Summer should be a time to slow down and relax—in theory the perfect time to take better care and nurture yourself. But with this high-activity season in full bloom and vacations looming, making wellness a priority can seem impossible.
It’s easier than you think to incorporate healthy practices into your daily summer activities—and it’s particularly enjoyable when you incorporate the pleasurable scents and restorative benefits of aromatherapy.
Essential oils are more than simple fragrances that can freshen up a room or make our skin smell better. Essential oils are pure, volatile oils extracted directly from plants and have many functions within the plant. Their efficacy comes from their chemistry—naturally occurring constituents that determine how best they are used to support our health and well-being.
Try these five summer wellness practices that get even better with the help of essential oils. Check out pure path essential oils online to explore more essential oils.
Lavender Essential Oil
Uses: Aromatic & Topical (choose Lavender Vitality for internal use)
Lavender is universally regarded as one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils, and the uses for this plant are almost endless. Lavender essential oil is one of the main Young Living products because it offers a host of benefits and a sweet, floral aroma.
Lemon Essential Oil
Uses: Aromatic & Topical (choose Lemon Vitality for internal use)
Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. It takes about 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle of lemon oil.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Uses: Aromatic & Topical (choose Frankincense Vitality for internal use)
Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, balsamic aroma that is highly revered for its ability to increase feelings of spirituality and inner strength. Known for a broad range of uses, Frankincense features prominently in Young Living’s skin care line of products.
Ginger Essential Oil
Uses: Aromatic & Topical (choose Ginger Vitality for internal use)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Vitality essential oil is distilled from the root of the ginger plant and lends itself to a wide variety of applications. Ginger Vitality essential oil benefits are derived from its naturally occurring constituent’s zingiberene and beta-phellandrene.
Thieves Essential Oil
Uses: Aromatic & Topical (choose Thieves Vitality for internal use)
Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products.