Summer brings so much heat that it may have you looking for ways to cool off. Luckily, there are several essential oils that are known to cool skin. Make up a DIY essential oil cooling spray for the next time you need to cool down.
Take advantage of these cooling oils in your homemade cooling spray, check out the recipe below.
Cooling Essential Oils for Skin
Here are the three best essential oils that are known to cool the skin. You can use any of these essential oils for cooling:
- Peppermint essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Basil essential oil
- Or use a blend of oils
I think peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil make a nice combo.
DIY Cooling Spray Recipe
Here is the perfect cooling spray for summer.
- 4 oz glass spray bottle
- 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
- 20 drops total of Peppermint, Eucalyptus or Basil oil
- Distilled water
Directions: Add essential oils and aloe vera gel (not jelly, aloe vera gel is liquidy), swirl bottle to mix. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water or witch hazel if preferred. Shake well to mix together and before each use.
To Use: Shake then spray on skin to enjoy the cooling effects. Keep away from the eyes. Place spray bottle in the refrigerator or in a cooler for an even more refreshing cool mist.
General Essential Oil Precautions
Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.
When using essential oils on skin be sure to use only high quality, 100% pure essential oils that are safe to use topically.
Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.
If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.
Newbie to Oils? Read More: Essential Oils for Beginners