Summer can be hard–it’s hot, easy to get hurt, stressful, and full of bugs. Yuck. But, luckily, there are ten essential oils that can help make your summer more bearable and help you look and feel your very best.
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Not only is lavender great for that summer anxiety, but it also helps physical wounds faster. Add a drop to a Band-Aid. Lavender can also help you get your summer sleep, and act as an antibacterial for wounds, as well as topical treatment for dry skin, eczema, and insect bites.
This antioxidant filled essential oil will definitely help you in the summer. It can even help treat water retention and that awful cellulite. Lemon can also help repel bugs. It can also clear your mind on those long summer mornings.
Another skin soothing essential oil, chamomile will help heal bug bites. It also helps to calm your nerves. It’s also a wonderful anti-histamine to help with those horrible summer allergies.
Basil is a great air freshener for those muggy summer days. It’s also energizing and helps you wake up in the morning. It is also antibacterial and anti-viral. And, it helps repel insects!
If you get sunburned, sandalwood is a great oil to help soothe it. Sandalwood helps to get rid of the puffiness. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, an astringent, a disinfectant, and a sedative. It has many, many different uses that are very useful for the summertime.
Rashes, bug bites, skin conditions, and germs are all helped out by this essential oil. If you are an athlete and wear a lot of shoes, then it will also help toe fungus! It also helps remove mold from around the house.
Need a summer mood booster? Use rosemary. It will also help mentally stimulate you. Rosemary will also help to clean wounds and germs. If you have asthma, rosemary helps with respiration. It’s also wonderful to use on your hair–rosemary makes your hair stronger, healthier and helps to reduce dandruff. It’s also useful to clean your mouth.
This is an exotic essential oil. Use Ylang Ylang on your skin and hair with coconut oil for a wonderful, soft, smooth summer feel and look. If you are going to the Caribbean or some tropical country for summer vacation, take Ylang Ylang with you to help fight any parasites you might possibly pick up. It will also help you summer workouts by regulating your heartbeat.
If you feel bloated, use geranium. It will help move the fluids trapped in your body tissue. It also helps prevent cellulite and dry skin. You can use it in body washes, lotions, and mists.
Cypress helps heal wounds and infections, treats cramps and pulled muscles, helps remove toxins, and helps your asthma. Cypress oil also can be a natural deodorant for those sweaty armpits. It also helps relieve your anxiety. It’s also yet another essential oil that can help prevent cellulite.
What essential oils are your favorite to use during the summer?