Essential oils to soothe stiff muscles and joints

Essential Oils for the Beach – Part 2

There’s so much to do on the island, from hiking to surfing to snorkeling, and more.  The fresh island air is energizing and sometimes by the time evening arrives, I find that I’ve overdone it a bit.  I start feeling stiff and sore.  So, I make sure to take Deep Blue soothing blend with me.

The oils in this soothing blend are combined so that the properties of their chemical constituents work synergistically. Together they ease stiff joints and sore muscles you might experience after physical activities like hiking, body boarding, or horseback riding. The oils provide a deep, penetrating relief.

How to use:  For small areas like fingers, massage a drop or two directly into area of concern. For larger areas, add a few drops of oil to a small amount of carrier oil or lotion and massage into joints and muscles.

If you’d like to learn more about this blend or how to get it, send me a note or give us a call.  We’d be happy to help.

2017-05-18T13:08:10-07:00 June 4, 2015|Conditions and Concerns, Ways to use oils|

Repel mosquitoes with essential oils

Essential Oils for the Beach – Part 1

The number one way I use essential oils at the beach?   Repelling mosquitoes.   Forget Deet and Deep Woods Off.  They do absolutely nothing for me.

I am one of those people who mosquitoes will search out in a crowd.  My companions can be oblivious to the fact mosquitoes even exist, yet I’ll be getting bitten repeatedly.   And the bites I receive are not the little, slightly itchy ones.  Mine swell up to the size of a nickle – sometimes even a quarter – and they burn, sting and itch for a week.

One evening at Ke’e Beach, we set out to watch the sunset.  I wore long pants and long sleeves on the beach in an attempt to thwart the efforts of these flying blood suckers.  But unfortunately I failed to wear rain boots.  I’m guessing they are the only thing that would have prevented the 15 bites I received on my feet and ankles in a matter of only 60 seconds.  I love Ke’e, but vowed to not return until I found a way to keep the mosquitoes away.

Happily, I found it. There is a repellent blend of essential oils that allows me to go out and enjoy the evening without continually slapping and my arms and legs.  Last time I was in Hawaii, I enjoyed 12 days on the beach and in the jungle (including watching several sunsets at Ke’e) and I believe I received only three bites the entire time.  For me, that is amazing. Contact me if you’d like to know more about this fabulous oil blend!

Two ways I use it:  1) Put several drops of the blend in a bottle of a carrier oil.  Mix well and then apply the oil to my arms and legs as I leave the condo.  2) Put several drops in a spray bottle of water.  Shake, and then spray the water on my arms and legs, then smooth the mixture along my skin.  I think the first method is most effective, but sometimes the spray bottle is easier.

2017-05-18T13:08:10-07:00 May 21, 2015|Conditions and Concerns, Healthy Living, Ways to use oils|