WATERMELON + LIME POPSICLES

Watermelon Popsickles

July is National Watermelon Month and I have been wanting to make these for a while, so this is an opportune time for a nice, juicy popsicle! I had a sweet, ripe watermelon and wanted to add a little zing to it, so I added a fresh lime. You could also add a couple drops of lime essential oil to really bring out the lime flavor!

Watermelon doesn’t just taste good, it also has some great health benefits! This delicious fruit contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. It’s about 92 percent water, so it is a great way to stay hydrated. Watermelon also contains Vitamins A, B6 and C, magnesium and potassium. The lime helps digestion, blood sugar levels, constipation and even heart disease!

This was an easy treat to make so you shouldn’t spend too much time in the kitchen. And it’s kid-approved so it makes a great healthful treat.

Ingredients:

4 cups of ripe watermelon

1 lime

Dash of sea salt

2 drops of lime essential oil (optional)

Preparation:

Add all of the ingredients into a blender and puree. Pour into the popsicle containers and freeze overnight. Enjoy this cool, refreshing treat the next day!

 

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL

Essential Oils For Summer TravelIt’s summertime!!!

Preparing for travel can make or break your family experience for the summer. With all of the outdoor adventures and fun in the sun, you want to make sure you have your essential oils to help recover from your excursions!

Here are some essential oil tips for your travels:

Lavender: Great to help soothe sun burns, bug bites and boo-boos. Apply a drop with a few drops of a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) to the affected area. It can also help promote feelings of relaxation at night. Diffuse 4-6 drops in a diffuser or apply a few drops to the bottoms of the feet and inhale the residual oil on your hands several times.

Melaleuca: Use when your kiddos get a skin irritation from their adventures. Apply a drop with a few drops of a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) to the affected area.

Peppermint: This will be one of your faves!

Feeling a little head tension? Place a drop under your tongue and sip a little water. Swish for 30 seconds and swallow. This is my favorite way to help my occasional head tension. I also use a rollerball mixture of peppermint with fractionated coconut oil to apply to areas on my head where I may feel some tension.

Overheated? I carry a spray bottle of peppermint spray. Add 6 drops of peppermint to a spray bottle of water. Viola! You have a cooling spray to give you relief from the summer heat!

Ladies, feeling some “golden-glow heat”? Apply the rollerball blend to the back of your neck or the inside of your ankles. Many ladies don’t leave home without this!

Immune Blend: This blend contains wild orange peel, clove bud, cinnamon bark/leaf, eucalyptus leaf, and rosemary leaf/flower. This immune blend supports the immune and respiratory function, protects against environmental threats and it even helps promote healthy circulation.

This is a great oil blend to use when traveling on planes and other mass transit. When traveling, it is so easy to pick up environmental threats. You can apply a couple of drops with a few drops of fractionated coconut oil, on the bottoms of your feet before putting on your shoes. Using it aromatically is good too, especially on planes. You can place a drop in your hands and rub together, cup your hands and inhale several times.

Digestive Blend:  Traveling equals indulging in lots of food and unhealthy foods, since you may be eating out often. This “tummy tamer” contains Ginger, Fennel, Coriander, Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway. I love how this blend aids in the digestion of food, soothes occasional upset stomachs, and reduces uncomfortable gas and bloating.

Respiratory Blend: Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom make up this blend. It helps maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. It can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

Soothing Blend: Venturing out on vacation can be hard on your body. Swimming, surfing, hiking and playing outdoors can leave you with some muscle and joint discomfort. You will thank me for this soothing combination of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus. This combination of oils helps soothe your muscle and joint discomfort. I use it for working out as well. It’s definitely a staple in my bag!

Outdoor Blend Spray:

For outdoor use, my family reaches for the Outdoor Blend. Ylang Ylang Flower, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea Fruit, Arborvitae Wood essential oils, Vanilla Bean Absolute in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil and Tamanu Seed Oil, make up this blend. Spray this on your body to act as an effective, natural barrier against pesky critters.

Also, remember to stay hydrated and get a good night sleep!

Bubble time

These oils have traveled with us for several years now. We literally won’t leave home without them. Please contact me at sonyamilu1@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about oils or would like to start ordering your own oils for your family’s wellness. Do you have a favorite oil you love to bring on your travels? Please share below!

Have a safe and adventurous summer!!!

Blessings,

Sonya