Living Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 19

PEPPERMINT SOAP | Made Easy You Will Need To Make • 10–15 drops Peppermint or Spearmint essential oil 1. Spritz mold(s) with rubbing alcohol. • ½ –1 pound Melt-&-Pour soap base of choice 2. Cut the soap base into 1-inch cubes and place in bowl. • Soap molds of choice  icrowave soap base for 30 3. M second increments until it is thoroughly melted. • Rubbing alcohol • Microwave safe bowl 4. Mix in essential oil. 5. Pour melted soap base into soap mold.  llow to cool completely before 6. A removing soap from mold. ions that come from “Every shower you get to experience the cooling sensat with our infamous humidity.” n Housto in Peppermint essential oil. This is a must have –Robin Crawford, Texas SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS You Will Need • 8 drops Lemon • 8 drops Geranium To Make Add essential oils to the spray bottle and fill with water. “I spray it on my hair before spending time outside in the sun, and I get fabulous highlights in my hair. Lemon for highlights, Geranium for conditioning.” –Shannen Dubose, Nevada • 2 oz. spray bottle er day. a hot summ AFTER SUN COOLING SPRAY | Soothes the skin on You Will Need • ½ cup witch hazel • 2 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil • 4 oz. spray bottle To Make 1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.  our into spray bottle, shake well, and apply to skin. 2. P  e sure to avoid spraying around the Note: B eyes. Re-apply as often as needed. –Liz Potter, South Carolina Cooling Tip NOT YOUR KITTY’S LITTERBOX ass, Eucalyptus, or any Spray your sandbox with some Lemongr child’s play area. citrus essential to keep cats out of your One of the thin gs I like to do is wet a clean was cloth, and add a h couple drops of Peppermint or Spearmint and Wild Orange, fo ld the cloth in half, and then ro ll it up and pop it in the freezer. They are great to pull out on ho t, ho t days. As it thaws out, rub it on your neck w hi le outdoors, at the lake, or in the pool. –Malia Mullins , Utah / 19