Don’t have an ice cream maker? Try making ice cream in a BlenderBottle®! It’s a fun activity for a family or small group. Just throw the ingredients in, take turns shaking it up until it gets thick, then freeze until solid and ready to eat. The ball whisk gives it a great texture and makes the mixing part easier. If you have a larger group, you can put your mixture in a few different pint- or quart-sized mason jars and move the ball whisk from one jar to the next until all jars have been shaken and frozen.
Go ahead and repeat the title of this recipe—it is seriously so fun to say! Coco-Cacao Mint Fudgsicles (it’s pronounced “ko-ko kuh-kow”). Coco-Cacao Mint Fudgsicles. Coco-Cacao Mint Fudgsicles. Now keep chanting the name as you throw the ingredients in the blender. It’s almost as fun to say as it is to eat these yummy, healthy treats!
Make essential oils a part of your summer fun with these tips, ideas, and recipes!
We love cooking with essential oils—especially in the summertime when fresh fruits and vegetables are available and it’s warm enough to grill meats outside! While you can find a huge variety of summer recipes here, the following are some of our favorites:
Making sure to take care of your skin and hair during the summer is important for your health. Besides, who wants a sunburn to ruin even a week of their summer? Give these body care recipes a try for happy and healthy skin and hair!
Need help choosing a diffuser? Check out this post to learn all about the different kinds of diffusers and the benefits of each.
Summer often means yard work and gardening. Stay cool with these Frozen Eucalyptus Mint Towels while you work in the yard. Try freezing the towels rolled up in a shape to conform to your neck. Then secure one around your neck with a bandana so it stays put as you as you mow the lawn, pull weeds, or do other yard work. Also, increase your garden produce by keeping the birds and bugs away from your plants with this Protective Gardening Spray.
Summer Essential Oil Classes
You are all set with these 5 perfect summer make-and-take classes. Stay at the top of your game and adapt your essential oil classes with the season to keep attendees coming. Consider setting up a little play area for children in a separate room with a couple adult (or young adult) supervisors so the parents can give full attention to your class.
Do you have any tips for using essential oils during the summertime? Let us know in the comment section below!
Try these delicious patties for a gourmet take on the average burger. You will love the flavor the essential oils add to these! We enjoyed these patties between toasted whole-wheat buns and topped with our Lemon Apple Slaw and Rosemary Cream Sauce (recipes below as well) along with a tomato slice, some avocado, and a little spinach! Mmmm . . . delicious! You’ll be licking your fingers for sure—and maybe even your plate! Continue reading →
Whether you are off on a road trip or just wanting something to diffuse as you commute to work, these diffusing tips and diffuser blends are great for wherever you are headed!
Car Diffusing Tips:
Cars are such small spaces, so make sure to use only a couple drops and turn the diffuser off every now and then to give your olfactory system a break.
Try to keep the air circulating by running the air or leaving a window cracked.
Make sure the oils you use are suitable for all passengers. Keep allergies, cautions, and preferences in mind when selecting your oil or blend. For example, peppermint essential oil should not be diffused with young children (0–6) in the car. Rosemary and wintergreen essential oils should not be diffused with pregnant women in the car. And even a single drop of cinnamon essential oil is too strong to diffuse in such a small space.
Avoid oils that may make the driver drowsy, such as lavender, Roman chamomile, cedarwood, vetiver, and other relaxing oils.
If you find you don’t like the oil or blend you used, roll down the windows to let the car air out before trying something new.
If the driver needs something additional to keep him or her alert, try putting a drop or two of peppermint or rosemary on a tissue and placing it near the driver’s nose.
Need something that will leave you feeling refreshed even after being outside in the hot summer sun? These Frozen Eucalyptus Mint Towels could be just the thing you need. Not only are they cool to the touch, but the essential oils will help the cooling sensation last even longer on your skin and may help you feel energized as you breathe in the pleasant aroma. You could even try using them after a good workout!
These frozen towels are simple to make, and you may want to double or triple the recipe below so you can always have one in the freezer whenever you need one!
Step 1: Mix epsom salts and essential oils together. The epsom salts help the essential oils mix with the water so the oils will be distributed throughout all the washcloths you use rather than only being absorbed into the first towel.
Step 2: Add warm water, and stir until the salts are dissolved.
Step 3: Soak the washcloths in the water, and wring out the excess liquid.
Step 4: Fold each washcloth in half and roll it up.
Step 5: Place the washcloths in the freezer until frozen (about 2 hours).
Step 6: Enjoy the cooling sensation as you place the frozen washcloth anywhere on your skin! It will stay cool longer if you leave it rolled up and slowly unroll the towel as it thaws.
Have you seen our Ultra Mini USB Diffuser? This little diffuser is a great value, especially considering the low cost! It really has it all—ultrasonic technology, power adaptability, and decorative design.
As an ultrasonic/humidifying diffuser, this diffuser has an ultrasonic disc that vibrates extremely fast and breaks down the water/oil mixture into fine microparticles that can easily disperse through the air. This diffuser is unique in that it uses a wick to bring the water up from the base to the ultrasonic disc. This allows more diffusion to happen with less water.
Another great feature in this diffuser that is uncommon in ultrasonic diffusers is that the diffuser top seals to the base (where the water is located). This means that the diffuser can be tipped over without all the water spilling everywhere. And even if it does get tipped over, the diffuser can continue diffusing since the wick will continue to bring liquid to the ultrasonic disc. If you have kids living with you or frequenting your home, you know how valuable this feature is!
The Ultra Mini USB Diffuser also differs in power adaptability because it is powered by a USB connection. This allows you to use the diffuser anywhere you have a USB connection or adapter. This is great because you can easily get adapters for a standard outlet or car accessory outlet. Power banks are also handy to use with this diffuser and really allow it to be used practically anywhere!
This little diffuser offers 2 timer settings for controlling mist output, allowing the water and oil reservoir to last up to 6 hours.
Not only are these little diffusers very functional, but the decorative top with embossed floral design makes them just adorable! Who couldn’t fall in love with these cute Ultra Mini USB Diffusers?
Would you like to enjoy some refreshing summer aromas in your home? This diffuser blend reminds us of a cool sea breeze and works great in the Ultra Mini USB Diffuser!