Take Advantage of the Outdoors: Health and Nutrition Tuesday

Credit goes to Audrey Miller for this compilation.

Spring has arrived and it’s time to head outdoors. Yards to clean up, flowers to plant, and parks to visit invite us to soak up every ounce of daylight.

With a few essential oils and some novel tips, you can prepare yourself and friends for the perfect outdoor experience.

In the Garden

“Insects will be repelled from your garden – in a standard size spray bottle, fill almost full of water and then add enough Thieves cleaner to color the water. You will know you put enough Thieves cleaner in the bottle when the insects scatter when you spray your vegetables and such. I grow tomatoes – in Florida – and no worms and no aphids and the grasshoppers leave too. This spray also works on rose bushes and squash plants. Then wipe down your kitchen countertops with the same spray. Happy Oiling.” Karen VanSchenck

I enjoy using products that I know are safe for me and for the environment. Here are some suggestions about using Young Living’s products outdoors and you can rest easily because you will know that these products are safe:

OILS THAT DETER CRAWLING INSECTS: peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, thyme, geranium
FOR BEE STINGS: a cold compress with Roman chamomile
FOR WASPS STINGS: cider or wine vinegar and lavender and Roman chamomile
FOR SPIDER BITE: 1 teaspoon alcohol, 3 drops lavender and 2 drops Roman chamomile
HERBS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES: cedarwood, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, thyme, rosemary, geranium, lemongrass, peppermint, basic, cinnamon. Combine 7-10 drops of one of the essential oils from the above list with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Dab on the skin or clothing.
FOR ITCHY BITES: The Sierra Club of Canada suggests coriander or Purification Oil for itchy mosquito bites.
Source = the Essential lifestyle Magazine Vol.3 No.3.

From its humble beginnings, to the reigning world leader in essential oils, Young Living’s continued success starts with its 100% natural farms. From pH-balanced soil and top-quality seeds, to the patented distillation process – Young Living Farms are what make the difference in the quality and purity of the essential oils.

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  1. Gina says:

    Great tips, thanks!

  2. I had no idea! I’ll try anything to keep those skeeters away!

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