Summer has arrived full blast across the country this week! Almost everyone is experiencing 90-degree weather and sweating up a storm. I’m so lucky living in Denver because there is little humidity, but coming from the Washington, DC area—I know humidity and believe me I don’t miss it!

I have been thinking about summer and have a little education about some doTERRA Essential Oils and products that can make your summer easier so that you appreciate the season!

First, there’s a little warning. I don’t know about you, but I love the citrus oils (lemon, lime, tangerine, green mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) and they just remind me of summer and freshness. But, they are sun sensitive. DO NOT PUT ON BODY AND GO OUT IN THE SUN! You can develop redness and sometimes a rash. Save these for diffusing in your home or office and cooking, and not for going out!

There are a number of products that I don’t leave the house without taking before or during my outdoor excursions.

I have some seasonal allergies and take a TriEase capsule every morning and have gotten rid of the leaky nose, sneezing and post-nasal drip.


I always put these in my bag when going to the pool, beach or on a picnic—TerraShield, Peppermint and OnGuard Sanitizing Mist. TerraShield is my go-to spray for bugs and mosquitos, especially where those bugs carry diseases.


Now if you are really hot, I always carry Peppermint. I rub it on my neck and the cooling is amazing! I’ve even put it on a woman in my class who was having a hot flash and she had instantaneous relief. I love it!!!


Between eating, rubbing suntan lotion on, putting our hands on chairs, towels, and etc.- I love to use OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Mist on my grandchildren and myself. Kids are always getting dirty (which I think is great) but you don’t want them eating with filthy hands. Spray a little OnGuard on and they are instantly clean and ready to eat.

These are just a few summertime aids that are easy to apply and make your hot days a little brighter. I want everyone to enjoy his or her summer and just have plain FUN, so why not make it easier? And, one last thing—don’t forget to cover yourself with sunblock and all the children—it’s a must! Do you know that one bad sunburn as a child can lead to skin cancer? So make sure you apply every couple of hours!

If you have any questions or would like to hear more about these products, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am always available for questions and education.

Have a great summer!


P.S. I’ll be sharing more and more information on my Facebook page: Naturally Wendy. Please join me, you won’t regret it!!

Wendy Martens, MA, doTERRA Wellness Advocate

“Changing health and wellness one person at a time!”