Summer is approaching and with it, lots of outdoor activities. Essential oils can be wonderful to support all kinds of fun in and out of the sun. Here are a few recipes to enhance your summer fun.
Young Living Summer Essential Oils
Great Outdoors Spray
In a 4 ounce glass spray bottle:
2 oz distilled water
2 oz Witch Hazel
Add essential oils:
10 drops citronella essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil

Or 30 drops Purification oil blend

Shake well and spray on as needed when enjoying the outdoors.


Pesky Working In The Garden Spray
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops Young Living Purification essential oil
Add to 4 oz of water in glass spray bottle. Use with mister and spray over body. Shake well before use. Keep away from eyes.


Blend For Walkers, Joggers and Runners
5 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
Mix and rub on your feet.


Muscle Cream

10 drops Young Living PanAway
10 drops peppermint
2 Tablespoons coconut oil


Or
10 drops Young Living PanAway
10 drops peppermint
in a 10 ml roller bottle filled with carrier oil.



After-Sun Spray
1/2 cup distilled water
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
8 drops of Lavender essential oil
2 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
Blend together and pour into a 12-16 ounce fine mist spray bottle. Spray skin if you have been over exposed to the sun. Do not get any in eyes.



Minty After-Sun Spray
25 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
1 TBS Aloe Vera Gel
Add to 4 oz of water in glass spray bottle. Use with mister and spray over body. Shake well before use.
The peppermint is very cooling to the skin.



Moisturizing Hair Spritz
If your hair is dull or naturally dry, spritz this recipe over your hair throughout the day to keep it from looking dry, particularly if you are planning a day in the sun.
1 cup distilled water
10 drops Young Living Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
10 drops Frankincense essential oil
8 drops Cedarwood essential oil
8 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
1 tsp. V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
Add all ingredients in a 12-oz. spray bottle. Shake well before spritzing over hair, avoiding the roots.



Hair Detangler
From extreme roller coasters to an afternoon on water skis, summer activities can tangle your hair. Smooth out knots with this hair detangler!

1/2 cup Lavender Volume Conditioner (or other Young Living conditioner)
1 1/8 cup hot (not boiling) distilled water
3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
Put conditioner into a 12-oz. spray bottle. Add distilled water and shake. Add essential oils and shake again. To use, spray on dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends.


summer-travel-essential-oils200x150What oils do you like to keep on hand for the summer months? Essential oils are amazing in all seasons but I find them especially useful when traveling. I have lots of oils in my summer survival kit but here are a few of my top favorites.


Lavender – Diffuse for a comforting and calming scent. Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath. Diffuse for a fresh, clean scent and to eliminate odors.


Lavaderm Spray – Contains Lavender essential oil and aloe. Spray on after a day in the sun to to soothe and rejuvenate overexposed skin.


Lavender and Peppermint Foot Soak
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops chamomile
Cool, soothe and relieve your feet after a long day. Add essential oil blend to a large bowl of warm water. Soak your feet for at least 10 minutes. You could layer those oils on the bottom of your feet as an alternative.


Peppermint – Supports gastrointestinal system comfort. Supports normal digestion. Supports energy.


Purification – Apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. Add to distilled water in a small spray bottle and use when traveling to freshen the air and eliminate odors.


Thieves – Supports healthy immune function.


Di­Gize – Add to a gel capsule. Add 2 drops DiGize™ and 1 drop Peppermint to water for a stimulating beverage. Use with every meal along with Essentialzyme­s-4. Use as a dietary supplement in water when traveling abroad. Add 2­–3 drops to honey for a tasty snack.


PanAway – Apply topically after exercise or a long day walking.


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We have all the felt the effects of sleep deprivation: that zombie-like feeling that consumes us the moment we roll out of bed. Our eyes are heavy, we can’t think straight, everything in a blur. Like mechanical robots, we go about our day not fully comprehending what is going on around us.


The negative effects of sleep deprivation are quickly becoming an alarming issue. According to a recent poll, 58 percent of adults in the US experience symptoms of insomnia several nights a week.


Sleep-deprived individuals find it hard to concentrate or feel productive during the day. Perhaps worst of all, more and more are driving drowsy. In fact, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 of reported crashes occur as a result of drowsiness.


Getting a good night’s sleep is important for mental health and normal functioning, but it’s pertinent for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Single essential oils such as valerian, spikenard, and lavender are known for their ability to relax, calm, and emotionally ground a person. RutaVaLa, Peace & Calming and Gentle Baby are soothing essential oil blends that have similar effects. These oils can be diffused, inhaled, massaged into the feet prior to retiring to help ease tension and settle the mind.


DURING THE DAY:

  • Consume less or no caffeine, particularly late in the day.
  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine, especially close to bedtime.
  • Exercise, but not within three hours of going to bed.
  • Avoid naps, especially in the late afternoon or evening.
  • Establish a regular sleep schedule; don’t try to make up for lost sleep.

BEFORE BEDTIME:

  • Take a warm bath using a few drops of lavender in the water to soothe away stress and tension before retiring at night.
  • Rub a drop of essential oil such as lavender on your palm and smooth over pillow to aid with sleep.
  • Apply Peace & Calming or another soothing oil to the feet before bedtime to promote relaxation.


Young Living’s SleepEssence contains four relaxing essential oils in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin.



Essential Oils For Sleep

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