pooljump 2One of the great things about our Young Living business is the fact that we can now afford to do a few things we used to only dream of doing. Last summer, our family headed south to Branson, Missouri for a much-needed family retreat at a beautiful, secluded vacation home that included a private, salt water pool overlooking Table Rock Lake!

We ate organically in our own fully-equipped kitchen, spent uninterrupted time together, unplugged from technology, and lazed the day away beside the pool. But the tender, white skin my children inherited from my Scottish-descended husband wasn’t used to all that sunshine!

BransonKidsThankfully, I brought along the lavender-based skin soothing spray I had made the week before. This stuff is not only completely plant-based, it does a great job soothing and refreshing tender skin. And did I mention is smells amazing?

My only problem was that I hadn’t made enough for my crew! Thankfully, I jumped on Facebook and was able to locate a Young Living distributor in the area who was willing to sell me her extra bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. So I quickly whipped up another batch and saved the day!

Although I usually apply tbransonmomdadtherapeutic grade lavender essential oil “neat” (undiluted) to smaller areas of skin, when my kids have been in the sun all day, they need something that will gently mist larger areas, like shoulders and backs.

I simply mixed together 25 drops of Young Living lavender Essential Oil* with 2 oz. of pure Aloe Vera Juice in a glass spray bottle.

Though not necessary, refrigerating it makes it nice and cool on the skin!

Fun & Sun Skin Calming Spray

20-25 drops Young Living Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil

2 oz. of 100% Pure Aloe Vera Juice (Water or Rose Water could be substituted)

2 oz. Dark glass spray bottle (don’t use plastic)

CAUTION: I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Lavender Oil in this recipe, since many brands are distilled using toxic chemicals, or include synthetic additives that could burn sensitive skin. The same warning is true for Aloe Vera Juice. Check the ingredient label, since many Aloe Vera brands contain numerous other ingredients.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.