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Yoga Mat Spray with Essential Oils

If you follow me on instagram @thesavvyoiler, you may have seen my “flipagram,” video where I showed how to make your own yoga mat spray with Young Living Essential Oils.  It is really easy and actually fun to do!  I love making my own everyday household cleaning products, because I know what is going in them.  This spray is ALL-NATURAL and CHEMICAL-FREE!  You will also find making your own will save you LOTS of money!

For more information on cleaning with Young Living Essential Oils, check out my post, “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils.”  For more information on how you can SAVE money with Young Living Essential Oils, check out my post, “How to SAVE Money with Essential Oils.”

Yoga Mat Spray

What you need – 

  • 1 2 oz. spray bottle – I always suggest using dark glass bottles.  Plastic bottles can sometimes leach chemicals, especially if you’re using citrus oils.  Also, dark bottles are preferred, because they help protect the essential oil.
  • 1 funnel – I only had a plastic one to use for this recipe, but I only used it for adding the distilled water.
  • Witch Hazel
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia also known as Tea Tree essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • 1 Small towel

Why Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil?

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) oil is a very powerful essential oil known for promoting cleansing and purity.*  It can be found in many of Young Living’s beauty products, because of its refreshing properties.*  It is a very gentle oil, even for sensitive skin.

Why Lavender oil?

Lavender oil has a sweet floral aroma which makes it a wonderful addition to many cleaning recipes.  Lavender being one of the most versatile and gentle of the essential oils can also be used for cleaning and purifying.*

How to Make Yoga Mat Spray

  1. Using a glass spray bottle and funnel, fill the spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water
  2. Fill the remaining bottle with Witch Hazel leaving a little room
  3. Add 15 drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil to the spray bottle very carefully or with a glass dropper
  4. Add 10 drops of Lavender oil to the spray bottle very carefully or with a glass dropper
  5. Attach the sprayer back onto the bottle and shake well and gently
  6. Spray yoga mat thoroughly
  7. Wipe down with a small towel
  8. Enjoy your clean yoga mat and its lovely aroma!

Interested in learning more?

Are you interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils?  Send me an email and I will respond back from our team’s Oil Moxie website with more thorough and helpful information!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎
 

Essential Beach Oils

School is out!  Summer officially begins June 21st!  Besides hitting the beach with our swimsuit, beach towel, flip flops, sunscreen, sand toys and a cooler with refreshments, we are making sure to pack our essential oils!  Young Living Essential Oils are an amazing natural alternative to many traditional store-bought products as you may have seen in my post Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils.  If you are looking for a more chemical-free and toxin-free lifestyle, you will love these ideas for the beach or summertime!

beach oils

What oils are going in the beach bag?

Lavender

It is the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils, meaning it can be used for just about everything!  It is one of the most gentle oils included in the Premium Starter Kit.  We primarily use Lavender for skin support and relaxation.*  It is great for everyday irritations associated with being out in the sun, in the sand and in the salt water.*

Peppermint

This is another oil that goes just about everywhere with us.  I feel like everyday I am finding a new use for Peppermint!  We use it regularly for supporting normal digestion.*

Purification

You never know when you might need Purification!  We use it for “purifying” and cleansing the skin.*  It sometimes provides an added benefit to the skin when combined with Lavender.*

Pre-Mixed Oil Recipes

Besides the individual bottles of essential oils we are bringing to the beach, we also will be bringing our pre-mixed oil recipes!  Check them out below!

Strawberry Lemonade

Nothing like a cool refreshing beverage while sitting on the hot beach!  This is a new one I can’t wait to try!  I found this recipe directly from Young Living’s website.

Mix the following in a glass pitcher and enjoy!

  • 2 cups of pureed strawberries
  • 4 cups of distilled water
  • 1 squeezed lemon
  • 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • Mix well and add agave nectar or honey to taste

Water in Ear

This seems to be a regular occurence in our family, so we are going to have a mixture already prepared.

Mix the following in a 2 oz. glass oil bottle and rub around the outside of the ear every 15 minutes as needed.  Remember to NEVER drop oils inside the ear.

  • 5 drops of Purification essential oil
  • 5 drops of Melrose essential oil
  • Fill remaining bottle with a carrier oil
  • Shake well

Insect Deterrent

There’s nothing more annoying than insects when you’re trying to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors!  This is something we especially need near dusk at the beach.

Mix the following in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle and use as needed.

  • 1 oz. witch hazel
  • 30 drops of Citronella essential oil
  • Fill remaining bottle with distilled water
  • Shake well

After Sun Spray

This is a great soothing spray that also helps repair the skin from being out in the sun all day.*

Mix the following in a 4 oz. glass bottle and use as needed.

  • 25 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • Fill remaining bottle with a carrier oil
  • Shake well

Photosensitive Essential Oils – 

Make sure to ALWAYS read the Young Living Essential Oil bottle labels and follow all directions!

photosensitive

I hope this post was helpful!  I am looking forward to packing my beach bag now!  Summer can’t get here soon enough!

If you have any questions about getting started with Young Living, feel free to contact me at any time.  Check out my order oils page for more information too!  I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Amy

 

Sources:

1.  www.YoungLiving.com

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎