their secret in exchange for a reduced sentence.

The thieves claimed to have worn an aromatic blend of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing.

Not sure how true the story is but what I do know is I have had amazing results using this wellness blend!

Cost Comparison

Like I mentioned earlier, I really love this essential oil blend that I cannot name.

In my opinion though, it’s kinda expensive. If you’re a member of the essential oil company that sells this blend, the 15ml bottle costs $34.75 and if you’re not it will cost you $45.72.

My homemade wellness blend costs me around $12 to make.

The amount it will cost you depends on which brand of essential oils you decide to use to make this DIY.

I love Florihana essential oils and that is what I use most of the time when I make this blend. If you’re not familiar with Florihana essential oils you can check out my full Florihana essential oils review.

On occasion, I will also use Plant Therapy or Simply Earth essential oils. It just depends on what I have on hand. Sometimes it will be a blend of all three brands.

If you decide to buy from Simply Earth you can use the code HAPPYHEARTFREE to receive a $40 Simply Earth gift card plus a big bonus box with the purchase of your first recipe box, all for only $39.99!!!

If you are not familiar with Simply Earth or their recipe box you can check out last month’s box here.

If you order now with the code above you will receive the recipe box, the big bonus box plus the $40 gift card, all for $39.99. And then you can use the gift card to buy the oils needed for this wellness blend.

Just a suggestion.

If you decide to use a different brand of essential oils, be sure to verify that they are 100% pure and the absolute highest quality possible.

If you’re not sure your essential oils are up to par you can read this post to make sure they’re not fake and read this post to learn about the most important things to look for when choosing an essential oil brand.

Related: The Best Immune Boosting Essential Oils

In order to figure out how much a 15ml bottle of this DIY wellness blend costs to make, I divided the price of each individual oil by 250 (the approximate amount of drops in each 15ml bottle) and then multiplied that by the number of drops used. I then added the totals to figure out the total cost.

Clove Bud 15ml | $8.84 divided by 250 = .035 x 80 = $2.80

Lemon 15ml | $7.38 divided by 250 = .03 x 72 = $2.16

Cinnamon Bark 5ml | $11.19 divided by 85 = .132 x 40 = $5.28

Eucalyptus Radiata 15ml | $6.92 divided by 250 = .028 x 32 = $.90

Rosemary 15ml | $7.65 divided by 250 = .031 x 24 =  $.74

Total $11.88

That’s huge savings!!!

How To Make DIY Essential Oil Wellness Blend

Some of the oils contained in this blend are very hot and can burn your skin if used undiluted. Always dilute this blend before applying to your skin. More safety details are below.

To make your own homemade wellness blend, you’ll need to add the following drops of essential oils to a 15 ml glass bottle.


Essential Oil Wellness Blend Recipe

Yield: 15ml Bottle
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This wellness essential oil blend can be used for so many different things. Make your own DIY version using the super, simple recipe below!


  1. Add 80 drops of Clove essential oil to the bottle
  2. Add 72 drops of Lemon essential oil to the bottle
  3. Add 40 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil to the bottle
  4. Add 32 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil to the bottle
  5. Add 24 drops of Rosemary essential oil to the bottle
  6. Attach lid
  7. Roll back and forth between hands to mix evenly


If you would like to make a 5ml bottle instead, just divide the amount of drops for each essential oil by 3.

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Homemade Wellness Essential oil Blend Safety Tips

This is an extremely powerful, potent blend. It should always be diluted when used for cleaning or when used topically.

Mix this blend at a 1 to 2% dilution rate with coconut oil, almond oil or the carrier oil of your choice whenever you apply to skin.

Wellness essential oil blend uses

I use this blend in many, many different ways. A few of my favorites are below.


You only need to add a few drops of this amazing blend to make an entire room smell amazing and experience the wellness benefits.

Apply Topically

My favorite way to use this blend is topically. I love to rub it on my feet and chest for immune support.

Remember to always dilute before applying topically. Like I mentioned earlier, you can mix this blend at a 1 to 2% dilution rate with coconut oil, almond oil or the carrier oil of your choice whenever you apply it to the skin.


I make my own DIY wellness cleaner with it. You can get the recipe here! This works great for cleaning just about anything.

And, not only is it completely chemical free but it’s actually good for your health and the health of your family.

Instead of exposing your family to harmful chemicals, you can expose them to powerful, immune-boosting properties.

Hand Soap

I make my own germ-fighting hand soap with it as well. You can get the recipe here!

I’m not a fan of antibacterial soaps or hand sanitizer. This hand soap is not only germ-fighting but also immune boosting.

We use this every single day, multiple times a day.


This blend is amazing for oral hygiene. I like to make my own mouthwash with it. You can get the recipe here.

Not only does the mouthwash work great, but it also tastes great too!

Sore Throat Remedy

And the mouthwash can also double as a sore throat soother.

Just pour a little bit into a small cup and add a pinch of sea salt. Mix well and gargle for as long as possible. And then spit out.

The clove and cinnamon oil can have an almost numbing effect that can be very soothing on a sore throat.

Laundry Scent Booster

I like to use natural, unscented cleaning products to avoid exposure to unnecessary chemicals.

So to keep my clothes smelling good, I’ll add a few drops of this blend to my laundry and to my wool dryer balls.

And honestly, I could go on and on. There are so many different uses for this blend. But for time’s sake, I’ll leave it at that.

Final Thoughts about how to make wellness oil

You guys, if you’ve ever tried the original formula of this blend just know the hype is real. It’s talked about so much because it really works.

I’ve become obsessed with using it on a daily basis because I’ve experienced the many benefits of this blend. And it’s made a huge difference in my health and the health of my family.

But please don’t think you have to spend a fortune to get high-quality oils. Like I showed you above making your own DIY version of this wellness blend can save you a lot of money.

If you have any questions or comments please let me know in the comments below!

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      1. Yes. This blend must absolutely be diluted. When I wrote this post I was mainly focused on the recipe itself and not necessarily how to use it. So thank you for bringing that to my attention. I’ve updated the post with dilution information.

  1. Thank you! Just made recipe from Florihana oils that I received today! Thanks so much for the info, I’m so excited. Smells amazing, too.

      1. I don’t have Eucalyptus Radiata on hand but I do have Eucalyptus Globulus. Can I use that, and should I reduce the number of drops?

        1. Hi Lori. Eucalyptus Radiata and Eucalyptus Globulus have very similar therapeutic benefits. They just have slightly different aromas. You can totally use Eucalyptus Globulus instead. I would keep the number of drops the same.

    1. Hi Marcia. I believe 100 drops equals 1 teaspoon. I’m really terrible at math though so I’m not going to attempt to convert the recipe above into teaspoons. Because I’m sure I’ll mess it up!


    1. Hi Alicia. I apoligize for the delay. Cinnamon bark and cinnamon cassia have very similar properties. Although they come from different trees they are both antifungal and antibacterial. So to answer your question, you can use cinnamon cassia as a subsitute for cinnamon bark. But keep in mind cinnamon bark is a bit more potent.

  3. Thank you so much. My husband fighting cancer second time . I loves the oils rubbed on his feet and legs because of neuropathy. These oils will help with pain. Grateful and can’t wait to try it.

  4. I’m not a big fan of cloves,is there another oil I could use? I like the idea of using my oils for cleaning.

    1. If you plan to use this blend just for cleaning you could replace clove with pine or nutmeg. But for therapeutic benefits I would try tea tree or frankincense. But keep in mind the scent will definitely be altered.

  5. hello there, i’m somewhat new to all of this! i am wondering how much carrier oil do i add to your recipe when making a bottle of it??

    1. Hi Libby. When making the recipe above do not add any carrier oil to the bottle. If you would like to use the thieves oil topically I suggest making a roller blend. Grab a 10ml roller bottle, add 10 drops of the thieves blend and then fill the bottle the rest of the way with a carrier oil.

  6. Thank you so much for this post!! I have been wanting to know what Thieves smelled like without shelling out for it!
    I do wonder if you have any suggestions or thoughts about swapping the eucalyptus for something else? I do not like the smell of eucalyptus; is the scent strong in this recipe? If so, do you have any suggestions for alternatives?

    1. Unfortunately, I do not have an alternative for the eucalyptus. I would recommend either leaving it out or maybe only adding half of the suggested drops if the scent really bothers you. I personally don’t find the eucalyptus scent very strong in this recipe. It’s overpowered by the cinnamon and clove scents.

  7. Hi, thank you so much for posting this! I had a question, if I was trying to make it topical, how much coconut oil would I have to add to a 15 ml bottle? Just want to make sure I have the right ratio!

  8. Just ordered everything to make this blend to use in your spray cleaner recipe. Can’t wait! I am getting enough of everything to send bottles to my kids teachers to use in the classroom too! Thank you for BOTH of the post 🙂