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Jul 11 2012 If your summer holiday is chock full of fun plans, the last thing you want is to feel under the weather.  However, all of those fun summer activities can expose you to germs, allergic reactions, and flat-out exhaustion. Luckily, it’s easy to make the most out of your summer holiday AND keep your health in tip-top shape! How?

 1. Relief for mosquito bites and allergic reactions 

Allergy Calm Roll On with anti-inflammatory essential oils like Blue Chamomile, Lavender and Hyssop, is a powerful weapon in the fight against bug bites, sunburns, rashes, and other allergic reactions. It can even help your blisters and bruises heal faster — an absolute gift from the heavens when you try out those new hiking boots or spend the day getting bumped around in whitewater rapids! All you have to do is apply it liberally to the affected areas, and you’ll instantly feel better. After all, summertime is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors — but the last thing you want is for your dream summer holiday to turn into a nightmare because of itchy or burned skin!

2. Manage motion sickness 

Even the best travel tips don’t offer much in the way of motion sickness. Unfortunately, though, whether your summer travel is by air, land, or sea, you can fall victim to motion sickness. Luckily, the essential oils in our Memoria Blend, Spearmint, Peppermint, Rosemary and Cardamom can help combat the headaches, fatigue, and sluggish feeling you get from all of that bumping, gliding, and driving. Just put 2 drops of oil on a paper towel, and inhale the scent. Or place the paper towel in the car’s air conditioning vents.

3. Reduce your chances of developing heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Want to enjoy the summer heat and stay safe? You’ll need plenty of water on hand. Another thing you need to have nearby? Essential oils with natural cooling properties — like Peppermint and Spearmint. When you spray your body and face with our Alerta Body Mist, it will lower your body temperature.  As a result, your odds of developing heat exhaustion and heat stroke go way down! You  will instantly feel refreshed, no matter how high the mercury climbs!

4.Get over jet lag

All of that summer travel can make you feel like a glamorous jet-setter. But, unfortunately, all of that jet-setting can leave you completely jet lagged — and that’s definitely not a glamorous feeling! Instead of downing a bunch of coffee or sleeping your summer holiday away, Lemon,  Grapefruit and Bergamot in our Citrus Delight Essential Oil Blend can really help. When you get to your destination, take a bath with 5 drops of this essential oil blend included to feel rejuvenated. Need some special treatment for your feet after running through the airport, standing in an endless line at security, and sitting cramped in coach? Just add 5 drops of Energia Essential Oil Blend to a bucket of warm water, and spend some time letting those poor feet soak.

5. Conquer your cold

You probably think of colds popping up during those damp, freezing winters — but a nasty cold can pop up during your summer holiday, too. If you don’t want to sniffle through your beach vacation, tap into the power of essential oils like Eucalyptus, Lavender, Ravensara, and Tea tree. All of these oils are included in our RESPIRO Immune Support Essential Oil Blend.  Put a couple of drops on a tissue and breathe deeply. 

6. Loosen up sore muscles

Outdoor activities make you work all kinds of muscles that normally don’t see much action. Instead of pumping yourself full of ibuprofen at the end of the day, a simple aromatherapy blend can give you all the relief you need. Massage your sore areas with Pain Begone Body Oil.   That way, you can feel free to take on the day — without worrying about being in excruciating pain by nightfall! If all of that muscle soreness is accompanied by physical exhaustion, the essential oils in Energia Blend, Rosemary, Pine and Litsea Cubeba can instantly make you feel alert and refreshed. As helpful as aromatherapy is during the summer, you can take advantage of it all year long.  At Aromandina, you can learn how to use aromatherapy to boost your health 365 days a year! © 2012, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
   
Jul 05 2012   Whether your summer travel plans include time on the beach, camping with the kids, hiking with your sweetie, or a long car trip, all of summer’s heat and humidity can leave you feeling… well… yucky.  In addition to sweat and grime, you’re dealing with sticky suntan lotion, stinky smoke from your grill, and residue from all of that bug spray you keep having to slather on! So, how do you take full advantage of your summer holiday and still feel clean and fresh? By tapping into the power of aromatherapy! Forget about all of the complicated travel tips.  Instead, with the right blend of essential oils, you can feel cool and refreshed — even on the hottest of days!  Before you head out on that next summer trip, be sure to follow these 5 tips:

1. Invigorate yourself with mint

Spearmint and Peppermint essential oils both have natural cooling properties, so these essential oils will make you feel fresh and alert. Whether you’ve just finished a long hike or spent the day in the car, all you have to do is add 5 drops of oil with a bowl of ice water and use a towel to rub it on your skin. You’ll instantly feel cool, calm, and collected. And, if you’re planning on being out in the hot sun for a prolonged period, infuse a towel with either of these oils and wrap it around your neck. All you need to do is get a bowl full of ice water, add 5 drops of oil, and stir. Then, just give your towel a good dunking, wring out the excess water, and you’re good to go! Combine that mint-infused towel with plenty of fluids to drink, and you’ve got an instant prevention tool against things like heat exhaustion and heat stroke!

2. Clean off with Lavender

 

If all of that heat and humidity leaves you feeling sticky and gross, you’re not alone. Luckily, Lavender essential oil can help! It’s got antibacterial properties, so you’ll be able to get rid of any germs you’ve picked up during your summer travels. You can actually make your own antibacterial wipes with some water, some oil, and a towel. Just add 5 drops of Lavender to a bowl of ice water, stick your towel in, wring out the excess water, and you can clean off your hands, face, or neck. Plus, you’ll get a nice cool down in the process! To keep clean on the go, infuse some towels ahead of time, and stick them in a plastic bag. That way, you’ll have an antibacterial wipe anytime you need it! And unlike those antibacterial gels and wipes you see in the store, lavender actually smells good! It has a clean floral scent, instead of that toxic chemical smell that you get from most other antibacterial products. No matter how sticky or grimy you feel, lavender will make you feel much better!

3. Get some sunburn relief with a moisturizing blend 

 

  A summer sunburn can leave you looking and feeling absolutely awful. Not only is it terrible for the long-term health of your skin, but the pain and discomfort from a sunburn can ruin your entire summer holiday! Luckily, aromatherapy fans can get some relief with the right blend of essential oils. Start with 1 ounce of Jojoba Oil. Since it’s a great moisturizer, it will keep your skin from drying out — meaning you won’t have to deal with as much itching and peeling as you normally would with a sunburn. Then, add 5 drops of cooling  Blue Chamomile essential oil, so that your sunburn won’t burn quite as badly. And, finally, top it all off with 10 drops of Lavender. Since they have anti-inflammatory properties, Lavender and Blue Chamomile can prevent the aches and pains that come with sleeping or even sitting with a bad sunburn. This blend won’t just make you feel better; it will also make you smell better! Instead of dousing your skin in traditional sunburn remedy creams and sprays — and smelling like a medicine cabinet — this blend can leave you smelling fresh and floral!

4. Use essential oils to tame your tummy

If you’ve accidentally downed some foreign water during your summer travels, drank too much of the spiked punch at your friend’s barbecue, or eaten too many summertime treats, it can leave your stomach feeling downright awful. Luckily, when you rub essential oils like CardamomGinger, and Fennel essential oils over your stomach, it can help relieve stomach cramps and spasms associated with diarrhea, food poisoning, and other tummy troubles. Combine 5 drops of each essential oil with 1 oz Carrier Oil and massage your abdomen with circular movements. Just remember to drink plenty of fluids to prevent your stomach issues from turning into dehydration. If plain water doesn’t sound good to you, check out my recipe for Ginger-infused iced tea!

5. Fight off bugs with our own BUZZ OFF  Natural Bug Spray

Buzz Off has Eucalyptus Citriadora. This essential oil is actually approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to keep bugs at bay. Like those traditional bug sprays, BUZZ OFF can keep you from swatting and scratching. But unlike traditional bug sprays, it’s gentle enough to use on even the youngest members of your family. Plus, it smells much better than all of those chemical-laden bug sprays! Ready to make the most out of your summer holiday? You can find all of the essential oils listed here — and so much more — by logging onto www.aromandina.com!   © 2012, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.    

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