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June 15, 2018

Essential Oils for Summer

Banish bugs, beat the sun, and take to the skies with Rocky Mountain Oils.

Summer is all about spending time with loved ones, enjoying the outdoors, and feeling refreshed during the warmer weather. Whether you’re lounging on the beach, making some long overdue improvements to the garden, or hitting the road for a family vacation, essential oils not only help enhance your summertime experience but also make it easier to recover during these busy months. Here are a few of our favorite essential oils you should consider using for a variety of summertime activities.

Keep Those Bugs Away!

A day in the great outdoors is a day well spent … unless you’re bombarded by creepy-crawlies. Bug bites or stings can range from mildly annoying to downright dangerous depending on the type of bug and whether or not it carries disease. While commercial bug sprays usually do the job of repelling bugs, why not use an all-natural alternative, like essential oils, to keep the bugs at bay?

A Soothing Day in the Sun

Too much time in the sun? Essential oils can do wonders for soothing a sunburn or revitalizing dry, sun-scorched hair. Mixing essential oils with aloe vera gel helps instantly cool and soothe affected areas.

Calming a Rash

If you’ve ever been to summer camp—or just running around in the woods—you may have come into contact with a rash-inducing plant. Anyone who’s dealt with the adverse effects of poison ivy, sumac, or oak can tell you the resulting rashes and blisters are a nightmare. Correctly identifying potential poisonous plants is the best way to prevent painful skin reactions, but essential oils can come to the rescue when accidental contact does occur.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Crowded airports. Busy cruise terminals. Traffic, traffic, traffic. For some, traveling can turn into a nightmare. The stress of dragging luggage from point A to point B while rounding up the kids only adds to the unpleasantness that sometimes comes with flying or traveling. Looking for a natural way to find a little relaxation amid the chaos?

No matter where your travels take you this summer—to another country or just to your backyard—don’t forget to add essential oils to your summer survival kit.

 

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