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Oils for Those That Love the Outdoors


If you are an outdoors enthusiast (and you know who you are), you’d much rather be outside than almost anywhere else. Whether you are the hard-core type that gets out there no matter the season or weather, or if you live for those brilliant summer skies to appreciate nature, take essential oils along for the ride.

First on our list is the TerraShield® Outdoor Blend. No matter the activity, everyone should keep this blend with them during their outdoor adventures. It is an effective, natural repellent that leaves out the nasty chemicals. Aside from TerraShield, there are plenty of other “outdoor” oils to have one hand, too.

Going Out in the Sun

At the beach or the campground, everyone needs to get outside and enjoy some time in the sun for the mood-boosting and vitamin D benefits. However, make sure you pack these skin-friendly oils to keep cool and refreshed.
 

  1. Peppermint: Apply in in a roller bottle directly to your skin when you need to cool down most. Or, add a few drops to a spray bottle with water for an all-over cool down. You can also drink it in your water for a refreshing boost.
  2. Lavender: An excellent after-sun oil when you’ve spent all day out on the waves, use Lavender to soothe your skin. It can be combined with Peppermint in this after-sun spray for the greatest benefit to your skin.

Dealing with Bugs

No matter where you are, the creepy crawlies are too. Avoid them, or soothe away irritation with the help of these surprising oils:
 

  1. Peppermint: That’s right, not only does it help with the heat, it repels bugs naturally. Wear it on your skin or in diffuser jewelry.
  2. Lemongrass: Rub into your skin right before hitting the trail to naturally repel insects.
  3. Purify: Bug bites happen—if you couldn’t keep all the bugs away, apply Purify directly to bug bites to soothe away irritation. Purify also helps with environmental threats.

Combating Seasonal Threats

Don’t let potential problems keep you indoors, take these oils with you to fight back against seasonal threats when they occur.
 

  1. TriEase® Softgels: If you don’t have these on hand, you can also blend together Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint in a Veggie Capsule.
  2. doTERRA Breathe®: Rub onto your chest, or add to your palms, cup your hands around your nose, and inhale the aroma to help minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
  3. Lemon: Taken in a Veggie Capsule, Lemon can be helpful in assisting with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  4. Tea Tree (Melaleuca): Taking Tea Tree oil internally provides protection against both environmental and seasonal threats.* 

General Body Care

Take care of yourself out there and give your body the soothing assistance it needs with these last two essential oils.
 

  1. Frankincense: Sometimes our bodies just need something extra to feel right at the end of a long day outside. Massage into your hands and feet after a long day of hiking for a warming and soothing sensation.
  2. Deep Blue®: This cooling and warming essential oil blend is perfect for tired feet or muscles and can help you keep going. It’s also infused in the rich, topical cream of Deep Blue® Rub for larger areas.

This list is not exhaustive by any means, but it is a good place to start. There are plenty of other oils that could be helpful in the great outdoors. What are some of your favorites?


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