Our Top Oils for Spring and Summer
Spring and summer are some of our favorite seasons. We look forward to flowers blooming, warmer temperatures, lots of time spent outdoors, and – in some people — a desire to do some serious cleaning.
However, it’s not all roses. This is the time of year that allergies and insects rear their ugly heads. Luckily, using essential oils can be an effective and natural way to help you navigate this time of year comfortably.
The Best Essential Oils for Spring and Summer
We’ve put together a list of our 5 favorite essential oils for spring and summer and how they can help you stay happy and healthy.
1. Woolzies Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is a cooling and refreshing essential oil that is ideal for treating seasonal allergy symptoms. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, acts as an expectorant, and can relax the nasal passages.
Inhale peppermint oil by adding 5 drops to an oil diffuser to unclog the sinuses and treat symptoms of seasonal allergies.
2. Woolzies Citrus Blend
Woolzies Citrus Oil Blend contains several refreshing and energizing oils including orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit, and tangerine. This fresh, fruity blend is a wonderful natural disinfectant that you can use to thoroughly clean your home and give it a lovely aroma.
Make a natural cleaning spray by adding 10-20 drops of Citrus Blend, ½ cup pure vodka, and 1 cup pure water to a spray bottle. Use this to freshen the air and degrease and deep clean floors, counters, windows, and other surfaces in your home.
Try adding a few drops to your laundry detergent to infuse your clothes with a fresh, summery scent.
3. Woolzies Bug Repellent Blend
Warmer weather and more time spent outdoors means coming into contact with mosquitoes and other annoying insects.
Luckily, one of our favorite essential oil blends is a powerful insect repellent that smells great too. Woolzies Bug Repellent Oil Blend contains lemongrass, citronella, peppermint, catnip, thyme, basil, lemon, eucalyptus, almond, coconut, and olive oils.
Before going outside, put several drops of oil into your hands and rub liberally onto your legs, feet, arms, and other exposed body parts to deter mosquitoes and other insects. This oil blend can be applied directly to your skin and doesn't require dilution.
Whether you’re indoors or outside, add 3-5 drops of the Bug Repellent Blend to an oil diffuser to repel insects.
4. Woolzies Detox Blend
Many of us feel sluggish coming out of the winter months where comfort food and avoiding exercise in favor of snuggling under a blanket has been the norm.
Woolzies Detox Oil Blend is perfect to use for detox to energize, stimulate, and purify body and mind. This spicy citrus oil blend is made up of geranium, rosemary, lemon, peppermint, juniper berry, tangerine, and basil essential oils.
Use the Detox Blend to cleanse and detoxify your system by diluting 4-6 drops in a carrier oil and massaging it into the abdomen and bottoms of the feet.
Enjoy a detoxifying soak by adding 5-10 drops of the Detox Blend to a warm bath.
5. Woolzies After Sun Blend
Most people are eager to spend more time outdoors with friends and family during the summer months. Unfortunately, we may underestimate the power of the sun and end up with painful sunburn.
Woolzies After Sun Oil Blend is a must-have for the spring and summer months. It contains soothing and healing oils of ylang ylang, geranium, peppermint, chamomile, and lavender.
Massage this diluted oil blend into the skin to relieve the pain from sunburn, prevent skin peeling, soothe skin irritations, and heal insect bites. You can also add 5–10 drops of this blend to a bath to cool down and soothe the body.
6. Woolzies Grapefruit Oil
Grapefruit essential oil is another spring and summertime favorite due to its refreshing, energizing, and cleansing properties.
When applied topically it can boost circulation, reduce fluid retention, and improve the appearance of cellulite. This makes it perfect to use topically before hitting the pool or beach in your swimsuit.
Its sweet refreshing aroma makes grapefruit oil a great addition to a natural body scrub. Simply combine 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 15 drops grapefruit oil, and 10 drops peppermint oil in a jar. Apply this scrub by gently massaging one scoop over the body in circular movements.
We hope you've been inspired by our tips for using some of our favorite single essential oils and oil blends for spring and summer.
What are your favorite essential oils to use during this time of year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!