FOUNDATION – first and foremost, daily Ningxia Red is the core of our wellness routine no matter what season it is. This high antioxidant supplements boasts amazing health benefits for all systems of your body! A quick trip to google and searching “antioxidant sun protection” can show you the positive effects of making sure you have adequate antioxidant intake daily specifically in the summer!!
My family’s favorite way of using Ningxia Red is in what we call the “Red Drink”. It ends up tasting like a refreshing fruit punch, without all the junk. The kids love it, which makes it easy to keep their hydration needs met with the outdoor activities!
In a 30 ounce (or similar sized container) add the following:
2 ounces Ningxia Red
1tsp Sulfurzyme Powder
1 drop Lime Vitality Essential Oil
1 drop Lime Vitality Essential Oil
26 ounces of good water
Shake to combine & enjoy!
*If Sulfurzyme Powder is out of stock, I add a 1/2 scoop of amino wise instead. If I want to make sure I get the Sulfurzyme supplement in, I break open the capsules and add those to the drink.
HYDRATION – Getting 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily can be a struggle. Now, add in being in the sun and you have to increase that. Using Young LIving’s Vitality line of essential oils makes it easy and easy to up your water intake! I love adding a drop of Citrus Fresh Vitality to my water glass. Other great Vitality options include: Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Lavender (try this one with Lemonade!), spearmint, cinnamon bark & Thieves!
SKIN NOURISHING – The first step of healthy skin for the summer is to take care of it before it gets sun-soaked! Hydration will help from the inside, but topically it is important to nourish your skin daily! Young Living has a variety of body lotions including Lavender, Genesis, & Sensation. These are light, non-greasy and nourishing for every body. The KidScents & Seedlings lines even have body lotions for our littles!
SUN PROTECTION – When we know better, we can do better. When I started diving into the ingredients in sunscreen and the side effects, I knew there had to be a better option. I used to make my own and then Young Living came out with Mineral Sunscreen. In both 10 SPF and 50 SPF, our Florida, sun-loving family is covered! I love that is is reef safe, dermatologist tested, recommended as an effective broad-spectrum sunscreen, non-greasy, fast absorbing and made with non-nano zinc oxide.
BUG PROTECTION – I have always hated the idea of spraying or wiping on insect repellent on my kids, and myself. When I was pregnant with B, our youngest, we would see the truck driving down our street to spray for mosquitos. A quick search on google will tell you all of the potential side effects and we even considered relocating for the time period! I continued to investigate our options for protection that was more natural. Like the sunscreen, I made my own recipes for a time, and then Young Living released their Insect Repellent! This Sesame Oil-based natural repellent is perfect for my family to enjoy those Florida-days and nights. Unlike those sprays that get everything except the body, I put a small amount of the Insect Repellent in my hand and rub directly on my skin and family’s skin. A little goes a long way and provides the protection my family needs. Now, also available in convenient wipes! Bye, bye bugs!!
AFTER SUN – After a long day in the Florida sun, sometimes we see spots we missed with our sunscreen, or we just want to nourish our dry skin! The Lavaderm After-Sun Spray is incredible for this. I love to spray on all areas and watch my skin soak it up! It leaves my skin soft and smooth, not sticky like some other products I used to use for the same reason. It’s also great for those burns from grilling burgers, or soothing insect bites!
TRAVEL – The Bon Voyage Travel Pack has made our life in the summer so much easier. No matter what we decide to do, the travel pack puts convenience-sized containers of shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, light moisturizer, lotion, mouthwash, toothpaste, hand purifier, floss and even a toothbrush! This means that I don’t have to worry about finding travel appropriate containers, or knowing what is that goo in a container! I have to put this under summer wellness because this pack gives me confidence that I always have clean products for my family, no matter where we go!
Enjoy your travels this summer, and all year long!
Jill “On Call” Sager
Jill “On Call” Sager is a Crown Diamond leader with Young Living, wife, and mother of 2 boys and a sweet four-legged furry one. Before Young Living, she was an orthopaedic surgery PA. She currently resides with her family in central Florida and focuses on educating and empowering people to make the best decisions for their family. Connect with Jill on instagram @jilloncall
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