If you’ve been following along with the handmade apothecary series then you’ve probably seen a few of these Summer DIY you can make with your essential oils. I’ve put them together in one post for you so it’s easier to find!
Summer DIY with essential oils
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DIY mosquito away spray
DIY tick away spray
I’ve posted about this on Instagram, and it seriously saves my sanity. Even my five year old loves this stuff and he’s always reminding me, “Don’t forget the tick spray!” before we go outside. Try it, you won’t regret it (this uses rosemary essential oil which doesn’t come in a kit, but totally worth adding to your collection).
I’m usually okay with most bugs…but ticks? Can’t. Just can’t. Had a mild panic attack over one once when I was pregnant. Might have been the hormones, might have just been that I literally want to vomit every time I see one. Anyway, I make this tick spray to help keep them away. Super simple: 4 oz bottle, 30-50 drops of rosemary essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle with witch hazel. Spray over your whole, precious body before going outside. And your babies’ bodies. ⠀ ⠀ Fun fact: even the CDC says that rosemary is good for keeping ticks away. So there’s that.
DIY Owie spray
I love this spray! It’s amazing! If you join my Facebook group you can see a difference in my son’s scrape after just a couple of hours. Super handy for those owies that your kids don’t want you to touch! You’ll need a 2 oz spray bottle. Add 10 drops of melaleuca then fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel. Shake before use and spray on the “owie” area. Spray liberally on any reddish areas during the body’s natural healing process as well.
DIY skin soothing salve
I used this salve on my son’s chin after he split it open on the floor (again, if you’re in my Facebook group you can see progress photos!) Like, so bad I thought he was going to need to be sewn up, but this salve seemed to help support the skin! Follow this tutorial.
DIY itchy plant salve
You know when you come into contact with a plant and it causes all sorts of redness and bumps and itchy-ness? For me it’s pretty much any type of prairie grass or pollen, but also poison ivy–anyway if you have issues with itchy plants then you need this salve! Follow the tutorial here.
DIY bug bite remedy
I make this roller blend with oregano, lemon, and melaleuca essential oils for breakouts on my face, but it also doubles as a bug bite/sting roller! I love it! Follow the “blemish” blend recipe here.
DIY after sun spray
You know when you get all red from too much unprotected sun? (LOL, jokes), but really. You got toasted and now you’re all red and your skin is FIRE. You need this after sun spray. This spray uses aloe vera juice rather than an oil, because oils (not essential oils) can trap the heat making you feel worse. More details and how to make it here.