Essential Oils Recipes for Summer

The more we learn about essential oils, the more we realize their versatility.  As we enter the hot and, hopefully, sunny days of summer time in Virginia Beach, check out these awesome recipes from doTERRA that can make your summer even more enjoyable.

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this:

After-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients
1 cup aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender oil
8 drops Melaleuca oil
Note: You can find aloe vera juice at your local health food store.
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.

After Sun with Frankincense and Sandalwood

Combine 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel, ¼ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, 12–15 drops Frankincense, 8–10 drops Sandalwood to glass spray bottle; shake well before use. Spray on skin after sun exposure for a soothing affect.


Honey Ginger Lemonade

A twist on classic lemonade, Honey Ginger lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink to help lift your mood. The juiced ginger helps add a little spicy kick, while both lemon juice and Lemon oil keep the recipe light and cool. The addition of Lemon oil is important as it provides cleansing benefits for your organs.* Raw honey has been used since ancient times for a variety of health purposes. In this recipe, the raw honey is a necessary addition—not only as a sweetener, but also as an antibacterial element.

Ingredients
1–2 tablespoons ginger, juiced
3 lemons, juiced
3–5 drops Lemon oil
1 cup water
⅓ cup raw honey
1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Juice lemons and ginger. To juice ginger, add ginger pieces to a juicer or a blender. Blend or juice. Separate pulp from the juice with a cheesecloth.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a two-quart pitcher. Mix well.
  3. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Makes two quarts.

Tip: You can substitute the juiced ginger for one to two drops Ginger essential oil, if desired.