Hi friends! How was everyone’s 4th of July?! We really enjoyed our long weekend but I felt like I needed another day off to catch up on life. Hence why I’m just getting this post out today!
Now that summer is in full effect I thought it would be fun to share some great oily summer recipes with y’all! Summer is a great time to break out those oils and find new ways to use them. I actually feel like I’m more creative with my oily recipes in the summertime. I love finding new ways to use the oils. It’s amazing all the different things they can be used for and I love experimenting with them! Right now my favorite diffuser blend is Grapefruit and Purification. It smells so refreshing and clean!
Whether you’ll be going on vacation, spending time at the lake or beach, or having a little staycation at home, these recipes are must haves for a fun, fabulous summer.
FOOD AND DRINKS
The Mediterranean marinade is one of my favorite marinades for summer. And the Citrusy marinade is great on chicken!
It is honestly so hard not to drink more than a few glasses of this strawberry lemonade! But it doesn’t really matter since it’s low in calories. The fresh strawberries and lemon essential oil make the perfect duo in this drink.
I don’t drink a lot of margaritas because most places use a mix that is full of junk. But this margarita is low calorie and has no artificial ingredients or high fructose corn syrup!
ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
This is by far my favorite summer recipe. It works like a charm and smells so much better than store bought brands. Plus you aren’t inhaling a bunch of chemicals when you spray it on.
8 oz glass spray bottle (I use these bottles)
4 oz distilled water
4 oz Witch Hazel
10 drops Peppermint EO
5 drops Thieves EO
5 drops Purification EO
5 drops Lemongrass
* If you have Citronella you can also add 5-10 drops of that as well.
I love this balm. It’s more like a buttery lotion and feels so good on your feet. If you don’t have mango butter you can substitute shea butter.
There are so many oils that I’m loving this summer. It’s taken me some time to find creative ways to use my oils but now I’m really enjoying experimenting with them. I’ve made a few creams for Little A that I plan to share in the future as well. They are working amazingly well!
What are some of your favorite summer recipes, essential oil based or not?