Summer Essentials

Everything you need to know about using essential oils this Summer!

Hello friends! ☀️

I am so excited you’re joining me to learn more about how to incorporate oils into your summer routines! I’ve got you covered with the most important do’s and don’ts & some fun DIY summer essentials you will love! You will leave this class feeling empowered to make safe and healthy choices for your family all summer long! You don’t need to compromise, which is why I can’t wait to share my favorite Young Living products that help me eliminate toxins! So happy to have you here! Let’s get started. ✨

⌓ We are told over & over again to protect our skin with SPF. Yet, despite the increased awareness around sun exposure, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. continues to be skin cancer. So it stands to reason that the kind of sunscreen we use matters. Skincare starts
with knowing what ingredients are in your products. So let’s dive in!
Do you know how sunscreen works? It is kind of like your smartphone, right? You don’t know how exactly it works, you just know it does. Well, let me drop some knowledge on you. The most common sunscreens have chemicals like avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule, and octocrylene which absorb UV light to prevent your skin from burning. Recent studies have shown that these chemicals are actually absorbed by the skin and can be detected in the bloodstream after use. This presents the potential for system toxicity. Instead, using a barrier sunscreen with ingredients like zinc oxide, blocks UV rays, rather than absorbing them.

Avoid: avobenzone, oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals,
PABA, artificial colors & synthetic fragrances 🚫
Use: zinc oxide or titanium dioxide

Alternative Products – Young Living Sunscreen

⌓ So you’re probably wondering what type of sunscreen is going to be safe for you to use this summer? Let me tell you about Young Living Mineral Sunscreen and why it’s different. Like I mentioned above, the best sunscreens are ones that use UV-blocking ingredients and are barrier sunscreens. But it’s important to know that many “natural sunscreens” on the market use nanoparticle-sized ingredients to create a formula that goes on smoothly and that won’t leave a white cast. But, these particles are so small that they can still enter the bloodstream. When Young
Living set out to formulate their sunscreen, they knew the barrier approach was the right direction, but they also ensured that non-nano zinc oxide was part of that formula. They then packed it with skin-loving essential oils like Helichrysum, Lavender, Myrrh, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense. This magic formula is lightweight, yet provides powerful protection. 🏝

But we all know that even the most diligent of sunscreeners can end up with some over-exposed skin. When that happens, I have you covered with the perfect after-sun spray! ⌓

DIY: After-Sun Spray ☀️
What You Need:

● 8 oz glass spray bottle
● 15 drops Lavender
● 15 drops Peppermint
● 1⁄2 cup Witch Hazel
● 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera gel
● 2 Tbsp fractionated Coconut Oil

Directions: Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle, shake it up & spritz onto overheated or over-exposed skin. For extra relief, leave the bottle in the refrigerator for an added cooling effect!

Summer Safety Tips

⌓ While there are some essential oils you will want to keep with you all summer long, there are some that you need to use with caution. They are called photosensitive oils. Compounds in these oils greatly increase UV sensitivity. They’re most commonly found in citrus oils. The good news is
that Young Living labels all of its oils and blends that cause photosensitivity. The best way to keep your skin safe is to avoid applying these oils before sun exposure. Instead, apply them at night time or cover the application area before going out in the sun.

Here is a quick reference list of photosensitive oils: Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, Citrus Fresh, Gentle Baby, and Joy!

And while you want to avoid application of these oils before sun exposure, you can diffuse them in your home all day long!

Below is a Summer Diffuser Blend that is sure to brighten up your day! ⌓

Diffuser Blend:
Squeeze the Day 🍊
● 2💧Jade Lemon
● 2💧Myrrh
● 2💧Citrus Fresh
● 2💧Tangerine
● 3💧Cedarwood

The Perfect Summer Sidekick

⌓ There are lots of Summer essential oils that I love, but there is one that makes my “can’t live without it” list. With its bright, lemony scent, this oil doesn’t just smell great but it’s also effective in repelling pesky insects! I’m talking, of course, about Citronella. This oil is steam-distilled from the Citronella plant and contains geraniol, which is a property that helps to fend of bugs. Whether you are wearing it topically or using it to make great DIY candles, outdoor sprays, or repellent sprays this should be your summer go-to oil! ⌓

DIY: Repellent Spray 🚫
What You Need

● 2 oz distilled water
● 1.5 oz Witch Hazel
● 30 drops Citronella
● 25 drops Peppermint
● 15 drops Tea Tree

Directions: Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle, shake it up & spritz the mix onto your
body before heading into the great outdoors! ⛰
Diffuser Hack: Bugs hate any type of citrus oils – set up a diffuser outside to keep the bugs
Bug Repellent Blend:
● 4💧Citronella
● 4💧Lemon

Love Your Summer Locks!

⌓ Let’s talk about summer hair! If you are like me, your hair is in a ponytail most of the summer. Let’s be honest, no one wants to battle the heat and humidity! But between hair ties and sun damage, your hair can become dry and brittle during this season. So let me tell you why Cedarwood & Rosemary need to be part of your Summer Essential Oils list! Cedarwood helps maintain the appearance of healthy-looking hair while Rosemary boosts shine and helps control frizz. With this DIY Mermaid Hair Spray, you can nourish your hair without any harsh chemicals & give your hair a break from the hair tie! ⌓

DIY: Mermaid Hair Spray
What You Need:

● 8 oz glass spray bottle
● 2 cups distilled water
● 1.5 oz Witch Hazel
● 15 drops Lavender
● 15 drops Rosemary
● 15 drops Cedarwood

Directions: Spray directly onto hair after your shower or when it is damp. Use your hands to scrunch hair, giving it that beachy, wavy look! Bonus: your hair doubles as a natural diffuser so you will smell like a mermaid all day, too!

Stay Hydrated!

⌓ We all know that the sun can deplete us of necessary energy and water, which is why it is essential for us to be intentional about staying hydrated throughout the summer. Make it a habit by using an app or setting reminders on your phone. Keep water handy by picking up a cute
container that makes it easy to grab & go. And, don’t hesitate to mix it up! Try adding a few drops of your favorite Vitality Oils like Lemon or Citrus Fresh! If you haven’t tried YL’s Vitality drops, let me tell you why it needs to be on your Summer Essentials list. Just one squeeze into 8 oz of water will provide you with an all-natural pick-me-up made from a naturally-sourced caffeine blend of Brazilian Guarana Seed Extract and Green Tea. It’s an easy and refreshing way to stay hydrated with bright and citrus flavors. The best part is that it is free from artificial colors, sweeteners, and flavors! You can also try out this delicious mocktail! ✨ ⌓

DIY: Cucumber Lemon Cooler
What You Need:
● 1⁄2 cucumber, sliced
● 2-3 drops Lemon Vitality
● 1 lemon, juiced
● 1 Tbsp honey
● 4 oz sparkling water
Directions: Mix ingredients together & pour over ice for a refreshing mocktail! 🍹

Diffuser Blend:
Summer Sunrise:

● 3💧 Grapefruit
● 4💧 Tangerine
● 2💧 Lavender

Thank you so much for joining me as we took a dive into Summer Essential Oils! I hope that you leave feeling more empowered to be the gatekeeper of your home this summer with toxin-free alternatives to your summer essentials. I loved spending this time with you and hope that I can continue to provide support, advice, and alternatives for you on your journey! ☀️

How to grab these oils :
⌓ Go to
⌓ Under Essential Oils, search in the bar for Mineral Sunscreen, Vitality Drips, Lavender, Peppermint, Citronella, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Lemon Vitality.
⌓ Add each oil to your cart
⌓ Follow the rest of the steps for checkout!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are feeling stuck! I am here to help! ✨

If you would like more information on Essential Oils and how they can be used, please feel free to contact me.

Peace, Love, & Hugs

Julia McCabe, RN

Herald, Ca


Over 10 years ago, my life was drastically changed when I started taking control of my own health and using natural options. Our bodies are amazing machines and we are able to function in amazing ways if we are in tune to our own bodies.

If you would like to know more about natural health and how essential oils can help you, please feel free to reach out to me.

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The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

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Published by Julia

Nurse, Fire Wife, YLEO Silver, Holistic Health Lover, Dog and Cat Mom, Alpaca, Chicken, and Goat Farmer!

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