Keep the Fourth Fun
Everything about the Fourth of July excites me! From the parade to the booths to the fireworks! Here are some tips to keep the Fourth fun!
Hot… can you say hot and outside all day? Peppermint is my friend. I mix one part Peppermint with three parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the back of my neck to keep me cool. Plus if you are going on a picnic bring that peppermint and some cotton balls and make a little ant barrier. Another added bonus is it is invigorating! I’m ready for bed before the fireworks gets started so I keep sniffing my bottle of Peppermint for a pick me up!
Bad food that is oh so good means Digestive Blend. I put a drop in my mouth or dilute and rub on tummies before we go to the food booths. I know I’m not supposed to have a Dragon Dog, Cotton Candy or Shaved Ice but I’m weak and it is just once a year right? The Digestive Blend gives me that extra little bit of support to help me when I over indulge.
Sparklers… I always hold them too long. Lavender comforts my skin when I get my yearly reminder to toss them before it is too late! It is also calming and a drop on your pillow helps you relax after all of the excitement.
With all that heat I always crave something sweet and want to make sure I stay hydrated. Try my faux lemonade… mix a drop of Lemon with some liquid stevia (I use Nunaturals brand) add ice cubes and water. Yummy!
I’m a biting insect magnet. I must have the tastiest blood because if they are around they swarm me. I like to rub Repellent Blend on my clothes, hair and exposed skin.They can land all they like but they don’t want to bite!
When I get bit is usually when I remember to reach for the Repellent Blend. If one of those biting insects sneaks in and gets you before you put your Terrashield on, reach for Basil or Cleansing Blend and apply over the bite.
To help shield your skin from the sun… whip up a batch of sunscreen. It takes about two minutes and it is so much better for you!
After a full day in the sun reach for my DIY Soothing Sun Spray. It’ll become a staple in your home too!
I hope that these little tips will help you and your loved ones keep the Fourth fun!
Note: All essential oils aren’t created equally. Especially for internal use check the label to see if it is safe. Why?…Essential Oil Grades