For all the fantastic things about summer (camping, cookouts, swimming, vacation, longer days, and who could forget the all-time classic – s’mores?), there are equally challenging aspects of this season (bugs, bugs, more bugs, excessive heat, pains from being more active, and skin issues from sunburn to poison ivy)!

One of the great things about doTERRA is the versatility of our products, so let’s jump into this guide of not only how to SURVIVE summer, but how to enhance it, so you can pluck even more enjoyment out of the longer days ahead.

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” -Russell Baker

Spending more time in nature is truly a keystone of this splendid season. Whether it be gathered with friends around a grill or alone on a solitary hike, you will likely encounter some unwanted guests (no, we aren’t talking about Karen, the neighborhood gossip who crashes all the block parties). Mosquitoes, ticks, no-see-ums – oh, my! This summer, don’t leave home without TerraShield by doTERRA. This blend has been scientifically shown to repel insects more effectively than other synthetic insect repellents without the cocktail of harmful ingredients. Just apply several drops to exposed skin and openings in clothing before you head outside.

Other products to support your outdoor adventures:

  • Lavender: Promotes restful sleep*
  • TriEase® Seasonal Blend: Provides relief when seasonal threats are high*
  • Peppermint Beadlets: Supports clear breathing

The summer sun beckons us to be more active, and our bodies might take some time to adjust after not being used as much over the colder months. doTERRA can support you through the seasonal burst of activity in many ways! Need increased energy and endurance? Take Mito2Max Energy & Stamina Complex before your activity! Go too hard and your muscles are screaming at you?  Slather up with Deep Blue® Rub. Here are some additional products to stock up on to keep your feeling energized for all your summer activities!

  • Slim & Sassy® TrimShake: Provides essential nutrients and helps manage weight*
  • LifeLong Vitality® Pack: Helps maintain overall health and wellness*
  • DigestZen® Softgels: Alleviates an upset stomach*

The same sun that calls us to move our bodies can also leave our skin feeling a bit… fragile. Here are some products to ease skin issues once you’ve found yourself back indoors.

  • Lavender
  • Melaleuca
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Helichrysum

As an extra special bonus, here are some of my favorite essential oils for summer cooking!

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Coriander
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Wild Orange

Tip: Apply a couple drops of Peppermint essential oil to the bottoms of the feet and a drop to your drinking water to cool your body during a hot day.

I hope this guide serves you well through the coming season of fun in the sun and you are able to relax, get active, and truly squeeze as much enjoyment from summer as possible! After all, it only rolls around once a year.

As always, if you have any tips or tricks that you didn’t see in this post, tell me in the comments! I always love to hear from my followers!

Happy Oiling!