When the sun is up, we are drawn outdoors to enjoy the world around us. We look forward to lazy days on the beach, exploring the wilderness and catching up with friends. With the Summer season blooming, now is a great time to utilise your essential oils to enhance and recover from all of this season's activities.
How to use essential oils for your Summer skincare
Let’s look at how essential oils can keep our skin looking its glowing best and treat some common summertime skin problems.
1. DIY Heat Rash Compress with Essential Oils
2. DIY Sunburn Treatment with Essential Oils
Plan ahead and keep a spray bottle with 20 drops of Lavender and 500mls of water in the fridge. Spray over skin as needed for a cooling after-sun treatment.
Compress: To a bowl of very cold water add 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Chamomile and 1 drop of Peppermint. Use a face washer to agitate the water, wring out the excess moisture and apply compress to the sunburnt area, change as required.
Note: For a sunburnt face omit Peppermint from the recipe.
3. DIY Insect Bite Relief Recipe
Apply 1 drop of lavender neat to the site to reduce inflammation. 1 drop of Peppermint diluted in 10mls carrier oil apply a small amount to the affected site to help relieve itch. Cedarwood, Eucalyptus and Lemongrass essential oils make a good insect repellent. Add up to 20 drops to a spray bottle with 500mls water. Avoid spraying directly on the face. Or add up to 8 drops to a diffuser for indoor use.
Summer Diffuser Blends
Warm summer days are a great time to diffuse essential oils to freshen the air humidity, counteract the dryness of air conditioning, and help cool our tempers down after a busy hot day. Here are some of our favourite diffuser blends recipes to try this summer.
If you're feeling creative, you can also create your own blend. Simply pick and choose one of each category and experiment with your favourite aroma!
- Citrus: Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Bergamot, lemon & Lime
- Floral: Lavender, Geranium, Rose & Jasmine
- Herbal: Peppermint, Basil, Ginger & Rosemary
Author: Elisabeth Lemieux
Liz is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials and oversees the company’s brand and communication strategy. Liz has extensive experience in brand management, strategy development and digital marketing across a range of direct-to-consumer businesses in the health and wellness industry. She is a qualified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for nearly a decade. Liz is passionate about everything wellness and has a strong interest in holistic health.