Travel often involves seeking out climates different than those you’re used to. Whether it’s a sweltering day on a tropical beach or a cold, toe-tingling trip to the ski slopes, Essential Oils can help you feel more comfortable, whatever your surroundings.
Peppermint and Spearmint are two Essential Oils that provide cooling sensations to the skin. They both come in handy on those hot summer days when you just can’t cool down. Mix either of these with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply topically. The chest, back of the neck, and pulse points are all effective places to apply.
Or try this blend:
COOL DOWN ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
• 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 2 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
• 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Place oils in a 10 ml roller bottle. Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
With hot temps comes the opportunity to bask in the sun. Catching some rays feels great at the time, but you run the risk of skin discomfort later. If this happens, try an After Sun Spray that’s cooling, soothing, and cleansing:
AFTER SUN SPRAY RECIPE
• 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 10 drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
• 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Combine Essential Oils in a glass spray bottle. Fill 1/4 of the way with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Fill to top with water. Shake each time you use, and spray. An option for extra relief is to use Aloe Vera Gel in this spray instead of water. This is even better for irritated skin.
On the other side of the spectrum are warming oils, such as BLACK PEPPER. To help keep your feet warm during winter expeditions, mix one drop of BLACK PEPPER with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the bottoms of your feet. Other warming oils you could try this with include CASSIA, CINNAMON, CLOVE, GINGER, and WINTERGREEN.
CAUTION: Many oils that provide a warming sensation also pose the risk of irritating skin. Be sure to dilute heavily with Fractionated Coconut Oil if you apply topically.
NOTE: Did you know you can take an entire Class on the subject of Essential Oils for Summer? Ask for details if interested.
QUESTION – WOULD YOU RATHER TRAVEL TO A WARM OR COOL LOCATION?