Summer Solstice DIY Summer Body Perfume Splash 2016.

 

Summer Solstice Summer Body Perfume Splash Recipe 2016!

This time of year…man, is my favorite. Living in southern Georgia can be VERY hot…but once you’ve lived here for a while…it just becomes a part of you. The heat…the sun…summer nights…fans…bugs…and the water life. It just is. I wouldn’t have it any other way…

 

For this summer I’ve decided to create a Summer Body Perfume Splash recipe that is based around Valerie Ann Worwood’s basic base splash recipe from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. Her basic base recipe is as follow:

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of High Proof Vodka
  • 4 ounces of White Wine or Cider Vinegar
  • 2 cups of Spring Water
  • 27-31 drops of your desired essential oils

Directions Verbatim:

“First blend the essential oils together. Add them to the vodka and shake well for as long as you can. Leave them all to settle, then add the vinegar. Pour the whole mixture into 2 cups of spring water and again, shake well. Finally, pass the liquid through a paper coffee filter. The longer you leave the essential oils in the vodka and vinegar mix before adding the water, the stronger the scent will be.”

Which finally brings me to my personal blend for you! Combined with the above I decided to use the following essential oils for the Summer Body Splash 2016 blend:

  • Grapefruit for joyfulness. 5 drops.
  • Lemongrass for the inspiring soul. 5 drops.
  • Sweet Orange for a brightening smile. 5 drops.
  • Lemon for renewing this Summer Solstice. 5 drops.
  • Patchouli for sensuality and a summer of love. 5 drops.

Blend like above and spray on like perfume!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

HAPPY SUMMER!

Aquarius New Moon Giveaway!

Good morning! Still a new moon for setting an intention! You have until the full moon to enter to win! I’ll do updates for the moon…so don’t stress if you can’t comment before the next moon phase! I’ll give some more prompts for intention setting leading up until the full moon! L&M Kels

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Happy Aquarius New Moon!!!

Well, I’ve never done this sort of thing…so we will see how well this goes! The entry to win the prizes are SIMPLE! You have to do THREE THINGS:

  1. Be A follower on my site by e-mail or through wordpress.
  2. E-mail me your name to: thewaldenmoon@gmail.com to say HEY!
  3. POST a NEW MOON INTENTION in the comments to this post. (I’ll post mine to get things started!)

SIMPLE. No biggy. And you basically enter a chance to win one of the three prizes (winners selected at random). And if you get a FRIEND to follow you can enter again in the drawing. The more friends you invite the more entries you can submit.

THE PRIZES:

  • A cool little weekly planner booklet to map out your weeks.
  • Some Forget-Me-Not flower seeds. (not edible).
  • An organic herbal starter seed bundle with basil, oregano, parsley, and dill seeds.
  • A…

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Aquarius New Moon Giveaway!

 

 


  



Happy Aquarius New Moon!!!

Well, I’ve never done this sort of thing…so we will see how well this goes! The entry to win the prizes are SIMPLE! You have to do THREE THINGS:

  1. Be A follower on my site by e-mail or through wordpress.
  2. E-mail me your name to:  thewaldenmoon@gmail.com to say HEY!
  3. POST a NEW MOON INTENTION in the comments to this post. (I’ll post mine to get things started!)

SIMPLE. No biggy. And you basically enter a chance to win one of the three prizes (winners selected at random). And if you get a FRIEND to follow you can enter again in the drawing. The more friends you invite the more entries you can submit.

THE PRIZES:

  • A cool little weekly planner booklet to map out your weeks.
  • Some Forget-Me-Not flower seeds. (not edible).
  • An organic herbal starter seed bundle with basil, oregano, parsley, and dill seeds.
  • A Tea Time Herbal Mix starter seed bundle with lavender, German chamomile, and sweet marjoram.

I’m super excited about it…and the prizes! Plus, you benefit from setting a New Moon intention for yourself to cultivate a lifestyle you want! How cool is getting a little planner and some herbal and flower seeds? You can even use the planner as your gardening journal! It has all kinds of sticky notes and a little accordion envelope to hold things! It’s pretty nifty! AND the herb and flower seeds!! YESSSS! The Forget-Me-Nots are not edible but I included them because they are my favorite flower!

THE WINNERS will be announced at the FULL MOON on February 22nd, 2016. So ENTER TO WIN by doing steps 1. 2. and 3. And ENTER again by getting your friends to follow my blog. (Yes…I know…no shame here! I’ve got good things to say and share on this site)!!!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. I bought the stuff myself and just felt like doing something fun. I curated it and I’m not profiting from this at all. I just want your friendship and to share the goodness of life! I hope I’m not like the girl trying to make fetch happen! HAHA. 🙂

P.S.S. My next post will give you some Aquarius New Moon intention setting prompts!!! Click to view!

 

Summer Solstice 2015 Herbs & Essential Oil DIY Project from The Walden Moon | Lifestyle by Kelly Walden

For this Summer Solstice 2015 I’ve got three Herbs and Essential Oil recipes for you!!! Please on your own time review the warning and caution signs on the essential oils before using!

The Summer Solstice is a time when the days become long and the nights become short. It is also a time when we spend most of our days outside. And that means…bugs and sun. For this summer solstice 2015 DIY project I will be showing you how to make:

  • Bug Spray
  • Bug Itch Spray
  • Anti-aging Serum

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Recipe for Lemon Balm Bug Spray source

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • Handful of fresh Lemon Balm
  • Handful of fresh Mint (I used spearmint)
  • Handful of basil
  • Handful of catnip
  • Witch Hazel (one bottle)
  • 1-2 drops of Basil Essential oil
  • 1-2 drops of Citronella Essential Oil (I used citronella java)
  • 1-2 drops of Lemongrass or Lemon Eucalyptus Essential oil (I used both)
  • Distilled Water
  • Dark glass Spray bottle (I used a four oz glass bottle)

Directions:

Place the fresh herbs into a glass jar with a bottle of witch hazel and place in a dark and dry place in your house. Let the witch hazel extract the fresh herbs for one to two weeks.

Once you have let the fresh herbs extract in the witch hazel for a week or two…you are now ready to make the Lemon Balm Bug Spray. To a four oz bottle fill it up half way with the witch hazel herb base, fill the second half with the distilled water and then add your drops of essential oils. Shake and spray.

Fresh Herb Leaves from left to right: Basil, Catnip, Lemon Balm, and Spearmint.   

Witch Hazel extracting the fresh herbs.

Essential oils used for this Lemon Balm Bug Spray.

Overall this really did keep the mosquitos away!! I’m not sure if it keeps gnats away…will have to use it again to be sure! One thing I do recommend though…if you are camping…try really hard to keep the bugs out of the tent (even spiders)…because while you are sleeping you can’t reapply in your sleep to keep from being bitten.

Another thing I’m going to try in the future is vanilla and water…something my Grandma came up with…I’ll let you know the recipe and if it works!

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Recipe for Bug Itch Spray for Sandflies and Mosquitos

source The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • 10 drops of Lavender
  • 10 drops of Eucalyptus
  • 10 drops of Thyme (I used Red Thyme)
  • 1 oz dark glass spray bottle

Directions:

Add your drops of essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, and thyme) into the glass spray bottle. Fill up the rest of the bottle with the sweet almond oil. Shake and spray on bites.

Ingredients and supplies for Bug Itch Spray.

This really works well for sandfly and mosquito bites…My sister tried it on some ant bites and it didn’t work as well.  <—-update she reported back and said that about an hour later after she put it on she forgot the ant bites were there…so I guess it’s not so much for instant relief…but it does work!

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Recipe for Anti-Aging Serum source

Ingredients and Supplies:

(modified for a two oz bottle)

  • Sweet Almond Oil (or jojoba oil)
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 4 drops Rose essential oil (I used Rose Absolute in jojoba oil)
  • 4 drops Helichrysum essential oil (I used Helichrysum in jojoba oil)
  • 4 drops Sandalwood oil (I used Sandalwood in jojoba oil)
  • 4 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 2 oz dark glass bottle

Directions:

Add all the essential oils into the dark glass bottle and fill up the rest of the bottle with the sweet almond (or jojoba oil). Shake before each use.

Ingredients and supplies for the Anti-Aging Serum.

Overall time will tell if it really works…. 🙂 I will say though, the Geranium does not smell good! hahaha. But it feels good when you apply the serum to your face! It’s moisturizing.

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For the sake of not making this post too long…I’ll end it here but will come back later with the benefits of the essential oils used in these recipes.

Until then…have a pretty Summer Solstice!

Love,

Kelly