Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Time Essentials

Now that summer is in full force you have probably been spending a lot of time in the sun and outside. It's been so lovely but there are also a few downfalls to summer like bug bites and sunburns. We prefer to go the natural route when at all possible so when we were introduced to essential oils we were immediately intrigued. After playing around and doing a lot of research our favorite brand has been DoTerra; we get the best results, they work right away and are the most potent on the market (not to mention they're food grade so they're safe enough to ingest!). Here are a few tips to help with summer woes:

1} To avoid harmful chemicals from store brand insect repellant apply TerraShield directly to exposed skin as a natural protectant from bug bites
2} Hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream can take a toll on your digestive system. Apply DigestZen topically to your stomach or swallow a few drops for natural digestion relief.
3} Mix a few drops of Slim & Sassy with your lotion and apply to trouble spots on your body. Add a few drops to a glass of water for a refreshing and appetite-suppressing beverage.
4} For a refreshing pick me up in the afternoon or on a long road trip apply Peppermint to your forehead, shoulders and behind your ears.
5} Lavendar is great for soothing sunburns and calming any other skin woes.
6} Melaleuca is an all-purpose skin antiseptic that works wonders to alleviate bug bites, stings and rashes. Pin It

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