Today marks the Summer Solstice and first day of summer. It's now the perfect time to diffuse and create blends utilizing light, energizing and cooling essential oils. Oils from the mint, citrus and floral families are especially nice during summer.
AromaWeb offers a list of Essential Oils for Summertime. It's a useful reference for creating synergies and diffuser blends for this time of year. It also includes five blends that you can use as a guide for your own creations.
For hot and humid days, I love including just a drop or two of peppermint or spearmint in my diffuser blends. It's refreshing and cooling. Topical products with peppermint are remarkably cooling, but do remember to use peppermint and spearmint vary sparingly in any topical formulations that you create.
Other Ways That Aromatherapy Can Make Summertime More Comfortable
Natural Body Powder Recipe: A refreshing body powder that is easy to make and contains no talc. It's wonderful for hot summer days.Aromatherapy Insect Repellent Recipe: This more gentle insect repellent recipe only requires a few reasonably priced essential oils and other ingredients, has a pleasant aroma, and can be quite helpful in keeping the little itchy critters away.
Shoe Deodorizer Recipe: Try this helpful recipe to make an easy, inexpensive and wonderfully aromatic shoe deodorizer.
Hydrosol Body Mists: Cool down by using natural hydrosols as body mists. Keep them in the refrigerator, and they will keep you especially cool.
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