Summer is at its peak in UAE. You do all that you can to reduce the summer heat and cool down the interiors. Planting indoor plants and using cooler are just a few ways to cool down your indoors. But do you know that some essential oils can bring in a soothing and calm feel to your interiors thereby reducing the intensity of the summer heat? Yes, essential oil has that power to bring in a cozy and comfortable feel to your interior.
Here are a few must have essential oil for summer and how to use them.
Peppermint oil: Peppermint has a cool, refreshing smell that creates a chilly feeling to your indoor area. Fill a bottle with water and a few drops of peppermint oil, spray it like room freshener. You can even dip peppermint oil in a cotton ball and place it on your body for a cool feel.
Lavender oil: Lavender has a soft floral scent and would blend well with citrus oil like lemon and orange. Add few drops of lavender oil to the diffuser or in a spray bottle and spray it all over the house for a sweet floral scent. Lavender oil also has an antibacterial property which makes it ideal to disinfect the house.
Lemon oil: Being a citrus oil, lemon oil has an uplifting and cooling feel. It blends well with other citrus oil like orange oil, floral oil like lavender, as well as sandalwood oil. Even placing few freshly cut lemon can do wonders to your indoor. It has anti-viral property and is helpful in disinfecting the house especially during flu season.
Orange oil: Being a disinfectant and a refreshing oil, it is ideal for use during summer months. But unlike other citrus oil, the smell of orange oil tends to fade very fast. Thus, it is advisable to use it along with other citrus oil or lavender oil.
Pine oil: Pine also has a refreshing smell and has anti bacterial property. This makes it ideal for use as a home cleaner. It also helps fight headache which is very common during UAE summer.
Sandalwood oil: Sandalwood has a heavenly smell and is highly therapeutic. It works best when combined with other essential oils. Sandalwood oil has an antifungal property and helps in getting rid of body odor during summer. If used in the diffuser it helps in relieving stress and anxiety.
Using essential oil to cleanse the air is becoming quite common nowadays. The secret in using essential oil is the right blend which not only provides a refreshed feel to your indoor but also disinfects and cleans the indoor air thus making it fit for all.