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Essential Oils for Summer

When the mercury soars high and you wish to enjoy the summers by either relaxing in your favourite lounge chair at home or by hitting the road for a vacation – whatever your idea of enjoyment in the summer, essential oils can enhance all of these experiences. Let us take a look at the different ways of using essential oils in the summer and discover their secrets in adding a zing to your life.

Skin Coolants:

Keeping the chemistry lesson short, the way some essential oils work as coolants is by tricking our brain to think that the body part in contact with the essential oil is really cooler compared to other body parts. Mesmara Peppermint Oil and Mesmara Eucalyptus Oil can produce a cooling effect on the skin. Here is a DIY spray to help you feel cool and relaxed in the summer.

DIY Peppermint/Eucalyptus Essential Oil Spray:

A 2% oil dilution is considered as a safe standard for skin application of essential oils. You can achieve this by mixing 12 drops of essential oil in around 30 mL of a carrier oil or any other lotion or moisturizer. Mix 12 drops of either peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil in around 30 mL of a carrier oil like almond oil or jojoba oil. Keep this in a spray bottle (preferably glass bottle) and carry with you on your summer daytime expeditions. Spray behind the ears or on the wristband area whenever you feel too hot and get a refreshingly cool sensation. This also helps to ease headaches and relieves muscle aches and pains. Both of these oils are quite stimulating and can interfere with sleep, so try to use them during daytime.

Travel Companions:

For making your summer travel a delightful experience, use an infusion of Mesmara Rosemary Essential Oil in Mesmara Jojoba Carrier Oil and spray in your car for freshening the air and keeping you alert and your nerves cool. Do not use essential oils that have a soothing, sedative effect while driving as they tend to make you sleepy or drowsy. Always choose a stimulating type of oil. You can also use the oil in a diffuser in the car and keep feeling fresh throughout your journey.

Cool Drinks: Did you know, essential oils can be used in cool drinks too. They help in enhancing the flavour of the drinks. Here is a recipe for a refreshing summer drink, which you can make up in a jiffy.

Refreshing lemon water:

Ingredients:

Ā½ liter ice water

Juice of 5 to 6 lemons

2 drops of Mesmara Lemon Essential Oil

2 lemon wedges

Method of Preparation:

Mix the lemon juice and Mesmara Lemon essential oil in water. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Find a cool spot and sip this easy to whip-up drink.

Home Decor:

For bringing a new look to your house and building a serene atmosphere, make this DIY floating candle bowl.

You will need:

A glass bowl half filled with water

1 floating candle (unscented)

10 drops of Mesmara Lavender Essential Oil

5 drops of Mesmara Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Few rose petals

Method of Preparation:

Add the essential oils to the water bowl. Sprinkle the rose petals. Keep the floating candle in the center and light it up. You will be amazed at how refreshing the atmosphere would become and how much it adds to the beauty of your home.

Protips:

Essential Care: Always use essential oils by diluting them in water or other carrier oil. Do not used citrus based essential oils on the skin during summer time as they tend to cause photosensitivity. You can safely use all types of essential oils in summer during evening or as a night time routine. Use only refreshing and invigorating oils while driving and avoid those which cause a more relaxing and sedating effect.

 

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