Surviving the Last Bit of Summer with Essential Oils
Co-written by Rebecca Bickett and Jess Malloy
- 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