Homemade Rootbeer (with essential oils)

Do me a quick favor please? Go grab your wintergreen oil, smell it, & tell me what fall drink it smells like. If you’re like me, you might have thought of root beer!

Homemade Rootbeer

  • 5 drops Wintergreen Oil
  • 3 drops DigestZen oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 10 Tablespoons molasses
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


Mix the sugar and water in a pot and heat to about 160-170 F. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool to about 150 F, and add remaining ingredients, stir well. Once cooled to 125 F, you can pour into 1 litre soda bottle, or other container such as a glass jar. Ensure container has been thoroughly washed out, then refrigerate.

With proper preparation and refrigeration, the syrup should keep for about a month, or if frozen, many more months. A syrup that goes “off” can be detected through change in taste, aroma, or appearance of bubbles (fermentation).


For a 1 liter bottle, add about 10 parts water to 1 part concentrate. This proportion allows the syrup to go a long ways. I typically make 2 liters of syrup per batch which allows me to make 20 liters of soda.



Root Beer Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops wintergreen

  • 3 drops Citrus Bliss


  1. Sharon says:

    This is incredibly dangerous. You should not be using oils like this, pure or not.

    • Allison Huish says:

      Hi Sharon! With doTERRA’s essential oils there are supplement facts on the bottle, meaning that they are safe for internal use. That is the #1 reason why our oils are different. In addition doTERRA oils are registered as TAG (pharmaceutical grade) in many countries, such as Australia.

      I’ve been using essential oils internally for over 20 years and I work with many people who also take them internally. I appreciate the concern though and wish you all the best in your oil journey!

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