6 Essential Oils For Your Summer First-Aid Kit

6 Essential Oils For Your Summer First-Aid Kit

Going away from home sometimes requires us to adapt to certain changes to which our body does not always follow. Sunburn, mosquitoes, digestive problems, bruises, bumps... In this article, you'll find our top essential oils to take in your first aid kit for dealing with the inconveniences that travel can bring.

1. Spike Lavender

Fast-acting on stings and burns.

Spike Lavender is the healing and analgesic essential oil par excellence. It is traditionally used on wasp stings or bites from small venomous animals. Its cleansing and soothing properties also make it very valuable when it comes to minor burns or any sort of fungal growth on the skin. If you stayed out in the sun a little too long, this essential oil is for you. 

2. Peppermint

Occasional travel sickness, tension in the head/neck/shoulders and digestive support.

Peppermint is a must-have in the world of essential oils. This refreshing, cooling oil is excellent in particular for occasional digestive discomfort, supporting concentration and heaviness in the head. If you're on a long road trip, peppermint provides a quick and easy way to stay alert and focused on the road. Simply apply a drop to the side or back of the neck, or use with our Car Diffuser or Mistilia Diffuser. Peppermint provides a very pleasant refreshing effect, however, it should be avoided with children under six years of age and by pregnant women.

Be careful, however, not to confuse Peppermint with other mints such as spearmint, for example. Indeed, these mint essential oils have very distinct virtues.

  • Olfactory route : smell directly from the bottle, put on a support such as a tissue or even add a drop to the car floor mat.
  • Internal use : discover our Peppermint Mini-Caps. 

Synergy tip : To create an after-sun moisturizing synergy, simply mix 50 ml of calendula virgin plant oil with 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Apply this synergy in the evening after your shower. This combination will give you lightly scented and deeply nourished skin.

3. Tea-tree

Cleanse & purify.

A true multifunctional essential oil, tea tree is helpful in the case of small acne spots, canker sores, colds and even scratchy throats. As an added bonus, you can  put a drop of this oil on toothpaste to promote oral hygiene and white teeth.

  • Topical application : After cleaning the area of concern, apply 3 to 4 drops of pure tea tree essential oil for 3-4 days. 

4. Ylang ylang 

Relax and let go

Ylang ylang essential oil, which means “flowers of flowers” ​​or “scent of all scents,” has important uplifting and relaxing properties. On vacation, use it to let go of your everyday cares and worries.

Synergy tip: Ylang-ylang essential oil is generally not applied pure but diluted in a virgin plant oil. For summer, here is a blend that not only tones and enhances your skin, but allows you enjoy the aromatic benefits of ylang ylang, too. Simply mix 50 ml of carrot vegetable oil with 5 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oil. Apply the mixture every evening, working it in properly for a guaranteed healthy glow.

5. Lemongrass

SOS mosquitoes and muscles/joints.

Lemongrass essential oil's purifying and soothing properties make it a must-have for your first-aid kit.

Ward off "flying pests".

...And soothe itchy bites (for mosquitoes that still managed to get through).

Soothe discomfort in muscles & joints.

Blend lemongrass essential oil with lotion or virgin plant oil and massage into muscles/joints.

  • Atmospheric diffusion : 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil in a diffuser.
  • Topical application : 3 to 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil diluted in virgin plant oil or in lotion on exposed limbs at dusk to protect from potential pests. It is important to always dilute this essential oil in a carrier such as virgin plant oil if applying it to the skin.

6. Helichrysum

The first-aid oil par excellence.

Helichrysum, also called "Immortelle", is a very powerful anti-trauma essential oil. It can be used for minor bruises, bumps, scratches, etc. It is also used to reduce scars and promote healing once a wound is closed. To find out more about this essential oil, go to the blog article “Mysterious Italian Helichrysum”.

  • Topical application: 1 to 2 drops of pure helichrysum essential oil after trauma to soothe discomfort.

Synergy tip : To reduce a bruise, mix 10 drops of helichrysum essential oil in 50 ml of Arnica Virgin Plant Oil.

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