Summer is a fun time, and a time to experiment and try new things. One new thing you might want to try is some new essential oils for summer .. and here are some suggestions. (Just add a touch of essential oil diluted in a carrier oil to your wrist to try them):
For summer road trips:
–Peppermint – this essential oil will keep you feeling fresh and energetic, and helps you to focus and stay awake on long summer drives
–Rosemary – this essential oil is also good at enhancing alertness and focus
–Orange and Lavender EOs – researchers have found that these 2 essential oils reduce fear and anxiety in dental office patients when diffused together.
–Roman Chamomile – this essential oil is sweet and honey-like, and well known for creating calming feelings
–Frankincense – many people report that the sweet, earthy sense of frankincense is relaxing
To relieve the pain of jellyfish stings:
-Rinse the area of the sting with ocean water, and apply some aloe vera gel containing lavender, tea tree and/or rosemary essential oils
To relieve the pain of a sunburn:
-Put some or all of the following essential oils in chilled aloe vera gel and apply to burned skin: Lavender, calendula, and roman chamomile
To relieve the pain of poison ivy:
-Put some or all of the following essential oils on a washcloth soaked in cold water and apply to the affected area: Lavender, tea tree and roman chamomile
To relieve the pain of bug bites:
-These essential oils, when applied diluted in carrier oil, will help relieve the itching, pain and swelling associated with bug bites: Lavender, calendula, frankincense, roman chamomile and tea tree
Essential oils to keep bugs at bay:
–Lemon Eucalyptus – this essential oil is so effective against bugs that the Environmental Protection Agency registered it as a natural “biopesticide repellent”.
–Clove and Thyme – A study by the US Department of Agriculture found that these essential oils, when used together, would provide one and a half to three and a half hours of mosquito deterrence.
–Juniper – This essential oil has been found to be very effective at repelling ticks