Sunny days are coming, which means it’s the perfect time for summer fun! When you pack for your next summer vacation, you might not think to pack any essential oils. However, there are a number of essential oils that can be ideal to bring along during your summer trips. So, which are the most ideal essential oils for summer travels? Here, we’ll take a closer look at our favorite ways to use essential oils for summer travels.
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Essential Oils for Summer Travels
Summer time is my favorite thing in the world! We can finally enjoy longer days with warmer temperatures, spend time with the family, and of course, feel that summer sun lightly hit our faces. I just feel positive vibes all around.
There are many different ways in which you can use essential oils during the summer months. For example, some drops of tea tree oil are perfect for relieving sunburn, while thyme and orange essential oil blends are the best way to keep bugs away (which become super common this time of year!). We recommend Young Living essential oils as they have a big variety of single oils and blends and you only need a few drops of essential oil to create dozens of essential oil recipes. Plus, Young Living oils have one of the highest-quality oils we know.
Note: Never use undiluted essential oils as doing so may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
Keep reading to find out some quick tips to use essential oils to make this summer the best summer ever.
Are you only relying on Aloe Vera gel to relieve your sunburn? If so, think again! The anti-inflammatory properties of certain essential oils can help reduce swelling, pain, and any scarring that may occur as a result of sunburn. My favorite oils for sunburn relief are lavender essential oil, chamomile, peppermint, geranium, and tea tree. Simply add to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, witch hazel, or Aloe Vera gel and apply to the affected areas.
Keep Bugs Away
If you’re looking for an eco-friendlier bug spray that isn’t full of potentially toxic chemicals, using essential oils are a great way to do so (plus – it’s also the most economical way). The perfect oil for this is thyme, but for a stronger solution, a homemade DIY bug spray (you can use diffuser jewelry if you have it) made from Thyme and orange essential oil will be useful to bring along on your trip. Both of these essential oils are known to ward off ticks, which may make them effective at preventing Lyme Disease. Thyme and orange also both help keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Soothe Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Planning a camping trip? If so, some of the essential oils you may want to bring along are a combination of lavender, tea tree, peppermint, and chamomile essential oils. This blend is perfect for sensitive skin. Their anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe the rash and reduce itching. Simply dilute with a carrier oil, put in a glass spray bottle and apply directly to the affected areas or create a compress from one or more of these essential oils.
Are you going to be at risk of being stung by a bee or jellyfish? If so, you will want to pack essential oils that can help relieve the pain and swelling that these stings and bug bites can cause. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender, peppermint, chamomileand tea tree essential oils can reduce swelling and relieve pain. You might also want to pack eucalyptus essential oil, which offers antiseptic properties that can help prevent an infection from forming.
Make a sun spray
There are a number of essential oils that can help protect your skin from the sun. Some of these include lavender, myrrh, Frankincense, sandalwood, Helichrysum, and carrot seed. All of these essential oils offer skin nourishing and healing properties, making them a great option for a DIY sunscreen. Some additional essential oils, like clove and thyme, possess great antioxidant properties which are an added bonus to your skincare routine.
These are just some of the best essential oils for summer travels. Whether you’re planning to go on a beach vacation or a hiking trip, it’s worth packing some essential oils for your vacation!
Check out more essential oil tips and ideas from Kids Activities Blog:
- Did you know you can use essential oils for sunburn?
- Let’s learn how to make lotion bars with essential oils to moisturize your skin after sunbathing.
- Make tummy pain disappear with our essential oil for stomach ache recipes.
- Want to know how to use essential oils for laundry? Check out these effective tips.
- Are essential oils safe for consumption and other common questions regarding essential oils are answered here!
What essential oils do you use during summertime?