With more outdoor activity during the long days of summer, you may encounter situations where the fun can be compromised by too much sun, overworked muscles or those ubiquitous, pesky bugs. Aromatherapy treatments utilizing the purity of essential oils are easy to add to your personal care regime during busy summertime fun. Such treatments are also safer and more natural than synthetic commercial products. Aura Cacia Aromatherapy makes summertime care easy!
Enjoy a day at the beach -- and the evening after.
It’s common sense to always apply a sunscreen when spending any time out in the sun, even if you have a dark complexion or “never burn.” Select a simple, unscented sunscreen with an SPF number of at least 30. Choose a product that is formulated with natural plant oils and butters, like coconut or shea. Avoid those containing mineral oil and/or synthetic fragrance. Before application of the sunscreen, add 2-3 drops of skin-nourishing lavender essential oil. For after-sun care, use hydrating lavender mist and a soothing lavender-based body oil.
Spending time in the garden.
Gardening and yard work are important activities of summer. Whether you’re pushing the mower, planting flowers or weeding a patch of veggies, too often you can end up overdoing it and suffer the consequences. Just remember, easy does it: Put in sound-dampening ear plugs and take your time…think of your work as a meditation. Bend from the knees, don’t stoop. Keep your tummy firm and remember that your midsection needs to support and protect your spine. Stand-up, stretch and take short breaks every so often.
End your day of hard work with a warm and soothing mineral bath soak, followed by a protecting body cream treat.
Find relief during outdoor entertaining.
Insects are just a part of nature and there’s no sense in letting them bother you. Aromatherapy offers a way to live in harmony with the natural presence of gnats and mosquitoes by helping to keep them at bay -- and it’s much better karma than obliterating the pests with toxic chemicals. Create a patio-protecting spray by adding several drops of Aura Cacia Citronella and Lemon Eucalyptus essential oils to Aura Cacia Renewing Rose or Comforting Vanilla Spritz products. Shake and spritz in a wide circle around the area of summertime activity.