We love eucalyptus. Its light, herbal scent and soft, rustic aesthetic makes it the perfect foundational decoration and fragrance for any event, especially weddings.
Eucalyptus represents abundance and protection as well, adding a touch of meaningful symbolism to your special day.
When paired with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil Mist, especially, eucalyptus decor is sure to create a unique and memorable experience for bride, groom and every friend and family member in attendance.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to use eucalyptus to make your wedding one you’ll remember forever!
Ways to Use Eucalyptus for Your Wedding
- Arrange it in your bouquet. Eucalyptus adds a soft and beautiful filler to any floral bouquet. Or, opt for a eucalyptus-only bouquet for a simple yet memorable style!
- Use it in a floral crown. Eucalyptus crowns or halos are beautiful for bride, bridesmaids and even flower girls.
- Incorporate in corsages and boutonnieres. Don’t leave out the rest of the bridal party! The groom and his groomsmen will love the simplicity of eucalyptus, and your mother-in-law will love the scent of her corsage!
- Arrange in the centerpieces. Eucalyptus makes a gorgeous centerpiece, especially when paired with succulents, roses, or bright florals! Be sure to mist the centerpieces with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil Mist to enhance the aroma.
- Fashion as a table runner garland. Lay branches of eucalyptus down the table runners as a garland – and don’t forget to spray a few touches of our mist!
- Use a floral wreath as an altar backdrop. Like your bouquet, eucalyptus is beautiful all on its own or when paired with other florals. The design is up to you!
- Give to the flower girl to toss instead of petals. The eucalyptus leaves will add a unique look to your aisle runner.
- Give to guests to toss during your grand exit! Some wedding parties toss bird seed, some light sparklers, but eucalyptus is a sweet and simple way to make your wedding unlike any other.
- Give out mini-bouquets as favors. Guests will love taking home a few branches of eucalyptus. Pair with a tea light candle for a favor they’ll be sure to use and set out in their home.
- Our Pure Eucalyptus Oil Mist in travel size makes the perfect favor for a eucalyptus-themed wedding! Guests will enjoy remembering your special day every time they spray the mist.
Planning on using eucalyptus in your wedding? Don’t forget a bottle of our Pure Eucalyptus Oil Mist to spray throughout your day to create unique and lasting memories!
There’s something about the sweet scent of citrus on a sweltering summer day that’s so refreshing. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime – they’re the scents and tastes we crave all summer long.
With temperatures rising and the sun baking down, it can be tempting to toss a few drops of those beloved citrus oils into any blend you create.
But before you do, be sure to understand the potential dangers of incorrect citrus oil use in the summer and how to safely use them for your family during the hottest, sunniest days of the year.
The Dangers of Citrus Oil in the Summer
Our beloved citrus oils are photosensitive, meaning they contain compounds that increase our skin’s sensitivity to ultraviolet rays.
So, while it may be tempting to put a few drops of your favorite citrus oil into your summertime lotions, sunscreens or body sprays before going outside, doing so may actually harm your skin and cause a reaction if you remain in the sun for an extended period of time.
Best Ways to Use Citrus Oil in the Summer
- Use at night. If you want to lather up with your favorite homemade citrus oil lotion, be sure to do so at night. Avoid skin application during the day, when you’re going back and forth between indoors and outdoors regularly.
- Use in a safe product, like our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus Shower Mist! This is a perfect way to get your daily splash of citrus without compromising your skin. Simply run a warm shower and spray the product into the steam – enjoy the energizing and refreshing scent of summertime citrus while staying safe and healthy!
- Use in a diffuser. Diffuse the oils in your home rather than applying on your skin. This is a great way to enjoy the fresh, sweet scent of citrus without compromising your skin health if spending time outdoors during the day!
- Cover up! If you do apply citrus oil to your skin before going outside, be sure to cover up. Wear longer sleeves, a hat and/or a light jacket.
- Wash and dilute if affected. If you or a family member do develop a reaction caused by sun exposure and citrus oils, be sure to wash the affected area with cool water and a mild soap. Pat the area dry and rub a small amount of coconut or vegetable oil on the area to further dilute any remaining essential oil.
What are some of your favorite oils to use in the summer? Be sure to always check the labels to check the oil photosensitivity and make sure it’s safe for use in the sun!
Headed to the beach soon? Make sure to pack your boogie-boards, rash guards, and sunscreen… and don’t forget about these essential oils to make your trip even better!
Essential Oils to Soothe a Sunburn
Lavender Oil is well-known for its ability to reduce inflammation and redness. Combine a few drops of Lavender Oil and a few drops of cooling Peppermint Oil with some aloe vera gel or coconut oil and gently apply it to burned skin.
Essential Oils to Keep Towels Fresh
Nobody likes stinky towels! When packing your beach tote, throw in one of our ShowerMists. Spritz your beach towels as they dry between uses for a fresh scent and to keep mildew away.
Essential Oils to Beat the Heat
Create a cooling spray by adding 3-5 drops of Peppermint Oil to a 2-oz. spray bottle. Then fill with water. Spritz on arms, legs, feet, and chest for a cool relief from the hot sun.
Essential Oils to Keep the Mosquitos Away
Reach for some Tea Tree Oil as a natural, toxin-free bug repellent. It’s also great for treating previous bug bites! Rub a drop into the affected area for relief and speedy healing.
What essential oils do you love using in the summer? Tell us in the comments below!
To the men in our lives who work hard, support their families, inspire us with sage advice, and tell endless dad jokes… we love you and we’re thankful for you! Here are a few of our favorite essential oils for good ol’ Dad.
Eucalyptus Oil for Dads With Beards
Our favorite scruffy faces are always in need of a little pampering. Create a smoothing, stimulating beard oil by mixing a few drops of Eucalyptus and other essential oils depending on your preferred scent (our recommendations: citrus, tea tree, or cedarwood) with a carrier oil like jojoba.
Lavender Oil for Dads Who Need Better Sleep
Lavender Oil is known for its sedative properties. Does your dad need to relax? Spritz a little in the shower or start diffusing it 20 minutes before bed, and Dad will knock out in no time. Let him snore all night long… It’s his day, after all.
A Natural Alternative to Dad’s Cologne
Instead of reaching for a bottle filled to the brim with chemicals and toxic ingredients, give Dad some essential oils to mix as he pleases and help him smell great. Some classic options are Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, and Citrus.
What essential oils does your father love?
Tell us in the comments below!
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.
Is the pollen in the air sending your nose into sneezing fits? Is your throat feeling itchy and dry? Spring may be beautiful, but allergies are not! Here are our best tips to have you feeling better in no time.
Use Eucalyptus Oil to reduce sinus inflammation.
If your sinuses are stuffed up, you can use Eucalyptus Oil to clear your inflamed airways. Spritz some in a hot, steamy shower or apply a few drops to your chest to keep your sinuses clear all day.
Use Menthol to relieve coughing and congestion.
Add Menthol Crystals to a pot of boiling hot water, lean over it (very carefully), and cover your head with a towel. Breathe the steam in deeply for as long as you can stand the heat to soothe your sore throat. You can also melt the crystals in a warmer to diffuse the menthol through the rest of your home.
Diffuse Lavender Oil at night to sleep better.
Lavender Oil is also known to reduce inflammation and is a natural antihistamine. Since it has soothing, mildly sedative properties, we recommend diffusing it to get better rest at night when you’ve been coughing or are struggling to stay asleep.
What’s your favorite remedy for allergy season?
Tell us about it in the comments below.