Essential Oils for Summertime by Susie Schiering
What could you possibly use essential oils for in the summertime, you ask? There are so many ways to use them you will be amazed. Essential Oils are not just for aromatherapy and pretty smells. They can be used to treat ailments, clean your house, cooking and in gardening. I use certified pure therapeutic grade doTERRA essential oils for all of the above. So this summer for the garden I will use:
- Peppermint for ants, aphids, beetles and caterpillars.
- Lavender and Thyme to protect my vegetable in the garden.
- Patchouli for gnats, snails and weevils.
- Or Terrashield blend for an all round insect repellant blend for plants, animals and people.
For my all natural summertime cleaning I will be using several oils in cleaning recipes. I will mix the oils with baking soda, castile soap, vinegar or borax. Essential oils add to the cleaning because they are antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antibiotic.
- Antibacterial oils examples are lemon, lavender, cypress, eucalyptus, melaleuca and sage.
- Antiviral examples are cinnamon, clove, oregano, lemon, lavender, melaleuca and thyme.
- Antifungal examples are patchouli, lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, melaleuca and thyme.
- Antibiotic examples are bergamot, clove, lemon, lavender, lime, and oregano.
Then of course I have the summertime injuries at my home that I use the oils for all the time. It is just as easy to reach for an oil bottle as it is an over the counter medicine. You just open the bottle and apply one drop in your hands, to the body, use aromatically or internally.
- Purify is great for bee and wasp stings.
- Lavender is great for sunburns, cuts and scrapes.
- Digestzen can be used for overeating at the family BBQ.
- Peppermint is a great body temperature cooler.
- Deep Blue can be used on muscle aches after gardening, exercising and other strenuous activities.
- Melaleuca is for skin rashes, cuts and scrapes.
- Past Tense for headaches, migraines and hangovers.
Another great way to use doTERRA essential oils is in cooking for the summertime festivities. You only need a couple drops to taste the oils in any dish.
- Lime for margaritas or guacamole.
- Peppermint for a refreshing drink, in tea or brownies.
- Oregano in any Italian dish.
- Lemon, Grapefruit or Wild Orange are great to put in water to drink every day.
- Also, Lavender, Cinnamon, Coriander, Ginger and Thyme are other great cooking additions.
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Susie Schiering is a Holistic Health Coach and Essential Oil Educator. She uses certified pure therapeutic grade doTERRA essential oils as natural medicine. Susie teaches classes about how and why to use essential oils as she is hugely passionate about them and how they have enhanced her life. She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she learned practical lifestyle management techniques, cutting-edge coaching methods that integrates different dietary theories, comprehensive coaching and business training. She also has a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Susie is a married mother of three beautiful children and two wonderful boxers.