End of school year business, beginning of summer fun, and all the things moms do to keep their kids happy, can leave the mom wishing for some much needed pampering. Pamper yourself with these summer spa DIYs. The best part, these recipes use essential oils which support the body physically and emotionally. Give you body what it craves while having fun pampering yourself.
Longing for the carefree Mermaid Waves this summer? Ditch the fragrance-filled concoctions (and the hormone-disrupting phthalates) and DIY your own Salt Texture Spray!
Psst..no one will even question your mermaid status 🧜♀️
In a 8-ounce spray bottle mix:
½ cup water
1 TBSP. sea salt
1 TBSP aloe vera juice or gel
½ tsp. argan or jojoba oil (optional but I highly recommend it to condition your strands and keep them shiny)
10 drops of Lavender or Rosemary essential oil
Shake before using. Apply on damp strands, scrunch, and let air dry.
Hair Repair Mask
If you’ve been lounging by the pool all summer and the chlorine is wreaking havoc on your strands, mix up this easy and nourishing hair mask.
In a bowl mash together:
🍌 1-2 Bananas (depending on length)
🐝 2 TBSP of Honey
💧 2 drops of Rosemary
💧 2 drops Lavender
💧 2 drops Peppermint
💧 2 drops Cedarwood
Apply to damp hair and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse. Shampoo and condition as normal.
Natural Hair Detangler Spray
If braids and messy buns are a daily occurrence, or you have little ones with hair that gets tangled easily, this DIY will soon become a favorite of yours.
Natural Hair Detangler Spray ✨
In an 8 ounce spray bottle mix:
💧 2-3 TBSP doTERRA Conditioner
💧 8 oz Hot Water
💧 10 drops Rosemary
💧 10 drops Lavender
Allow to cool before using. Shake before each use. Spray on hair and brush through.
DIY Lash Serum
Do you sometimes wish you had long, thick lashes? I know I do! The good news is there is a natural way to help your lashes become healthy again.
Try this DIY Lash Serum:
In an empty roller mix:
💧 2 drops Rosemary
💧 2 drops Lavender
💧 Fill the rest of the way with FCO or Castor Oil
Roll in the palm of your hand and use a liner brush to apply to the base of your lashes.
Do this each night and get ready to say goodbye to love your lashes!
DIY Lip Scrub & Plumper
From lashes to lips. Lips are sensitive. When you are lounging in the sun, your lips can dry out. There are three things you can do to help keep them healthy and smooth all summer long.
1. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
2. Keep your lips moisturized. (doTERRA’s Lip Balm is perfect for this).
3. Use a lip scrub.
Easy DIY Lip Scrub & Plumper 💋
⚈ 2 TBL Coconut Oil (solid)
⚈ 1 TBL Raw Sugar
⚈ 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix together in a bowl, and transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate to keep solid. Gently take a pea-sized amount and rub on lips to exfoliate. Rinse and follow with your favorite lip gloss.
DIY Cooling Spray
Getting a bit warm around the ears? Peppermint to the rescue!
Swimming and air conditioning can only help so much, when I get a bit warm, I love whipping up this cool spray.
In a 4 oz bottle mix:
💧 15 drops Peppermint
💧 Top with water.
Shake and spray over your body (under your clothes 😉). And allow the cooling sensation to take effect (about 5 minutes).
Summer Diffuser Blend
Some days it is not convenient to get to the beach. Bring the beach to you with this diffuser combo!
Kokomo Diffuser Blend
💧 3 drops Hawaiian Sandalwood
💧 2 drops Lime
💧 1 drop Spearmint
💧 1 drop Tangerine
✌️ Throw the Beach Boys on Alexa and take your Good Vibrations down to Kokomo!
With all these summer spa ideas, you might be in need of some quality essential oils. I use doTERRA because I love the quality and the research that goes into supporting our health. You can visit my doTERRA website to purchase these oils.
As always, purchasing wholesale has the most bang for your buck.
Remember: this post is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.