Summer Uses for Essential Oils

Essential oils are such a great way to naturally treat various issues or even just lighten a mood. If you happen to have some sitting around your house, here are a couple of ways to put them to use during the last couple weeks of summer. Remember - oils should ALWAYS be put into a carrier oil before use. My favorite is coconut oil, but you can use whatever you want! Usually a few drops of each oil is more than sufficient, they are quite potent!

After Sun/Sunburn Relief

Lavender & Peppermint

*If making a rub, use an oil as the carrier like normal. If making a spray, use witch hazel!*

 

Bug Spray

Lemongrass, Lavender, & Peppermint

*If you have Citronella on hand, this is a great mix to incorporate it into!*

 

Bug Bite Ointment

Tea Tree (Melaleuca), Lavender, Peppermint

 

Poison Ivy/Oak

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) & Lavender

 

Scrapes/Bruises

Lavender & Calendula

*For an extra boost, add some honey!*

 

Cooling Mist

Peppermint

*Usually I just use water as the carrier for this*

 

 

Let me know how you enjoy your oils in the summer months!

 

-Angela Weiler, LMT