Cool Essential Oil Tips for a Hot Summer

It's easy to overheat yourself during the inevitable summertime hot spells! Even common outdoor activities – such as gardening, sports, entertaining or vacationing – can get uncomfortable when temperatures soar. Tips for avoiding overheating:

  • wear white or light-colored fabrics that reflect radiant heat
  • choose open-weave, loose-fitting cotton or linen clothing to allow air flow.
  • shade your head, neck and face with a comfortable, wide-brimmed hat
  • avoid prolonged exertion and take frequent rest breaks
  • regularly drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic, caffeine-free beverages

If you do become overheated and are feeling the ill-effects of high temperatures, follow these tips to get cool and comfortable again:

  • cease strenuous activity and get out of the sun
  • drink water
  • sit in front of a fan or in an air-conditioned room
  • apply a cooling mist to exposed skin
  • immerse yourself in a cool bath or stand in a cool shower
  • apply a cool compress to your head, face and neck

Here are some quick recipes for keeping cool in hot summer weather:

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Cool & Fresh Peppermint Body Mist

4 ounces water
1 teaspoon vinegar or herb-infused vinegar (lavender, rose, peppermint, etc.)
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops peppermint essential oil
1 mister bottle

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in the spray mister bottle. Shake vigorously and mist the skin.

Always shake well before use. Avoid eyes and sensitive areas. Store the bottle in the fridge or ice chest to heighten the cooling sensation.

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Refreshing Peppermint Bath

Peppermint Leaves1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
5 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil

Directions: Combine salts and baking soda in a small bowl. Sprinkle oils on salts and mix well. Dissolve into lukewarm bath.

Tip: If you don't have time for a full bath, use this mix as a cooling foot soak.

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Cooling Lavender Compress

Lavender bunch about 4 cups of cool water
12 drops lavender essential oil
9 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops grapefruit essential oil
1 soft facial cloth

Directions: Combine water and oils in a small basin or bowl. Swish with cloth, ring out excess, and alternate placement on neck and forehead.

Tips: Refresh the cloth often, and add a few ice cubes to water to boost the cooling effect. Avoid getting in your eyes.

 

 
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ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH

Peppermint

Carrot Seed essential oilPeppermint essential oil (Mentha X piperita) is cooling and refreshing, thanks to menthol, its main constituent. The sensation is increased by the cooling effect of this naturally volatile oil as it evaporates. Pre-chilling applications (especially those in a water-based mist) heightens the effect even further. Moderating essential oils such as lavender, rose, lavandin and sweet marjoram make excellent additions to a summertime peppermint blend.

Cooling Peppermint Compress:
Add 7 to 10 drops peppermint essential oil to a quart of cold water. Swish a washcloth in the water, ring out excess, and drape on forehead or back of neck.

Refreshing Peppermint Massage:
Add 24 drops peppermint essential oil to 4 ounces of sweet almond oil. Smooth over body and massage into muscles.

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JULY EVENTS

San Diego Yoga Conference
Aura Cacia is a Silver Sponsor for the San Diego Yoga Journal Yoga Conference, July 13-15. Aura Cacia Aromatherapist, Charlynn Avery, will be teaching a FREE class on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00. For more information, visit the Yoga Journal Conferences webpage.

National Moment of Chill Tuesday, July 24th
Join us for the next National Moment of Chill at noon (wherever you are) on Tuesday, July 24th. It's traditionally the hottest day of the year - sweaty outside, stuffy inside. It's a great time to really chill out. Get details at the National Moment of Chill webpage.

Baobab Week
Aura Cacia is telling the story of baobab - the exciting new natural face and body oil - with Baobab Week (July 15-21). This seven-day web and social media event will offer how-to info and tips, videos, giveaways, chats and webinars. A trending choice in both skin care and massage, baobab offers a remarkable balance of skin care elements. It contains many of the key components of important skin care oils like shea butter, rosehip and almond. Check out Aura Cacia's Baobab Week webpage for more info and a chance to win cool prizes.

 

 
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