Out of the five senses, the sense of smell is the most closely linked to memory and emotion. The smell of pine triggers instant memories and emotions of christmas time, and the smell of cookies reminds many of comfort and childhood nostalgia. Your summer events will all benefit from the addition of a refreshing summery scent to remember it by. These essential oils can be added to a diffuser to fill an area, or mixed into a spray or lotion to be worn out.
- Lemon, orange, lime
- Orange, eucalyptus, cedarwood
- Lavender and basil
You could also add citronella oil to any of these to act as a natural bug repellent - an important part of any outdoor gathering in the warm months. These scents will go perfectly with any summer gathering around a grill, a beach or lake, and a huge plate of fresh watermelon.
*Essential oils can be toxic for some pets, so be sure to check with your vet before diffusing around your furry friends
**If adding to a lotion or spray, be careful to avoid sensitive skin such as your face or anywhere recently shaven, or do a patch test to check for irritation.