Sample essential oil recipes from 'The Essential Oils Apothecary'

By Dr. Eric Zielinski and Sabrina Zielinski  ·  Mar 24, 2022

The following recipes are reprinted with permission from The Essential Oils Apothecary by Dr. Eric and Sabrina Zielinski.

Mama Z’s Oil Base

Many of the recipes throughout The Essential Oils Apothecary start with Mama Z’s Oil Base recipe.


54 ounces organic virgin coconut oil, melted

16 ounces sweet almond oil

8 ounces jojoba oil

4 ounces vitamin E oil


Quart- or pint-size wide-mouthed Mason jars or other glass containers with lids.


1. In a large glass bowl or stockpot, combine the coconut oil with the sweet almond, jojoba, and vitamin E oils. Using a wooden spoon, mix until thoroughly combined.

2. Pour the mixture into mason jars and tightly close the lids. Store in a cool, dark place for up to two years. The saturated fats in the coconut oil won’t spoil, but the sweet almond oil may get stale if not properly stored.

EO-Powered Matcha Latte

(serves 2)


1 tbsp matcha green tea powder

1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk

1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored coconut milk

2 cups boiling purified water

4 droppersful vanilla– or coconut-flavored stevia

4 to 5 drops of an essential oil

½ tsp freshly ground pink Himalayan salt

½ tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon (optional)


1. Combine matcha powder, almond and coconut milks, boiling water, stevia, essential oil, salt, and cinnamon (if using) in a blender. Do not heat milk prior to using.

2. Blend for 30 seconds, until frothy.

3. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top, if desired.

4. Serve immediately.

Additional notes in the book list other essential oil options depending on need.

Immune-Boosting Blend


10 drops each of the following oils:

      cinnamon bark

      clove bud

      eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus or E. radiata)





5-milliliter oils bottle with cap—mix the essential oils in a 5-milliliter bottle.

For diffusing

1. Fill diffuser with purified water as directed in the manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Add 6 drops of the essential oil blend.

3. Turn on the diffuser throughout the day to kill airborne pathogens and help boost your immune function.

Citrus Delight Blend


10 drops each of the following oils:




      grapefruit lemon




      vanilla absolute, CO2, or oleoresin.


1. Drop the oils in a 5-milliliter oils bottle, close, and shake.

2. Depending on the type and source of vanilla used, it may overpower the citrus oils, so start with a few drops and blend until you find that perfect smell that perks you up and puts a smile on your face.

3. Use as directed in all of the citrus delight recipes in chapter 6.