Essential Oils

National Hydration Day

Did you know today is National Hydration Day? Proper hydration is vital to living a healthy life, but it’s often overlooked.

This summer you might want to infuse your water with Young Living‘s Lemon Vitality or Grapefruit Vitality. Not only will it add some flavor, but both essential oils have added health benefits.

LEMON VITALITY ESSENTIAL OIL

• Has cleansing properties
• Includes powerful antioxidants
• Offers immune support
• Provides circulatory support

GRAPEFRUIT VITALITY ESSENTIAL OIL

• Has cleansing properties
• Supports weight management
• Delivers powerful antioxidants
• Supports the lymphatic systems
• Supports the circulatory system

YL Vitality
Lemon and Grapefruit Vitality

It is important when adding essential oils to drink from a glass or stainless- steel cup.

Summer Blends

Summer has officially arrived.  It really is my favorite time of year.  I am all about the longer days, warm nights, and cherry limeades from Sonic. It also means escaping to a beach for some much needed R&R.

Summer is all about scents. Citrus, sunscreen, and bug spray. It’s amazing how smells can take you back to another place and time. Your essential oils can really help you escape, if you can’t actually get away.  I created a few diffuser blends to try this summer. What are some of your favorite summer scents?

Bye, Bye Mosquitoes

I may love summer, but I could do without those pesky mosquitoes. Who is with me? It is incredible the harm these bloodsuckers are capable of; not to mention those bites itch. Here are two solutions to keep those bugs off.

CITRONELLA

YOUNG LIVING calls Citronella, Summer’s Sidekick.  Just a bit of Citronella oil in your diffuser, moisturizer, or sunscreen can keep mosquitoes at bay.

Young Living Essential Oil in Citronella

BUG OFF SPRAY

Here is DIY for mosquito spray to keep the nasty bloodsuckers away. 
Fill a 4oz. spray bottle with:
10 drops Purification
10 drops Thieves
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Lavender
Fill 3/4 of the bottle with distilled water.
Top off with Witch Hazel.
Shake Well.

DIY Bug Off Spray

 

After Sun Spray

As much as we slather on the sunscreen, sunburns happen. It is just a part of summer. So, if you happen to find yourself a little pink, here is a great DIY for a cooling spray using your essential oils.  You’ll definitely want to keep this in your beach bag.

In a 2oz. Spray bottle add:
10 drops Lavender
3-5 drops Peppermint
Add 2 tbsp. aloe, 1 tbsp. witch hazel, 1 tsp fractionated oil (coconut or jojoba). Top off with distilled water.
*This recipe has been formulated for kids over the age of 3. Always do your research with essential oils and kids.