Who doesn't love finally being able to get outside and go for a run or take a yoga class? Some of my fondest memories of early morning work outs were when I first started CrossFitting back in 2009 as a member of the ONLY CrossFit box around in DC at the time, Potomac CrossFit. During that time they held outdoor AM classes in the park. Membership was at an ultimate high and in order to accommodate the number of people they took it as a true form doing Foundational movements outside. I loved it! However; what I never liked were all of the bugs and bug bites that came along with an outdoor work out of the day! Sweat, heat, and summer = bugs in DC.
Over the years living in D.C. I thought I would have to just deal with the numerous bites that I would get and swelling from the mosquitos that ate me alive. I've been using products from the drug store for years with some success for swelling and itching, but never dreamed that a natural remedy could help me more than something I'd used since a kid. Guess what?? Lavender essential oil is here to help swelling and itching for your summer bites!!
Already have a bug bite? Apply Young Living Lavender directly to the bite (to soothe) dilute for small children) and re-apply as needed. Here are a few more bite tips:
Purification: any bug bites and really bad stings
Basil: snake bites
Peppermint: stinging and itching
Lavender: apply to any area that has swelling and itching
Want to make your own bug spray? You'll need the following:
Add 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Add 10 Drops Thieves Essential Oil
Add 10 Drops Purification Essential Oil (All three of these come in a Premium Starter Kit)
8oz Spray Bottle
4oz Distilled Water
4oz Witch Hazel
Mix together, spray, and keep bugs away!!!
Super busy and think this is CRAZY to make your own bug spray? I hear you!!!
Try this quick tip instead!!
Grab your diffuser (you can also purchase one that is cordless) and simply add water to keep bugs away:
Add 4-6 drops of Purification and 4-6 drops of Peppermint essential oil
Add 4-6 drops of Citronella essential oil to the diffuser
Curious about starting with essential oils? Check out how to order here. Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more tips about summer essentials using oils for things like bugs and bug bites? Drop me a note to learn more about an upcoming Online Free FaceBook Class hosted by some of my oily friends coming soon!
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