Essentially summertime

My favorite uses for essential oils in the summertime!! 

1. Homemade sun lotion! 

We have tried TONS of homemade sun lotions and have never been impressed. We found one that uses zinc and it was a game changer. I actually found the recipe from another blog! 

https://realfoodrn.com/diy-waterproof-sunscreen-thats-good-skin/

Seriously it’s hands down the best we’ve ever used! Essential oils are actually NOT SPF so the zinc is what makes it SPF – it’s a must, don’t skip it! We still add 7 drops lavender EO and 5 drops carrot seed EO for the scent and the other benefits these EOs have for the skin! 

2. Homemade outdoors annoyance spray!

I cannot stand bug spray like I despise it, it’s sticky, smelly and no one wants to lay in their bed at night and smell that stuff. Yuck! All the chemicals in it are also horrible for us so why not make one that’s chemical free?! Not to mention my homemade stuff works better than anything I’ve ever used! 

In an 8oz glass spray bottle

20 drops purification EO

5 drops geranium EO, citronella EO, Lemon Grass EO. 

2 drops peppermint EO, blue cypress EO and Lavender EO. 

A splash of witch hazel for preservative and fill the rest with water! 

So simple, so worth it!
 
3. Lavender to soothe sunburned skin!

Lavender is soooo soothing, we’ve used it on sunburned skin with great results! Either applying neat (by itself no carrier oil) or making a little spray bottle 20 drops lavender and fill the rest with liquid aloe Vera. We apply often! 

4. Itch stick for big bites!

So I buy these little roller bottles from amazon. In them I usually do 5-20 drops essential oil, just depending on the oil then fill the rest with a carrier oil – my two favorites are Young Livings V-6 or Sweet Almond Oil which you can usually find at your local grocery store. 

For the itch stick I do 5 drops lavender EO and purification EO. 
5. Owie (or as Ellie calls it, ouchie) stick!

So for owies I do 7 drops Melrose Essential Oil. Melrose is good for cleansing and skin health. We just roll it directly on any owies! 
6. Diffusing! 

Lime and peppermint are my absolute favorite to diffuse during the summer…. my second favorite is purification. Have you ever had a bonfire or your neighbors had one and your windows were open which stunk up your house? Yeah that goes away with purification. πŸ™‚
Mojito

4 drops peppermint

4 drops lime 

Lake House

3 drops pine 

3 drops Idaho balsam fir

3 drops stress away 

Summer Lovin’

3 drops bergamot 

3 drops lime 

3 drops stress away 

Peace Out Bugs

4 drops citronella 

3 drops lemongrass 

2 drops lavender 

7. Seasonal respiratory support roll on! 

So in the spring/summer I love being outside but my eyes/nose…. not so much! Having to blow your knows 10 million times a day, ya not fun. 

I always find relief with lemon essential oil, lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil – while nursing I avoid peppermint EO and use copaiba essential oil instead! Peppermint has a negative effect on my supply. 

I put 10 drops each in a roller bottle and fill the rest with sweet almond oil. Roll it around my ears/over my sinus areas on my face and under my nose!  πŸ‘ŒπŸ» 

I am not a doctor and do not claim to cure treat or diagnose anything using essential oils. 

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