Essential oils are great for any time of the year but here are some tips specifically for summer time. Essential oils are nature’s goodness in a bottle and help support your body naturally. As a certified Health & Essential oil coach, I only use and recommend doTERRA oils for my clients. If you already have doTERRA oils in your home, you can follow these tips. If you don’t, you go here to get started. Please note that these tips only apply to doTERRA essential oils because most essential oils sold on the market are not pure enough to be used internally and won’t have the same potency as certified therapeutic grade oils therefore not having the same effects for your body either.
The Top 10 Essential Oils
Peppermint is great for cooling in the summer. Make a body spray with a few drops of doTERRA peppermint essential oil and add distilled or filtered water, shake and spray. For occasional head discomfort, make a blend of Peppermint, lavender and frankincense essential oils with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle and roll on pulse points and temples when needed. You can also diffuse a few drops for a refreshing aroma. You can also make a cooling towel by adding a few drops of peppermint oil in a bowl of water, soak the towel (small, hand towel size works best) and wring out the water. Apply the towel on your neck for cooling during a hot day. You can keep it in a cooler with ices or the refrigerator for extra cooling.
Lavender is great for soothing the skin after a day in the sun. It’s also great for relaxing and sleep support. Use a few drops in the diffuser at night to support sleep and/or apply a drop on your pillow. You can also add 1-2 drops on the bottoms of the feet to support sleep or add a drop to your moisturizer for healthy skin.
After Sun Spray
3/4 cup water (filtered or distilled)
1/2 cup of aloe vera juice
8 drops melaleuca essential oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops frankincense essential oil
doTERRA Lemon is great for mood support and cleansing surfaces. It’s also great to add to your diffuser to help you get going in the morning. Lemon is a great way to start your day with 1-2 drops in a glass of water (please note this only applies to doTERRA lemon please do not try this with an essential oil bought from the store). If you are using the lemon essential oil topically (on the skin), be sure to avoid direct sun light on the area for at least 12 hours. You can also take lemon, lavender and peppermint internally (1 drop each) for environmental threats. Be sure to always only use doTERRA oils if using them internally and check the bottle first to make sure it has supplemental facts printed on it prior to taking it internally. Use other citrus oils as well to flavor your water and help you keep your water intake up. Some of the oils to use in your water besides lemon are lime, wild orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Also Slim & Sassy essential oil blend is a great cooling essential oil blend to add to your water.
Melaleuca is known for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It’s great to use on your nails to keep them healthy. Add a drop to your skin care to support a healthy skin. You can also add it to the bottoms of the feet or inside the shoes to keep them fresh. Use melaleuca as a spot treatment on skin blemishes. Melaleuca is also great as a post sun support for the skin. Make a quick blend with aloe vera gel and add 2-3 drops of melaleuca and lavender essential oils and apply on the skin after sun.
Frankincense is great to have on hand to support overall health and skin health. Add a drop in your moisturizer to anti-aging skin support. Take 1 drop internally for overall wellness support. Also add a drop to an after sun skin care. Apply it on the bottoms of the feet after a long day to promote feelings of relaxing.
Digestzen is good to take with you if you are traveling for occasional stomach upset. Just apply a few drops topically on the belly or take 1-2 drops internally. It’s also great for long car rides or flights for it’s calming aroma.
On Guard essential oil blend is great for immune support. Apply a few drops on the bottoms of the feet or take internally in a vegetable capsule. You can also make a healthy snack for the kids by soaking a few slices of apples in water with a few drops of On Guard essential oil blend. You can also add it to a surface cleaner for extra cleaning power.
Oregano is great for antioxidant support and to have on hand for cooking. For cooking only use a tiny amount. Use a toothpick to add to your spaghetti sauce for example. You can also take a few drops internally for immune support, no longer than 10 days. For extra surface cleaning, add 10 drops to a 16-ounce glass spray bottle of water and spray on surfaces.
Breathe is an essential oil blend that is great for respiratory support. Just apply a few drops on the chest prior to working out. You can also diffuse a few drops for respiratory support, especially at night time.
Deep blue is an essential oil blend that is good to use for muscle and join support and for a relaxing massage. Apply it prior to working out or after. Also you can apply it to your shoulders after a long day for a relaxing massage.
If you don’t have these oils in your home yet, the best way to get them is as a kit to help you save money. There is a larger and smaller kit that includes all these top 10 oils and comes with a wholesale membership at doTERRA that gives you 25% off all purchases with no monthly commitments or purchase requirements. The bigger kit comes with a diffuser and larger oil bottles,each bottle has about 250 drops. The smaller kit comes with trial size bottles which each bottle having about 85 drops. Both kits are a great way to get these oils in one swoop at a discounted pricing. The larger kit helps you save even more money since it includes the larger sizes and the diffuser.
Family Essential Kit $150
Home Essentials Kit $275
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