Ways to use essentials oils during the Summer

Ways to Use Essentials Oils During the Summer

Essential oils play an important role in the summer months. They keep us fresh, remove bacteria from the air and skin, boost moods, repel insects, and so much more. If you’d like to enjoy essential oils year-round but need a little help with seasonal uses, you’re in luck. I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes and blends to keep you cool, calm, and collected all summer long.

Face Spritz
At times, the heat can be harsh on the skin, leaving you with a dry and dull complexion. Sun exposure, sweat, and heat can all lead to irritation and possible breakouts. If you have acne-prone skin, try an antibacterial face spritz to kill bacteria and reduce breakouts.

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 1 tsp of witch hazel
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops of rose essential oil

 

  1. Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before use.

 

If you need a little pick me up, try a mood refresher face spritz that is also great for your skin. Not to mention, this spritz smells amazing.

  • 1/2 cup of distilled water
  • 1/2 cup of rose water
  • 2 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops of jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops of patchouli essential oil

 

  1. Mix all in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before use.

 

Deodorants
Ways to Use Essentials Oils During the Summer-DeodorantNatural deodorant is growing in popularity. There are many great options available but, in my opinion, the best option is always the one you make at home. With a few simple ingredients, you can have peace knowing that chemical-packed deodorants no longer clog your pores. And while most bodies need a little time to adapt to natural deodorants, being chemical-free is well worth it.

Here’s a spray deodorant to keep underarms fresh all summer.

  • 4 tbsp of witch hazel
  • 10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 1 drop of vetiver essential oil

 

  1. Add all ingredients to a small spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before using and reapply as needed.

 

If you prefer an unscented deodorant, here’s one without essential oils.

  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil

 

  1. Combine baking soda, cornstarch, and coconut oil in a bowl. Mix until it becomes creamy and place in a jar.
  2. Apply a small amount of the mixture to each underarm.
  3. Store in a cool location.

*Arrowroot powder can be used instead of cornstarch

Foot Deodorizer
Foot odor is the result of bacteria growth when toes become warm and sweaty. Bacteria thrive in warm, damp environments and sweaty toes in no exception. If you need a simple, yet effective way to knock out smelly feet, try this odor eliminating foot powder.

  • 6 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp of baking soda
  • 13 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 7 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 7 drops of tea tree essential oil

 

  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients and store in a jar.
  2. When needed, sprinkle on feet and in shoes.

*Arrowroot powder can be used instead of cornstarch

Invigorating Air Purifying Blends
Ways to Use Essentials Oils During the Summer-DiffuserWith so many external environmental pollutants, we often neglect to address the pollutants lurking within our internal environment–our home. The truth is indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. We are exposed to tons of chemicals in an enclosed space. This includes paint, furniture, mattresses, skincare products, clothing, disinfectants, cleaning solutions, and more. Thankfully, we can reduce airborne bacteria and improve our moods with a custom blend of essential oils.

To breathe in cleaner air at home, add this purifying blend to your diffuser.

  • 5 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 4 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil

 

Add to a diffuser with water.

Here are two more diffuser blends that will freshen the air and put you in a good mood.

Blend 1

  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 4 drops of geranium essential oil

 

Blend 2

  • 4 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drop of eucalyptus essential oil

 

Add to a diffuser with water.

Summer Perfume Blends
Natural perfume is an excellent substitute for traditional options. Essential oils have a plethora of health benefits, and many also smell great. We can enjoy the scents in the air, but on our bodies as well. If you need essential oil perfume blends for the summer, here are two to enjoy.

Blend 1

  • 12 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 8 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Optional: Add dried lavender buds

 

Blend 2

  • 10 drops of rose essential oil
  • 10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 6 drops of vanilla essential oil
  • Optional: Add dried rose petals

 

Add all ingredients to a 10mL glass roller bottle or a dropper bottle along with a carrier oil (jojoba or sweet almond).

Bug Spray
Ways to Use Essentials Oils During the Summer-Bug SprayIn need of a DEET-free insect repellent? This recipe will surely keep the bugs away.

  • 1/2 cup of distilled water
  • 1/2 cup of witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup of basil leaves
  • 25 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • 7 drops of peppermint essential oil

 

  1. Place the water in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat.
  2. Add the basil and witch hazel. Let it sit for about four hours.
  3. Add in the EOs and lightly mix.
  4. Drain out the basil leaves and pour into a spray bottle.

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