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Friday, May 30, 2014

Soothing Sunburn Spray with Essential Oils

This past weekend, I sat in the sun for a bit too long. Okay, okay...wayyyy too long. I fried my shoulders and chest. I know, I know...I should have had sunscreen on. No excuse! But, what do I do now? Essential Oils to the rescue!

Here is what you need:
  • 2oz All Natural Aloe Vera Gel (I use Lily of the Dessert brand...I get mine at Whole Foods)
  • 2oz Distilled Water
  • 10 drops Spark Naturals Lavender Essential Oil (great for burns and healing)
  • 10 drops Spark Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil (has a cooling sensation)
  • Optional: 5 drops Spark Naturals Frankincense Essential Oil (great for healing skin)
  • 4oz. Glass Spray Bottle from Spark Naturals
Here is what you do:
  • In the 4oz. Glass Spray Bottle, add the aloe vera gel, distilled water and essential oils.
  • Gently shake (do this before each use)
  • Spray on sun burned areas at least three times per day until healed.

Now...promise me that you will start wearing sun screen! PROMISE!

Go forth and worship the sun! 

Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on all your essential oil and accessories from www.sparknaturals.com

Thursday, May 29, 2014

After Sun Oil & Bath with Essential Oils

::::sigh:::: I am digging this amazing weather we are having in Minnesota right now. My friends...you do not understand how much Minnesotan's worship these days. We literally had cold, snowy weather from November to April this year. That's 6 months of winter. We experienced our first "Polar Vortex" this January. That means it was as cold as the North Pole here for several days. That's -35 degrees FARENHEIT! Not to mention the wind chills of -60 or lower (wind chill is what it ACTUALLY felt like outside. Brrrr! Yeah. Gross!).

As you can see, when we have sun and 80 degree weather, we take advantage. So it's important to keep our skin moisturized and healthy and to prolong our tans as long as possible when we actually do see the sun and heat. That's why I'm writing this post today. It's all about After Sun Oil and Bath. Awwww, doesn't that sound lovely? So here are two recipes to use after a long lovely day of sunbathing!

After Sun Oil

Here is what you will need:
Here is what you will do:
  • In the 2oz. Dropper Bottle, add the essential oils and sweet almond oil.
  • Gently Shake.
  • Apply to your body after sunbathing to prolong your tan, and nourish your skin.

After Sun Bath

Here is what you will need:
Here is what you will do:
  • Fill a 1 cup measuring cup with magnesium flakes or epsom salt. 
  • Add essential oils to the magnesium flakes or epsom salt.
  • Pour the measuring cup containing the magnesium flakes/epsom salt and essential oils under hot running bath water.
  • Climb in and soak for 30-40 minutes (just like a Detox Bath).
  • Drink ice cold water and relax!

Enjoy the sun! 

Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on all your essential oils and accessories from www.sparknaturals.com

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

All Natural Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Bugs. YUCK! I hate them so much, I married a man who kills bugs for a living. Seriously. I did.
I have been looking for some time now, a way to make my own bug spray. I wanted it to smell good and well, work. FOUND IT!

Here's an easy bug spray recipe that is sure to knock out all those pesky mosquitos! The DNR is predicting a "bumper" year for mosquitos here in Minnesota. Mosquitos are our state bird, after all. ::wink:::

Here is what you'll need:
Here is what you do:
  • In the 8oz. PET-BPA Free Spray Bottle, add the distilled water, witch hazel and essential oils.
  • Shake! (shake before each use to mix up all the essential oils)
  • That's it.

Easy, right?
Not only does this bug spray smell awesome, but it is safe to use on children and it WORKS!

Give it a shot!

You can also try this super easy Bug Repellent Diffuser Blend! All you need are a few essential oils and a Spark Naturals Essential Oil Diffuser.

Happy Camping, my friends!

Be sure to use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on all your essential oils and accessories at www.sparknaturals.com

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rose Water Toner Spray for Blemish-Prone Skin

Yesterday, I told you all about the new Rose Water from Spark Naturals! How many of you ordered yours right away? (I'm raising my hand right now)

Did you miss yesterday's post? Click HERE to read it.

Well, if that didn't convince you, here's a DIY recipe for making your own Rose Water Toner Spray fro Blemish-Prone Skin (it's great for all skin types too, but specifically blemish-prone....we don't like to leave anyone out here at Curly's).

Here is an AWESOME toner you can create using Spark Naturals new Rose Water to help with toning blemish-prone skin! (It's great for most skin types too!)
Here's what you'll need:
Here's what you'll do:
  • All the Rose Water, Lavender, Sandalwood and Melaleuca Essential Oils to the Glass Spray Bottle.
  • Gently shake (do this before each use, too).
  • Use on clean skin, twice a day (in the morning, right after you shower, and in the evening right before bed).

That's it! Enjoy your new beautiful, blemish-free skin!
Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on your orders from Spark Naturals!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to Use Rose Water

 Spark Naturals recently introduced their newest E-Spa item; ROSE WATER! Before Spark Naturals came into my life, I had no idea what Rose Water was or how to use it. But, I have become an expert recently! Rose water is amazing for skin, hair, in food...etc. THERE'S NO END TO IT'S AWESOMENESS!

Spark Naturals Rose Water is an herbal distillate, which is an important co-product produced in the process of making Spark Naturals Rose essential oil. The amazing thing about that is that Spark Naturals Rose Water carries many of the beneficial properties of Spark Naturals Rose essential oil (although in a much lower concentration and MUCH less expensive).

Rose water has been used by generations in food, skin care, and hair care products. It is well-known for it many benefits, which include (but are not limited to):
  • improving skin tone and elasticity
  • moisturizing (great for dry skin, but appropriate for all skin types)
  • it is effective, but not a heavy moisturizer
  • helping to prevent and possibly even alleviate sun damage (research is ongoing regarding substantiation these claims)
  • it's anti-inflammatory properties (excellent for soothing sensitive skin...HELLO SUN BURN RELIEF!)
  • a rich source of antioxidants
Rose water, straight from the bottle, is a fantastic moisturizer, linen spray, facial toner and make-up remover. Rose water is often used in cooking applications, as well. These include many middle eastern and southeast Asian drinks and foods. Imagine all the possibilities in combination with other beneficial essential oils!

In the days ahead, I plan on having a few blog posts dedicated to the loveliness of Rose Water! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for an AMAZING Rose Water Toner for Blemish-Prone Skin!

Use coupon code CURLY to save 10% on your orders from Spark Naturals!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

All Natural Head Lice Treatment and Prevention

Head lice can be a very nasty, scary thing for a kiddos, not to mention the cleaning and worry that parents feel when trying to treat their little ones and their homes.

I came across a fabulous recipe to treat head lice naturally with essential oils. It worries me to think of the chemicals we are applying to children's scalps...which, after all is 'skin'....and is considered the largest organ of the body. Do we really want to be applying pesticide to skin? Hmmm.

Let's try a different approach. I'm posting a recipe for an all-natural head lice remedy below to help you our if you or your child is struggling with head lice. Hope you are able to find relief!!

There are several essential oils that are well known for their "anti-lice" properties. But I like a combination of three applied to several different parts of the body to get the most effective results.  Keep in mind: if you are trying to prevent others in your home from getting head lice, you can do this same procedure to them! This head lice recipe is not only good for getting rid of lice, it can help prevent it! BONUS!

Here we go!

Here is what you will need:
  • 10 drops Spark Naturals Melaleuca Essential Oil
  • Spark Naturals Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel
  • 2oz Glass Spray Bottle
Here is what you will do:
  • Add the add 10 drops of melaleuca to the glass spray bottle. Top off with the witch hazel. Spray 2-3 squirts of this on your hair twice a day.

Here is what you will need:

Here is what you will do:

Here is how to apply:
  • Apply to the feet to disperse through the body. Simply roll on the mixture all of the toes and feet and then put socks on to ensure it stays put.
    • AND! Apply to the scalp three times a day. Just roll on the mixture all over the scalp, then cover the head with a disposable shower cap. Leave the mixture on the scalp for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, shampoo and rinse the scalp.

Simple as that!
Get all of your essential oils, fractionated coconut oil and roller bottles from Spark Natural!
Use coupon code CURLY to save 10%

Monday, May 19, 2014

DIY Room Freshener Spray with Essential Oils

I had one of my pals ask me if I had any recipes for all natural room freshener sprays. I promised to get a post up on the blog right away....um, that was like a month ago. I'm a terrible friend!!

So, Michelle....this one's for you! :)

Most of you know how terriable most air fresheners are that are currently on the market. Especially the ones in those aerosol cans. BLAH! Take a look at some of the junk we can find in store bought air fresheners...especially the aerosol canned sprays.

Here's a great alternative that is all natural, and safe for the whole family! Oh...and it smells a whole lot nicer!

Here's what you'll need:
Here's what you do:
  • In a 2oz Glass Spray Bottle, add 30 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend.
  • Then, add 1 Tablespoon of distilled water.
  • Next, fill the remainder of the 2oz Glass Spray Bottle with Alcohol Free Witch Hazel.
  • Shake it like a Polaroid Picture hehehe (shake before each use, too).
  • THAT'S IT! 

Here's some blend suggestions that you can use to create your room spray: 

Great for the whole house:
30 drops of Spark Naturals Shield Blend (perfect for Fall and Winter, especially great to use when people are sick in your house! Kills germs!

For the bedroom:

For the family/living room:

For the kitchen:

And of course you can....CREATE YOUR OWN! There is no limit here!

Use coupon code CURLY on all your Spark Natural products 
to save 10%!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift! Oil of the Month Club

Mother's Day is just a week away!
Are you still looking for an awesome Mother's Day Gift?
Boy, do I have an idea for you?

Oil of the Month Club from Spark Naturals

That's right! Enroll your mama in the Spark Naturals Oil of the Month Club for Mother's Day. How awesome of a gift would that be?

She would receive a 15mL essential oil from Spark Naturals once a month for a WHOLE YEAR! And the price is right, too. Just $15.99 per month will help her build her collection of oils. This is especially great if she is interested in trying out essential oils but doesn't know where to start.

Get her started on the right foot and share your love of essential oils! WIN WIN!

If you order the Spark Naturals Oil of the Month Club beginning this month for your Mother's Day gift, your mom's first oil will be Geranium. YUM! I use Geranium in my shampoo for healthy, soft hair, as well as in my Anti-Aging Geranium Facial Toner Spray (click HERE to read my post on how to make your own).

Each month, your mom will receive a new 15mL Spark Naturals essential oil. Here is what she will get mailed to her each month for 12 months starting this month; May (one year of heavenly essential oil bliss. LOVE IT!)

May: Geranium
June: Respire Blend
July: Oregano
August: Melaleuca
September: Bergamot
October: Coriander
November: Basil
December: White Fir
January: To Be Determined (Currently, peppermint but may change next year).
February: To Be Determined (Currently, marjoram but may change next year).
March: To Be Determined (Currently, lavender but may change next year).
April: To Be Determine (Currently L.L.P. Allergy Blend, but may change next year).

Enroll your mom in the Spark Naturals Oil of the Month Club HERE.
Happy Mother's Day!