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DIYs for summer!

Ethna Parker 🌱 the essential researcher

· Essential Oils

Summer is the perfect time to whip up these two easy DIY recipes containing simple, pure ingredients you likely already have in your store cupboard.

First off, keep your BBQ table bug-free this summer by making this whimsical and functional summer luminary. It’s the perfect table addition for your next barbecue!

In a glass mason jar, place the following fresh fruits and herbs:

1-2 slices lemon

1-2 slices lime

1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Fill jar ¾ full with water. Add 10 drops in total of oils known to repel insects such as Arborvitae, Cedarwood, Thyme, Lemon Grass, dōTERRA® Immortelle, Peppermint, Balance dōTERRA® or Geranium. Swish mixture in jar to distribute oils. Add a floating tea light for a unique insect-repelling luminary.

Next up, why not have a go at making your own deodorant stick? Homemade deodorants are so much better for us than shop bought. They truly are 'free-from' products in the truest sense of the word. Just look at some of the health-disrupting ingredients commonly found in their commercial counterparts: Aluminum Compounds, Parabens, Steareths, Triclosan, Propylene Glycol, TEA and DEA and artificial colours. This recipe contains only good-for-you natural ingredients that do a body good. Experiment with the ingredients until you find the perfect combo for YOUR body 🌼

You’ll need:

¼ cup aluminum-free baking soda

¼ cup arrowroot or cornstarch

3 – 5 tablespoons coconut oil

15 drops Purify blend or any other blend of oils you love

  1. Combine baking soda, arrowroot and essential oils in bowl.
  2. Combine coconut oil with other ingredients, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture reaches desired consistency.
  3. Press firmly into empty deodorant container and let sit until coconut oil solidifies.
  4. Store in the fridge, especially during the hotter months.

*Other recommended oils are Melaleuca/Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint, dōTERRA® Terrashield, dōTERRA® On Guard, Geranium or Lemongrass.

Note: You can also try adding melted beeswax, melted shea or cocoa butter to recipe.

What are your favourite summer DIYs?

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