Amidst scorching days or after intense workouts, nothing feels more rejuvenating than a cooling sensation to soothe the body and mind. Harnessing the power of essential oils, this DIY cooling body oil recipe offers a refreshing respite while leveraging the therapeutic properties of natural essences.

Understanding the benefits of essential oils chosen for this DIY recipe will help you to determine if you'd like to alter the recipe or how you use them in the future;

Peppermint Oil:

  • Renowned for its cooling properties, peppermint oil provides an instant refreshing sensation due to the menthol components found within the essential oil.
  • Helps alleviate muscle tension and supports relaxation.

Eucalyptus Oil:

  • With its invigorating aroma, eucalyptus oil opens up airways, promoting deeper breathing.
  • It helps soothes sore muscles and stimulates circulation.

Lavender Oil:

  • Lavender oil lends a calming effect, balancing the invigorating scents of peppermint and eucalyptus.
  • Known for its soothing properties, it aids in relaxation and stress relief.

DIY Cooling Body Oil Recipe



  1. Prepare Your Blend: In a clean glass bottle or container, combine jojoba oil and coconut oil in equal parts.
  2. Essential Oil Infusion: Add the specified drops of peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils to the carrier oil blend.
  3. Mix Well: Secure the lid and gently shake the mixture to ensure thorough blending of the oils.
  4. Allow Infusion: Let the blend sit for a few hours or overnight to allow the oils to meld together.


  • Before application, ensure the blend is well-mixed.
  • Dispense a small amount onto your palm and rub it gently between your hands to warm it.
  • Massage the oil onto desired areas, such as your arms, legs, neck, or sore muscles.
  • Use as needed for a refreshing, cooling sensation.

Benefits of using the cooling body oil include -

Instant Refreshment: Experience a cooling sensation upon application, thanks to the peppermint and eucalyptus oils.

Muscle Recovery: The blend may help in relieving muscle soreness and tension, making it an ideal post-workout companion.

Calming Effect: Lavender oil's presence balances the invigorating scents, promoting relaxation and a sense of tranquility.

This DIY cooling body oil offers a natural and effective way to beat the heat while benefiting from the remarkable properties of essential oils. Embrace the invigorating sensation and let the blend soothe your muscles and calm your senses. Incorporate this simple recipe into your self-care routine and relish the revitalizing effects it brings.

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Author: Georgia Doherty

Georgia is the Social Media Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the marketing campaigns, company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, is a leader for ECO.'s content creation + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications, a Diploma in Training Design & Development with a Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.


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