Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays

Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays ~ DIY Bug Spray, Face Toner, and After Sun spray

In an attempt to get us organized {and comfortable} out at the farm this summer, I made up a few essential oil sprays to keep on hand. An After Sun Spray to soothe skin, Face Refresher toner, and Natural Bug Spray. They have been really lovely to have out there, especially the After Sun spray and Face Refresher. Those two spritzed on a cotton pad, are sooo soothing to the face at the end of a day spent in the hot sun & wind.

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Dust, wind, sun, and sweat can all be tough on the skin. I knew that’s what elements we would face most days on the farm, so I mixed up two sprays to help: After Sun spray and Face Refresher. Apply these directly onto the skin or onto to a cotton pad and then gently rub in.

 

Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays ~ DIY Bug Spray, Face Toner, and After Sun spray

 

Face Refresher {Summer Afternoon Toner}

*you’ll have to play around with exact measurements on this one*

  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Rose Witch Hazel
  • Rose Water
  • Lavender Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Spearmint Oil
  • Fill with steeped green tea {squeeze tea bags to increase concentration}

 

Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays ~ DIY Bug Spray, Face Toner, and After Sun spray

 

After Sun Spray

  • 1 part Aloe Vera Gel
  • 8 parts Witch Hazel
  • 10 drops Lavender Oil
  • 5-7 drops Peppermint
  • 5-7 drops Spearmint

 

Living With Essential Oils: Summer Sprays ~ DIY Bug Spray, Face Toner, and After Sun spray

 

Bug Off {natural bug spray}

  • 1:1 ratio of Witch Hazel and Water
  • 25 drops of Citronella Oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 10 drops Purification Oil
  • 10 drops Thieves Oil
  • 5 drops Lemon Oil

*Mosquitoes really love me, so I don’t usually hesitate to douse myself in in Deep Woods Off spray. And I’ll be honest, I’m still using that heavy duty bug spray when I’m working on the farm in waist high grasses. However, this natural big spray is awesome for those time when you don’t want to smell like you just got back from a camping trip. It works decent enough for “city” bug coverage, in my mind.*

Hope these inspire you to create some little comforts of your own. So easy to concoct, once you figure out the bases. By the way, I just picked up my real, natural Aloe Vera Gel from Co-Op. Another local source is Soap & More.

Happy oiling, friends!

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