Not only they have a beautiful, pleasant scent that is also relaxing but regular use of these oils will contribute to good health and overall mood. It will help you understand your body better and connect with your senses. In these summer days, when refreshment is required practically at any time, many summertime essential oils will help you cool, relax before traveling, to have better sleep or even to breathe more easily if you have any allergic reactions.
Five summertime essential oils that can be very useful in these summer months
1. Lemon Oil
Essential Oil of Lemon has a refreshing, citrus scent and it is highly appreciated in aromatherapy. It is used to care and cleanse the skin, mostly by adding it to your cream or face tonic. It makes the skin soft, smooth, bright and prevents the formation of acne.
Like its scent, lemon oil’s effect is also refreshing. A few drops in mineral water could be an excellent natural tonic for your face. It will cool you down and refresh you during the hot period, clear your mind and senses. The lemon essential oil also has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties and is also used in the strengthening and whitening of nails.
2. Lime Oil
Another herb from the citrus family, essential lime oil has a wonderful scent that perfectly matches other citrus fruits. Its joyful scent creates mental clarity, balances emotions and acts on stress. It refreshes, energizes and improves mood and helps with fatigue. Lime essential oil is phototoxic and due to the presence of coumarin it should not be applied to the skin 24 hours before exposure to sunlight but its benefits can be felt by using it in diffuser and aroma lamps.
It is also a natural freshener: a drop of lime, lavender and orange blend with water and pour into a spray.
Enriched neutral shower gel with a few drops of lime, for a nice and fresh start of the day!
3. Patchouli Oil
The oil of an exceptionally strong, rich fragrance that fits both women and men is known for its deodorizing, antidepressant and antiseptic effect. It stimulates the release of hormones that affect the sense of happiness and reduces the feeling of anxiety, anger and sorrow. Improves mood and reduces tension. It acts as an aphrodisiac and relieves impotence, loss of libido and sexual anxiety. Due to the astringent action, it is desirable to supplement in various skincare products.
Applying patchouli preparations prevents the relaxation of the skin and muscles, as well as hair loss. This summertime oil is also used for the treatment of wounds and cuts and the prevention of scarring.
4. Palmarosa Oil
This beautiful oil has a pleasant, floral fragrance that resembles a rose. It works antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal and hydrating. The oil is very mild, non-irritating and non-sensitized and can be used by people with very sensitive skin. It relieves the symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger and nervousness. Diluted in vegetable oil, palmarosa is used for massage and muscle relaxation, as well as for faster healing and regeneration of wounds. It perfectly hydrates and softens the skin and it is desirable to add it to the preparations and creams for the care, moisturizing and rejuvenation of the skin.
It stimulates regeneration and reparation of skin cells, so you can add it to all types of anti-aging products. Diluted in vegetable oil is used to treat skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis. Due to bactericidal and antiviral activity, it is used in water to clean surfaces in the home.
5. Grapefruit Oil
Grapefruit is one of the plants whose essential oil brings a lot of good things. It will help you to start the metabolism and remove excess water from the body that can sometimes be a real problem in the heat. The essential oil of grapefruit will definitely fix your mood with its refreshing citrus note like lemon and lime oils can too. This citrus oil is known for its antiseptic, antidepressant and diuretic effect. It is rich in antioxidant substances, stimulates the immune system and prevents free radicals from the environment. This way, the skin is protected from adverse effects and premature aging, so it is desirable to add to the body care creams.
Used in aroma lamps this summertime oil relieves depression, anxiety and stress. Also, this kind of application reduces the sense of hunger and stimulates metabolism, and speeds up weight loss. Due to the pleasant, refreshing odor, it is used for deodorizing the air in the kitchen and bathroom. Grapefruit oil is also used in the treatment of cellulite and for the degradation of fat. It is very useful for the care of oily impure skin with acne. For photosensitivity, avoid using this oil before sunbathing or solarium. It works antifungal and helps with healing the wounds, burns, bruises, acne, eczema, inflamed and enlarged veins and crammed capillaries.
We already wrote about some interesting summertime essential oils, especially for sunburn. For more information check this article: Essential Oils for Sunburn
Essential oils should not be applied undiluted directly to the skin as they can cause allergic reactions and irritation. For dilution, they can be mixed with shampoos, body milk or base oils – almond, coconut, olive, castor oil, jojoba oil or avocado.
Keep yourself healthy and enjoy the summer!