Essential Oils for Summer: Staying Cool and Healthy

Summer is the perfect time for a trip to the beach, sunbathing, and watery outdoors fun. But with it also comes sunburn, mosquitos, and your energy being rapidly drained by the heat. Aside from drinking plenty of water and resting in the shade, there’s another (and much easier) way to stay healthy and cool this summer: essential oil.


Getting Started

To start, get a mist spray bottle, fill it with water, add a drop or two of essential oil, and shake well. Oil and water don’t mix, so be sure to shake again before each use in order to maintain balanced dilution. The amount of essential oil you should add will depend on the essential oil itself and how large your spray bottle is. Generally, you want to aim for a dilution rate of 1% for children and 3-10% for adults. Having said that, there are many essential oil users who can apply it directly (without dilution through water or a carrier oil) and experience no problems - we prefer to be safe and err on the side of caution.

Finally, check our list of essential oil choices below to keep you happy and healthy through summer:


Essential Oils for Cooling Down

Our choices: Peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus.

Summer is hot, but you don’t have to be. A bit of peppermint, spearmint, or eucalyptus essential oil will have you feeling cool and fresh both inside and out. Just spray on the skin (ideally the neck or back) for an icy, tingly sensation and source of cooling that’ll last many hours to come, providing easy relief for heat and irritation.


Essential Oils for Soothing Sunburns

Our choices: Lavender, roman chamomile, tea tree.

Some essential oils have great anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, such as lavender, roman chamomile, and tea tree. These are great for dealing with rashes and sunburns, but definitely avoid using on deep cuts or the eyes/nose. Sometimes, these essential oils can be a bit intense for sensitive skin, so be sure to dilute well.



Essential Oils for Repelling Bugs

Our choices: Lavender, lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus.

Mosquitos absolutely love summer. With the help of lavender, lemongrass, and lemon eucalyptus and essential oil, you can prevent most of them from spreading that love to you. Learn more about how to repel mosquitoes naturally this summer.

Anjou Essential Oil Set: Lemongrass Essential Oil

Anjou Essential Oil Set: Lemongrass Essential Oil

Essential Oils for Treating Bug Bites and Soothing Itches

Our choices: Lavender, eucalyptus, cajeput, German chamomile, tea tree.

Ok. So, maybe that mosquito REALLY liked you and left you a few bumps as a present. Thankfully, there are also some great choices for soothing itches so you can go the rest of the day without thinking about (or scratching) it.


Essential Oils for Boosting Energy

Our choices: Basil, peppermint, rosemary.

Feeling down because of the heat? Need a quick pick-me-up? Then go with basil, peppermint, or rosemary essential oil! The scent itself will do the trick and help lift your mood and energy, but spray some on yourself and stay energized for longer!


Essential oils can be great during summer, but they are very powerful and should be used with caution. Remember to follow the how-to-use instructions that come with your product and know that they should never be taken internally (also, avoid contact with the eyes and deep cuts. Now go on and have a great summer!



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