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Friday, September 16, 2016

A DIY For Your "Shoo Fly" Needs

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I don't like to get eaten alive when I'm outside enjoying my yard or a bonfire. I also can do without the notices sent home from school that warn me to keep an eye on the heads of my kiddos for creepy crawlies. (To even type that out just makes my head itch like crazy.)

Maybe you're like me? 

And perhaps, you're also like me in hating when sprays get in your mouth (on accident before) or the smell of a hair treatment is bad enough to make you nearly faint. Chemicals...those are always the issue. Ugh & Blech. 

But now that I've gotten the unpleasantries out of the way, let's talk about pure & chemical free ways to help both outside and in our lovely locks. 

I have 2..yes TWO little DIY's for you today. Feel free to share. And if you don't have the things I'm going to recommend but would like to learn more about them (or make an order), please just reply below or email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able. 

Now. Let's dive in, shall we? (Bye, bye, buggies!) 

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If you're looking for outside protection. I use this and have great success with it. The recipe is simple. 
Here's what you'll need:

  • YL Thieves Essential oil blend
  • YL Purification Essential oil blend
  • YL Peppermint Essential oil
  • Distilled water (I'm going to teach you a trick for this one)
  • Witch hazel
  • A Glass Spray Bottle
If you're unsure where to get the glass spray bottles, I bought a 4 pack of 4 oz. Blue Glass Bottle With Trigger Sprayer from Life Science Publishing for $4. Their current price is $4.95 or $3.95 if you're a preferred member. The trigger sprayer is much easier to use than a standard pump (even though I used an image of a pump spray bottle in the pic above. Whoopsie!) 

I fill my glass bottle up with half distilled water, half witch hazel. The witch hazel helps to keep the essential oils dispersed throughout the bottle. (We don't have to go over the "oil & water don't mix" talk, do we?) Here's a trick for distilled water. I don't want to spend money on it and I'm sure if you could save money, you would too. Check this out. Boil a pot of water, turn off the heat, and let it cool down to room temperature naturally. That will create a chemical reaction that is like distilled water. 

After I have my half & half, I add 10 drops each of the essential oils listed above. Close the bottle, shake it up, and go! Easy, peasy stuff.  

* Don't spray this by eyes. You need to be careful handling essential oils. I like to spray it in the palm of my hand, rub my 2 hands together, and then rub it on the face and neck if I feel like that kind of application is necessary for our surroundings. 
*Only use a glass bottle for this. The purification oil blend has citrus oils in it and citrus will attack plastic which will cause plastic properties to be floating around in your spray bottle and you probably don't want to spray that onto your skin. 

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I'm going to try to avoid making myself all itchy again with this one. These 3 oils can be used in different ways to help keep the creepy crawlies away or show them the door should they make their way into your home.

If you're looking to protect your lovely locks, or those of your kiddos, add 2 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil to regular shampoo when you're washing hair. It's that simple and it will definitely help. Bugs may like clean hair but they don't like Lavender. :)

If some little buggies make their way into your home, it's ok. You've got this! You're going to do a 2 step process that you can repeat if/as necessary.  Ready?
Here's what you'll need:

  • YL Lavender Essential Oil
  • YL Eucalyptus Radiata Oil
  • YL Geranium Oil
  • YL V6 (A carrier oil)
  • A Shower cap
  • Shampoo
Step 1:
Massage 4 Drops of Eucalyptus Radiata, 2 Drops of Lavender, 2 Drops of Geranium and 8 drops of V6 into the scalp, making sure the head is completely covered with the mixture. Then cover the head with a shower cap and leave on for one half hour (30 minutes). 
Step 2: 
Wash hair with shampoo, adding 2 drops of Lavender & rinse thoroughly. 

See? Easy stuff and it's all chemical free. I'll bet you're feeling a little more confident now. That's something that comes with the life of an essential oil user. You learn to simply take a breath and find out how to use what you have to solve the problems that arise every day. It's not adding in another thing, it's using oils INSTEAD of the other thing. 

I'll leave you to your DIY making now. Let me know if you have any questions. 


**Marketing disclaimer: The link I share may be an affiliate link. I may collect payment from purchases made.
**Essential Oil Disclaimer:  The info I shared is based on my own research and experience(s) with Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The FDA has not evaluated my statements, the products I've mentioned, or even the technique I use. Therefore, these statements are not made with intent to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any kind of ailment or disease. Please have a conversation with your doctor before introducing these if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, and/or have any kind of medical condition. 
I'm simply sharing information and my personal story for readers to use as a reference in a "take it or leave it" fashion. My hope is to motivate you in learning more about essential oils as they may pertain to your own life and/or family. Please do your research as you see fit. 


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