Summer is great for going outdoors and energizing your soul. dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend combines the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form a unique and harmonious blend to bring the outdoors in. Citrus Bliss is not only nice for uplifting your mood, but can also be mixed with water for a perfect solution for wiping down countertops and other surfaces while producing a fresh, sweet scent. Use doTERRA Citrus Bliss by mixing 2 drops of Citrus Bliss with 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Peppermint. Gently blend and apply to temples and inhale to help improve your focus.
Save money and reduce the amount of chemicals in your home this summer by making your own citrus air freshener with essential oils.
Outdoor Essential Oil Safety
The sun is inviting and it’s often a boost to go outside and get that natural vitamin D. However, be aware that some of your family’s favorite citrus oils should be avoided topically before direct sunlight or exposure to artificial UV rays.
When ultraviolet (UV) radiation, a form of radiation which makes up approximately 10 percent of sunlight, comes in contact with particular substances it can initiate a series of chemical and biological reactions. This immune system reaction is known as photosensitization. Some essential oils contain organic compounds known as furocoumarins that make some people’s skin more sensitive to the effects of UV radiation. When photosensitive skin is exposed to UV radiation, it may cause the formation of free radicals, inflicting damage to cellular membranes, organelles, and proteins. Acutely, this may result in temporary darkening of skin pigment and irritation, much like a sunburn. More extreme exposure may cause hives or burns. Keep reading to find out which oils and blends to be aware of.