Step Into Summer!

Summer is right around the corner and no matter where you live, summer means more time enjoying the outdoors and being in the heat. Whether you’re hitting up the pool, parks, or even a family beach trip these tips are going to be your BFFs! Here are some of my favorite ways to stay hydrated, cool, and keep my skin moisturized!

Water

Let’s be honest… water is boring, but it’s so vital to keep healthy on a daily basis. Some studies show dehydration can impair mood and brain function. Nobody wants to be cranky, right? The recommended daily amount is 64 ounces. That may sound like a lot (because it kind of is), but when you break it down it’s 8 glasses, 8 ounces each. Not too bad!

18423769_10100165647983398_2937542817498401268_nI like to jazz up my water with Lemon Essential Oil to ensure I’m drinking enough throughout the entire day. Especially after sweating in the sun or a fun outdoor activity like kayaking!

I’ll drink a 12 ounce glass of water with 1 drop of Lemon first thing in the morning to start the day off right and then incorporate different oils like Grapefruit, Tangerine, and even Peppermint to change things up!

*Only use glass or stainless steel when drinking essential oils in your beverage.

Lemon oil has a bright and uplifting taste and some studies show it can support detoxifying actions in the body. Double win!

Keeping Cool

Moving on to our summer afternoon… We’re lounging by the pool sipping on our Lemon water. It’s about noon and that sun is blazing! I found this awesome cooling mist recipe on Pinterest. I’m so excited to use it when I’m relaxing poolside!

18275248_10104516248334102_293844842250722960_n + 1 small glass spray bottle
+ 2 tablespoons witch hazel
+ 2 tablespoons distilled water
+ 8 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients into the glass spray bottle, shake, and spray on the back of the neck when you’re feeling overheated.

I can’t wait for you to feel cool and refreshed! Also, don’t forget to apply sunblock every 2 hours.

After Sun Moisturizer

So you’ve been out in the sun all day relaxing or playing in the water. Now it’s time to take that post-sun cold shower. You get out, dry off, and look in the mirror to find your skin is looking and feeling red hot! Lavender (soothes skin irritation and smells AH-mazing), Frankincense (can reduce inflammation and slow aging signs), coconut oil (moisturizes), and aloe vera (soothes skin) are the perfect combo to cool off your skin and give it the moisture and repair it so desperately needs.

It would be terrible to get to the end of summer with dry, leathery skin!

18301170_10104516204681582_1185904399819475901_n+ 1 medium glass spray bottle
+ Half cup aloe vera gel (try to find organic aloe vera gel at your local health store)
+ 2 tablespoons organic fractionated coconut oil
+ 10 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
+ 5 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil

 

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+ Combine all ingredients into the spray bottle
+ Shake, spray on, and rub into your entire body
*You can also add 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil for extra moisturizing and antioxidant support

Now I’m officially ready for summer!

How about you?

Let me know your favorite summer activities in the comments!

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