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Essential Oils On The Go

In this hectic world we live in, with kids, pets and careers, who has time for much of anything let alone taking care of ourselves??!!  Am I right?  As I type this, I am trying to get everything ready to leave for a staycation tomorrow.  It will be the first true vacation my husband has had with us in over 3 years, am I excited?  You bet!!!!  Summer vacation, here we come!!!!!

 

 

Along with the fun times, we will have some not so fun times as well.  With summer comes bug bites, bee stings, sun burns (even with sunscreen and the best intentions), poison ivy and other illnesses.  I always have a stash of essential oils with me to ward off any problems that might come up.  I have them in a little case like this.

 

  

 

 

It fits nicely into my purse and it really does make things so much easier.  Just don’t leave it in your freezing cold or boiling hot car.  The vials will break if frozen and the heat will speed up the oxidation of your oils, rendering them useless.  Some of my “go to” oils are:

 

  • Lavender (Lavendula angustofolia) - pain relief, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, deodorant, immune system support, bug bites, bee stings, cuts, scrapes, burns, sleep.