Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends. Barbecues, pools, golfing, beach days...all so much fun! But we have to be sure that we stay safe this summer all while using your oils the best way possible.
Oil safety 101
Keep your oils out of the heat and sunlight so they maintain their effectiveness!
Make sure your caps are secured as oils are meant to evaporate, but we don’t want them to do that when we aren’t even using them!
Check the label to go over directions of specific oils, especially if you are using them for the first time.
Photosensitivity and Your Oils
Avoid using citrus oils on your exposed skin before going out in the sun as these oils can make your skin extra sensitive to sunlight. This means you will burn easier and faster. And nobody needs that!
Photosensitive oils include:
Smart & Sassy
Green Mandarin is actually a safe citrus oil to use during the summer because it doesn't cause this photosensitivity! So if you're someone who loves to wear citrus scents, try swapping your Wild Orange or Lemon out for Green Mandarin!
Fun in the Sun
Maybe spent a little too long in those harsh UV rays? Slightly regretting it now that you look like a lobster? Yeah I’ve been there. Here’s a simple after sun spray that you can easily make yourself.
1 cup aloe vera juice
¼ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
8 drops Peppermint oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.
Bugs and Bites
First step in dealing with bugs is getting yourself protected from their nasty bites! That’s why you need to get your hands on the Terrashield repellent blend! It’s a combination of all natural oils, instead of yucky chemicals, that is safe to use on kids, pets, and yourself!
Now, if you were late to the bug game and some of them already gotcha, you’re going to need some itch relief. That’s where the combination of Lavender and Tea Tree oils is going to come in handy. Simply put a drop of each in your palm with a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) and apply to your bites. Not only will the itchiness go down but so will the swelling. AND they will heal a lot faster. You can also use the prediluted roller bottles of these two oils for quick and effective relief.
Diffuser Blends for Summer Vibes
2 drops Lime
2 drops Tangerine
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Basil
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Orange
3 drops Bergamot
3 drops wild Orange
2 drops Serenity blend
2 drops Douglas Fir
1 drop Sandalwood
1 drop Passion blend
Enjoy your summer loves!
Wishing you happiness and health,