Our summer season in our allotment garden cabin is in full force and I found myself thinking which essential oils should I take along. For bug bites, cuts etc. doTerra’s tea tree oil (Melaleuca) is great. It disinfects naturally and calms irritated skin. You can apply couple of drops straight to the skin, but for larger area, sensitive skin or kids, I would use a carrier oil. Terrashield spray is very easy to grab if you don’t want to take carrier oil with you.
Onguard spray that has alcohol, citrus, clove and cinnamun is a great alternative to regural disinfection sprays. Now in corona season, I barely leave my house without it. It has alcohol that kills the bacteria and viruses, but doesn’t have all the other chemicals. It has the plants that boost your own immune system.
Lavender is calming, if you need help to sleep in a strange place. Deep Blue rub is very powerful for relaxing aching muscles, if they get stuck in all the planting work or sleeping in a not so comfirtable bed.
Happy beginnig summer time! I decided to start the season with this funny clip I took. My three year old doesn’t like to fall a sleep in his own bed, so I thought I would try doTerra’s elefant diffuser. I use doTerra’s Lavender and Geranium for falling a sleep.
I noticed after I turned 30 that my thin and dry skin had started to get fine lines. When I started using essential oils I found frankincense to be a wonderful product for my skin. Frankincense is also very expensive product, so I only use it for my face one drop at a time. Frankincense supports healthy cells.
doTerra’s Immortelle oil blend
I thought first that I’m not going to buy doTerra’s Immortelle, because it is pricy and I had my Frankincense. After I had collected some points from doTerra I figured I might as well just give it a go. It has the “king oil” Frankincense, Hawaiian sandal wood, lavender and rose essential oil in it. The roller bottle is very easy to use after my night cream. I wrote about doTerra’s night creams in this blog.
All good things have to come to and end and so did my doTerra’s Immortelle. Sad face! I decided to go ahead and make my own blend to the same 10 ml roller bottle:
30 drops of doTerra’s Frankincense
30 drops of doTerra’s Ylang Ylang
30 drops of doTerra’s Lavender
30 drops of doTerra’s Geranium
The idea is not to put it all over your face, but just few drops somewhere. I have very sensitive skin, so I should have maybe put little bit less of the oils and added some doTerra’s fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil in the bottle. Once I use more of it, I will add more coconut oil in it. DoTerra’s fractionated coconut oil stays in liquid form in all temperatures. If you suffer from acne or spots in your face, coconut oil is not the best option for you. It might block your pores.
I get often asked if I use essential oils for my animals. I have three cats, that I show sometimes. The answer is cautious yes. I share about it more on my vlog. I have written also a blog about it earlier. A lot of people use essential oils also for their dogs and horses.
I have gotten my first mosquito and ant bites this summer. When you are running after a toddler in the bushes, you can’t avoid bugs. They were the inspiration for my this week’s vlog. My recipe for my natural bug spray is here. Essential oils can be used for the treatment of bug bites. Peppermint, tea tree and lavender oils help to treat bites in different ways. Peppermint helps to cool off the burning sensation and reduce infection. Tea tree oil is antiseptic and antibacterial. Lavender helps to calm painful ant bites.