Essential Oils Help Keep You Cool in Summer’s Heat

by Karen Brooks on July 27, 2011

If you are like most of the United States, you are experiencing record temperatures in your city! It was in the upper 90’s in my hometown last week. When I got in my car to drive home from work it was over 120 degrees inside my car!

Are you looking for something that can cool you off quickly? Relief can be as simple as opening a bottle of Young Living therapeutic grade pure essential oil! They are very portable, and a small bottle can be carried in your briefcase, purse, or stowed in your car.

Keep in mind that not all oils are created equally. The quality and purity of the oil plays a huge difference in their effectiveness and safety. Make sure the read the labels. Not all oils can be used for internal consumption or directly on the skin.

Two of my favorites for summer are peppermint and lavender. No home should be without these two oils in their essential oil medicine cabinet. Lavender is an adaptogen, and can assist the body when adapting to stress. Peppermint is a natural tension reliever. Both of these oils can help you stay cool this summer. Here are some ways to use them:

1.Put a drop of peppermint on the back of your neck and the bottoms of your feet. If you are sensitive, dilute it with a small amount of a carrier oil, such as olive or almond oil.

2.Place a drop of either lavender or peppermint on a moist wash cloth and place it on the back of your neck.

3.Put a few drops of peppermint on a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your car. The scent will uplift you, give a pleasant aroma, and keep you feeling more alert.

4.Lavender oil when diffused in the car will help ease the stress of driving during a hot summer day.

5.Add a drop of peppermint oil to a glass of water. It is a great way to cool your body temperature.

6.Ants love the heat! Put a few drops of peppermint oils on your window sills or door jams to keep them out of your home. No need for those expensive, toxic ant sprays!

7.Mosquito’s love to bite during those warm summer nights! Apply peppermint and lavender oil to the bite. It will help reduce minor itching.

Don’t let the heat get the best of you! Use these simple inexpensive, natural tips to keep you cool throughout the long hot summer months. Have a tip that you would like to share? Please let me know in the comment box below.

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Tamarah August 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

LOVE idea #6! I am gonna try that and maybe make a spray for around my sidewalk too!

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Robert Seth August 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

Thanks Karen, these are all great ideas. Looks like I’ve got a new strategy for this summer!

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Leila August 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

What great natural tips for relieving stress.

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Carla J Gardiner August 1, 2011 at 1:27 am

Thanks for these tips, Karen. I use Peppermint in my water daily and the Lavender nightly to relax. Looking forward to many more uses for these therapeutic essential oils.

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Michele July 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Wow! WHo knew there were so many ways to use peppermint and lavender? Thanks Karen.

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Thea July 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Karen – I tend to get a bit on the “steamy” side more than the average lady :) I will keep these tips in mind!

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John Hays July 31, 2011 at 11:24 am

Awesome ideas Karen! Love natural remedies like this!

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denny hagel July 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Fabulous info Karen! Living in Florida, keeping cool is always on my mind! :)

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Olga Hermans July 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Awesome Karen, love it. I drink water with peppermint and I am going to do the other ones as well. Great stuff!

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