5 Summer Oil DIYs

June 14, 2017

With two littles home for summer, we’ve got a season of summer packed with fun outdoor activities. To help us gear up for summer, the swim lessons, the park dates, the moments inside trying to escape from the heat, and the hot summer nights where we’re all so sun-soaked we’re just ready to pass out, I’m putting together 5 summer oil DIYS.

1. Soothing summer skin mist — to a 4 oz glass spray bottle, add in 1/4c water, 1 tbsp aloe vera gel, 1 tsp witch hazel, 1 tsp carrier oil [we love fractionated coconut oil], 4 drops Frankincense oil, 2 drops Tea Tree oil. Shake up to mix everything together. You can use this to help refresh your skin after a long day in the sun, or first thing in the morning, spraying your face when you wake up to help rid that sleepiness.

2. Mermaid salt spray — in a bowl, mix together 1/4 c warm water, 1/2 tbsp sea salt, 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil, 3 drops lavender and 3 drops rosemary. Pour in to a 2oz glass spray bottle and use to add that sea salt texture to your summer mane.

3. Bug off bracelets — braid strips of fabric together to make a fabric bracelet, you can tear up an old t-shirt, or bandanas, or purchase some scrap fabric squares from the fabric store.  Secure the ends of your bracelet together with either a piece of string tied tightly or a small rubber band. To make the bug off oil, add 9 drops of purification and 4 drops of peppermint [omit this oil for kids under 5 to make this smell less intense0 and 4 drops of citronella to a dropper bottle. Then top it off with 3-4 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil or another carrier oil. Using the dropper, add a couple of drops to the bracelet, and enjoy a few hours outside without any pesky bugs.

4. Homemade popsicles — 1 Pineapple (pealed and cut in cubes), ½ Lemon (juiced), 1 cup Yogurt (vanilla or plain), 1-2 drops Lemon Essential Oil. Puree the pineapple and lemon juice in a food processor, and divide it up between your popsicle molds. Mix the yogurt and lemon oil together and divide that up among the popsicle molds, over the top of the pineapple. Place the sticks or popsicle toppers in to the molds, and then in the freezer until frozen. The little ones will love to help make these and of course eat them!

5. Towel Freshener — because, I’m literally washing towels like it’s my only job. Add 1 cup white distilled vinegar to your washing machine, and wash your towels on the hottest setting. Then rewash them again, on the hottest setting, this time adding 1/2 cup baking soda and 10 drops of tea tree oil. Once they’re done, dry as normal.

We absolutely love using essential oils in our house, and if you haven’t used them or are curious to learn more, I’d love to share with you!

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