3 Essential Oils to Beat the Heat
I don't know how many of y'all live in Texas, but it's HOT! August is known to be the hottest month of the year here, and woof is it living up to its reputation.
I woke up from a mid-morning nap (I'm all about quick naps these days thanks to our 5 month old puppy) and felt as if I were melting from the extreme heat...and yes I was even inside with A/C running. Not to mention I was a tad nauseous because I haven't been drinking enough water. In my groggy stupor, I managed to make my way to my peppermint essential oil and throw a few drops of it (along with Stress Away from Young Living) into my diffuser. I'm not even kidding, immediate relief. I then did some digging to find a few more essential oils that would help me beat the heat.
Turns out there are 3 trusty ones, that I think most people will know of, and hopefully have at least 2 out of the 3 oils laying around.
  • Lavender - According to Ayurveda, lavender is known to decrease heat in the body and mind. I always like to rub 1 drop of lavender in between my palms and inhale for a few seconds. Any oil left over on my hands, I then rub along my neck and chest. I also LOVE to make cold compresses with frozen wash cloths and lavender essential oil in the Summer time. This is great to use for kids who play sports, or even adults who spent a little too much time in the heat and need a cool down.
  • Peppermint - This scent is SO refreshing whenever you're feeling tired, nauseous, or even unmotivated. I usually like to just inhale it, as its the menthol can provide a tingly, yet cooling effect when applied topically. If you do use it topically, MAKE SURE TO DILUTE, and keep away from those pretty eyes of yours. Like I said, just simply sniffing this scent, or using it in your diffuser is a great option. However, if you are wanting more you can put a drop or two (preferably mixed with a carrier oil) on the bottom of your feet.
  • Sandalwood - Derived from India (where it gets pretty darn hot), Sandalwood is known for its cooling, and calming properties. If you're not a fan of Lavender, this scent may be a great alternative as it's a bit on the earthier, woody side. In Ayurveda, sandalwood is known to cool Pitta dosha, as it's said to quell the flames of the fire element. Ultimately restoring a calm and clear mind. Another great thing about sandalwood, it's said to stop excessive sweating according to the Ayurveda world, making it a great option to dab on your underarms when it's super roasty toasty outside.

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