A drop or two of peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck will cool you down fast. You can take a handkerchief, wet in down and add two drops of peppermint to the cool cloth before tying around your neck. Ahhhhhhhh! air conditioning.
Playa Lung and Dusty Dance Floors – Breathe
Breathe is a blend of essential oils of Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Lemon and Ravensara. These oils address congestion, open airways and alleviate respiratory stress. Their collective characteristics promote elimination of bacteria and viruses and help to soothe inflamed tissues and airways. Apply multiple times a day to chest, bottom of feet, lung points, and take deep inhales of the aroma.
Playa Foot – Lavender, Myrrh, or Melaleuca
PLAYA FOOT is a malady unique to the Black Rock Desert caused by the alkali dust that makes up the desert. It is, in essence, a chemical burn. The most common cause of playa foot is exposure of your feet to the desert floor by not wearing socks and closed shoes. Wash your feet daily with melaleuca and water. Apply lavender and/or myrrh to heal irritated skin.
*Make your own anti- Playa Foot baby wipes. See recipe below
Dance All Night – Slim and Sassy
This essential oil blend of lemon, ginger, peppermint, cinnamon and grapefruit is designed to balanced your metabolism, increase energy, & regulate digestion. Not only will it help your body find and maintain ideal weight but it gives you an excellent energy boost. Take 3- 5 drops under your tongue (or add it to your water bottle) if you expect to be out dancing under the starts all night. You will have all the natural energy you need!
Disco Nap – Lavender, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang or Serenity
Too excited to sleep but you know you need a Disco Nap? Apply one of these calming oils to the bottom of your feet and pillow before laying down for a nap. They will calm and soothe your nerves allowing for a restful siesta.
Kissable Breath – OnGuard and Peppermint or Slim and Sassy or Peppermint Beadlets
One drop on the tongue or in a shot glass of water and your breath will be oh so fresh! The beadlets are new and a great way to get fresh breath.
Dance till you Drop and Then Get up and Dance Again – Deep Blue, PastTense, White Fir, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Ginger or AromaTouch
Have you ever been danced out? Not a single drop of energy left? Your back and legs aching from all the fun? But then a beat comes over the speaker system and you are inspired to shake it a little more? I love using these oils on my lower back, legs and anywhere else that I have aching muscles. Just apply 2-3 drops to the area of pain/inflammation.
Hangover Cure – Grapefruit, Peppermint, lemon and Frankincense
Too much fun last night? Wish you hadn’t taken that last sip of Sake? Give your liver a break and instead of partaking in “hair of the dog” use the power of mother nature to cleanse and clear your body. A drop of grapefruit and or lemon on the bottom of each foot, over the liver and a few drops in your water bottle, peppermint on the temples, and frankincense on the back of the neck. Repeat as often as needed.
Stuffy Nose – Peppermint clears up the nasal passages instantly. Just take a deep inhale of the bottle. You can even buy an inhaler from http://www.aromatools.com/Nasal_Inhalers_p/9193.htm
Stay Healthy (virus and bacteria defense) – OnGuard
A few drops a day keeps the plague away. Festivals are breeding grounds for germs, sickness, and other unmentionables. OnGuard is an anti-viral and anti-bacterial workhorse. Studied for its ability to kill the H1N1 virus and the recipes comes for the times of the black plague. Add to water or drop straight on your tongue. Adding a drop to your toothbrush is awesome and great for warding off gum disease.
Chapped Lips – Lavender
Apply one drop of lavender to lips before applying chapstick.
Sun Burn – Lavender and peppermint
Apply a few drops of lavender to the sun burnt area for quick relief. Peppermint to pull out the heat.
Cheap Champagne Gone Good (credit Bryndl and Keri) – Wild Orange
According to Miss Kang and Miss Mar, if you got the cheap Champagne blues, just add a few drops of wild Orange to your bubbly for a delicious surprise.
Bug Repellent – TerraShield, Purify, Lavender or lemongrass/eucalyptus/peppermint
The trick here is to cover every inch of exposed skin in oils and reapply ever hour or so. You can make up a spritz with oils and water or the Terrashield blend comes in a base of coconut oil so it is easy to apply by hand. Spritz down your tent before bed to keep the bugs out.
So Fresh and So Clean – Melaleuca, Balance, Purify, Elevation, Vetiver, Lemon
If you have to forgo a real shower for your festival fun, all you need to stay clean and smelling good is some baby wipes and your favorite essential oil. Some oils are better that others at cleansing the skin and reducing body odor, but it really depends on your personal preference. You can take a drop or two of Elevation or Purify and apply to your underarms instead of deodorant. Make a smell good spirits and spray yourself down!
Below are a few recipes for keeping it clean:
All In One Face/Body cleanser and Toothpaste – Wash your face, wash your body, and brush your teeth with one substance.
1 drop Peppermint
3 drops Melalueca
3 drops Lemon
1/2 cup of baking soda
1/3 cup of Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid soap
Mix together and store in a wide mouth mason jar.
Hair and Body Oil – Moisturize your body, face, and hair with one concoction.
1 ounce glass bottle with dropper
fill 3/4 of the way full with fractionated coconut oil (or olive oil, grapeseed, sunflower, etc)
20 drops of ylang ylang
5 drops of vetiver
5 drops of geranium
fill the bottle the rest of the way with jojoba and vitamin e oil
Helichrysum and coconut oil
I fill up an old do TERRA bottle with coconut oil and 3 drops of helichrysum then top it off with a spray top. This makes a great sunblock!
Reusable Baby Wipes – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
I know we all love baby wipes in our festival survival kits, but have you ever thought of making your own and reducing the amount of waste created? You can make your own supply of cleansing cloths and enjoy chemical free cleansing with essential oil power.
Find an old flannel sheet and cut into 7×7 squares
Make a “baby wipe solution”
1 Tablespoon Olive oil (get fancy and infuse your olive oil with calendula flowers)
1 Tablespoon of unscented Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap
3-5 drops Melaleuca essential oil
3-5 drops Lavender essential oil
1 1/2 -2 cups water (again, get fancy and use “Rose water” for an amazing aroma!)
Store “baby wipe solution” in a glass spray bottle and apply to cloth per use or pre-soak the wipes and store in a mason jar.
Take a 4 ounce glass spray bottle (always use glass or stainless steel with true essential oils as the will eat plastic)
add a pinch of salt and 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or combination of oils. Once this is mixed, add water to the rest of the bottle
Shake before every use
There are so many ways to use essential oils to enhance your festival experience. Just experiment!
All recommendations are for do TERRA essential oils only. Essential oils sold in stores can sometimes be misrepresented as pure plant medicine. In fact, many essential oils in the market place are simply synthetic aromas with no therapeutic value whatsoever. Know your source! Make sure your oils are true and pure plant medicine!
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