Summertime and Essential Oils Series 2 Buggy annoyances and Sun burn relief

As promised this is Series 2 of Summertime and Essential Oils, featuring Buggy-annoyances and Sunburn relief.

As I begin to get ready for my upcoming vacation in Cabo San Lucas I know that I do not want to have to worry about being bit by mosquitoes, flies and whatever else that may try to get at me while relaxing on the beach.  I remember last time I was on the beach, I didn’t have anything and the flies and mosquitoes ate me alive!


Here is my all natural buggy-annoyance spray using Young living essential oils, yes this stuff really works!  You don’t just have to use it while you are relaxing on the beach, it is also great for camping, hiking or just hanging outside, try this recipe to keep the blood sucking vampires away!

Buggy Annoyances Spray

Here is what you will need:

8 ounce spray bottle

5 ounces water

Witch Hazel

10 drops Purification Essential Oil Blend

10 drops Lemongrass essential oil bugs hate lemongrass!

10 drops Citronella essential oil

Drops Eucalyptus Radiata

10 Drops Thieves Essential Oil Blend

10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

15 drops lavender

Place all oils in the spray bottle and fill the remainder of the bottle with witch hazel. Now there are several variations of this recipe and it seems that other different combinations of oils work just as well, if you did not have the some of the oils listed here to make this recipe it will still be effective, bugs hate essential oils!  Spray before going outside. Reapply spray as needed for excessive activity, and sweating. Major plus to this spray is that is smells nice, not like chemicals.

Going to Mexico is going to put white skin close to the sun.  Normally before taking a trip to Mexico I “prep” myself by soaking up the sun on the weekends and during the week if I have the time, not this time!

I made ahead of time, homemade sunburn relief.  I would rather use my own sunburn relief than using  store-bought toxic laden sun soothing gels I now what is in my sunburn relief and I the ingredients are not foreign to me, so I just make my own and it takes less than 5 minutes to do so.

Sunburn Relief Gel

Here is what you need:

20 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of  peppermint essential oil

1/8 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil

Pure aloe vera

4 ounce mason jar or 4 ounce travel size squeeze bottle

Mix all ingredients and store in the refrigerator for a cooling effect.

If you want another option and do not have the time to make your own or you simply just don’t want to make your own, Young Living has a cooling mist to soothe burned, parched skin called Lavaderm. This smells nice too!

If you are just learning about essential oils and are new to this oily world I highly recommend Young Living Essential oils because of the seed to seal process, and the transparency,is what makes Young Living different from any other Essential oil distributor. There is no other oil distributing company that has a seed to seal process, there is no other company that allows the general public to come to their farms and observe the distillation process.  For more information on the seed to seal process go here http:\\

The founder of Young Living- Gary Young lives by integrity, for example if a crop that is to be used does not meet the high quality of standards, Gary Young  will not use that particular crop, which sometimes leads to some oils to go out of stock more frequently than others if the high standards of the seed to seal process is not met.

I do my best to live above the wellness line and help support my body to perform its daily functions at the optimal level, essential oils help me do that, it is a lifestyle, a regimen that I rely on and feel it is important, just as much as eating a healthy diet and exercising.

This is my second blog post of a three-part series in the next series I will be covering luminaries (how to make them using Essential oils) and traveling with oils.  So be sure to check back for the rest of the blog posts on Summertime and Essential oils.

Want to learn more about Young Living and essential oils and live above the wellness line and begin the process of supporting your body to function optimally with the help of essential oils start here:

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You get 11 essential oils, your choice of a diffuser, sample drams and packets to share with others, seed to seal guide, roller ball filament, an EO magazine and education! Yes my group provides Education I won’t leave you high and dry!

If you purchase a Premium starter kit you will reap the benefits of oily education, a 24% discount on orders, access to FREE promotional items, and the opportunity to participate in Young Living’s reward program for MORE FREE stuff! As an extra added benefit the use of essential oils will support your body and help it run optimally!

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Come back for a visit to learn more about Summertime and Essential oils in the next blog post about traveling with essential oils and how to make your own luminaries using essential oils.









2 thoughts on “Summertime and Essential Oils Series 2 Buggy annoyances and Sun burn relief

  1. I love your sunburn relief! I’m going to make me some 🙂 By the way your blog is awesome, love following you!!


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