7 Essential Hacks for Summer

6th July 2019

Summer has finally arrived!  To fully enjoy the best of what summer has to offer we have compiled 7 essential hacks to make sure you enjoy it!

1. Keep hydrated.

We are told to drink loads of water all the time, but when it is hot it is even more important.  Keep a jug of fresh water in the fridge, and flavour it with a couple of drops of doTERRA Lemon oil, for a fresh taste and some secret health benefits.  You will also save money and time buying and slicing lemons.

2. Be sun safe.

Always keep protected from the suns rays when you are outdoors.  A good sunscreen is an absolute must, but also remember your hat if you are going to be in direct sunlight.When it comes to sunscreen, it is recommended to use a factor 30 or higher, especially on those very hot days.  Don’t be fooled though, a cloudy day doesn’t mean that you don’t get exposed to UV rays.

Another idea we love is to make up your own sunscreen.  Mix 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil fractionated coconut oil in a 60ml spray bottle.  This promotes a lovely gentle sun kissed tan and keeps your skin soft and silky, as well as protecting it.

3. The dreaded Hay fever!  Do you wear your sunglasses in summer – not to be trendy or protect your eyes, but to hide your streaming eyes fighting the effects of hay fever. Hay fever season can be a nightmare and short of taking an antihistamine every single day there are other hacks you can try.  Try a roller ball filled with lemon, peppermint and lavender oils, diluted in coconut oil It really works.!  Carry it around in your handbag and apply it to your wrists, inside arms, neck and temples when needed.  This is great for kids too.  Even though it contains lavender I promise you won’t be smelling like granny soap.

If you are really struggling, be sure to use the shower and change your clothes whenever possible after being outside.

Finally, we have to mention TriEase softgels which were developed to protect against seasonal an environmental elements and to promote a healthy respiratory system when needed the most.  Each softgel contains equal parts of lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils, known for their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response when taken together.

4. Time for Holidays – Getting a family packed up for holiday isn’t easy.  The lists are endless, and something always gets forgotten.  We travel with an essential oil kit – a few simply oils and roll-ons that mean we are ready for whatever might happen.  A favourite for this is Peppermint which is perfect for travel sickness – and any tummy troubles.  It is also great for cooling down. 

5. The Staycation – not everyone gets to go on an aeroplane, but I am a bit fan of the staycation.  A mini beach day visit to Tayto Park, or mini-break to the Irish seaside.  There is also great fun to be had at home.  Why not create a holiday in the garden.  Set up kids tents, blankets on the lawn and create an adventure map and treasure hunt.  Finish off with a picnic lunch and a homemade ice cream.

6. Summer Snacks – we eat differently when it’s hot, but although a sneaky 99 is a great treat it is nice to have some other ideas prepared.  We love the idea of frozen grapes – simply pop them in a zip lock bag and freeze.  It is like eating a very refreshing sweet!  And one grape goes a long way.  Another great idea is to make frozen yogurt bark.  Simply lay out your chosen yogurt on a baking sheet, swirl in some honey and if you like add a few drops of  doTERRA oil. .  Top with berries, nuts or fruit and freeze.  Once frozen you can break it into shards and serve!

7. Bugs beware!  There is nothing worse than getting ready to enjoy a great summer day.  Chairs are outside, snacks made, and you are infested by flies. bees, ants and more.  There are simply things you can do to make your time less hazardous.  

In a diffuser mix 5 drops of lemongrass and encourage the wildlife to choose another location.  You can also mix up a spray or use Terrashield to spray on your skin.  Perfect for camping and as a bonus Terrashield is 10% off this month.

If you have any queries about any of the products mentioned in this post, please feel free to contact Mike and Sinead below.

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