Global Warming Is Heating Up Summertime Temps To Record Highs Yet Again–Here Are Some Essential Oils To Help You Cope


Yet Another ‘Hottest Summer On Record’ Hits The Northern Hemisphere: Essential Oils Are A Great Natural Way To Find Sustainable Relief

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It’s getting warmer, there’s no doubt about it. Anyone who says otherwise is either deluded by mindless partisan propaganda, a shill for big oil, or simply in denial. And what happens is that, as the earth heats up, people crank up the air conditioning higher and higher, thus burning more and more fossil fuels, thus exacerbating the problem.

How can we ever hope to reverse or even simply halt the continual rising temperatures if we can’t break this cycle?

Luckily there are some natural ways you can adopt that have been used by people for millennia that can help–without making the greenhouse gas problem any worse.

Some solutions are pretty obvious–drink plenty of water, try freezing homemade juice pops in ice cube trays with toothpicks–and some are less so. Caribbean peoples have long known that eating spicy foods actually helps cool you down in sweltering heat: by causing your body to break out in a sweat, the natural cooling mechanism of the body is kicked on and the evaporation cools you down.

But one great natural source for cooling is not as well known: essential oils. Here are few great ones to get you started.

• Lemon Eucalyptus Oil – Long known to be a tremendous anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, it doesn’t take much of this powerful oil to relieve symptoms of inflammation from sore muscles or joints. The great thing about eucalyptus in the summertime though–aside from feeding adorable koalas–is its cooling effect. An added summertime bonus as we spend more time outdoors is that the Environmental Protection Agency recommends lemon eucalyptus oil as an effective mosquito repellent.
• Lavender Oil – This calming oil not only helps the body adapt to and deal with stress, it also is quite effective for soothing the sting of summertime sunburns. And even without the added ouch of sunburn, a few drops on a hot summer day can instantly cool you off. The added bonus of the stress relieving effects of lavender are just the icing on the sweet-smelling cake.
• Frankincense – Far from some exotic, extinct substance we only need think about around the holidays, frankincense is a powerful relaxing agent. In addition to helping to cool the skin, it is also a great anti-itching agent for mosquito bites or poison ivy rash.
• Peppermint – Peppermint oil not only aids your ability to focus and stay alert, it also is a tremendous cooling agent. A great way to take advantage of this is to keep a spray bottle of water handy with a few drops of peppermint oil diluted in it. A quick and cooling spritz can really recharge your batteries!

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