Summer Survival Kit - Six must-haves for enjoying the holidays

The holidays are almost upon us. This time is precious, and the last thing you want is to have your break ruined by the irritation, inconvenience or pain of bites, scrapes, scratches and sunburn. 

Here are our top six powerful botanical remedies that will keep you and your family protected this summer:
1: Certified Organic Bug Repellent Essential Oil Blend and Certified Organic Bug Repellent Spray

The Dalai Lama once said, “If you don’t think small things can make a difference, spend the night with a mosquito”. He wasn’t wrong!  We have just the thing to keep biting insects like mosquitoes and sandflies at bay. Pure, powerful and family-safe, our clinician-formulated Bug Repellent certified organic essential oil blend is an all-natural solution to keep on hand. It can be added to sunscreen, moisturisers or body lotions as required. Alternatively, 10-15 drops in a ceramic aroma diffuser will create an instant insect-free zone.

We also have the ready-to-wear Bug Repellent Spray that can be spritzed straight onto the skin and over clothes as an effective bug shield. It’s safe for every family member of the family, from babies to older adults. It smells delicious to humans, but bugs will find it absolutely disgusting!

2. Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel

We all know we need to be mindful of sun exposure and that sunscreen is a must, but long days at the beach can make it challenging to avoid sun burn altogether. If you get burnt, we recommend using our cooling and soothing certified organic Aloe Vera Gel, the perfect after-sun treatment. It offers instant hydration and cooling relief while providing what the skin needs to minimise damage and support the repair process. Slather it on until the heat subsides. Apply at least 3-6 times to ensure saturation. Top tip: keep your certified organic Aloe Vera Gel in the fridge for extra cooling comfort.

3. Certified Organic Jojoba Oil: Golden

Our certified organic Jojoba Oil: Golden is perfect for providing extra skin protection when applied under sunscreen. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax and forms a protective seal that stops the skin from becoming dehydrated (preventing wrinkles) and offers a barrier between your body and whatever sunscreen you’re using (high SPF sunscreens are often full of toxins and chemicals; nasty compounds you don’t want to absorb through your skin).

4. Certified Organic Lavender True

A fantastic family-friendly, certified organic essential oil that stands alone as a home emergency kit staple due to its many applications.
Wipe 5 drops over broken skin, bruises or bites to disinfect, aid healing and ease pain. You can also use it to soothe an upset tummy, support relaxing sleep or as a rescue response when feeling overwhelmed.

5. Certified Organic Tea Tree Oil

This excellent certified organic essential oil is your go-to healer, cleanser and purifier with potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Wipe 5 drops over cuts and abrasions to disinfect. Try following it with a generous layer of our Aloe Vera Gel to aid healing. Certified organic Tea Tree oil can also be used to support healthy respiration and to ease congestion.

6. Certified Organic Peppermint Oil

A stimulating and refreshing certified organic essential oil that offers comfort to sprains, strains and sore backs. Massage 5 drops into the affected area (avoid broken skin). It’s also great for easing headaches and nausea: apply 1 drop on the tongue when in a boat or car. Or rub 1-2 drops to the temples (away from eyes) if you’re feeling hungover or tired.

To make things extra convenient, we’ve bundled our certified organic Lavender True, Tea Tree and Peppermint must-have certified organic essential oils into one lovely, lightweight and sustainable Lokta paper box - which is easy to pack, and saves you around $20 off the price of purchasing the oils individually:

Certified Organic First Aid Essentials – Stay prepared using nature’s finest certified organic healing trio. Cuts, burns, bites, pimples, headaches, congestion, growing aches, backache, sleeplessness, and nausea are all things that can be lovingly and gently managed with these three oils.

Stay safe, healthy, happy and enjoy your summer break!