There is something about the warm summer sun on your skin that helps you set good intentions, and I believe summer is the perfect time to prioritise your happiness and wellbeing, to help you find balance. Aromatherapy and essential oils, with their remarkable aromas and therapeutic properties, can be valuable allies in achieving your wellbeing goals. So, take five minutes with me to explore the five best essential oils to incorporate into your summer routine, to enhance your mood, restore equilibrium, and promote a sense of wellbeing!
If you have any questions about aromatherapy or essential oils, please do ask one of our expert therapists who work with them every day! They can be very potent, so remember to never put a pure essential oil directly on your skin, they will always need a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) to dilute them.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil: To uplift and energise
The bright and zesty aroma of Sweet Orange essential oil can instantly lift your spirits and infuse your days with positivity! This citrus oil can help to boost happiness and reduce anxiety with its refreshing and invigorating scent. Sweet Orange oil works to revitalise both the mind and body, promoting a sense of enthusiasm and vitality.
How can you use it? Add a few drops to your diffuser, massage it into your skin with a carrier oil, or blend it with other oils for a delightful summer fragrance that will evoke feelings of joy and contentment.
Peppermint Essential Oil: To refresh and cool
Beat the summer heat with the refreshing and cooling properties of Peppermint essential oil. Known for its ability to uplift your mood and improve mental clarity, this oil provides a burst of freshness during hot summer days. Its invigorating scent can alleviate fatigue, while its cooling effect soothes sun-kissed skin and has also been known to relieve headaches caused by the sun’s intensity.
How can you use it? Dilute Peppermint oil with a carrier oil and apply it to your temples or add a few drops to a cool compress for a quick pick-me-up, bringing balance and rejuvenation to your summer routine.
Lavender Essential Oil: To calm and relax
To find tranquillity, I love to turn to the soothing embrace of Lavender essential oil. With its gentle floral scent, Lavender oil promotes relaxation, alleviates stress, and can help you achieve a restful night’s sleep.
How can you use it? It is a versatile oil which can be used in various ways, such as adding a few drops to your bathwater, diffusing it in your bedroom, or blending it with a carrier oil for a soothing massage. I highly recommend booking in for our Lavender Poultice Massage (£195 for 2 hours).
Bergamot Essential Oil: To uplift and balance
Bergamot essential oil, derived from the peel of the Bergamot orange, possesses an exquisite citrusy scent with floral undertones. This unique aroma promotes feelings of happiness, while its calming properties can help alleviate anxiety.
How can you use it? Diffuse Bergamot oil to uplift your mood and create a harmonious atmosphere or blend it with carrier oil for a delightful massage, that balances your emotions and nurtures your wellbeing.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: To harmonise and invigorate
Ylang Ylang essential oil, with its rich, exotic fragrance, has long been celebrated for its ability to evoke feelings of joy, sensuality, and inner peace. This floral oil is known to reduce stress and anxiety, balance emotions, and enhance self-esteem.
How can you use it? Diffuse it to create a serene ambiance, mix it with a carrier oil for a luxurious body moisturiser, or add a few drops to a relaxing bath for a revitalizing experience that nourishes both body and soul.
Until next time,