Summertime is a time which is often spent outside having fun! However, that fun can come with some side effects!  The sun beating down on us while cooling off in the pool, ocean or lake can result in sunburns.  Time exploring and playing outside can result in insect bites…..causing itching and discomfort. Poison ivy, oak or sumac can also result in some terrible itching, discomfort and swelling. In addition, to herbs, aromatherapy (essential oils) can be a perfect healing modality.

Here are some awesome recipes for summertime relief:

Sunburn relief for kids

3 drops of chamomile
3 drops of Lavender
3 drops of frankincense
1 tablespoon of Aloe vera
4 ounces of distilled water
In a spray bottle mix all ingredients- MIX WELL and spray for sunburn relief


5 drops of Frankincense
5 drops of Lavender
5 drops of Chamomile
5 drops of Tea tree
1 cup of distilled water

Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle and spray on affected areas.

Bug Bite relief

2 drops of Tea Tree
3 drops Lavender
2 drops of Chamomile
2 tablespoons of aloe vera

Combine all ingredients and put in a roll on container or any container.
Store in refrigerator for up to 8 months.