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A lovely, fun way to stay energized and healthy is by using herbal mist formulas to refresh the body and mind.

These herbal mist recipes are easy to make with a few essential oils and some pure water, and can be a saving grace for all of us with busy, active lifestyles.

Be sure to get your essential oils from a good source such as Starwest Botanicals. Look on the label for 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade oils.

Peppermint Eucalyptus Cooler

• 4oz Mister Bottle
• 30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• Pure Spring Water

Spray this herbal mist on your face and body for a cooling effect, along with the aromatherapy benefits. Peppermint is good for headaches and to refresh and enliven the mind, while eucalyptus is cooling, soothing, and can help with respiratory congestion, coughs, and sinus pressure.

Lavender After Sun Soother

• 4oz Mister Bottle
• 40 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• Pure Spring Water

Lavender is not only nice smelling, but can help to heal and soothe the skin if you’ve gotten too much sun. This herbal mist is also helpful for itching, rashes, and other inflamed skin conditions, as well as relieving stress and headaches.

Wintergreen Pain Relief Mist

• 4oz Mister Bottle
• 15 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
• 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• Pure Spring Water

Wintergreen and peppermint combine to help soothe pain, and can be sprayed directly on closed skin injuries such as sprains, strains, and bruises. The active ingredient in wintergreen oil is salicylic acid, what scientists use to synthesize aspirin. Wintergreen and peppermint are also very cooling, it would make a great herbal mist to take with you on a hike or out running in case you need to cool down and soothe a pulled muscle or other minor injury.

Headache Relieving Mist

• 4oz Mister Bottle
• 30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
• Pure Spring Water

Along with the other benefits already mentioned, the combination of lavender and peppermint are great to stop a headache before it can get going, even a migraine.

Added to the combination is rosemary, which helps to relax circulation making it great for tension headaches and migraines as well. Rosemary also helps to stimulate memory and clear the mind. This herbal mist blend is stimulating to the mind, while soothing to the emotions and body, making it a good study aid and helpful at work to remain focused.

Once you get started with aromatherapy and find the many benefits of essential oils, you might start using them in many applications. Just remember, you have to dilute essential oils for safety, this means in water or in a carrier oil if applying directly to the skin.

Also, be aware that some essential oils are photoreactive, and should not be used if you are going out in the sun. All of the herbal mist recipes in this article are safe and beneficial to use in the sun or after.

Aromatherapy with essential oils is a great way to balance body and mind, and in the summer, the use of cooling, refreshing herbal mist formulas can be a life saver. I love to carry at least one mist with me for when I need a lift or a little cool comfort.

My favorite mister bottles to use are amber or cobalt glass, although you can find mist bottles in plastic, as well, if you’re worried about it breaking in your purse or car.

Get your herbs and oils at a place you can trust!

Starwest Botanicals not only utilizes their own milling and packaging operations for all organic herbs and bulk spices, they also conduct quality control testing on each and every product in their own laboratory.

With attention like that, you can be sure you will receive only the highest-quality organic herbs, dried herbs, organic spices, therapeutic essential oils and all natural products when you place an order with Starwest Botanicals.

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Dee is an Adv. Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Adv. Color/Crystal Therapist, Herbalist, Dr. of Reflexology and single mom who is dedicated to helping others any way she can.

One way she chooses to help is by offering information on the benefits and uses of natural health and healing methods for the well-being of both people and pets.