Aromatherapy for Summer

Aromatherapy for Summer

Summer is here! What a perfect time to implement refreshing, uplifting aromatherapy into your daily life. Sunny citrus, cooling mint, herbaceous & floral essential oils are aromas that sing of summer. Lavender and Helichrysum are among first aid heroes that take center stage in summertime skin care for the whole family. Here are some recipes and tips for you to try aromatherapy for summer.

Cooling Mint Face & Body Mist

Cooling mint face and body mist essential oil blend
  • 2 oz Rose Geranium Hydrosol or Spring Water
  • 8 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 1 drop Peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop Basil essential oil

Sun Soother Face & Body Mist

Sun Soother Essential Oil Blends
  • 2 oz Lavender Hydrosol or Spring Water
  • 9 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Spearmint oil

Peppermint is very strong and will literally cool your skin and your whole system. Spearmint is more gentle and appropriate for use with children above age 6.

You can carry a mist with you for use throughout the day. For extra cooling power, you can store one in your refrigerator. If you wear make-up, don’t worry about ruining it. These mists will actually freshen your make-up and prevent that dry, cakey look. Spray the back of your neck and your body for total refreshment.

Bug Repellent

Bug Repellent Essential Oil Blend
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus citriodora) or Lemongrass essential oil
  • 5 drops Cedarwood essential oil

In a 2 oz mist or pump bottle topped with Jojoba Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil.

There are many essential oils that are effective in repelling insects. This is a favorite formula because it is gentle, good for the skin and keeps the bugs at bay.​

Bug Bite Soother

Bug Bite Soother Essential Oil Blender
  • 2 drops Helichrysum essential oil*
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel or Witch Hazel

In a ⅓ oz (10 ml) glass roller ball bottle topped with Aloe Vera Gel, Witch Hazel, or Jojoba Oil.

*Note: if you don’t have Helichrysum, use 5 drops of Lavender

This recipe will soothe itching, stinging bites. Apply liberally and often to the affected area.​

After Sun Lavender Lotion

After Sun Lavender Lotion Essential Oil Blend
  • 1 oz Aloe Vera gel
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Carrot Seed essential oil
  • 5 drops Helichrysum essential oil

Jojoba oil can be substituted for the Aloe Vera gel if you prefer.

Jojoba oil can be substituted for the Aloe Vera gel if you prefer. Avoid the application of heavy carrier oils like coconut and sesame if you have a burn. The skin needs to breathe and release heat. One drop of Peppermint essential oil can be added to this recipe if you like the cooling sensation.​

Hair Repair

Hair Repair Essential Oil Blend
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops Basil essential oil

In a 1 oz glass bottle with a pump or dropper top filled with Jojoba oil.

Apply to hair and scalp at bedtime. Shampoo in morning. Great for frizzy fly aways. You can also put a little on the ends of your hair to prevent split ends. You can massage this into your hair prior to putting on your swim cap to protect you hair from chlorine damage.

Silky Skin Body Powder

Silky Skin Body Powder Essential Oil Blend

This is lovely summertime powder that is healing for the skin and absorbs sweat and eliminates body odor.

  • 1 oz Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 oz Cornstarch
  • ¼ oz Baking Soda
  • ¼ oz Kaolin Clay
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil

Put the powders in a glass bowl and mix well. Add the Lavender essential oil. It will ball up. Smash it and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until well blended. You can keep it in a glass jar, a PET plastic jar, or an HDPE plastic bottle with a sifter top. Personally, I like plastic for most shower products and for travel items that may get tossed about.

My Silky Skin Baby Powder forms the fluffiest, silkiest powder you have ever tried. I have received countless reports from adults who have used it to clear and prevent rashes in hot, humid climates with great success. It can also be used as a dry hair shampoo and as a deodorant. The powder totally eliminates body odor.

Here are some of my favorite diffuser blends to use in hot weather.

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze Essential Oil Blend
  • 3 drops Grapefruit EO
  • 3 drops White Fir EO
  • 2 drops Orange EO

Jump in the Pool

Jump in the Pool Essential Oil Blend
  • 2 drops Spearmint EO
  • 2 drops Rosemary EO
  • 2 drops Bergamot EO
  • 1 drop Peppermint EO
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus EO

At The Beach

At The Beach Essential Oil Blend
  • 3 drops Orange EO
  • 2 drops Juniper EO
  • 2 drops Tangerine EO
  • 1 drops Lemongrass EO

Summer Nights

Summer Nights Essential Oil Blend
  • 3 drops Grapefruit EO
  • 2 drops Orange EO
  • 1 drops Lime EO
  • 1 drop Jasmine or Ylang Ylang EO

How do you use aromatherapy in the summer? I’d love to hear your ideas! Please add your recipe to the comment section. Thanks!

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