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Flawless Feet for Summer

Flip flops, open-toed sandals, peep-toe slingback heels, just going plain ol’ barefoot — you know the drill! Warm weather is here; it’s time to let your toes breathe. We want to help you keep your feet looking their best and avoiding the funky feet and toenails that can crop up when exposing them to shared showers or swimming pool areas. The amazing essential oils used in this DIY will help keep your feet clean and fresh this summer!

DIY Flawless Feet

Flawless feet essential oil DIY

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Apply to funky feet/ toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.

Flawless feet essential oil DIY

*This DIY includes Lemon Essential Oil, which is a phototoxic oil. However, the amount of Lemon used here is much less than the 2% dilution recommended to avoid phototoxic reactions, so you have nothing to worry about! This DIY is perfectly safe for feet that love to soak up the sun!

DIY Shoe Spray for The Outdoory Dad

 

DIY manly essential oil shoe spray

Do you know a dad who is a great sleeping-under-the-stars outdoorsman? This Father’s Day, give your favorite rugged mountain man a great, practical DIY that’s the perfect addition to any travel bag!

DIY Manly Essential Oil Shoe Spray

DIY Manly Shoe Spray

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Measure out Everclear and pour into a large measuring cup. Mix in baking soda. Make sure you mix it well. Add essential oils. Pour into spritz bottles.

To use:

Spray the inside of stinky shoes and allow to dry.

 

Need a couple other ideas? Our Organic Healing Balm is perfect to relieve dry, irritated skin that might come up when working and playing outdoors. For itchy skin, whether from buggy bites or touching the wrong kind of plant, Lavender Organic Hydrosol l is a perfect way to relieve and soothe the discomfort, and is safe enough to spray on the affected area as often as Dad needs!

And don’t forget, if you’re not the DIY type, we’ve got a whole curated Father’s Day shop of oily goodness for you to choose from!

September Oil of the Month – Lemon Tea Tree

Get ready to rumble! Plant Therapy’s September Oil of the Month is a fighter. The relatively small tree/bush hails from Australia and grows well in the rainforest as well as on the dry rocky terrain. But it is also a champ because it will be in your corner and help you to feel your best, emotionally and physically.

This contender is best used in a  diffuser blend for a few reasons. It will send an uppercut to seasonal threats and a jab to foul odors as well. It will help you to focus and stay on task. This steam distilled essential oil has constituents that are known to stop some minor respiratory issues in their tracks. In a study at Charles Sturt University, Leptospermum petersonii, when diffused, was helpful in combating several types of organisms that can cause problems throughout the body. (1)

 

 

If you are guessing that this citrusy Australian essential oil is also a worthy opponent against tiny outdoor pests, you are right. You can diffuse for 30 minutes beforehand in the area that you are going to be at, and it will go the distance with these little challengers. You could also instead create a DIY outdoor candle. We’ve provided an easy recipe below for you.

Lemon Tea Tree is a strong oil, so be sure to use in small amounts so as to not irritate your skin. It is not a KidSafe oil. If used topically, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7%, which is about only 1 drop of the Lemon Tea Tree to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Of course, that 1 drop can be used in a blend with other essential oils, preferable non-citrus oils. A blend of essential oils such as Copaiba, Frankincense Frereana and Cypress would be great for sore joints. Whether you decide to apply topically or diffuse,  you’ll want this heavyweight in your corner.

 

Outdoor Candle

What you will need:

What you will do:

  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler.
  2. Remove wax from heat and stir in Lemon Tea Tree.
  3. Carefully pour hot wax mixture into a canning jar, leaving ¼” space from the rim.
  4. Wrap 1” of the wick around pencil and place wick in wax, balancing dowel on the jar.
  5. Allow to cool.

 

Download Template Product Sheet HERE:

 

Sources:

(1)PubMed.com(2010)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19952013

Feature Friday: Tea Tree

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Tea Tree essential oil is one of the most commonly used oils. It’s a must have in your stash!

Truthfully, it was the very first essential oil I ever purchased. For years I have used it in cleaning products in my home. Now, let’s look at the profile and a few ways you can use it in your home as well.

Tea TreeLet me share some ways I use Tea Tree essential oil in my home:

  • Add a few drops to 1/2 cup baking soda and scrub the toilet with it
  • Place a drop or two on a tissue or personal inhaler and use to “sniff” when you are traveling through the airport
  • Check out The Art of a Steam Part 1 and use it in your  next steam for congestion or sinus trouble.

If you have questions, concerns or comments please get in touch with us by emailing us at [email protected] We are happy to help in any way we can! You can also join us on Facebook Safe Essential Oil Recipes. We share ideas, ask questions and keep a file of recipes for your reference!

 

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