Saturday, May 17, 2014

Enjoy the Outdoors Naturally!

On the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia we love enjoying all that the outdoors have to offer, but along with the lush, green forests and water ways also come those pesky little insects. And while they may be important food for other animals in our environment, they most certainly see us as a tasty treat! With the warm weather and camping season upon us we've had requests by our customers to share our natural 
Bug Bee Gone Spray and Insect Bite Relief Roll-On, so please enjoy!
Remember that essential oils are powerful, natural ingredients with many therapeutic properties and contraindications. Ensure that you are aware of the contraindications of the oils that you are using and consult with your doctor or a certified aromatherapist if you have health concerns or questions
Natural Bug Bee Gone Spray

Makes One x 2 oz Glass Bottle

This natural body spray is utilizes a range of therapeutic essential oils for their natural insect deterring properties, as well as the cooling and healing effect that they can have on the skin.

You will need:

  8 Drops  Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Globulus or Radiata) 
10 Drops  Lemongrass Essential Oil
  8 Drops   Lavender Essential Oil
  8 Drops   Peppermint Essential Oil
 Optional: 1/2 Tsp.  Polysorbate 20 Emulsifier
1. Fill a 2 oz Blue Glass Bottle with distilled or water, leaving a bit of room at the top.
2. Blend your essential oils together in a small container.
3. If you would like to have your oils disperse throughout the water instead of floating on top, Add about half a teaspoon of Polysorbate 20 to the essential oils, then mix gently.
4. Pour the mixture into the glass bottle with water and shake gently to mix all the ingredients together.    If making this blend for young children, half the amount of essential oil and polysorbate 20 and use the Eucalyptus Radiata species, which is less stimulating.

Bug Bite Relief Roll-On

Makes approx. 10 Roll-On Bottles

These bug bite roll-on's are helpful for soothing itchiness and inflammation as well as aiding to heal the wound of insect bites or stings.

You will need:

   90 ml     Witch Hazel Distillate                         
     2 tsp      Polysorbate 20                                          
  1/2 tsp   Jojoba Oil                            
  3/4 tsp   Tea Tree Essential Oil                                  
  25 drops  Rosemary Essential Oil                               
  25 drops  Lavender Essential Oil                                
1. Measure the Polysorbate, Jojoba Oil, and Essential Oils into a small container, stirring well to combine.
2. Measure your Witch Hazel into a small measuring cup then add the Polysorbate/Oil mixture into the Witch Hazel.
3. Mix gently and pour into Glass Roller-On containers.

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