If you have followed us for a while, then you would have noticed we have developed quite a bit of an obsession with essential oils. They have just become a part of our lives, and we wouldn’t be without them nowadays.
OUR FAVOURITES FOR SUMMER
While it’s been a challenge, we have managed to narrow our favourite oils down to our top 10 (ish). We have found doTERRA oils to be absolutely life-changing, and of course, love that they are 100% pure, natural and sourced ethically, from all over the world.
Ease the pain of sun exposureåÊwith Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint
Summer typically comes with its fair share of extra sun exposure, and while you may have the best intentions to stay sun smart, sometimes you can’t avoid a good old roasting! We have a lavender blend that will come to your aid. Lavender and Tea Tree mixed together is great for application on sun exposure, mixed with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or rosehip oil. In fact, we say lavender and tea tree are a match made in heaven when it comes to skin support!
Other uses for these oils:
Applied just before bed, you’ll find lavender to be incredibly calming in preparing you for a great night’s sleep.
Tea tree is our go-to for those pesky insect bites, by reducing and calming the sting and itch.
Peppermint is perfect for cooling the skin and incredible in recipes with anything to do with chocolate or ice cream! If you need a pick-me-up, try blending peppermint and wild orange in a diffuser! We can’t say enough about the versatility of peppermint oil, and you’ll certainly get your fair share of ideas of what to use it for!
Lemon for detox and cleansingåÊyour inner soul
If you love to indulge in a good old fashion spring clean, then lemon is great for creating a beautiful fresh-smelling cleaning paste, or add a few drops to a spray bottle, fill with distilled water and use as a room freshener. You can also try mixing with white vinegar and water for a fantastic natural glass cleaner. As soon as you begin replacing commercial cleaning products with natural oils, you will feel such an amazing difference around your home! There’s just something so rewarding about using 100% natural ingredients, that’s safe for your family (and of course smells great!).
Lemon is also great for uplifting your mood (add a couple drops in a diffuser as an oil around the house), flavouring foods, or adding a drop into a glass of sparkling water.
How to use the rare Helichrysum oil
Any parent knows just how easy it is for their kids to get their fair share of bruises, grazes or scratches all over them! It’s what being a kid is all about. Combining a couple of drops of Helichrysum and Lavender, in fractionated coconut oil, creates the ultimate skin supporting tonic and is perfect to assist with any grazes or bruises. This is one mixture you want to keep handy in your first aid kit. You’ll also find this blend to be ideal for neck and shoulder tension, as a lovely gentle massage oil. It is also known to be great to boost your metabolism.
Again, with sun exposure, a couple of drops of Helichrysum with fractionated coconut oil helps to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated.
A natural insect repellent with TerraArmour
We just love this all-natural insect repellent blend that comes in both an oil bottle and a spritzer bottle. It is already diluted and ready to use. It can often be difficult to find a mosquito repellent with natural ingredients, that actually works, but this one is certainly tried and true! TerraArmour is a great spray for putting on tent doors if you’re away camping, as it helps to continue repelling any insects that are buzzing around. Popping a few drops onto your diffuser bracelet is also a great idea also!
The irresistible scent of fruity Grapefruit and Tangerine
Grapefruit has to be one of Tracey’s all time favs, simply because of the fruity summer scents that drift through her house when she diffuses it! Tangerine is also an amazing fruity scent that goes well in your laundry and for freshening up you linen after washing (add a few drops to some distilled water and spritz over your linen, as it dries it will leave behind the fruity smell). Grapefruit is perfect for giving your digestive, and inner health, a boost. Both grapefruit and tangerine are loaded with all natural antioxidants, they are also a perfect blend as part of a summer detox.
If you’re really into body scrubs, then adding one, or both, of these fruity oils, just adds another dimension to your exfoliation session! They are ideal for skin lotions and potions! Make sure you keep your fruity oils to nighttime routines though, as sun exposure while wearing these oils will magnify the exposed skin, possibly creating sunburn! We often add a couple of drops of these to mineral water – deeeelissh!
Calm the farm with Balance
Summertime is all about long school holidays, late nights, family gatherings, the hustle and bustle of Christmas and general chaos! Jo describes how her son Jacob was absolutely feral one night (in her own words!). She tells us about how obnoxious he was towards her, and how a few simple drops of Balance changed his mood for the better. This oil truly does promote tranquillity and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in doTERRA Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can provide a sense of calmness, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.
Last, but certainly not least, this is the oil for seasonal threats, that are often brought on by the hotter temperatures. It’s our go-to oil for anything to do with respiratory issues. The primary benefits of this oil are:
- Feel clear and calm when breathing.
- Ideal to be applied before a restful night sleep.
- Equipped for seasonal threats.
It can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.
Tracey describes the positive effects this oil has on her quality of sleep, from the ability to help reduce her husband’s noisy sleeping habits! She even labels it as a ‘marriage saver’!
Through the use of essential oils each day, you’ll find that your instincts will begin to guide you towards which oil is the best, for each and every moment. Once you experience the effect of each oil, it’s pretty easy to turn into an addict!
doTERRA oils help to create that day spa kind of feeling every day in your own home! Like us, you might struggle to go anywhere without your pack of essential oils on hand!