Bug Bites and Fireworks

Bug Bites and Fireworks

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Did you guys have a good 4th? I sure did. I spent mine on a beautiful island in Skagit County. Samish Island is home of some of the best people and firework shows in the world. Well, in my opinion, anyway. With a gorgeous sunset and spectacular firework show, I felt lucky to be an American.

One thing that comes with good outside fun by the water is mosquitos. Normally I would have made my bug spray and brought it with me, but for one, Citronella, which used alone is a great bug repellent, is out of stock, and two, I forgot my other oils because I went straight from work. I’ll share the bug repellent recipe even though I didn’t get a chance to use it last night. Because I didn’t have my spray with me and I refused to wear chemical filled store bought ones, I fought it out. I came home with a few itchy bites. But hey, I didn’t get burned this time. If you did, check out this post.

bye bye bugs

I am terrible with not itching bites that should be left alone. Terrible. I couldn’t wait to get home to get some relief. When I finally did get home, I applied some purification and poof! No more itch. I also added some lavender because I had irritated my poor skin itching it so much earlier.

Do you have a bug bite? Pop out your purification and get to oilin’.

Tell be about your 4th in the comments below.

This is my personal testimony. Please consult with your physician prior to using any kind of natural remedy or supplement.

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Spider & Misquito Season is Almost Here

Spider & Misquito Season is Almost Here

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I, like many others, hate spiders. I don’t know what it is about them, but they give me the chills and I prefer for them to not make my home into their home. We moved into a house in what I refer to as a “forest land”. There are woods and trees surrounding every aspect of our living space and just about every bug you can think of lives next to us. Summer is coming and while I love the sun, I am just not ready to share my home. How do I combat all those bugs?

peppermint

Peppermint. That’s it, just peppermint. Not nasty chemicals that my daughter might get into, just good ol’ peppermint essential oil. I diffuse it all the time to help wake me up, so that helps it spread throughout my house, but I also mix 10 drops of it with 8 oz of water and spray it around my house, focusing on the door area and corners. So far, no spiders have made it into this peppermint filled home.

bug fighting spray

For an extra bonus to ensure that other types of bugs don’t weasel their way in, I like to spray a mixture of 10 drops each peppermint, purification, and thieves, along with 4 oz of water and 4 oz of witch hazel. This is great for mosquitos. Use this when sitting around a campfire or a trip to the lake too! It’s a great and child safe alternative to chemical filled bug repellent.

How do you deal with bugs in your home? Comment below to let us know!

As summer and the bugs start rolling in, start spraying yourself and your home with essential oils, the pure and natural alternative to nasty chemicals!

To order oils, click here. You can order as a retail member for full price, or sign up as a wholesale member and purchase the premium starter kit to get 24% off any purchase forever. More information on that here

This is my personal testimony.  Please consult with your physician prior to using any kind of natural remedy or supplement.

Purification: Smoke, Pet, Shoe, and Mildew Odors be Gone! Natural Bug Repellent Too? Oh, Yes!

Purification: Smoke, Pet, Shoe, and Mildew Odors be Gone! Natural Bug Repellent Too? Oh, Yes!

Purification essential oil from Young Living is an oil blend containing citronella, lemongrass, myrtle, lavender,  rosemary, and tea tree oils. It smells absolutely delightful and it is one of my favorite oils. This oil is so awesome for purifying air and neutralizing odors. Plus, it’s EarthKosher certified!

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My boyfriend, one year old daughter, and I moved into our house a few months ago. I noticed some mildew-y smelling areas, such as the closet in our bedroom. Another smell I wasn’t enjoying in our house was the smell of diapers. We depose of them outside, but somehow our house still had a lingering smell of poopy diapers. Not pleasant and super embarrassing when people came over. I researched a little bit to see what oils we could use to help and decided on the Purification blend. It came in the premium starter kit so we had it already. How awesome is that?

How to Use Purification For Odors

Whether your odor problem be mildew, smoke, stinky dog (cat, bunny, turtle, etc), or smelly shoes, here are some ways to use Purification.

Place four or five drops in your diffuser– This is the option we use. I place my diffuser in the room the odors are coming from and the smell is gone in no time. It even knocks out the smell of my boyfriend’s stinky work socks after a ten hour day. Yep.

Place a few drops on a cotton ball and place it in the area that the odor is coming from, or in your vents so that each time the heat or AC kicks in, you get a blast of Purification.

Add a few drops to your laundry if you forget to take it out of the washer for too long. Simply add a few drops to the area your soap goes. Make sure not to place it directly on the clothes, as it could stain them. You can also add a few drops to the dryer sheet. Joy is another great oil for laundry smell.

For shoes, just add a few drops to each one.

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Other Purification Uses

Natural bug repellent- Rub a few drops on exposed areas to ward away bugs like mosquitos and ticks. Peppermint, tea tree, and lemon are other great options for this. Make a mist by combining five drops each of lemon and purification, along with a couple ounces of water. This can be used for pets too.

Cleanser for cuts, scrapes, and bug bites- This is a great soothing cleanser for small skin cuts and scrapes, as well as bug bites. Place a drop on the affected area right away and it will help bring relief. Mix with a carrier oil such as coconut oil for really sensitive skin.

Acne- Mix a few drops with coconut oil for a moisturizing acne fighting cream that will help provide smooth, soft skin and fewer blemishes.

To order oils, click here. You can order as a retail member for full price, or sign up as a wholesale member and purchase the premium starter kit to get 24% off any purchase forever. More information on that here

Comment below and tell me how you use Purification!

This is my personal testimony.  Please consult with your physician prior to using any kind of natural remedy or supplement.