DIY Recipes, Summertime & Essential Oils

DIY Sun Spray Recipe (too much sun)

It’s summer time!!! and sometimes that means we get a bit too much sun.

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (or a carrier oil of your choice)
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
8 drops Peppermint oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed.
DIY Recipes, Summertime & Essential Oils

Easy to Make – After Sun / Sunburn Spray

We are having a bit of a mini-heat wave in Vancouver these past couple of days and with the sun’s rays becoming stronger, I thought I would share this easy to make After Sun / Sunburn spray recipe with you.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.
Lavender Benefits:
– soothing for the skin
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antihistamine
– antiseptic
– regenerative
Tea Tree / Melaluca Benefits:
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antibacterial
– anti-infectious
– anti-inflammatory
– antiseptic
– stimulant
– regenerative
Peppermint Benefits:
– helps cool
– analgesic (pain relief)
– antiseptic
– anti-inflammatory
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DIY Recipes

Raspberry Limeade Recipe

It’s Super Hot!!! out here in Vancouver, so I thought I’d share this nice cool and refreshing recipe. Stay hydrated!

Limeade is a summertime staple. Try this sweet twist on the standard limeade with homemade raspberry puree and Lime Oil. This sweet and tangy drink is the perfect treat on any warm summer day.

Ingredients

Raspberry Puree:
2 cups raspberries
½ cup sugar or honey
1 cup water

Drink:

Limes
Sparkling water, Lime Oil , Ice if desired

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine puree ingredients.
  2. Cook until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Cool and strain.
  4. To serve, add raspberry puree (around two tablespoons), ice, juice of one lime, and one to two drops Lime essential oil to a glass. Top with sparkling water.
  5. Garnish with limes and raspberries.

Tip: This recipe makes about two cups of puree and you only need to put one to two tablespoons into each cup, dividing the sugar between approximately 20 servings. If you prefer, you could also substitute the sugar with honey or add more raspberries.

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DIY Soothing Sunburn Spray Recipe

While some sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.
Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice (can be picked up from your local health food store)
¼ cup of Fractionated Coconut Oil (or your favourite carrier oil)
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender Oil
8 drops Melalecuca (Tea Tree Oil)
8 drops Peppermint Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.
Tips:
– You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
– Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients.
Note:
– not all Essential Oils are made the same. I use doTerra Essential Oils and all recipes, and tips are based on using specifically doTerra’s essential oils.
If you have any questions at all, or would like to learn more…feel free to send me a message or comment below.
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