Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Sizzle Sizzle

Work hard and play hard in the sun? We do!

While we'd like to believe that we're awesome about protecting the good ole skin and peepers over here, the truth is, we're just not. That first layer of sunscreen, yes. That second layer is usually where we fail.

Enter: refrigerated sunburn relief! (Brr! Yes! Run! Relief! All at the same time).

sunburned guy putting sunscreen on head

There are quite a few oils in this mixture. Each one has its job to bring you relief.

Lavender is usually known for bringing on relaxation and peace. Lavender also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which supports your skin's healing process. Peppermint just makes us think of cool and ahhh. Peppermint promotes a cooling sensation and the scent will just bring you joy. Geranium has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness. Frankincense helps to promote the healing of your skin through regeneration.

What you need:
-4 oz glass spray bottle
-10 drops lavender essential oil
-7 drops frankincense essential oil
-5 drops peppermint essential oil
-5 drops geranium essential oil (or, exchange geranium for chamomile essential oil)
-3 Tablespoons of aloe vera gel
-2 Tablespoons of witch hazel
-Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

Feel free to add a few drops of vitamin E oil as well, if you have some.

Shake well and spray on to sunburn. This mixture is for external use only. 

We like to keep our after sun spray in the fridge, which adds a little challenge, as you have to let it sit out for a few minutes to warm up so it sprays well when you use it. And, it may be a little surprising, but it feels oh so lovely when the cooled after sun spray hits your skin and just about sizzles.

Load up on your oils here. You never have to sell oils to get them at wholesale prices! We just love using them and want to share this goodness with you all.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Summer Bug Busters

We're loving summer - the sunshine, summer nights, time at the lake...and the bugs are loving us! Chomp chomp.

We love to use Terrashield to keep the bugs off without all of the chemicals. It smells nice and will keep you from being skeeter dinner.

Terrashield is safe to diffuse and it won't stain clothing.

What you need: 
-1 oz glass spray bottle (always put essential oils in a glass bottle)
-10-20 drops of Terrashield (you can you get your favorite oils here)
-1/2 oz witch hazel (with alcohol - this works as a preservative)
-1/2 oz distilled water (distilled to keep funky sedatives out)

Shake and spray! 

Here is another similar recipe you might like:
-4 oz glass spray bottle
-10 drops Terrashield essential oil
-5 drops Purify essential oil
-3 drops lemongrass essential oil
-3 drops lavender essential oil
-1 Tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
-1 teaspoon witch hazel
-fill the remainder of the spray bottle with distilled water

Shake and spray!

You can find any of our favorite oils here.