I finally picked up a dropper yesterday so I could make a small batch of a Thieves Oil blend that I found online at Natural Aromatherapy Benefits. I had previously used up my wife's spray version of Thieves I was using as a foot deodorizer, and was looking forward to making two spray versions that I had read about on the site:
- The "All Purpose" Thieves spray (one drop per oz of water), initially to use as a surface disinfectant, room deodorizer, and mouthwash.
- The "Topical" Thieves spray (one drop per four drops of carrier oil; like sweet almond oil), initially to use as a foot deodorizer and try out as a body spray and/or deodorant.
I adjusted Recipe #1 down to the least number of drops by diving each ingredient by 5:
|8 drops||Clove Essential Oil|
|7 drops||Lemon Essential Oil|
|4 drops||Cinnamon Essential Oil|
|3 drops||Eucalyptus Essential Oil|
|2 drops||Rosemary Essential Oil|
This gave a nice starter amount of the Thieves Oil blend that fit into the tiny dropper bottles we had around the house, and I only needed 4 drops to make the "All Purpose" spray in our four ounce spray bottles... but was a fraction of what I'd need to mate the "Topical" version.
So i decided to divide each "drops" number by eight, called it "teaspoons", and then calculated how much carrier oil I'd need:
|11 1/2 teaspoon||carrier oil (sweet almond oil)|
|1 teaspoon||Clove Essential Oil|
|7/8 teaspoon||Lemon Essential Oil|
|1/2 teaspoon||Cinnamon Essential Oil|
|3/8 teaspoon||Eucalyptus Essential Oil|
|1/4 teaspoon||Rosemary Essential Oil|
This fit easily into my 4 oz spray bottles, and it was much quicker to measure by spoon than by drops for larger quantities.
The "Topical" has a fairly strong smell, but the "All Purpose" spray is so gentle and pleasing (almost like a pop or candy smell) that we are seriously thinking of using it in one of our next soap batches.