DIY Past Tense–I Finally Did It!
I use the DoTerra Past Tense blend way more often than I’d like to!
I get migraines way more often than I want them, which is NEVER!
Too bad for me!
Today I finally took the plunge and made my own Past Tense roller!
As my kids say, “Mom, it’s not that deep!”
I’ve been working up to this for a very long time! Essential oils are costly, and I had to wait for each individual oil to go on sale. My preferred company holds their best sale of the year around Black Friday, when they offer 30% off, with even more deals for like a week. That’s when I save my coupons to use! I just got the last oil last week, much to my excitement.
For the last, maybe, eight years, I’ve been using DoTerra’s Past Tense essential oil blend. It helps to take the edge off of my migraines. Nothing I’ve yet discovered has eliminated my migraines, and sometimes I have to take something to help me through the day, but the oils on my temples and across my forehead and back of my neck help to relieve my pain a great deal. It’s the cooling sensation, but there’s something else too, because just straight peppermint oil won’t do the same for me!
I’ve been buying the 10 ml roller bottle, and using it super often. The problem is the price. For me, even with the high price tag ($25) has been worth it for me to get some relief. I’ve considered making my own before, but all of the individual oils really add up to, so I had to wait, save, and get one at a time. Now I can make more bottles and hopefully save money!!! I have not added up the price and figured out how much each 10ml bottle will cost me. I need to do that, but that sounds a lot like high school math.
Past Tense in the Past Tense.
Recently, I can’t even get the Past Tense from Amazon.com, and I’m not part of a multilevel company. I do have friends who can get it for me, but I also like the idea of making my own.
How I Made this blend
I found a recipe online for a copycat version of Past Tense. This mom and daughter have offered the recipes for several popular essential oils blends for people to make their own!
Once I had that recipe, the rest was smooth sailing!
I assembled all of my oils (it takes nine!) then rearranged them in order so I didn’t get mixed up!
I used this cute little tiny funnel that I got with my olive oil bottles. It worked really well!
Drip, drip, drip!
That’s pretty much how it worked out!
If you notice in the chart, there are two options–one larger size formula and one smaller size. I started by using the larger formulation in the 10ml bottle. It was only around halfway filled, but I wasn’t sure if another large batch would fit, so I used the smaller recipe also. It ended up filling the bottle around 3/4 full, which was fine for me. I could have doubled the recipe, but I did not want to take my chances of it not fitting, and wasting precious oils.
Perfect! It smells wonderful!
I made another recipe awhile back, with a cheap thyme substitute for the coriander, and omitting the Roman Chamomile. It was ok, but you could smell the thyme really strong. This is much better!
I ended up using the better frankincense formulation. It called for Frankincense Carterii, and I had the Sacred Frankincense, which is a more precious oil. That’s the only substitution I made.
What I used:
- Bottle–reuse an old bottle like I did or get roller bottles in cobalt blue here or amber here
- Funnel– You can get tiny funnels for tiny bottles here
- Roman Chamomile
- You can reuse your old roller bottles like I did, or get your own on Amazon.com. It’s worth getting a few for blending oils. Make sure you get the metal roller ball, because it rolls better than the plastic.
Oils: purchase what you can afford. I use almost all of my oils from Rocky Mtn Oils.
Making my own essential oil blend was fun! Super easy, and I plan to make more!
I’ll keep you posted!