When your upstate NY television weatherman says it could possibly hit 100 tomorrow, you know it is hot. I don't know about you, but there's nothing worse than being outside when it is a scorcher out there -- it even hurts to touch the steering wheel. Realistically, I likely will be proclaiming that there is not much worse than a foot of snow and a high of 2 degrees in January. :)
In all seriousness, the heat + humidity can make you feel like a hot, sweaty mess. Let's be honest here. In this type of weather, most of us double check to be sure our deodorant is working properly. Some of us check for sweat marks. And we hop in the pool, the lake or into a cool shower to stay cool and fresh. It happens to all of us!
Did you know, though, that certain essential oils can help your skin feel its best on days like this?
In aromatherapy, Lemongrass Essential Oil has been traditionally used for its stress reduction benefits. It is a wonderful natural deodorant and antiperspirant.
Lemongrass has a high geraniol and citral content, which makes it effective at repelling pesky mosquitoes without using harmful ingredients such as DEET. You could say that Lemongrass is the PERFECT summertime essential oil!
Another oil that is ideal for summer is Coriander Essential Oil, which is you may know as Cilantro. Yes, Cilantro and Coriander are the same thing. Cilantro, often found in Mexican dishes, is the Spanish name for Coriander. It's also known as Chinese parsley.
Did you know that Coriander is a powerful deodorizer? Research also shows that this oil has anti-bacterial benefits. Another perk is that If your skin is feeling sensitive or irritated, it will feel cool and soothing.
When you combine the two oils, you have our Freshen Up Beneficial Blend! Add it to your body oil, body lotion, body cream or shower gel. Your skin will thank you!