Essential Oils

Summer Oils

A few weeks ago I hosted an Essential Oils 101 class and a make & take immediately following.  We made after sun spray and beach wave hair spray.   I was excited to share the making of these two sprays because they’re going to be in every tote I carry this summer.   I referenced and adjusted existing recipes; one recipe direct from the doTERRA blog and the other from The Oil Powered Mom.     You’ll notice the doTERRA recipe is for an 8oz bottle but I adapted it to a 2oz amber bottle.   I’ll also note, when it comes to mixing up these sprays, you don’t have to feel restrained to the exact recipe.

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Let’s get to it!

I used 2oz amber bottles I ordered on Amazon.
12, Amber, 2 oz Glass Bottles, with Black Fine Mist Sprayers

Beach Wave Hair Spray

  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon doTERRA Healthy Hold Glaze
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 3-5 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 3-5 drops Lemon essential oil
    • *optional- because lemon is photosensitive, it can lighten the hair.  Natural hilights anyone?

Start with the sea salt and healthy hold glaze, followed by FCO and essential oils.  Finish by topping the bottle with hot water.  It’s important the water is hot to dissolve the salt and glaze.

After Sun Spray

  • 10 drops doTERRA Lavender
  • 10 drops doTERRA Frankincense
  • 5 drops doTERRA Geranium
  • 3 drops doTERRA Peppermint
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil  (Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel (Trader Joe’s)
  • FCO and/or castor oil- castor oil has great skin tightening benefits

Simply put all ingredients in the bottle first, essential oils, vitamin E, and aloe vera gel.  Top off with FCO (or 1/2 FCO, 1/2 castor oil) and shake, shake, shake.

If you visit the Oil Powered Mom’s recipe, you can see all of the benefits of each oil.  Lavender, frankincense, and geranium have great benefits for skin health.  Peppermint along with its numerous uses and benefits is cooling, which after a day in the sun when the heat is still radiating off of your skin is appreciated.   You can also store the bottle in the refrigerator for added relief!  My recipe is different because I added vitamin E and aloe.

That’s all folks! I’ll be sharing other oil recipes that I love and traveling with oils soon.  My whole immediate family, my husband and baby are all traveling to Mexico City in a few weeks.

What are you favorite ways to use oils in the summer?  Bug spray? DIY Sunblock?


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