Essential Oils are Summer Essentials

Essential Oils are Summer Essentials
On May 15, 2018 by Susan Griffin-Black in RETURN TO THE ESSENTIALS

The Best Essential Oils for Summer: Adding Aromatherapy to Your Summer Essentials

 

I’ve covered some ingredients that are wonderful for moisturizing your skin. What’s good for your mind, body, and spirit? Essential oils can help you breeze your way through the season with some summer DIY ideas.

 

Got a sunburn? Classic Aloe Vera is still your best friend. Make your own sunburn relief gel using Aloe Vera gel, Vegetable Glycerin (not necessary but extra moisturizing), and the essential oils of Lavender and a little, teeny bit of Peppermint. Lavender has been used for centuries to soothe skin irritation and Peppermint is extra cooling. For 8 oz of Aloe Vera, add 12 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Peppermint. Soothed and smoothed. 🙂

 

Something bugging you? Bugs don’t like Eucalyptus or Lavender. Bring your Everyone Aromatherapy Diffuser outside with you and diffuse about 6 drops + water while you relax in this beautiful weather. DIY your own bug repellent spray by combining any of these oils (or all of them) with some Witch Hazel (or distilled water) and Vegetable Glycerin in a spray bottle. For a 12 oz spray bottle, use about 15 drops of each essential oil (or 30 to 40 drops of one single note). You’ll smell great while telling those bugs to bug off. Great for hiking, a day at the beach, camping, and BBQs. Make a few bottles and share the love!

 

Summer colds are an unfortunate possibility during these warm months. If you wake up feeling stuffed up, break up those summer sniffles with some Eucalyptus essential oil. Diffuse some throughout your home or DIY a steam treatment to break up that congestion. Add about 6 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water. Sit comfortably over the bowl with a towel draped over your head. Breathe slowly and deeply. Eucalyptus is great for clearing the air and getting you back out there for more summer fun.

 

Looking for even more summer DIYs?

Get your skin ready for its sunny debut (don’t forget the SPF!) with our recipe for a natural body scrub.

Summer adventures can leave your hair thirsty and tangled. Check out this recipe for a DIY leave-in conditioner and detangler.

 

Here’s to a happy summer!
XO, Susan

  • Al

    Any recommendations on how much vegetable glycerin to use in these recipes?

    • Hi Al! We’d recommend 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. Thanks for asking!