DO YOU LOVE BURNING CANDLES BUT CAN'T FIND THAT PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN SUMMER HEAT AND CANDLE BURNING ?
WE HEAR YOU... AND WE HAVE A FEW SUMMER SCENT HACKS TO KEEP YOU COOL THIS SUMMER.
If you can’t handle a candle right now, skip down to our DIY essential oil cooling mist. But if you are jonesing for that right summer candle, see below :-)
GOOD TO KNOW
Reasons why burning essential oil candles is good in hotter weather;
KNOW YOUR AROMATHERAPY
Essential oils have been shown to help activate cool sensing nerves in the skin when applied topically. It motivates similar sensations aroma therapeutically, making things feel a bit less hot. Candles are a great way to enjoy aromatherapeutic benefits - the heat moves the scent into the air, and once in the air, the scent will slowly enter the blood stream via the lungs and encourage changes via the olfactory receptors.
SO…WHAT ESSENTIAL OILS HELP US COOL DOWN ?
Eucalyptus + Lavender - top of the list, these are also the two essential oil ingredients in our Lavender Candle.
Peppermint, Spearmint, and Orange - think summer citrus and cool mints. We recommend our Bergamot Candle which includes two of these summer oil essentials - citrus and peppermint! Perfect for hot days.
Lastly, and somewhat surprisingly - Vetiver! The roots where this oil derives from grow deep into the cool earth and can provoke the same cooling sensations in our body. Try burning our Vetiver Candle on hot nights at home.
FOR SKIN + ROOM - HERE'S OUR FAVORITE DIY COOLING ESSENTIAL OIL MIST
A quick easy mist for those super hot days. Tweak this recipe as you like, add or subtract oils according to your preferences. Just keep in mind that oils ming and eucalyptus can be overpowering. Adding a few links below for resources.
You will need:
4 oz Amber Glass Spray Bottle (Amber bottles are best to keep sunlight out which can turn essential oils bad quicker.)
A disposable pipette for each oil if the glass bottle does not include it.
Distilled water (usually available at your local grocery)
Peppermint Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Witch Hazel (optional)
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops Orange Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil