Surviving the Last Bit of Summer with Essential Oils

Co-written by Rebecca Bickett and Jess Malloy

Even though Fall is so close you can almost smell it, summer is giving us one last hot kick in the pants. Giant spiders everywhere, melted chapsticks you left in the car, and that humid, sticky heat. You can try and will autumn into existence with your favorite sweater and a cup of hot tea, but until it starts cooling down, there’s no need to be miserable. Here are some ways you can use doTERRA essential oils to cross the finish line into fall without breaking a sweat.
  • Keep out unwelcome visitors. Spiders (and other bugs) are not big fans of peppermint. Add a few drops with water to a spray bottle and go to town around your door and window frames. Bonus: Your home will smell like peppermint!
  • Add Peppermint to cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated. Even when you don’t have the time for a full bath, adding a mix of water and peppermint essential oil to your feet can help keep you cool. Fun Fact: When you apply mint to your feet, a signal is sent from the cells in your feet to your brain indicating that they are cool. Your brain is tricked into thinking your feet are cool!
  • Headache from the heat and drastic weather changes? Add two drops to your water or to the back of your neck to ease the pain.
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist. This smoothie might be the little boost you need to make it through the day. Not to mention, peppermint is a natural stimulant and can give you a little boost of energy.

Peppermint Chocolate Protein Smoothie

1.5 cups water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 banana chopped (I like to use frozen bananas)
1 cup spinach
2 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil

Put ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Serve in your favorite glass!
Next week we have a high of 88 degrees, but with a little bit of help, we can make it to the crispness of fall. The studio keeps doTERRA Peppermint oil in stock to accommodate your needs, so be sure to grab a bottle on your way out of your next class.