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5 Essential Oils to Take on Summer Vacation

5 Essential Oils to Take on Summer Vacation 0

Now that summer is in full swing, you may be feeling the burn, rash, and blisters that come with playing outside and family vacations. Stock up your medicine cabinet and travel bag with aloe vera gel and these oils to treat summer ailments.

1. Lavender to Soothe Sunburns

This soothing essential oil is indispensable in the medicine cabinet. Combine with aloe vera gel to soothe sunburns.

2. Lemon Eucalyptus as an Insect Repellant

This miracle oil was found to be just as effective insect repellant as the toxic chemical, deet. Mix a few drops of Lemon Eucalyptus Oil with almond oil, and apply all over skin to keep mosquitos away.

3. Tea Tree to Treat Blisters

Tea Tree is a potent antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent, which makes it idea for healing blisters. Mix a few drops of Tea Tree Oil with olive oil and apply to blister with a cotton swab.

4. Chamomile to Treat Rashes

Pick up a bottle of German or Roman Chamomile to treat summertime poison oak or poison ivy rashes. Add a few drops of Chamomile to aloe vera gel and apply to rash.

5. Peppermint for Heat Relief

Bring this one to the beach to prevent heat exhaustion. Mix a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil with aloe vera water. Pour into a spray bottle and spritz yourself on the neck whenever you’re feeling especially hot.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses 0

Ahh the everlasting rose! Love it or hate it, the rose is probably the world's most loved flower. And so classic! How did all this rose mania start?

Dry Body Brushing for Glowing Skin

Dry Body Brushing for Glowing Skin 0

From a full body exfoliation to reducing stress, the benefits of dry brushing are many.
5 DIY Foot Soaks for Tired Feet

5 DIY Foot Soaks for Tired Feet 0

The feet are the most neglected and abused part of the body. Take some time out and choose a soak to relieve stress and calluses.
The Art of the Bath

The Art of the Bath 0

The shower has replaced the bath in our hurried modern society. But throughout the history of human civilization, bathing was both a sacred and social activity. 
3 Health Benefits of Pampering Yourself

3 Health Benefits of Pampering Yourself 0

We know self-care and pampering feels good. Yet we never seem to make time for it.
Whether it's guilt, other priorities, or simple forgetfulness, it's time to take pampering
seriously- for your health.