Camping Essentials

Podcast #45

Camping Essentials

You never know what you might need when camping. Here are some of the essentials to have on hand.

Valor & Stress Away

These are great to help everyone on the trip! They can calm the nerves and help you ease into vacation mode.

Lavender

This is known as the Swiss Army knife of essential oils. Cuts, scrapes, bug bites, owies, to much sun, sleep, nervous tummy when in doubt grab lavender.

Thieves

You never know when your immune system will be compromised and sometimes it can take being in cold damp weather or just overdoing it to bring our immune system down a notch. Thieves is a must have! It is also great for cleaning and making sure nothing nasty comes home with you.

Lemon

Great for adding to your water and cleaning out impurities. Uplifting to moods when diffuse if you are stuck inside or adding it to your fresh caught fish.

Peppermint

This is a must-have when it comes to the hot summer days. A drop in your water keeps your body temperature from climbing and even better spiders and ants do not like peppermint either.

Digize

This is a wonderful oil to help support our digestive system, especially while camping. In case you eat something that did not agree with you or maybe you have issues going #2 in new places, this is an oil you want to have.

Frankincense

Keeps you calm, keeps you grounded, keeps the bruises away. This is a must have for any injury.

Citrus Fresh

This is going to help keep the smells away. While your fishing and hiking, it can keep the smells away.

Peace & Calming

This is wonderful to calm the little ones in your life or your furry friends too! It just what it says that it will do, bring feelings of peace and calm.

Panaway

This little bottle is great for any soreness after your hike, long day rowing, or just for the muscle, you may have all of a sudden noticed that you have after you set up camp.

Purification & Insect Repellent

Purification is helpful to keep the pests away. it also helps to take the itch out if we get a bite. Get for our dogs too! The insect repellent is natural and it doesn’t contain DEET, win-win!

Raven

This blend is amazing for respiratory support. After that long hike to the waterfall or a long day canoeing, you want this in your pocket.

Are you ready to camp?

Most of these amazing oils come in one little kit that you can grab here for over 50% off! You will be set for all of your camping trips this summer. Bonus, it includes a diffuser!

Go grab yours today and you will personally have me to help you along the way!

As always, be grateful & have faith.

God Bless!

Podcast #17 Summertime Essentials

Podcast #17

Summertime Essentials

 

Summertime is here! Let’s talk about a few ways we can be prepared this summer.

 

Quick notes:

  • You can take essential oils in your carry on as long as they fit in the standard quart size baggie
  • It is safe for them to go through x-ray
  • Apply your oils before you get on the plane, train, or whatever. Make an essential oil mustache J
  • Have a travel emergency kit

 

Some quick and easy recipes that are nice to have on hand.

 

Cool Down Spray (great for cooling down and soothing the skin- put in the fridge for extra coolness):

+ 2 oz spray bottle

+ 2 Tbsp water

+ 2 Tbsp witch hazel

+ 4 drops lavender

+ 4 drops peppermint

 

Too Much Sun:

2 oz spray bottle

15 drops of lavender (can use melaleuca/tea tree or roman chamomile as a substitute)

Fractionated coconut oil to the top

 

When we are ready for a road trip grab:

  • Cedarwood: freshen up your hotel room & get rid of unwanted critters
  • Lavender: to help you sleep
  • Peppermint: to keep you awake
  • RC: keeps you from snoring
  • Digize: helps with any tummy issues- gas, bloating, or anything digestive
  • Frankincense: helps you focus
  • Purification: for any smelly situation
  • Thieves: keeps the germs away

 

Insect Repellent

If we are heading outdoors we want to keep the bugs at bay. Young Living’s Insect Repellent works better than other natural options without the chemical junk! Some oils that help for an annoyance-free outdoors are purification, citronella, coriander, thyme, lemongrass & peppermint.

Ways to use them:

  • Diffuse them around the BBQ
  • Apply them to the arms, legs or bottoms of the feet(or try a DIY insect spray)
  • Apply to your pets too!

 

The must-haves this summer and how to use them

Peppermint:

  • Great for a throbbing head
  • Keeps you from overheating
  • Helps you stay alert
  • Great for motion sickness
  • Keeps bugs at bay
  • Keeps breath fresh

 

Thieves:

  • Use to boost your immune system- apply under the nose
  • Great hand sanitizer (by it made or DIY)
  • Apply to feet daily for immune support
  • Use on a Kleenex or handkerchief

 

Lavender:

  • Great for after being in the sun
  • Helps us to stay calm
  • Sleep well
  • Great on bug bites (make an Itch stick: 5 drops lavender, 5 drops purification, 5 drops copaiba, carrier oil to the top)
  • Amazing on cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc
  • Works to stop bleeding

 

Lemon:

  • Freshen up your room
  • Cleans up anything on the go
  • Great for cleaning residue on your fruits and veggies
  • Takes off the sticky stuff
  • Promotes uplifting feelings
  • Adds flavor to your water
  • Great addition to smoothies

 

Panaway:

  • Great for aches, pains, and muscles
  • Apply to sore muscles
  • Neck tension on road trips
  • Relief for any muscle cramping or growing issues

Melaleuca (or Tea Tree):

  • Amazing skin oil
  • Mix with vinegar to help with musty/mildew smells in the camper
  • Add to a cotton ball and use for ear support
  • Apply below the eye for gooey eyes
  • Aids with bug bites
  • Zit zapper- apply neat
  • Shampoo booster to keep critters away
  • Great for stinky shoes

 

Patchouli:

  • A little less know but great all over first aid oil
  • Aids in keeping body temperature where it should be
  • Wonderful on cuts, scrapes & bites

 

Grab a bag today and fill it with your summertime must-haves. What will you put in your summer grab bag? Will you be prepared?

 

Be grateful & have faith!
God Bless!