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.

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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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Summer, Summer, Summer! How I’m Using Oils to Get Me Through

Summer, Summer, Summer! How I’m Using Oils to Get Me Through

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I was thinking of ideas for a post this morning when I realized that a recap of my summer posts is past due. It sucks to scroll through and try to find what you need, so here is a little cheat sheet post for you guys! Simply click on the highlighted words to take yourself to the post you desire. You’re welcome.

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Sunburn Issues

The most viewed posts for summer topics are my sunburn spray and sunburn cream entries. With these results from my sunburn cream, I can see why! Just one application overnight amazed not only myself, but everyone I showed. I have this obsession with showing EVERYONE. Sorry, friends and family.

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Bikinis and Stretch Marks

My stretch mark post was a super popular post too. I used my frankincense and rose scrub for just four days for these results. I am happy to say that this summer I have been able to wear a bikini and feel comfortable in my own skin.

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Maintaining/Losing Weight and Kicking Sugar Cravings

My personal sugar addiction story caught people’s attention. This summer, make it your goal to be healthy and happy with your body. Essential oils are a great help and I am so glad I found ones that work for me!

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Keeping Bugs Away

Spiders are a big problem in my area come summertime, so I use a peppermint and water combination to shoo them away. So far, we’ve only had one spider enter our house, and that’s because I forgot to spray for a week or two. This post also talks about keeping misquitos away for water and campfire fun.

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Hydration

My last post was about the importance of hydration and how I make sure that I am drinking enough water. This is a must read! I cannot stress the importance of water enough. Making it fun is a great way to keep up this summer.

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Shaving and Keeping Skin Soft

I am in LOVE with scrubs. They’re super easy to make and my skin is left feeling soft and beautiful, plus my shaves last much longer. I love my rose petal and frankincense scrub, but my newest favorite is my orange and vanilla creamsicle scrub. Can you say yum?!

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Berry Stains

Summer is the season of wonderful berries and terrible carpet stains. Thankfully, I have thieves cleaner to save my house.

Those are the summer favorite so far! Keep checking back for more summertime oil posts coming soon.

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

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.

Sunburn Relief

Sunburn Relief

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Summer is coming up on us at full speed this year. Even here in Washington, we’ve had a few really nice days. As we do our outside activities and life gets busy, we sometimes forget to apply sunblock. While the activities that lead to burns may be fun, the hot, sticky, and painful feeling that they bring is never welcomed. Aloe is a great way to help relieve those symptoms, but adding essential oils can give it a super boost.

My first piece of advise would be to use sunblock to prevent burns, but for those occasional and busy times that we forget, I suggest trying a mixture of lavender essential oils, aloe vera, and water to help soothe your skin. Aloe has great healing properties, but lavender can add that extra boost.

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I have four ounce spray bottles and aloe gel, so here is the mixture that we use for those painful burns: two ounces aloe gel, two ounces water, and 20 drops of lavender essential oil. If you have liquid aloe, you don’t have to use water as a mixer. 10 drops of rose essential oil is a great addition to this mixture, but it can be rather expensive. Shake up the ingredients and spray onto burns a few times daily or when needed. Lavender is great for skin and is also super relaxing. It is important to let your body rest after getting a burn, so it’s great that the lavender not only helps soothe burns, it also helps with relaxation and rest.

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Tell us in the comments below how you got your sunburn and for bonus points, make a promise that you won’t do it again!

Also, don’t forget that the May contest is on the brink of being over!

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

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