Plant Therapy was started and is currently local in Twin Falls, Idaho. Some Idahoans would argue that we have more than four seasons. We are lucky or unlucky enough to have twelve! We are currently in what we tenderly call Mud Season. Right after the Spring of Deception and Third Winter. With true spring finally on the horizon, we at Plant Therapy cannot wait to get outside and do things again! With festivals, fairs, and celebrations coming up, here are three of our favorite outdoor activity DIYs to help you safely enjoy all the warmer weather has to offer!
It’s finally time to pull out those shorts from last year! Unfortunately with the warmer seasons come chafing. The bane of any cute outfit! This wonderful balm can help prevent chafing and nourish any irritated skin. If the chafing is causing discomfort, add up to 90 drops of Lavender or Frankincense Carterii.
3 Ingredient Natural Chafing Cream
What you’ll need:
- ¼ cup Shea Butter
- ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch or Arrow Root Powder
Simply combine all the ingredients with a mixer until paste forms and store in an airtight container. Apply directly to your skin wherever the friction is occurring. This balm will last about 6 months.
Essential oils are a wonderful way to boost your immune system. However, it’s not always convenient to diffuse your oils when around others. Adding oils to unscented lotion is one of the easiest ways to enjoy oils without affecting anyone around you! You can replace the oils above with 18 drops of our wonderful blends Germ Fighter or Germ Destroyer.
Easy Immune Lotion
What you’ll need:
- 1 oz Unscented Aloe and Shea Lotion
- 6 drops Virginian Cedarwood
- 6 drops Balsam Fir
- 6 drops Sweet Orange
Combine oils and lotion in a bowl and store in an airtight container. This lotion will last about one to two years.
With the weather warming up most of us find ourselves spending more and more time outdoors. Unfortunately, this also means sunburns will begin striking! While we can’t prevent sunburns, this balm is wonderful to make and keep on hand for emergencies.
Soothing Sun Balm
What you’ll need:
- 6 drops Lavender
- 6 drops Sweet Orange
- 3 drops Neroli
- 1 oz Shea Butter
- 1 oz Beeswax Pellets
- 1/2 oz Jojoba Carrier Oil
- 1/2 oz Avocado Carrier Oil
- Tin or Glass container
What you will do:
Melt the Beeswax and Shea Butter in a double boiler. Once melted, take off the heat, add the carrier oils and essential oils and combine. Before the mixture cools, pour into glass jars and loosely cover until room temperature. This recipe makes approximately 2 oz.
79 thoughts on “Festivals, Fairs, and Outdoor Fun”
Is the sun balm kid safe? At what age would you recommend using it on children? Thanks!
This is Kidsafe. I would recommend waiting until 3 or 4 years of age just so they don’t stick their hands in their eye or mouth.
Want to try the sun balm recipe!
Gotta try the chaffing cream
Ooo I can’t wait to make these!
Love the powder recipe. I wonder if you can use different fragrance oil’s?
You probably could but you would want very soft oils like a Lavender or Rose oil. Most likely you will be sore already and you don’t want to add to strong of oils on the chaffed spot.
I love recipes that are for the immune system. And the shelf life is a plus! I always wonder how long such homemade things last.
Great info! Especially for Newbies!
Love these tips. Will definitely come in handy
Excited to try these recipes!
So excited to try these DIYS!
Thank you! Great ideas!
Such great helpful advice
In love with that immune lotion idea! Genius using favorite pre-made lotions. And yaaaay for those EOs!
Love these recipes, thanks for sharing them!
This was a very interesting read, with lots of useful information and ideas to try. Thank you!
Thanks for the recipes. They sound soothing.
Love the oils
Love DYI recipes with oils
So looking forward to trying these!
Definitely need to try the sun balm!
Thank you for the recipes.
These are such helpful diy’s!
Love the chafing recipe!
love the sun balm!
Some of the simplest DYI I’ve seen. I make a lot!
Can’t wait to try the sun balm cream! Thank you.
My daughter is a lifeguard and we have been looking for a solution to her chafing! We can’t wait to try the 3 ingredient natural chafing cream recipe!
Can’t wait to make & try these recipes. Must smell yummy
Thanks for the recipes! Can’t wait to try them.
Perfect timing with the sunburn treatment!
I will be saving all of these recipes! Thank you!
Very helpful. The recipe for getting rid of chafing is great!
good stuff! thanks!!
I love the recipes
I had covid in December 2021, so I have been looking for immune support. Thank you for the recipe.
Can’t wait to try the immune lotion. Sounds amazing.
I love these recipe ideas. They sound very soothing.
Sounds good !will try recipe
Love The Soothing Sun Balm Recipe!! Cannot wait to try
Such great ideas, thank you! I can’t wait to try these all out!
Thanks for the recipes! These will come in handy this summer.
Love the recipe for sunburn! Definitely making this for my kiddos!
Nice. Will def try these!
Thank you for the recipes! I really appreciate the shelf life information. I think I am getting rid of my day’s too often.
This article is very informative.
Thank you for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Love the recipes!! Can’t wait to try them!!
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing!
Love the recipes, so helpful!
Lovely fresh summer recipes
You continue to amaze me at all the creative ways to use EO’s. Thanks for continually educating me to all the possibilities so I can lead a healthier and more vibrant life. (I didn’t know chaffing was an issue in the summer time — always learning!)
Will try it
Thanks I needed that sun balm recipe!
Great recipes. Going to try the chafing balm. Thank you
Wow! I love all these recipes!!! Definitely plan to make all 3! I wish PT would include a link to printable versions in these articles to easily keep these amazing recipes!
Such great content, as usual!
Love these recipes! Excited to get started
Love the recipes. Great ideas.
Your products are amazing so I will follow some of these recipes glad to be on board from the UK
Love all this!
Wow!!!Great ideas.I will definitely try the sun balm. Here in Cali we need it
Thanks. I’m new to this. It’s helpful
Great article! The immune lotion sounds wonderful and I currently have all of the ingredients to make this DIY. Have an amazing summer!
These will definitely come handy this summer. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely need to try the after sun balm!
I would like to give this a try
Gonna have to try a couple of the recipes they sound very comforting.
I like these recipes
How long do these recipes last in storage?
6 months (chafing), 1-2 years (lotion), and 3-4 months (sun balm)
Love the recipes
Thanks for the recipes. It looks like I have everything needed to put together a sun balm.