Summer Oils! My top Four.

We are in full swing 90+ degree Summer time! And I love it! With a few favorite oils at my fingertips this Summer is getting even better!

Here are my four favorite oils for Summer, beating the heat, bug bites and headaches that abound.

1. PastTense:We had a wedding this weekend. Liam was the ring bearer. I spent most of the day chasing him around in the heat. Once we were home later that night I was exhausted and had quite a headache going on. I applied PastTense (as usual) to my temples and down the back of my neck. Magical. Headed right to bed, free from headache pain. My favorite.

Facts: PastTense®, dōTERRA®’s proprietary blend for tension and the discomforts associated with headaches, provides calming comfort with the strength of CPTG® essential oils of wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, frankincense, cilantro, marjoram, roman chamomile, basil, and rosemary. Packaged for convenient application in a roll-on bottle. For aromatic and topical use.

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2. Purify: I mix 20 drops Purify, 10 drops Lavender, 1/2 tsp of Witch Hazel and Sweet Almond (or fractioned coconut oil) in a roller ball to make the best anti-itch remedy I’ve ever tried. Hands down. No second application needed, this mix knocks out the itch and burn from mosquito bites and the like. Purify will also relieve itch and pain from bites on it’s own, but that combo is soooo good. Purify is also lovely for making cleaning sprays, applying to spider bites and deodorizing a kitchen after cooking.

Facts: From bug bites to sneezes, protecting yourself is more important than ever. Purify is dōTERRA®’s formidable blend of CPTG® essential oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally, without toxic additives. Its refreshing aroma quickly eradicates unpleasant odors and purifies the air and environment with the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca and cilantro. For aromatic or topical use.
index3. Peppermint: Also a great headache reliever, I typically use this for sinus pressure or pressure headaches when storms are brewing. Peppermint can be applied to forehead and back of neck as a quick way to cool down as well. Another fun method is putting a few drops in a spray bottle with distilled water. Spritz on when the heat is particularly bad. Peppermint is a natural way to keep spiders at bay. Mix 10-15 drops in a 6 oz. spritzer bottle and spray around doors and window sills.

Facts: Peppermint is popular in countless forms, from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid*. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.

15ml_Peppermint4. Lavender: Lavender can be used to soothe a sunburn, and it’s lovely! Apply a few drops of lavender onto a cool, wet washcloth and place on sunburned area or apply the lavender directly onto the burn. You can also make a cool bath with 10 drops of lavender. Lavender is also great for skin abrasions, rashes and cuts. Lastly, use it on the bottoms of feet to help you wind down after a fun Summer day.

Facts: Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use.

15ml_LavenderObviously Terrashield would be my #5, but I’ve already blogged about it here.

To order any of the products mentioned above click here or contact me to order. Happy Summer!

**I am not a doctor or physician and my advice should not be taken as such. I am a wellness consultant with Doterra and my advice comes from personal experience and the book Modern Essentials.**

About the author

Erica

Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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