This morning I was thinking about how to stay cool in this heat and made some spritzes with essential oils, I thought I’d share them with you.

Mix a couple of tablespoons of witch hazel with five drops each of lavender and peppermint essential oils. Funnel into a little spray bottle and spritz yourself to your hearts content, avoiding your eyes, of course. Lavender and peppermint lift the spirits and feel cool on the skin.Experiment with various amounts of oil until you find the most pleasing intensity. You can also use these essential oils for different effects:
Bergamot: Mellows nervous anxiety, eases insomnia
Lemon or lime: Lifts mood (skin spritzed with citrus oils can become sun sensitive, so dont use these when you’re outside)
Rosemary: Enhances concentration
Rose: Soothes the skin and is said to ease grief
Clary sage: May help chill out hot flashes

For insect bites
A dab of lavender oil directly on a bug bite will ease the sting and reduce swelling and inflammation.
Note: Find essential oils at good health-food stores. Make sure the label says “100% pure essential oil” so you know you’re not getting a perfume or synthetic product.