Best Essential Oils for Summer:

Peppermint

Peppermint is a great oil to have on hand for hot days. Since peppermint contains high amounts of menthol, it can have a cooling effect on the body. Think of it as a fan. Fans don’t actually cool us down, they just make us feel cooler. Combine peppermint with some distilled water (or witch hazel) and toss it in your beach bag. Spray it on your neck, chest, or torso when you need to cool off.

Peppermint also has a stimulating effect. Inhale some peppermint when you need a little extra push to make it through an action-packed summer day.

Get those feet and toes ready for sandal season with a homemade Peppermint Foot Scrub that removes dry skin from your feet effortlessly. You can spend more time outdoors this summer and less time in the nail salon!

Lemon

Lemon is so bright and cheery. The best way to beat the heat is with a cold beverage. Cool off with some delicious Lavender Lemonade, or a tall glass of Lemon Iced Tea.

Lemon is the perfect oil to diffuse on those super hot days when you’re just not feeling like heading outside. Combine lemon, lavender, and cypress for an elevating summer diffuser blend.

Use lemon to tackle all those household chores that seem to compound in the summer. Or, add some lemon to your skincare routine to brighten up your skin. Lemon is also great at removing stains and gunk left behind after all that summer fun

*Citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity so avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after application.

Purification

Tackle outdoor annoyances with an all-natural Outdoor Spray made with Purification. Purification contains citronella, tea tree, lemongrass, rosemary, lavandin, and myrtle. Make a convenient spray, or add it directly to the skin at the first sign of irritation.

Lavender

As a kid, a sunburn used to be considered a summer right of passage. Sunscreen can wear off over time. It can be easy to forget to re-apply when you’re having fun. Soothe your exposed summer skin with this cooling After Sun Spray. Keep it cold in the fridge for an added benefit.

Lavender has a calming aroma that is wonderful for unwinding after a long day. With bedtime probably out the window in the summertime, diffuser lavender to settle everyone down. Or, make a custom essential oil roller blend with lavender to support healthy sleep.

You can also apply lavender to the skin with a carrier oil (or neat if you have spot tested) to soothe any lingering irritations.

Purification is also great for eliminating odors and freshening the air. It is perfect for those wet swimsuits and towels you forgot to hang up.

Add purification to just about anything that needs refreshing! Put a few drops on a cotton ball and place it in your car vents for all those long, summer road trips.

Citrus Fresh

It is so important to stay hydrated when spending extra time in the sun. Add Citrus Fresh Vitality to a glass water bottle and you will surely drink more water throughout the day.

In the summer, fruits and vegetables are at their peak. Make a natural fruit and veggie wash with citrus fresh and thieves to thoroughly clean your produce. Check out this natural Fruit and Veggie Wash here.

Citrus Fresh is also a favorite to use around the home. Make a natural room spray, or diffuse it to brighten and refresh your surroundings. Add Citrus Fresh to a cotton ball and place in dresser drawers.

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