Sunburn, stings, dizziness: which essential oils to relieve summer ailments?

Sunburn, stings, dizziness: which essential oils to relieve summer ailments?

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Essential oils are good allies for the summer, as long as you know how to use them.

Are you stressed about flying? Do you have motion sickness? Today it is no longer necessary to dedicate an entire suitcase to your first aid kit, certain essential oils perfectly play the role of allies for the skin as well as for small health problems. Mint, lavender, tea tree, these are the essential elements that you must put in your suitcase to approach summer with serenity and lightness.

Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple or as a family, you’ve probably already had to pack part or all of your first-aid kit in your suitcase to deal with the various summer ailments.

An important weight that continues to increase the price of excess baggage, and even more CO2 emissions from the means of transport provided. Essential oils are emerging as the natural, featherweight solution to curing sunburn, mosquito bites, and other headaches and travel ailments that can easily ruin a vacation.

Peppermint, the all-purpose oil

Peppermint essential oil alone can save you from many unpleasant situations on vacation, due to its innumerable virtues. Offered in tiny bottles, starting at 10ml, this ally can travel in both the hold and the cabin to help you deal with certain summer vacation ailments. Considered a stimulant, the essential oil of mint, whose fresh smell will not leave anyone indifferent, already has the merit of giving a boost in case of lack of energy, but that’s not all…

This essential oil allows, if not treat, calm headaches, dizziness, sinusitis, rhinitis, even otitisthanks to its decongestant properties, and coping with motion sickness, including motion sickness, for adults and children (from a certain age). She is also recommended in case of indigestion, nausea and vomiting. The icing on the cake, she’s a real ally in case of itching. In local application, it will soothe mosquito bites, almost inevitable on vacation.

Lavender, the ally of damaged skin

If it is essential to carry sun protection in your suitcase to fight against the harmful effects of UV rays, no one is immune to sunburn, especially during the first days of exposure. Of course, we shouldn’t find ourselves in such a situation, but in case of burns, lavender essential oil will be your best ally. Known for its repairing and soothing properties, it will relieve discomfort related to sunburn and help the skin to regenerate more quickly. One thing also valid for irritated or itchy skin.

More generally, lavender essential oil proves to be a great companion for sensitive skin, more prone to developing eczema or psoriasis, for example. And like mint, it will relieve headaches, nausea and certain digestive disorders, which can also ruin part or all of the vacation.

Tea tree for small sores

You probably already have tea tree essential oil in your bathroom to purify your skin, and even more so to combat certain imperfections. But some of its must-see vacation properties are still too little known. It’s very simple, however, this essential oil is essential to fight against everyday ailments, apparently innocuous, but that can disrupt your stay.

Canker sores, ear infections, colds, sinusitis, sore throats, cavities, cold sores, and even urinary tract infections., are among the sores that can be relieved with tea tree essential oil. In synergy with other essential oils, it can also be transformed into a deodorant or antiseptic gel, just to lighten your suitcase a little more this summer.

Be careful, essential oils should not be chosen lightly. It is preferable to use natural and organic products, made in France if possible, and above all to read carefully the contraindications that can be numerous.

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