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8 Essential Oils Perfect for Summer

ESSENTIAL OILS ARE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE AND CAN BE ENJOYED BY DIFFUSING, ADDING TO BEAUTY PRODUCTS, WEARING AS A PERSONAL FRAGRANCE, CREATING A MASSAGE OIL, THE LIST GOES ON...

Try and choose organic when you can-these are highly concentrated products that shouldn’t contain synthetic ingredients. Also remember that before applying directly to skin, essential oils should be added to a carrier oil (like this one from Plant Therapy) to prevent irritation and evaporation.

We’ve put together a list of 8 organic, fresh scents to try for complete summertime serenity...

1. SANDALWOOD

Earthy, soft, and sweet, the warm scent of Sandalwood is reminiscent of a dreamy seaside holiday. Add a few drops to your diffuser or create a massage oil to reap its calming benefits. 

2. LEMON BALM  

A member of the mint family, Lemon Balm (also known as "Melissa Essential Oil") is sweet smelling yet somewhat tart, fresh, and herbaceous. This light, lemon-y oil from US Organic is a must-have for summer diffusions.  

3. Lavender 

Considered the single most useful essential oil, Lavender is widely known for it's calming, anti-anxiety effects. 100% pure true Lavender Oil from Purify Skin Therapy should be a summer nightstand staple for its sleep inducing qualities.

4. Grapefruit 

Rocky Mountain's Grapefruit Oil is citrusy, fresh and works great in DIY household cleaning products. A great mood booster, grapefruit can aid in mental sharpness and is also a stress reliever. 

5. Tea Tree

Tea Tree Oil can be helpful to treat acne, heal minor cuts or scrapes, as an insect repellent, mouthwash, and even to control dandruff and heal athletes foot. Try L & I Apothecary's Therapeutic Grade Tea Tree Oil. 

6. Ylang Ylang

Meaning "flower of flowers", Ylang Ylang has a sweet, exotic, and floral scent that is used in many perfumes and colognes. It is said to increase libido, boost mood, and has also been found to reduce depression and anxiety. We're adding Ylang II by Nature's Oil to our shopping cart like, yesterday.

7. Patchouli 

Patchouli is an earthy, calming scent commonly used in soaps and perfumes. It's woodsy, musky aroma creates a grounding effect and can be beneficial to incorporate into your yoga practice. It's also known to improve the appearance of dull skin. Try this version from Aetos

8. Unwind & Restore (Roll On oil)  

We're a sucker for a good roller-ball to throw in our purse or beach bag. L & I Apothecary's Organic Roll On Essential Oil is perfect to apply whenever you need a little sense of serenity and calm. 

Do you have a favorite scent or Essential Oil brand that we should know about? Let us know in the comments, we love trying new things!
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