After a spring of April showers and May flowers, we can finally rejoice. Summer has arrived! The terraces are open, the sun is shining, and summer vacations are just around the corner. The only downside: no early sunsets! So how do you get out into the great outdoors and deal with the blazing sun and virulent mosquitoes?
The joys of summer: allergies, insects, and sunburn
After the pandemic winter we have all been through, we almost forgot that the other seasons also have their fair share of surprises in store for us. With 40 ° C days in the heart of the Paris region and the introduction of the tiger mosquito in France, these summer months are not easy. Not to mention that with climate change, pollen levels are now much higher!
If you have allergies, fair skin, and sweet blood, summer may not treat you well. But we won’t shame you over aspects of your life you can’t control. Through the SelfCare1® programs, we have thought of all of you who experience summer inconveniences. Thanks to a few simple and natural remedies, you can enjoy summer 2021 with confidence.
Our selection of special summer essential oils
You will need soothing and anti-inflammatory essential oils so you can take care of skin battered by the sun and mosquitoes. Aspic lavender is essential for soothing insect bites and sunburns.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and its “ice cube” effect, peppermint will also be very useful to you. It will reduce the itching and burning sensations associated with sunburns. Combined with healing oils such as petit grain bigarade or rosewood, it will allow you to obtain mixtures that you can use daily for your skin care routine.
When it comes to allergies, let's not forget the essential oil ravintsara, which has been discussed so much this winter. Inhaled or applied onto the skin, it clears the respiratory tract that can soothe people sensitive to the effects of pollen. Its immune-stimulating effect will not be forgotten either since the onset of summer often goes hand-in-hand with accumulated fatigue and lowered natural defenses.
How to use essential oils this summer?
Our personalized essential oil blends can be applied onto the skin. This method will allow you to achieve soothing care based upon your needs, whether you have seen too many mosquitoes or exposed yourself to many UV rays.
To clear the respiratory tract in case of allergies, we recommend wet inhalation. Your SelfCare1® connected device will automatically add the right blend of essential oils to your bowl of hot water so that you can complete your inhalation safely. After a wet inhalation, remember not to leave your home for at least an hour.
If it is not doable for you to inhale, you can turn to skin application. Apply your personalized mixture to the chest: the effect will spread on its own into the respiratory tract. Remember to prepare your personalized blend in advance and take your SelfCare1® container with you so you have plenty of the mixture to relieve yourself all day long!
The SelfCare1® app for summer issues
Our SelfCare1® app automatically calculates hundreds of recipes with just eight essential oils. Indicate your need (for example: Bye mosquitoes or Sinus freed) and the application will suggest a mixture of essential oils and a mode of usage.
On the recipe page, you will find all our recommendations and warnings so you can use your blend safely. The application takes your profile into account so it can offer you a personalized selection of oils.
Our natural summer wellness tips
Want to go further ? Here are some simple and healthy tips to make your life easier this summer:
- lemon eucalyptus: place a drop of this essential oil into a cup or onto a pebble to keep mosquitoes away.
- loose, white clothing: so you can avoid attracting those mosquitoes who are immune to the lemon eucalyptus.
- sunscreen: a classic summer staple. But had you thought about using it daily to protect your face from the harmful effects of UV rays?
- shea butter: being a rich and restorative natural butter, it’s perfectly suited for skin relief after exposure to the sun. If you use 100% natural raw shea butter, you can add our essential oils to it.