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