Summer is a time to relax, loosen up, and enjoy what this magical season has to offer. However, there are a lot of not-so-magical things about summer, too: bug bites, sunburn, and insomnia, just to name a few. Below are some of our favorite all-natural remedies for summer’s most common ailments, so take notes and stay fabulous all summer long!
Bummer: Every al fresco dinner and bonfire beach night you’re getting eaten alive.
Solution: Now Essential Oils Bug Ban
When you put a few drops of this potent oil blend into a diffuser (never onto your skin!), it will tell those annoying blood suckers to buzz off. Plus, you’ll be left with a subtle fragrance of rosemary, lemongrass, thyme, and citronella that smells infinitely better than the citronella candles from your childhood.
Bummer: You never reapplied your sunscreen after swimming and now your face is lobster red.
Solution: LOLI Beauty Aloe Blueberry Jelly
When your skin is raw and sensitive from sunburn, it’s even more important to make sure whatever you put on it is all-natural. LOLI’s soothing and food-grade Aloe Blueberry jelly is a wonderfully moisturizing and light gel packed with potent extracts of aloe vera and blueberry juice. If your sunburn is feeling hot, keep the jar in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
Bummer: It’s the first night of your vacation and you can’t get to sleep.
Solution: Instasleep Mint Melts
InstaSleep ticks all the boxes for those who occasionally have a hard time getting to sleep, but are very wary of sleep aids. They’re non habit-forming, drug free, and gluten free. They have a great mint taste and dissolve instantly in your mouth (no water required) which makes them perfect for travel.
Bummer: Your summer underarm situation is out of control.
Solution: Puremedy Deodorant
Summer and sweat go hand in hand, so ditch your aluminum and chemical-packed deodorant for an all-natural option. Puremedy’s Deoderant boasts potent extracts like Pine, Eucalyptus, and Elder Extract to draw out toxins and kill odor-causing bacteria. Also, traditional deodorants have nothing on its heavenly lavender-herbal aroma.
Bummer: You took a tumble on your night out, and you have a nasty scrape on your knee.
Solution: Boiron First Aid Calendula Cream
Calendula has long been prized for its healing, protecting properties; which is why it is the star ingredient in this effective first aid cream. You can use this versatile cream for scrapes, cuts, burns, and – that most aggravating of summer woes – chafing.
Bummer: Your flight has been delayed, you’re tired, and your stress levels are through the roof.
Solution: Bach Rescue Pearls
Summer is full of stress, but luckily these natural calming pearls are here to help. Full of active herbal ingredients to help you keep calm and stay focused, these tiny pearls dissolve easily in your mouth and go to work instantly. Next time you’re feeling out of control stress, take one of the stress rescue pearls, listen to a quick meditation podcast, and get your balance back on track.
Written by: Mallory Huron
Pictures from Loli Beauty and InstaSleep