I Love The Outdoors
But the bug life in Australia can make it uncomfortable. Annoying uninvited bugs can spoil the fun so an outdoor repellent or essential oil blend can be a life-saver. And the sun can be fierce.
Outdoor Must Haves
So 2 things we can’t go without are a good outdoor bug free blend with essential oils and a chemical free sunscreen that works.
It can get serious
My son recently contracted Ross River Virus which is carried by mosquitoes. The female mosquito gets it from feeding on animals like wallabies and kangaroos and passes it on to humans. So taking care is really important.It seems crazy that some people (like myself) don’t seem to get bitten much at all. In fact the mozzies seem to avoid me and feast of my friends, poor darlings.
So we need some precautions and my choice is one that is chemical free, fragrant and WORKS. So here are a few options. DIY recipe above with added base oil so it sticks, which is what I used to do before Young Living brought out there outdoor blend which our family just Loves now.
So what’s my other secret?
It has been shown Vitamin B1 or thiamine helps repel these pesky little critters. I have always put this down to the fact that I take a magnesium supplement (due to low magnesium in Australian soils) with added B complex vitamins semi-regularly. I also eat plenty of Vitamin B1 rich foods like fresh organically free-ranged hen eggs, brown rice and nuts.
Magnesium is also extremely important for muscular relaxation, bone health, and stress levels and so many other bodily functions. But my point here is that the vitamin B1 in it helps keep mosquitoes away. This is GREAT NEWS if your a magnet for mozzies. You can purchase a Vitamin B1 (or Thiamine) supplement on its own, but I encourage you to get a good B complex and take it through the summer months when mosquitoes are busy trying to collect your blood.
Mosquito repellents and coils are highly toxic and easily absorbed into your bloodstream via your skin. Many of these toxins can build up in your system and your poor liver will have to deal with them. With so many toxins in our environment why add more on your body. Here is my recipe for you and your friends, It is pure and clean with therapeutic Grade Young Living Essential Oils and it smells GREAT. En JOY and please leave your comments below.
Sunscreen for the Great Outdoors
And a great new product from YL is our Mineral Sunscreen Lotion. This SPF 50 sunscreen is so gentle even my little grandson used it before he was walking. It goes on smoothly, feels great on the skin and is waterproof. The zinc oxide base keeps our skin safe from sunburn. It uses pristine ingredients to the highest standard and actually lasts. I love it.
Active ingredient: non-nano zinc oxide (22%)
Inactive ingredients: medium-chain triglycerides, yellow wax, castor oil, coco-caprylate/caprate, coconut oil, tocopherol, polyglyceryl-3 ricinoleate, sunflower oil, isotearic acid, helichrysum italicum flower oil, lavender oil, myrhh oil, labdanum oil, cananga oil, carrot seed oil, frankincense oil
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