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10 Essential Oils for Outdoor Activities

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

Just about everyone looks forward to Summer. For most, it means times of fun outdoor activities with friends and family. BBQs, swimming, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, beach - these are excellent activities to help with reflection, relaxation and exercise. A little bit of sunshine and fresh air is a great way to rejuvenate after a stressful week.

Of course being outdoors is not without its hazards. Bumps, bruises, bites, cuts and scrapes are a common occurrences when amongst nature - and not just with the kids! So in this article I am outlining my top 10 Essential Oils for handling the perils of the great outdoors.

1) Lavender

  • Promotes restful sleep.

  • Soothes skin after being out in the sun.

2) Peppermint

  • Apply a couple drops of Peppermint essential oil to the bottoms of the feet and a drop to your drinking water to cool your body during a hot day.

  • Can alleviate an upset stomach.

  • Great for oral health.

  • Promotes clear breathing.

  • Helps with head and neck tension.

3) Tea Tree

  • After sun skin soother.

  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats.

  • Soothes minor skin irritations.

  • Helps purify and freshen the air.

4) Myrrh

  • Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat.

  • Soothes the skin.

  • This oil is slightly thicker and provides a protective barrier for cuts, scrapes, or scratches.

5) Helichrysum

  • Helps skin recover quickly.

  • After sun soother.

6) Cypress

  • Soothes tight, tense muscles.

  • Use about 20 drops to start a fire with wet wood.