#TuesdayTips <<< Summer Survival >>> Fishing. Hiking. Lakes. Trails. All the outside fun and because chiggers + mosquitoes these two products have become a bathroom staple in our bathroom the past week.
I'm just finishing my first (and hopefully only) round of interactions with chiggers (upwards of 50 bites) along with this little dude (around 15 bites)! #fishingfun
There's some toxic ick that CVS sells behind the counter that has active ingredients of
>>> camphor (hello ravintsara oil!)
>>> menthol (hello peppermint oil!)
>>> phenol (Examples of oils containing Phenols – Wintergreen, Clove, Basil, Fennel, Oregano, Thyme, Mountain Savory, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Calamus, Cinnamon Bark, Citronella, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Ylang Ylang. These all contain greater than 8% phenol)! And it had eucalyptus oil in it 🏼 PLUSSSS... all the toxic phthalates! 🤦🏻♀️ just google "health risks phthalates" #reproductivesystem #carcinogenic ... Thanks to YL + being on ER I've already got the good stuff without all the bad stuff! 🏼 Insert roller bottle! When the burning was insatiable straight Peppermint or Panaway to the rescue. The menthol was on point. Ice was a great tool too.
Insert Epsom salt baths. The days after taking a 20 minute lavender Epsom salt bath weren't nearly as the days after no bath.
So lessons learned + #TuesdayTips
1. Stock your arsenal on Essential Rewards.
2. Buy YL's deet-free Insect Repellent (and use it)
3. And when nature overtakes you, have a stocked arsenal ready to go with those Epsom salts. ---//--- What's in your summer survival arsenal? - 5 hours ago