The Right Essential Oils Will Make Your Summer Even Better

Posted: June 1, 2017 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

The temperature is rising, the grills are getting fired up, and the swimming pool is about to become your favorite hangout spot.  That can only mean one thing – it’s time for summer!

But alongside the lazy days are things like mosquitoes, allergic reactions, and hot temperatures that can turn downright dangerous.  Luckily, though, you don’t have to let these things get you down.  All you have to do is use the right essential oils!

Here are 4 ways that essential oils are the perfect natural summer remedy:

  1. They cool you down

Essential oils like Spearmint and Lemongrass – the two oils we use in our Summer Blend – can provide heavenly relief when you’re hanging out on the beach or sitting through that doubleheader baseball game.  Spearmint has natural cooling properties for both your body and your mind.   As for Lemongrass, its scent is a natural stimulant, so it can help energize you through that long game of touch football or that long summer road trip. 

Or, use a blend of Peppermint and Spearmint for instant cooling relief.  Grab a one-ounce bottle, fill it with distilled water, then add 10 drops of oil.  Then you can spray a fine mist onto your face, and it will naturally lower your body temperature, which will lower your chance of suffering heat exhaustion or heat stroke.  Along with plenty of water, these oils are a must-have!

  1. They help you relieve insect bites

You don’t have to let mosquitoes or allergies spoil that summer hike or camping trip.  A summertime aromatherapy plan can give you the relief you need when Mother Nature turns on you.  The blend of oils in our Allergy Calm Roll Blue Chamomile, Lavender, and others – will be your skin’s best friend if you get a bug bite, suffer an allergic reaction, develop a rash, or get sunburned.  These oils can even battle bruises and blisters, so no matter what skin issue you run into, you’re covered!

  1. They kick motion sickness to the curb

Your cross-country summer road trip, your boating adventure, or your trip to the amusement park can quickly turn into a nightmare if you develop motion sickness.  That’s why we created our Memoria Blend – which is a mixture of Spearmint, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Cardamom.  With it, you’ll be ready to tackle all of those twists and turns!  Whether your motion sickness gives you a headache, makes you tired, or just makes you feel generally yucky, just squeeze a couple of drops onto a paper towel and breathe in.  Or, for long-lasting relief, wedge the paper towel into one of the air conditioning vents in your car, and you’ll quickly be surrounded by a soothing scent.

  1. They help you recover from travel woes

If you’re planning a really big trip this summer, the last thing you want is for jet lag to prevent you from having the time of your life.  Forget chugging coffee or just trying to plow through it.  Instead, your summertime aromatherapy plan can save the day!  Lemon, Grapefruit, and Bergamot – the three oils we use in our Citrus Delight blend – all act as natural stimulants.  (Personally, I love squeezing five drops of it into a warm bath as soon as I arrive.  In a few minutes, I’m completely rejuvenated!) 

Or, if your travel woes consist of aching feet from standing in long lines at the airport, you need our Energia Blend – which contains Rosemary, Pine, and Litsea Cubeba . Just squeeze five drops into some warm water, and give your feet a soothing soak.

Bottom line – your summer will be so much sweeter with the blends at Aromandina!

Here is some more information about aromatherapy for the summer:
Repairing Your Skin After a Sizzling Summer
Aromatherapy – DIY Bug Repellent -Your Key to a Bug-Free Summer

© 2017, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC

This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.