ar in remedying these summer downers. The following are 12 essential oils to help you through the season. Note: If you have a medical condition, or are pregnant, ask a health professional you trust before using these essential oils. Do not use these oils on young children without checking with a doctor first.
Picnics and barbecues in the great outdoors are a summertime tradition, but the bugs can be a huge annoyance at an otherwise fun event. Try these essential oils to keep them away:
- Tea tree oil
You can also mix a few drops of each of these oils with witch hazel and water to make your own homemade bug spray — DEET and artificial additive free. Other essential oils, such as catnip, rosemary, eucalyptus and clove, also work well in this spray.
The flowers are abloom, pollen is in the air, and many people’s allergies are acting up! Before you turn to over-the-counter allergy meds, which can lead to drowsiness or other side effects, give these essential oils a try:
- Roman chamomile
Both peppermint and eucalyptus oil can help to open up airways. Put a few drops in a diffuser, or dilute in a base oil and rub onto your chest, neck and temples, being careful to avoid the eye area.
The weather has warmed up, the kids are on break from school, there are tons of events to host and attend, and lots of people to see. This can be a world of fun, but also, at times, a world of stress.
There are many essential oils that can help ease the burden of stress. The following are four great aromatic options:
Alternately, you can mix a few drops with a base oil, such as organic coconut oil, and apply to pressure points, such as your temples and wrists. Lavender oil is gentle enough that you can use a drop or two undiluted, but for the others, be sure to dilute, so as not to irritate your skin — essential oils are potent!
For a great meditative experience, rub some diluted cedarwood oil onto the bottoms of your feet. The pungent, woody scent can help to expand your awareness and your sense of calm.
Whether they’re from allergies, stress, hormones, or just an adjustment to the warmer temperatures, we all experience summer headaches from time to time. The following essential oils may help soothe the pain:
Did your favorite oils make the list? Tell us which essential oils you turn to in the summertime!