Sunscreen Using Essential Oils
Sunscreen is your skin’s protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun. The UV rays of the sun occur on sunny days, cloudy days, in the middle of winter or the middle of summer. Those harmful rays make their way through the atmosphere no matter what the conditions.
Our problem is that we think of the sun’s UV rays as we get closer to the hot days of summer. Kids begin counting the days until summer vacation just after spring break. Parents do not begin to think about sunscreen until they see that first sunburn on their child.
Did you know that sunburns are a first-degree burn? As with any burn, you need to stop the burning to prevent further skin damage. You can spray the sunburn with Young Living LavaDerm Cooling Mist as necessary to cool the area and continue the spraying for several hours. You also need to apply 2-3 drops of Lavender, Spikenard or Idaho Balsam fir oil to the sunburned area. Pick one of the above oils. Lavender Oil is known for its burn healing properties. You can even use Lavender Oil on third degree burns. These oils will reduce inflammation and cool the skin. Repeat the oil to the skin 3-6 times per day or as needed.
Not all Essential Oils are created equal. To obtain the health benefits that you desire you must use only 100% Therapeutic/Medical Grade Essential Oils. Medical grade or therapeutic oils are essential oils that can be taken internally safely in the proper amounts. From whom ever or where ever you are purchasing your essential oils from, ask the question, “Can you safely take this essential oil by mouth in the proper amount?” If the store or person cannot answer this question with a yes, then the essential oil is not of medical grade. Young Living Essential Oils are 100% Therapeutic/Medical Grade oils. They can be safely taken internally (by mouth) in the proper amounts.
There are certain natural oils and Essential Oils that provide some protection from the sun’s UV rays.
- Sesame Oil –can block or reduce the UV rays by 30%
- Coconut and Olive Oils – can block or reduce the UV rays by 20%
- Aloe Vera – can block or reduce the UV rays by 20%
- Helichrysum Essential Oil – has the ability to filter out the harmful UV rays
Sunscreen Using Essential Oils Recipe #1:
Mix and apply as needed:
- 1 oz. Sesame Oil
- ½ oz. Coconut Oil
- ½ oz. Olive Oil
- 10 drops Young Living Helichrysum Oil
- 5 drops Young Living Lavender Oil
- 3 drops Young Living Chamomile Oil
Sunscreen Using Essential Oils Recipe #2:
Mix and apply as needed:
- 4 oz. Avocado oil
- 30 drops of Young Living Lavender Oil
Have a safe and fun filled summer!