It’s safe to say that summer is well and truly on the way! As the days become warmer and the humidity grows stronger, it has us thinking about which essential oils are the best to utilise during this change of season.

Although summer means blue skies and sunshine, it can also cause havoc to our skin, hair and households. If you’re struggling with hot flushes, dry skin, mosquitoes and everything else that comes hand in hand with these warmer seasons, read on for our top picks on using essential oils during summer.

Cooling mist spray

The sudden change in humidity can definitely leave us feeling hot and bothered during the summer months! We love making cooling sprays with essential oils to keep handy when the temperature starts soaring and our bodies become overheated.

Peppermint oil is the perfect pick to leave your skin feeling calm, refreshed and rejuvenated. Simply mix 60mls of filtered water with 12 drops of peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle, and keep handy in your clutch or cupboard!

After-sun care

Summer usually means plenty of long days spent enjoying the weather outdoors with family and friends. And even though sun protection is so important, we’ve all had careless moments that result in itchy, irritating sunburn after too much Vitamin D!

This is when after-sun care becomes so important, to soothe and repair our skin. For an all-natural sunburn soother, simply mix half a cup of aloe vera juice with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and 10 drops of both lavender oil and peppermint oil. Keep in a spray bottle and rub into your affected signs of sunburn for an instant calming effect.

Mosquito repellant

The summer months in Australia can only mean one thing – mozzies! You’ll probably notice an influx of annoying mosquitoes around your household during this season. Instead of turning to chemicals or toxins to keep the insects at bay, why not use essential oils for a more natural solution?

To make your own mosquito repellant, simply mix 350ml of Witch Hazel with 10 drops each of citronella oil, lemongrass oil, peppermint oil and tea tree oil. Keep your mixture handy in a spray bottle for those warm afternoons when the mosquitoes won’t seem to leave you alone!

Summer is such an amazing season here in Australia, so make the most of it with these all-natural essential oil remedies to keep around the home. We have a range of high-quality doTERRA essential oils available to purchase online, with ZipPay and AfterPay available so you can buy now and pay later.

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