The 3 doTerra Oils in My Summer Backpack

Connecting with Nature is a foundation practice of Zententional Living. By connecting with Nature, we can discover our passion and purpose and live our True Self.

The right essential oils in your outdoor go-bag can enhance and support your outdoor experiences, making them more enjoyable. Keep reading to discover my top 3 oils for outdoor summer fun, and feel free to comment on your top picks and uses in the Comments box. I’d love to learn new ideas from you!


According to doTerra, Purify cleansing blend, is an airy herbal combination of Lemon Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Citronella Grass, Lime Peel, Tea Tree Leaf, and Cilantro essential oils.

Its recommended uses include diffusing to purify the air in a room and adding Purify to the rinse cycle of your laundry. This really helps with ridding clothing of sweat and odors.

My go-to use, aside from adding it to the laundry, is to moisten a few cotton balls with Purify and place these in my gym bag, backpack, gym shoes, or hiking boots after a full day out in Nature. Believe me, you will have the best smelling bags and shoes. Try placing these moistened cotton balls in your car air vents as well.

TerraShield Spray

doTerra promotes this blend as your go-to outdoor companion, and I agree! It is a blend of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower, Tamanu Seed, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip Plant, Lemon Eucalyptus Leaf, Litsea Fruit, Vanilla Bean Absolute, and Arborvitae Wood. It is a beautiful balance of sweet and woody notes.

Recommended use is as an alternative to alcohol-based bug sprays.* Best of all, as a pre-diluted oil, it makes topical application a breeze, and it does not leave you feeling sticky.

My go-to use, aside from using it as my outdoor bug spray, is to use it as my indoor bug spray. Every spring, I spray a thin layer around doors and windows to keep the ants and other bugs at bay. One application is good for months and the house smells great! Just make sure that when spraying on bare flooring, that you wipe up the excess to avoid slips and falls. Use caution if you have pets!

Tea Tree Touch

Tea Tree Touch is an herbal scented oil that comes in roll-on form. It is already diluted with fractionated coconut oil, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

doTerra’s recommended use for Tea Tree Touch include using on fingernails and toenails to keep them healthy and clean.* Also recommended is rolling it on the bottom of your feet for an uplifting boost.*

My go-to use for Tea Tree Touch is as a soothing relief to bug bites.* As a roll-on, this oil can be conveniently carried in a purse, pocket, or backpack. Tea Tree Touch works great on mosquito bites, relieving the itching almost instantly.* This oil is the natural partner to TerraSheild spray in my backpack and purse, making them the perfect summer couple!

What’s in your backpack?

Let us know what your go-to summer oils are and why. If you have a favorite summer diffuser or food recipe, feel free to share that as well. I love experimenting with my oils. I am guessing that I am not alone in this 😊

*“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

Published by Lindsey Foose

Lindsey is a Wellness Empowerment Coach and the founder of Zententional Living. She is the author of Awaken your Zenses, Nature Meditations and Mantras. She is a Level II Reiki practitioner, traditional Feng Shui practitioner, and Essential Oils Specialist dedicated to empowering individuals and families to live mindfully through intentional practices of self-care and self-healing. Visit to learn more! Follow on Instagram and Facebook via @zententionalliving

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