This is it guys! It's officially SUMMER! Sunny days, sea salt hair, late nights, swarms of mosquitos...wait, what? Summer comes with an easy-going feeling and slower pace but don't get caught running for your life from bugs when you can be enjoying warm nights stargazing. Florida "summer ready kits" always come packed with sunscreen and bug repellant but have you ever wanted something more natural than the chemical filled repellants that litter the commercials and stock shelves? I know you're not surprised but I'm here to tell you that there is another option.
If you have sensitive skin, you have little ones, or you just choose to live a more natural lifestyle, you don't have to pick between itchy mosquito bites or chemical laden skin. NOW FOODS brand has a great, all natural product called Bug Ban that is effective and leaves your skin feeling and smelling fresh. You don't have to worry about any sticky residue and the citrus scent is a perfect additive to your summer care-free style. It is safe for all ages and there is no need to over-spray. Just a light spritz and you're good to go. The bottle size is perfect to fit in your purse or diaper bag for any additional applications.
Looking for something even MORE natural? NOW brand also carries essential oils. Citronella and Lemongrass, great summer scents, can be combined to create an effective mosquito repellant. If you recall my recent blog post on eczema, you remember how AMAZING coconut oil can be. Guess what? It can also be used as the base oil for these essential oils. You'll be hydrating your skin and protecting it from becoming an "All You Can Eat" buffet for those pesky bugs. Take a half-cup of coconut oil, add 10-20 drops of each essential oil (depending on your liking) and mix. Depending on how warm your house is, you can slather on the coconut oil like a lotion or spray it on as a liquid. You'll be out enjoying your summer with hydrated skin in no time!
Come by GoodPill pharmacy to peruse our natural remedies and discuss what other essential oils you can use through out the summer. We will be here helping you keep your natural life style without compromising your comfort.