Welcome to sweet summertime, everyone! It’s time to enjoy the cool ocean waves and the warm breeze in your hair. As you play in the sand and soak up the sun, don’t forget to take your essential oils with you!

Essential Oils as Sunburn Relief

Lavender Oil is known to reduce inflammation and redness, and Peppermint Oil is cooling when applied topically. Combine the two with some aloe vera or coconut oil to create a soothing gel when you’ve gotten too much sun during your day at the beach.

Essential Oils as a Natural Bug Repellant

Keep the bugs away from your picnic table with a little Citronella Oil. Mix it into water with some Lemon Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, and Tea Tree Oil. Then spritz around the table and your patio furniture to create a safe haven.

Essential Oils for Mildewy Towels

Regular summertime swims mean oodles of beach towels piling up in the laundry basket. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to some wool dryer balls when drying your towels for an extra fresh scent. At the pool all day? Spritz towels while they air dry between games of Marco Polo.

Essential Oils for Long Roadtrips

Long hours in the car can be stressful, especially with children! Pack your favorite essential oils, some cotton balls, and a handful of clothespins to take on the drive. Add a few drops of the essential oil to a cotton ball, then clamp it into your car’s AC vents for immediate relaxation. You can also take one of our ShowerMists for a more convenient solution!

Have any essential oil tips for summer? We’d love to hear! Leave them in the comments below.