With this recent heat summer is definitely in full swing and making itself known. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer! I love the warmth, the beach days, fresh fruits, the tanned skin and serotonin-rich happy moods, but there are some things that I find hard to bear including the sun burn, sleeplessness and mozzie bites. In this weather there are some essential oils and blends that I just could not live without and it’s those that I am going to share with you.

Sunburn Spritz

This is probably my most favourite blend I’ve EVER made. I started using this 4 years ago and I’ve never felt the need to change the recipe because it’s just so damn good! Perfect for cooling yourself down in the heat but even better on sunburn. I am not a lover of sunscreen so I’ve had my fair share of tomato red burns but with this spray its always gone within one or two days. Lavender is absolute magic with burns so even if you don’t have the other oils just use lavender. The peppermint and basil are for soothing and cooling the skin.
6 drops lavender
4 drops basil
2 drops peppermint

Top with water in a small, glass spray bottle and spray directly onto affected skin.

NOTE: be careful of the mix near your eyes, you do not want the peppermint in there! If you want the spray for your face I would just omit the peppermint.

Sleep Well 

I don’t know about anyone else but unless you’ve got the air con cranking it can be so hard to sleep in the sticky heat! I’ve always used some kind of combo of Lavender Peace, juniper berry and cedarwood for sleeping, depending what’s on hand. They smell amazing and promote a deep and peaceful sleep.

Now however, there are Serenity capsules available for purchase (hallelujah!) They combine lavender essential oil and L-Theanine along with lemon balm, passionflower, and chamomile to provide a super easy way to have your oils to promote a deep and peaceful sleep, without waking feel groggy in the morning!

Fresh Drinks

We all know how important is is to keep your water up in summer, but it can be hard to drink enough! I add citrus oils to my water to keep me drinking more as well supporting liver and kidney function and enhancing my mood. Oils like wild orange, lemon and grapefruit are perfect! You can also have a play with adding the oils and fruits to a water jug in your fridge – ahhhmazing!

Try this jug of deliciousness to help digestion:

5 strawberries cut up
15 mint leaves
half a cucumber sliced
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops ginger essential oil
1 teaspoon chia (helps dissipate oils)
top with ice and water in a jug

– You’re welcome!

Mozzie Repellent

Probably my biggest concern in summer is these little blood suckers. Mozzies love me… I can’t say I feel the same way. The itching can drive me crazy! I hate to use chemical laden sprays to keep them at bay, especially when spraying on my skin.

There is an essential oil insect repellent that comes in either a spray or oil called Terrashield and yes, it actually works! It’s a mix of Ylang Ylang, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil and Tamanu Seed oil and it’s an absolute God send!

While there are plenty of oils I use everyday, those are some of my absolute favs to really boost your summer vibes! If you’re looking at purchasing some essential oils you can jump onto our sales site here or feel free to message me with any questions.

Happy Summer!

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