Homemade summertime soothers with essential oils
Spending the summer outdoors can be tough on the body — from bumps and bruises to tiredness from the heat. Inspire cooling, relaxation and rejuvenation with simple homemade summertime soothers made with essential oils.
Eucalyptus Peppermint Essential Oil Salve
Hand and Foot Salve with Black Pepper Essential Oil
Calendula Hand Salve with Lavender Essential Oil
Foot Soak with Fresh Ginger Essential Oil
Lavender Oat Bath Tea
Roll-on Perfume with Lemon Balm and Lavender Essential Oils
Peppermint Lavender Body Mist
Hair Protecting Mist with Enrich Essential Oil Blend
All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes with Lavender Essential Oil
Mineral Bath Salts with Lavender and Eucalyptus Essential Oils
Try Quick Tips
To cool down, make a simple DIY body mist. Combine 24 drops lavender essential oil with 2 fluid ounces water in a mist bottle. Store in the refrigerator or a cooler until ready to use, then shake bottle and mist exposed skin, avoiding eyes.
To soothe the skin after a day of sun exposure, make a simple DIY body bar. Melt 4 ounces cocoa butter, stir in 48 drops of ylang ylang III or ylang ylang extra essential oil, pour into a bar mold and allow to cool until solidified. Store in a cooler until ready to use, then warm bar in hands and smooth over skin.
To cool down and relax, make a simple DIY bandana cooler compress. Twist and tie bandana into a rope, sprinkle with 5 to 7 drops Roman chamomile essential oil, then soak in ice water. To use, drape bandana over neck and shoulders.
To freshen up and soothe the senses, make a simple DIY roll-on perfume. Combine 2 teaspoons jojoba oil with 10 drops Aura Cacia Rose Absolute Precious Essentials® in a roll-on bottle and roll onto pulse points on wrists, neck and inside elbows.