Summer Mixer Make and Take

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Summer is the perfect time to pamper your skin and hair after a swim in the pool or margaritas on the patio.  I attended a fun Summer Mixer make & take last summer (oh how I wish this summer was full of friends, fun, and margaritas!) where we made some great DIY items using essential oils.

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The first thing we made was Mermaid Mist, a leave-in hair conditioner spray.  Who wouldn’t want beachy, mermaid hair?

Mermaid Mist

  1. In an 8 ounce spray bottle, add 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera gel and 1 Tablespoon vegetable glycerin.
  2. Add 20 drops Ylang Ylang, 20 drops Rosemary, and 10 drops Carrot Seed.
  3. Fill the rest of the way with water.

To use: Spray in clean damp hair, focusing on massaging into roots and lightly coating the length.  Style as usual.

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The next thing we made a Coffee and Sea Salt Scrub.

Coffee and Sea Salt Scrub

  1. In an 8 ounce tub, add half coffee and half sea salt.  Replace lid and shake to mix.
  2. Add liquid coconut oil, a little at a time, and stir until mixture is completely saturated.
  3. Add your choice 10 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil or 10 drops Peppermint essential oil and stir to combine.
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I tend to use Peppermint for everything, so for this I thought I’d give the Cinnamon Bark EO a try.  I thought it would be a nice combo with the coffee.  And man, it smells good.

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I’ve made many salt scrubs and sugar scrubs before but had never made one with coffee so I was anxious to try it.  I tried it the next day and let me tell you, my skin felt awesome.  This is definitely something I’ll be keeping on hand year round.

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The final thing we made was a great facial serum.  I’d seen all kinds of recipes for facial serum but had yet to try my hand at one, so I was excited for this.

Wrinkle Away Serum

In a 10ml roller bottle add:

  • 15 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Rosemary oil for oily or acne-prone skin
  • 10 drops Sandalwood for dry skin
  • 10 drops Geranium for combination skin
  • 5 drops Carrot Seed
  • 10 drops Helichrysum (optional)

Add two half droppers of Rose Hip oil and then fill bottle to halfway with Vitamin E oil.  Fill remainder of bottle with Coconut oil.

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And as an extra gift, we each received a lash serum made with castor oil and one drop each of Lavender and Cedarwood EOs.  Apply a thin layer nightly and your lashes will thank you!

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Such a fun time getting together with other oily friends and coming home with some great products to try that are easy to make and chemical free.

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