Summer’s here! Can you feel it?! While we love the great Canadian outdoors, weather and bugs can be hard to predict, and make for some less-than-pleasant summer days or nights. Enter our top 3 go-to essential oils for the season: Lavender, Tea Tree, and Peppermint. Why do we love them so much? We’re glad you asked!
antioxidant, antimicrobial, antihistamine
Lavender soothes skin irritations, be it from pesky bug bites or sunburnt skin. It’s also our go-to oil when we want a good nights sleep (dab it on your wrists, chest, and temples).
antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral
Tea Tree oil’s primary ingredients (terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes) make it a very powerful disinfectant, and it helps heal wounds. Use it to kill germs, fight infections, and/or soothe skin.
antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant
With cooling and invorating properties, Peppermint can help soothe sun-kissed skin, alleviate headaches, and give you a little burst of energy.
recipe round up
Here are a few of our favourite natural, safe, and effective go-to summer recipes using Lavender, Tea Tree, and Peppermint oils:
peppermint cooling spray
When you feel the heat, mist yourself down and enjoy the cooling effects of Peppermint essential oil.
8 drops Peppermint EO
1 Tsp Witch Hazel
Instructions: Combine Peppermint and Witch Hazel in a 15ml mister bottle. Top with water.
To use: Spray away!
bug bite relief roller
To the rescue! This blend is soothing, cooling, cleansing, and REALLY comes in handy when you need a little relief from itchy bug bites.
10 drops Lavender EO
10 drops Peppermint EO
5 drops Tea Tree EO
Fractionated Coconut Oil (or carrier oil of choice)
Witch Hazel (optional but recommended)
10ml Roller Bottle (take your pick: clear, amber, or cobalt)
Instructions (with Witch Hazel): Combine essential oils in 10ml roller bottle. Add 1 part Fractionated Coconut Oil and 1 part Witch Hazel.
To use: Shake before using and apply your roller blend to your bug bite. Re-apply as needed!
after sun relief
Whether you’re sun-kissed or sunburned, our DIY after sun lotion will cool, refresh, and soothe your thirsty skin.
3 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel Juice
3 Tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil (or carrier oil of choice)
8-10 drops of each Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Frankincense EO
Instructions: In a 100ml bottle with a lotion pump top, combine the Aloe Vera Gel Juice, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Essential Oils. Top with Witch Hazel.
To use: Shake well and apply generously to skin.