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January 08, 2020 2

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.

Summer skincare

Let’s look at how essential oils can keep our skin looking its glowing best and treat some common summertime skin problems.

 

Heat Rash Compress:

To a bowl of cool water add 1 drop of Chamomile and 1 drop of Lavender. Agitate the water with a face washer and wring out excess moisture. Place the compress over the rash and repeat the process so the compress stays cool. Suitable remedy for children and adults.

 

Sunburn:

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.

 

Insect Bites:

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.

Make your own summer 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.

 

Summer Air

Sunshine

Sunny Day

Summer Wind

Tips to make your own summer blend

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

Our summer essential oils recommendations

ECO. Anxiety Blend Essential Oil (1465915801655)

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ECO. Calm & Destress Aroma Trio (638688395319)

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