Again, huge thanks to Tracey Campbell with TLC One Drop At A Time for showing us the way! She shared this delicious scent that changed my life (Kristina) and I've put it in a solid scent for us to enjoy on the go. This scent is perfect for enjoying the outdoors annoyance-free and offers great support for our skin as well as toxin-free moisture! Winning!!!
Originally we made this fragrance without peppermint for helping both with the support of our skin and for outdoor annoyances, putting it in a 2 oz spray bottle in a witch hazel base. Feel free to do that too, using about 5-7 drops of each oil and filling the rest with witch hazel.
This solid perfume option is a better portable option for us and we also encourage you to feel free to add your favorite EO's to it, too!
Some oils Anointed By Abba will try with this in addition to Peppermint are Tea Tree and/or Thieves. Rumor has it that even more residents of the outdoors are annoyed by Tea Tree, Clove and Cinnamon. So, the more annoying we can be, the better!
Additionally, I like the idea of a balmy barrier on my skin. Things in nature that annoy me will have to get through another layer of protection--from nature! (It's like fighting fire with fire! ;-)
So making this into a solid balm was simple. If you don't already know, Anointed By Abba's favorite recipes have equal parts! This allows us to avoid common core math as well as test our goodies in teeny tiny batches. :-D We used our lip balm recipe for this, which is equal parts shea butter (or mango--whichevs), with coconut oil and beeswax. Those 3 make up our solid balm base as you can see in our all natural recipe below. :-) FYI, good ratio for body OR lips--very versatile--keeper.
We melted 2 tbsp of each (no honey--LOL!) in a double boiler, let it cool juuuust a bit, loaded it up with our favorite outdoor oils and poured into our containers.
We used: about 20-30 drops of lavender, lemongrass, and citronella each, and around 10-15 peppermint for this solid perfume. We may very well be able to use less oils, but I personally have a major problem with outdoor annoyances and it's well worth my money to ensure less of those. Especially since I know I am able to do so without burdening my body, my kids' bodies, or the environment with toxins. So yeah--I went heavy! (Those oils are actually pretty inexpensive in case anyone was wondering!)
There was enough balm mixture to pour one 2.5 oz deodorant tube plus a lip balm size tube, and either are a perfect size to fit in my kids beach bags, soccer bags, and even my purse. A nice lightweight option in comparison to the spray bottle, and not breakable. If you'd like to make more than one of each, adjust your recipes accordingly!
Both of those tubes come in black too, if that helps you distinguish your outdoor balms from your indoor. ;-)
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You can actually make these balms from your starter kit oils if you'd like to. Simply use up to 40 drops of Purification in place of Citronella and Lemongrass. Or follow the spray recipe and use 5-7 drops Lavender, and 10-15 Purification in a glass bottle with witch hazel. Add a few Thieves & Peppermint if you desire as well.
Young Living Lavender, Thieves and Peppermint are also part of the starter kit, with approximately 80-100 drops of oil per 5 ml bottle, you could make a few different options for outdoor annoyance free fragrance, plus many other goodies!
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