Essential Oils for Summer: Recipes and Tips

Essential Oils for Summer: Recipes and Tips

Let Essential Oils Help You Cool Down This Summer – Here Are Tips and Recipes!

 

Essential oils for summer should be handy, especially during these hot and humid days. Remember, you can easily overheat yourself during summertime, even when you are just doing common outdoor activities. When temperatures rise and you are doing gardening, or spending time at the beach, you may feel uncomfortable.

Here are some essential oils for summer tips on how you can prevent overheating:

  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
  • Wear white or light-colored clothes. Choose loose cotton clothing.
  • Prevent long stays in the sun.
  • Apply a cooling mist onto your skin.
  • Take a cool bath or shower frequently.

Below are some quick and easy recipes to cool down the summer heat:

Peppermint Essential OilCool Peppermint Body Mist

Ingredients:

  • 12 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 12 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
  • 4 ounces of water

Directions:
Put 4 oz water into a spray bottle. Then, add and blend all the remaining ingredients well.

Tips:
Make sure to shake the mixture well before using. Prevent contact with sensitive body parts like eyes. Store this Cool Peppermint Body Mist in the refrigerator for an extra cool sensation.

LavenderRefreshing Lavender Compress

Ingredients:

  • 12 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
  • 9 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 1 soft facial cloth
  • 4 cups of cool water

Directions:
Get a small basin and put the water and the essential oils. Soak the facial cloth and ring out the excess water. Place the cloth on your forehead and neck alternately.

Tips:
Add some ice cubes in the mixture to increase the cooling effect. Also, refresh the cloth as often as needed. Prevent contact with eyes.

Cooling Peppermint Bath

Ingredients:

  • 5 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 4 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

Directions:
Prepare a small bowl where you mix salt and baking soda. Then, sprinkle the essential oils and mix well. Put this mixture in lukewarm bath water.

Tips:
You can also use this as a cooling foot spa if you don’t have time to take a full bath.

Essential oils can be your best friend this summer time. Don’t forget to always have them at home or on the road, at work or on vacation. Enjoy these essential oils for summer!

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