The un-sexy side to Summer - bug bites, ingrowing hairs & more

Updated: Aug 28

The sun is hot, the nights are late & oh.... so unsightly ingrowing hairs!

It's the downside to Summer months & lets face it we all have Summer issues whether its sunburn, hair issues or you've been eaten alive by mosquitos but fear not we're here to help aid your woes with some natural love with our DIY hacks for Summer survival.





Bug Bites


Suffering from wildly itchy bites? Its a hazard of enjoying those early evening drinks whilst watching the sun go down but how to deter & remedy itchy bug bites?


Get Your Wash on

Mosquitos are said to have a keen sense of smell, in fact it's said it's the main reason they are drawn to us in the first place, however there are certain smells they dislike more.

Lemongrass, peppermint & lavender are all meant to be good at keeping them at bay - planting them around the garden may be a good idea but even better... wash with them!

We don't scrimp on the good stuff which is what makes our soaps so popular & they are packed with the essential oils above - check them out here


Oat Bath

Already been bitten & that itch just seems to get worse? Then an oat bath may be just for you.


What you need:

1 Cup Oatmeal (phenol in oats reduces inflammation and irritation)

Water

Old sock or tights / cotton bag


Instructions:

Fill an old stocking or sock with plain oatmeal then place it around your tap as you would if you’re filling up a water balloon or directly under the water flow. Then soak in the bath for 10-20 minutes with the oatmeal pouch to help relieve the gnarly itching.




In-growing Hairs


If your thing is clean cut bikini lines & waxing for your Summer ready body it can sometimes come with the painful result of in-grown hairs. Ouch, you know the feeling! Here’s how to safely treat them using natural essential oils.


What you need: Tea Tree essential oil (anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial and antiseptic components) Warm water


Instructions: Soak a wash cloth in warm water with 15-20 drops of tea tree oil. Use the washcloth to exfoliate and treat the affected area.




Sun Burn


Unintentionally burnt your skin? We’re here for you. Aloe vera works wonders, simply cut an arm off the plant & smooth over the juices... but did you know the starch in a potato can help take the sting out too? simply chop & rub over the burn.


Don't fancy either of the above though? Then repair and heal post-sun irritations with this natural skin oat mask


What you need: 1/2 cup Oatmeal (a natural skin healer and acts as a gentle and mild exfoliator) 3 tablespoons Honey (binds moisture into the skin and is full of antioxidants)

Plain Natural Yogurt (contains enzymes and lactic acid to hydrate and soothe)


Instructions: Grind the oats in a food processor so they resemble a fine powder. Add 1/4 cup of yogurt & a few tablespoons of honey. Combine & apply & leave for 20mins & wash off.




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