Holly's Oily Update

June, 2016

Summer is Here! Get ready for the sun!

We all know how important sunscreen is and hopefully apply it like often! I somehow always manage to miss a spot. I found a great solution that is all-natural, safe for kids, and feels great! Making this After-Sun spray took all of 5 minutes, and that includes rounding up the ingredients! You will never use plain aloe vera gel again!

After-Sun Soothing Spray

You will need:

  • 1- Empty 2-oz spray bottle (perfect use for those travel bottles you never use!)
  • Clear, 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel
  • Young Living Lavender Essential Oil (you can add a little peppermint for a cooling feeling too)
  • Distilled or Filtered Water


Add aloe vera gel to the spray bottle until about 2/3 full. Drop about 10 drops of the Lavender Essential Oil into the bottle (add 5 drops of peppermint if desired). Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water, leaving a small space at the top for inserting the spray pump. Screw on the top, and shake, shake, shake! The mixture should be thick, but thin enough to be sprayed.

Apply all over any area that needs soothing, as often as desired. (Avoid spraying near eyes, nose or ears, spray some into your hand and rub on these areas.) For even more cooling, store the bottle in the fridge!

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Bug Bite Relief

Last month I featured recipes to keep bugs away, and no matter how successful your bug spray may be, it's inevitable that one of this little suckers will still get you!

In a 10 ML roller bottle add 5-10 drops of Purification, Lavender, Peppermint and Frankincense. Top off with a carrier oil and apply to the bite. (optional add 5-10 drops of Tea Tree oil). It works well on mosquito, spider, other creepy crawly bites -- as well as heat rash or other skin rashes.

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Get your fruit and veggies clean this summer!

Thieves Essential Oil Fruit and Veggie Wash and Spray is the perfect fruit and vegetable cleaner, soak and rinse. Natural fruit and vegetable wash and rinse made with the famous thieves essential oil that everyone loves so much!

Naturally derived plant based formula that is non-toxic, gentle and washes your fruits and veggies without harsh synthetic chemicals. It doesn't affect the taste and is great for conventional and organic produce.

The wash is great to soak berries, cherries, grapes, etc. The spray works well on apples, cucumbers, peppers., and so on. You will be amazed at what is left in the water when you use this soak.

I feel good knowing I am getting the produce my family is eating as clean as I can before they inhale it! I can't keep grapes in the house -- they're gone in a day, but I'll take it!

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What am I ordering this month?

1. Inner Defense - I love having this on hand if I feel a cold is coming on.

2. Idaho Blue Spruce - I love the "tree" oils for their scent, relaxing properties, and to add to pain relief recipes.

3. Raven - I rotate this with our lemon, lavender, and peppermint/rc for allergies.

4. Morning Start Shower Gel - I've heard great things about this and could use a pick me up in the morning.

5. Thieves detergent. I'm hooked. It cleans our clothes well and a tiny half cup goes a long way!

6. Citronella and Purification, I like to have these on hand for bug spray and bug bites.

7. Thieves, how am I almost out of Thieves?

This is subject to change as I generally change my Essential Rewards order 40 times before placing it :)

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Summer Survival Make-and-Take

Friday, June 17th, 7pm

Arlington Heights, IL, United States

Arlington Heights, IL

I will be co-hosting a make-and-take event with my wonderful friend Jenn who will also have Arbonne wellness information on hand. Grab a glass of wine and leave with some great Arbonne samples and Oily items. Interested? I'll send you an invitiation. Please RSVP hollytnelson@gmail.com or 815 922 4771 (text or call).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Holly Nelson

As always, please feel free to contact me with any oily questions. I am here to help via FaceBook, email, text or a good old fashioned phone call!

I am making fantastic summer hostess baskets, if you are interested in hosting a small Oils 101 with your family and friends. We can customize your goodies -- sun screen, citronella candle, lotion, bug spray -- you tell me what you'd like! I also offer referral credits for parties and referrals. I love introducing and educating about the oils and I'm so thankful for the honor of working with all of you!

When placing a re-order, sign in with the user name and password you created when you 1st ordered.https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/login

If you need help, let me know!

I hope you all enjoy your summer and have some fun planned!

Oily Love ~