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Natural Solutions for RV Pests / Mosquito and Ant Repellent / Cold, Allergy, and Headache Relief

Natural Solutions for RV Pests / Mosquito and Ant Repellent / Cold, Allergy, and Headache Relief

Staying healthy on the road is a constant challenge. Changing environments can lead to headaches or tummy aches. Too much exploring can be tough on muscles and joints. Of course we always have to deal with bugs – yuck! And dealing with sniffles and coughs is a constant during cold and flu season. This video will explore some natural solutions that I learned about growing up and show you ways to keep these solutions easily accessible while you’re on the road. Check it out, let us know what you think, and let us know any additional health challenges you would like a natural remedy for.
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Links and Recipes for this Video

Oils in this Video and common uses:

PEPPERMINT: Helps Ease Headache, Eases Stomach Discomfort, Supports Clear Breathing, Aroma Promotes Uplifting Mood.

USE: 1-2 Drops in hot water for stomach soothing tea,
dilute 1-2 drops with carrier oil (ie almond, fractionated coconut oil) apply to stomach or throat for digestive discomfort.
Apply 1-2 drops diluted to back of neck, temples, forehead ( stay away from eyes) to ease headache pain
1-2 drops in palms, rub briskly, inhale with hands over nose and mouth to help open airways
Diffuse 1-5 drops indoors to lift mood

LAVENDER: Natural Bug Repellent, Soothes Skin Irritation, Helps Skin Recover Quickly, Ease Muscle Tension, Promotes Relaxation and Restful Nights Sleep

USE: Dilute 1-5 drops in 4-8 oz water spray bottle, shake before use, Spray exposed skin and clothing lightly before exposure outdoors.
Same Dilution above Spray bedding lightly before sleep
Dilute 1-5 drops with carrier oil (ie almond, fractionated coconut oil) apply to skin – bites, burns, scrapes, irritations to ease pain and promote healing.
Add 1-5 drops to bath water for relaxation and release muscle tension

WINTERGREEN: Soothes Achy Muscles and Joints, Promotes Healthy Breathing, Reduces Inflammation, Aroma Promotes Clarity, Awareness and Concentration

USE: Dilute 1-2 drops with carrier oil (ie almond, fractionated coconut oil) apply to sore aching muscles (keep away from eyes, sensitive skin.
Diffuse 1-4 drops to ease breathing discomfort

LEMON: Soothes Throat Irritation, Cleanses the Air and Surfaces, Aids in Digestion, Supports Healthy Respiratory Function and , Aroma Promotes Positive Mood and Cognitive Ability.

USE: 1-3 Drops in 6-8 oz hot water with honey for throat soothing tea
Dilute 5-10 drops in 4-8 oz water spray bottle, shake before use, Spray to clean surfaces (test inconspicuous area first)
Add 1-3 drops to drinking water to aid digestion.
Diffuse 3-4 drops to clean and purify the air

OnGuard Blend: CLOVE, CINNAMON, EUCALYPTUS, WILD ORANGE, and ROSEMARY: Supports Healthy Immune System, Promotes Healthy Circulation while Purifying Skin, Cleans surfaces, Energizing and Uplifting Aroma , Helps Purify the Air

USE: Take 1-2 Beadlettes daily to support immune function.
Take 1-2 drops in 4oz water daily for immune support.
Diffuse 3-4 drops to clean air and enhance clean breathing.
To make foaming Anti-Viral, Anti-bacterial hand soap -Mix 10-20 drops with 2 oz pure castile soap in a foaming 8 oz soap dispenser, fill balance with water.

BLENDS:
Peppermint and Lemon – Diffuse for uplifted mood, and alertness

Lavender and Wintergreen – Add 1-2 drops each oil to your favorite skin cleanser or toner to soothe inflammation and kill surface bacteria of acne, blemishes and to soothe and repair skin

Peppermint and Wintergreen – Muscle Rub – Mix 1-3 drops each oil with 2-4 oz carrier oil for muscle aches and pain rub to help reduce inflammation and soothe aching muscle and joint pain
Add Lavender 1-3 drops to above blend to add muscle tension relief.

If you are interested in DoTerra products, please visit my web page for more information:
my.doterra.com/valhicks

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