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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Beating Summer Heat with Essential Oils

This summer I got so excited to get our trailer out after three years and do some camping. Of course we haven't traveled much and in the beginning of June we went to Las Vegas and hours before we left our sub pump went out. I got it all sorted out and all was good with our amazing plumber before we left.

The next week after we get home, we go camping and our A/C goes out while we are gone. It has been a week now with no A/C so I looked to my essential oils for cooling and all of this great information just came out in the doTERRA Living Magazine and I am going to share ways to beat the summer heat tips from doTERRA and from me and my families personal experience on what works best for us. So enjoy and learn new ways to stay cool this summer. 

Stay refreshed even when away from any air-conditioned haven.

Outdoor Tips
When you’re having a blast outside, don’t forget these tips:

Spray Bottle - When taken outside for long periods of time, water in a glass spray
bottle can quickly warm up and lose its advantage. Counteract this and keep cool by adding in
refreshing non-citrus oils that will cool you down regardless. Cooling oils include Peppermint, Basil,
Cardamom, Cilantro, or doTERRA Breathe . An extra tip: when you do go to spray, start with your
pulse points like your wrists and neck. Spraying these areas will help to cool your whole body more
quickly. We use aluminum spray bottles which works great when you are camping. 

Wear the right clothes. Choose fabrics that breathe and allow your sweat to evaporate more
quickly. These fabrics include cotton, hemp, rayon (if you live in a dry climate), or linen. Moisturewicking
fabrics (found most often in athletic wear) also have a special weave that makes them more
permeable, and wick the sweat away.

Stay hydrated. You need to keep replacing the water you lose through perspiration. Avoid the
tempting sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic beverages to avoid dehydrating your body; water is always the best choice when you’re out and about. If you’re looking for added flavor, a drop of Lime,Lemon, Wild Orange, Tangerine, or Grapefruit oils can easily add some variety. You can also re-hydrate with the foods you eat. Try a summer favorite like the appropriately named watermelon.

Eat lighter meals. Many fruits and vegetables are in season when the weather is hot. (This may
just be nature’s way of telling us something about keeping cool.) Plants are simply easier for us to
digest, which in turn produces less heat in your body than digesting a fatty hamburger. It’s a healthy
way to stay cool, too— incorporating more fruits and veggies into your diet is a good idea no matter
what your summer plans are.

Indoor Tips
When you’re on vacation or even at home, sometimes the air conditioning isn’t there when you need
it to be. Here are a few ideas for taking some of the pressure off your AC unit, and keeping your bills
Point your fan at an open window. The day’s heat gets trapped inside your home, and can be
hard to get rid of. Putting the fan facing the window sucks the hot air away and blows it back
outside. You can use a temperature controller to automatically turn the fan on or off depending on
the temperature.

Diffuse oils. Certain oils like Spearmint, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, or doTERRA Breathe possess
refreshing aromas that can help you feel cool and invigorated. If you live in a dry climate, it will add
a little moisture to the air as well.

Use your décor to your advantage. Blinds and curtains block the sun’s rays out and shield your
space from the heat. Close the windows and use insulated drapes when the sun is out, and open
them at night to let in the cooler air. If you simply must have an open window, you can also hang a
damp towel or sheet in front of the window to cool the air coming in.

Sleep cool. There are a few different options for making your nighttime cooler. Try putting your
sheets into a plastic bag and putting them in your freezer for a few minutes. When you’re ready for
bed, put the chilled sheets on your bed and enjoy the cool feeling. Alternately, add a few drops of
Peppermint to a high-mist glass spray bottle and dampen your top sheet.

Cool down your body. Take a cool shower or bath when you can’t stand the heat anymore. You
can also drink iced Peppermint water. We recommend making your ice-cubes using Peppermint by filling your ice tray with water and adding one drop of Peppermint per ice cube.

Tips for After Sun
My boys got so sunburn on our first camping trip to the lake. Poor things, but now they know to put sun block on their ankles.
In a 10 mL roll-on add 5 drops Melaleuca, 5 drops Roman Chamomile, 5 drops Helichrysum, 5
drops Lavender, and top with Fractionated Coconut oil.
Add 20 drops Lavender oil to 2 ounces of Fractionated Coconut oil and rub into skin. (Alternately,
you can add the Lavender to a glass spray bottle with 1 ounce Fractionated Coconut Oil and 1
ounce of water.)
Add 5 drops Peppermint to 5 drops Lavender and 4 drops vitamin E oil in a 4-ounce glass spray
bottle and top with witch hazel.

I also just recently purchased witch hazel at the drug store. Since our A/C is out we have made spray bottles to keep us cool. We open up the house at night, then shut the windows first thing in the morning. There is about three hours in the late afternoon that is really hot but we are surviving. We also have a basement so it is cool down there.

Thank you for letting me share and keep cool this summer.

Sourced by doTERRA Living Magazine 2018, doTERRA.com, personal experience.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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