Summer Essential Oils
I love summer so much! School is out, as a teacher and coach, it means I get to spend more time with my husband and with our fur babies. We are able to travel more, spend time in the sun, and enjoy parties with our friends and family. Essential oils are a big part of my summer routine which I will be sure to share more about soon, but there have been a few DIY summer essentials that I have truly enjoyed using this summer. These four items can be added to your self-care routine.
Summer Exfoliation Scrub:
When it’s time to be in the swim suit, shorts, and dresses it's nice to make a simple exfoliation to smooth my feet and legs. Here is how to make it:
- In a mixing bowl, I add 1/4 cup either a Himalayan Pink Salt or Brown sugar, pick one they both are amazing.
-I then mix in Grape seed oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil to the salt or sugar, really I add to a desired consistency, I like my sugar and salt scrubs to be a little on the crumbly side.
-I then put the blend in a 2 oz jar, but you can make this in any size glass jar.
-Then I add about 4-6 drops total of my favorite essential oils. Here are a few combinations that I enjoy: Stress Away with Lemon, Panaway with Peppermint, or Lemon with Peppermint.
-Lastly, I mix it all together or put the cap on and shake it to blend, and I let it sit at least 20 minutes before using.
Sun Kissed Skin Spray:
Being in the dog days of summer and loving the outdoors, I end up being in the sunshine sometimes almost all day. I enjoy every moment but at times my skin makes me regret those moments. To support my skin from being kissed by the sun at the beach or lake days, I make an After Sun Spray. Here is how I make it:
-In a 2 oz spray bottle, I add 5- 10 drops Lavender and Peppermint
-Then, I add a dash of Thayers Witch Hazel and a dash of fractionated coconut oil
-I also love adding a tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel or Vitamin E to the mix, they are both so good for our skin.
-Lastly, I fill the rest with distilled water.
Beach Hair- Don’t Care Spray
I have fallen in love with this beachy spray, the smell of the green tea with lavender is so heavenly! My Beach Hair-Don’t Care Spray helps support healthy hair growth, plus gives it that beach wave look. Here is how I make it:
-In a 2 oz spray bottle, I add 2 tablespoons Epsom salts or Sea Salt
-I add ½ teaspoon jojoba
-Then I add about 5-10 drops of Lavender, Rosemary, and Cedarwood
-Lastly, I add 1 cup of boiling green tea water
Bug Off Spray
My Bug Off Spray is a favorite that everyone in my house uses, including the pups. We spend so much time outside, but its better to enjoy the walks in the park, bonfires, beach views, and pool days without all the outdoor annoyances. I have found that there are so many essential oils that support keeping those things away, so I make my own bug off spray. Before we walk out the door, everyone gets a splash of the Bug Off Spray, even Kasey and Harper.
Here is how I make it:
-In a 2 oz spray bottle, I add 5-10 drops citronella and lemongrass ( Other essential oils that I may substitute are: Geranium, Purification, Lavender, Lemon, Thieves and Peppermint)
-Then, I add a dash of Thayers Witch Hazel
-Lastly, I fill the rest of the bottle with water
Well, these four DIY recipes have been so much fun to make this summer and have become a staple in our home. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I outlined all of my supplies here for you, but there is also an extensive list that I explained on my supply page, in order to get Young Living Essential Oils, please read through the Getting Started page, I am here to help you on this journey!
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